Banky W sat for an interview with Punch to discuss his career in music and his foray into the movie industry.
He has no plans to rob his fans of his music, he said, and will be releasing 3 singles – one of them featuring Nonso Amadi – soon. He said:
People who know me well know that I am a very ambitious person; I am ambitious to a fault and I feel like I can do anything.
I dream big and I would literally work my fingers to the bone so I have no plans to rob my fans of my music. My music career is still going on and I cannot quit it for acting. I am still releasing Running After You, featuring Nonso Amadi, ‘What you doing tonight’ and ‘Love you Baby’, which was produced by Cobhams. The videos would be out as well.
He’s had a love affair with movie making, he said, as anyone who pays attention to his music videos would notice.
He said seeing himself on the big screen didn’t come as much of a surprise to him, as it’s something he’s been flirting with for a while. He said:
Anybody that has paid attention to my music videos would know that I have had this flirtatious love affair with the movie-making business because most of my videos are short films.
I tend to tell stories with my music videos because I have always been a storyteller.
In fact, from my younger days, I always considered myself as a writer before I saw myself as a singer or an actor. In that sense, watching myself on the screen was not much of a surprise because I have been flirting with it for a long time.
He also revealed tidbits on “The Wedding Party 2,” saying it’s a slight departure from the first installment. He said:
It is a slight departure from the first feature. The Wedding Party 2 focuses primarily on the accidental proposal and subsequent wedding of returning characters, ‘Nonso Onwuka’ and ‘ Deardre Winston’, played by Enyinna Nwigwe and Daniella Down.
Fans will see the hilarious consequences of their cross-cultural marriage unfold and catch up with the lives of their favourite characters.