Counting down to his wedding anniversary in November, renowned Nigerian comedian Basketmouth, who took to his Instagram page to write about how he fell in love and married his wife, Elsie Okpocha, clears the air about the alleged feud between him and fellow comedian, AY.

In an interview with Encomium Magazine, Basketmouth speaks on his challenging career, family and his expectations from God among others.

On his rift with fellow comedian Ayo Makun (AY), Basketmouth said it was just a speculation and nothing is going on.

He said: “It’s really all speculation. I maintain a good relationship with all my colleagues and it’s really not feasible to feature every comedian on my shows. If that were the criteria, it would be fair to  say I am not on talking terms with Gordons, Julius Agwu, Basorge, Seyi Law to mention a few, as they have not featured at my shows recently.”

When asked about the success of his just concluded show Lord of the Ribs, he said he got more than he expected and that the support was overwhelming.


Basketmouth said: “Thank you. Sincerely, we put a whole lot into the planning and execution of the show. We had amazing media partners and sponsors. The support was overwhelming and at the risk of sounding like a broken record, God has always come through as partial to me, this time as always.”

Speaking on the high point of his career over the years, the jester revealed that he is grateful to all media houses that stood by him.

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He said, “My life almost feels like a string of little coincidences orchestrated to form big successes, but in reality, I know that my steps are just ordered by God. So the fact that I’m still here, still relevant, is my highest point every day. I am also truly grateful to God for platforms like the MTV Base Big Friday show, hosting This Day Music Festival, my comedy shows in different parts of the world, hosting Comedy Central Presents in South Africa, performing at the Comedy Store in LA, performing at Just For Laughs Festival to my annual tours, it’s just been amazing.”


Read full interview in Encomium.

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