AY Makun, a popular Nigerian comedian and actor, has presented evidence denying the claims made by his colleague, Julius Agwu, that he hung up on him regarding the date on which he hosts his show.
The controversy stems from a beef between AY and Basketmouth, two of Nigeria’s most popular comedians.
Agwu weighed into the debate during an interview with Lagos-based radio station, Naija Info 102.7FM.
Agwu recounted how AY hung up on him when he tried to complain about their clash of events. He also suggested that there might be more to the beef between AY and Basketmouth than they have shared publicly.
“I call AY dey talk to am say Easter is my day, AY cut phone on me. I am sure he cut the phone, I dey sure. I dey do Laugh For Christ Sake for that date. Every Easter. Based on Basketmouth and AY quarrel over N30, 000. It depends, maybe Basketmouth dey vex for another thing but he no bring am clear. That is the fact,” Agwu said in Pidgin English.
In response, AY took to his Instagram account to present evidence that he didn’t take over Agwu’s Easter Sunday concert and that both parties have been cordial.
“The truth remains the only ultimate power to downplay all the lies in a place where the INTERNET NEVER FORGETS. Dear senior colleague Julius Agwu, my question is, how is it even possible to lay claims to the fact that I took over your Easter Sunday date with the following verifiable facts,” AY wrote.
AY then went on to present several slides that he claimed proved that he never took over Agwu’s Easter Sunday date.
“Slide 2 Confirms that Laff 4 Christ Sake stopped in 2009 and only came back on October 23rd, 2011. The same year I did AY Live on Workers’ Day May 1st (which obviously was not on Easter Sunday). Slide 3&4 Confirms Laff 4 Christ Sake happening in London on Easter Sunday, April 8th, 2012 and Friday, March 29th, 2013 ( I am here wondering how you intended to do both London and Nigeria the same day). Slide 5 Confirms Julius D Genius Agwu performing at AY Live on Easter Sunday, March 31st, 2013. (which I believed would have been an issue if I truly ever cut a call on senior colleague who holds claim the same date),” he wrote.
AY concluded his post by stating that he is not seeking any unnecessary friendship that is laced with negativity.
“Finally, projecting peace across boards doesn’t make me a weakling. Neither am I seeking any form of unnecessary friendship that is laced with negativity,” he wrote.