Earlier, a viral video of two young ladies trolling Banky W and his wife, Adesua popped up on social media. The ladies mocked Banky and Adesua for driving an old Range Rover model despite being A-class celebrities. The video sparked controversy on social media and several Nigerian celebrities rushed to defend one of their own while attacking the mentality who judge people's bank accounts based on the car they drive. Banky who many thought will keep mum about the whole issue recently released a lengthy epistle on his blog, defending his life choices and announcing his plans for the 'expired' Range Rover the girls fell right to diss.
In his lengthy post, he addressed the audacity of the young ladies to come on social media to show the kind of people they truly are. He then stated his plans to put the car up for auction after he pastes a huge photo of his wife and himself and have many other celebrities sign it. Banky shared that he will be donating the proceeds from the sale to Vocational School for the Blind” in Oshodi and the Pink Oak Cancer Trust Fund as his donation towards the betterment of lives of other people in the country.
Mr Wellignton made sure to school the girls on how material wealth isn't equal financial stability or success. He also made sure to inform everyone who cared to know that himself and his wife have ordered brand new cars in recently released models and will drive them as long as they can.
His post read: "Dear Stalker, In response to the cringe-worthy, creepy video you made about my wife and I, I think there are some things you need to know. First of all, poverty will never be my portion in Jesus name. Also, it is a 2008 Range Rover Sport, not a 1999. Amen and Lol. Oh, and additionally, it’s currently for sale to the highest bidder. I had decided last month that I’d sell it, and whatever I got for it, I’d hand over to the “Vocational School for the Blind” in Oshodi and the “Pink Oak Cancer Trust Fund”.
“My Aunt volunteers at the school, and she reminded me that they were still trying to raise some money to care for their students, so I came up with a plan. I told her that I’d give my followers the background history of my old car, and get all my celebrity friends who’d sat in it at some point or another to autograph it, and then put it up for an online auction. I figured that since I didn’t need the money from the sale to buy a new one, we could just auction it off and hopefully raise a decent enough amount of money to give back to those in need.
“You see, I’ve never found it necessary to own more than one car. Mostly because I can only ever DRIVE one car at a time; and when I bought the car in 2011, I promised myself that I would never buy another car until I owned the home I live in. To me, owning a nice car might help me LOOK like I was doing okay, but owning a nice home would help me KNOW. The way my mind is set up…what good is owning a Rolls Royce, if I’m still paying rent on the house I park it in?
“Over the years, as my car went from being kind-of-trendy to being just plain old, people around would occasionally wonder out loud about when I would finally buy a nicer one; I’d just smile and say to myself “not until I own my house”. I eventually did buy an additional much smaller car (a Kia), but that was only because I wanted to use it on “Uber”, so my driver could earn extra bonus money for himself and us, in his free time. I wonder how shocked and horrified you would have been if you’d seen me driving that smaller car instead (which, by the way, I do drive, occasionally).
You might be happy to know that I’ve now FINALLY ordered a newer, nicer, personal car, and my wife has too. We paid for them a month ago, but we will probably never show them to you, because we don’t want you to stalk us again, but also because that’s not really any of your business – much like my old Range Rover wasn’t. The cars we are getting are relatively new this year, but the way my mind is set up, we will probably drive them for as long as possible, until we have stashed away enough money for our future kids’ complete University Education, and until we have secured a hell of a lot more real estate for them to inherit. I’m not sure how long that will take…I’m just grateful that my wife’s mind is set up a lot more like mine, than yours.