Adesuwa Etomi-Wellington is well known for her acting, but she may be diversifying her portfolio soon.
Her husband, Banky W who’s himself an award-winning singer and star-maker told Netng she plans to release some music soon. He made this revelation during a Netng interview with MTN Y’ello Star judges and hosts.
The 39-year-old, joined by fellow judge, Omawumi and Y’ello Star hosts, Tobi Bakre and Hilda Bacci, says Adesuwa is his only music client right now.
He said, ‘We do work with a lot of talents, we do work with talents in entertainment, music, acting, on-air personalities. We manage Ebuka and Mike from Big Brother. But as far as music goes, in terms of working on somebody’s album, I’m working on my album and my wife’s EP. Susu is the only artiste right now that I’m focusing on.’
This will be Adesuwa Etomi’s first musical body of work and Banky W’s fifth studio album. The couple has already dominated the Nollywood scene together, appearing side by side in the two highest-grossing Nollywood films of all time, ‘Wedding Party 1 and 2’. They are now set to take on the music industry together.
Adesuwa’s foray into music will not come as such a surprise to true fans of the actress as she has been spotted many times leading ministrations in her church choir. She also featured on one of Banky W’s songs, ‘Watchu Doing Tonight’ in 2018. She has a diploma in “physical theatre, musical theatre and performing arts” from City College Coventry. She’s already spent years studying music and will now put all her talent and skills into practice.
Banky W, on the other hand, is an award-winning producer and artiste. He executive produced Wizkid’s highly-acclaimed debut album, ‘Superstar’, and the follow-up album, ‘Ayo’. He is also the executive producer of the award-winning EME Compilation album, ‘Empire State of Mind’. He will soon get to add Adesuwa’s EP to his list of production credits.
The power couple would both have a lot to prove whenever their projects come out and luckily, they both have the talent and expertise to create two beautiful works of art, and we can’t wait to hear it!
Forbes has released its annual “30 Under 30” list, which features 600 young entrepreneurs who are innovating their respective industries. Since 2012, FORBES’ 30 Under 30 list has recognized the brightest entrepreneurs, innovators and game-changers under the age of 30 who are transforming business as usual and changing the world.
In its 2020 edition, the list featured 600 young entrepreneurs, activists, scientists and entertainers from 20 industries who give everyone reason to hope. Some defying the odds, building businesses despite Covid-19; others are helping to fight the illness, serving on hospital frontlines or working with A.I. to discover new drugs. According to the magazine, these under 30 trailblazers have raised over $1 billion in venture funding and are proof positive that ambition and innovation can’t be quarantined.
Among the featured individuals are these outstanding Nigerians,Sophia Danner-Okotie, Inioluwa Deborah Raji, Chiney Ogwumike, Tade Oyerinde, Amobi Okugo, AJ Okereke, Oge Mora, Nnamdi Iregbulem, to mention a few.
The Forbes “30 Under 30” list Class of 2020 is made up of 30 honorees for each of the 20 categories which vary from work in art and style to energy, finance, tech, law and more. The list is a diverse one, with 20 per cent of the featured individuals identifying as either an immigrant or first generation.
Meet the Nigerians that were featured in the prestigious list below:
Chiney Ogwumike, 28
Two-time WNBA All-Star Ogwumike is an ESPN commentator and one half of “Chiney and Golic Jr.,” the first Black woman to host a national, daily sports-talk radio show. The 6’4″ forward led Stanford to three Final Fours and graduated with an International Relations degree. She was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 WNBA Draft.
Sophia Danner-Okotie, 29
Danner-Okotie is the founder of Besida, a black-owned boutique and online store based in Atlanta that offers sustainable fashion for women. Besida’s pieces are sustainably and ethically made in Nigeria, where Danner-Okotie was born. The brand’s most popular design is “The FourMidable,” a design that can be worn in four ways–as three tops and a skirt. Recently, Besida was awarded a $20,000 grant from LISC underwritten by Lowe’s.
Nnamdi Iregbulem, 29
Iregbulem is a Partner at Lightspeed Ventures focused on investments in technical enterprise software, application infrastructure and machine learning. He previously invested at ICONIQ Capital, where he deployed over $500 million into high-growth technology companies like GitLab, Epic Games (Fortnite), ezCater and Brightwheel. Iregbulem began his career as an investment banking analyst at J.P. Morgan, advising clients like EMC and Comcast.
Inioluwa Deborah Raji, 24
Since high school, Inioluwa Deborah Raji has been campaigning on behalf of others. Now aged 24, she has channelled her advocacy work to change the world’s biggest companies. As a founding member of the Algorithmic Justice League, a non-profit that raises public awareness about the social implications of AI, she has emerged as one of its star researchers. One of her major projects was an audit on Amazon Recognition’s deployed facial recognition product, discovering it was significantly less accurate for darker-skinned women than for white men. Over 70 top AI researchers signed an open letter in support of her work, and this, combined with increasing public pressure and campaigning, led Amazon – following the lead of IBM – to agree to support facial recognition regulation and later halt the sale of their product to police for at least a year.
AJ Okereke, 28
An investor who backs companies bringing new services and consumer goods to Africa, including logistics provider Jetstream and digital wealth firm Chaka. A first-generation American of Nigerian descent, Okereke often backs U.S educated founder returning to the African continent with new technologies and services.
Chinedu Eleanya, 29
Eleanya immigrated from Nigeria to the U.S. with his parents when he was 11. In 2018, he cofounded his second startup, Mulberry, a tech platform that retailers use to offer extended warranties to eCommerce customers. Key clients include fitness device Mirror, coffee machine maker Breville and mattress company Nectar. Mulberry has more than 50 customers and expects net revenue of more than $1 million this year.
Amobi Okugo, 29
Okugo, a defender for Austin Bold FC of the USL, founded A Frugal Athlete to teach athletes how to manage their finances. He also runs The Ok U Go Foundation that provides athletic resources to disadvantaged children. He’s an active member of the USL’s players’ union and Black Players? Alliance.
Check out the complete list of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 for 2021.
Marriage is a lifetime contract between couples who have a strong belief in Christianity, Islamic and other religious bodies. Except these people, others believe one can enter and walk out of marriage any time.
Some people are not married because of their reasons and others wish to but because nature has made them unmarried. Actress Dayo Amusa who is not yet married has explained why she remains single and has no reason to rush into marriage.
In an exclusive interview with Potpourri, Dayo Amusa hinted that marriage is to be honoured by man since the creator, God has blessed it but it does mean one should rush into it. She said marriage is unlike a shopping mall where one can enter, shop their needs and exit.
When Potpourri inquires from her when her wedding is coming off, Dayo Amusa said people should not be worried because her wedding bell will soon ring.
”No, I’m not married. I believe marriage is blessed by God and should be honoured by man but then it is not something one should rush into.
’It is not a shopping mall where you can just go into and buy or do some window shopping and leave when you are tired. Marriage should be done right. Don’t worry, you will hear a wedding bell soon.”