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Basketmouth

Full / Real Name: Bright Okpocha
Born: 14 September 1978 (42 years old)
Gender: Male

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Basketmouth (real name Bright Okpocha) is a Nigerian comedian best known to South African television viewers for his appearances on shows such as Lip Sync Battle Africa and Ridiculousness Africa.

He hosted The Big Friday Show on MTV Base in 2011 but first rose to prominence in South Africa in 2013 when he headlined an episode of the Comedy Central series Comedy Central Presents Basketmouth Live at Parker's.

After numerous attempts to break into the music business as a drummer and rapper, Bright became a sought-after MC before evolving into a fully-fledged stand-up comedian.

In 2010, he became the first African comedian to host a comedy show - Lord of the Ribs - at the 02 Arena in London and in April 2013 he took his stand-up act, Basketmouth Uncensored, on tour to Berlin, Cologne, Amsterdam and Milan.

Basketmouth was nominated in the category "Personality of the Year" at the 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards, losing out to Trevor Noah. In the same year he performed at the Comedy Central International Comedy Festival at Silverstar Casino, Johannesburg.

On 16 June, 2016 he battled fellow comedian Mpho Popps in an episode of the MTV musical comedy reality competition series Lip Sync Battle Africa.

Beginning in July 2016 he was one of the three co-hosts of the MTV video clip show Ridiculousness Africa, with Thomas Gumede and Boity Thulo.


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