Video: Basketmouth Calls Nigerians Hypocrites On Rubbin Mind With Ebuka
June 17, 2014 – Video: Basketmouth Calls Nigerians Hypocrites On Rubbin Mind With Ebuka
Nigerian comedian Bright Okpocha aka Basketmouth was a guest on Rubbin Minds show last Sunday. The comic star revisited his joke post on Facebook that almost messed him up last year.
Check out what he told the anchor of the show, Ebuka Obi Uchendu on Sunday;
The thing is they are all hypocrites in this country. Most of us actually are. The thing is, it’s a joke. Do you understand me? It’s just a joke. I’m not celebrating rape, it’s just a joke. And they wanted to just kill me, you know, and I’m sorry about it, honestly, I am sorry about it, but.. I tried as much as possible not to let it consume my creativity because if I start saying, oh you can’t talk about this, there shouldn’t be any topic that
can’t be talked about, it’s a joke. I crack jokes about my own death, do you understand, and people laugh about my own death, it’s just a joke. Let’s grow beyond this. Definitely, I’m not going to crack a joke about rape again, I shouldn’t even be saying the word. I’ve learnt my lesson, but we shouldn’t have limits.
But I’m happy that controversy came up, it helped me sell my tickets. I sold out, my show was sold out big time, we even started selling standing tickets. There weren’t meant to be standing tickets, regular tickets were supposed to be 25 pounds but because of the controversy, London Guardian carried the story, even compared me with Jimmy Carr, my tickets sold out. We even sold extra 600 standing tickets at 75 pounds! So I’m looking for another controversy, though not that type“.
Watch the video below: