Nigerian stand-up comedian turned actor, Bright Okpocha, who is known as Basketmouth, has revealed that he would quit comedy after five (5) years.
He is currently in Ghana, preparing for his next stand-up comedy concert, “Basket Mouth Unprovoked,” taking place on April 8,2023 at the Accra International Convention Centre.
During an interview with a Ghana radio station Hitz FM, Basketmouth revealed that he had been floating in the industry for the past six years but had made up his mind to return to comedy, his first passion.
“For the past six years I have just been floating, last year I told myself and my team, you know what I am going back to comedy I want to do five years and I am quitting. I am quitting in 5 years.
“I have got five years to go to do this and I am done. I will still be cracking jokes but it wouldn’t be a professional thing. So if you see me doing any gig, it is maybe I am doing pro bono but I will not charge anybody to perform again.”
He further said:
‘I have made enough, I have committed myself to the art enough to take a break or quit. I am now into movies, series, and concert production. I want to experience something new and I want to be remembered for something else other than comedy.”