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.
*Not really. You know he was just joking, right?
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