Connect with us

Yoruba Movies

How Combining Politics With Struggle For Child Affected My Marriage – Singer, Banky W Reveals

Published

on

Banky W, the Nigerian musician-turned-politician, has recounted how his marriage to Adesua Etomi endured difficult moments in 2019.

He spoke during the latest episode of #WithChude, the podcast hosted by Chude Jideonwo.

The ‘Strong Thing’ crooner said at the time, that he and Etomi were struggling to have their first child.

The singer said his wife had to take several medical procedures including in vitro fertilisation (IVF) which, according to him, took a toll on her health.

Banky W added that despite what his wife was going through, he could not spend enough time with her because of his political ambition at the time.

In 2019, the singer vied to represent Eti-Osa federal constituency at the house of representatives under the Modern Democratic Party (MDP).

He, however, lost to Babajide Obanikoro of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the poll.

According to him, the outcome of the election “strained” his relationship, particularly after they lost their first pregnancy — a set of twins.

“So, 2019 was a tough year, it was a seminal moment in my life because that was the year that we were running for office and at the same time my wife and I were struggling at that point to have a child,” he said.

“So we had started towards the end of 2018 entering 2019, we started doing IVF treatments. You know we had done a second one which is very difficult especially for the woman, when you leave the woman it becomes difficult even for you because you don’t know how to help.

“I mean you see her body go through so much pain and turmoil and difficulty and you as a man, you’re also running for office, so the one thing you don’t have is quality time and that’s the one thing you need when your wife is going through all of that.

“Whether it’s the community of people that are close to you or family. It feels like you’re being emptied on a daily basis. You’re giving everything you have and it’s not enough and then we lost twins because we were pregnant with twins and we lost them. Then we tried again, our relationship was strained. It was a tough time.”

The musician, who recently clinched the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) house of reps ticket, also reflected on dealing with negative opinions about his political ambition.

“It’s hard when people question your intentions. Bro, there’s been times I’ve been depressed,” he added.

“You know when you wake up and you’re trending on Twitter and the things people are saying are so hurtful and these are people that have never been had a conversation with you but they’ve made you out to be satan incarnate and you know that all I was doing was just following what I believe in and trying to do my best.”

GET IT NOW

Entertainment2 days ago

“I Am About To Do Something Crazy And Deadly”- Singer Harrysong Blows Hot Over What A Politician Did To Him, Calls For Intervention

Entertainment2 days ago

Carter Efe’s ‘Machala’ Debuts On Apple Music Top 100 Ghana Chart

Entertainment2 days ago

Carter Efe’s ‘Machala’ Debuts On Apple Music Top 100 Ghana

News3 days ago

Moment Ilebaye made several attempts to kiss married housemate, Kess (Video)

News3 days ago

Kevin Hart and wife, Eniko dance to Fireboy’s ”Peru” at their 6th anniversary

Entertainment2 days ago

BBNaija: ‘I Will Report You To My Village Elders’ – Chizzy Tells Groovy & Phyna After Seeing Them In A Lip-Lock

Entertainment3 days ago

This Won’t Be My Last Post – Singer, Classic B Writes, Reveals He Has Been Poisoned

Entertainment2 days ago

Netizen Prays Seriously For Tiwa Savage After A Video Of Her Completely [email protected] Hit The Net

Entertainment2 days ago

Bobrisky Peels Off The Second Layer Of His Skin – Claims They Are Dead Skin

Hollywood Movies3 days ago

Watch [Lyrics] Peruzzi – “Things I need”

News2 days ago

Parents, teachers stunned as students sing ‘I need Igbo and Shayo’ at graduation (Video)

News2 days ago

Na her pikin send her sure odds – Reactions as church mother is seen playing virtual bet in CWO uniform

Entertainment2 days ago

Gov. El Rufai Mocks Peter Obi & Supporters

SA Hiphop2 days ago

Mhaw Keys – Groove Cartel Amapiano Mix

Entertainment3 days ago

Kevin Hart And Wife Dance Joyously To Fireboy’s Peru At Their 6th Anniversary (VIDEO)

Trending