Basketmouth, the Nigerian comedian, says AY Makun, his colleague, will not perform at his upcoming show in Lagos.


The stand-up comedian is set to hold a show titled ‘Unprovoked Lagos’ on November 26 at the Eko Hotels & Suites.

Speaking in a recent interview with Arise TV, Basketmouth said although AY had been sent an invite for the show, he will not be performing.

He said AY was not included on the list of entertainers to perform on the show because it has been scripted.


“AY is not on the bill to perform but he has got a ticket. He is attending. I sent him his ticket a few days ago,” he said.

“I knew a lot of people have been asking, ‘Is he gonna perform?’ He is not on the bill.

“In actual fact, I do not have that many comedians on the bill. I know Bovi is introducing me. It is not going to be a secret anyways. Senator is performing. Dan The Humorous and Aproko from Abuja are performing. I have got a few people coming in from Ghana as well.


“So the thing is, my show is already designed. We are recording for TV. So it is a three-hour set. As we speak, the guys directing and producing just came into the country about a few days ago. And before they even landed, we had already sealed the whole flow. It is not the kind of show where anybody would just get on stage. It is not that kind of show. Everything is timed. Precision to perfection.”

The development comes weeks after he publicly apologised to AY over their 17-year-old rift.

Last year, Basketmouth and AY confirmed they were not on talking terms after they were spotted avoiding each other at an event.

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 October, Basketmouth apologised to AY, who he referred to as “my guy”.

He asked his colleague to forgive him, adding that “I just want us to live in peace and harmony”.


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