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“Comedy is a corrective tool too” – Bovi Replies those Criticising him for Saying One Can Joke about Anything “as long as you don’t offend sensibilities”

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The Big Brother Naija Reality TV Show ended more than a week ago but the events in the house are still creating discussions on social media, particularly the disqualification of one housemate – Kemen – who was seen on camera groping another housemate – TBoss – while she was sleeping.

At AY Live 2017, Comedian AY joked about it event and asked Nigerians to forgive Kemen, adding that men will understand the power of sexual urge.

AY was slammed on social media over his comments. Read about it HERE and HERE.

Bovi, whose annual show “Bovi Man on Fire” is a couple of days away, took to his twitter page to make the announcement.

People got into his mentions to warn him about not joking about rape, disabilities, and the just concluded Big Brother Naija Reality TV show.

Bovi, in another tweet said a comedian can joke about anything, provided it doesn’t offend sensibilities.

See tweets and his replies:


In the end, Bovi shared a video clip of how joking about rape was a tool he used to preach against rape in 2014.

Watch:

50 Comments

  1. californiabawlar

    April 17, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Unless you’re about to make a full skit about chopping off a rapist manhood and making him eat it… then don’t. In fact, even if you are…JUST DON’T.

    During my last visit to Naija, this dude was the MC at an office event and he was horrible! Flat attempts at Donald Trump humor…He just kept saying…mehn, Americans don kolo..Americans don kolo… awkwardly dry mf.

    Oh…do I need to mention he closed out with the classic “I bought a girl gifts and she wouldn’t give up the cookie” rapey joke?
    Mssschewww… this is the same odensin that wants to educate us? Nicca please.

    • enin

      April 17, 2017 at 11:45 pm

      the joke is on u right now saying bovi is dry as a mf is u being daft the last time u were in Nigeria indeed I guess u came in from Congo people work their soul off to earn a living all u can do online is rubbish their reputation n attempts can u even stand before 6 pre nursery kids n make them laugh can u f***ing do that

    • funmilola

      April 18, 2017 at 6:30 am

      you made zero sense!

    • Richard

      April 18, 2017 at 8:52 am

      Bovi is dry as fuck. Kill yourself!! The main issue at hand is the fact that bovi is trying so hard to make light of a grave issue such as rape culture and sexual harassment. So stop deflecting and picking on what she/he said. Nigerians will always use jokes as defense when they become grossly insensitive. There’s no way, i repeat no way that a comedian can sensitize about rape through jokes. It trivializes the issue. All they should do is take a minute and speak about it, not in the form of a joke but actual speaking against it. Or Bovi might really be trying to sell tickets to that his show. Otherwise, how can he try to normalize rape saying it’s a joke. Stop joking about rapeor how guys must get knacks simply because they took a girl out. It’s wrong, it encourages rape. Stop.

    • Alterego

      April 18, 2017 at 12:16 pm

      Too harsh Enin. No need to swear. U seem more incensed cos she said ‘the last time I was in Nigeria’ . It’s a pity but the last time I checked, people do actually live outside Nigeria and still come into Nigeria. Can it stop paining you? Lol.

    • temi

      April 17, 2017 at 11:56 pm

      If not low standards in naija, these guys should not be called celebrities or comedians.. They are all dry and lack the quick wits and range required to stand the test of time. ..oshi o daa ni Ile pako. Bs is not good under the wooden shed. Mschewwwwwwwww

    • AceOfSpades

      April 18, 2017 at 12:02 am

      It can be preached against with a joke. If you had just watched the video then maybe you’d understand but well…..

      What is fight against rape if men don’t join in the fight with women? A movie can preach against it, a musician can preach against it, a painter can but a comedian can’t? Some of this BN commenters sef

    • californiabawlar

      April 18, 2017 at 1:18 am

      The fact remains these dudes stay making rape and rapey jokes on the steady! What in their track record gives you the confidence to ‘allow’ them speak against such issues? Crass Nigerian comedians do not have the wit nor intelligence to address social issues and that’s a fact. Now do whatever you may with it.

