Nigerian singer and politician Bankole Wellington, better known as Banky W, has recounted how armed robbers in Lagos Island, Nigeria, asked him to entertain them after robbing him.
Narrating the ordeal, the Yes/No hitmaker said that he was on his way to Lagos Island when he was ambushed by the robbers who slapped him on the face before robbing him.
“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,” he told Tim Godfrey.
“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, jeweler, phone and cap,” he added.
Banky W, who contested for the Eti-Osa Federal Constituency MP seat early in the year, disclosed that one of the robbers suggested that they kill him.
“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.”