We had a quickie with Nigerian megastar Banky W!

2015-03-23 18:00

Cape Town – Nigerian singer and songwriter Banky W is celebrating his birthday next week and where did he choose to celebrate? Well, Cape Town of course!

The King of African music (or that’s what we call him) was also announced as CÎROC Circle talents for Nigeria so expect him to be partying in style while celebrating…

Here is our quickie with him:

C24: You’re known as the King of African music, how does that feel?

Banky W: That’s the first time I’ve been called the King of Africa, I like it, it has a nice ring to it. But honestly I’ve been fortunate to do something that I love, I’m very proud of the things I’ve done but I’m still hungry to do more.

C24: What brings you to Cape Town?

Banky W: It’s my birthday next weekend, my friends and I wanted to do something special so we were looking at destinations. But I’ve been very blessed to be a part of the CÎROC Africa family so one thing lead to another and now I’m connecting with the South African CÎROC family and having a massive celebration.

C24: The CÎROC Circle talent in South Africa features Bonang, Da L.E.S and David Tlale. What do you think about these local talents?

Banky W: They're dope. I actually have known them before this. I feel like CÎROC picked the right kind of people who already live that lifestyle.

C24: What do you think of the South African hip-hop scene at the moment?

Banky W: I’m actually very impressed. I remember when I just moved back to Nigeria 7 years ago and at that time we came to South Africa, I thought the hip-hop scene was so ripe but the media wasn’t playing it, it just wasn’t accepted at the time. And now people like AKA and Cassper are where we wanted them to be. All of them are killing it and I think it’s a beautiful thing.

C24: Any local acts you want to collaborate with?

Banky W: Me and Cassper have been having conversations. And DJ Dimples, so it’s definitely a work in progress, it’s just a matter of when.

C24: What’s the CÎROC life like in Nigeria?

Banky W: I throw a monthly party the last Saturday of every month. And it’s what the CÎROC life's about, people who work hard and play hard. You appreciate where you’ve come and you keep working. It’s a celebration of that.

C24: What's your favourite drink?

Banky W: CÎROC red berry with a little bit of red bull and cranberry juice. It'sa special mix that myself and my CÎROC partner came up with in the club. Let’s call it the CÎROC red dot crash.

C24: Your favourite South African celebs at the moment?

Banky W: Cassper Nyovest, DJ Dimples and Da L.E.S. And for the ladies, Bonang, she's dope; Pam Andrews, she’s interesting; and Nomuzi, she's very very dope.

Listen to Banky W's hit Yes/No below:

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