There are always two sides to every story, and the cause of the 17-year-old rift between Nigerian ace comedians AY and Basketmouth is no exception.
Comedian AY caused a buzz on the internet over the weekend after he opened up about his age-long feud with Basketmouth in an interview with media personality Chude Jideonwo.
During the interview, AY narrated how Basketmouth betrayed him in 2006.
He recalled 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 that has lingered on to this day.
“In 2006, (Basketmouth) usually will get gigs Iike weddings- multiple gigs on a Saturday, maybe 2/3 weddings. So what he used to do at that point in time was to attend one, then at a point, leave the venue and catch up in the other venue and then you will need someone else to stand in for you. That was the opportunity 1 got from him of which I am very appreciative of till date.
“Now, Something funny happened. One of the gigs per say, 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 1 better pass my neighbor generator and then opportunity to pay just one or two people to join me to do one or two skits that I can just quickly put out…” He said in part. Read here.
However, while AY stated in the interview with Chude that Basketmouth betrayed him, an old video of Basketmouth telling his own side of the story—which appears to be different—has now resurfaced.
Basketmouth, who gave his own account of what transpired in an old chat with media personality, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, claimed it was AY who messed with loyalty.
According to Basketmouth, he had confided in AY about something in the past, but AY shared that information with a third party without his consent, and this broke his trust.
Watch him speak below.