In a compelling revelation, Bankole Wellington, famously known as Banky W, the renowned Nigerian singer and music executive, divulged the genuine account of how he stumbled upon his former protege, Wizkid.
Contrary to widespread belief, Banky W clarified that the genesis of his encounter with the ‘Ojuelegba’ sensation wasn’t through social media but rather within the confines of a studio.
Dispelling any misconceptions, Banky W highlighted that Wizkid’s tweet seeking an opportunity was merely jest, as the artist had already been under his wing, and their online interaction was nothing more than light-hearted banter.
In a heartfelt video address, Banky W, now an ordained pastor, urged fans to maintain faith in God and their mentors while fostering a diligent work ethic.
Underlining the significance of active engagement during opportune moments, Banky W recounted the pivotal moment of discovering Wizkid while fully immersed in his craft.
He reminisced, “Let God and the helper that he would use find you doing something. For some people, God will only find you tweeting.”
Addressing recent online speculation, Banky W clarified the circumstances surrounding Wizkid’s initial contact, elucidating that their collaboration had already commenced long before the playful exchange on social media.
Shedding light on their professional relationship, Banky W reminisced about the momentous discovery of Wizkid’s musical prowess during a period of scouting for untapped talent, marking a turning point in their journey together.
Before their public collaboration, Wizkid had already left an indelible mark on the music scene with his collaboration with M.I. and his role as a backup singer for Kellz, demonstrating his dedication to his craft long before he joined Empire Mates Entertainment (EME).
Banky W’s affiliation with Wizkid traces back to 2009 when he officially signed him to EME, igniting a path that would lead Wizkid to superstardom with the release of his debut album ‘Superstar’ and subsequent chart-topping singles like “Holla at Your Boy”.
Wizkid’s meteoric rise saw him depart EME after the release of his second album, ‘Ayo’, in 2014, marking a new chapter in his illustrious career while solidifying his status as a global icon.