25th August, 2021
Popular stand-up comedian, Bright Okpocha, popular by his stage name Basketmouth has revealed that the fight between him and fellow comedian, Ayo Makun aka AY has been resolved.
Basketmouth spoke during a recent Black Box interview with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu.
The host asked about the fight between the two comedy kings with Basketmouth revealing that he fell out with his fellow comedian because he messed with loyalty.
“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 said.
“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.”
The 43-year-old comedian, however, played down the situation and revealed that they have settled it and moved on.
“We made peace and he apologised,” Basketmouth said.
Basketmouth also denied that he lured Bovi away from any potential business deal he could have had with AY.
“I did not snatch Bovi. Bovi is not a girl,” the comedian said stating that he met Bovi in Abuja at a show for the first time and they bot connected from that point.
“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 noted that his concern in the industry now is increasing his audience and not feud with other comedians.
“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.”