Popular Nigerian Comedian, Ayo Makun, popularly known as AY, has denied portraying afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti’s daughter as a dog in his skit.
Naijahits reported that Kuti recently revealed that he mocked AY when fire gutted his house because he portrayed his daughter as a dog in a skit video satirizing his altercation with a police officer on a highway.
Addressing Kuti’s allegations in a video message shared via his Instagram page in which he tagged the singer, AY explained that the dog in the back seat of his car in the skit video was a metaphor for Guinness World Record holder, Hilda Baci, who was trending then for eating dog meat.
He said, “Hello Seun, this is to address the sensationalism that’s been created around social media space. I decided to respond to this because you mentioned your child.
“I love children. So, the minute you referred to the skit I did addressing your baby as a dog, I just felt the need to address this. I’m one human being who looked for a child for 13 years. I don’t think I will find myself in the position to mock a child and refer to that child as a dog.
“Concerning the skit I made sometime in June, I want to categorically say that I’m a stand-up comedian. As stand-up comedians, we run social comments on different activities on trending issues. But I’ve come to understand that in Nigeria now people take comedians seriously and take the politicians as the jokers.
“If you’re familiar with my brand and style of comedy, AY Live, everything that you see I do, I do a lot of stage dramas and then we just talk about trending issues. Now, the skit was a reflection of trending issues. I talked about fuel subsidy which was trending at that time. And if recall, at that time Hilda Baci and Enioluwa were both trending for eating dog meat. And a woman called them out. And then I mentioned the name Hilda [in the scene where the dog was sitting in the back seat of the car in the skit]. That was what I was portraying in that video.”
AY said if anyone was supposed to be offended by the video, it was Hilda Baci but she understood that it was a joke.
He added that Seun Kuti has also shaded him in the past, including lambasting him for accepting a national award from the presidency.
Meanwhile, Seun Kuti has rejected AY’s explanations, saying “the timing of it [the skit video], the meaning of it nothing was lost on me.”
On his Instagram page, he wrote, “You are a dick bro. Your move was a dick move. I ain’t interested in your explanations cos I watched your video. The timing of it, the meaning of it nothing was lost on me. I will only address your lies. Your children are ‘bla bla bla’ speech. The only person sitting in the back seat of my car was my daughter! What did u put in the back seat of your dry skit?! You guys must really think you are something you know. You must really think you are something! The spineless behavior that you all call careers, you must really think it’s something. Werey dey tag me for video sha. Negro please!!”