“AY Makun is not someone loyal” – Basketmouth


Nigerian standup comedian, Basketmouth has opened up about his alleged fuss with fellow comedian, AY Makun.

There have been long-running assumptions about the connection between the duo who have never worked jointly.

In a recent talk on Ebuka Obi-Uchendu’s Black Box Interview series, the discussion of likely disunity among comedians in Nigeria came up.

Ebuka cited the alleged humour beef with AY during the conversation, and Basketmouth disclosed that he fell out with his fellow comedian because he messed with loyalty.

“I don’t mess around with loyalty. He came into my space and messed around with loyalty,” the comedian clarified about his issue with AY.

“He said something that he wasn’t supposed to say. That was going to cause a rift between me and this person. It was Magmus (Umer), my lawyer. I said something to AY, and he told Magmus, and he wasn’t supposed to say it.”

The 43-year-old comedian, however, soft-pedals the situation and conveyed that they have settled it and moved on.

“We made peace and he apologised,”

Basketmouth however said he and AY are not friends but remain cordial.