Nigerian comedian and producer, Bright Okpocha, popularly known as Basketmouth, is set to release another studio album, Uburu, and one of his featured stars worked for free.
The 44-year-old announced at an album listening party in Lagos on September 10, 2023 that Ghanaian superstar, Shatta Wale, didn’t charge for his feature on Goalkeeper, the first song on the album.
He told the party, “After Shatta Wale sent me the song, he said, ‘Yo, we’ve been friends for years and I’ve not done anything for you before. This song, I’m giving it to you 100%.’ He took nothing. He’s a cool guy.”
Uburu, an Igbo word for brain, is Basketmouth’s third studio album, following the release of Yabasi in 2020, and Horoscopes in 2022. The album is split into two parts of seven songs each, and the first chapter will be available for streaming on October 20.
“You know the brain is split into two when you look at it from the front. It inspired the idea of splitting the album into two parts,” Basketmouth said.
The second chapter of Uburu is set for a February 2024 release.