Nigerian comedian Bright Okpocha, popularly known as Basketmouth, has signed a multi-million dollar record deal with the Empire label in the United States.
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 (sic).”
Empire is an independent record label that handles music licensing and distribution and boasts a lineup of successful Nigerian artists 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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