1. As a kid he used to be popular for ‘yabbing’ other kids in his neighbourhood.
2. His entertainment career started when he was a rapper in the group Da Psychophats.
3. He got his break as a comedian through Ali Baba in 2000 while he was a student at the University of Benin.
4. His performances on Opa Williams’ Nite of a Thousand Laughs made him a household name.
5. He started his own stand-up show Basketmouth Uncensored in 2005.
6. His 2010, Basketmouth Live at The Apollo was the first time an African comedian would host a comedy concert at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo in London.
7. In 2015 he became the first Nigerian comedian whose TV special Comedy Central Presents Basketmouth – Lord of the Ribs filmed and broadcast Comedy Central.
8. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II*
9. In February 2017, he became the first African comedian to headline a show at London’s Wembley SSE Arena.
10. The 2017 edition of Lord of the Ribs holds on September 30 at Eko Hotels and tickets are available on Netshop. Click here to buy.
*Not really. You know he was just joking, right?
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