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Samuel Perry,a comic-actor popularly known as Broda Shaggi says hard time pushed him to consider a career in entertainment.
The comedian revealed this during the private screening of Ponzi, an upcoming movie in Lagos.
Shaggi, who featured in the film, said he left for Lagos atfer the death 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 University of Lagos where he studied creative arts. The comedian, however said that things did not go as planned which made him resort to exploring his potentials to entertain people.
“I came from Ikenne in Ogun State. I left Ikenne 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 I left the university, So, I was neither born with silver spoon nor grew up in Lekki, everything started in Makoko” he said.
“I started entertainment out of hunger because poverty is not a good thing. When poverty hits you, you will be the one to figure out your talent”
The comedian also reflected on his initial excitement when he came into the limelight, explaining the switch from relative obscurity to prominence .
” it was fun for me, it was like leaving one world for another. There is this joy when people see you and want to have pictures with you” he concluded.