Top stand-up comedian, Basketmouth, has opened up on why he has not been able to make enough money from the internet.
The comedian revealed this at the Nigeria Entertainment Conference #NECLive held in Lagos on April 20, 2016.
Basketmouth said, “We have millions of people who want to watch YouTube videos but the problem is data is expensive, so if data becomes cheap, more viewers you get, more money you make.”
“The amount I make on my YouTube channel is nothing to be proud of, people who are watching are like 60% from the UK and people from the US, then the rests are from South Africa, Europe and some other countries, Nigeria is actually a little fraction.”
“The audience wants to watch my videos but cannot afford it which is the reason why they go ahead to buy pirated CDs”.
Basketmouth, whose real name is Bright Okpocha, is a sought after comedian, who has gained prominence both locally and internationally.
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As a reflection of his significance, he has signed various endorsement deals with top brands, including one with Swedish telecoms company, Rebtel.