After Wizkid gave reasons for missing Banky W’s weddings, both traditional and white, Nigerians called him out and gave him some heat. As if that was not enough, angry fans dug up pictures of when Banky W picked Wizkid from the slum. Banky W’s wedding.
Recall that Star Boy had disclosed the reason why he did not attend Banky W’s white wedding in Cape Town, South Africa. According to the popular Nigerian musician, his passport was withheld and so he could not travel to South Africa for the white wedding like he promised after missing the traditional wedding at Victoria Island, Lagos.
Banky W’s wedding
To explain his absence in South Africa, Wizkid wrote:
“God bless my big bro @bankywellington and our new wife @adesuaetomi. God will bless you with happiness and abundance of Joy as u start your new life together! Missing this day is something that will forever make me sad, But this is not about me, its abt you! Enjoy Happiness and love forever ! #Stillwaitingonmypassport.”
No doubt, Banky W played a major role in Wizkid’s music career. WizKid started recording music at age 11 and managed to release a collaborative album with the Glorious Five, a group he and a couple of his church friends formed. In 2009, he signed a record deal with Banky W.’s record label Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E). He rose to prominence in 2010 with the release of the song “Holla at Your Boy” from his debut studio album, Superstar (2011). Soon after, he dumped Banky W and went on to start his own record label, Starboy Records.
Well, like he explained, he did not intentionally miss the wedding but Nigerians with no chill will never let it rest. LOL.