Nigerian stand-up comedian, Bright Okpocha popularly known as Basketmouth, has confirmed that his separation from wife, Elsie, is not a joke.
He stated this in reaction to some netizens dismissing it as a joke or for show promotion.
Recall that in December 2022, the comedian announced on social media that he and his wife were splitting after 12 years of marriage.
In an interview with TV3NewDay, a Ghana television station, the actor and producer, confirmed that indeed he is separated from the mother of his three kids.
He said: ‘’I am separated right now. People thought it was a joke but it wasn’t. Some people were like do you want to promote a show and I was like you definitely do not know my design.
“I do not bring my personal matter on a public platform but it was something I needed to do and for reasons best known to me.”
Basketmouth recently also announced his plans to quit comedy in five years’ time.
He said he wants to venture into new fields as he doesn’t want to be known only as a comedian.