One of Nigeria’s topmost stand-up comedians, Bright Okpocha, popularly known as Basketmouth, is set to release his first feature movie.
The movie titled ‘The Exorcism of Alu’, the comedian-actor says the horror/thriller film will be out in the cinemas on January 15.
Basketmouth revealed that he has been working on the movie for six years, describing it as his “most challenging project”.
He made the disclosure in an Instagram post on Tuesday.
The comedian wrote: “For 6yrs I’ve been working on my very first feature film, my most challenging project.
“I kept it on the low because everyone I told, doubted my ability to pull it off. Today, I present to you……The Exorcism of Alu, a horror/thriller movie.
“Brace yourselves for this one.
‘The Exorcism of Alu’ stars Rekiya Yusuf, Sound Sultan, Tevez Houston, Winona Crwaford, Jamie Whitehouse, among others.
Basketmouth, who also stars in the movie, has been involved in several television productions in the past.
Presently, he is the lead character in Africa Magic’s situational comedy show ‘My Flatmates’.
In 2018, he was named Pan African comedian of the year at South Africa’s Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards.
It was the second consecutive year that the Nigerian comedian will clinch the award.