Nigerian singer Banky W and his wife Adesua Etomi sat down at Waterbrook Church in Lagos on Easter Sunday to open up about the message behind Banky’s song Final Say as well as talk about their fertility experience in the hopes that it would inspire and encourage people. According to Banky W, he said:
This is the story behind the song. Hope it inspires and encourages you. We pray that it builds up your hope, confidence, trust and faith in God. Hope it reminds you that delay and disappointment is not denial; and that while your faith in God will not prevent you from hurting, it will help you heal, get back up and keep on going, trying and believing until your breakthrough comes.
Speaking about their experience, Banky W and Adesua revealed that they were once pregnant with twins but unfortunately lost not one but two babies. They both explained:
We got pregnant and we got pregnant with twins. And we had gone for the scans, we had seen the heartbeats. At this point very few people knew what happened. Every report that you have heard was a lie because nobody knew what happened. So during a routine checkup, we went back to the hospital to have a scan and I just saw the doctor's face...you know when something is wrong, sometimes you can tell.
She was scanning and scanning and I was like what's wrong and she said 'oh nothing' and I looked at the nurse's face I'm and asked what's wrong and she said 'Adesua I'm looking for the heartbeats' and I said 'for the two of them?'
She talked about how she laughed when she first heard what the nurse said because she simply could not believe it. In fact, the whole thing didn’t hit her until she got home. Adesua continued:
So I went home and I remember Banky not being at that time and I remember collapsing on the floor wailing. Wailing is different from crying, it's like a deep groin in your chest. I'm sharing because many women go through this and nobody talks about it because it is almost like a thing of shame for whatever reason and I don't know why.
So we said we were going to pray over the weekend and go back for the scan on Tuesday or Monday can't remember now, hoping that God would do something. Monday or Tuesday can and we went for the scan, not only did we not see heartbeats but the embryos were shrinking, they were decaying. When we found out we were losing them and we needed to do an evacuation, it was a very emotional time.
They talked about how emotional that process of evacuation was, how they both kept crying and waiting patiently after, until finally she once again became pregnant and in early 2021 gave birth to their son.
Reacting to their news, a number of celebrities spoke out.
Nigerian actress Funke Akindele said:
Thank you for sharing this with us. Thank you thank you. Thank you. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Comedian, RealWarriPikin said:
Wow wow wow this is Powerful 🙌 indeed Having faith in God won’t stop you from hurting.
Big Brother Naija star Alex said:
Thanks for strengthening others ❤️
EbonyLife CEO, Mo Abudu said:
Dear @bankywellington and @adesuaetomi thank you so much for sharing your story. God is faithful all the time. All my love ❤️❤️❤️
Very close friend to the family, Ebuka simply dropped 3 heart emojis.
OAP Gbemi O.O said:
Thank you for sharing this . So many of us go through so much pain in silence . God bless you . ❤️
This news is so sad. I'm so happy that in the end it all worked out and both Banky and Adesua were able to have their beautiful son.
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