Apparently, the long-running rivalry between two of the biggest comedians in Nigeria, Basketmouth and AY is far from being over. Their rivalry again came to the fore last week when the comedian was spotted briefly at the Eko Hotel & Suites venue but quickly exited from the building.
When pressed for a response, Bright Okpocha otherwise known as Basketmouth revealed that he presence bat the venue was purely coincidental.
“I was not booked to appear at AY’s show. My name was not publicised as part of the people to be at the show. It is not about comedians being united; AY did his show and never mentioned that Basketmouth would perform, so why would people expect me to be there? It doesn’t make sense.”
It was just a coincidence that I was at the venue of the show while it was ongoing. I could not even be a guest at AY’s show because I had another gig on that day I was rushing off to.
“The way we think in this country is very funny. You go to the market to buy a Mercedes and hope to get a Rolls Royce engine, it is not possible. They sold a product and said that some people would perform, so why should people expect that I would be there? There is no beef between AY and I. I am an easy going person and I’m very cordial with everybody,” explained Basketmouth.