Popular stand-up comedian, Basketmouth (real
name Bright Okpocha), is in the news again. This
time, it is because he has taken a swipe at the
government of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Midway into his show, tagged BM Uncensored,
which held in Houston, Texas in the United States, a
few days ago, the comedian accused the Jonathan
administration of doing nothing else other than
“stealing” money during its six-year tenure.
A copy of the video posted on Youtube shows
Basketmouth, who was dressed in a sleeveless top
and dark trousers, speaking his mind about the high
level of corruption that prevailed in the country
under Jonathan’s watch.
In the video, the comedian said, “The funny thing is
that Buhari is now in power and everyone is hating
the guy under two months. I am normally into
politics, but when I see some s..t I say it. Goodluck
was there for six years and all they did was steal
The statement has since gone viral on social media,
with many users openly chiding Basketmouth for
opening his mouth ‘a little too loud’ and others rising
in his defence.
On the same day, the comedian also threw playful
barbs at Davido, who emerged winner of the 2015
MTV Africa Music Awards in the Best Male Act
category in South Africa last weekend.
Basketmouth had said,“Davido won above Wizkid?
It’s quite strange, but it’s allowed… it’s allowed.”
Ever since the video appeared online, the
comedian’s actions have been the subject of a
debate among critics who are worried that he is
becoming quite vocal about issues not related with
Culled from Punch.
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