I sold roasted corn, fuel while growing up – Mercy Eke

   

Video vixen and entrepreneur, Mercy Eke has revealed all the hurdles of life that she overcame before becoming the woman she is today.

I sold roasted corn, fuel while growing up – Mercy Eke

According to the BBNaija star, growing up wasn’t exactly easy.

She noted that it becomes even harder for people like her who were not born with a silver spoon.

   
   

The entrepreneur disclosed that she was compelled to hawk roasted corns and kerosene at some point just to eke a living.

The 28-year-old star made the revelation during a close panel session at the 8th edition of the Nigerian Entertainment Conference (#NECLive8).

According to her, she sometimes gets emotional every time she looks back at where she was coming from.

She said;

“Sometimes it gets me very emotional to see how far I’ve come from where I started, from selling corn to fuel, to a lot of other businesses I did before. I’m very proud of myself, and I know that there are a lot of people looking up to me.

“I auditioned four times before I got into the Big Brother House, but somehow I won the show, and I won the hearts of Nigerians and Africans.

“I work for everything I own today, maybe I’m not ‘blessed’ enough for people to just give me things for free. I can look back at my journey with pride, in spite of my rough childhood.

“I grew up in a family of 6, but somehow I was able to complete my tertiary education. I’m very proud of myself, and I know that there are a lot of people looking up to me.

   
   

“Where I am today is through my hard work. I didn’t just win and rest on my oars, because I know that my journey has just started,” she said.

   
   

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