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Stop Hiding Behind Religion To Marry Children – Banky W

Banky W

Banky W

Popular singer, Banky W has jumped on social media to blast the practice of child marriage in Nigeria.

The politician recently revealed that those doing it under the guise of religion should stop it asap.

According to him, if Mecca can raise the consent age to 18 then Nigeria has no excuse to persist with the horrible act.

He added that it is high time we did away with ancient beliefs that are nothing but bad news for our kids.

His words, “Some Nigerians try to hide behind religion as the reason why they should be allowed to marry children.”

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Olubankole Wellington (born 27 March 1981), popularly known by his stage name Banky W and credited in film as Banky Wellington, is a Nigerian singer, rapper, actor and politician.

Banky W was born in the United States to Nigerian parents. His family moved back to Nigeria when he was five years old. He started singing at a young age in his church choir. He schooled in Lagos for his primary and secondary education and returned to further his tertiary education at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York on a scholarship. He started his record label E.M.E in 2002 while studying.

He also used to work at GlobalSpec and would sing really loud with his headphones on. In 2009, he left the US for Nigeria and established his record label in Lagos where he signed artists like Niyola, Shaydee, Skales and Wizkid to the label at the time. His breakthrough debut studio album, Back in the Building was released in 2005. He wrote the first theme song of Etisalat Nigeria titled “0809ja for life”.

A day after Valentine of 2013, he launched his new album “R&BW” with a concert tagged the “Grand Love Concert” at the Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe, Victoria Island, Lagos, which featured several other artistes including Iyanya and Waje. The first two singles from the album are “Lowkey” and “Yes/No”.

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