Popular Nigerian comedian and actor, Samuel Animashaun Perry, better known as Broda Shaggi, has revealed how he joined the entertainment industry which made him a popular figure.
The comic skit creator stated that poverty made him consider a career in entertainment.
Broda Shaggi made this known during the private screening of ‘Ponzi’, an upcoming movie, in Lagos.
Shaggi, who featured in the film, said he left his hometown in Ikenne, Ogun state for Lagos after the demise of his father to stay with his aunt in the Makoko area where he continued his education.
He added that he later gained admission into the University of Lagos (UNILAG) where he studied creative arts.
In his words, “I came from Ikenne in Ogun state. I left Ikene when my father died for Lagos where I lived with my aunt in Makoko area. She was the one who took care of me till l left the university. So, I was neither born with a silver spoon nor grew up in Lekki. Everything started in Makoko.
“I started entertainment out of hunger. Most people out there started also started out of hunger because poverty is not a good thing. When poverty hits you, you’ll be one to figure out your talent” he added.
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Broda Shaggi has featured in several Nollywood movies aside his comedy skits on Instagram. He featured in movies such as ‘Elevator Baby’, ‘Nimbe’, ‘Bling Lagosians’ and so on.