EME record label boss Olubankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W, has said that he has no intention of quitting music for movies.
Although, he starred in the best selling movie “The Wedding Party” as a major character and its sequel as a supporting actor, he said acting for him is like challenging himself.
In a chat with Saturday Beats, the singer and actor revealed that acting has always been a part of him as seen in several of his music videos.
He said: “Anybody that has paid attention to my music videos would know that I have had this flirtatious love affair with the movie-making business because most of my videos are short films.
“I tend to tell stories with my music videos because I have always been a storyteller. In fact, from my younger days, I always considered myself as a writer before I saw myself as a singer or an actor.
“In that sense, watching myself on the screen was not much of a surprise because I have been flirting with it for a long time.”
On challenging himself to take different career paths, the singer said it had always been hard on himself.
“I try to be my biggest critic and I consider myself as such. That is how I am about my music and businesses. I feel that the day you are satisfied with your performance and job, it is the beginning of the end because you would start to become complacent.
“I am always harsh on myself. So, even people think I have done a good job; I try to look at the one area that I can improve on. While I really love Wedding Party 1, I feel there were things I could have improved on.
“It is the same thing with the second part; I watch the movie and I look for my mistakes. I have not even started to watch the film yet; instead, I am looking for where I made mistakes. That is just the way that I am as an entertainer and performer.”
On the sequel to “The Wedding Party”, the artiste said it was a diversion from its first part.