From an anonymous dude who decided to drop the title – “rap artist” after several attempts to becoming one of Nigeria’s most sort after Standup comedians, Bright Okpocha has definitely made a name for himself within and outside his homeland.
Way back Bright started out as an instrumentalist, many thanks to his drumming skills and later formed the group – “Da psychopaths” alongside his brother and friends and later another group called “d oddz” but even with that, there was no head way.
However, fate came smiling for the unseeming star when he gained admission into the University of Benin to study sociology and he diverted to comedy in 1999.
His got his big break when he met comedy legend Ali Baba in 2001 and got introduced to Opa Williams who then featured him in the now most popular comedy show in Nigeria at the time (Nite of a 1000 laughs) and from then on, there’s been no looking back.
Basketmouth has won the National Comedy Award for Best Comedian of the year, Best Standup Comedian on the year (2005/6). He is currently one of the brand ambassadors of one of the leading telecommunications companies in Africa (Globacom).
He’s comedy show – “Lord of The Ribs” has gained prominence within the country.
Here saying a Happy Happy Birthday to the comedy icon!
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