By Bola Kougbe
Nigerian Comedian, Francis Agoda, popularly known as I Go Dye, has said fellow comedian, Basketmouth, consoled him after he failed to qualify at an audition he participated in some years ago.
The Delta-State born humorist paid tribute to the ace comedian (Basketmouth) via his Instagram page describing him as a “blessing” and an unrelenting act despite his achievements.
He wrote “@basketmouth The comedy Icon. It all comes back to me like it was yesterday any time I think about this “blessing” called Basketmouth. He is witty, spontaneous, well put together, always breaking boundaries and crazy .Even with his gargantuan achievements in the comedy world, he still works hard like an upcoming comedian.”
I Go Dye recounted meeting his friend for the first time in 1999 at the University of Benin, UNIBEN, where they were billed to perform at a campus event. He mentioned that they had both auditioned for a role in the popular show, ‘Nite of a thousand laugh’ which he failed to qualify for.
“Four months later, we met at the audition of Opa Williams nite of a 1000 laugh at Ojays nite club lagos to follow our dreams. He qualified with @Tejubabyfacetv and I was disqualified ,after the auditioning he came to me and introduced Teju to me, in his words, “meet my chairman this guy good die na dem we de look up to for benin” and at that moment the pain of me not qualifying brought tears to my eyes. Basketmouth wiped those tears off my eyes and since then my respect for him grew”, he wrote.