A neighbour to the artiste, who spoke to PUNCH correspondent on the telephone, revealed that the fire was caused by a faulty air conditioner.
The fire was believed to have started around 6am.
A resident said;
“The fire started around 6am and all of us came out to assist Banky in putting out the fire. “However, Fire service officials arrived around 7.30. So many items were destroyed including Banky’s awards. But officials of the fire service arrived over an hour late.