Ayodeji Makun, or AY, a Nollywood actor and comedian, declared he had given up trying to make amends with Basketmouth, a longtime rival in the business.
Recall that the two have had a dispute for 17 years, during which AY claimed that Basketmouth owed him N30,00 in unpaid debt, but Basketmouth rejected this and insisted that they had never been friends.
In a recent interview with Teju Babyface, AY, who claimed he has been trying to make amends with Basketmouth for years, stated he no longer cares about carrying their feud to his grave.
He said their senior colleagues are aware of his efforts to reconcile with Basketmouth, adding that they told him at some point to stop forcing reconciliation when Basketmouth was proving adamant.
AY said, “The bros [senior colleagues in the comedy industry] knew [about my beef with Basketmouth] and at some point in time, they had to ask me to slow down. They were like: ‘You’re doing too much. You are putting in too much to make this thing work. Friendship is not by force.’
“I was believing that ‘No, this can work’. Even in my last stand-up comedy, I had to go on stage and I did another routine ‘My guy. How’s my guy? This is my guy. If you see this guy, tell him he’s my guy.’ And the following morning, every where exploded again. ‘We are not friends. We are not that. We are not this.’
“So, for me now, I’m not pushing anything anymore. As I’m here now as AY, if I have to go to my grave without sitting with any of these guys to say ‘hello, ‘hi,’ I will be happy.”
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"If I have to go to my grave not sitting with any of these guys, I will be happy"
– AY Makun
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— 🐬 @𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗷𝗼𝗯𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗯𝗼𝘆 (@OneJoblessBoy) July 18, 2023