Basketmouth speaks on rape joke that cost him EU slot


Comedian, Basketmouth, has issued a statement days after he was dropped as one of the ambassadors of the European Union (EU) campaign against sexual and gender-based violence in Nigeria.

A few days ago, the 41-year-old comedian faced backlash after he was unveiled alongside other Nigerian celebrities for the EU’s cause on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV).

Many social media users reacted negatively to Basketmouth’s inclusion because of a joke he once performed.

Back in 2014, the comedian joked about Nigerian women deserving to be raped if they refuse to have sex by the second date.

Following the backlash he received at the time, he later apologised for the insensitive joke.

Early this year, Basketmouth made an appearance on ‘The Dangerous World of Comedy’ by Larry…



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