Comedian Ayo Makun, popularly called AY Comedian, has opened up about how his 17-year feud with his colleague Basketmouth began.
In an interview with media personality Chude Jideonwo, AY revealed how Basketmouth used to connect him with events when he was starting out in the comedy industry and how a particular event sparked the rift.
AY said there was a particular event he attended, but the organisers had expected Basketmouth to be available.
“Now, something funny happened. One of the gigs per se, I got his endorsement to go stand in. Usually, what we get at that time is N30,000 and 30,000 at that time was everything to me. 30,000 would buy me my pack of indomie, recharge cards, fuel for my ‘I better pass my neighbor’ generator and then the opportunity to pay just one or two people to join me to do one or two skits that I can just quickly put out.
“I got this job, and the people weren’t too happy to see me around the venue because they were expecting a Basketmouth to come. Long story short, the guy was later happy after the performance. There was an exchange of contacts. Then I left.”
The comedian stated that he wasn’t paid and had to reach out to Basketmouth who told him the organisers hadn’t paid.
Makun said he contacted the organisers and was shocked to find that payment had been made even before the event.
The comedian said after he informed the organiser about what Basketmouth said that a disagreement began between both parties.
He said he was not at odds with Basketmouth at the time but the incident caused them both to feud.