By Abimbola Emmanuel
Nigerian comedian, Bright Okpocha aka Basketmouth has finally explained the reason behind the fallout with colleague AY Makun.
There have been various speculations about the duo who have never worked together.
However, during an interview on Ebuka Obi-Uchendu’s Black Box interview series on Bounce Radio, Basketmouth shed more light on the rift between them after Ebuka brought up the alleged comedy beef.
According to Basketmouth, AY messed with loyalty and he was not cool with that.
The 43-year-old comedian however, played down the situation and revealed that they have settled it and moved on.
“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.”
“We made peace and he apologised,” Basketmouth said but also clarified that although he and AY are not friends but remain cordial.
Also, during the interview, Basketmouth cleared the air about the assumption that he fell out with AY because he took his mentee, Bovi from him.
“I did not snatch Bovi. Bovi is not a girl,” he said. He further revealed that he met Bovi for the first time at an event in Abuja and they became friends.
The duo became inseparable ever since they met and have been hanging out together and collaborating on various projects. But in recent times, it has not been like that which prompts that something might be wrong with their friendship.
“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.