The comedian won the accolade in the first year of its inclusion at the Savannah Comic Choice Awards.
The announcement which was made at the event yesterday, Saturday, September 9, 2017, was the first time anyone would win the accolade which was only introduced this year.
Channel 24 reported that it was the first time the award would offer nomination opportunities to comedians in the following countries, Nigeria, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Angola and Lesotho.
Dillon Khan, the Vice-President of Comedy Central Africa presented Basketmouth with his trophy which gave him a feeling of pleasure as observed from his delighted expression while walking towards the stage.
He went on to social media, precisely his Instagram to express feelings of appreciation to the organizers when he wrote, "Thank you @comicschoice I truly appreciate this."
It was truly a deserving recognition for the jokester whose reputation reaches beyond the shores of Africa.
The planners of the award agree with this based on their congratulatory message to him via Instagram yesterday.
"Africa!! Your Pan African Comedian of the year is @Basketmouth #SavannaCCA Naija Stand Up!!! Congrats," the post reads.
Another memorable occurrence at the event was the Lifetime Achievement prize given to Cyril Green, a comedy vet who died in August 2017.