“I wanted to be a rapper, comedy wasn’t my 1st passion” – Basketmouth says

Popular Nigerian comedian Bright Okpocha popularly known as Basketmouth has revealed that comedy was not his first passion.

The funny man said he wanted to be a rapper. He revealed this about himself and his childhood as he covered Thisday Newspaper’s weekend style magazine, Style.

Nigerian comedian, Basketmouth

He also shared some insights into becoming a comedian and realised that he was a very gifted comic.

During the interview, Bright noted that growing up, he never knew he was funny because he was usually in a clique of hilarious friends.

 But later came to appreciate his comic gift and was at a crossroads to either pursue comedy as a career or be a rapper.

 The popular comic also revealed that his parents never dissuaded him when he decided he wanted to be a comedian during his formative years.

But they gave him just one major condition, which was for him to finish school and be a graduate.

He said, “While rap music was my initial passion, comedy has become the cornerstone of my life. Faced with a pivotal decision, I ultimately opted for comedy, although it wasn’t my original devotion.”

He added, “All my friends were pretty funny, so I didn’t realise enough that it was a gift.”