Nigerian comedian, Basketmouth reveals he’s a shy person despite being a comedian
The award-winning comedian revealed this in a recent interview, where he discussed his personality and many more.
Read Extract below:
I’ve always wanted to be a comedian since I coincidentally bumped into…
I think it was Eddie Murphy’s delirious performance, this was in…
I think 1994, yeah 94.
I saw the tape… the VHS tape so I was like thrilling some of my friends, just making fun,
cracking jokes and my elder brother’s friend was watching me and called me and was like dude have you seen Eddie Murphy’s performance?
Then, I did not know Eddie Murphy was a stand up comedian I thought he was just an actor cause the only thing I had seen then was coming to America.
I knew this is what I wanted to do and everything then just started… you know,
The path just opened, and I just started the journey.
Way before I started… before I even got to Uniben
it was… the same thing,
comedy gives you that same feeling of satisfaction the fact that you create an idea or a story in your head and you bring it to life and you tell people…
You know whether it’s from your experience or stories you’ve heard,
and you make it a joke and you tell them and they actually you know laugh.
It’s that satisfaction that you’ve delivered the goods
but the only difference between then and now is the fact that then it was a little bit tougher because it was a new act and people were just beginning to accept so…
unlike now that’s it is now like a life style everyone wants to be funny everyone is now making skits.
it wasn’t really embraced by that many people
support wasn’t that much so the hustle was different,