2022 Oscars: Psquare, Ubi Franklin, cautions Nigerian Comedians
Paul Okoye, of the twin music singing sensation, Psquare and music executive, Ubi Franklin, have cautioned Nigerian comedians to pick lessons from the trending ‘Oscar Slap’.
Just recently at the 2022 Oscars award ceremony held at the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood, Oscar-winning actor, Will Smith, slapped the show anchor, Chris Rock for making a tasteless and insensitive joke out of his wife’s alopecia condition.
However, Smith who had just won his first Oscar award in the ‘Best Actor’ category for his portrayal of Richard Williams in the 2021 film, King Richard at the 94th Academy Awards, might be on the verge of losing it for bridging the organiser’s Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) ‘s code of conduct.
Reacting to the incident, Rudeboy took to his Instagram to warn Nigerian comedians, insinuating that they might end up in with Rock’s ‘slap experience’.
In his words;
“Naija comedians go calm down a bit. Will Smith don open doors for some people. Please do not allow yourself to be used as the Naija version of the Oscars. Naija sabi copy and paste.”
Ubi Franklin on the other hand, issued a stern warning to comedian and actor, Abovi Ugboma, better known as Bovi, on his Instagram post.
Franklin recollected when Bovi cracked a hurtful joke about his personal life, women and children.