The 10 Bankable artiste’s list by Forbes has generated a lot of controversies, but Banky W managed to stay out of it. Though he was listed among the 10 Nigerian bankable artistes, Banky W said this to Nigerian Tribune when he was asked about what he thinks about the list;
I don’t believe very much in such things. Let’s be honest, the real wealthy people are the businessmen like Dangote and the politicians (some of whom got there by looting Nigeria). They’re the ones with real money. This entertainment business is too much hype. It is more fame than fortune. So I’m not thrilled to it and I don’t think any of us should buy into it too much. I’d rather be wealthy and quiet than famous and broke.