Bright Okocha, the Nigerian comedian better known as Basketmouth, has apologised to AY Makun, over their 17-year feud.


The duo are among the most famous stand-up comedians in Nigeria.

Last year, the two heavyweight entertainers confirmed they were not on talking terms after they were spotted avoiding each other in public.

In March, AY said his misunderstanding with Basketmouth started in 2006 over money he is yet to receive for a show he anchored for him.


Reacting to AY’s comment, Basketmouth described his colleague’s account of the incident as “lies”.

But in an Instagram post on Monday, Basketmouth extended the olive branch to AY, who he referred to as “my guy”.

The ace stand-up comedian asked his colleague to forgive him, adding that “I just want us to live in peace and harmony”.


He also extended an apology “to all the people in the industry and beyond that I have offended”.

“To all the people in the industry and beyond that I have offended, I say this to you from the bottom of my heart, I am genuinely sorry,” he said.

“To the people that accused me of doing things that affected their careers in one way or the other. I am not going to accept of deny these allegations, God knows the truth. But regardless, please forgive me, I beg you from the bottom of my heart.

“Now to my guy AY, I do not know if my apology is still valid right now, but if it is, please forgive me. And I want you to know that I forgive whatever you did or said knowingly or unknowingly. It is gone. I just want us to live in peace and harmony.


“Now for the people that are thinking or assuming that this apology is birthed because I have a show coming up on the 26th of November I would like to say this, you are absolutely correct. I am trying to sell tickets for my show. But I am also sorry for everything I have done.”


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In July, AY said he would rather die than reconcile with Basketmouth

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