A few weeks ago, fans and friends of popular comedians Bovi and I Go Dye were shocked when they exchanged heated words on Instagram. It was quite shocking because in Nigeria, the comedy industry titans have always acted like one big family and it is quite rare to see them fight in public.
However, in a chat with Saturday Beats, popular comedian Bovi, explained that it was natural for friends to fight and that he still had a cordial relationship with I Go Dye.
He said, “We are very cool; what are friends for if they don’t disagree and quarrel once in a while.”
The popular comedian and actor further advised youths who look up to him when it comes to his marital life and career to take things one day at a time and make time for everything. The comedian, who recently celebrated his ninth wedding anniversary with his wife and the mother of his children, said there was no secret to his happy marriage.
“There’s no secret. I take my life one day at a time. And I don’t judge people. Maybe take it one day at a time and of course make time for everything,” he said.
The comedian had mentioned on his Instagram page that he would be having his own country and unveiling his personal flag in his upcoming show – Man on fire – in Dallas.
Responding to what inspired that statement, the comedian, however, stated that he was only fooling around.
“I’m just fooling around. I already feel like I have my own country though. Most Nigerians do. If you provide your own light, water, security, and health care, you’re more of your own government without sovereignty.
“It’s been good. Last time I was there (Dallas), it was a blast. Comedy has that tradition of judging from the last performance. It’s always been good in Dallas, so it promises to be the same this year,” he said.
Bovi, who recently replied a comment on social media, which some people considered nasty, told Saturday Beat that comments would not define him; instead they define those saying them.
“The comments don’t define me. They define those saying them. Most of the time, it’s all love. The only time you will see me drawn into a reply is when you try to touch a third party with falsehood. I’m usually forced to put them straight. But if I’m the target, I’m really not bothered. It’s all fun.
“Like I said earlier, it doesn’t define me. It defines the writer. When I reply, it’s usually to set the facts right. It comes from a good place. If I didn’t care, I would be on a blocking spree and for me that doesn’t solve all problems,” he said.