Basketmouth set to leave comedy in 5 years to focus on music, filmmaking

Nigerian comedy Veteran, Basketmouth, has created a five-year plan to leave the game and pursue other interests, especially in filmmaking and music.

The 45-year-old revealed this on Saturday, November 25, 2023 he has a slate of annual comedy shows for the next five years after which he plans to quit.

He clarified that he has always known he would go back to his music career when he initially abandoned it for comedy in the 1990s. His belief was further strengthened by his success with the popular sitcom My Flatmates, in which he features in and produces.

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,” he said.

Despite his exit plan, the comedian left the door open for a return later in the future.

“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 said.

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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