The singer who is also a pastor, while advising young people to accept Christ, in an interview with The Visibility Lunch Hour added that despite his success as a music star, he felt empty without Christ.
He said, “In the eyes of the world I was a successful artiste, but I still felt empty and wretched. There were things I was struggling with on a personal basis. Everything from promiscuity to pornography just, real things that people struggled with on a personal basis.
“It got to a stage where you feel you’re in bondage and so you’re just stuck in this place of feeling far from God, feeling separated from God. Feeling that I have made a little bit of money, but I’m still not happy.
Banky W continued, “I’m grateful for the small success I have experienced in music, in film, in other ventures. But there is what I like to call a God-shaped void inside every man. Until you start to fill that void with God, you’ll find that you will come up short regardless of what success you have or how successful or happy you may seem in the eyes of the world.
“There is an emptiness you feel when you are disconnected from that source. It’s a purpose thing, not a pay thing. It’s a meaningful thing, not about money. That is why you see some of these billionaires pass away on their own account.”
Asides from a successful career in the Nigerian music industry, Banky W, is a talented actor as well. He has featured in blockbuster movies like The Return of Jenifa (2011), The Wedding Party (2016), The Wedding Party 2 (2017), Up North (2018) and Sugar Rush 2019.
Moreso, the father of one is married to ace Nollywood actress, Adesua Etomi-Wellington. They had their star-studded wedding in South Africa in November 2017.
On November 11 2018, Banky W declared his intention to run for the Lagos State Eti-Osa Federal Constituency seat in Nigeria’s House of Representatives, on the platform of the Modern Democratic Party, formed in 2017 but he lost. Subsequently, he threw his hat in again on February 23, 2019. Again, Bankole Wellington lost the Eti-Osa Federal Constituency Elections to Babajide Obanikoro of the All Progressive Congress.