Samuel Animashaun Perry (Listen), known professionally as Broda Shaggi (Listen), is a Nigerian comedian, actor, songwriter and musician.[1] He is a two-time Best Actor in a Comedy, Movie or TV Series winner at the Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards in 2022[2] and 2023.[3]

Broda Shaggi
Broda Shaggi
Background information
Birth nameSamuel Animashaun Perry
Also known asShaggi
BornIkenne, Ogun State, Nigeria
  • Actor
  • Songwriter
  • Comedian
  • Musician
  • Dancer
Years active2017-present

Life and education edit

He is a native of Sagamu in Ogun State but born in Ikenne in Ogun state.[4]

Broda Shaggi is a graduate in Creative Arts from the University of Lagos.[5] His father was a drama teacher.[6]

Career edit

At a young age, he took an interest in acting drama as influenced by his late father who was a drama teacher. He began performing in comedy acts several years ago while in university. He is notable for his satirical plays which he shared on Instagram however came through with his parody drama Jesu in Mushin.[7] He developed several characters before settling on the name Broda Shaggi. He is noted in the business for his comedy and unique character. He has won various awards, including The Future Awards Africa Nigeria Prize for Comedy and the City People Music Award for Comedy Act of the Year.[8]

Broda Shaggi first gained popularity on social media platforms like Instagram, where he posted short comedy skits. His online fame led to opportunities in Nollywood, Nigeria's film industry, where he has featured in several movies and TV shows. He has also released music, including the hit song "Oya Hit Me," which features a fusion of Afrobeat and Fuji music.

Albums edit

  • Oya Hit Me Skits, Vol. 1 (2019)

Extended plays edit

  • Fine Boy Agbero, Vol. 1 (2019) [9]
  • Weekend Vibe (2020)

Singles edit

  • "Ori" (2019)
  • "Bushman" (2019)
  • "Shi" (2019)
  • "Serere" (2019)
  • "Nor Nor" (2019)
  • "Wake up" (2019)
  • "Black Skin Boy" (2019)
  • "Bolanle" (2019)
  • "Amarachi" feat. Johnny Drille (2020)
  • "Toi Toi" (2019)
  • "Star" feat. Asake (2019)
  • "Boredom 101" (2020)
  • "Kwarantine" (2020)
  • "Okoto" feat. Zlatan (2020)
  • "Happy Day" (2020)
  • "Cross My Lane" feat. Falz (2022)

Filmography edit

Awards and nominations edit

Year Award Category Work Result Ref
2021 Net Honours Most Popular Comedian Nominated [16]
2022 Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards Best Actor in a comedy Won [17]
2023 Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards Best Actor In A Comedy Drama, Movie Or TV Series Inside Life Won [18] [19]
Survivors Nominated
The Future Awards Africa Prize for Content Creation Broda Shaggi Pending [20]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Comedian, Broda Shaggi kicks off music career with new EP, 'Fine Boy Agbero'". Vanguard News. 2020-06-04. Retrieved 2020-06-04.
  2. ^ Ijaseun, David. "Broda Shaggi wins Best Actor in Comedy at AMVCA 2022". Business Day NG. Retrieved May 26, 2023.
  3. ^ Ayodele, Racheal. "AMVCA: Broda Shaggi wins best actor in comedy". Daily Post NG. Retrieved May 26, 2023.
  4. ^ Amoye, Temisan (2021-03-13). "Broda Shaggi: When I had my break!". Vanguard News. Retrieved 2022-11-30.
  5. ^ Ileyemi, Mariam (2023-05-04). "Broda Shaggi joins UNILAG troupe to showcase play at Terra Kulture". Premium Times Nigeria. Retrieved 2023-06-02.
  6. ^ "Samuel A. Perry: The Man behind the Character of Broda Shaggi". Thisday News. 2020-06-06. Retrieved 2020-10-03.
  7. ^ ":Broda Shaggi' Samuel Animashaun Perry Biography's". Biopreneur Nigeria. Retrieved 2022-07-16.
  8. ^ "trivalencegolden - Gravatar Profile". Retrieved 2022-11-23.
  9. ^ "Broda Shaggi breaks into music industry with 'Fine Boy Agbero'". Punch Newspapers. 2020-06-27. Retrieved 2021-09-01.
  10. ^ "Eniola Badmus talks challenge of shooting 'Ghetto Bred' in the slums of Lagos". TheCable Lifestyle. 2018-06-11. Retrieved 2020-06-22.
  11. ^ "Aiyetoro town: Funke Akindele has kicked off 'Jenifa's Diary' spinoff, and it's hilarious". Pulse Nigeria. 2019-07-10. Retrieved 2020-10-03.
  12. ^ "Here's a First Look at 'Fate of Alakada' starring Toyin Abraham & Broda Shaggy". Pulse Nigeria. 2020-02-21. Retrieved 2020-06-22.
  13. ^ "Namaste Wahala film wey Nollywood/Bollywood collabo do dey totori fans". BBC News Pidgin. 2020-02-20. Retrieved 2020-06-22.
  14. ^ Nwogu, Precious (2021-06-03). "Check out the new teaser for Kayode Kasum & Dare Olaitan's 'Dwindle!'". Pulse Nigeria. Archived from the original on 2021-06-03. Retrieved 2021-06-10.
  15. ^ "Day Of Destiny - Nollywood Movie". 9jaRocks. 2021-07-13. Retrieved 2021-07-13.
  16. ^ "Net Honours - The Class of 2021". Nigerian Entertainment Today. Retrieved 2021-09-07.
  17. ^ "Bro Shaggi wins Best Actor in Comedy Movie/Series at AMVCA 8". vanguard Newspaper. Retrieved May 14, 2022.
  18. ^ Kalu, Esther (2023-05-20). "AMVCA 2023: Osas Ighodaro, Tobi Bakre, Bimbo Ademoye win big (FULL WINNERS LIST)". Premium Times Nigeria. Retrieved 2023-05-21.
  19. ^ "Full List: Here are all our AMVCA 9 Nominees". AMVCA - Full List: Here are all our AMVCA 9 Nominees. Retrieved 2023-04-23.[permanent dead link]
  20. ^ "FULL LIST: Asake, Tobi Amusan, Osimhen nominated for TFAA 2023". TheCable Lifestyle. 26 September 2023. Retrieved 27 September 2023.