Banky W and Nigerian On-air personality and mum-of-two, Tolu Oniru -Demuren, better known as Toolz have an interesting conversation about his wife, Adesua Etomi Wellington‘s pregnancy journey during the pandemic, being a new dad, and a “teacher”.
In this new interview on the Beat99.9 FM, the sensational singer and actor also talked about what inspired his latest track, ‘Final Say’. According to Banky, the inspirational song captures their testimony regarding the journey towards becoming parents. He once shared on his Instagram handle:
“His name is Hazaiah Olusegun “Champ” Wellington (we call him Zaiah, pronounced Zah-Yah, or Champ). Hazaiah means God sees/God has seen in Hebrew. Olusegun means God has given victory in Yoruba. It captures our testimony regarding the journey towards his arrival; Zaiah is truly an answer to our prayers.
God had the Final Say. And I don’t know what you’re praying or hoping for… but I do know that God is still in the business of answering prayers, and if you can trust Him, and place your faith in the Giver, not in your preferred timing of His gift, nothing is impossible. If He could do this for us, please believe He can do anything for you.
In the second verse, Banky shared;
“Delay is not Denial, Keep waiting patiently, you can triumph through your trails, If you just believe, so don’t give up the fight, cos Baba God no dey sleep, One day you will surely celebrate o, He will supply you need. Have a little faith and see that e go enter…”
On how the pandemic affected him as an artist, an expectant dad at the time, and if he misses partying, he says,
”I guess music and art is just one part of the things that do. I’m a musician, I’m a filmmaker, I am a businessman. So I think everybody in the world was negatively affected at some point or the other by COVID. You know, business slowed down, for artists… there were no shows, no events.
Even your corporate people who would normally use their marketing budget to entertain. There was no end of year concerts. Nothing. So it definitely was a tough time.
Luckily for me, December was when we actually went to go prepare to have Zaiah (His son). So I was going to miss it anyway.
That’s now my most important job description. Being a father or learning to be a father. We were getting to the end which was hospital visits, doctors, checkups, all of those things. So my mind was completely focused on that. I didn’t have time to think about partying.”
About what inspired “Final Say”, the first-time dad says,
”It’s a fun song but it’s a faith song. It’s for anybody who’s waiting on God for something. The crux of it is that delay is not denial and that whatever it is that you’re praying for, working for, waiting on God for, it is still possible.
And for us, Obviously, that was Zaiah. The journey towards having a child is an interesting journey and for some people like us, it can be a very challenging job… It’s like the whole country is marrying with you and then everybody’s waiting for you to have a child.”
When asked if he’ll reveal baby Zaiah’s face soon, he says,
”We’re not there yet. I think what we’ve tried to do is be very intentional about what we share and when we share. We understand that fans want to know and fans want to feel a part of your journey and I think we’ve done a decent job of bringing our fans along. But it’s always when we’re ready for it.”
Watch the conversation below: