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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
Growing 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?
Pretty 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?
I 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

With 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 return.
“It’s 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.
Outside 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
Photos: Toolz and Banky W for Blanck magazine Reviewed by Jisieike Samuel on January 13, 2015 Rating: 5

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