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Sunday, 8 July 2012

Banky W covers Y! Mag; speaks about fighting cancer & fighting for Nigeria

Singer and entrepreneur Banky W covers the hot new edition of Y! Magazine - the 'Power to the People' issue that profiles the energy, passions, and activism of young Nigerians over the past few months.


"Across the world, the balance of power has turned over," said Chude Jideonwo, _Y!_ Magazine's Editor-in-Chief. "Beyond the Arab Spring, the Libyan revolution and Occupy Wall Street and the way that young people every from Europe to Malawi are driving the conversation, what anyone who is paying attention will notice is that power has truly changed hands - people movements and pop culture have begun to play an even
greater role than politicians and government, and those are the kinds of issues that _Y!_ chronicles."

In the cover interview, Banky W speaks exclusively and candidly about his battle against cancer, his activism, and entrepreneurship in Nigeria.

"When I was about to be operated on by a doctor, he cancelled while I
was right there on the operating table, because he was nervous about how
far it had spread and if he was expert enough to deal with it," Banky W
recalls in the cover story. "I think that's when it set in on how
serious it was, because we then had to go from one referral to another
trying to find the specialist who could operate on thisparticular strain
of cancerous tumours. It was arguably the scariest time of my life."

This 8th edition also features an interview with 10 of the nagtion's
brightest young people in the online space - including Linda Ikeji, Wale
Adetula of The Naked Convos, Nmachi Jidenma of Cp-Africa, Ladun Liadi,
Ike Orizu of MyTruSpot, Ediong Umoh of NigeriaNewsDesk, amongst others.

The magazine also features a recap on the major trends from and post the
#OccupyNigeria protests this year with features, first person
narratives, a full photo album covering Lagos, Abuja, Calabar, Ghana,
South Africa, London, and the United States.

"And of course, as usual there is a delightful mish-mash of sights and
sounds from pop culture across the country," continues Jideonwo. "There
are reviews and interviews on television, radio, music, music, theatre,
hangouts, events, and an excitingfashion spread."

This edition also includes an exclusive interview with Member Hembadoon
Feese, the young woman who survived the August 2011 bomb blast that tore
through the United Nations building inAbujaa feature on the LifeHouse in
Lagos, which just closed down, as well as features from across the
country from Akure to Jigawa. It includes an'Everyday People' feature
with five road-side beauticians and an exclusive interview with the
Minister of Trade and Investment, Olusegun Aganga.

_Y! Magazine_ is the flagship of the Y! brand which, through pop
culture, focuses on issues that affect and concern the informed and
engaged young Nigerian. While focused on its vision to be the most
influential contemporary culture force in Nigeria, especially for the
upwardly mobile young person, Y!'s mission is to inspire thought,
provoke action, and stimulate growth.

Y! magazine is available with distributors and bookstores across the
country, campus representatives across Nigeria, and all House of Tara
stores in 22 states of the country. Details on this and subscriptions
are available on http://www.ynaija.com/where-to-buy-y/.

34 comments:

  1. Inspector Wellington, could you please cover your head. Thank you

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    1. Shattap you wanker!
      He's got cancer,you moronic idiot!

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    2. Dis anon 11.58 is an ode șђǺ, moronic idiot juzt like †ђξ oda anon said, smh

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  2. ATLAST BANKY HAS BEEN ABLE TO EMBRACE HIS HEAD,NEVER KEW HE WAS A CANCER VICTIM O AWWW

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  3. Madam dey try update your comments ni

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  4. Good for him.

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  5. Y.Naija and Y. Magazine. Just discovered you guys today. Lovely, Banky W. Rock on Rock on.

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  6. Wouldn't it have been much easier if he showed up for a photo shoot than have his head "photo-shopped" on to the body in the 1st picture???
    Nice humanitarian gesture though,Big up to him for going out of his way for something noble,he is a good person.....Bless up Banky.

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  7. WOW! Sorry to hear about that. Hope not Cancer of the brain as he mentioned tumor. May we know what exactly? I do hope Mr Banky is well now anyways. The Lord is your strength bros!

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    1. A tumor can be anywhere in ur body. Not just the brain my dear

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  8. wow!...'never knew BankyW's dealt with cancer. God will heal every part of your being bruv! #deepstuff

    http://healthandfitnessvault.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. Brilliant!!....Btw,hez adorable he's voice,hez style,hez charisma....everything about him screams awesome...even hez big head is CUTE!!! God bless him for hez contribution o!!
    Xoxo...Funmi!

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  10. Samanja, lol. Good cause banky, God bless you

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  11. Banky looking sharp!!! Nice one man!

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  12. aww didnt know he had cancer, people needs to quit making the head jokes

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  13. Ok ok, I'll buy the mag just because you're in it :D

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  14. Lackey sponsored by the IRI and American imperialists. Open your eyes people. These people have been meddling in the affairs of sovereign countries to divide and rule and plunder the resources. Seems they have chosen Banky W!

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  15. So banky had cancer probs b4??:_:Huh☹

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  16. madam post comments na.. Yhur work don tire yhu??

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  17. THIS CANCER MATTER SEF...WE HAVE PUT MEN ON THE MOON....I PRAY THEY FIND A CURE SOON...

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  18. Nice opening up Banky, big ups to your confidence

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  19. Best of luck to him , i wish him all the best . Cancer fight is not walk in the park (i lost my dad to cancer) , Banky tried ooo and may God continue to keep him safe and sound. Amen

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  20. Why should he cover his head? He should be proud that he has survived this killer disease.
    I'm an oncologist and I know what it means. Finding a cure to cancer will not be easy as cancer doesn't refer to just one disease. There are many types of cancer each affecting different parts and each acting in different ways. With time though, different cures will be found for each type of cancer but don't expect one drug to suddenly be invented and solve it all.

    People should take precautionary methods such as healthy eating and regular check-ups.

    I'm happy to know that Banky W is a survivor. May God help others too to become strong and fight this killer.

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  21. So sad to hear. :(

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  22. Ε̲̣ε̲̣ђ yåå,knew he had cancer, aπϑ i am so happy dat he was able to pull tru, juz dat peeps αƦε̲̣̣̣̥ alwayz quick to insult by making jest of his head, which shuldnt βε̲̣̣̣̥ at all ....well done banky, may God βε̲̣̣̣̥ with u dear

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  23. He has cancer or he had cancer? He looks really healthy for a cancer patient. No chemo for metastasized tumor cells?

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  24. This cancer gist is old naa. Surprised many pp dnt knw. He has talked abt it either in true love mag or genevieve yrs back. It was a tumour on hs back or so.

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  25. OMG!!! Didnt know this abt Banky. Aawww God please protect him always. Hez such a strong and talented person.

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  26. Hmmm...def interested in taking a look. Bless his heart.

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  27. Abeghiii! Which kain cancer? It's just a ploy to seek more attention and garner sympathy all for the sake of exposure. I ve known this guy from way back in the US and all his feminine guy friends he used to hang out with. Let him show us his chemo.

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  28. May God heal u totally,pls make check up a routine.Cancer can be very deceptive.Cancer is't moi moi.God will keep u.

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  29. Anon3:17, may God forgive u. wat more attention does he wanna seek? u better not incure the wrath of God in ur life. be sensible.

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  30. But why does he look like 2Shotz in the pic???

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