In a move that caught the audience by surprise, just as it did the recipient of the hitherto unannounced award; Basketmouth was presented with the Flytime Appreciation Award.
Unaware of the plan to honour him, he was tricked on stage by friend, Bovi who was host of the night.
The two had come on stage to give out raffle prizes at the end of which a short documentary that told Basketmouth’s story from when he was a scrawny rapper till now that he is one of the best comedians in Nigeria. The documentary featured friends and associates like the aforementioned Bovi and Alibaba, his wife Elsie and children.
Receiving the award in tears, Basketmouth said he was touched because he had no idea that his work was deserving of any special recognition.
‘I don’t measure my work based on awards, I measure my work based on my fans,’ Bright ‘Basketmouth’ Okpocha said after receiving the award presented by Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola.
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