Watch: Banky W And Adesua Etomi Recount Journey Into Parenthood
Nigerian celebrity couple Banky W and Adesua Etomi have both recounted their experience after they lost their twins to miscarriage. The music star and his award-winning actress wife made this known during an episode of The Waterbrook series.
Their message, titled “Final Say Faith” was shared with the hope to inspire, encourage and help others heal and build their faith. In the words of Banky W:
This is the story behind the song. Hope it inspires and encourages you. We pray that it builds up your hope, confidence, trust, and faith in God. Hope it reminds you that delay and disappointment is not denial; and that while your faith in God will not prevent you from hurting, it will help you heal, get back up and keep on going, trying and believing until your breakthrough comes.
Adesua narrates her journey to motherhood, the miscarriage of her twins, and the different pains she went through. In her words:
So we got pregnant and we got pregnant with twins. And we had gone for the scans, we had seen the heartbeats. At this point, very few people knew what happened. Every report that you have heard was a lie because nobody knew what happened. So during a routine checkup, we went back to the hospital to have a scan and I just saw the doctor’s face, you know when something is wrong, sometimes you can tell. She was scanning and scanning and I was like what’s wrong and she said ‘oh nothing’ and I looked at the nurse’s face and asked what’s wrong and she said ‘Adesua’ I’m looking for the heartbeats and I said ‘for the two of them?’
So I went home and I remember Banky not being around at that time and I remember collapsing on the floor wailing. Wailing is different from crying, it’s like a deep groin in your chest. I’m sharing because many women go through this and nobody talks about it because it is almost like a thing of shame for whatever reason and I don’t know why. So we said we were going to pray over the weekend and go back for the scan on Tuesday or Monday can’t remember now, hoping that God would do something.
Banky W also contributed, he spoke about how emotional it was when they had to evacuate their babies because they were shrinking:
Monday or Tuesday came and we went for the scan, not only did we not see heartbeats but the embryos were shrinking, they were decaying. When we found out we were losing them and we needed to do an evacuation, it was a very emotional time for her.
Months after prayers, Adesua revealed that she found out that she was pregnant and all she said as she looked at the positive pregnancy stick was ‘‘Olubankole God has done it.”
Watch the interview below: