Why AY Makun and I grew apart — Bovi

Comedian Bovi

Comedian Bovi Ugboma has opened up on his relationship with colleague AY Makun, saying he thinks that they merely grew apart.

Bovi made the revelation during an interview with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on the television show Rubbin Minds.

The 41-year-old actor and producer said: “I think we just grew apart. I like to do my own thing my own way and if your style is different from my style we just grow apart basically but we cool. When I see him I say ‘what’s up?’”

Bovi also stressed that he stays away from colleagues who operate in ways and manners that don’t synchronise with him.

“It’s not because of anything but if you have a way you operate and it is not in sync with the way I operate and if that offends my spirit, I’ll just stay away.

“I’m sure some people don’t like me and that’s cool. Even in the church, there is friction,” he said.

Ebuka asked the comedian to clarify the belief in some quarters that comedians in Nigeria aren’t actually united.

”I don’t know, personally, I don’t think everybody can like each other but one thing I know is they don’t necessarily hate each other. It is a tricky situation. As regards shows, I used to do everybody’s show in the beginning, but now I want to do it the way it is internationally accepted,” he said.

When asked why comedians don’t turn up for each other’s show, Bovi noted that he doesn’t know about others but he wants to operate as it’s done internationally, stating that he wants to do a show and have a command of his performance.

He also said, “There comes a time when you know you can fill a venue on your own, but someone is asking you to do a 10mins, you know you can’t be doing that anymore if you want to grow.”