Basket Mouth is set to leave comedy in Five Years (5) to focus on music, Filmmaking and Fashion.

Basket Mouth is set to leave comedy in Five Years (5) to focus on music, Filmmaking and Fashion.

In five years, Basketmouth will give up comedy to concentrate on music and movies.

Basketmouth intends to establish his own empire and become involved in all facets of the entertainment business.

Basketmouth, a comic superstar from Nigeria, has devised a five-year plan to step away from the game and focus. On other endeavors, such as music and filmmaking.

On Saturday, November 25, 2023, the 45-year-old said in an interview with Arise TV that he will be. Leaving after five years of annual comedy events.

He clarified that he had always knew he would go back to comedy because he had abandoned his music career for it in the 1990s. His conviction was further strengthened by his success as the producer and actor of the well-liked sitcom My Flatmates.

According to the comedian, he intends to create his own empire and work in every area of the entertainment business.

“I’ll be 50 in five years, I’d have moved on to something else that’d be taking a lot of my time, and I don’t want to cheat comedy. I want to give it a 100%. I know that in five years, I can blend all the interests and go fully into movies, TV and music concerts. It’s going to be hard to do all these things and still give 100% to comedy,” said the comedian.

Basketmouth continued to bemoan the difficulties facing Nigeria’s comedy scene, pointing out that performers lack the necessary support systems.

He claimed that whereas movies and music are accessible to a worldwide audience through streaming services, comedy has not benefited from this.

According to the Brotherhood actor, the lack of practice and development opportunities for comedians is killing the stand-up comedy. Scene and lowers the caliber of their work.

“With social media, a lot of people started mistaking skit makers with standup comedians — they’re two different sets of people,” he said. However “the system is not built to support comedy. Many of the newbies don’t have the platforms like we had. Some skit makers now tried to do standup comedy and most of them bombed.”

He claimed that whereas movies and music are accessible to a worldwide audience through streaming services, comedy has not benefited. From this.

According to the Brotherhood actor, the lack of practice and development opportunities for comedians is killing the stand-up comedy scene and lowers the caliber of their work.

“With social media, a lot of people started mistaking skit makers with standup comedians — they’re two different sets of people,” he said. However “the system is not built to support comedy. However many of the newbies don’t have the platforms like we had. Some skit makers now tried to do standup comedy and most of them bombed.”

“As a comedian, you can’t stop writing materials so I’ll keep writing, and maybe in another 10 or 15 years. After now, I might come back. We have a 15-year plan,” he stated.

In addition to My Flatmates, Basketmouth is the producer of three highly regarded albums—Yabasi, Horoscopes, and Uburu—as well as the creator of the web series Papa Benji.

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Source: africanworldentertainment.com

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