Basketmouth Opens Up About Tough Times Post-Divorce

By Edem Latsu Nukafu

Nigerian hilarious comedian Basketmouth has recently shared a candid glimpse into the challenges he’s faced this year following his divorce, leading him to take a temporary hiatus from the comedy scene. During his performance at the 1030 Laughs and Music event at the Grand Arena of Accra International Conference Centre (AICC), Basketmouth used humor to navigate through the tough times.

Jokingly, he addressed his greying hair, debunking assumptions of dyeing and attributing it to the weight of recent difficulties. He opened up about the emotional toll of going through a divorce after 12 years of marriage and grappling with expectations that haven’t materialized. Basketmouth admitted, “It has not been easy for me at all.”

In a light-hearted tone, Basketmouth also touched on the financial side of the entertainment industry. Reflecting on the earnings of musicians like Davido, Burna Boy, and Wizkid, he humorously mentioned that if he were making $2 million for a single performance like them, he might consider leaving comedy.

He quipped, “If I am taking money like Davido, Burna Boy or Wizkid, I would probably quit comedy. $2 million for just a performance is big money.”

The night’s comedic lineup also featured the talents of Ghanaian comedians Afia Barcelona, OB Amponsah, and Lekzy Decomic, who entertained the audience with their humor. OB Amponsah shared a funny incident where people mistook him for an Uber driver due to his choice of a smaller car, leading to amusing encounters at public places.

The event also showcased musical performances by Nacee and Cina Soul, adding a dynamic mix to the night’s entertainment. Comedians Mic Danfo, Hogan, and Gordons contributed their share of laughter to the lively atmosphere.

As the compere for the night, Foster Romanus skillfully guided the proceedings, ensuring a memorable experience for the audience. Basketmouth’s willingness to share the personal challenges he’s faced highlights the power of comedy as a medium for both humor and healing, allowing artists to connect with their audience on a more personal level.

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