My Child: Teenage Mutant Azanians shoots for the stars with the addition of Basketmouth, the biggest name in African and Nigerian comedy.
My Child: Teenage Mutant Azanians looks set to realise its Pan-African aspirations with the addition of Basketmouth who joins fellow new recruits Carl Joshua Ncube (Zim), Salvado (Uganda) and Daliso Chaponda (Malawi). Says My Child: Teenage Mutant Azanians exec-producer, Nick Wilson; “We are now at a point where this project can accommodate a personality and talent like Basketmouth. We have assembled the strongest ever cast of African comedians for a TV series- let alone an adult animated comedy show.”
Basketmouth, who started his entertainment career as a hip hop artist, is considered Africa's biggest comedian. His comedy rockstar status is confirmed by the numerous international musicians whose concerts he has anchored; Joe, Boyz 2 Men, Sean Paul, Wyclef Jean, Kool and the Gang, Akon, Dru Hill, Busta Rhymes, Jay Z, Beyoncé, Snoop Dogg, Ciara and Chris Brown. Basketmouth currently hosts the biggest TV show in Nigeria- The MTV Base Big Friday Show.
Basketmouth’s primary gig though is being funny which has seen him fill the Indigo O2 Arena in London in 2010 with his comedy concert Lord of the Ribs- the first African comedian to achieve this feat. He has subsequently followed this up with sold out UK tours in 2014, 2015 and 2016 adding the Hammersmith Apollo to the list of prestigious venues he's filled. When not filling out UK theatres, Basketmouth has had the time to make appearances at the world’s biggest international comedy festival Just for Laughs 2014 in Canada, over and above numerous appearances on Comedy Central Presents.