Nigerian heavyweight comedian/entertainer ‘Basketmouth’ is our #AOTW


Taking a different route on todays segment, we are spotlighting a comedian BasketMouth. Bright Okpocha (born 14 September 1978 in Lagos State), better known by his stage name Basketmouth, is a Nigerian comedian and actor and artist. Bright Okpocha was born in Lagos State but hails from Abia State, Nigeria. 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.

I’m sure you’d be wondering why we’re talking about Basketmouth since we all know him to be a comedian, well like we said, we are taking a different route spotlighting him as one of the notable artists in the Nigeria.

Bonus: Papa Benji

As the official Soundtrack of the web-series “Papa Benji” and off the alum “Yabasi”  Basketmouth teamed up with Flavour and Phyno to deliver a massive jam. The song garnered over 63k views on it’s official Audio on YouTube. It was released on 19 November 2020. Produced by Duktor Sett, and mixed by Tee-Y Mix.

Did you know that Basketmouth 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 launched a record label Barons World Entertainment in 2014. He released a highlife album titled ‘Yabasi’ as a soundtrack for the movie ‘Papa Benji’ in November 2020 which you listened to before the start of the show.

In order to buttress our point more, we are going to play you a single that pushed him up in the limelight as an artist!

Four: Dia Fada feat. Sound Sultan & Item 7

This video garnered over 291k views on it’s official video on YouTube. It was released as a single on the 3rd of February 2019, Featuring late Sound Sultan and Item 7.

Three: Trouble feat. 2face & Blaqbonez

Which garnered over 499k views on it’s official video on YouTube. It featured Nigeria’s best artists 2face and Blaqbonez. It was released on the as a single off the Album “Horoscopes” in November 2021 and was produced by Duktor Sett.

Awards/ Accolades

  • In 2005 and 2006 Basketmouth won the National Comedy Award and the awards for Best Stand-up Comedian of the Year.
  • He was nominated in the 2021 maiden edition of The Humour Awards Academy alongside fellow comedian Mr Funny.
  • In 2022, he was nominated for Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards for Best Africa Magic Original Comedy Series
  • He won the award for Pan-Africa Comic of the year in 2017
  • Basketmouth appears in the Africa Magic show “My Flatmates” (2016).
  • In December 2020, he started his comedy web series titled “Papa Benji”.
  • He has also been an ambassador for Glo Ng and his contract was renewed many times

Two: Your Body feat. BNXN

Off his most recent album “Horoscopes” the official video garnered over 802k views on YouTube. This song was produced by Dukor Sett. It was released as a single on the 14th of September 2021 featuring Bnxn.


Bonus: Word People feat. Flash & BOJ

This video off his album “Yabasi” garnered over 138k views on YouTube. The video was directed by DammyTwitch which was released on the 19th of November 2020.


  • Yabasi (2020)
  • Horoscopes (2022)

One: Myself feat. Oxlade & ShowDemCamp

Off his album “Yabasi” the official video garnered over 302k views. Myself” produced by Ducktor Sett which features super talented singer, Oxlade and the Contemporary duo, Show Dem Camp and this was released on the 19th of December 2020.