Comedian Basketmouth Reveals He and AY Have Never Been Friends
Written by maxfmeditor3 on April 11, 2023
Nigerian comedian Basketmouth recently made headlines after revealing that he is not friends with fellow comedian AY.
The revelation came during an episode of ‘The Honest Bunch Podcast’ with OAP Nedu, where he was asked about his relationship with AY. Basketmouth clarified that he and AY have never been friends, he has never visited AY’s house, nor has he personally invited him to his house.
During his appearance on ‘The Honest Bunch Podcast’ with OAP Nedu, comedian Basketmouth addressed his relationship with AY.
He clarified that he and AY are not friends, and have never visited each other’s homes or had personal invitations exchanged. Basketmouth stated, “Just to set the record straight, AY is not my friend. We have never been friends. I’ve never visited his house. I’ve never personally invited him to my house. I never ever called him, but one day I said, ‘O boy, where you dey make we hang out?” This revelation provides insights into their dynamic as comedians in the entertainment industry.
“Additionally, during the podcast appearance, the well-known comedian revealed that a significant portion of the stories shared by AY are allegedly up to 90% fabricated.”
The two comedians have had a longstanding feud.
During a Black Box interview with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu in 2021, Basketmouth revealed that he fell out with AY because he felt AY messed with loyalty.
However, in 2023, AY revealed during an interview with Chude Jideonwo that an unpaid sum of ₦30,000 led to the issue between them.
AY explained that in 2006, Basketmouth would have multiple wedding gigs on Saturdays and would attend one and then leave to catch up at another venue. Basketmouth needed someone to stand in for him, and AY got the opportunity to stand in for one of Basketmouth’s gigs. AY was paid ₦30,000 for the job, but two weeks later, he had not received payment.
How it Started
AY recounted, “Because I didn’t see the 30K and I was starving, I decided to ask for 30K, and he said this person hasn’t remitted, this person hasn’t paid, And then I was like, but this person said he was impressed and happy? Me, I don’t care if you give Basketmouth 100k for the job, but my 30k is my 30k.”
This incident has clearly left a sour taste in AY’s mouth and could be the reason for the feud between the two comedians.
Regardless of the reason for their feud, it is unfortunate to see two talented comedians at odds with each other. Fans of both comedians have expressed their disappointment and have called for a reconciliation. It remains to be seen if the two will be able to bury the hatchet and move past their issues.
In conclusion, the feud between Basketmouth and AY has been ongoing for several years, with each comedian having their own side of the story. AY claims that an unpaid sum of ₦30,000 led to the issue between them, while Basketmouth has previously stated that AY messed with loyalty.
Regardless of the reason for their feud, it is unfortunate to see two talented comedians at odds with each other, and fans have expressed their disappointment. It remains to be seen if the two will be able to reconcile and move past their issues.