Basketmouth is a Nigerian comedian and businessman in the entertainment industry of Nigeria. He’s a very popular comedian and has won a lot of awards in his career. Considered one of the richest comedians in Nigeria, Basketmouth has millions of fans and followers in Nigeria alone, and has performed in and out of Nigeria. This piece is about the net worth of Basketmouth, his career and biography.
Basketmouth Net Worth: Biography, Profile & Age
BIRTH NAME: Bright Okpocha
BIRTH DATE: 14th September, 1978
STYLE RATING: 4.9%
DISPLAY NAME: Basketmouth
NET WORTH: $10 Million Dollars
ENDORSEMENT DEALS: Dana Air, Globacom, SureBet, Rebtel, Malta Guiness, Ping Express, Kia Motors
Basketmouth Net Worth
Basketmouth has an estimated net worth of $10 million dollars. He earns from performing at events in Nigeria, other African States, and in other countries outside Africa. Basketmouth also earns from endorsement deals and as a popular comedian, he’s paid to promote products, campaigns, and events on his social media profiles.
Basketmouth is paid in millions to perform at shows in Nigeria, and he gets paid several thousand dollars when he’s out of the country or performing in the Unites States. In 2011, Basketmouth bagged an endorsement deal with Dana Air which somewhat fattened his bank account. In 2014, Basketmouth signed an endorsement deal reportedly worth N12 million naira with sports betting brand in Nigeria – SureBet.
In July, 2017, he penned another endorsement deal with online money transfer service – Ping Express. In 2016, he signed endorsement deals with Malta Guiness, and a Swedish communication company known as Rebtel. Basketmouth also signed multimillion naira endorsement deals with Globacom, and Kia Motors.
Basketmouth was born Bright Okpocha on the 14th of September, 1978. He was born in Lagos state, Nigeria, but is originally from Abia state. He schooled both at primary and secondary levels in Apapa, Lagos state. After his secondary schooling, he gained admission into the University of Benin, where he studied Sociology and Anthropology alongside his brother known as Godwin Okpocha.
In 1994, he began his rap career and created a music group named “Da Psychophats”. In 1995, the group started landing gigs at events, but unfortunately died down before they made anything realistic off their career. He later formed “Da Oddz” with Muyiwa Osunrobi and his brother. The group did a lot of music work but to no good as their music brand wasn’t welcomed by the masses.
At a time, Basketmouth was booed off the performing stage when he was invited to sing at a show. He then realized music wasn’t for him. At age 20, his professional comedy career got started and he rose to limelight after he met Ali Baba – the godfather of stand-up comedy in Nigeria.
After performing at Lagbaja’s monthly concert which was organized at Motherland on the 1st of October, 2000, and at the Night of a Thousand Laughs concert by Opa Williams through the influence of Ali Baba, Basketmouth’s career as a comedian soared rapidly. Fast forward to today, he’s now known as a top 10 richest comedian in Nigeria, and one of Africa’s most gifted comedians with a unique pattern of delivery.
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