Basketmouth loses mother four weeks after robbery


Bright Okpocha, the comedian popularly known as Basketmouth, has announced the loss of his mother.

The Abia-born entertainer made the announcement on social media on Tuesday, writing “Last night my angel left me, my first love stopped breathing and it’s the deepest pain I’ve ever felt.”

Basketmouth’s brother and co-member of the rap group known as Da Oddz, Godwin Okpocha, uploaded the image of a candle and said “I’m in a dark place…I can’t help it”.

I’m in a dark place…I can’t help it.

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Friends and fans are already consoling the bereaved family.

Pop musician, Banky W, sent his condolence message using the hashtag #PrayForBasketMouth.

#PrayForBasketMouth I don’t have all the details, but I heard @basketmouth lost his Mum last night. I also heard that fairly recently, he went through and survived an Armed Robbery attack in his home. Sometimes, when it rains, it REALLY pours. I can only imagine what he’s feeling like currently.. no matter how strong a person is.. life can test you with the harshest of circumstances. I just want everyone to please reach out to him and offer a word of encouragement and support to our brother… it can be a call, text, or social media comment. He’s someone that has brought a lot of joy into millions of our lives, and it’s our turn to do that for him. But most importantly, please also take a moment to #PrayForBasketmouth. May God strengthen, comfort, protect and uplift him and his family in this trying time… In Jesus Name, Amen. Much love bro.

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Fellow comedian, Bovi, who broke the news of Basketmouth’s robbery at gunpoint in his Lekki home on Wednesday, September 7, wrote: “Another mother has slept. Heaven just gained another Saint.”