Nigerian musician/director Olubankole Wellington, popularly known by his stage name Banky W, is set to headline a show on Sunday, February 10, at the Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island, Lagos ahead of the 2019 general elections.
The foremost Nigerian artist who is contesting for Eti-Osa Constituency at the Federal House Of Representatives under Modern Democratic Party, MDP, made Permanent Voters Card (PVC) as requisite for the concert.
He made the announcement on micro-blogging site, Twitter, some moments ago. He wrote:
#StrongerTogether Concert is on Sunday… if you are in Lagos (Eti-Osa especially), all you need is a PVC, and it’s free. Many more acts will be announced, and a couple of surprises in store.”
The concert would have in attendance his wife, Nollywood actress Adesua Etomi-Wellington and performances from A-list Nigerian artiste like Timaya, Timi Dakolo, Waje, Tiwa Savage, Kaffy, Skales, Omawumi, CDQ among host of others.
Banky during a debate organized by BBC in conjunction with Pulse TV revealed that he would public his income if elected. According to him, accountability is one of the major problems of government in Nigeria. This, however, is what he says he is willing to change.
“Most of us don’t know who our representatives are, talk less of their salary and allowances and constituency allocations that they receive every year most of the time to enrich themselves.
“How I plan to address it myself directly is, first of all, I’ll publish what I earn as a legislator my salary, my allowance, the allocation given to Eti-Osa, I will publish it.
“We will have town halls and an active constituency office to engage the community to say this is the allocation that we’ve received, this is what we intend to spend it on.”