Bright Okpocha, better known by his stage name Basketmouth is a Nigerian comedian and actor, has broken silence over news that he has been relieved of his duty as ambassador to the EU concerning rape.
In the News, Basketmouth was relieved due to a joke he made on social media about rape.
He wrote; “Almost every morning on the news and blogs, I would see a picture of a man sitting on the floor pleading and it would then be captioned ‘its the devil’s handwork’ and the topic would be from the underage defilement of rape or brutality against woman or minor. I live in this same world with my most prized possessions my wife, my two daughters, my sisters and women who have built me into the man I am.”
It was a no-brainer for me when recently was presented an opportunity to create awareness on the efforts of the EU to bring support to fighting this scourge.. I then refused any compensation for it and volunteered to lend my voice because…. it’s our fight, not for EU, but for our girls’ future.
A few days ago, unfortunately, I shared a post on Facebook that was shedding light through humor to the entitled crude and very present behavioral patterns of some African men who equate spending to sexual favors, but then I also noticed that women too, face this daily and its harrowing and I deeply apologized for it.
I pray that the most important fight in our lives is not taken away from US… The fight to secure our future, because the girl child is our future, and I strongly appreciate the EU for this amazing platform to improve a whole lot, and as long as the message reaches the ears of those who need it, then it’s a win.
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