By Oluwatobi Opusunju
Banky W is out with a new song, titled “Running After You”. Featuring Nonso Amadi, the song is a celebration of the journey of marriage; the curves, the bliss and everything in between.
To visually depict the essence of the song, the talented singer stars some of his married friends in the video who were all seen having fun and portraying the perfect imperfection in relationships. They include Osas and Gbenro Ajibade, Toolz and Tunde Demuren, Yetunde and Steve Babaeko.
Others are Chioma and Noble Igwe, Tosyn (Bucknor) and Aurelien Boyer, Kaffy and Joseph Ameh and Olo and Ik Osakioduwa.
Read what Banky W wrote about the music video: “Do you ever think about the fact that there aren’t too many celebrations of Married life on Music Television? There’s a lot of hooking up and twerking, and a lot of dating, consummating and flirting… and there are a WHOLE lot of proposals-and-wedding day music videos.. but there aren’t too many celebrations of the married life that comes afterwards. We just kind of, focus so much on the wedding day itself, and assume, hope and pray that they lived happily ever after.
In the “Running After U” song, I tried to tell the story of how my wife and I got together. But 24 hours before we shot the video, I decided I wanted to use the video to celebrate the whole journey of marriage. And so I drastically altered the original casting plans last minute, and called up all my married friends who were in town, to come hang out on set, have some fun together, and celebrate the decision to attempt this thing called life together. The journey of marriage isn’t always easy, but with the right person, every step ends up worth it.
If there’s one thought I’d like for people to take away, it’s that… Nobody’s perfect, but you can be perfect for each other – you just have to find someone worth trying for. Run after her, then run with her, until you conquer “forever” together. And while you attempt to do this, don’t forget to have some fun.”
The video was directed by Banky W himself.
Watch the video below:
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