Famous Nigerian stand up comedian Charles Okpocha, popularly known as Basketmouth has opened up on his plan in the next five years.
Basketmouth revealed this in an interview with a radio station in Ghana.
According to the comedian, he has been “floating” for the past six years and has decided to refocus on comedy for a period of five years. After that time, he plans to step away from the profession and focus on other ventures.
He said in the interview: “For the past six years I have just been floating, then last year I told myself and my team, I am going back to comedy I want to do five years and I am quitting. I am quitting in 5 years.
He continued: I have got five years to go to do this and I am done. I will still be cracking jokes but it wouldn’t be a professional thing. So if you see me doing any gig, it is maybe I am doing pro bono but I will not charge anybody to perform again.
The comedian expressed a desire to explore other creative avenues. He is currently focused on movie production, TV series, and concert production and hopes to be remembered for more than just his comedy.
I have made enough, I have committed myself to the art enough to take a break or quit. I am now into movies, series, and concert production. want to experience something new, and I want to be remembered for something else other than comedy, he said.