Ini Edo,Akon,Toolz and Banky W
BANKY W’s surprise
birthday party on Tuesday March 27, 2012 at The Grotto in Victoria Island,
Lagos brought out a large number of A- list entertainers.
With so much love from fans on twitter, facebook and elsewhere, and a
guest list that included Akon, Psquare, MI, Tiwa Savage, Kel, Ini Edo,Skales, Toolz and others, the
R&B giant and EME Chairman had a time of his life!
“Even when I gbagaun, I don’t get half as many mentions as this ooh….
Thank you so much for the birthday wishes… God bless” the singer said to his
fans on twitter, earlier in the day.
Before The Grotto surprise party put together by his friends, Banky
told journalists in Lagos he plans to dedicate more of his time to
“helping young talents grow and do all I can to make the journey easier
for talented young people out there trying to build a career in music”.

“As I grow older, it’s becoming very important for me to play my
little part in developing this industry; to play my own role in empowering our
youths, and in extension, the nation. I’ll be happy if I can help more and more
upcoming talents escape the hurdles I passed through while coming up. Everyone
sees Banky W, Wizkid, 2face, Psquare
or D’banj – but people forget that for each one of us that makes it, there are
dozens others who fell by the way side; most of them could have made it if only
they got more support. I made it to where I am because of the love and support
from the media, my label, fans, promoters and my family. I think it’s my
responsibility, to make sure I support those coming behind. That’s what I’ve
done with Wizkid. We’re working on Skales now, and many more are on the
Banky W’s protégé WizKid was missing in action from his mentor’s
“Lagos party”, but he had a good reason- he was away in America
having series of sit downs and focused discussions with prominent
African-Americans and promoters ahead of the forthcoming EME tour. “Happy
Birthday to my big bro, Banky W. God bless you more Wizkid wrote in a Twitter shout out
to Mr W.
Banky W’s third Nigerian album titled R&BW is expected later this

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