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Auditions held for Basketmouth comedy

New Showmax original comedy series Ghana Jollof, executive produced by Nigerian comedian Basketmouth (aka Bright Okpocha), has begun auditions.

Basketmouth (aka Bright Okpocha)

Aspiring Ghanaian TV stars living in Lagos or Accra aged between 20 and 60 are expected to upload a two-minute video with a monologue of their choice on Instagram with the hashtag #GhanaJollofShowmax, including their name, phone number and location.

Basketmouth, who will also star in the show, said: “Ghanaians are our next-door neighbours and both countries have always been intertwined in both music and movies. I believe in the mutual growth of the entertainment industry for both countries.

“I’m also incredibly passionate about the discovery and promotion of new talent, and with Showmax at the forefront of promoting local African content, it is my belief that we’re set to unleash incredible new talent.”

On the choice of title, he added: “For those wondering why we went with Ghana Jollof, you’ll just have to watch the show and find out.”

The deadline for audition is July 20.

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Basketmouth preps comedy Papa Benji

Papa Benji

Popular Nigerian comedian Basketmouth, also known as Bright Okpocha, has released a teaser for his latest comedy, Papa Benji.

Directed by music video director Adasa Cookey, Papa Benji is a web series that follows an industrious Igbo man who owns a pepper soup joint. The show revolves around him and the many other interesting characters that visit.

It is based on Okpocha’s life experiences and encounters, as well as the real-life Papa Benji pepper soup joint in Kirikiri, where the comedian used to live.

Set to debut on December 12 on YouTube, the teaser is from the first episode entitled The Cork and features Nollywood personalities including Basketmouth, Sound Sultan, Real Warri Pikin, Bethel Njoku, Onyebuchi Ojieh and Nedu Wazobia.

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