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Basketmouth gives a ‘Big Shout Out to PHCN’ & Estimates His Monthly Expense on Generator at N360, 000



BasketmouthComedian Basketmouth is definitely unhappy about the power situation in Nigeria.

He humorously took to Instagram and Twitter to share his frustration.

He wrote ‘N360k a month to power my gen, which comes to N4,320m a year, well PHCN gives us light like 3 times a month so my calculation is not correct.’

Basket Mouth

On Instagram he posted a black photo and captioned ‘A big shout out to PHCN…….’

Photo Credit: Instagram/basketmouth


  1. tee

    March 17, 2015 at 7:35 am

    I feel you basket mouth, this is the worst we have seen in years, I live in ogudu and its presently one week off and 2 days on…its sooo horrible even the inverter batteries are packing up. Nigeria we hail thee…..Misplaced priorities everywhere and some clueless people are busy signing off billions of Naira to OPC and MASSOB for pipeline protection…imagine!!!!!

    • deb

      March 17, 2015 at 12:26 pm

      U av correct info. OPC being protecting pipeline since GEJ got into pawa (power)

  2. @edDREAMZ

    March 17, 2015 at 8:13 am

    We need CHANGE nothing else i swear…..

  3. Robin Hood

    March 17, 2015 at 8:26 am

    we know the PHCN issue is bad but stop exaggerating…….. when you do not run an industrial concern how can u spend N360,000 on diesel a month… if you still insist, then your gen is faulty. go and get a replacement or brand new original gen set

    • xtop

      March 17, 2015 at 9:41 am

      And thats your sensible solution, new gen. What a lost country with people like you who thinks black out is our heritage, gej robot

    • Gbemi

      March 17, 2015 at 9:43 am

      I guess his major point is the lack of electricity …. Not the amount … Calculate the no of hours we have had light this year not the amount

    • concerned nigerian

      March 17, 2015 at 10:12 am

      Dude do the math, thats 12k perday, i have a smaller gen and i spend over 2k per day and i don’t run for 24hrs, so his claim is not far from the truth if you are running a big gen that service you whole house and runs 24hrs

    • babygirl

      March 17, 2015 at 10:29 am

      Think big dear! what if he has more than one outlet he operates from like home and office and they need to run like an average of 18 hours on electricity? Even my house that we do 7pm – 12am runs an average of 80k/month on diesel.

    • Nahum

      March 17, 2015 at 10:36 am

      So the fact that he even spent N1 on fueling his generator to provide him with the electricity that government is supposed to provide is a good thing. I know you have to defend your principal, but you can not defend the indefensible

    • LotusFlower

      March 17, 2015 at 11:46 am

      But even 5 Naira is too much. He should not have to spend anything beyond paying his electricity bill.

    • deb

      March 17, 2015 at 12:30 pm

      I mistakenly liked ur reply. If I run my petrol gen for 9hrs a day, I spend 84k in a month. If u run a mikano for close 2 24hrs, dats the price even more. Do ur research b4 u start to criticise people.

    • prince

      March 17, 2015 at 2:40 pm

      You are one of the youths I weep for. Did you hear yourself, blind response, WINCH!!! when I hear people like this talk, I feel sorry for us because some mad youths are damn comfortable with this bad and low life. Travel abroad and hear what people say about us. Una no get SHAME!!! HABA!!!

    • Iris

      March 17, 2015 at 9:29 pm

      You’ve missed the plot.

  4. olabisi

    March 17, 2015 at 9:18 am

    @ robin hood, he already said his calculation is not correct. calm down

  5. This world is shitty

    March 17, 2015 at 9:44 am

    The solution to Nigeria’s problem is the annihilation of every Nigerian from age 11 and above, so the country can start over.

    • i no send

      March 17, 2015 at 9:57 am

      i believe so but maybe from age 21……lol..its really frustrating

    • jelly_jes

      March 17, 2015 at 10:09 am

      Like seriously? How old are you if i may ask? oh dont bother to answer.
      The point is our light situation in the Nigeria is bulls**t ! why do we sabotage ourselves? why do we do stuff that are and will be inimically to our own existence? you see those pple with the strap of leadership are a reflection of each and everyone of us. PERIOD.

    • this world is shitty

      March 17, 2015 at 1:05 pm

      If Nigeria change presidents from now till infinite, we will keep getting the same bullshit. Nigeria corruption is not just at government level, it is entrenched in the daily life of all Nigerians, so why not get rid of the polluted ones (age 11 and above) and groom the little ones to rule the country.

    • S!

      March 17, 2015 at 12:17 pm

      The sad thing is that kids of nowadays are corrupted too!
      The should annihilate the whole country but just take some sperm & eggs from some few Nigerians and use to start a whole new country!

    • wagamama

      March 17, 2015 at 6:17 pm

      The amount of laugh i laughed hen no be small! Una two be winch ooo!

    • NaijaPikin

      March 17, 2015 at 6:47 pm

      11 is too old oh…….More like 4 years old. #sadtruth

  6. Chimbee

    March 17, 2015 at 9:58 am

    It shows how our leaders are. N360K a month? So outrageous. And we are shouting change? Transformation? Good gracious!

  7. henry

    March 17, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Is not only him the is running on gen everybody is the govt needs to change that.

