Nollywood actress, Adesua Etomi turned a year older yesterday and she held a black-themed birthday party to celebrate over the weekend.
The surprise birthday was organised by her husband and entertainment entrepreneur, Bankole Wellington a.k.a Banky W and was held at Mo Abudu’s Ebony Life place in Victoria Island, Lagos.
As expected, the event was star-studded with celebrities from the Nigerian entertainment industry. Among those present were Sola Sobwowale, Omoni Oboli, Bisola Aiyeola, Bimbo Ademoye, Linda Ejifor.
Just before the cake was cut, the R&B singer spoke about how God has been good to him, showing his wife as evidence.
See photos and videos from the event
The pair got married in two ceremonies that trended for weeks without end in 2017.
In a 2018 documentary, Adesua revealed that she liked Banky from the first message he sent to her as he made her laugh.
She had enthused: “If you can make me laugh, I can almost guarantee that we are going to get along and his first message made me laugh. I wasn’t planning on getting married to anyone in the industry. And here comes this one (Banky), and he completely shattered all my plans. But when he proposed to me, it was yes. It was an instant yes. I didn’t even think twice about it.”
Banky W also spoke about meeting Adesua for the first time. He disclosed that they began dating after he slid into Adesua’s DM on Instagram.
Just like Adesua, he never planned to date or marry anyone from the entertainment industry but got star struck after he realised Adesua was spiritually-filled and ‘different from other Nollywood actresses.’
He said, “I met Adesua in 2015 and after inquiring about her from her manager, Isioma, I went online to search for her and found her social media handles. I looked her up online and I liked what I saw. I googled her, stalked her on Instagram and a day or two later, I slid into her DM like the real man that I am.
“I had two defining moments with Adesua. One was before we started speaking. It was actually when I was stalking her and I saw a video of her and her childhood friends singing worship songs and I felt like this is really refreshing to find someone in our line of work that would readily show this part of them.”
The couple have since attained the much-coveted title of “couple goals”