The just concluded One Africa music Fest which took place was hosted by Mr capable Banky W who was also one of the performing artistes.
Banky W who spent over 10 years of his life in New York City before moving to Nigeria was quite excited about the honor as he took to his page to express his excitement.
Yesterday he was honored by the president of borough of Brooklyn Bridge with a citation certificate for his contribution in the community and his career accomplishments.
Flashing back, the singer revealed he quit his job as an engineer to come to Nigeria to pursue his passion and it’s been seven years down the lane.
In his words: “So earlier today, The President of the Borough of Brooklyn honored us with Citation certificates, for our contributions to our communities and for our career accomplishments. Here’s the thing… in life, it’s important to find your purpose, and to trust God and believe in yourself as you work hard to chase it. Follow the path that leads to you fulfilling your destiny.
I lived in NYC for over 10 YEARS. And at the time, being on stage at a venue like the Barclay’s Center, or being honored by the City Of New York, didn’t seem like something that was remotely possible.
But I felt like my calling/destiny was back home in Africa. I felt like the music grind I’d started… it just felt like Lagos was where I was meant to be. Even though at the time, my entire immediate family no longer lived in Naija and my parents couldn’t understand why I’d want to risk it all to go back there. It took a while to make the decision, but I quit my Job in Engineering, bought a one way ticket and came back. And here I am, 7 years later, performing at and hosting the#oneafricamusicfest at the Barclay’s Center. Being honored by Brooklyn… I share this not to be arrogant. But to tell you that truly, NOTHING is impossible. You can be all that you plan to be. If I could make it, you can too. Your current position in life is only temporary. It’s like The story of Joseph in the Bible… he had to go all the way to Prison to make it to the Palace.. God did it for me; He can do it for you too. Who would have thought that I’d need to go all the way to Africa to make it to the “top” of NYC?”