Stand-up comedian, Victor Ebiye, made headlines recently when he cracked a joke that young musician, Aramide, must have slept with organizers of the Headies’ awards to win a category.
Immediately he shared the joke on social media, he was heavily slammed and ridiculed for making such a distasteful expression.
It didn’t also take him too long to tender an apology.
Speaking with Saturday Beats, Ebiye said he didn’t expect people to slam him the way they did because he wasn’t serious about what he said.
“I apologised because Aramide could not have done such a thing and the joke didn’t have an end.
“I don’t want to mention names, but if I had used another character, people might not have reacted the way they did. I guess I chose the wrong character for the joke.“Aramide has been busy. Though I have not been able to see her physically, I have sent in my apologies to her. We talked about everything, so we are cool now.”