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Friday, 12 November 2021

Basketmouth: Music was my first love, not comedy

By Our Correspondent

Basketmouth, Nigerian comedian cum musician, says before his foray into comedy and acting, his first career path was music.

The 43-year-old thespian revealed this on his Instagram page on Friday, while accompanying the post with pictures of himself and Ductorsett, the budding Nigerian producer. 

Basketmouth said he had to venture into comedy and acting before music because the timing wasn’t right.

“Most people do not know this but music was my first love, then TV before comedy,” he wrote.

“I had to do it backwards as the timing wasn’t right & I hadn’t met a producer that can see music the way I see it……in its true form & color. God bless the day I met you.”

Basketmouth recently teamed up with 2Baba and Blaqbonez for the delivery of ‘Trouble,’ his much anticipated single.

The entertainer had earlier enlisted Buju for the visuals of ‘Your Body,’ the first track off ‘Horoscope,’ his upcoming album.

In November 2020, the ace stand-up comedian also came through with ‘Yabasi’, a soundtrack album for ‘Papa Benji’, his comedy series.

The album featured artists like Ladipoe, BOJ, The Cavemen, Bez, Waje, Duncan Mighty, Flavour, and Phyno