‘My wife and I are separated’- Basketmouth clarifies marital status

On Thursday, Nigerian comedian Bright Okpocha, popularly called Basketmouth, clarified speculations about his marital status in an interview with a Ghanaian Television station, TV3News.

Basketmouth, who was previously married to Elsie Okpocha for 12 years, broke the news of his separation in an Instagram post in December 2022.

The comedian, who was recently in the news over his beef with his colleague, Ay Makun, said that it was necessary to set the record straight because people thought that it was a publicity stunt.

During the interview session, he, however, refused to divulge the reasons for the separation, saying it was for reasons best known to him.

The father-of-three, who hails from Abia State, noted that he does not bring his private life on social media, but he needed to tell the people the truth.

He said, “I am separated right now, and people thought it was a joke. Some said that it was a way of promoting a show, and I let them know that they do not know my design. I do not bring my matter to such platforms and put my things out there.

“It was something I needed to do, and for reasons best known to me, I did that. We are cool, and everything is fine. It was after 12 years; we completed the 12 years in November, and that happened in December.”

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