Popular Nigerian musician turned politician, Banky W, says it breaks his heart when artistes fall ill and beg Nigerians for money to help foot their medical bills.
Banky W said people who have contributed to entertainment, culture and history whether musically or cinematically should have their work continue to pay them.
He stated this during an interview with HipTV.
He said; “It breaks my heart when artistes fall ill and have to drive people to help foot their medical bills. I’ve chipped in for a few medical bills. So, I know. But it shouldn’t be that way,” he said., adding: “People who have contributed to entertainment, to the culture; to the history — whether musically or cinematically — should have their work continue to pay for them, even after their moment in the sun is over.”
“The only way to fix that is if we start paying more attention to the business of showbiz; the structure; the organizations and what is going on in them. Let’s require an audit of ourselves and see if we’re doing the right thing.”