    • temi

      April 18, 2017 at 3:14 am

      You don’t get it. The few comedians who joked about suicide bombings post-911 never recovered from the back lash. Nothing is funny about. sexual assault. Chris Rock, Eddie Muphy etc used their platform to address social issues issues and civil right issues hence the reason why they were able to transcend all boundaries. Again what do we expect from AY the woman beater? Very soon Mabel will turn Tonto and grant us an interview…

    • Adunnie

      April 18, 2017 at 9:56 am

      Acesofspades no one said a comedian can’t preach against rape and sexual harassment but don’t make a freaking joke about it. Take time out and actually speak about it but don’t put it into jokes in the name of “jokes are a corrective tool.” A joke is an amusing story, to do or say something for humorous amusement rather than seriously. How can you take something as serious as rape and sexual harassment and make it into a joke?? It’s ridiculous and very stupid. Please it’s not everything we should encourage these comedians to joke about. One phoney comedian will wake up one day and joke about how Christians are being slaughtered in southern Kaduna or even the chibok girls that have been missing for 3 years all in the name of comedy and some silly people will actually find it funny. So we should also accept it as a joke abi because its everything that should be a comic relief? There are certain things that should never be made light of period

  2. temi

    April 17, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    As as much as I wanted to ask AY how he would feel had someone assaulted his daughter, I figured he won’t get it cos his donkey-looking little girl is unlikely to grow into the object of any man’s fantasy. AY has spoken. So have I.

    Cheers!

    • Nakoms

      April 18, 2017 at 12:10 am

      ……and this is how you help the situation? By insulting an innocent little girl who is female like you?
      This IS your contribution! REALLY?

      .

    • temi

      April 18, 2017 at 2:30 am

      Well you don’t know if I am TBoss’ relative. He trivialized sexual assault against someone’s child. AY called shosho, now he has seen shosho. You can’t slap someone and tell them how much pain they should feel or how hard they should slap you back. AY watch your back…

    • californiabawlar

      April 18, 2017 at 1:20 am

      Wrong. Wrong. Very wrong!

      Where do I even start? Someone else please come deal with this ridiculousness.

    • Mama

      April 18, 2017 at 4:51 am

      That’s a very crass statement,I think you should retract rather than defend it.

    • Papacy

      April 18, 2017 at 4:53 am

      Nah man. That was uncalled for abeg.
      The video was funny though. I get his point. Probably that was what AY had in mind but I prefer bovi’s approach.

    • Nonso

      April 18, 2017 at 5:52 am

      By your statemet, you’ve changed the conversation unintentionally from the issue to how you addressed the issue.

    • funmilola

      April 18, 2017 at 6:34 am

      @temi
      you’re soooo dull and annoying right now….that little girl is innocent.
      how dare you compare her with a donkey???!!!!!
      God have mercy on your soul.

    • Omoge

      April 18, 2017 at 6:39 am

      You can be her ancestor for all I care… You are acidic & your soul needs surgery

    • Icrossmyheart

      April 18, 2017 at 8:46 am

      Wow. I have never been so shaken by a comment on BN. Wow.

      Never stoop so low to the level of your oppressor. He will never learn that way and assume that he has always been right.

      What you did right here……

    • PA

      April 18, 2017 at 9:38 am

      In as much as I’m not in support of AY one bit but I just have to reply you! You belittled yourself to insult his kid, why???? Shame!!!

    • Adunnie

      April 18, 2017 at 9:44 am

      Temi you messed up o. I was feeling your comments until I saw this one. She’s just a little girl, why drag her into this?

    • Gabby_Doings

      April 18, 2017 at 10:05 am

      You shouldn’t drag his lil girl into this. Inasmuch as you have shared you stance on this issue, i think you have watered your point by dragging an innocent child and even making negative comment on her looks!! You are deceitful. You sincerely not against bashing cos you just did what you preached against! You are a #Fraud

    • Tuu

      April 19, 2017 at 1:25 pm

      Wow!if you could really say that about a lil girl. You’re as bad as a rapist.

  3. Jirla

    April 18, 2017 at 12:40 am

    Temí you are troll an ugly troll

  4. Alex

    April 18, 2017 at 1:00 am

    Lots of hypocritical people in BN.. ?‍♂️ SMH.

  5. Bollarbie

    April 18, 2017 at 1:22 am

    You are highly stupid for this. Wtf!

  6. Mz_Danielz

    April 18, 2017 at 5:57 am

    @ Temi, well if you’re Tboss’ relative, then we expect that you have 1st hand knowledge of the struggle of being ridiculed and put down for nothing. Leave AY’s daughter alone and insult the dad if you must.

