Bovi Ugboma, a popular Nigerian comedian, said on Tuesday that he has been barred from visiting the United States.
The comedy star stated this while responding to fan inquiries on his Instagram account after hosting a Question and Answer section.
According to Bovi, he was barred from entering the country after getting into an altercation with a visa-issuing officer and being labeled.
He first mentioned the prohibition when a fan invited him to play in Massachusetts.
“I’m banned in the USA,” the father-of-three replied.
Another fan asked him if he intended to leave the country and he replied, “I am a citizen of the world. Except for Yankee where I’m banned.”
Explaining the reason for the ban, he said, “ Ill luck. Met a charity-like visa-issuing officer. Egos clashed. I was labelled.”
Giving more details, he said, “I go dey carry shoulder.”
The comedian had revealed in February 2022 that he was almost accused of stealing at a London hotel.
In his Q&A, the comedian also addressed the perceived beef between him and fellow comedian, Ayo Makun, popularly known as AY.
When asked by fans why he and AY don’t perform at each other’s show, the comedian made reference to American comedians.
“Have you ever seen Chris Rock at a Henry Hart show?” Bovi replied to the inquisitive fan.