Bright Okpocha (born 14 September 1978 in Lagos State), but hails from Abia State, Nigeria. widely 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.
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.
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.
Basketmouth hosted a comedy challenge on Instagram, called the Two Things Challenge 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.
In 2005 and 2006 Basketmouth won the National Comedy Award and the awards for Best Stand-up Comedian of the Year.
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-).Basketmouth recently hosts Nigerian Billionaire Femi Otedola in his home.
Basket over the years has hosted concerts featuring Jay Z, Rihanna, Beyonce, Joe, Chris Brown, Boys 2 men, Sean Paul, Wyclef Jean, Cool and the gang, Akon, Dru Hill, Buster Rhymes,, Fat Joe, Snoop Dogg, Ciara, Jarule, Brian McKnight and many more.
Basketmouth, a leading player in the comedy industry in Nigeria and having represented the Stand-up Comedy genre as one of Nigeria and Africa’s leading exports, the Basketmouth brand has over the years won hearts of Nigerians and non-Nigerians.
In the words of Basketmouth, “My Nigeria is my earth, my material, my jokes, my fans. My Nigeria is my joy, my pain, my love. My Nigeria is me”. Basketmouth,
During these defining years, Basketmouth and his team launched his one-man standup comedy concert tagged ‘Basketmouth Uncensored’ a show that reached every form of success, the show witnessed 4 years (2005-2009) and each of the installment was a sold out concert, he stopped hosting the show to introduce other comedy brand ‘Lords of the Ribs, Nigerian Kings of comedy, African Kings of Comedy & Laffs n Jamz’ in 2014 Basketmouth re-launched his one man comedy show which was unarguably one of the best he has done.
Basketmouth’s Net Worth.
Basketmouth net worth is placed at well over $40 million dollars. He has a number of Jeeps and other assets to his name and won the hearts of Nigerians and non Nigerian. In addition, basketmouth has again bags Pan African 2nd Comedian of the year Award 2018. More grace to your elbow.