Famous standup comedian and actor, Bovi Ugboma, addresses why he and his fellow colleague, Bright Okpocha a.k.a Basketmouth no longer have a close relationship.
During a recent interview with media personality Chude Jidenowo, Bovi explained that he chose to prioritize himself and his brand, which led to a distance in his relationship with Basketmouth.
He emphasized that there are limits to how far their association could take him. Bovi also noted that their previous closeness was merely a phase that has passed.
Bovi on his relationship with Basketmouth
“You know but there was this friendship, this symbiotic friendship but he was more visible because he’s a brand, you put Basketmouth’s name on anything and it’s going.
So I think, over the years, my mission was to become a brand as well, a big one and there’s a stage where brands grow to and the room becomes too small, you’ll have to basically find your way, that now allows room for more people to come on board.
“I decided, you know what, it’s time to grow your brand and focus on you now. So I’ll take responsibility for my own decision. We are human beings, there will always be skirmishes, I mean, it’s also part of pop culture.
We were young and restless and stuff like that. So I just realize that like I said earlier, the biggest service you can do for yourself is to push yourself. If you wait for somebody to say, ‘come let me take you’, you might wait forever.
I’m not saying that doesn’t happen but there’s also a limit to how far certain people can take you. You have to get up and move to break new grounds.”
He, however, affirmed that they are in good terms even though the ‘phase’ they once had isn’t the same now that they both have kids and bigger responsibilities.
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