Basketmouth vs AY, other celebrity fights top discussions. Recently the Nigeria entertainment industry has been inundated with shades of views on the purported beef between the country’s A-listed comedians, Bright Okpocha, popularly known as Basketmouth and Ayo Mayokun, called AY.
Similarly, other celebrity beefs, such as Georgina Onuoha vs Chioma Chukwuka, Tonto Dike vs Blessing CEO, among others have become major talking points.
While Basketmouth and AY presented divergent views at different media engagements, Nigerians have not failed to pounce on the matter to cool off their worries.
In the past, Nigeria’s two iconic Singers, Davido and Wizkid who started out as friends became rivals due to their rapid growth in the industry.
They had thrown subtle jabs at each other, fought supremacy battles among themselves before resolving their issue.
They now seem to have squashed their beef as Wizkid recently showed support for Davido’s latest album,’Timeless’.
DAILY POST brings you top feuds in the entertainment industry
BasketMouth vs AY
The latest beef in the Entertainment industry is between Comedian Bright Okpocha, AKA BasketMouth and Ayo Makun, popularly known as AY.
Not many Nigerians knew that the two top comedians were not ‘cool’ with each other until last week.
In a recent interview, AY revealed that the duo have avoided each other for 17 years.
He said the feud began after he stood in for Basketmouth, at a show in 2006 but was not paid.
The father of two said he later discovered that the client had made the payment before the event and their rift began when he shared a picture of his chats with the man who booked the gig.
In reaction, the comic star, while responding to AY’s allegations, maintained that they have never been friends.
According to him, although he has forgotten all that transpired in 2006, 90 per cent of what AY said were lies, hence his initial decision not to honour him with a response.
He also accused AY of chasing clout and likened him to a snake that can never change but rather sheds its skin to become a bigger snake.
He said AY omitted the fact that he was paid the one-off deal after he (BasketMouth) got information that he had not been paid.
He stressed that there was no client involved in the deal but that it was Alibaba that urged him to put AY on the show, ‘laugh and jams’.
BasketMouth, who had disclosed that he was quitting comedy soon, added that he stayed away from AY because he was shocked to hear some things that threw him off.
“That incident [30k] sef, I don forget. That matter, no client dey involved o. In actual fact, when this matter come outside, when I first hear the thing I said ‘what?’ Like say na 20 per cent of wettin him talk be lie, I for don vex sef say you know what let me set it. But when 90 per cent of wettin him talk na lie. I still dey in shock. All my men dey laugh me because they warned me say ‘guy, be careful o’.
“It was only one job. And that job when I heard say them never pay am, I told Magnums, ‘please, pay him’. And they paid him. He omitted that information. I know the move. The guy [AY] dey promote shows; he needs to sell tickets. That’s the truth,” he added.
Georgina vs Chioma Chukwuka
The friends-turned enemies rekindled their four-year old beef during the March 25 2023 governorship election in Lagos State.
It all started after Chioma cried out that she was assaulted by thugs at her polling unit at Eti-Osa LGA. Narrating the ugly incident, the actress was forced to flee her polling unit with her friends.
Georgina, however, tackled her that she had no right to complain because she had in 2019 warned her against sharing posts of people lamenting about rigging and violence at polling units.
She said this led to their four-year-old rift, adding that Chioma was a “cow shouting” over electoral violence.
Angered by her statement, Chioma described Georgina as an “enemy within”.
She also dared Georgina to show proof of the funds she was said to have accepted from politicians in order to support them in 2019 or risk legal action.
Tonto Dike Vs Blessing CEO
In what seems like the beginning of a new feud, Nollywood actress, Tonto Dike rejoiced over the arrest of self-proclaimed therapist and relationship expert, Blessing Okoro, AKA Blessing CEO.
Blessing CEO was arrested and arraigned over her alleged involvement in auto dealer Ikechukwu Ogbonna, Popularly known as IVD, and his late wife, Bimbo Ogbonna’s case.
The blogger was accused of exposing Folashade Samuel and the late Bimbo Ogbonna, to hatred, contempt, and ridicule, using her Instagram handle.
The relationship therapist, who was last week arraigned on a six-count charge of alleged libel, cyber bullying and for exhibiting uncensored movies, was granted N10 million bail.
Tonto recounted how Blessing CEO allegedly brought pain and sorrow to the deceased.
According to the mother of one, Blessing did the dead wrong and deserves her predicament.
Blessing CEO, who is known to be a fierce critic, is yet to respond to Tonto Dike.
Ruby Ojiakor vs Sarraphina Amaechi
Ruby incurred the wrath of Sarraphina when she almost hit her with her car. The two engaged in a verbal altercation after Ruby, who was seen driving playfully, almost hit Sarraphina, while she was coming from the opposite direction.
Angered by her action, Sarraphina queried her colleague and wondered if she was attempting to harm her by playing on the road.
While Ruby tried to plead with her, Sarraphina stormed off and returned with an iron, destroying Ruby’s windscreen.
Ruby, in shock, insisted that she was only joking with Sarraphina.