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BN Exclusive: Superstar Comedian Basketmouth – the Musician? Listen to his first single as ODDZ “Where You Dey” feat. Wizkid & eLDee

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No, today isnt April 1st and this is not an April Fool’s Joke.
Comedian Basketmouth is hitting the music scene in 2012 and BellaNaija.com has the exclusive scoop.
Listen to his first official single and read all about his foray “back” to music.

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Official Press Release

If you call him- Mr. Multi-talented you might be right – He raps – very well at that, he is a Comedian and finally a Compere extraordinaire. Some have even come to refer to him has the Crown Prince of Comedy; whether that’s a right assertion is a topic for another day. But we can tell you for a fact that he is good at his job.

The new deal with him right now, is that he is remembering what majorly brought him to the entertainment scene in the first place-Music. He had fallen madly in love in the 90’s with Rap Music better known now has Hip-Hop. His many influences or inspirations then were the likes of Wu Tang Clan – made up of the likes of Method Man, Ghostface Killah, RZA, Raekwon, GZA, Ol’ Dirty Bastards, Inspectah Decks & U-God, Buckshot and many others.

He took his love a step further by collaborating with his elder brother-Godwin and a few other friends to form a Rap Group they named-The Psychopaths made up of 8 members, they experimented in the studios bringing all the 8 elements together, but never released an Album or any of the singles.

While Godwin & Bright who later became popular by his moniker-Basketmouth got admitted into University of Benin, the other members of the Psychopaths went their different ways, thereby putting a temporary stop to their group. Bright & Godwin continued at Uniben and formed an affiliate group which later collaborated with the likes of Faze of Plantashun Boyz, Dare Art Alade & others, but like before they didn’t release any single or body of work.

Recently Godwin who had gone on to live in the UK with family came to Nigeria and out of fun, both brothers decided to enter the studio and see what they could make of their latent talent, they had a collaboration with Eldee D Don & the Prince of the moment-the one & only Wizkid and what they came up with is titled- Where You Dey?

But the main deal-the full body of work, a complete album at that is now in the works. Tentative release date is sometime in April of 2012, and both brothers are collaborating with Africa’s pride Tuface, the one & only Egberi Papa 1-Timaya, Dare Art Alade, Davido, Terry D Rapman, Flavor, Nigeria’s number one lyricist-Mode 9, OD & many others.

Not to worry at all, Basketmouth is not retiring from comedy, he is only giving a voice to a talent he had always toyed with, to see how the people would accept or view his 1st love- RAP MUSIC!

31 Comments

  1. patience

    January 26, 2012 at 12:49 am

    chill track. very hip-hop. he was on my flight to jand last week sef. first class of course. we shall get there one day. LMAO.
    i want something more ‘party’/fun from him soon sha. nice first try

  2. Sash

    January 26, 2012 at 1:04 am

    Hmmm not bad at all. I like

  3. Truth be told

    January 26, 2012 at 1:07 am

    not bad for a first try. is he the first person that ‘rapped’? if he was, it was ok sha tho it wasnt the best but overall the song dey

  4. Peace!PEACE!!

    January 26, 2012 at 1:40 am

    No WONDER!!!! Whenever I went for various shows, basketmouth always rapped! That makes sense. We were his guinea pigs!!!

    Smart guy!!! Not bad for a first try!!!

    Welldone Mr Bright!

  5. Os.

    January 26, 2012 at 4:18 am

    DOPE!!! BM is quite the talent! Love it. 🙂

  6. Ufedo

    January 26, 2012 at 6:56 am

    this is a good song. better than some of the ‘veterans’. nice try.

    • Aceurway

      January 26, 2012 at 9:42 am

      ur head is correct

  7. Ester

    January 26, 2012 at 8:01 am

  8. mato

    January 26, 2012 at 8:35 am

    BAsKET toh bAdt..nIcE JAm

  9. Tosin

    January 26, 2012 at 8:56 am

    off topic comment, but if there’s really a “Half of the Yellow Sun” movie, with Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor, they had better cast our Genevieve in it (Olanna, obviously.) Me I’m not paying money to watch one oyinbo movie purporting to be Nigerian o, so they had better find some African stars to fill the cast, maybe alongside Newton and ChiBrother. #campaign #finegirlgenevieve

    • Dee-USA

      January 26, 2012 at 11:11 am

      I think they should have Sophie Okonedo and not Thandie Newton. But I feel you, Genevieve won’t be a bad addition considering her Igbo background as well.

    • onyx

      January 26, 2012 at 2:25 pm

      There are plans to make a movie of “Half of the Yellow Sun”?? Heading to google to investigate…

    • Annabel

      January 26, 2012 at 9:18 pm

      what’s the difference between Okonedo and Newton? Are they not both equally Janded? Because Okonedo na esan girl? You don hear her talk? She has no trace of a naija accent o. If na accent you want, Thandie go learn na?

  10. elohelahe

    January 26, 2012 at 9:04 am

    kool track…………i like it

  11. Aceurway

    January 26, 2012 at 9:41 am

    The song ain’t bad at all..wizkid killed d chorus & basket mouth did well for sum1 whose been out of d game for so long.

  12. K.U

    January 26, 2012 at 11:00 am

    This track makes perfect sense……

  13. Fotan

    January 26, 2012 at 11:25 am

    This is hip-hop.but why waz kid wit his local focal again.. D song is pure wit u and eedddi..

  14. XoXo

    January 26, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Kool Song…..The beats are different.

  15. utchaymaikal

    January 26, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    WOW!!! this was so dope, this is really ur line of work. Where u dey with all this before BM….I Luv u BM, No homo tho….LOL,
    Keep up the good work

  16. cathy

    January 26, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    well done

  17. Orukpe

    January 26, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Hmmm….Too many tracks named “where you dey” seems like that is the new word for 2012. Just ran into a naija site http://www.whereyoudey.com could it be that Bright Okpocha is coining a theme song for them……Nice track

  18. madman

    January 26, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    why is mediocrity celebrated in nigeria? Why doesn’t he stick to what he knows best…. Comedy. Even D-Banj’s new song sucks! Gross!

  19. Cynthia Fayomi

    January 26, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    can’t wait
    p.s doing a giveaway on my blog…check it out http://liveloveandbefabulous.blogspot.com/2012/01/giveaway-giveaway-giveaway.html

  20. ugowoundo

    January 26, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    wizkid is becoming more assertive…..watch out for this boy ,he aint messing around

  21. Bebe

    January 26, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Yeah i agree with you madman.

  22. Lagos Boy

    January 27, 2012 at 5:55 am

    This beat is freaking sick. (Eldee aka Go getter on the Intro and Wiz on the hook goes Hard)… But I personally think that they wasted such a nice beat on so so lyrics!!!
    Please some else needs to re do this joint but keep the intro, hook and last verse on it!!!

  23. Sofy

    January 27, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    The track is def – basket mouth you rock dude – well done!!! I remember we had drinks together & you spoke about the t.master convo and he is actually very down to earth… More please ….

  24. InformAfrica

    January 27, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Somehow I’ve always had the feeling Basketmouth will venture into music too, and he is no difference from Nigga raw, they both have dynamic talents – combining comedy with rap is definitely dope. Bros carry go…hot track!

  25. UsaveOne

    January 27, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Its urgent at………. http://usaveone.blogspot.com/

  26. Ogg

    January 28, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    I actually like it, very 90s rap. Nice!

  27. find your spirit animal

    February 2, 2012 at 7:24 am

    wonderful post, very informative. I ponder why the opposite specialists of this sector do not realize this. You must continue your writing. I’m confident, you’ve a great readers’ base already!

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