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Basketmouth Biography

Bright Okpocha


September 14th, 1978

Lagos State, Nigeria


Comedian | Actor | TV Presenter | MC

2000 till present

Felicia Okpocha (Mother)

Amy Okpocha
Jason Okpocha
Janelle Okpocha

Elsie Ngowi Uzoma

$2.5 Million Dollars


 Basket mouth had his primary school education and secondary school education completed at Apapa, Lagos State after which he got admitted inti the great University of Benin where he studied Anthropology and Sociology and got his first degree.

Early Life

Bright Okpocha, better known by his stage name Basketmouth, was born on the 14th day in September 1978 and is a Nigerian stand-up comedian and rapper.

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 1991, he discovered his talent for drumming, and in 1994, he began rapping. He then founded Da Psychophats, a seven-member group that began performing and rapping in 1995, the group disbanded before releasing any recordings. With his brother Godwin; and Muyiwa Ola-Phillips, he founded Da Oddz, a rap trio that performed a few gigs but failed to break through since their kind of rap was not recognized in the mainstream.
His first stand-up comedy performance was a flop since the audience became agitated and booed him off the stage.
Later that year, after researching what type of humour would sell in UNIBEN, he returned; this marked the beginning of Basketmouth’s inception and acceptance into the world of stand-up comedy. His professional stand-up performance began in 2000, and he received his big break when he met Ali Baba.
Basketmouth was scheduled to perform at Lagbaja’s monthly event at Motherland on October 1, 2000, in the same year. He made his debut during the legendary Nite of a Thousand Laughs. Following that, it was one concert after another.
Basketmouth began managing events in 1999 and doing stand-up comedy. Plantation Boiz, Remedies, and many other acts were among the artists he and his companion (Bayo Adekeye) promoted and packaged. During this time, the notion for Laff n Jamz was born.

Personal Life

Basketmouth is blessed with four children, three from his lawfully wedded wife, Elsie Ngowi Uzoma, and another daughter from a past relationship named Amy who is currently residing in the UK with her mum.
Basketmouth met his wife for the first time in 2003 when he went to University of Lagos to promote his first big show, Basketmouth Uncensored. They met again in 2004 at a club in Lagos, they started dating and after many years, they got married on Saturday November 6, 2010 in Ikoyi, Lagos.
Basketmouth had his third offspring from his wife, Elsie in June 2021 though Elsie had three miscarriages before the 3rd child was born.

Basketmouth Net Worth

Basketmouth is a popular Nigerian comedian and actor with a net worth of $4 million. He is one of the top richest comedians in Nigeria.


45 Years Old September 14th, 1978

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