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Basketmouth Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Bright Okpocha
Place Of Birth
Lagos, Nigeria
45 years old
Birth Date
September 14 1978

Basketmouth Facts

Child Star?
Education & Qualifications
University of Benin
Net Worth
Current Partner
Elsie Ngowi Uzoma
Jason Okpocha, Janelle Okpocha, Maya, Amy Okpocha
Felicia Okpocha
Godwin Okpocha, Lenora Okpocha

About Basketmouth 

Basketmouth has been a musician and drummer in the past.

After meeting Alibaba in 2001, he got a breakthrough when he realized he could be a fantastic comedian. He eventually expanded his company's capabilities to include event management.

Basketmouth first came to prominence in 2003. In 2003, he was one of many international celebrities who performed live in Europe, including Snoop Dogg, Beyonce, Akon, Chriss Brown, Boys 2 Men, Wyclef Jean, Dru Hill, Ciara, and others. Basketmouth also had a fantastic concert in Atlanta in the course of the Nigerian Reunion later in 2006.

Basketmouth Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Basketmouth's net worth?

The net worth of Basketmouth is $3 million.

How much does Basketmouth earn per year?

Although Basketmouth has raised his net worth with his career as an actor and comedian, his annual earnings are unknown.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Basketmouth?

No information is available regarding Basketmouth's height.

How old is Basketmouth?

As of 2022, Basketmouth is 44 years old.

Childhood And Education

Basketmouth was born in Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria, on September 14, 1978. On the other hand, Basketmouth is an Igbo, a major tribe in Nigeria. Basketmouth is a native of Abia State, a state in the southeastern region of Nigeria.

Basketmouth received his early education at Apapa, Lagos State, before enrolling at the University of Benin to pursue his degree. Basketmouth eventually earned a bachelor's degree in Anthropology and Sociology.

In 1991, Basketmouth recognized his drumming talent; in 1994, he started rapping. In 1995, he founded Da Psychophats, a rap group with seven members that began performing, but the group broke soon.

With his brother Muyiwa and Godwin Ola-Phillips, he co-invented Da Oddz, a rap band that conducted a few shows but failed in Nigeria.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Basketmouth's partner?

In 2003, Basketmouth found his wife, Elsie Ngowi Uzoma. Basketmouth went to the University of Lagos to promote his first significant work, 'Basketmouth Uncensored.'

The couple's relationship didn't start until they met at a club in Lagos in 2003. Basketmouth and Elsie Ngowi Uzoma had been dating for a few years prior to getting married on November 6, 2010. They tied the knot at Falomo, Ikoyi, Lagos State, at Giwa Barrack. Basketmouth has three kids, one son, and two daughters, Jason Okpocha, Janelle Okpocha, Maya, and Amy Okpocha.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Basketmouth made a cameo in the song video 'Gra Gra' in 2000. Oppa Williams discovered Basketmouth through his comedy performance 'Night Of A Thousand Laughs' in 2005.

In 2016, Basketmouth appeared in 'My Flatmates', which made him famous. Following his appearance in 'My Flatmates', Basketmouth obtained an acting role in a movie. In 2022, He was nominated for Best Africa Magic Original Comedy Series for 'My Flatmates' in Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards.

Basketmouth has appeared in some of the world's most prestigious venues, including The Just For Laughs Festival, The Comedy Store, and The Comedy Central Special. Hanibal Buress, Jeff Ross, Red Grant, Deray Davis, and Melanie Camacho are some globally recognized comedians with whom he has collaborated.

After a young fan posted a video of him speaking foul words with a toddler nearby, Basketmouth conducted a comedy challenge known as the #TwoThingsChallenge on Instagram, which outraged people.

In the opening season of The Humor Awards Academy, 2021, Basketmouth was listed alongside fellow comedian Mr. Funny.

Basketmouth is a brand ambassador for several well-known companies, including KIA Motors, Malta Guinness, Glo, Ping Express, Sure Bet, and others.

Charity Work

In 2014, Basketmouth established his non-profit institution, The Bright Okpocha's Foundation, to bring holiday joy to people who are confined to hospitals over the holidays.

What awards does Basketmouth win?

Basketmouth received the National Comedy Award in 2005 and 2006 for Best Stand-Up Comedian Of The Year.

Other Interesting Basketmouth Facts And Trivia

  • The Nigeria-born comedian, Basketmouth's mother's name is Felicia Okpocha.
  • Basketmouth is a well-known celebrity comedian born and currently lives in Nigeria.
  • Basketmouth is a self-trained performer.
  • The University of Benin is the institution where Basketmouth and Godwin, his brothers, studied.
  • Basketmouth has accepted a multi-million dollar contract with telecommunications company MTN, increasing his net worth.

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Written By
Sridevi Tolety

Sridevi's passion for writing has allowed her to explore different writing domains, and she has written various articles on kids, families, animals, celebrities, technology, and marketing domains. She has done her Masters in Clinical Research from Manipal University and PG Diploma in Journalism From Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. She has written numerous articles, blogs, travelogues, creative content, and short stories, which have been published in leading magazines, newspapers, and websites. She is fluent in four languages and likes to spend her spare time with family and friends. She loves to read, travel, cook, paint, and listen to music.

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