We have unconfirmed reports that Nigerian artist Banky W has been announced as an Olympic torch bearer to herald the forthcoming Olympic games in London alongside some other outstanding Nigerian celebrities ex footballer Kanu Nwankwo, Nollywood actress Funke Akindele and Comedian Steve “Yaw” Onu. Banky W will be the first Nigerian singer to be honoured in this way and will be carrying the torch at the Olympic Torch Relay holding at Coventry on July 1st 2012.
Kanu Nwankwo Funke Akindele
Banky W Steve “Yaw” Onu
Entertainment news elsewhere also has it that Banky’s protégé and label mate, Wizkid, has also been having a superlative year. Not only has he scored an exclusive one year endorsement deal with popular drinks giant, Pepsi, he is also a nominee in this year’s BET Awards (Best African Act) which will hold at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles USA.
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