Banky W and Adesua Etomi, one of Nigeria’s most celebrated celebrity couples, have finally broken their silence on the surprising snub they received at the 2023 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA). The AMVCA, which is one of the most prestigious awards ceremonies in the African entertainment industry, recognizes outstanding achievements in film and television.
The couple, who have individually made significant contributions to the Nigerian entertainment scene, were noticeably absent from the list of nominees in various categories at the AMVCA 2023. This raised eyebrows and sparked speculation among fans and industry insiders about the reasons behind their exclusion.
In a joint statement released by Banky W and Adesua Etomi, they expressed their disappointment with the AMVCA and addressed the issue head-on. They acknowledged the overwhelming support they have received from their fans and the industry throughout their careers, and they were grateful for the recognition they had received in the past.
Banky W, a talented singer, songwriter, and actor, rose to prominence in the Nigerian music industry with hits like “Lagos Party” and “Yes/No.” He successfully transitioned into acting, starring in movies such as “The Wedding Party” and “Up North.” Adesua Etomi, an accomplished actress, gained widespread acclaim for her roles in movies like “The Wedding Party,” “Falling,” and “King of Boys.”
In their statement, Banky W and Adesua Etomi acknowledged the incredible talent and hard work of their fellow nominees and congratulated them on their well-deserved recognition. However, they also expressed their belief that their exclusion from the nominations was unjust and called for transparency and fairness in the selection process.
They emphasized the need for a more inclusive industry that recognizes and celebrates talent across the board, regardless of personal affiliations or biases. Banky W and Adesua Etomi urged their fans and colleagues to remain positive and continue supporting the Nigerian entertainment industry, even in the face of disappointments.
Their statement sparked a wave of support from fans and industry insiders who echoed their sentiments and called for a review of the nomination process. Many expressed their admiration for Banky W and Adesua Etomi’s grace and integrity in handling the situation, applauding them for speaking out and addressing the issue directly.
While the AMVCA 2023 snub may have been a setback for Banky W and Adesua Etomi, it has also served as a catalyst for discussions about the need for more transparency, fairness, and diversity in the African entertainment industry. Their voices have added weight to the ongoing conversations and could potentially bring about positive changes in the future.
As fans eagerly await the next projects from Banky W and Adesua Etomi, it is evident that their talent and passion for their craft will continue to shine, regardless of any award nominations or snubs. Their resilience and commitment to making a difference in the industry will undoubtedly inspire aspiring artists and contribute to the growth and evolution of Nigerian entertainment.