Five years later, Banky W returns with The Bank Statements | The Guardian Nigeria News

After a five-year hiatus from the music scene, former Empire Mate Entertainment (EME) boss and R&B star Olubankole Wellington, known as Banky W, revealed he had finished recording his next album, The Bank Statements.

The Ebute-Metta crooner made the revelation during a conversation on the YouTube channel of pastor and certified relationship coach, Kingsley Okonkwo. Banky also explained the concept behind the album, which he says has a song for each month of the year.

He said, “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 last 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 like a life; this is called “bank statements”. If you think about your January through December bank statement, it’s kind of a snapshot of your life. What is important to you, what are you spending on? If you look at your bank statement from last year, it will just give you what your life is like, ”added Banky W.

Explaining the concept behind the new project, Banky W, who hasn’t released an album since his 2013 classic titled R&BW, said, “The album is called the“ Bank’s Statement ”because it’s Banky’s statement and also conceptually, and there is a song for each month of the year. “

“So there is a song for January and December because you have to start and end the year with God. There is a February song, which is Valentine’s Day; 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 lasts nine months and it is 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, ”said the former EME boss.

Commenting on the evolution of his former label Empire Mates Entertainment (EME Music) from a label to a media agency, Banky W said, “EME stopped the label business in 2017. We actually became a media and marketing agency. We work with businesses, influencers and advertisers. What people don’t know is that we’re worth more as an agency than we’ve ever been as a label, even at the height of our success.