Basketmouth, full name Bright Opocha is a Producer, comedian, Actor, TV presenter and MC. He is a very popular comedian loved for his comedy shows, mainly for the “Basketmouth Uncensored” which is said to have gained popularity across the globe
Basketmouth was born on the 14th of September in 1978 in the bubbling city of Lagos. However, he originates from Abia State. He grew up in Lagos, and it was there he did his primary and secondary school education. He later moved to Edo state and studied Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Benin.
Basket mouth began his rise to fame in the year 1994 when he first found a seven-man crew called “Da Psychopaths” which gained a bit popularity but disbanded before they could release any music.
He went on to creating another rap group with his brother Godwin and Muyiwa Osunrobi which they named “Da Oddz,” and they did get on some shows but had no breakthroughs because their rap was not conventional to the Nigerian music industry.
As a result of not making much progress in a music career, Basketmouth decided to step back from music and pursue a career in Stand Up Comedy, the rest as they say is history as he has become so successful in this career path.
He has also featured in international concerts where famous artists like Joe, Boys 2 Men, Beyonce Sean Paul, Dru Hill, Akon, Snoop Dog, Chris Brown and many more were said to have performed. Basketmouth has also organized many international shows across Europe.
He also features in the African Magic show called “My flatmates” from the year 2016 to date.
Basketmouth also heralds the title “African King of Comedy” making him among the topmost richest and influential Comedians in the Nigerian Comedy Industry.
Basketmouth has bagged many awards within the years in the comedy industry.
In 2005 and 2006 he received an Award for the Best Stand-up Comedian of the year by the National Comedy Award.
In the year 2011, he got endorsed by DANA in a multi-million naira contract deal. He has also received an endorsement of about N12 million by Surebet. The Comedian has also been endorsed as an ambassador for Glo Nigeria which his contract with them has been renewed a lot of times.
He is wedded to Elsie Uzoma Okpoch, and they have two beautiful kids together, Jason and Janelle Okpocha.
Basket mouth is among the most influential comedians in the Nigerian comedy industry with an estimated net value of $3 million.