I’d Rather Do It Face to Face than Behind the Mask – Basketmouth Talks on Beef with Davido
Speaking during a Hip TV chat show, ‘The Gist with Ugolee’, late on Saturday night, popular Nigerian stand-up comedian, Bright Okpocha, a.k.a Basketmouth, admitted that he has come close to losing his cool on social media over a matter that involved Afro-pop singer, Davido.
Recall that at his show BasketMouth Uncensored in Houston, Texas some months ago, the comedian had shared his thoughts about awards and MAMA 2015.
“When they were doing the awards. P’Square, they won like 2 awards, best duo, Best this one. D’Banj won.. I don’t know why. (crowd laughter). Then Davido won above WizKid, which is quite strange, but it’s allowed.. It’s allowed,” he was quoted as saying.
At the television show last night, the multi-award winning comedian who spoke on the disadvantages of celebrities settling their scores on social media, made it clear that he’s not one to shy away from saying his mind, adding that he would rather do it face to face than behind the mask of the internet.
“I do not get on social media walls because I want to increase following, mine is, if you come at me, if I feel the need to address you, I will. But 99% of the time, I would not say anything about it.
“There are so many times that I allow issues to slide, for instance, I said a joke that happened to be out of context about Davido; Davido was really upset. He didn’t come at me but I was a little bit shaded with what he said. I wanted to react but instead, I apologised.
“Personally for me, war should be war, come and say whatever you want to say to my face. It is wise for you not to bring out your personal issues on social media and that’s what I stand for.
“If it is a clap back at an artiste like yourself, then it is your choice. Once it gets to family, let those ones be in your house, let your Instagram and twitter group be between you, her father, her mother and herself,” he said.