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Basketmouth As An All-round Entertainer

Author  Mgbemena Chukwuebuka

Bright Okpocha, popularly known as Basketmouth, a legend in the comedy space has become an all round entertainer as a result of his continuous effort and drive to give his best to any endeavor he attempts.

He started off as a stand up comedian back in his days in the university and came into limelight through a popular comedy show far back in 1998 called "Nite of a thousand laugh". Since then, he has grown to be one of the biggest comedian in Nigeria as well as Africa. He has also had lots of international shows and garnered respect from international comedy stars. 

Apart from being a top ranked comedian, basketmouth is an amazing actor. He has played different roles in sitcoms and skits directed and produced by him. He is known as Frank in the comedy TV series "My flatmates" and Jiminus in the web series "Papa Benji". He constantly displays his creative ingenuity while playing each of these roles along side other comedians such as Buchi, Senator, Okey Bakassi amongst others.

Basketmouth has a habit of creating the highest amount of value for his viewers/fans by infusing current realities into his craft.

At some point in his life, he was a musician. In fact in an interview he had, he said music was his first love before comedy found him. From time immemorial he had a music group. This went on for a while before he stopped and decided to face comedy fully but never forgot about music. He continued to push and nurture the musical interest he had and in 2019 released a song by him that featured Sound Sultan & item 7 called "Dia Fada". This song was somewhat used to "whet the appetite" of his fans while he focused on a major album that was to be released the following year.

In November 2020, he released an album titled "Yabasi" which featured popular music stars like Oxlade, Waje, Ladipoe, Cavemen, Flavor, phyno, Umu Obiligbo amongst others. This album did so well as it grossed millions of streams across different music platforms. It was indeed a big win for basketmouth. He currently gave an update on his soon to be released album titled "The Scorpio Effect" which would feature Mr Eazi, Wande coal amongst others.

Basketmouth paid his dues from the outset. At an interview he once narrated how he had come to Lagos for a comedy performance and didn't have transport fare to go back, this and several other obstacles stood as barriers at the early stages of his career but didn't hinder him and he was able to move past them into greatness.

Currently, basketmouth is an Artiste, Actor, Comedian, MC and indeed an All round Entertainer. 


Basketmouth As An All-round Entertainer

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