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Birth nameBright Okpocha
Born (1978-09-14) 14 September 1978 (age 40)
Lagos State, Nigeria
EducationDegree Holder
Alma materUniversity of Benin (UNIBEN)
Years active2000–present

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]

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

Basketmouth recently hosted Nigerian Billionaire Femi Otedola in his home[5]

Early life[edit]

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.[6]

See also[edit]


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

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