Basketmouth Finally Apologises to AY Makun over 17-Year Feud

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.

After being seen avoiding each other in public last year, the two heavyweight celebrities admitted they were not on speaking terms.

In March, AY stated that his dispute with Basketmouth began in 2006 about money owed to him for a show he anchored for him.

Basketmouth called his colleague’s description of the incident “lies” in response to AY’s remark.

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

The legendary stand-up comic begged his colleague to forgive him, saying, “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.”

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

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