Basketmouth Comedian to hold UK show on voting day despite criticism

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Basketmouth play Basketmouth will headline a show in the UK on Valentine's Day. (Instagram)

Many fans had called out the singer, expressing their anger and disappointment at the Nigerian comedian for his decision to hold a UK show on Valentine's Day, but Basketmouth has revealed that he would go ahead with his plans.

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Basketmouth has replied critics who have called him out over his insistence to perform at an annual UK show on Valentine’s Day, which coincides with the Nigerian Presidential elections.

The star comedian was among a number of entertainers including Wizkid and Olamide who will miss the February election due to the scheduled appearance in the UK for the show powered by GTB at the Apollo Event Centre in London.

Many fans had called out the singer, expressing their anger and disappointment at his decision to still move forward with the show, thereby giving up his chance to influence the change in leadership of his country.

 But Basket mouth has replied with a statement, explaining his decision to honour the show.

“Unfortunately there is nothing I can do about it because everything is ready and I have to go on with my show.” He said.

Talking about the backlash, Basketmouth said: “The people talking about it apparently do not know that it is a franchise that has been on for about six years. I cannot cancel the show because of elections. If about thirty people that are probably in London and would not vote comment on my page; that does not mean that my whole fans are upset with me. Truth be told, if they are talking about fans’ comments, I would like to see about three million comments from different people to show that they are unhappy.

“If you check well, those people that are commenting are not in the country. They are probably somewhere trying to get their permanent resident permits. I have no reason not to vote; I am a proud Nigerian,”