Basketmouth Biography

Full Name: Bright Okpocha

Stage Name: BasketMouth

Place of Birth: Uzor Street in Ajegunle Lagos, Native of Abia State.


Date of Birth: September 14th, 1978

Marriage Status: Married to Elsie Uzoma

Children: 2

Education: B.Sc in Sociology and Anthropology from University of Benin

Languages: English


Occupation: Comedian, Music Artiste, Instrumentalist


In 1991 Bright discovered his skills in drumming, which he did for over 5 years after wards. During his days of being an instrumentalist for his church and a band at that point, he also discovered his skills in rap music and later diverted into that path in 1994. In 1995, he, his friends and brother formed a group called da psychopaths. It had 7 members but they split before they could even release an album or single.

Bright and his brother Godwin immediately formed a group called d oddz and later added a third member (muyiwa osunrobi). Together, they did a couple of shows but couldn’t break through the music industry as their brand of rap wasn’t accepted then.

His 1st standup comedy was a disaster because the crowd got irritated and booed him off the stage. Later that year (1999), he came back after a series of research on what brand of comedy could sell in UNIBEN; that was the beginning of Basket mouth’s inception and acceptation into the world of standup comedy. His professional stand up act came into existence in the year 2001 and his big break came when he met Ali Baba.

In 1999, Basket mouth got involved in events management alongside his comedy acts. He and his friend (Bayo Adekeye) promoted and packaged shows that featured the likes of plantation boiz, remedies, and a host of other artists. It was during that period that Laff n Jamz was conceptualized.On the 1st of November 2000, the concept came to reality featuring Ali Baba, Paul Play, Teju babyface, mandy, Mr. Patrick and a host of others. Immediately after Laff n Jamz in UNIBEN, Ali Baba told Bright to come down to Lagos to expose his skills. It was hard to combine studies and standup comedy but it was done.

After Basket mouth featured Plantation Boiz in 2000, they asked him to anchor a monthly show that was held at the den in Ikeja. It was during that period that Bright impacted the entertainment industry in Lagos.Things got bigger and better when Bright was invited by Tequila events to perform alongside Julius Agwu on a tour that hit over 30 higher institutions around Nigeria. Basket’s emergence in Lagos can be traced back to the year in 2000 when he performed at a concert called hanging with the home boys; his performance wowed the audience and he won their acceptance. He extended his act to the monthly motherland concert hosted by Lagbaja. Afterwards, Ali Baba introduced him to Opa Williams who then featured him in the now most popular comedy show in Nigeria and beyond (Nite of a 1000 laughs).

The name BASKET MOUTH hit the big screen when he featured in international concerts that witnessed the likes of Joe, Boys 2 Men, Sean Paul, Beyonce, Wyclef Jean, Dru Hill, Akon, Snoop Dogg, Ciara, Chris Brown and many others. His international gig was in Europe (2003) after which he stayed off the foreign scene until his debut performance in Atlanta at the Nigerian Reunion in 2006. This performance led to series of performances and bookings in the United States and other countries including South Africa.Back to back through the last 4 years, Bright has won the National Comedy Award for Best Comedian of the year, Best Standup Comedian on the year (2005/6). As a follow upto the growth, he formed a company called humor unlimited (2004), (stage play) -Devils kiss (2004), and in 2006 took it higher by forming a one man standup comedy show which made history in Nigeria [Basket Mouth Uncensored 1,2,&3]. He later established a consulting/event & Artist management company (Barons World Entertainnment) in 2006.

Basket Mouth is currently one of the brand ambassadors of one of the leading telecommunications companies in Africa (Globacom) till date, Basket Mouth stands out as one of the names to reackon with in the entertainment industry.



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47 Responses to "Basketmouth Biography"

  1. Anonymous says:

    basket mouth u 2much

  2. Damehlism says:

    Basketmouth is the best comedian i ever seen in dis world nd also in d next:

  3. Mathew says:

    Basket is rilli talented n his jokes ar outstandin…..i luv his styl

  4. Yung west says:

    Hi,am a rapper all i need is a sponsor.please help me

  5. ekene aka snoop says:

    basket mouth is d best comedian in 9ja

  6. delemma says:

    Please, how do I get to basket mouth for training and talent establishment……

  7. As a upcoming comedian,i always try as much as possible to make my people and forget their name is jude ikoedem asukwo. My stage name M.c comedian stanley says:

    my name is jude ikoedem Asukwo. My stage name is M.C comedian stanley.As an upcoming comedian i always try as much as possible to make my people laugh and forget their sorrows.tanxs Nigeria tanxs Africa.

  8. u are really Bright basket mouth says:
  9. victor says:

    I like wat u do and I ave a passion2be a comedian,but don’t ave a link and means I will like2show case Gods gift,will b glad2hear4rm u

  10. MC Funking says:

    Am a young growing comedian making waves in Onitsha but I still want to get exposed.I trust myself on what I can do in entertainment industry.Help ur little boy

  11. jalam says:

    I ‘m popularly known as jalam… Well, i waz neva on a stage 4 comedy b4.. Bt I did it out of stage.. friendz n family enjoy sitting n hearing numerous jokes from me.. Though I hav d inspiration of being medical doctor, bt COMEDY iz wat my second d way I waz known 4 my jokes cracks… BASKET MOUTH u ar my role model… I lyk it

  12. Josh ramy says:

    Man basket u r my menta n im also goin 2 b a comedian soon

  13. miracle dooga says:

    nce achievement in life wish y’ mre n mre gr8 finz ……….!!!

  14. last born zamani says:

    U are d best bro!

  15. Effizy Pastor says:

    U too much bro U are d best

  16. Modgai Mwansa says:

    Bright ( basketmouth) is a great comedian, and i could love to see him teaming up with our own (zambian) Bob Nkosha because the duo can make the world faint with laughters …

  17. bernard gift says:

    wat a great guy….shows never to give up…thumbs up man

  18. Anonymous says:

    Keep it up bro God noni…


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