Poverty Is An Evil Spirit……..Basket Mouth

Source: Nathan Nathaniel Ekpo/Nigeriafilms.com

Rib cracking comedian, Basket Mouth, has every course to be thankful to God for a successful career since delving into the showbiz industry of Nigeria.

In 1991, Bright discovered his skills in drumming, which he did for over 5 years after wards. During his days of being an instrumentalist for his church and a band at that point, he also discovered his skills in rap music and later diverted into that path in 1994.

In 1995, he, his friends and brother formed a group called da psychopaths. It had seven members but they split before they could even release an album or single. Bright and his brother Godwin immediately formed a group called d oddz and later added a third member (muyiwa osunrobi). Together, they did a couple of shows but couldn't break through the music industry as their brand of rap wasn't accepted then.

His first standup comedy was a disaster because the crowd got irritated and booed him off the stage. Later that year (1999), he came back after a series of research on what brand of comedy could sell in UNIBEN; that was the beginning of Basket mouth's inception and acceptation into the world of standup comedy. His professional stand up act came into existence in the year 2001 and his big break came when he met Ali Baba. In 1999, Basket mouth got involved in events management alongside his comedy acts.

In one of his interviews, the comedian did reveal that he went into comedy because of a woman and ever since, he has been doing well for himself.

In his throwback picture shared recently, the comedian abused poverty stating that it is an evil spirit.