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Comedian Basketmouth shares some intimate details about his marriage | Read Interview



Basketmouth spoke in a recent interview with
Encomium Magazine and spoke about an array of
things including low moments in his marriage.
How does it feel to be at The Headies ?
I feel great. It’s lovely. There is nothing as beautiful
as being in a beautiful place with beautiful people.
Good to tell you, I’m going to co-host the show
tonight with Toke Makinwa. This would be my
second experience, and I want to tell you, it’s a
great show. It’s like our version of Grammy. I love
the idea, the concept, decor, everything about the
What really happened to Bovi, because he was
supposed to host the show?
Yes. He was supposed to host but I don’t really
know what happened. He just called me and said he
won’t be able to do it; that he needed me to step-in
for him. So, I’m like the rescuer.
You have been part of The Headies for long. What’s
your reaction about the late commencement?
Honestly, if I didn’t know what really happened; and
what has been happening ever since, I would have
crucified them. But the turn over time was too
short. There was an event here (at the Eko Hotel,
the venue of The Headies , a day before); they didn’t
have access to the hall until early hours of the
morning. And normally, the organizers of Oscars
and Grammy have access to the venues a week
before the D-Day or months. For us, it is crazy here.
Notwithstanding the mistakes they made was to fix
such magnificent event in December, festive period.
This late start is becoming serious. It is too long.
I’m sure something will be done.
Away from that, you recently celebrated your
wedding anniversary. How has it been being a
married man as an entertainer, knowing full well that
you guys are being chased by women?
I don’t know about chasing, maybe the musicians,
but for comedians, I am not sure if we are being
chased by women.
But being a married man has been great. I married
a friend. The girl that I love and she understands me
100 percent. We have been together for a very long
time; about 10 years. So, she understands me. She
knew me when I was coming up; and she knows me
now; she understands everything about me. That
alone helps my marriage to become stronger and
stronger. I travel alot, and I am always happy I have
a wife who understands that. It’s been good and
What are the low moments of your marriage, and
how have you been able to manage?
Mine is different because of my job. The low
moments are times when she would cry because I
wasn’t around. These times has been difficult for
us. There was a time I travelled out of Nigeria for
two months. Although during the period, I came to
Nigeria three times, and when I was about leaving
the next day, she was crying profusely.
How do you make-up?
Gifts. And whenever I am in the country, we have
fun together. Like now, she’s here with me. She
follows me to everywhere I go. I am also a
houseboy, whenever I’m home, I do not leave the
house. I spend every moment with my family; my
wife and the kids.
What are those chores you do at home that people
don’t expect?
I cook. I try, I can’t really say I’m a good cook. But I
cook for my family.
I’m not that experienced to start giving advice to
older people but, everything centres on love and
understanding in every relationship. Look at our
parents, after 30-40 years of marriage, they are still
together. Then, you ask yourself, what are they
doing right? What are they doing wrong? Then, you
find out that they are patient and tolerant. Our
parents are tolerant but children of today are not.
We’re more materiali-stic, no genuine love. I think,
we should learn from our parents. If not that my dad
had passed on; he would still be married. Don’t just
marry somebody because she’s pretty or she’s from
a rich family.

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