Nigerian comedian and actor Bright Okpocha better known by his stage name Basketmouth is coming to Uganda this week for Comedy Store show.
Alex Muhangi, Comedy Store Uganda founder, said Basketmouth will headline at this Thursday August 15 show at UMA showgrounds in Lugogo.
“Hello #comedystoreug people, Just to remind u – we’ll be hosting the funny man from Nigeria. So we’re wondering – which other performers would u want us to include on this lineup? We can’t wait to note your suggestions!”
Basketmouth in a short clip expresses his excitement to be in Uganda and particularly Comedy Store.
Muhangi will be in Uganda for by Wednesday to prepare for Basketmouth, the next international act for the month of August.
Tanzania singer Diamond Platnumz was the international act for the month of July, according to Muhangi’s plan to bring an external performer monthly.
Who is Basketmouth?
Bright Okpocha (born 14 September 1978 in Lagos State), Basketmouth has organized popular stand-up comedy concerts like Basketmouth Uncensored across the globe.
Basketmouth hosted a comedy challenge on Instagram, called the #TwoThingsChallenge which sparked an uproar from fans, after a young fan posted a video of him saying obscene things relating to sex, with a child in close view in the video.
Bright completed his primary and secondary school education in Apapa (Lagos, Nigeria) and then moved on to pursue a degree at the University of Benin where he studied sociology and anthropology with his brother Godwin.
In 2005 and 2006 Basketmouth won the National Comedy Award and the awards for Best Stand-up Comedian of the Year.
Basketmouth appears in the Africa Magic show ‘My Flatmates’ (2016).
Basketmouth recently hosted Nigerian Billionaire Femi Otedola in his home.