Popular Nigerian comedian, Bovi Ugboma, says he was almost mistaken for a scammer while checking into a hotel in London.
In a series of Instagram stories on Wednesday, 9th February, the comedian disclosed that he told officials of the hotel to goggle him in order to save himself.
His ordeal started when he was trying to check into a hotel in London. On arrival, he was asked to present the card he used in booking the room.
Bovi said he made it clear to the hotel that his wife helped him book the hotel and with her card and she was in Nigeria.
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He stated that his explanation did not make the situation better as they thought he was trying to steal. The comedian further noted that the matter turned worse when his own card declined.
In his post, the actor also made reference to a popular con man, Simon Leviev known for Ponzi scheme and internet scam.
Bovi noted that Leviev had ‘spoilt everywhere’ with his escapades and has made organisations more alert to scams and cyber theft.
The comedian wrote, “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’s in Naija. 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’.”
Bovi Ugboma is a Nigerian stand-up comedian, actor and writer. He is the brain behind the popular stand-up comedy concert “Bovi: Man on Fire”
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