  7. john

    April 18, 2017 at 7:53 am

    @temi is why a lot of people regard feminists as a joke..deep down feminist dont even care about their fellow women..(if ubthink I am lying try going against a feminist ideology and see the bile they will vomit)…it just good politics for them to score over a point over the men they hate .. they don’t even care and like tboss ,they just want to use tboss opportunity to bash men.. bottom line is thier hatred for men and women who are better than them in life..thier goalis to make everyone miserable as them , that is why u see some many of them rejoicing over a divorce or instigating a divorce..misery truly loves company

    • Gaga

      April 18, 2017 at 8:46 am

      And you had to bring in Feminism, you can’t go a day without it, pls, choose another struggle!

    • Mz Socially Awkward....

      April 18, 2017 at 10:45 am

      Deepest sigh of all sighs.

      As if it’s only feminists or the children of feminists who get raped and therefore, only feminists that have some sort of stake in the burning issue. Otherwise, biko uncle John, don’t leave us here in blind darkness, trying to desperately connect the cleverly hidden dots….. please, come and help us by explaining what the vehement opposition that a lot of Nigerians (of all sexes, tribes and social classes) have raised against AY’s attempt to trivialise sexual assault, has to do with feminism.

    • kole

      April 18, 2017 at 1:53 pm

      You are already in bad shape so no need dragging you. Smh

    • Engoz

      April 18, 2017 at 1:57 pm

      You that cannot go one second without having heart attack over feminism, is saying others are miserable? Have you looked in the mirror recently to view your wretched face? If world leaders like Justin Trudeau, Barrack Obama, Prince Harry, Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela are feminists who the heck cares what a riffraff like yourself thinks about feminism. You will never have any social impact to influence policy, so you and your ilk will die in obscurity, total irrelevance! Feminism is a joke, who is the person always crying on the internet about this so-called ‘joke’? Tehehe. E dey pain you ehn. Feminism pains the heck out of you and you want to hide under the umbrella of joke. Your frustrations are that of a defeated man. I laugh at your grand slam defeat. Sebi we are joking, we will see who will laugh last, tehehe!

    • john

      April 18, 2017 at 2:43 pm

      nelson mandela a feminist….hmm that is a new one as for the other ones u mentioned..they are all politicians .. they will say and do anything for votes and likes even dino melaye will say he is feminist if given the chance….no wonder it is said women can be deceived easily..u ranting is a typical feminist rant..feminism is the dying breed..the novelty is wearing off or how can u explain trump becoming president in spite his so called sexism or the rise of right wings in europe..the problem with u especially online black feminists is that u all believe ure delusions and so called temporary power handed to u by men anyway @ moniker said it all..as u said we will know laughs last..the funny part is that white feminists regard u follow follow , copy copy black feminists as shit

    • Engoz

      April 18, 2017 at 6:44 pm

      @John

      Absolute rubbish! The novelty is wearing off and you cannot make a comment without referring to feminism? The novelty is wearing off and you are crying on a female dominated board on the internet? Listen, boy, the novelty has not only dominated your sensibilities, it has power slammed your small ego into submission. I will teach you a lesson on this board today! “White feminists regard u as follow follow,” and Chimamanda is being adored by white feminists in Europe and America? Every white feminist wants to hear what Chimamanda has to say. Your contradictory statements are a disgrace to your parents. Black feminism only introduces racism to feminist ideology, has absolutely nothing to do with your petty, kindergarten language of follow follow white feminism. Women’s rights is culturally ingrained and first and foremost Black African culture. I blame your idiocy on the backward education you received that’s why you have the effrontery to denigrate women’s right as something white women started. If you have received proper history education, you will never make the illiterate mistake of referring to women’s rights as something started by the West.

  8. oloye1

    April 18, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Nigerians… stupid hopeless generation….would always try shit on people same which they do not tolerate…

  9. Diva

    April 18, 2017 at 9:37 am

    I just wonder how those so called “comedians” will joke about rape when it happens to their own relatives. Gosh I’m so angry at this. My niece was raped many years ago and till date I’ve not recovered from it. Imagine the victims!!! AY & Bovi God is watching I swear…

    • kole

      April 18, 2017 at 1:51 pm

      Don’t mind them. Someone just called AY’s daughter a donkey they all want to ocommit suicide but then it’s ok to make rapey jokes right in front of a sexual assault victim. This is wrong and I’m pissed that AY hasn’t apologized.

