1. Who is Basketmouth?
- Basketmouth's biography
Bright Okpocha, popularly known as Basketmouth, is a Nigerian comedian, actor, and executive producer. Basketmouth might be a star but have you known enough about him? This post will help you to learn about Basketmouth's net worth, cars, house, and life stories!
He is unarguably one of the most creative comedy acts in the country. His show ‘Basketmouth Uncensored’ is one of the biggest comedy events in Nigeria. Aside from being a known name as a solo standup comedy act, he is also the producer/actor in the famous home series ‘My Flatmates” aired on DSTV channels.
The Nigerian comedian won the National Comedy Awards and Best Stand-up Comedian of the Year in 2005 and 2006. The comedian is also known for Basketmouth comedy challenge on his social media account known as #TwoThingsChallenge.
Interestingly, when Basketmouth started his Comedy in 1999, it didn’t go as planned as the crowd booed him off stage. He later got the attention of the audience after coming back with relatable and well-researched comedy content that was good enough to pull crowd in UNIBEN and launch his comedy career fully. For all his dedication, Basketmouth show has a reputation for being electrifying and funny as well.
The popular stand-up comedian is a force to reckon with in the entertainment industry
- Basketmouth’s age
Basketmouth was born on the 14th of September 1978. The 41-year-old ace comedian was born in Lagos, Nigeria.
- Basketmouth's state of origin and education
Bright Okpocha is from Abia State. He had his primary and secondary education in Apapa, Lagos but went on to obtain his bachelor degree in sociology and Anthropology from the University of Benin, Edo State.
Unknown to many, Basketmouth was formerly part of a rap group of 7 members known as “Da Psychophats” in 1995. The group later broke up before making any release despite going for rap shows. After this, Basketmouth started another rap group “Da Oddz”, which comprised his brother Godwin and Muyiwa Ola-Phillips. Unfortunately, they couldn’t do much as their style of music wasn’t accepted in Nigeria as at the time.
- Basket mouth’s family
Basketmouth met his wife Elsie Uzoma in 2003, before going on to tie the knot on the 6th of November, 2010. In 2018, the comedian decided to celebrate their 8th wedding anniversary in grand style, where they showered each other with love publicly on their social media accounts. The marriage is blessed with two kids - Janelle and Jason.
Basketmouth and wife with their two kids
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2. Basketmouth's net worth
The popular Nigerian standup comedy act Basketmouth is estimated to worth around ₦1.8 billion. He has a multi-million worth of endorsements to name from big brands such as Globacom, Origin, and so on.
Basketmouth is a rich comedian with a huge taste for expensive cars
3. Basketmouth's Cars, House, and private jet
3.1 Basketmouth's cars
Buying expensive cars has become a tradition among Nigerian celebrities. Bright Okpocha isn’t just funny but a big fan of beautiful cars as well. Check out some of the cars you will find in Basketmouth’s garage:
The news of Basketmouth acquiring this expensive ride was first broken by Bovi, a fellow comedian, a long-time friend of Basketmouth.
The Lexus LX570 is a full-size luxury crossover SUV with lots of room on the inside and very elegant exterior design. The model is sold by Lexus, which is the luxury division of the Japanese automaker Toyota.
The 4-door SUV is powered by a V8 5.7-liter engine with an output of 383 horsepower. His Lexus comes with impressive features such as 8-passenger capacity, comfortable front, and second-row seats and power-folding third-row seats.
The first generation of the Lexus LX570 made its first appearance in 2007 for the 2008 model year.
Basketmouth's Lexus LX570 is a full-sized SUV with premium interior and lots of room
This particular model is a gift from Basketmouth to his wife on her birthday in 2013.
The 4-door Crosstour is the perfect blend of hatchback and station wagon. Its design was based on the platform of the Honda Accord sedan. The model comes as an all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive, depending on the customers’ choice.
The production of this Honda Crosstour began in the latter part of year 2009 for the 2010 model year. The production of this 5-door liftback was from 2010 to 2015. The model was later discontinued in 2016 for poor sales by the car manufacturer.
He acquired this Honda Crosstour for his wife as her birthday gift
This car reportedly cost Basketmouth a sum of ₦20 million, in order to build it to his specification and taste.
From what we learned, Basketmouth is the only person that probably has this model in the whole of Africa. This Opel Insignia isn’t the type of model you find in showrooms except you make a special order for it. We assume Basketmouth will treasure this model a lot since it’s a rare one.
This bespoke Opel Insignia was built according to Basketmouth's specification
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This Toyota Highlander is another gorgeous and powerful Japanese SUV in Basketmouth’s garage. He reportedly acquired this model for a sum of ₦19 million.
It offers an all-wheel-drive system coupled with other remarkable features such as limited-slip center differential with locking feature, Active Traction Control, independent double-wishbone suspension system with stabilizer bar, and oil springs and four-link suspension with coil springs.
This powerful Toyota Highlander SUV is one of the expensive cars in Basketmouth's garage
3.2 Basketmouth's house
When Bright Okpocha moved into his beautiful mansion in Lagos, it was a moment of happiness and surprises as well for his darling wife. The house reportedly offers state-of-the-art facilities such as double parking space, swimming pool, and so on.
The comedian took to social media to share the picture of this house, which he presented to his wife on her birthday.
Basketmouth surprised her wife with this beautiful house on her birthday
Comedian Basket Mouth New House Tour
Basketmouth in 2013 mentioned how he traveled to London by private jet. He later ended the tweet on a hilarious note, signifying he was making jokes after all. See the tweet below:
Flying to London in my private jet....sorry,public jet but e no full,so I get private seat.— Basketmouth (@basket_mouth) February 9, 2013
4. Basketmouth latest news & Controversy
The Nigerian comedian Basketmouth has weighed in on the joke that made him lose his European Union (EU) ambassadorship. This occurred prior to one of Basketmouth's jokes on Sexual and Gender-based violence.
He reportedly got a lot of backlash from Nigerians on social media, which prompted EU to drop him.
He revealed the joke was accepted by some people which helped in the sales of tickets for his show. However, the comedian apologized to those affected by his joke.
Basketmouth social media accounts
- Basketmouth Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/basketmouth/
- Basketmouth Twitter - https://twitter.com/basket_mouth
- Basketmouth funny videos on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=basketmouth+comedy
Basketmouth isn’t only popular within Nigeria, but overseas as well. He has hosted many sold-out comedy shows and events in several countries, putting him among the richest entertainers in Nigeria. No doubt, Bright Okpocha is one of the biggest African comedy standup acts.
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