Comedian, Basketmouth set to release second album ‘Horoscopes’ on Feb 11
Nigerian comedian, Bright Okpocha, populary known by stage name, Basketmouth, has unveiled details of his sophomore album titled Horoscopes.
The body of work is officially set to be released via digital platforms on February 11.
The nine-tracker project features the likes of 2Baba, illbliss, Cavemen, Johnny Drille, and Blackbonez.
Speaking at the album listening on Sunday, the comic star said he’s back to his first love, music.
“Back then, I started with music, I never really left it. I just took a pause and now I’m back on it but it does not affect any other thing that I’m doing because they all complement each other,” Basketmouth said.
“Right now, I’m creating content like ‘Flatmate’, ‘Baba Benji’, ‘Ghana Jollof’, and all these contents require soundtracks. So, in the process of making a soundtrack, I made music.
“I’m a standup comedian, I’m still doing it. I’m making everything in one unit but people see it as several units but the truth is, the soundtrack compliment the movies.”
Speaking on the inspiration behind the title of his album, he noted that it flows naturally and not forced.
“I don’t force it out. it comes like ‘Yabasi’. Even though I have a movie titled ‘Scorpio’, I decided not to name this music album the same as it would resist the album to just Scorpio zodiac sign,” he said.
“So, I was like why not make it ‘Horoscope’ so that you can get more.
“As an Igbo man, I love highlife music and that was I made Yabasi but ‘Horoscope’ is a combination of different genres of music.”
the comedian-cum-singer also gave hints concerning his forthcoming show, themed Baskmouth Concert. He noted that the show is set for September after his London tour and it will end in Lagos.
This album, Horoscopes is following the success of Yabasi, the funnyman’s soundtrack album, released in 2020. It is also about four months after he signed a music deal with Empire, a US-based record label.