Banky W Receives State Honour In New York TrendyVoice

23 July 2016

Banky W Receives State Honour In New York

Nigerian singer, Banky W, has received
a state recognition in the form of
Citation certificates given to him by
Eric L. Adams, the President of the
Borough of Brooklyn. He was awarded
for his contribution to his community
and successful career.

Banky shared his latest achievement
with his fans on his Instagram page. He
explained how hard it was for him to
return to Nigeria to pursue music
adding that he is glad he made his
choice looking back at how far he has

The singer wrote, "So earlier today, The
President of the Borough of Brooklyn
honoured us with Citation certificates,
for our contributions to our
communities and for our career
"Here's the thing… in life, it's
important to find your purpose, and to
trust God and believe in yourself as you
work hard to chase it. Follow the path
that leads to you fulfilling your

"I lived in NYC for over 10 YEARS. And
at the time, being on stage at a venue
like the Barclay's Center, or being
honoured by the City Of New York,
didn't seem like something that was
remotely possible. "
"But I felt like my calling/destiny was
back home in Africa. I felt like the music
grind I'd started… it just felt like Lagos
was where I was meant to be. Even
though at the time, my entire
immediate family no longer lived in
Naija and my parents couldn't
understand why I'd want to risk it all to
go back there."
According to him, if he could achieve so
many things, then a lot more people
can walk in his footsteps.

"It took a while to make the decision,
But I quit my Job in Engineering,
bought a one way ticket and came
back. And here I am, 7 years later,
performing at and hosting the
#oneafricamusicfest at the Barclay's
Center… being honoured by Brooklyn…
I share this not to be arrogant.. but to
tell you that truly, NOTHING is
impossible. You can be all that you plan
to be. If I could make it, you can too."

"Your current position in life is only
temporary. It's like The story of Joseph
in the Bible… he had to go all the way
to Prison to make it to the Palace.. God
did it for me, He can do it for you too.
Who would have thought that I'd need
to go all the way to Africa to make it to
the "top" of NYC?"

"Don't give up on yourself or your
dreams. Impossible is not fact; it's
merely an opinion. As my boy
@officialkingslee once shared with me..
even when it seems like things are
falling apart, they can still fall into
place. You can make it. I promise."

This is not Banky's first international
recognition. In 2006 he won the John
Lennon Song Writing Award for his
song 'My Regret'.

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