Nollywood actress Adesua Etomi revealed that she friend-zoned her now-husband, popular Nigerian singer Banky W, for over a year before they started dating.
The actress revealed this during a sermon on Sunday at the Waterbrooks Church in Lagos.
According to her, one of the reasons she “friend-zoned” him was because she needed to hear from God and to be quite sure she was doing the right thing.
She stated that the decision to make her now-husband a friend before accepting to marry him made their relationship stronger and strengthened their bond, making them understand each other perfectly.
In her words: “I would like to say that friendship plays a very big role in laying the foundation of your relationship. I friend-zoned my husband for a year and half [laughs].
“I friend-zoned him for two reasons. One, I wasn’t sure that I have heard from God about whether this person was actually my person. Actually, three reasons. Second, marrying Banky W [laughs]. I was like, ‘my life on my own is chaotic enough, I would now marry Banky? No, no, no.’
“And then thirdly, just trying to at least have a friendship. And I honestly believe that the friendship we laid over a year and half has played a very big role in how our relationship is today. Banky W is my guy. I mean if you take away romance and sex and everything that makes a marriage, he would still be my guy. Banky is my best friend.”
Banky W inferred: “No, leave sex. Don’t take it away [laughs].”
The couple got married in 2017 in a star-studded wedding that took place in Lagos, Nigeria, and welcomed their first child, Hazaiah, in 2021.