Basketmouth enrolls son in Liverpool Academy

Nigerian comedian and actor, Bright Okpocha, professionally known as Basketmouth, has enrolled his son, Jason in Liverpool football academy in England.

The comic act took to his social media page on Monday and shared a video of his son arriving at the academy. An excited Basketmouth urged his son to make him proud in the football academy.

Basketmouth captioned the video; “Go make daddy proud boy. @liverpoolfcchamps.”

Fans and fellow entertainers flooded to the comment section to congratulate the comedian and his son.

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Jason is Basketmouth’s only son with his estranged wife, Elsie Uzoma. The couple had three children together before parting ways in 2022.

In similar news…

Nigerian rapper, Nicholas Ihua-Maduenyi, popularly known as Psycho YP, has revealed that he started his career as a footballer before switching to music.

The ‘Long Way From Home’ crooner singer said he attended Arsenal Football Academy but later quit his dream of playing football and chose to be a musician.

The Hip Hop act, however said that Arsenal remains his team and he still cherishes the moment he had there but he had to choose between the two.

Pyscho YP made this known during a recent interactive session on Citizen TV Kenya’s programme, 10 over 10, in Nairobi.

He said; “I attended Arsenal Football Academy but I stopped playing football when I started music. I had to pick one.

“Arsenal is still my team. My experience at the academy was all good. But after that, when I started music, I just fell in love with it.”

On why he chose to do rap despite afrobeat being the trend, the rapper said; “I just love hip-hop. I love rap. I grow up listening to rap.”

Meanwhile in another news…

David Adeleke, professionally known as Davido, has launched a model football talent hunt programme in partnership with the Abu Salami Media and 1XBet.

The talent hunt tagged ‘Davido Dream Football Show’ comes with a designed curriculum that has the potential to develop fundamental technical skills and tactical awareness in young players who are committed to competing at the highest levels.

Chief Executive Officer of Abu Salami Media and Chairman of DDFS, Abu Salami, during a media presentation in Lagos, on Tuesday, said the programme is aimed at empowering and supporting young male football talents between ages 18 and 22 within Nigeria and around Africa.

Salami said; “The Davido Dream Football Show will enable young football talents to realise their dreams of becoming stars in future.”

According to the CEO, the reality TV show would run for 30 weeks with one episode to be shown every week.

“First, we will organise screening of those who will register. Once they are screened, we will organise a series of trials. From that exercise, the best among them will be selected for camping for the final show,” he added.

On his part, Davido who’s the DDFS president, said the reality talent show will birth opportunities for young people across Nigeria and the African continent.

He said; “We all know impact is essential and a show like this will not only engage the minds of the youths, it will birth meaningful changes and opportunities for youths across Nigeria and Africa as a whole. I believe it’ll also set the pace for impact-driven initiative in grassroots football in Africa.”

According to organisers, the selection process for talents to join the show would be based on skill, attitude and commitment through scheduled screenings across Nigeria and camping geared towards training selected talents for trials with partner clubs in Europe.