    • john

      April 18, 2017 at 4:53 pm

      ure pissed AY hasnt apologized..the way u people dey drink panodol for people dey baffled me..so everytime u wake up , u pick up ur cheap china phone and browse twitter or blog site just to check if AY has apologise..smh….if ure so pained ..take a bus or keke to lagos bridge and look down , there is a big water down , it is known as lagoon,pls do me everyone a favour and jump

  10. Moniker

    April 18, 2017 at 11:19 am

    All you online commandos, after writing here, what else have you done to correct the ills of our society? The same women you are busy fighting for are the same that will attend those shows. For what? Publicity. Charity begins at home. None of you will make a difference with all these celebs. Cyberspace and cyberbulling won’t make them lose their endorsements and all.
    The best you females can do is talk to yourselves and know you’re worth more than the males are pricing you. Bovi, AY, basketmouth and co. are made. Their shows will be sold out with or without your attendance.
    Enough of this shadow chasing. If we all arrange our corners, then everywhere will be arranged.

  11. Josephine

    April 18, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Why try to defend making jokes about rape? Its sick and its wrong. It shows that some men see rape as sex. It is not, it is violence. If pedophilia is not funny why should the crime of rape be singled out? It shows that some men truly don’t see women as their fellow human beings. In other climes these men would never sell another ticket much less get endorsements.

    BN please call a spade a spade. Kemen did not grope TBoss as she slept. He sexually assaulted her. Its your place to sensitize by not shying away or sugar coating.

    Temi, your comment is pretty disgusting I must say. AY’s beautiful daughter is fearfully and wonderfully made. She will be the beloved wife of a good man who respects women. Amen.

  12. kole

    April 18, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    So who are the 60 people who loved Temi’s comments if y’all screaming bloody murder? LMAO!

  13. john

    April 18, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    nelson mandela a feminist….hmm that is a new one as for the other ones u mentioned..they are all politicians .. they will say and do anything for votes and likes even dino melaye will say he is feminist if given the chance….no wonder it is said women can be deceived easily..u ranting is a typical feminist rant..feminism is the dying breed..the novelty is wearing off or how can u explain trump becoming president in spite his so called sexism or the rise of right wings in europe..the problem with u especially online black feminists is that u all believe ure delusions and so called temporary power handed to u by men anyway @ moniker said it all..as u said we will know laughs last..the funny part is that white feminists regard u follow follow , copy copy black feminists as shit

    • Engoz

      April 18, 2017 at 6:45 pm

      @John

      Absolute rubbish! The novelty is wearing off and you cannot make a comment without referring to feminism? The novelty is wearing off and you are crying on a female dominated board on the internet? Listen, boy, the novelty has not only dominated your sensibilities, it has power slammed your small ego into submission. I will teach you a lesson on this board today! “White feminists regard u as follow follow,” and Chimamanda is being adored by white feminists in Europe and America? Every white feminist wants to hear what Chimamanda has to say. Your contradictory statements are a disgrace to your parents. Black feminism only introduces racism to feminist ideology, has absolutely nothing to do with your petty, kindergarten language of follow follow white feminism. Women’s rights is culturally ingrained and first and foremost Black African culture. I blame your idiocy on the backward education you received that’s why you have the effrontery to denigrate women’s right as something white women started. If you have received proper history education, you will never make the illiterate mistake of referring to women’s rights as something started by the West.

    • john

      April 18, 2017 at 7:32 pm

      calm ur titties down before you broke the glass screen in ur phone in the name of typing..black race and stupidity , they dont even knew the history of the ideologies they follow and copy..every tom , dick and harry knew that white women started feminism ..infact to be precise white rich suffragettes who want the same voting rights as white man, they hated and look down on black women and refused their entry into the organization..they only knew how to use them as maids and cleaners, it wasn’t untill they saw the success of the civil rights movement that decide to destroy the black community through a trojan horse with the help of the CIA ….whiye women got the right to vote even before black women and men( which they got through the civil Itights movements) I don’t need to get into that detail about a hateful organisation..u can google it..feminism only to an extent benifits the founders “white women” ..white women earn more than black women and men combined in usa..if there is any quota system in a company,they are going to hire a white woman not ur black ass..white women only use black idiotic women as a stepping stone to just as they are using chimamda adichie as a puppet, a typical house nigger to insult africans ..look at the way she apologized after her stupid statement about trangenders ..they cut her down to size immediately,infact if she dares talks out of turn again apart from the normal script they gave her..they will bundle her ass fast back to nsukka…feminism ingrained as african culture..dont make me laugh..u guys are a confused bunch and I thought u guys said African culture is backword..is feminism a yoruba name or an igbo name or hausa name …this will be my last time commenting on this topic bcos aguing with dumb blackwomen gives me headache especially online, armchair feminists ..I mean these are the women that claim to be the fictional queens of Egypt

