Famed Nigerian comedian and actor, Basketmouth, was robbed at gunpoint in his home in Lekki, Lagos state on Wednesday September 7, 2016. According to reports the father of two was robbed between the hours of 2am-4am at gun point by armed robbers . . .
Photo: Basketmouth during one of his “Basketmouth Uncensored” UK tour.
Reports say the popular comedian and his family are shaken but fine.
The stand-up comedian and his family are safe and unhurt, after armed robbers invaded his home early on Wednesday.
Short BIO: Basketmouth
Bright Okpocha was born on the 14 September 1978 in Lagos, Nigeria but hails from Abia State in Nigeria. He is better known by his stage name Basketmouth. He is a Nigerian comedian and actor. He has organized popular stand-up comedy concerts like Basketmouth Uncensored across the globe.
Basketmouth completed his primary and secondary school education in Apapa, Lagos and then moved on to pursue a degree at the University of Benin in Edo state where he studied sociology and anthropology.
He was a skilled drummer in 1991 and took up rapping in 1994. He formed a group called “Da Psychophats” which had seven members and they started going for shows and rapping in 1995. However, they broke up before releasing any song. He went on to form another rap group known as “Da Oddz” with his brother Godwin and Muyiwa Osunrobi: they performed a couple of shows but didn’t break through in the music industry. Subsequently, he broke into comedy and acting and became successful.
In 2005 and 2006 Basketmouth won the National Comedy Award and the awards for Best Stand-up Comedian of the Year.
He is a very popular face and voice on Nigerian television stations, recognized voice on radio stations and on the pages of Nigerian newspapers and magazines – through many endorsements and advertisements from Nigeria’s telecom giant, glo, and other organizations.
Photos L-R: Basketmouth, his wife and family | and children.
On his Instagram page, his close friend and colleague, Bovi, posted Basketmouth’s photo and said that the armed robbers carted away valuables and the security footage in his house.