Banky W reveals his “bank statements”

Ferdinand Ekechukwu

R&B artist, Banky W has yet to retire from music. He wants music lovers and fans to know that. In fact, the boss of EME is ready with his new album titled “The Bank Statements”, years after taking time off. Although the music star released three albums and an EP before his latest body of work titled R&BW (2013), which was considered a cult classic. His previous albums include Back in the Building (2006), Mr. Capable (2008), The W Experience (2009) and Undeniable (2003) EP. In his spare time, he dropped a number of singles like Jasi, Jaiye Orimi, All I want Is You and Made for You, whose video starred his lover turned wife, Adesuwa Etomi.

Speaking about the upcoming “bank statements” during a conversation on the YouTube channel of pastor and certified relationship coach, Kingsley Okonkwo, the singer revealed that he has completed the recording of the album which is all about love, relationships. , of God, of country, of life: “I took a few years off. I once heard someone say that artists never retire; they just stop when they have no more stories to tell. And I’ve just lived a lot of lives over the past few years that I’ve been quiet in the music scene. I have a lot of stories to tell, about love, relationships, about God, about the country, about life. I recorded what I feel in life; this is called “bank statements”.

“If you think about your bank statement from January through December, it’s kind of a snapshot of your life. What is important to you, what you spend. If you look at your bank statement from last year, it will just give you what your life is all about.

Banky explained the concept behind the album, which has a song for each month of the year: “So the album is called Bank’s Statement because it’s Banky’s statement and also conceptually there’s a song for each month of the year. So there is a song of January and December because you have to start and end the year with God. There is a song from February, which is Valentine’s Day, so it’s a love song for my baby. My birthday is March, so there is a kind of song for my birthday.

“The ninth song on the album is for our son because the pregnancy takes nine months and it’s called ‘Champ Song’. It’s a very intentional, thoughtful, creative and powerful album. It’s actually my favorite record because now I can sing about love from a place where I currently live it.

During the YouTube show, Banky W (real name Olubankole Wellington) also discussed fame, family and faith in God as a Christian. The 40-year-old businessman and politician and former label owner also spoke about the evolution of his former label Empire Mates Entertainment (EME Music) from a label to a media agency.

“EME shut down the record label market in 2017. In fact, we have become a media and marketing agency. We work with businesses, influencers and advertisers. What people don’t know is that we’re worth so much more as an agency than we’ve ever been as a label, even at the height of our success, ”he said.