Nigerian prominent actress, Adesua Etomi-Wellington has revealed how fear and uncertainty enveloped her when her husband, Olubankole Wellington aka Banky W, informed her about his desire to join politics.

In 2018 November 11, Banky W announced his intent to run for the Eti-Osa Federal Constituency seat on the platform of the Modern Democratic Party.

He lost the Eti-Osa Federal Constituency election to Babajide Obanikoro of the All Progressives Congress(APC) on 23 February, 2019.

He contested for the same seat in the 2023 elections on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and lost to the Labour Party (LP) candidate, Attah Thaddeus.


Adesua, while speaking during a recent interview with Hip TV, said she was initially “worried” and “disturbed” when the singer revealed his intention to join partisan politics.

She said she later decided to support him because “purpose is more important than fear.”

She said: “When Banky said that he wanted to go into politics, I was a little bit worried and disturbed about it.

“But I also believe that purpose is more important than fear. And I want to see him fulfil his purpose. So, he has my support 100 per cent.”