“When poverty hits you, you’ll be the one to figure out your talent” – Broda Shaggi reveals poverty led him into comedy

Popular Nigerian comedian, Samuel Animashaun Perry a.k.a Broda Shaggi, has revealed what informed his decision to go into comedy.

The actor made this disclosure during the private screening of ‘Ponzi’, an upcoming movie, in Lagos. According to him, poverty led him into entertainment.

After the death of his father, Shaggi relocated to Lagos from his hometown in Ikenne, Ogun State. He stayed with his aunt in the Makoko area of Lagos and continued his education.

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.”

The entertainer, who started out his career making Instagram skits revealed hunger motivated him to go into comedy. According to him, poverty pushes people to discover their inborn talent.

He said,“I started entertainment out of hunger. When poverty hits you, you’ll be the one to figure out your talent.”

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