Nigerian comedian Bright Okpocha, widely known as Basketmouth, has shed light on the reasons behind his recent comment about Wizkid while acknowledging the overwhelming social media influence of Davido’s wedding.

During the high-profile wedding of Davido and Chioma on June 25, Basketmouth lamented the difficulty he experienced in promoting his Canadian tour. He pointed out that the wedding drew so much attention that it overshadowed other events, including a social media controversy involving Wizkid. “Even Wizkid’s social media drama didn’t get much attention because everyone was focused on Davido and Chioma’s wedding,” he remarked.

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This offhand comment sparked outrage among Wizkid’s fans, who took to social media to express their displeasure and even threatened to “cancel” the comedian. The backlash was swift and intense, highlighting the sensitivity and loyalty of Wizkid’s fan base.

In a detailed explanation during an interview on “Backstage Banter with Isi Ijewere,” which took place during the Toronto stop of his Canadian tour, Basketmouth elaborated on his intentions. He clarified that his comment about Wizkid was not meant to disparage the artist but was instead a calculated move to generate buzz.

“Wizkid is my guy…that was a marketing technique. But I knew it was going to be edgy. I knew it was going to hit people. I knew they were going to get upset and they did exactly what I wanted them to do. It worked,” Basketmouth explained. He emphasized that his strategy was designed to provoke a reaction and draw attention, a common tactic in the entertainment industry to create publicity.

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Basketmouth also took the opportunity to highlight the broader context of his marketing strategy. He mentioned that in the competitive world of entertainment, sometimes unconventional methods are necessary to stand out. His approach, while controversial, succeeded in bringing attention to his tour, demonstrating his understanding of media dynamics and audience behavior.

Despite the initial backlash, Basketmouth expressed no hard feelings towards Wizkid or his fans. He reiterated his respect for Wizkid as an artist and assured that there was no personal animosity involved. “It’s all part of the game,” he added, suggesting that such tactics are often part of the larger playbook for maintaining relevance and visibility in a crowded market.