AY said the joke was not meant to smear the two music producers
Nigerian comedian, Ayo ‘AY’ Makun, has apologized to Kenny ‘Keke’ Ogungbe and Dayo ‘D1’ Adeneye about a joke he cracked as regards their Grammy Awards attendance that did not go down well with them.
In the apology, contained in an open letter on his Facebook page and signed by him, AY explained that it was only a ‘harmless joke that meant neither vilification nor slight’. He explained that “it was only a spontaneous exaggeration by a comedian who needed to just lie to the world and make a living from it’.
The 5-paragraph letter, also makes reference to different important personalities that have received a fair share of comedians’ taunts and goes on to say ‘the truth of the matter is that only those revered by society enter into the contemporary comical repertoire. Please may all VIP’s note this down.’
The post partly read, “Dear Kennis Music, permit me to modestly state that it was an harmless joke that meant neither vilification nor slight when I said “ we all saw an advert on television confirming that Kenny and D One were going to cover the Red Carpet at the last Grammy Awards in America for our viewing pleasure back home in Nigeria, Only for us to find the two of them interviewing their own artiste Jawon (around an American 3rd Mainland Bridge very far from the venue) without having access to the venue and foreign celebs at the event”. That joke was only a spontaneous exaggeration by a comedian who needed to just lie to the world and make a living from it. The naivety and clumsiness in attacking you aside, you and I know very well that any attack on you by any comedian is as pointless as a wild-goose chase. However, my sincere apologies if I exaggerated in my jokes. Please no harm was intended. It was rather a confirmation of your significance to society. The several great artistes you created will witness better to this than my little self. Again, by ‘agelessness’ I intended the lasting glamour of your presence in the entertainment industry, and the future and perpetuity you stand for in the music enterprise. This is it; no equivocation was intended. Please forgive and forget.”