Banky W has over the last number of years shown that he is more than just a musician and politician
He has lent his voice to various causes including talking about defilement of minors and so on.
During his campaign for a seat in the House of Representatives, he also showed a lot of goodwill to different people.
Banky W has now also joined in the #JusticeForKolade train which has been used to call out authorities over the death of Kolade Johnson who was shot by Policemen on Sunday while he was out watching a game between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.
Since then there have been calls from Nigerians, prominent or not, for the police to shake up.
Banky W called for donations on Twitter to help the family that Kolade left behind.
He tweeted: “Kolade had a son, widowed mom & fiance. Pls let’s contribute whatever we can directly to his Mom’s account, so she can care for them. His death shouldnt prevent his son from going to school or hinder them from putting food on the table. Please repost & donate #JusticeForKolade”
Kolade had a son, widowed mom & fiance. Pls let's contribute whatever we can directly to his Mom's account, so she can care for them. His death shouldnt prevent his son from going to school or hinder them from putting food on the table.
Please repost & donate#JusticeForKolade pic.twitter.com/znfyv7vE0M
— Banky Wellington (@BankyW) April 3, 2019
He also attached a photo with details on how to help out with the family.
He didn’t restrict it to Twitter, also posting about it on Instagram and saying: “While we are all angry and frustrated, posting #EndSars or #ReformSarsand agitating for some very necessary police reforms, let’s also remember the people most affected by the murder of Kolade Johnson: his son, widowed mom, and fiance. His family depended on him and now he is no more.
“I want to plead that we all contribute whatever we can directly to his Mom’s account, so she can take care of the family in this trying moment. His death should not prevent his son from getting a good education or hinder them from putting food on the table.
Please repost this, and pls donate whatever you can. We must always rise up as a community to care for each other, with or without the help of our Government.”
The response so far has been positive, and you’ve just got to love a celebrity who uses his platform to try and help others.
So Banky W, here’s to you