Bright Okpocha, popularly known as Basketmouth on Saturday emerged the Pan-African comedian of the year at the South African Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards.
The award, seventh in it series, held at Lyrics Theatre in Johannesburg, witnessed a convergence of top South African and African comedians.
Basketmouth was nominated for the Pan African category alongside his counterparts from South Africa such as Salvado, Carl Joshua Ncube, Masapo, and Fernanbo Tafish.
“Africa!! Your Pan African Comedian of the year is @Basketmouth #SavannaCCA Naija Stand Up!!! Congrats,” said a post on the official Instagram page of the Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards.
Baskmouth said in response: “Thank you @comicschoice I truly appreciate this.”
The Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards is an annual event that gathers stand-up comedians in South African.
The comedian will be touring six cities in Canada in October for his flagship ‘Lords of The Ribs’ show.
By Tony Nwanne