Ace comedian and actor, Bright Okpocha, otherwise known as Basketmouth has opened up on his long running feud with colleague, AY Makun.
Basketmouth who opened up on the alleged beef in a recent interview with TV host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu while speaking on the perceived disunity among Nigerian comedians, stated that AY ‘messed with loyalty’ but has now apologized and they have made peace.
In his words,
“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 apologized. I have no single problem with AY as claimed. We don’t talk.
Speaking further, he dismiss rumors that he fell out with AY because he ‘stole’ comedian Bovi from AY as a protege.
“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.” he added.