Photos: Toolz and Banky W for Blanck magazine

Global fashion and culture magazine, Blanck presents
its 1 year anniversary issue themed ‘Homeland’ which features Tiwa
Savage, Banky W, Toolz, Zainab Balogun and more. 
See the interview with
Toolz and Banky W below…

Toolz Interview

up mainly in the UK, she attended boarding school in Bournemouth and
finished her secondary school in London. Her decision to return back
home was partly hers and that of her parents. Tolu Oniru mostly known as
TOOLZ in the entertainment industry is one woman who has had a
spiralling romance with success since relocating to Nigeria. Blanck got
in bed with Toolz and made her spill on building her self-esteem,
wedding bells and some low down details, Toolz takes it to church.


How would you rate you confidence level now… was there a time you felt insecure about yourself?

high now, but I’m only human, so it does change. My confidence level is
often intertwined with how successful I am at work, and how well my
personal life is going. If I’m working hard, seeing results and happy
with my personal life, my confidence is sky high; but when things don’t
work as smoothly as I wish they would it dampens my confidence but then I
know it’s something that happens to everyone really.

We know you are in love with someone, should we be expecting wedding bells soon?

always say God’s timing is the best and marriage isn’t something I take
lightly. I think a lot of people nowadays get married for the wrong
reasons, which is probably why the divorce rate is so high now. Having
said that, I do want to settle down soon, but I don’t know if I’ll make a
huge announcement when I decide to get married”.

Taking the 100 questions challenge, Toolz also spills bucket loads of secrets.

Feature Credits

Words by Franka Chiedu

Photographed by Obi Somto

Styled by Juliet David- West

Make Up by Mary Jane Esan for Zaron

Shoot Location – Hotel Bon Voyage

Banky W interview


a larger than life personality and brand, Bankole Wellington has
continued to push the boundaries and has shown that when it comes to
work, one is only as good as his last job. Taking extra courses in film
making and production, he talks to blanck about his future plans,
falling in love, getting heart broken and breaking peoples’ heart in

important to constantly grow; to become bigger and better, to expand,
and to broaden your horizons,” he said, his unavailability to meet in
person, a testament to his brand new and choked schedule.

music, he faces roadblocks as well. He is constantly in the gossip
rounds about his romantic life, a formidable distraction in Nigeria’s
powerful, overwhelming, trash-talking blogosphere. On the matter, he
says rather diplomatically, “There are good and bad women in every
corner of the globe. I’ve had similar experiences on both sides; I’ve
had my heart broken and I’ve broken hearts. One day I’ll figure it out,
settle down, and get married. Until then, I guess I’m learning from all
these experiences and trying to make myself a better man.”

Feature Credit:
words by Ayodeji Rotinwa, Photographed by Ada Emihe for Avaloni
studios, styled by Tosin Ojo, Styling Assistant- Paola Escobar, Make Up
& grooming by Roselyne Odor

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