Sunday, April 21, 2024
Sunday, April 21, 2024

My show’s bill was about 40 Million Naira and Wizkid cleared it all – Basketmouth reveals

A statement circulating on social media features popular Nigerian comedian Basketmouth revealing how award-winning artist Wizkid significantly boosted his career by offering to pay him N40 million for his comedy act, only to end up not accepting the payment.

Contrary to the widespread narrative on social media portraying Wizkid as prideful, Basketmouth attests to Wizkid’s humility in real life. He recounts an incident from 2014 when he urgently needed Wizkid to appear at his comedy show and was willing to pay him for the performance.

Upon informing Wizkid about the show, the singer declined payment and instead volunteered to appear as a special guest and perform free of charge. However, three days before the event, Wizkid regretfully informed Basketmouth of his unavailability due to a pressing family matter.

Basketmouth expresses disappointment over the unexpected turn of events, particularly as he had not anticipated such a setback. Nevertheless, just 35 minutes after the call, Wizkid surprised Basketmouth by offering to cover the expenses for other Nigerian artists to perform at the event.

Following Wizkid’s request, Basketmouth reached out to Lil Kesh, Kcee, Yemi Alade, and Phyno, with the total bill amounting to N40 million. To Basketmouth’s astonishment, Wizkid promptly paid the entire sum, greatly impacting his comedy show in 2014.

All these talks about Wizkid being proud will always be funny to me. 2014 I had my show in Lagos and I really needed Wizkid to perform and I was willing to pay him anything.

I contacted him and he told not to bother about paying him. He promised to come as a surprise guest & put up a show for free. 3 days to the event, Wizkid called me that he won’t be able to show up coz a very important family emergency had happened. I was really heartbroken but I just had to accept the reality. 35 minutes after that call, Wizkid asked me to contact any Nigerian artiste I will like to book for the event and get back to him with the bills.

I quickly contacted Lil Kesh, Kcee, Yemi Alade and Phyno. The bill was about 40 Million Naira and Wizkid cleared it all. Mannn! I thought I was dreaming. Wizkid is not the guy social media keeps trying to make y’all believe he is..”

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