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Why I am always hard on myself –Banky W

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After successfully carving a niche for himself in the music industry, popular singer Bankole Wellington, fondly referred to as Banky W, has crossed over to the world of acting and he is already gaining grounds there as well.

In a chat with Saturday Beats, the singer noted that the only reason he is able to achieve such strides is simply that he is his biggest critic. He said that regardless of how anyone rates his performances, they are never good enough for him.

The singer added that failure to criticise his works could lead to the end of his career.

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.

“I try to be my biggest critic and I consider myself as such. That is how I am about my music and businesses. I feel that the day you are satisfied with your performance and job, it is the beginning of the end because you would start to become complacent. I am always harsh on myself. So, even people think I have done a good job; I try to look at the one area that I can improve on. While I really love Wedding Party 1, I feel there were things I could have improved on. It is the same thing with the second part; I watch the movie and I look for my mistakes. I have not even started to watch the film yet; instead, I am looking for where I made mistakes. That is just the way that I am as an entertainer and performer.”

Apparently, the singer seems to be taking the acting gig seriously and this baffles most of his fans who believe that his involvement in movies would rob them of his music.

Allaying their fears, the singer told Saturday Beats that being an extremely ambitious person; he doubted if film-making would affect his music career.

Banky W 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.”

Speaking about his recent project, The Wedding Party 2, the singer turned actor simply 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. Banky W and Adesua Etomi are ‘Dozie’ and ‘Dunni’, Ali Baba and Sola Sobowale are ‘Bam-Bam’ and ‘Tin-Tin Coker’, Richard Mofe-Damijo and Ireti Doyle are ‘Felix and Obianuju Onwuka’ and Patience Ozokwor is ‘Adanna’, a feisty new addition to the cast,” he said.

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‘Live For Yourself And No One Else’ – Ubi Franklin Tells Fans

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Nigerian music executive turned blogger, Ubi Franklin has advised people to live for themselves and spend less time trying to please others.

Taking to his Instagram page on Saturday, the blogger recounted how he used to think other people’s marriages were perfect while his own was falling apart.

In his words;

“I remember when I was having issues in my marriage, I will admire how perfect others were from the outside and get very pissed that mine was falling apart while others were tagged relationship or marriage goals.
After 4 years of separation, I have watched my marriages I admired go bad and dirty.
Like they say, no man is Rich or poor, we are only a result of our current decision.”

Franklin then captioned his post with the words;

“Live for yourself and no one else.
Everything na scam, do you and make yours work in your own way”

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Peter Okoye Appreciates Fans As He Hits 10M Followers On Instagram

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Peter Okoye

Nigerian musician, Peter Okoye, also known as Mr P, has celebrated his 10 million followers on Instagram. The former P-Square member took to Twitter to appreciate his fans.

He also stated that he is on the route to a new journey, revealing that he is about to start a giveaway on the 1st of December.

In his words:

“Team P! Thank you so so much for the love and support! I really appreciate your patience and understanding! Yes I know it’s been over a year plus of No new music or songs from me! And trust me that’s exactly part of the game plan!

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I am not regular! …. I am different! This is a new journey for me so welcome to my world! Just wait for it! Fingers crossed Thank you once again Team P By the way! Give away starts on the 1st December”

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Tiwa Savage’s ‘Celia’ Makes Time’s 10 Best Albums Of 2020

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Tiwa Savage Leaves Fans Stunned As She Shares Raunchy Photos On Instagram

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Nigerian musician, Tiwa Savage, has been recognized by Time. This is evident in her album, ‘Celia’, making the list of their top 10 best albums of 2020.

According to their review of the album, Savage’s album is “characterized by an infectious buoyancy (as she) shows off an alluring chemistry with an array of artists, from Sam Smith to Davido to Naira Marley.”

Taking to Twitter, the Afro-pop star appreciates the heavyweight global media organization for recognizing her hard work and efforts in creating the album.

Read Also‘I’m Rooting For Burna Boy To Win The Grammys’, Says Tiwa Savage

Part of her write-up reads:

“I doubted many things but one thing I knew for sure was what a beautiful body of work myself and everyone involved created. We created MAGIC. Luke 4 16-30 ‘Only in his hometown and in his own house is a prophet without honour'”

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