Banky W says he was asked to sing to robbers after they robbed him
Nigerian singer, Banky W, has recounted an interesting but sad story of how some armed robbers in Lagos asked him to entertain them after robbing him.
In an interview on ‘Monday Night Live’, he said that the robbers requested that he performs for them after taking away his possessions.
“I recall that after a certain December 31 night ‘crossover’ service, I was on my way to the island after dropping a friend. On getting to where my friends were, I stopped and alighted. The next thing I felt was a slap at my face. Lo and behold, I saw four armed robbers. I opted to give them the key of my rickety car. They slapped me again, saying, ‘Who wants your car’?”, he recounted
”They told me to move to the back seat of the car while they used my car to rob others. They took my money, jewelry, phone and cap. Continuing, he stated, “At one point, one of the armed robbers told the others, ‘Let us take him to Ajah and kill him.’ I started begging them not to kill me. I told them I am a singer.”, he continued.
Banky W added that ”They then asked me to tell them the songs I had recorded. When I mentioned ‘Ebute Metta’ ‘Capable’ and others, the robbers expressed surprise saying, ‘So you are Mr Capable? Sing for us.’ That was the scariest free show I ever did in my life. I had to sing to armed robbers.”
The artiste also recounted some interesting moments in his life including a move to join the army to get money.
“There was a time I almost joined the army because I was broke and wanted a pay cheque. Which job haven’t I done? I have sold knives and clothes. Every holiday, I used to take any job that gave me a room on campus because I didn’t want to return to my uncle’s house.” he said.
Bank W believes that he has struggled to get to his current position now as an astute musician and businessman.