Bovi Ugboma, a well-known Nigerian comedian and actor, has spoken out about his infamous clash with a visa-issuing officer at the American embassy, which resulted in his ban from entering the United States.
During an Instagram live session with his fans, Bovi expressed his disappointment with the media’s exaggeration of the incident.
The Delta State-born comedian revealed that the visa officer he met at the embassy was rude, but he did not elaborate on what happened between them.
He expressed embarrassment when the story was widely publicized and wondered how anyone could gain access to a visa officer, who is protected by a glass wall.
Recalling the incident, Bovi said he only asked the officer how many visas he had obtained in the last ten years, considering he had always had two American visas in that period.
However, the officer reportedly replied, “There is a new sheriff in town,” before pushing back Bovi’s passport and that of his wife.
“The way everything went, it escalated in the media. They started to have different versions of the story,” Bovi recounted during an interview on #withChude.
The popular comedian also spoke about his strained relationship with his father while growing up and revealed that he was determined to raise his own kids differently.
“I don’t want to raise my kids the way I grew up under my old man, so I am trying to be different,” he said.