Nigerian comedian Bright Okpocha popularly known as Basketmouth took to his official Instagram page to react to the tweet of founder and pastor of Living faith church aka Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo.
It was earlier reported that the Bishop spoke about tithing through his official Twitter page. According to him, tithing is an inescapable covenant obligation, which will attract a curse if not obeyed.
He stated that one cannot be prosperous without paying tithe, noting that whoever does not pay tithe is under a financial curse.
In reaction to this statement, Basketmouth posted on his Instagram page saying:
THIS LIFE NO BALANCE AT ALL. The Government will threaten us with prosecution if we don’t pay our TAX and VAT.
The Church will now threaten us with a FINANCIAL CURSE if you don’t pay your TITHE!
Inside the terrible economy? With the level of unemployment? ABEGI!
Following this post, many were attracted to this post such as the musician Rude boy who said:
He will like to call Dangote and Bill Gate to ask if they pay tithe to settle the matter ones and for all.
The comedian Acapella commented:
The same people who preach grace (unmerited favour) are the same people who are preaching about tithe to get favour
Entertainer and actor Uti Nwachukwu jokingly responded saying:
If baskermouth doesn’t send him money he should watch out.
Many others shared their opinion on his ppost apparently in favour of Basket mouth’s post, saying pastors are like entertainers and plan to get money from their congregation.
Basket Mouth AKA Bright Okpocha first dabbled in comedy in the year 1995 and started his professional comedy career four years later.
By the year 2000, Basket Mouth was already on his way to making his mark in the industry. That year, at legendary musician 2 Baba’s behest, he anchored the monthly show at The Den, Ikeja, he was chosen by Tequila events to perform alongside Julius Agwu on a tour called ‘Play It Safe Tour’ which covered more than 30 higher institutions in Nigeria.
He also performed at a concert called ‘Hanging Out With The Home Boys’’ and because of the audience’s love of his brand of humour, the show extended his activities to the Monthly Motherland Concert hosted by no-other than Lagbaja. But Basket Mouth officially became a household name after he was introduced to Opa Williams by Alibaba who went on to feature him in the legendary Night Of A Thousand Laughs and the rest, as they say, is history.
Basket Mouth’s reach has extended to the big screen and since making his Tv debut on the MTV Base Big Friday Show he has gone on to host Comedy Central’s Presents, Comedy Central’s Ridiculousness and lots more. Till date Basket Mouth is a regular on the daily sitcom ‘My Flatmates” for which he also acts as writer and producer.
Basket Mouth who is the brand ambassador of brands like Glo, Malta Guinness, KIA Motors, Sure Bet, Ping Express and several other huge brands is also passionate about giving back. He launched his foundation ‘The Bright Okpocha Foundation’ in 2014 with the main aim of making sure that he shares his holiday spirit and cheer with those who are spending the Christmas and New Year holidays in the hospital.