Abovi Ugboma, Nigerian comedian better known as Bovi, says his relationship with Ayo Makun, his colleague, has gone sour because “we grew apart.”

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Speaking with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on Rubbin Mind, Bovi characterised the fraught relationship between him and AY as basically a byproduct of contrasting styles.

“I think we just grew apart. I like to do my own thing my own way and if your style is different from my style we just grow apart basically but we cool. When I see him I say what’s up,” he said.

Bovi added that it’s impossible for everyone in the Nigerian comedy industry to like one another, while quickly establishing that it doesn’t imply there’s blanket hate either.

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He also spoke on his refusal to appear in comical shows headlined with the name of fellow comedians.

“Personally, I don’t think everybody can like each other but one thing I know is they don’t necessarily hate each other. It is a tricky situation,” he said.

“As regards the shows, in the beginning, I used to do everybody’s show but now I want to do it the way it is internationally accepted.

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“If we are doing a nite of thousand laughs, I am willing to be on that platform but it got to the point where I am like I can’t be on a show that is run by a comedian’s name and every one feature but you the comedian come on your own show and you are not telling jokes.

“Rather you are just MCing and bringing everyone on stage then we go home and you make all the money. I want to do a show and have a command of my performance like an album.”



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