Samuel Perry, the Nigerian comedian and actor, popularly known as Broda Shaggi, recently revealed that he almost dropped out of the University of Lagos because of an international opportunity.
In an interview with Chude Jideonwo published on Thursday, the actor narrated his ordeal and how he made a U-turn to continue with his university education.
“When I was in year two, I wanted to drop out,” Broda Shaggi said.
Revealing the reason, he said, “There was this theatre troop from Abeokuta. They said they needed dancers in Russia. So I went to Abeokuta and from Abeokuta, we went to Ife. We rehearsed, did everything, and were ready for the performance. It was a carnival in Russia.”
Broda Shaggi noted that the 12-man dance group went to the embassy for their visa but he was the only one who was successful during the application.
“Out of the 12 people, I was the only one given the visa and I can’t travel alone because it’s a troop. I can’t go there alone,” Broda Shaggi said.
He continued, “I was very happy. I thought that was the moment my story was going to change because I was going abroad. I had already left school.
“I didn’t go to school for almost two weeks. I was rehearsing and dancing, so I forgot about school. But it didn’t happen because I couldn’t travel alone. So I was broken. I had to go back to school.”