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Basketmouth, A biography, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  


Birth name Bright Okpocha
Born 14 September 1978 (age 39)
Lagos State, Nigeria
Nationality Nigerian
Education Degree Holder
Alma mater University of Benin (UNIBEN)
Years active 2000–present
Website www.basketmouth.tv

Bright Okpocha (born 14 September 1978 in Lagos State), better known by his stage name Basketmouth is a Nigerian comedian and actor. He has organized popular stand-up comedy concerts like Basketmouth Uncensored across the globe.

Basketmouth hosted a comedy challenge on Instagram, called the #TwoThingsChallenge which sparked an uproar from fans, after a young fan posted a video of him saying obscene things relating to sex, with a child in close view in the video.[1]

Bright completed his primary and secondary school education in Apapa (Lagos, Nigeria) and then moved on to pursue a degree at the University of Benin where he studied sociology and anthropology with his brother Godwin.[2]

In 2005 and 2006 Basketmouth won the National Comedy Award and the awards for Best Stand-up Comedian of the Year.[3] on February 14, 2017 to mark valentine’s day, Bright had a sold out concert in the famous Wembley arena which made people consider him to be one of the greatest comedians to come out of africa.

Basketmouth appears in the Africa Magic show ‘My Flatmates’ (2016-).[4]

Early life

Basket mouth was born in Lagos State but hails from Abia State, Nigeria. He completed his primary and secondary school in Apapa, Lagos and moved on to the University of Benin, Edo State to study for a degree in Sociology and Anthropology. He discovered his skill in drumming in 1991 followed by taking up rapping in 1994. He then formed a group called “Da Psychophats” which had 7 members and they started going for shows and rapping in 1995, however they broke up before releasing any material. He went on to form another rap group known as “Da Oddz” with his brother Godwin and Muyiwa Osunrobi: they performed a couple of shows but didn’t break through as their brand of rap was not accepted in Nigeria.[5]


  1. Jump up^ MTVBase (2013-11-22). “Basketmouth arrested in the UK”MTVBase. Retrieved 2013-11-22.
  2. Jump up^ Informationng (2014-08-02). “Basketmouth’s Book: Before I Write A Book Part 2”Informationng. Retrieved 2014-08-02.
  3. Jump up^ Abisola Alawode & Jumoke Rufus (2014-01-10). “What Did Basketmouth Do Wrong?”Leadership. Retrieved 2014-01-10.
  4. Jump up^ “Basketmouth’s new sitcom ‘My Flatmates’ premiers on AfricaMagic”InfoNubia. 2017-03-23. Retrieved 2017-08-05.
  5. Jump up^ “Comedian BASKETMOUTH Full Biography,Life And News”T.I.N. Magazine. 19 July 2015. Retrieved 10 August 2016.

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