Born in Lagos State on September 14, 1978, Bright Okpocha is a Nigerian comedian and actor better known by his stage name, Basketmouth. Around the world, he has arranged well-known stand-up comedy shows including Basketmouth Uncensored.
Basketmouth organized the #TwoThingsChallenge, a comedy challenge on Instagram that caused a stir among followers when a young admirer uploaded a video of him profanely discussing sex while a youngster was in near proximity.(Source: )
He produced the film “Ghana Jollof.”
Basketmouth Early life
Though originally from Abia State in Nigeria, Bright Okpocha was born in Lagos State. After completing his elementary and secondary education in Apapa, Lagos, he proceeded to study sociology and anthropology at the University of Benin in Edo State. In 1991, he became proficient in drumming, and in 1994, he started rapping.
He later founded a seven-member group called “Da Psychophats” that began performing live and rapping in 1995. However, the group disbanded before any music was released. Along with his brother Godwin and Muyiwa Ola-Phillips, he moved on to join another rap group called “Da Oddz.” They played a few gigs but were unable to gain popularity since their style of rap was not well-liked in Nigeria.
Basketmouth Real Name
Bright Okpocha is the true name of Basketmouth.
At this moment, Basketmouth is 44 years old.
Basketmouth country of origin
Nigeria is the nation of origin of Basketmouth.
After completing his elementary and secondary schooling in Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria, Bright went on to study sociology and anthropology with his brother Godwin at the University of Benin in order to seek a degree.
Basketmouth Net Worth
It is estimated that Basketmouth is worth $10 million. His many comedic acts, TV appearances, endorsements, and musical partnerships provide him with income.
Basketmouth made an appearance in the Gra Gra music video by Lagbaja in 2000.
Basketmouth took home the Best Stand-up Comedian of the Year and National Comedy Awards in 2005 and 2006. Together with fellow comic Mr. Funny, he received a nomination in the inaugural 2021 edition of The Humour Awards Academy.
Basketmouth made an appearance in the 2016 Africa Magic program “My Flatmates”.
Basketmouth recently had Femi Otedola, a Nigerian billionaire, over to his house.
He launched his comic web series, “Papa Benji,” in December 2020.
In 2014, he started the record label Barons World Entertainment.
In November 2020, he released the highlife album “Yabasi,” which served as the soundtrack for the film “Papa Benji.” Artists including Ladipoe, BOJ, The Cavemen, Bez, Waje, Duncan Mighty, Flavour, and Phyno were featured on the album, which was released by the native Nigerian record company Freeme Music.
His album Horoscope was published in 2022, and it includes appearances by Johnny Drille, Simi, M.I. Abaga, Buju, Peruzzi, Oxlade, Reekado Banks, Flaz, Magnito, Illbliss, Dremo, and Flavour as guests.
Under his Barons World Entertainment label, he produced concerts for Nigerian musicians Aṣa and Adekunle Gold in May and December of 2022, respectively.
Basketmouth declared that October 2023 would see the release of his third studio album, Uburu.
In order to complete the movie, Basketmouth reportedly made a short film called Confession of a Bandit in which he played the role of Agent Gburugburu. His friends are reportedly in on the other roles.
In 2022, he costarred with Falz, OC Ukeje, and Tobi Bakre in the wildly popular Nollywood film The Brotherhood.
In addition, Basketmouth engages in charitable activities, providing support to a number of Nigerian nonprofit organizations, including the Red Cross Society and the Children’s Emergency Fund. He also supports the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) in Lagos State.
Basketmouth Personal life
Basketmouth wed his longterm partner Elsie in Lagos, Nigeria, in November 2010. Between them, they have three children. After twelve years of marriage, Basketmouth and his wife announced their divorce on their official Instagram account in December 2022.
Throughout his career, Basketmouth has received multiple honors, such as the Nigeria Entertainment Award for Comedian of the Year in 2008 and the City People Awards for Best Comedian of the Year in 2007. In addition, he has been nominated for multiple other prizes, including Best Male Artist at the MTV Africa Music prizes for the same year.
Basketmouth Awards & Nominations
- 2005, 2006 National Comedy Award for Best Comedian of the Year
- 2007 City People Awards for Best Comedian of the Year
- 2008 Nigeria Entertainment Award for Comedian of the Year
- 2010 MTN Lagos Comedy Nite for Best Comedian
- 2011 Elvis Award for Best Comedian
- 2013 Afrimma Award for Best Comedian
- 2014 The Future Awards Africa for Comedy
- 2021 The Humour Awards Academy for Best Comedian
Basketmouth Social Media
Where is Basketmouth originally from?
Early life. Though originally from Abia State in Nigeria, Bright Okpocha was born in Lagos State. After completing his elementary and secondary education in Apapa, Lagos, he proceeded to study sociology and anthropology at the University of Benin in Edo State.
What is the story of Basketmouth?
While a student at the University of Benin in 1998, Basketmouth started his comedic career. In addition to being an actor, Basketmouth has acted in numerous Nigerian movies, including “My Life,” “Surulere,” and “Dry.” Additionally, he has appeared in music videos for well-known Nigerian performers including D’Banj and 2face Idibia.
How many children does Basketmouth have?
Janelle, Jason, and Maya Okpocha are Basketmouth’s three children together. They were wed in 2010.
How did Basketmouth meet his wife?
In 2003, while Elsie was studying creative arts at the University of Lagos, Basketmouth had her first encounter with her. And before they eventually got married in 2010, they dated for seven years.