The Nigerian Entertainment Personalities of the Decade (2009 – 2019): BASKETMOUTH

Posted on January 12 2020 , at 03:00 pm
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BASKETMOUTH

Comedian, Host, Director and Producer 

Founder, Baron’s World Entertainment

Bright Okpocha, a.k.a ‘Basketmouth’, a.k.a ‘Son of Peter’ is Nigeria’s leading comedian. He is one of the few Nigerian comedians to have international comedy tours. He has sold out Indigo at The O2 many times since 2010 and went on to sell out the Eventim Apollo Hammersmith. He became the only Nigerian comedian to have sold out the SSE Arena, Wembley in 2017.

In 2014, he headlined his own show, ‘Just For Laughs’ on Comedy Central and has continued to do skits and a few other appearances on the channel since then. He has headlined shows all over the world in countries like the UK, USA, Australia, South Africa, Ethiopia, etc. In 2017, He won the Pan African Comedian of the year at the Savannah Comic Choice Awards.

Aside from comedy, Basketmouth has also been a host for concerts that have featured celebrities like Jay Z, Rihanna, Beyonce, Chris Brown, Sean Paul, Wyclef Jean, Akon, Buster Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, Ciara, and more.

He also hosted the MTV Base Big Friday show from 2012 to 2017. He started producing his award-winning TV series, “My Flatmates” in 2013 and the show is still running till date. He is set to make his directorial debut with a horror feature film, “The Exorcism of Alu”. Basketmouth has mentored and helped to grow and improve the craft of a few upcoming comedians.

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