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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Basketmouth

The Nigerian hilarious comedian and actor, Basketmouth was born as Bright Okpocha on 14 September 1978 in Lagos, Nigeria. He has organized popular stand-up comedy concerts like Basketmouth Uncensored across the globe. In 2005 and 2006, he won the National Comedy Award and the awards for Best Stand-up Comedian of the Year. The 37-years-old Nigerian comedian has definitely paved a successful path for himself in the entertainment industry.

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Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about the Nigerian comedian, Basketmouth:

1. Basketmouth was born as Bright Okpocha on 14 September 1978 in Lagos, Nigeria.

2. He completed his primary and secondary school in Apapa, Lagos.

3. He holds a degree in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Benin, Edo State.

4. He was a regular church goer and discovered his skill in drumming followed by his rap music skills in the church choir.

5. He formed a group called “Da Psychophats” which had 7 members and they started going for shows and rapping in 1995.

6. He went on to form another rap group known as “Da Oddz” which had a total of three members, they started going for shows but later stopped when they found out that their rap was not accepted in Nigeria.

7. He has organized popular stand-up comedy concerts like Basketmouth Uncensored across the globe.

8. In 2005 and 2006, he won the National Comedy Award and the awards for Best Stand-up Comedian of the Year.

9. He hosted a comedy challenge on instagram, called the #TwoThingsChallenge which sparked uproar from fans.

10. He is married and is blessed with 2 beautiful children.

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