Papa Benji is a comedy web series that follows the life of its eponymous character, Papa Benji, a pepper soup joint owner and everyone surrounding him.[1]

Papa Benji
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Created byBasketmouth
Written byBasketmouth
Directed byPatrick Nkamiang
Senator (comedian)
Og Tega
Broda Shaggi
Sound Sultan
Country of originNigeria
Original languagesEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes26
Executive producerBasketmouth
ProducerSolomon Adekunle
Production locationsLagos, Nigeria.
EditorsSolomon Adekunle
Bob Rufos
Running time20 - 40minutes
Original releaseDecember 12, 2020 (2020-12-12)


Papa Benji is a story about the Egwuowun family, their pepper soup joint and their son Benjamin. Peter Egwuowun owns one of the best Pepper Soup joint in the 60s and no one knew his recipes except for Benjamin his son. Benjamin had dreams to become a banker and invest in his father's Pepper Soup business but his dreams were cut short when his parents died in an accident and his uncle ran the business down, and he wasn't able to further his education. He later became the Head of security in a bank when he grew up and on his 45th birthday celebration, he prepared pepper soup with his father's recipes for his colleagues and everyone was blown away asking for more, including the bank manager. He was later given a loan by the bank to start the Pepper Soup business. Papa Benji's wife on the other hand is a failed fashion designer who owns a shop next to their house but was always gossiping with her friends, she also very spiritual and believes in too much fasting and prayers. Benjamin(Jnr) their son is a marlian who loves music and he is an upcoming musician who doesn't know how to sing that much. Mr Jiminus and Papa Solo are both pensioners who are regular customers at Papa Benji's pepper soup joint including Mr Pius who is there always supporting anyone of the two who buys him drink. Papa Benji tells the story of an Igbo man, his family, his customers, everything and everyone surrounding them in a funny way.[2]


  • Senator (comedian) as Benjamin Engwuowun/Papa Benji
  • Ekwitosi as Mrs Engwuowun/Mama Benji
  • OG Tega as Benjamin(Jnr)
  • Basketmouth as Mr Jiminus
  • Buchi as Papa Solo
  • Nedu as Mr Pius
  • Sound Sultan as Prof Alloy
  • Broda Shaggi as K Money
  • Maleke as Sean Witherman
  • Mr Paul as Noble
  • Real Warri Pikin as Philomena
  • Jemima Osunde as Jenifer
  • Brainjotter as Collins
  • Romeo WJ as Chinny
  • MC Forever as Pastor Godspower
  • Sylvia Adora as Ada
  • Oluwatobi Delalu as Kemi
  • Eme-Uche Chidera as Professor Rufus
  • Uche Obunse as Ella


On the 19th of November 2020, Basketmouth released the official Soundtrack album of the web series titled Yabasi.[3] He also posted the 6 minutes introductory episode as trailer on October 1, 2020, via his YouTube channel.[4]

The show was supposed to air its first episode on 30 October 2020[5] but was later aired on 12 December 2020.[6]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ The Tide News (8 October 2020). "Basket Mouth Unveils Trailer For Papa Benji Web Series". Retrieved 2021-09-15.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Basketmouth Pops Up With 'Papa Benji'". THISDAYLIVE. 2020-10-10. Retrieved 2021-09-15.
  3. ^ "Basketmouth drops star-studded compilation project, 'Yabasi'". The NATIVE. 2020-11-20. Retrieved 2021-09-15.
  4. ^ "Basketmouth unveils trailer for 'Papa Benji' web series". Pulse Nigeria. 2020-10-05. Retrieved 2021-09-15.
  5. ^ Nwogu, Precious 'Mamazeus' (2020-11-26). "Basketmouth's 'Papa Benji' to premiere December 4". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 2021-09-27.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ Nwogu, Precious 'Mamazeus' (2020-12-07). "Basketmouth drops new 'Papa Benji' teaser ahead of release". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 2021-09-27.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)