Nigerian Music producer, Cobhams Asuquo has hailed Banky W because the singer and EME boss ventures into politics.
Cobhams additionally revealed how he refused to receives a commission for an advert he produced a few years in the past. In response to Cobhams who produced the advert’s track which Banky laid his vocals to, that single expertise he had with the singer makes him imagine he’s certified for the general public workplace he’s operating for.
See what Cbhams wrote about Banky under;
“The primary time I met Banky was in 2008. I used to be writing an Etisalat business and I wanted a sure fashion of voice on the track. I considered the contemporary new artist who sang the track “Ebutemetta” – BankyW. He was fairly contemporary on the naija music scene at the moment, so I didn’t know something about him. After just a few calls, I used to be in a position to monitor him down solely to be taught he wasn’t within the nation, however as a result of I used to be decided to get his voice on the monitor, I stalled the venture.
After we lastly bought into the studio to voice the business, we labored via the evening and I used to be struck by how skilled, hardworking and good-natured he was. He left fairly an impression on me, however the largest shock was but to return.
A number of weeks later, I known as him to substantiate that the consumer had paid for the job and I had a cheque for him, however as a substitute he flat out refused the cheque and didn’t wish to be paid! He stated he was simply completely satisfied to have performed the job. I used to be shocked. Why would an artist, particularly a brand new one refuse good cash for a serious marketing campaign for a giant model? I used to be completely blown away! However I used to be glad about how the story ultimately turned out. The consumer beloved the 0809ja track and wished to fulfill the artist who sang on it to see him and know if he could be all for additionally showing within the TV business. One factor led to a different and that’s how BankyW, a model new artist on the naija scene, turned an Etisalat ambassador and went on to carry out everywhere in the nation that 12 months for the model. I might later be taught that one of many ogas on the promoting company believed so strongly that Banky would ship on the business that he staked his wage on it. .
Quick ahead to the current, Banky and I’ve developed some of the treasured friendships I’ve in my life. With him I’m able to have powerful conversations. Nothing is off limits. He’s not ashamed or afraid to precise concord in a approach that others might take into account to be “uncool”. We turned neighbours at some extent and it wasn’t unusual for Banky to pop in simply to make it possible for I and my household had been doing OK, or to ask me to his home to hearken to music. We’ve labored on a number of initiatives collectively and every time, Banky would at all times along with his personal duties, place it upon himself to ensure I used to be doing tremendous. It’s turn out to be such that when I’ve to work with a bunch of individuals in an unfamiliar area professionally or geographically talking, simply understanding Banky is there fills me with reassurance that I might be OK. I recall a pal’s wedding ceremony we traveled for. I didn’t journey with an aide. Banky was the Bestman and in the midst of his greatest man duties, he would at all times come test on me to ensure I used to be OK. Now, at this level you’ll in all probability assume, “properly, it’s as a result of he’s your pal”, however the fact is that he’s this identical approach with everybody, not simply myself. It’s simply second nature to him to look out for others. He is likely one of the most naturally constant folks I do know and there are various others who would testify to this.
It’s a particular sort of individual (particularly in a time the place corruption, selfishness and greed have virtually turn out to be cultural “values”), that may begin with virtually nothing as he did, and through the years develop it into the profitable model and string of companies we see at this time with out tarnishing his picture; whereas additionally sustaining the identical stellar work ethic and optimistic perspective that anybody who has labored with him can attest to.
I do know as a result of all of it occurred proper in entrance of me. He has turn out to be an envoy to many manufacturers since we first met, and one factor anybody who has labored with him will let you know is that he’s at all times skilled, good spirited, conscientious and at all times able to roll up his sleeves and get to work. At work or play, he’ll at all times arrive a couple of minutes early or precisely on time, and provides his coronary heart utterly to no matter he needed to do.
In an business that’s very …”fascinating” to say the least, he’s remarkably selfless and really believes in love, service, friendship, togetherness and the facility of group over the facility of 1. He’s and has at all times been all these items and extra, not due to any agenda. It’s simply the best way he’s.
In a time the place originality is difficult to search out and is commonly known as to query, Banky is one individual I do know to be genuine. I feel that every one of this makes him a super candidate for the place he’s making an attempt to occupy. It’s not solely about how I’ve seen him behave with me, however about how I’ve seen him behave with others. I see no cause to belief anyone aside from one who has proven themselves to be who they really are; and who they’re throughout the board has confirmed to at all times encourage. This is likely one of the few instances in our Nationwide historical past, really good individual has taken that courageous, political step ahead to attempt to do some collective good. He’s a testomony to what you are able to do with slightly hope.
So I’m hoping that this time, we won’t let ourselves down. Sure, ourselves. Not him. As a result of we lastly have somebody who shouldn’t be on this race for himself, however for you and me. We lastly have an actual probability right here, one we’ve got lengthy waited for. We can provide this place to somebody who not solely really deserves it, however who WE additionally should have look out for US and OUR pursuits for as soon as as Nigerians. I assist @BankyW as he runs for the Lagos Eti Osa Federal Constituency seat within the Home of Representatives in 2019”