“I once Hawk Coconut In Kirikiri Town to survive” – Basketmouth
Nigerian comedian, Basketmouth a.k.a Bright Okpocha is no doubt one of the most celebrated comedians In Nigeria.Over the years, the entertainer has taken African comedy to the world stage. He is the first Nigerian comedian to host Comedy Central’s Live at Parker’s held in South Africa.
Basketmouth who was a speaker and panelist at the Nigerian Entertainment Conference held on Wednesday 26th of April said he used to hawk coconut in Kirikiri during his humble beginnings.
According to him:”One thing that kept me going is the fear of failure.I used to hawk coconut in Kirikiri town”
The showbiz entrepreneur also lamented on the state of the Nigerian Entertainment Industry saying we lack structures.
“There are no structures in Nigeria. How many comedy clubs do we have? The government cannot do anything about it because they don’t care. We the entertainers need to synergize in order to be able to get bank loans so as to build our own event venues”.