Ace Nigerian comedian, Abovi Ugboma, popularly known by his stage name, Bovi, has revealed that he has been barred from visiting the United States.
The comic star made this revelation on Tuesday, April 27, during a question and answer session with his fans on his Instagram stories.
Bovi revealed he had been banned while replying to a fan who asked when he’d be coming to Massachusetts to perform.
In response, Bovi explained that he was banned from the United states after he clashed with a visa-issuing officer and got labelled.
His words, “Ill luck. Met a charity-like visa-issuing officer. Egos clashed. I was labelled.”
When another follower asked if he had plans to relocate abroad, he said, “I am a citizen of the world. Except for Yankee where I’m banned.”
A while ago, Bovi took to his Instagram page to narrate the experience he faced while trying to check into a London Hotel.
The Hotel staff had insisted he presented the cards he used to book the hotel in a seemingly updated security measure that could inadvertently been as a result of the recent #TinderSwindler documentary.
Bovi however did not make the booking himself as it was done by his wife who is back in Nigeria, but the staff didn’t want to hear any explanation.
It was however resolved amicably after he asked them to do a quick google search about his name.
In his words ;
“Simon Leviev done spoil everywhere o. Tryna check into hotel in London and they insist I present the card that was used for the booking. I tell them it was done for me by my wife and she is in Naij. That made it worse. They think I’m stealing. Then to crown am, my own card dey decline. For the first time in my life, I said the words “Google me”.