Nigerian R&B singer and entertainment mogul, Olubankole Wellington popularly known as Banky W on Saturday announced his political ambition to run for the Federal House of Representatives Eti Osa Constituency under the flagship of Modern Democratic Party (MDP).
Banky W shared on his Instagram page:
They said we don’t have the money to run.. we say we our strength lies in our numbers. They said we don’t have the structure, we say we will attempt to build it. They said “what if you lose”? I say, what if we win?
You see, my entire life has been a story of just dreaming dreams, praying about those dreams, setting goals, and working until they come true. I can live with trying and failing. I can not live with not trying.
So while we may not have a godfather, we do have God. And we have vision. And intellectual capacity. And integrity. And the right intentions. And last but not least, a whole lot of hope.
At the end of the day, hope may be all we have, but I believe that it is all we need. Thank you and God bless Nigeria.
Since the singer made this known, his friends and colleagues in the entertainment have started declaring their support towards his political ambition.
His former artist under Empire Mates Entertainment (EME), Wizkid posted on his Instagram page to support his boss.
He captioned his post:
U already know how we Kaming!! @bankywellington u don enter no shaking! #WedeyYourback!!
Banky W before now has exhibited some leadership traits and attitude that signal he might be running for a political position but we never thought it’d be this early.
Kudos and all the best to Olubankole Wellington.