Nigerian comedian Broda Shaggi says poverty led him into entertainment

Nigerian comedian Broda Shaggi says poverty led him into entertainment

- Broda Shaggi recently opened up about what informed his decision to go into comedy

- The comic actor who moved to Lagos following the demise of his father, stated that he started comedy out of hunger

- According to the graduate of Creative Arts, his aunt was the one who took care of him until he graduated

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Popular Nigerian comedian and actor, Samuel Animashaun Perry popularly known as Broda Shaggi, recently opened up about how he went into comedy, The Cable reports.

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During the private screening of ‘Ponzi’, an upcoming movie, in Lagos, Broda Shaggi revealed it was poverty that pushed him into entertainment.

Following the death of his father, Shaggi left his hometown in Ikenne, Ogun state and moved to Lagos where he lived with his aunt in the Makoko area and continued his education.

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Nigerian comedian Broda Shaggi says poverty led him into entertainment
Broda Shaggy revealed hunger pushed him into comedy. Photo credit: @brodashaggi
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"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."

Broda Shaggi who started out making comedy skits on Instagram revealed hunger motivated him to go into comedy. According to him, most people out there also started out of hunger.

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He said:

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

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Speaking about his initial excitement when he gained prominence, the comedian had this to say:

“It was fun. For me, it was like leaving one world for another. There’s this joy when people see you and want to have pictures with you."

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Meanwhile, Nigerian singer, Iledare Oluwajuwonlon, better known as Jaywon recently put a smile on the face of a young man identified as Dave Obas, who lost functions of his legs.

A video surfaced of Obas' mum pleading with the public to help her son get a wheelchair as she revealed she was his only means for moving around.

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Jaywon who saw the video decided to come to their aid. He gifted the young man a brand new wheelchair and shared the moment he received it.

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