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Why I Started Politics Despite Being A Pastor – Banky W Opens Up




Popular Nigerian musician, Olubankole Wellington better known as Banky W has disclosed, the reason why he ventured into politics despite being a pastor.

The singer cum pastor and politician during a recent interview with BBC disclosed that he combined being a politician and a pastor, because he wanted people to see that good people with the right intentions can serve the people and become part of the government.

Reacting to the death of popular Afrobeat star,  Ilerioluwa Promise Aloba known as Mohbad, Banky W said the authorities need to do proper investigations so as to unearth the real cause of the singer’s death.


The music producer while reacting to the recent judgment of the National Assembly petitions tribunal that called for a supplementary election for the seat of House of Representatives in Eti Osa local government area, said he believes that it is possible for him to still win the position.

Recall the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) declared Labour Party candidate Thaddeus Attah winner of the seat in the 2023 general elections that occurred earlier in the year.

Banky W came second in the polls as the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate.


Chukwuani Victoria is an entertainment and lifestyle journalist who's passionate about storytelling with years of experience in the industry. She holds a BSC in Biology and also obtained a postgraduate diploma in broadcast journalism at the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Ogba, Lagos. She likes to read, research, hang out with her friends and play scrabbles.