The biggest news in Nigeria today – bigger than the fact that it’s another Wednesday and no one can point to the whereabouts of President Buhari – is that Banky W is engaged to Adesua Etomi.
Nigeria’s number 1 bachelor (I’d limit his status to the entertainment industry but no, number 1, no buts) is finally getting married. This news is naturally amplified by the fact that Banky W has, for quite a while, being the only eligible bachelor in his circle of friends. A fact he’s often teased with on social media.
So, on this very blog post I will tell you 5 facts you probably don’t know about Adesua Adetomi and Banky W’s union. You probably might know one or two of these facts but for the sake of those who doesn’t, I decided to write this blog post. Without wasting much time, let’s go straight to the point:
1. BANKY W MET ADESUA ETOMI AT AN EVENT IN 2015
According to both Banky W and Adesua Etomi on their Instagram posts, Banky W met with Adesua Etomi at an event in June, 2015 where Banky decided to have her as his girlfriend as he was overwhelmed with her aura, and beauty as he described it on his Instagram post.
2. BANKY APPROACHED ADESUA ETOMI BY SLIDING INTO HER DM
Banky W approached Adesua Etomi by sliding into her DM a few days later he met her at an event in June, 2015. He introduced himself, and even made some silly attempts to make her laugh. He told her he planned to become her biggest fan, and asked if they could be friends. Apparently, she accepted the friend request. Lol! 😂
3. BANKY W AND ADESUA ETOMI ACTED WEDDING PARTY TOGETHER
The Wedding Party is a 2016 Nigerian romantic comedy drama film , directed by Kemi Adetiba that premiered on 8 September 2016 at TIFF Toronto and on 26 November 2016 at Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos. The film featured Adesua Etomi as Dunni Coker (The Bride) and Banky Wellington as Dozie Onwuka (The Groom).
The Wedding party follows the shenanigans that go on during the planning of a wedding in Nigeria. Dunni, a 24 year old art gallery owner and only daughter of her parents, Engineer Bamidele and Mrs Tinuade Coker, is about to marry the love of her life, IT entrepreneur Dozie, the handsome son of Chief Felix and Lady Obianuju Onwuka. The couple took a vow of chastity and are looking forward to a ground-breaking first night together as a married couple. Between matchmaking attempts on the bridal train, a wedding planner on a mission to succeed, the unruly behaviour of some ‘village’ guests much to Tinuade’s horror, Dunni’s uncertainty about her new husband’s faithfulness during the time of their courtship, amidst colourful aso-ebi, eclectic music, small chops, and souvenir drama, we begin to wonder whether Dunni and Dozie will get through their wedding reception unscathed.
4. BANKY W FEATURED ADESUA ETOMI IN HIS MUSIC VIDEO
Banky W released visuals to his song titled ‘Made For You’ which was shot in New York and was released on 28th February, 2017. The video was written and directed by Bankole Wellington which features Nollywood actress, Adesua Etomi. The video was released under EME & TILT Productions.
5. BANKY W AND ADESUA ETOMI ARE BOTH YORUBAS AND THEY WILL HAVE A YORUBA TRADITIONAL WEDDING
Although Banky W was born and he lived most of his early life in the United States, but it is notable that he was born into a Yoruba family judging from his real name “Olubankole”. Toluwalope Adesuwa Etomi on the other side was born in Owerri, Nigeria a town in Imo State. Her father is a soldier of Esan descent, while her mother is a civil engineer of Yoruba descent.
With these said, it is sure that they’ll have a Yoruba traditional wedding and also a white wedding. Sure banker! 👰🤵
THEIR AGES DIFFERENCE
Toluwalope Adesuwa Etomi was born in Owerri, a town in Imo State on 22 February 1988 (age 29) and Banky W was born in the United States on 27 March 1981 (age 36).
I bet you never knew all these, did you? 😜😜😜