Broda Shaggi Biography
Shaggi was born in Ikene in Ogun state though he is a native of Ishagamu in Ogun State. While he was a young boy, he took an interest in acting drama which was as a result of the fact that his late father was a drama teacher in a Junior school. This had a great influence on him and stirred up his acting talent. Shaggi is an embodiment of art as he is versatile in different aspects which include; singing, acting and drawing.
|Real Name:||Samuel Animashaun Perry|
|Date of Birth||July 6, 1993|
|Place of Birth:||Ogun State|
|Occupation:||Musician, Comedian, Actor, Script Writer, Voice-over artiste|
Early Life, Childhood and Education
Broda Shaggi was born on 6th July 1993 in Ikenne, Ogun State, Nigeria. He was born into a family of four boys and no female of which he is the first child. While his father was still alive, he started his primary education at Mayflower Junior School in Ikene, Ogun State. Due to the death of his father, he could not continue schooling there, and so was enrolled in another school, Heritage Primary School which his mother could afford the fees. However, he relocated to Lagos State, where he grew up.
Shaggi’s father was a teacher at Mayflower Junior School in Ikene, Ogun State, where he taught theatre, dance, and music. Interestingly, the influence of his father made Shaggy build an interest in acting.
Shaggi has always been multi-talented in the areas of art right from childhood as he will teach & lead his classmates in Cultural dance in school, as well as act in church dramas as a kid, and was also good at drawing.
During his secondary school at Birrel Avenue Senior High Schools, he represented his school in a drawing competition that had up to 36 schools in Lagos competiing, He got the first position and won a cash prize of N100,000. After winning the ₦100,000 cash in the competition.
Though wing ₦100, 000 at the drawing competition, Shaggy couldn’t still find level ground for a career in drawing instead, he engaged himself more on acting. Shaggi got enrolled in the University of Lagos where he studied Creative Arts and in 2016, he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Arts.
The Ogun State born comedian started doing comedy while in the University. He decided to run the agbero-style kind of comedy since the gentleman style was not productive. He started his comedy through stage plays while in the University with the stage name, Inspector Perry. He has also made use of stage names like Akani Ibadan and Lecturer Dele before settling for the name, Broda Shaggi.
He came to limelight after he started putting up lots of comedy skits on Instagram and other social media platforms, one of the famous being the comic video, ‘Jesus In Mushin‘ and the video spread like virus across the Nigerian internet space. Besides this, he had featured in lots of Nollywood movies which include:
- Ghetto Bred – 2018
- Aiyetoro Town – 2019
- Fate of Alakada: The Party Planner – 2020
- Namaste Wahala – 2020
- Dwindle – 2021
- Day Of Destiny – 2021
- The Miracle Centre – 2020
- Chief Daddy – 2022
- King of Thieves – 2022
He is also a singer as her has released lots of singles which include:
“Nor Nor” (2019)
“Wake up” (2019)
“Black Skin Boy” (2019)
“Amarachi” feat. Johnny Drille (2020)
“Toi Toi” (2019)
“Star” feat. Asake (2019)
“Boredom 101” (2020)
“Okoto” feat. Zlatan (2020)
“Happy Day” (2020)
“Cross My Lane” feat. Falz (2022)
To show for the massive acceptance of his works in the entertainment industry he has been nominated for many awards aof which he has won the following;
African Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCA) : Best Actor in a Comedy -2022
Maya Awards Africa: Best Online Comedian – 2018
Shaggi, is not married yet.
There have been rumours that Shaggi is dating his co-content creator, Sophia Ojireoghene, otherwise known as ‘Aunty Shaggi, who acts as his interviewer in most of his comedy skits.
Shaggi has made it clear to the public many times that he is single and not dating Sophia. According to him, he and Sophia Ojireoghene (Aunty Shaggi) are just great friends and work partners.
Also, it was speculated about a year ago that Shaggi and daughter of Nigeria’s Billionaire Otedola popularly known as DJ Cuppy has been dating secretly. DJ Cuppy opened up to her fans on her Instagaram page during a question and answer session that she isn’t dating the comedian but he is just a friend to her and she has a lot of respect and time for him.
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