Bright Okpocha, a.k.a Basketmouth has decided to put an end to the bad blood which has lingered for over ten years between himself and his colleague, Ayo Makun.
Basketmouth and AY have been at loggerheads for more than ten years over a debt Makun alleges Basketmouth owes him.
During a March 2023 interview with popular media personality, Chude Jideonwo, Makun claimed that earlier in his career, Basketmouth had invited him to take his place at a comedy show.
After the show, AY claimed that Basketmouth refused to pay him the N30,000 fee for the performance even though the show’s organisers had made the payment to the latter even before the event.
Reacting to the allegation, Basketmouth said he would rather not respond. He also expressed his desire to never talk to AY again.
“To be honest, I don’t want that guy to ever hear from me,” he said in the viral video.
However, Basketmouth has taken a U-turn to apologise to Makun for his misdoings. In a video shared via his Instagram page on Monday, the comedian said he was genuinely sorry for any hurt he has caused to anyone in the industry.
He also specifically mentioned AY and pleaded forgiveness, stating that he just wants peace and harmony.
He said: “To all the people in the industry and beyond that I have offended over time, knowingly or unknowingly, I say this to you right now from the bottom of my heart, I am genuinely sorry, please forgive me.
“And to the people who have accused me of doing things that affected their career in one way or the other, I am not going to accept or deny this allegation because God knows the truth, regardless please forgive me, I beg you from the bottom of my heart.
“Now to my guy AY I don’t know if my apology is still valid right now, but if it is please forgive me for whatever I have done or said in the past that affected you in any way, please forgive me.
“And I want you to know that I have forgiven you for whatever you did or said knowingly or unknowingly. It’s gone, I just want us to leave in peace and harmony.”
Addressing individuals who may want to contest his apology and actually probe the motive behind it is his upcoming show, Basketmouth noted that regardless of his show, his apology came from a place of genuity to be at peace with his colleagues.
He said, “Now for the people that are thinking or assuming that this apology video is birthed because I have a show coming up on the 26th of November, I’ll like to say this, you re absolutely correct.
“I’m trying to sell tickets for my show but I’m also sorry for everything I’ve done. But, it doesn’t mean that I don’t want to sell tickets for my show o!”