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Comedian Basketmouth diversifies, signs music deal with Empire

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Comedian Basketmouth diversifies, signs music deal with Empire

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Ace Nigerian comedian Bright Okpocha, popularly known as Basketmouth, has signed a huge music deal with US-based record label Empire.

Basketmouth launched a record label Barons World Entertainment in 2014 but earlier released a highlife album titled ‘Yabasi’ as a soundtrack for the movie ‘Papa Benji’ in November 2020. The album featured artists like Ladipoe, BOJ, The Cavemen, Bez, Waje, Duncan Mighty, Flavour and Phyno.

Basketmouth announced the deal on his official Instagram handle on Wednesday, where he wrote, “Hey guys, did I mention that I have been signed by @empire? Well… I am”.

Comedian Basketmouth diversifies, signs music deal with Empire

Empire is an independent record label that handles music licensing and distribution and boasts a lineup of successful Nigerian artistes such as Olamide and Fireboy DML.

The deal comes after Basketmouth’s successful album YABASI, released in 2020 and will give the comedian an advance, a budget, and marketing support for his upcoming project.


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