Oyogist.com has learned that Nigerian comedian Bright Okpocha, popularly known as Basketmouth, has signed a mega music deal with US-based record label Empire.
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.”
Empire is an independent record label that handles music licensing and distribution and boasts a lineup of successful Nigerian artistes 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.