Basketmouth Biography

Bright Okpocha popularly known by his stage name Basketmouth is a Nigerian comedian and actor, he was born on the 14th of September 1978 in Lagos State Nigeria. He is an elite comedian, who has organized successful and popular standup comedy concerts like Basketmouth Uncensored across the country. Basketmouth organized a comedy challenge on Instagram, it is called the #TwoThingsChallenge which sparked criticism from his fans, after a young fan posted a video of him saying offensive things relating to sex, with a child in close view in the video.

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Basketmouth did both his primary and secondary school education in Apapa Lagos, Nigeria and then he went on to pursue a degree at the University of Benin in Edo state, where he studied sociology and anthropology with his brother Godwin.

Basketmouth Biography
Basketmouth
Real nameBright Okpocha
Date of birth14 September 1978
Country of OriginFederal Republic of Nigeria
Source of WealthEntertainment, Endorsement, business
Net worth1.8 billion Naira

From 2005 to 2006 Basketmouth was granted the honour of the National Comedy Award and the awards for Best Stand-up Comedian of the Year. Basketmouth appears as part of the cast in the Africa Magic show ‘My Flatmates’ in 2016. Basketmouth in a recent video hosted Nigerian Billionaire Femi Otedola in his home.

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Basket mouth was born and raised in Lagos State but he is an indigene of Abia State, eastern part of Nigeria.He discovered he has a skill in drumming in the year 1991 followed by taking up rapping in 1994. He then formed an amateur group called “Da Psychophats” which is consist of seven members and they started attending shows and rapping in 1995, however they broke up before releasing any official project. He then went ahead to form another rap group known as “Da Oddz” with his brother Godwin and Muyiwa Ola-Phillips: they performed in a couple of events but didn’t break through as their kind of rap was not accepted in Nigeria.

Basketmouth Net worth

Basketmouth award
Basketmouth award

Basket Mouth makes most of his money from endorsement deals with several Brands like Glo, from hosting concerts acting, and other show businesses, he charges from 2million and above for shows. He has been estimated to have a net worth of N1.8billion in 2020.

Basketmouth House

Basketmouth acquired this mansion in Lagos; it contains a swimming pool, a double parking space, and other interesting amenities. He presented it to his wife on her birthday. He made a heartwarming post on Instagram saying.   

Basketmouth house
Basketmouth house

“I’ve been thinking of the best birthday wish, best lines, something that will blow your mind, something out of this world…..but then I realized…..those are just words, words can’t quantify what you mean to me, how you make me feel, how you’ve blessed me with love, peace, and happiness. I can only use words to wish you a happy birthday but not what you mean to me. Happy birthday, baby,”

Basketmouth Cars

Honda Crosstour

Basketmouth Honda Crosstour
Basketmouth Honda Crosstour

He gifted his wife this beautiful Honda sedan on her birthday in 2013. The car’s features are as follows.

It is a four-door hatchback, based on the Accord sedan, with a raised ride height and either front or all-wheel drive. It contains the appearance and versatility of a wagon or hatchback without looking like an SUV. The Crosstour has a roomy interior with a wider cabin than the Accord and benefits from the added versatility of the rear hatch.

Lexus LX570

Basketmouth Lexus LX570
Basketmouth Lexus LX570

It was his friend and co comedian Bovi that first broke the news on his Instagram saying “Just got back from the naming ceremony of a new baby. We named her Aunty Maria. Congrats bro”.

The Lexus 570 is just as big on the inside as it looks on the outside, allowing the desired room in the interior. Therefore the design of the third-row reduces the cargo room and makes it a little difficult to enter.

Opel insignia

Basketmouth Opel insignia
Basketmouth Opel insignia

According to reports, it has been said that the car is a bespoke car, which means that everything was built to Basketmouth’s specification. It is a special order. The car cannot be seen in any showroom in the world, it can only be ordered.

 It has been said that Basketmouth has been the only one that has ordered the car in Africa. The car cost him N20million.

Toyota Highlander

Basketmouth Toyota Highlander
Basketmouth Toyota Highlander

The car is Full-time 4WD system with Active Traction Control and a Torsen®96, limited-slip center differential with locking feature, Unitized steel body on 10-member high-tensile-steel ladder frame and an Independent double-wishbone front suspension with coil springs and stabilizer bar; 4-link rear suspension with coil springs, stabilizer bar, and semi-floating axle. It cost basketmouth N19million.

Conclusion

Basketmouth is elite in the Nigerian entertainment world and he has really worked hard and still working hard. He deserves everything he’s got today.

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