Banky W, the Nigerian musician-turned-politician, has recounted how his marriage to Adesua Etomi endured hard moments in 2019.
He spoke at some point in the modern-day episode of #WithChude, the podcast hosted by Chude Jideonwo.
The actor said at the time, that he and Etomi had been struggling to have their first child.
The singer started his spouse had to take quite a few scientific processes including in vitro fertilization (IVF) which, according to him, took a toll on her health.
Banky W brought that regardless of what his spouse was going through, he should now not spend ample time with her because of his political ambition at the time.
In 2019, the singer strived to represent Eti-Osa federal constituency at the residence of representatives under the Modern Democratic Party (MDP).
He, however, misplaced Babajide Obanikoro of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the poll.
According to him, the consequence of the election “strained” his relationship, especially after they misplaced their first pregnancy — a set of twins.
“So, 2019 was a tough year, it was a seminal moment in my life because that was the year that we were running for office and at the same time my wife and I were struggling at that point to have a child,” he said.
“So we had started towards the end of 2018 entering 2019, we started doing IVF treatments. You know we had done a second one which is very difficult especially for the woman, when you leave the woman it becomes difficult even for you because you don’t know how to help.
“I mean you see her body go through so much pain and turmoil and difficulty and you as a man, you’re also running for office, so the one thing you don’t have is quality time and that’s the one thing you need when your wife is going through all of that
“Whether it’s the community of people that are close to you or family. It feels like you’re being emptied on a daily basis. You’re giving everything you have and it’s not enough and then we lost twins because we were pregnant with twins and we lost them. Then we tried again, our relationship was strained. It was a tough time.”-Banky w