”I used to hawk coconut in Kirikiri town”- Comedian, Basketmouth
By Patricia Uyeh
Popular comedian, Bright Okpocha a.k.a Basketmouith, who was one of the speakers and panelists at the just concluded Nigerian Entertainment Conference, took us down memory lane, as he revealed that he had once hawked coconut in Kirikiri town to make ends meet.
According to him, it was the fear of failure that was his motivation.
‘‘One thing that kept me going is the failure of fear. I used to hawk coconut in Kirikiri town”
The ace comedian also bared his mind on the state of the Nigerian entertainment industry. He said:
”There are no structures in Nigeria. How many comedy clubs do we have? The government can not 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”
Photo credit: Instagram @basketmouth