He spoke on the most recent episode of Chude Jideonwo’s podcast #WithChude.
At the time, the ‘Strong Thing’ singer revealed that he and Etomi were having trouble conceiving their first child.
The musician said that his wife had to undergo a number of medical treatments, including in vitro fertilization (IVF), which he claimed had a negative impact on her health.
Despite what his wife was going through, Banky W said that due to his political ambitions at the time, he couldn’t spend enough time with her.
In 2019, the musician ran for the Modern Democratic Party’s federal constituency of Eti-Osa in the House of Representatives (MDP).
However, he was defeated in the election by Babajide Obanikoro of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The election result, he claims, “strained” his relationship, especially after they lost their first pregnancy, a set of twins.
“So, 2019 was a tough year, it was a seminal moment in my life because that was the year that we were running for office and at the same time my wife and I were struggling at that point to have a child,” he said.
“So we had started towards the end of 2018 entering 2019, we started doing IVF treatments. You know we had done a second one which is very difficult especially for the woman, when you leave the woman it becomes difficult even for you because you don’t know how to help.
“I mean you see her body go through so much pain and turmoil and difficulty and you as a man, you’re also running for office, so the one thing you don’t have is quality time and that’s the one thing you need when your wife is going through all of that.
“Whether it’s the community of people that are close to you or family. It feels like you’re being emptied on a daily basis. You’re giving everything you have and it’s not enough and then we lost twins because we were pregnant with twins and we lost them. Then we tried again, our relationship was strained. It was a tough time.”
The musician, who recently clinched the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) house of reps ticket, also reflected on dealing with negative opinions about his political ambition.
“It’s hard when people question your intentions. Bro, there’s been times I’ve been depressed,” he added.
“You know when you wake up and you’re trending on Twitter and the things people are saying are so hurtful and these are people that have never been had a conversation with you but they’ve made you out to be satan incarnate and you know that all I was doing was just following what I believe in and trying to do my best.