Nigerian singer and actor, Bankole Wellington popularly known as Banky W recounted how some armed robbers on Lagos Island asked him to sing for them. after robbing him.
Speaking at ‘Monday Night Live’, a programme hosted by a Gospel artiste, Tim Godfrey, Banky W said after robbing him, they suggested they would kill him.
He started begging and informed them he’s a singer. They asked for his songs and when they found out he’s Banky W, they asked him to sing for them.
“I recall that after a certain December 31 night ‘crossover’ service, I was on my way to the island after dropping a friend. On getting to where my friends were, I stopped and alighted. The next thing I felt was a slap at my face. Lo and behold, I saw four armed robbers. I opted to give them the key of my rickety car. They slapped me again, saying, ‘Who wants your car’? They told me to move to the back seat of the car while they used my car to rob others. They took my money, jewellery, phone and cap.
“At one point, one of the armed robbers told the others, ‘Let us take him to Ajah and kill him.’ I started begging them not to kill me. I told them I am a singer. They then asked me to tell them the songs I had recorded. When I mentioned ‘Ebute Metta’ ‘Capable’ and others, the robbers expressed surprise saying, ‘So you are Mr Capable? Sing for us.’ That was the scariest free show I ever did in my life. I had to sing to armed robbers.”
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