Basketmouth: Ace comedian receives 2016 Flytime Appreciation Award
The veteran was stunned into complete silence at the 2016 Pepsi Rhythm Unplugged concert on December 23rd at Eko Convention Centre.
very rare that you see Basketmouth, the comedian best known for his
killer punch lines and fast talking jabs, be stunned into complete
silence. This is the exact scene that the audience at the 2016
Pepsi Rhythm Unplugged concert were treated to on December 23rd at
Eko Convention Centre.
It all started when Basketmouth was tricked
onto the stage by his longtime friend and comedic partner, Bovi, to
help present five iPhone 7’s as part of the Baba Ijebu giveaway.
They were up to their usual tricks when giving away
the items, the two even managed to “win” two of the iPhones for
However it was after the giveaway when a video montage
of Basketmouth’s loved ones and colleagues started playing on the
screens that the comedic genius was stunned into silence.
Basketmouth was treated to praises from Bovi, Elsie Okpocha (his
wife), Ayona Trimnell, Ali Baba and many more.
Appreciation award was presented by Mr. Femi Otedola, Chairman
Forte Oil, to Basketmouth, who congratulated the comedian and asked
when he would be listing his company shares, so that he could buy.
A very emotional and teary-eyed Basketmouth, then received a
standing ovation from the crowd, and was at a loss of words for
about 2 minutes before thanking his loyal fans.
Asked about the
importance of the award, Mr. Cecil Hammond, President of Flytime
Promotions, said “I am very happy we could appreciate Basketmouth
and surprise him in a room filled with his loyal fans. At Flytime,
we believe it is important to appreciate people when they are here
so as to encourage them to do more and make more strides within
Basketmouth was awarded the Flytime Appreciation
Award for his contribution to and achievements within the African
comedy industry. After the presentation, a still overwhelmed
Baskemouth sent out a tweet saying “Thank you is not enough this
time around @flytimeevents didn’t see it coming and I’ve got big
2016 Pepsi Rhythm Unplugged was an epic night with
performances by P- Square, Wizkid, Olamide, DavidO, Tekno, Falz,
Kiss Daniel, Reekado Banks, Korede Bello, Runtown, Harrysong,
Omawumi, Waje, Sheyi Shay, Koker, Lola Rae, Moelogo and Mayorkun.
Surprise performances by Adekunle Gold and Tiwa Savage. The live
music concert is produced by Cobhams and hosted by Bovi. Premium
sounds were provided by Dj Xclusive, Dj Cuppy, Dj Smooth, Dj Snoop
and Dj Obi.