Talented singer and actor Banky W has shown the world that he has not retired from the music scene, as he finally released his long-awaited EP titled, Bank Statement, and he dropped this amazing body of work on the day he celebrated his fourth wedding anniversary with actress Adesua Etomi- Wellington.
The 7-track body of work features talented singers such as 2Baba, Timi Dakolo, Waje, Seun Kuti, Mercy Chinwo, The Lagos Community Gospel Choir, and a few others. M.I Abaga, Masterkraft, Cobhams Asuquo, and Timothy King produced the songs on the project. The EP centers on love, relationship, God, Nigeria, and life in general. So let’s dig in; the first track that opens this EP is Welcome to the Bank Statement. The E.M.E boss goes on a rap-rant where he points out the essence of being a person who is above the expectations of man. The Bank Statement sheds light on how to live life on your own terms, as he says it’s not about how you die, but how you live.
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The importance of your action while still on earth and the real truth which has been taken for granted, is highlighted on this amazing track. Many expect that he will speak about money because the name insinuates such, but he does an about-turn and speaks about what people do, and become all because of money, thereby losing themselves. Banky W adopts a talk-rap style here, and we have to say he did sound good right here. Jo is one hit single material that has a terrific intro beat, no cap.
The singer speaks about his love interest and what she is doing to him. We all know that his love interest is Adesua (lol). He further makes it knows that no one can do it better than his baby. The moment he said the line, who is your zaddy, we just know this is a love song for Adesua, because she calls him zaddy. It is a beautiful thing to see how Banky W transforms his love life into lyrics and beats, and still connects to other people. On Song For You, he goes on loverboy mood, with just the guitar, and it is indeed beautiful to hear. His words are really deep and are definitely wedding-worthy. This their love is super sweet and we surely love them too. This entire EP depicts the struggles they have gone through, and how no matter what they go through, he is making it known that he has his eyes set on one woman and she knows herself. The transitions and lyrical delivery on this track are just perfect. Press Restart takes us on a journey of self-reflection where we ask ourselves, what we call love.
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Doing this will enable us to identify how well we say we love, and what we are doing when we say we love.
Selense has the first feature with Mercy Chinwo, and just as expected, this song is a song of thanksgiving to God. The singer cum politician cum evangelist is all about showing people what God has done. We all know Mercy Chinwo can sing, but she still gave us that goose pimple we feel when we hear her voice. My Destiny features Brookstone and the Lagos Community Gospel Choir and it is the typical Christian gospel worship, that will lift your spirit. Banky W makes it known that God almighty is his destiny and so he surrenders totally. The final track that ends this musical journey is Talk and Do which feature 2Baba, Waje, Seun Kuti, and Brookstone. He made it known that this track is a statement on the way people are currently living, which is not healthy. Banky W pointed out the fake life people live on social media, saying that people need to stop talking and begin to do.
Banky W’s Bank Statement is a reflection of how far he has come, and the changes that have taken place in his life. This EP gets a 6/10. This is a very unique body of work that not many can balance, a gospel feel with the normal groovy song people want to hear.
Listen to the EP below;
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