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Comedian Basketmouth opens up on beef with AY – “He tampered with loyalty”


Bright Okpocha, better known as Basketmouth, a popular comedian, has spoken out about his feud with his colleague, AY Makun

The two were rumored to have been at odds for years because they always kept their distance from each other despite working in the same industry.

Basketmouth has recently cleared the air regarding his disagreement with AY, stating that they are now on good terms.

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Speaking on Ebuka Obi-Black Uchendu’s Box Interview series on Bounce Radio, Ebuka shifted the conversation to disunity among comedians and brought up the issue between him and AY, prompting him to provide a detailed explanation.

“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.

“He came in my space; messed with loyalty by saying something to my lawyer Magnus that I told him in private.

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.”  Basketmouth said

“I did not snatch Bovi. Bovi is not a girl,” 

“Bovi and I went to Abuja. He performed. I was blown away.

When he was done, we talked about what he could do better. We’d been friends but that was the first I saw him perform. I didn’t know any background story,” he said.

“I proposed that we do business together and we clicked. I was already hearing claims before and after the settled rift with AY.”

Basketmouth also noted that his main point of focus is increasing his audience/followers and not having disagreements with fellow comic stars.

In his words:

“My concern is increasing my audience, not feuds.

How do I make viewers follow religiously?

I have a film coming, a special coming next year ‘The Voices In My Head’, a sitcom coming to TV, another album. These I worry about.”

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