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Monday, January 1, 2007

Soulful. Passionate. Real.


MIMI loves Nigerian R&B singer Banky. He has a smooth and fresh sound that both strikes a sweet nerve and shows the polish of an artist who is here to stay. Our favorite tracks: My Regret and Don't Wanna. You can check out these songs along with Banky's other songs by visiting his official website: or his myspace page: We caught up with Banky for an interview, and here is what he had to say:

MIMI: How much of your music is inspired by real life experiences? And, on a related note is the song My Regret about anyone or any situation in particular?
Banky: Almost all of it... 90% + - I tend to write most of my music from stuff that I've already gone through myself. If you're going to talk about something, it helps to have already gone through it. That way you can express yourself better, because you actually KNOW what you're talking about. Whether it's a song about being in a club or the deepest most beautiful love song, it helps to have been there. And yes, My Regret is definitely from a personal experience. But I think I tell enough of that particular situation in the song...

MIMI: How do you want your music to inspire your listeners?
Banky: I want my music to cause people to feel something. Whether a song makes u laugh or cry, whether it turns u on, or makes u think. Whether it makes u want to dance, or makes u want to pray, or whether it inspires u to do greater things ... I just want people to feel something real when they listen to me. I want them to be able identify with what I'm saying, and I want to be able to have an impact on them.

MIMI: What 3 things in life would you tell a man not to take for granted about a woman?
Banky: Her heart, her intelligence, and her "everything else. ''

(Photo Credits: Provided Courtesy Of Empire Mate$ Entertaiment Inc)


chumly said...

Banky has good insight on women.

Anonymous said...

mmm, he is so fiiine.