Comedy Not My First Love– Nigerian Comedian Basketmouth Reveals

Bright Okpocha, a comedian who goes by the moniker Basketmouth, has indicated that music was his first love before venturing into comedy.

On Friday, the 43-year-old shared this on Instagram.

He had to take a break from music, he claimed, because the timing was off.

Nigerian Comedian Basketmouth
Nigerian Comedian Basketmouth

“Most people do not know this but music was my first love, then TV before comedy. I had to do it backwards as the timing wasn’t right & I hadn’t met a producer that can see music the way I see it……in its true form & color,” he wrote.

Basketmouth has a new track out called “Trouble,” which includes 2face and Blaqbonez.

Basketmouth became interested in music in 1994. In 1995, he founded a group named Da Psychophats, which consisted of seven members, and they began going to gigs and rapping.

The group, on the other hand, disbanded before releasing any work. With his brother Godwin and Muyiwa Ola-Phillips, he founded Da Oddz, a rap trio that performed a few of performances but didn’t break through.

The comedian founded his record company, Barons World Entertainment, in 2014.

In 2020, he published Yabasi, a highlife album that served as the soundtrack for his television sitcom Papa Benji.

The album features artists like Ladipoe, BOJ, The Cavemen, Bez, Waje, Duncan Mighty, Flavour and Phyno.