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Basketmouth opens up on his rift with Comedian Ay

Top Nigerian Comedian Bright Okpocha, better known by his stage name, Basketmouth has opened up on the reasons behind his fall out with his colleague, Ayo Makun a.k.a AY.

There have been long-running speculations about the relationship between the two comedians, who never seem to work together or share their creative ideas, despite being too good at what they do.

During a recent interview on Ebuka Obi-Uchendu’s Black Box Interview series on Bounce Radio, Ebuka brought up the alleged beef between the duo and Basketmouth said that he fell out with AY because the comedian messed with loyalty.

However, Basketmouth said AY realized his faults and apologized to him and they made peace but they don’t talk because what AY did was enough for him (Basketmouth) to put up walls around him.

“I’d have stayed where the competition is. I still do standup comedy but not with great energy because I’m targeting all-around entertainment now. My competition is me. There’s nothing [like a feud] between AY and I.

I don’t mess around with loyalty. He came into my space and messed around with loyalty. He said something that he wasn’t supposed to say. That was going to cause a rift between me and this person.

It was Magmus (Umeri), my lawyer. I said something to AY, and he told Magmus, and he wasn’t supposed to say it. It was nothing but it was enough to cause a rift and have me put up the walls.

 We made peace and he apologised. I have no single problem with AY as claimed. We don’t talk. We made peace and he apologised”, Basketmouth explained.

Also, in the interview, Basketmouth addressed the rumours that he fell out with AY because he took his former protégé, Bovi from him.

“I did not snatch Bovi. Bovi is not a girl,” the comedian said before narrating that he met Bovi for the first time at a comedy event in Abuja, and from there, they became friends. He and Bovi were inseparable, always hanging out together and collaborating on several projects, until recently, prompting speculations of a rift.

Basketmouth however maintained that he did not fall out with Bovi by that everyone is hustling and Bovi stepped into a new world which has kept him busy and occupied.

“Hustle, everybody is hustling; Bovi stepped into a new world. He is busy, and he does not have my time. Me, I’m hustling,” Basketmouth said.

Basketmouth also revealed that he has a special coming in 2022 titled ‘The Voices in my Head’.

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