From N800 Per Show To N2m Per Booking — Life Changing Story Of Bright Okpocha Aka Basketmouth

Bright Okpocha a.k.a. Basketmouth’s life-changing story, how much he charges per show and Biography. Basketmouth is a Nigerian stand-up comedian and rapper.

Basketmouth is a Nigerian comedian birthed as Bright Okpocha on the 14th of September, 1978. He’s a native of Abia state but was given birth to in Lagos state. Basketmouth studied at Apapa, Lagos during his primary and secondary education acquisition.

After graduating from the school in Lagos as an undergraduate student, he moved to Benin and gained admission to study Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State. In 1991, Basketmouth realized he could drum skillfully after years of learning to play the instrument. In 1994, Basketmouth took up rapping as a professional musician. He was a good rapper, and later formed a 7-member group called “Da Psychopaths”.

In 1995, Basketmouth would go from show to show performing alongside his music group – Da Psychopaths. After some time, the group members went separate ways, leaving the group nonexistent. Basketmouth went ahead to form another music group called “Da Oddz”. The music group was actively performing at shows but never got to the limelight as their music brand was not appreciated in the country.

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After being a failed rapper and musician, Basketmouth got lucky in 2001 as he met the man who transformed his career and life – Ali Baba. At this time, Basketmouth was still a student at the University of Benin. Following the advice of Ali Baba, he traveled to Lagos on matters of comedy. His first astounding performance would be the one at “Hanging With the Homeboys” which gave him a good start and foundation, earned him a little fame and love from the fans who laughed so hard to his jokes.

He became an active participant in Lagbaja’s motherland concert, and eventually became one of the featured comedians at the popular Nite of a Thousand Laughs. Since then, Basketmouth has won a lot of comedy awards, signed endorsement deals, hosted concerts in Nigeria, featured in movies and performed in different countries. Basketmouth is now a topnotch comedian in Nigeria and is one of the most sought after comedians in Africa.

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How Much Does Basketmouth Charge Per Show?

How much does this hilarious comedian charge when booked to perform at events? Basketmouth earns a lot of money from hosting concerts and also performing at events hosted by other comedians or non-comedians. He’s one of the biggest comedians in Nigeria and is also one of the most endorsed comedians.

This means he’s not paid in bits, rather each show turn up millions to his bank account. Basketmouth charges nothing below N2 million naira per shows in Nigeria. He also performs at events organized in cities in the United States. Where he’s booked to perform outside Nigeria, especially in the United States, Basketmouth is paid over $5,000 dollars.

Well, at a time in the past, Basketmouth, who is currently one of the most successful comedians in Nigeria performed at the dinner party of Engineering students in the University of Benin for the sum of N800 naira. Too poor right? But that was part of the process he had to undergo. Today, he’s followed by over 6 million Nigerians and has fans in other countries. His popularity is extreme.

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Updated: August 2, 2019 — 11:04 am

86 Comments

  1. too much money, basketmouth has really shown as how to work hard, at least he started with #800 and he is now a millionaire

  2. Chai that is how life is life is like siling fan it turn you till you get to a better place

  3. Hard work and consistency pays. Continue to do what you are good at never give up

  4. He made it bcos he never allow procrastination to take over him and his career.

  5. From N800 to 2m…
    mmmmmmmm, I know he’s still going places, am a great fan of him, we all remember wen he started na..
    Thanks to Ali Baba

  6. Wow this is unbelievable, so long there is life there is also hope, congratulations to oga basket mouth

  7. Basket mouth is a good comedian, I always like his comedy whenever I see him acting, but I never no that he has once be a rapper,more success to him

  8. Wow.
    Hard work and patience really pays.
    From 0 to 100.
    God is the greatest.
    May his name alone be praised.

  9. He has done well for himself, Truly money is good and money is also bad in other aspect .look at how money transformed him.

  10. Basket mouth is really hilarious I like him for that and I am happy for him

  11. Oh.. Never knew about this before. Am so happy for basket mouth. He is a master piece on his own.

  12. His story is an encouraging one…money really transforms life

  13. He is now eating the fruit of his labour, from grass to grace, I am happy for him.

  14. I thank God for his courage and patient he had that sustained him and took him to the level he is now.I celebrated with him.

  15. Don’t give up on any thing you do once you have any thing you do keep doing it for better days are coming

  16. Wow such is life, no matter how many times one fails, one day success will Come as long as he/she did not give up on the way. Because failure always leads to success.

  17. Determination and focus is the key to success if it were to be now he will have given up and thanks to Ali baba for showing him the way

  18. When God decide to lift a man, then nothing can stop Him. All you need is to be perseverance and diligent and God will perfect all that concerns you.

  19. Who God has bless stay bless.Life is from grass to grace.hard work as well pays, more win Basketmouth

  20. Basket mouth is a good comedian, I always like his comedy whenever I see him acting, but I never no that he has once be a rapper,more success to him

  21. from Grass to Grace we should never underestimate anybody because we don’t know what the future holds

  22. Basket mouth is a good comedian, always love his comedy whenever I see him acting, just knowing this about him but we all got pass

  23. Wow this basket mouth attended uniben,he never give up dream of becoming popular person some the youth shall learn from his history

  24. Determination perseverance and God is the key. Never give up brother and sister

  25. Chai that is how life is life is like siling fan it turn you till you get to a better place

  26. Who God don bless. Life is from grass to grace.hard work as well pays, more win Basketmouth

  27. Basket mouth is a chronic comedian of our time that thrilled a lot of people with comedy that makes than to forget their sorrows. He has an amazing story.

  28. Wonderful, good to know. Didn’t know he raps. Well that’s life, now he’s a big boy

  29. Basket mouth is a good comedian, I always like his comedy whenever I see him acting, but I never no that he has once be a rapper,more success to him

  30. In life before someone become someone the person have to pass some difficulties or challenge but i wish you best of luck now. mr Bright okpocha because you have make it already because comedy is young career.

  31. Well his story is very encouraging and inspirational, what a rise to stardom and fame

  32. See what God can do for you in a twinkle of an eye 👁️.God is wonderful

  33. Truly money is good and money is also bad in other aspect .look at how money transformed him.

    1. That’s what tuface call from grass to grace
      A life of suffering to a life of limelight fame and wealth

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