18th September, 2023
By Victoria Oluwayemi
Popular Nigerian actress, Adesua Etomi-Wellington has revealed that she put her husband and singer, Bankole Wellington, aka Banky W, in the friend zone for over a year before accepting his marriage proposal.
The thespian spoke during service at the Waterbrooks Church, Lagos, on Sunday.
She said one of the reasons she “friend-zoned” him was because she had not heard from God at that time.
She said humorously, “I would like to say that friendship plays a very big role in laying the foundation of your relationship. I friend-zoned my husband for a year and a half.
“I friend-zoned him for two reasons. One, I wasn’t sure that I had heard from God about whether this person was my person. Three reasons. Second, marrying Banky W. I was like, ‘my life on my own is chaotic enough, I would now marry Banky? No, no, no.’
“And then thirdly, just trying to at least have a friendship. And I honestly believe that the friendship we laid over a year and a half ago has played a very big role in how our relationship is today. Banky W is my guy. I mean if you take away romance and s3x and everything that makes a marriage, he would still be my guy. Banky is my best friend.”
Banky W added a playful touch: “No, leave s3x. Don’t take it away ”.