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My wife told me politics in Nigeria is dirty – Banky W reveals

Popular Nigerian music star turned politician, Bankole Wellington better known as Banky W, has said that he joined politics to make changes even though his wife, Adesua told him politics in Nigeria is dirty.
October 13, 2022
3:01 pm
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The ‘Lagos Party’ crooner, who is also the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representatives candidate for Eti-Osa Federal Constituency stated this during an interview on Arise TV ‘The Morning Show’ on September 12.


Narrating his passion for a better Nigeria, the music heavyweight who is also known as Mr Capable said, “I have participated in peaceful protests just like anybody that I know among my peers.


“But the goal of activism and advocacy is improvement and if you haven’t seen the impact you seek, then that activism is not enough.


“So, for me, the message started changing from just raising awareness via activism and advocacy to saying we have to start moving from protests to politics.”


“We have to start taking these energies and channeling them toward getting like-minds into the government and using that consensus of like-minds to get a change and that is where my mindset started changing and in 2018, I started feeling like the problem in Nigeria is top-down and the solution is from the bottom up.


“And I started thinking that if with my education, success, background, audience, following, and voice and I can’t stick my neck out that I can be a part of this system and can bring a solution to the table, who am I waiting for to get involved in the system?” he added.


Banky W then said: “So, in 2018, I prayed about it and I informed my wife and what she told me was that ‘you know politics in Nigeria is dirty and I know your heart and I know the system is what it is and I don’t want anything that will soil your hands’ and I told her that the truth of the matter is politics will always be dirty and dangerous until good people start to be intentional about putting like-minds in the system.”


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