Banki W battles skin cancer

Banki W battles skin cancer
November 09 21:56 2017 Print This Article

By Bologi M. Maikudi

R&B superstar, Bankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W, has revealed his long battle with a persistent skin cancer tumour.

The singer cum actor took to his Instagram page on Friday to share a testimony of how he had a successful skin cancer tumour surgery.

Banky W, who was full of thanks in his lengthy post, opened up on how he had started the cancer battle 10 years ago.

He thanked his fiancee, Adesuwa Etomi, parents, colleagues, doctors, nurses, pastors and friends for standing by him as he battled to stay alive in the last one month.

“A wise man once said this: ‘Scars. A sign that you had been hurt. A sign that you had been healed.’ Scroll through the pictures to see mine.
“I’m sharing these because they’re proof of what God has brought me through and because somewhere out there, I know there’s someone who needs to hear this.

“For those who’ve been wondering why I’ve been away (for) so long, I had my third surgery on a rare strain of skin cancer tumours in my shoulder last month. The first two times were over 10 years ago, then it recently resurfaced. But this isn’t a sad story as much as it is a reminder, and a testimony.

“A reminder that you should never take life for granted. You only get one shot. Some people went to sleep and never woke up. Many others have lost the battle to cancer and other illnesses. Many are still fighting. You never know when your time will be up; so, don’t waste another minute.

“It’s also a testimony about the goodness of God. I think I had to go through this again to remember how merciful God is to me. Lord knows I don’t deserve it, but He saves me time and again, anyway. I keep saying I need to write a book. I really, really do,” he said.

The emotional post continued: “The past few weeks of recovery have been tough, but beautiful. I’m finally back on my feet, feeling stronger and ready to get back to life. I’m especially thankful to my Nurse Susu for loving me and being by my side every step of the way – I don’t deserve you, my parents and siblings, in-laws & close friends for the love, support and prayers, my Pastors – Pastor Tony Rapu & Pastor Del Balogun of TPH, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya and Pastor Bayo Adeyokunnu – for constantly praying with and for me. And of course to Dr Wodajo and Dr Miralli and their teams – who God used to operate on me successfully. I’m thankful for life, provision and healing. Please don’t feel bad, or message me with any worries. God has done it, just thank Him for me. The pain will eventually go away but the scar won’t – and I’m glad because it’s a reminder to me of what God has done, and evidence to you of what He CAN do. I’m not stronger or better than anyone. I’m just a living testimony that no matter what you face, you can survive and thrive, by God’s grace.”