“Like The Simpsons”: Old Clip of Basketmouth’s Prediction About Dollar, Naira Rate Trends, He Reacts

Feb 20, 2024 | Entertainment, News

  • An old skit video featuring Basketmouth and Nedu, where they talked about the dollar and naira rate, has resurfaced on social media
  • While many applauded the comedian for his talent to predict the future, a comment stood out as the netizen made a claim about Basketmouth
  • In a sarcastic response, the funnyman fired back at the netizens as he admitted he was the reason behind the dollar and naira exchange rate

Nigeria’s ace comedian Bright Okpocha, better known as Basketmouth, has been trending on X, formerly Twitter, after one of his old videos predicting the dollar and naira rate resurfaced on the platform.

Basketmouth's old skit video resurfaces online.
Basketmouth was compared to the Simpsons after his old skit video resurfaced.
Credit: @basketmouth/thesimpsons
Source: Instagram

In the short skit featuring Nedu, Basketmouth was seen exchanging $100 with bags of naira.

Watch the video below:

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The video comes amid the rising rate of dollars compared to the naira.

Reactions trail Basketmouth’s old skit

The video, which has since gone viral, stirred different comments from online users.

While many applauded Basketmouth’s gift to predict the future, a netizen claimed Basketmouth was part of Nigeria’s problem for fixing a show on election day.

Legit.ng captured some of the comments; see them below:


“Nightmares don Dey come through o.”


“The message from basket mouth.”


“Man was way ahead of time.”


“At this point we might as well call him prophet Bright Baaasket.”


“Just like the Simpson cartoon.”

Basketmouth fires back at critics

In a sarcastic response to those criticising him, the stand-up comedian admitted to being the cause of Nigeria’s problems.

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Amongst others, Basketmouth admitted he was the reason the dollar was exchanged at N1,700.

He tweeted:

“Oh yes!!! I guess I am really the problem!! I’m the reason the $ is now N1,700 and counting. I’m the one that keeps collapsing the power grid. I’m the reason the refineries don’t work. I’m the snake that swallowed $100,000. I guess i am the one.”

See the exchange between Basketmouth and a critic below:

Old video of Basketmouth begging Wizkid resurfaces

In another entertainment news, Legit.ng recalls reporting an old video of Basketmouth begging Wizkid for one of his shows.

Basketmouth asked Wizkid to do a free promotion for him.

Wizkid was, however, adamant about getting paid for the service.

Source: Legit.ng

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