Nigerian singer and actor Banky W has shared his experience with robbers, who asked him to entertain them after robbing him.
Speaking on ‘Monday Night Live’, a show hosted by Gospel singer, Tim Godfrey, Banky W said the incident occurred at Lagos Island and that he had been slapped severally on the face.
I recall that after a certain December 31 night ‘crossover’ service, I was on my way to the island after dropping a friend. On getting to where my friends were, I stopped and alighted. The next thing I felt was a slap on my face. Lo and behold, I saw four armed robbers. I opted to give them the key of my rickety car. They slapped me again, saying, ‘Who wants your car’? They told me to move to the back seat of the car while they used my car to rob others. They took my money, jewelry, phone, and cap.
At one point, one of the armed robbers told the others, ‘Let us take him to Ajah and kill him.’ I started begging them not to kill me. I told them I am a singer. They then asked me to tell them the songs I had recorded. When I mentioned ‘Ebute Metta’ ‘Capable’ and others, the robbers expressed surprise saying, ‘So you are Mr. Capable? Sing for us.’ That was the scariest free show I ever did in my life. I had to sing to armed robbers.Banky W – punchng.com
Banky W was born Olubankole Wellington and is also a rapper and politician, born in the United States to Nigerian parents. His family moved back to Nigeria when he was 5 and he started singing at a young age in his church choir.
He established his record label E.M.E. in 2002, later signing stars like Niyola, Shaydee, Skales, and Wizkid. His breakthrough debut album Back in the Building was released in 2005.
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