  8. Femi

    March 17, 2015 at 10:54 am

    He isnt wrong if he runs a 30kv gen for 12hours a day at half load it comes to 6 liters per hour. Diesel is N150 per litre which comes to about N10k a day that’s N300k. If you add servicing and engine oil it could come to that much. So basketmouth needs a smaller gen and a bigger inverter or maybe we just need PHCN to work. I am just saying

  9. ify

    March 17, 2015 at 11:14 am

    @Basketmouth, since i was born and going to be 40 soon, we have been shouting up NEPA, so dont blame Jona for the sabotages in NEPA/PHCN or for the money squandered by OBJ, PHCN has been privatised now, within shortest time, things will be better, remember how it was when MTN and co first came, how costly it was to get sims and how bad the networks were, and how we paid per min, all those are past now, by the next GEJ four years tenure PHCN will improve. Vote GET for continual Transformation

    • S!

      March 17, 2015 at 12:19 pm

      If we shouldn’t blame Jona who should we blame?
      Isn’t he the president anymore? Hasn’t he made various promises about the power sector? What has he done to fulfil those promises?

    • wagamama

      March 17, 2015 at 6:37 pm

      In my mid-twenties now…… same way i blamed abacha, obj, yaradua, e.t.c is the same way i will blame jona! Maybe even worse! Why?

      I remember roughly early-late 2013, Nepa started performing. Light became regular in PV! UNBELIEVECANT! I was flabbergasted! I’d come back from work and there’d be light, even if only briefly, it still blinked a little.

      Some of my off days, i’d spend almost the whole day with EPILEPTIC ELECTRICITY. I never complained then, because at least, it was blinking. THEN GEJ SACKED NNAJI, EVERYTHING WENT BACK TO STATUS QUO!

      Now? ITS WORSE! Cost of diesel became too much to bear. Had to invest in an inverter, which IS NOT SWITCHED ON until 7pm. When it starts singing lullabies we switch on the gen……….

      Theres something I’ve noticed about GEJ’s administration. At the start, he was getting it right. He was winning…. we were behind him 1,00,000%! Then something happened and it all went down hill….. He kept dismissing the people making his team win. The people who actually wanted to deliver his agenda! He’s like a lost poppy now, in the midst of sharks and demons. He gave them the opportunity, and they ravaged it! leaving us, the masses, worse off!!!

  10. nene

    March 17, 2015 at 11:24 am

    very possible he spends that amount on generator.

  11. diesel

    March 17, 2015 at 11:37 am

    ify just listen to your self talk, so bcos past leaders could not solve the Electricity problem we should continue to live like this in darkness, even business owners re folding up bcos of operational cost . i beg enough is enough let any other person that can give us a better life try & c if they can solve d issue on ground. i cant imagine your surffer head mentality oo. After all we ve 14 pple contesting for presidency . y continue in bondage

  12. brown

    March 17, 2015 at 11:51 am

    [email protected] 1 na 2 u n phcn. Wif mr president

  13. Gabby

    March 17, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Yet they ask you to pay electricity bill… Lord Jesus we need your grace in Nigeria!!!

  14. Geeeee

    March 17, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    oya nah vote for your choice and stop blabing…

  15. ebyie

    March 17, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    All the fools supporting generator alternative for a basic amenity are really sick n will not see light but they will continue burning fuel n diesel forever. Some nigerians are really in love with this whole suffering n u will continue to support all those thieves till they kpai…

  16. sgirl

    March 17, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    I thought oga Jonathan said on cnn that we can ask average nigerians they will tell us that electricity is now good in nigeria. Jonathan is a big lier and a corrupt leader. Vote buhari, vote change.

    • Iris

      March 17, 2015 at 9:31 pm

      He said it with confidence because he knew that except for some people in Abuja, nobody had electricity to watch the interview and challenge his point at the time he was speaking.

  17. Case1

    March 17, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    @Robin Hood you’re a disgrace to the present generation. Tell me, are you a true Nigerian? How stupid can you be to disregards what is very obvious for all to see or maybe your sick head lives under the ocean. If the current government is performing well, nobody will ask for a change but my friend things are very bad in the country presently. Please try to think with your brain before you drop any comments here. Only in this country you will see someone who is suffering and yet will support bad government. For the record, ain’t no supporter of any political party.

    • IRIS

      March 18, 2015 at 1:52 pm

      Do you have to insult to give a valid reason /speak your mind? I bet if he was infront of you, you would have raised your hand to hit. State your case and take a seat. It is sickening that you so called know it all ready for change are quick to type hates and insult just because the other person does not share your opinion on what you feel is right. What happened to live and lets live? What makes you think you are not more stupid than he is? Or you can see more clearly.. I have never seen such hate since I was born as I see amongst Buhari fans and Gej, the whole world knows about the election no need to watch the daily news thanks to all the fights and blabbing on social media facts and fiction twists. If elections were to be here we would already know the winner. Just keep your thoughts go out and vote for the change you feel you need and stop cursing.

  18. scarlet

    March 17, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Vote nobody abeg! May God save us in this country. Electricity is suppose to be one of the basic amenities we should have access to like clean water and good roads, we should not be begging for it like the govt is doing us a favor! why is it so hard to have that in this country? like we need some magical or alien power to provide that?

    i respect the fact that basket mouth decided to go public with his opinion on the electricity situation in this country, the sad part is so many people will still come and say vote for this, vote for that! una no get shame!!! haba? brainwashed people! what exactly are you benefiting from the govt?

  19. tammy

    March 17, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    I never ever have light where I stay in surelere, I look forward to leaving the house daily for work because the day I’m at home I spend a lot on fuel. Everyday Nigeria go better na siddon look I dey so. It’s frustrating!

  20. Mo

    March 17, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    Why is it difficult for GEJ to provide simple electricity. Which way Nigeria.

  21. oy

    March 18, 2015 at 9:48 am

    u are not alone ma brother

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