About two weeks ago, Nigerians woke up to a rude shock when popular comedian, Bovi, posted on his Instagram page that his colleague and friend, Basketmouth, got robbed. Many of his fans were quick to sympathise with him while others were apprehensive as nothing was heard about the humour merchant.
Ever since the incident occurred, the ace comedian had not spoken about the encounter he had with the men of the underworld till Saturday Beats reached out to him. Responding to a mail the comedian thanked Nigerians for their concern but also begged them to put the incident in the past where it belongs.
Like any doting father, he thanked God that his children were unaware of the robbery incident because they were asleep all through the encounter. Basketmouth said, “I will rather not talk about the robbery incident because it is in the past now. I just thank God nobody was hurt. My kids were asleep throughout the incident so that is something to really thank God for as the trauma would have messed them up for a while.”
The comedian who started out as a rap artiste told Saturday Beats that he has not forgotten his first love, music. He added that he would revisit the studio booth once he has the time.
And just like his colleagues AY, Bovi and Owen G, the dreadlock wearing comic act hinted that he would release a movie soon.
“I have had to put my music career to rest for now as I have a lot of projects before me but soon, I will revisit it. Also, I have been working on a movie for a while now, but due to time constraint, I have not been able to start production but I will do so soon though,” he said.
The actor who turned 38 recently told Saturday Beats that he is thankful to God for everything especially when he looks back at where he is coming from in life.
“I feel blessed because I know that the life we have can be taken for granted sometimes. I always thank God for every second, minute, hour, day, month and year I witness. Turning 38 is amazing and I pray that God will continue to bless me with more years in great health, happiness, favour and more. I thank God for everything especially when I look back to where I am coming from, it is really humbling where God has placed me and where he is taking me to. I am grateful for everything.
“I am good at making low points become high points. In everything that comes my way, I always thank God while believing that there is a reason for it. The ability to embrace everything in good faith and never backing down or getting distracted is one thing I think I am good at,” he said.
When asked what fame has robbed him of the ace comedian simply said it was his privacy but he was quick to add that he would not change anything if given the chance.
“I have been robbed of my privacy and the freedom I had. The fact that I must be very careful with everything I say and do is a bit of a pressure. However, I wouldn’t trade the journey for anything. I won’t change a thing,” Basketmouth said.