It came as a rude shock when comedian, Justice Nuagbe, aka Ushbebe, called Femi Otedola’s daughter, DJ Cuppy, a terrible deejay during his show last weekend.
When Sunday Scoop reached out to the comedian, he said he only meant it as a joke but it was taken to another level. He said, “I didn’t crack a joke about DJ Cuppy alone; I cracked a joke about over seven people and some others seated in the hall. I don’t understand why people singled out the joke I made on DJ Cuppy. I also talked about Davido who is always dragging envelopes with entertainers despite coming from a rich background. I attacked Wizkid and Mercy Johnson too. It was a comedy show. When you just take two seconds from a long video and put it online, you are obviously looking for attention and controversies. Something led to that particular video scene online.”
Ushbebe said he would never take such thing personally if he were in DJ Cuppy’s position, insisting that making people laugh was the essence of a comedy show. “What do you expect to hear at a comedy show? If it was not a joke, people in the audience would not laugh. People attack me too but it has not stopped me from doing my work. Criticisms always make me stronger. I told Efe Money before that he was a bad musician, but he is now a better musician,” he said.
Speaking about the outcome of the show tagged Chronicles of Ushbebe, he revealed that he was pleased with the outcome. He stated, “I didn’t nurse any fear that it would flop because we had been making plans for a long time. We didn’t lose money, but you cannot compare my event with that of Davido or Olamide. It is a comedy show and we had a lot of media partners. It was also a big challenge to get sponsors; we were only lucky to get Indomie on board. When you want N15m and you need to take loan to meet up, it is always taxing because you could get the money from the big brands if they were supportive. I worked more with investors.”