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Nigeria: No Joke! Basketmouth Under Fire Over Rape Joke

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Ace comedian, Bright Okpocha, popularly known as Basketmouth, came under fire as friends and followers on social media (Facebook and Twitter) attacked him over his 'rape joke' on Sunday.

Most followers felt the joke, he posted on his Facebook account, encouraged rape and within a few hours it went viral, with some followers calling on telecommunication giant, Globacom Limited to terminate his deal as an ambassador with the company.

The controversial joke is about 'white girls' and 'African girls' date, with many arguing that the comedian encouraged rape at the 9th attempt.

He later apologized to his fans and assured them that he will never encourage any act of violence against the female folks.

The joke merchant has made name for himself in the comedy industry with international concerts platforms and anchored gigs that included the likes of Joe, Boyz II Men, Sean Paul, Wyclef Jean, Kool & The Gang, Akon, Dru Hill, Busta Rhymes, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Fat Joe, Snoop Dogg, Ciara, Chris Brown and many more.

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Nigerian Comedian Under Fire Over Rape 'Joke'

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Award-winning comedian Bright Okpocha, popularly known as Basketmouth, has come under fire on social media over his "rape joke". Read more »