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Banky W Gets Candid about Raising a Son after 40


Banky W, a Nigerian musician, actor, politician, minister, and businessman, is not only a proud father to a young son but also the husband of the equally famous Adesua Etomi. In a recent interview with Hawa Magaji on the ‘Who’s In My House’ talk show, Banky W candidly discussed the challenges of fatherhood, particularly balancing it with his busy schedule and being over 40 years old.

Banky W said:

I do a lot of things: I’m a business man, I have a few companies I’ve invested in, that I work in and work for, I’m in ministry, I’m a husband, I’m in society, I’m always doing one thing or the other. So it means my days are pretty busy.

Prior to having a child, when you come home, you’re just going to sit down, take your shoes off, hang out with madam, relax, and have a good time. But now, immediately I walk in the door, it’s almost like my son has seen his favorite superhero and he immediately wants me to play with him.

He doesn’t care that I’m 40+ and that I’ve been working on my feet all day, and I’ve been in traffic, and I’ve been in meetings. He’s just like “papa, come and play” and that’s all he cares about in that moment in time. He wants me to chase him around the room, or play ball, or something. And that can be pretty exhausting.”

Banky W also added that as exhausting as it is, he would not have it another way because he also enjoys being around his son. In his words:

“We prayed for a strong willed child, so when God now answers, its y’know. And no matter how tired you are, you have to play.

But again, there is joy in it right? Because regardless of how tired I feel, there’s actually nothing I’d rather do at that point in my day than roll around in the carpet with my boy.”