Basket Mouth was born on the 14th September, 1978 in Lagos State. He had his primary education in Apapa, Lagos State and then went on to the University of Benin were he got a degree in sociology and anthropology. He started stand up comedy while still in school and proceeded to pursue a full career in comedy after graduation.
He is married to Elsie Uzoma Okpocha and together they have two children.
Over the years Basket Mouth has risen to become one of Nigeria’s most accomplished comedians. He has also bagged many prestigious awards. He won the National Comedy Award for the Best Stand-up Comedian of the Year in 2005 and 2006. And in 2017 he sold out the tickets to his valentine’s day comedy show. A feat that showed him to be one of the most successful comedians Africa has produced. He has also appeared in the Africa Magic show- My Flatmates.