Basketmouth 'dropped as European Union Ambassador over rape joke'

Popular Nigerian stand-up comedian, Bright Okpocha, better known as Basketmouth, has reportedly been dropped as an ambassador for European Union in Nigeria.

The entertainer is one of the celebrity ambassadors for the EU in Nigeria campaign against sexual and gender-based violence.

The comedian was is said to have been disengaged by the EU over a rape joke he made where he is alleged to have said that Nigerian women should be raped if they refuse to have sex on the second date.

On Thursday, the "Her Story Our Story NG",  the platform for the European Union campaign against sexual & gender based violence unveiled their influencers for the 2019 campaign with Basketmouth missing on the flyer.
 The previous flyer that has Basketmouth on it. While in the new one below the comedian has been yanked off.
On Saturday, the organisation also released a statement on social media where they admitted that they are aware of the concerns regarding some of their influencers without mentioning his or her name.

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