11 reasons why we are excited about Banky W and Adesua Etomi’s engagement.

Banky W ans Adesua Etomi

If you don’t know who Banky W and Adesua Etomi are, or that their engagement on the 3rd of May broke the internet, then you must be on the moon lol (or you aren’t Nigerian).

On the 3rd of May,  Banky W, soulful R &B Nigerian singer proposed to Adesua Etomi, an actress and his costar in the Wedding party. (Read my ‘The Wedding Party’ review here).

But this was no ordinary proposal. For one we (me and you nah or did you know about it? ?) had no idea they were dating. So let’s get down to……

BankyW and Adesua Etomi

1) They kept it low key.

To be honest the surprise element is why many people are tripping.  It is so hard to keep anything secret in Nollywood and they deserve a medal.

2) Movie became reality.

They went from playing a married couple in one of the most popular and highest grossing Nollywood movies to date to making it real.  A lot of people felt they had chemistry in the movie. Turns out they (we) were right.


3) They broke the story themselves with love filled messages to each other on Instagram. 

Who doesn’t love reading mushy love letters ? Plus he has a pet name for her. 

4) It appeals to our love of fairy tales and romance.

I mean there’s the dashing eligible famous singer and the beautiful actress/ pastor’s daughter, and the dashing singer loved the princess (sorry actress) enough to slay dragons , destroy all opposition and win her affection. Seriously isn’t this better than Disney and Mills and Boons??
5) It was such happy news.

Complete with sunshine and rainbows ?. We Nigerians welcome any good news in this recession time.

6) There was a proposal, plus such beautiful pictures.

Seriously who doesn’t love a proposal? This wasn’t a case of “they are dating”. Nah. It was a “I love her and she’s gonna be my fiancee” thingy. I love how calm she looks in the pic. She’s not jumping up and down and he looks so earnest. Plus she’s already been taken home to mama and dada ?.

7) She was not bedazzled by his looks, charm, fame or money.

She made him suffer ( in my best local Nollywood accent) lol. If  you read their love notes to each other , then you know Banky was the chaser and she didn’t pay him mind for a year and half.

8) Their story gives hope for anyone in the friendzone.

If Banky W, famous R&B star was friend zoned for a year and a half and managed to get out of it, Bros, there is hope ? .

9) People are really rooting for them.

They seem to be likeable and drama free people.  Seriously! No baby mamas or scandals trailing either of them. 

There was such major outpouring ofove and congratulations. Nollywood went all out to congratulate them. Rmd, Sola Sobowale, Beverly Naya, Lynxxx, Chioma Akpotha, Omotola etc.  Read Ireti Doyle’s post on Instagram. 

11) We have a Nollywood power couple.

Seriously! How many famous married Nigerian stars can we count apart from a few like Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva? It’s like we have our very own Angelina and Brad Pitt (minus the divorce) .

My observations

 1)It’s possible to have loyal friends and family who don’t go leaking your secret to bloggers. 

2) Fine boys also fast and pray. I kid! I Kid! 

3) Nigerians find humour in everything . The memes have been brutal. 

And apparently some people cannot separate life from reality. Beverly Naya (who played the scheming ex in the movie) had to write a post on Instagram on that. Someone told her not to bring lingerie to the wedding lol.

I have a job. I promise ?.

So who is with us. What did you find exciting? Do I dare ask if you even found it exciting? Don’t be like my friend who doesn’t like celebrity marriages oh.

Pics from Instagram handles of named persons and bellanaija.

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    May 7, 2017 at 10:52 am

    The news has been so heartwarming. I remember gushing and awwing all over the place. It’s so dreamy yet so real!

    I love the part where she mentioned that he fasted along with her. Banky W is sure a good guy. Happy for her. Happy for them. I wish them a happy fruitful marriage..

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      May 8, 2017 at 5:29 pm

      Yes oh. Me sef was gushing.
      Exactly! It’s the stuff of dreams yet it’s real life.
      Yeah! That part caught my eye. I am sure that played a role in her saying yes.
      Sure he is. Amen and Amen.

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    May 8, 2017 at 1:03 am

    Hahahaha Bisi! Those their love messages on Instagram were everything. I read and reread lol. Who no like love?
    I don’t even know what Banky sings but I have been seeing him on the news as an artist. I don’t know Adesua too but she’s such a charming girl. I literally just watched the movie before the news of their engagement broke the internet. So happy for them! May this one last.
    That meme with “linda” in it though. So mean!
    Bisi, you analysed it well for us.

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      May 8, 2017 at 5:39 pm

      Who no like love indeed ? ? I think there’s a romantic in all of us that love stories like this bring out.
      Not like I am a music person myself. The first time I heard him sing was for Etisalat’s 0809ja4life and I have watched a few flicks of Adesua’s. She’s so sweet. I love how she styles her natural hair even in the movies and of course in Wedding Party.
      Amen. From your lips to God’s ears.
      Lol. That was supposed to be Don Jazzy, considering Linda as his better half.
      Thanks dear. Thanks for dropping by.

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    May 9, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    My own is this wedding should be live streamed cos it’s OUR wedding!!
    I was over the moon like I was related or close friends with them. I loved loved them from the wedding party so this news was a “dream come true”.
    I pray for them. Their marriage is blessed for ever! So many lessons to learn from their story they’ve shared so far.

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      May 11, 2017 at 8:44 pm

      Yes oh. It is OUR wedding and we need to see the marriage livestreamed. Lol. I agree wholeheartedly.
      Plus we need more details jare. ?
      Amen and Amen. So many lessons to learn indeed.

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    May 11, 2017 at 4:23 am

    Bisi, it’s been over a week now since this news broke and I’m still smiling like a fool on top their matter. I love them together, I love their love, I love their pet names, o iud love everything about them. The way Nigerians showed them love was so heartwarming! This news was the best way to start May and I’m glad you joined in the excitement lol! Let’s not even start talking about the intro pics cos men that’s a story for another day

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      May 11, 2017 at 8:58 pm

      Awwww. We need to form a committee of interested parties in the romance/wedding of the year. Lol.
      I love them together too. Yes! I agree. That’s one of the most amazing genuinely happy reactions I have seen. You needed to see the way Bovi was criticized for a jokingly predicting gloom because of a misspelt word during Banky W’s proposal.
      Yes oh! Why shall I not shine teeth ? and join in the excitement ?
      Those intro pics mehn. The gift that kept on giving. Each one more beautiful than the last. The looks, clothes, love and laughter, and the gorgeous pictures. Amazing.

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    May 17, 2017 at 9:40 am

    I’m still not over this news!!! I was screaming to say the least.. Like their romance in the movie wasn’t enough they just came and i was ‘shooked’ lmao! They are so beautiful together (cute kids alert) and their love notes to each other is all the mushiness we need. The best part is they were lowkey the whole time!!!! They deserve awards tbh. As far as i’m concerned they better invite all of us to the wedding ooo, what am i saying sef…i already invited myself thank you!!


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      May 19, 2017 at 9:40 am

      ? I love your closing statement jare. It’s our wedding so they better invite all of us. And if not, we are inviting ourselves.
      I can’t wait for the wedding ehn. It promises to be aww inducing. I know her gown is going to be beautiful. And if they chose to write their vows, Sigh! It’s gonna be lovely. If their love notes to each other is any indication. Lol.
      Thanks Lade. And welcome.

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