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