    • Engoz

      April 19, 2017 at 3:06 pm

      Obviously you are threatened by my argument hence the classic emotional ‘calm ya titties’. Meanwhile you can’t control the perpetual erections you have over feminism, tehehe. Feminism is just an English word for female rights on the basis of gender equality which your White daddy destroyed black African females institutions used to protect themselves whenever you African men decide to go sociopathic. The patriarchy you idiotic African men practice now is a post colonial culture instituted by your White daddy which they themselves have moved on from. Feminism is rooted in our culture. African women are the original feminists. While white women were still subservient to men, African women were discussing politics and making sure stupid African men like yourself don’t determine their fate. Furthermore, the fictional ‘queens of Egypt’ are actually from the hotep movement which is chiefly paraded by idiotic black men like yourself.

  14. NotSerious

    April 18, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Ahan Bella Naijrans chill out! In his video he clearly spoke against rape and the crowd wasn’t obviously offended. Society has become too politically correct and hypocritical! I’m pretty sure some of yall condemning him here were at that show.

  15. john

    April 18, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    calm ur titties down before you broke the glass screen in ur phone in the name of typing..black race and stupidity , they dont even knew the history of the ideologies they follow and copy..every tom , dick and harry knew that white women started feminism ..infact to be precise white rich suffragettes who want the same voting rights as white man, they hated and look down on black women and refused their entry into the organization..they only knew how to use them as maids and cleaners, it wasn’t untill they saw the success of the civil rights movement that decide to destroy the black community through a trojan horse with the help of the CIA ….whiye women got the right to vote even before black women and men( which they got through the civil Itights movements) I don’t need to get into that detail about a hateful organisation..u can google it..feminism only to an extent benifits the founders “white women” ..white women earn more than black women and men combined in usa..if there is any quota system in a company,they are going to hire a white woman not ur black ass..white women only use black idiotic women as a stepping stone to just as they are using chimamda adichie as a puppet, a typical house nigger to insult africans ..look at the way she apologized after her stupid statement about trangenders ..they cut her down to size immediately,infact if she dares talks out of turn again apart from the normal script they gave her..they will bundle her ass fast back to nsukka…feminism ingrained as african culture..dont make me laugh..u guys are a confused bunch and I thought u guys said African culture is backword..is feminism a yoruba name or an igbo name or hausa name …this will be my last time commenting on this topic bcos aguing with dumb blackwomen gives me headache especially online, armchair feminists ..I mean these are the women that claim to be the fictional queens of Egypt

    • Engoz

      April 19, 2017 at 3:05 pm

      Obviously you are threatened by my argument hence the classic emotional ‘calm ya titties’. Meanwhile you can’t control the perpetual erections you have over feminism, tehehe. Feminism is just an English word for female rights on the basis of gender equality which your White daddy destroyed black African females institutions used to protect themselves whenever you African men decide to go sociopathic. The patriarchy you idiotic African men practice now is a post colonial culture instituted by your White daddy which they themselves have moved on from. Feminism is rooted in our culture. African women are the original feminists. While white women were still subservient to men, African women were discussing politics and making sure stupid African men like yourself don’t determine their fate. Furthermore, the fictional ‘queens of Egypt’ are actually from the hotep movement which is chiefly paraded by idiotic black men like yourself.

  16. rage against the machine

    April 18, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    bovi’s tweets were arrogant because he didn’t even set aside a minute of respect for the issue at hand – just said he could do what he wanted in his own comedy (true, maybe, but insensitive). I can however live with Bovi. As for AY (aka #antichristbae), I’ve just been reading the mess he’s been retweeting and I think I need to leave this matter alone before rage consumes me. People need to boycott him imho. Vote with your feet!

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