Nollywood actor, Nancy Isime has shared what her growing up till now means. She narrated in an interview with Lilian Afegbai, she started working at the age of 16 and lose her mom at 5.
“I’m just at a point in my life where I’m just at peace with my success, accomplishments, and failures. Everything is for a purpose. It can’t always be smooth. Challenges are stepping stones to another level,” she said.
“I’m tough because I’ve been through so much, from childhood till now. I was just trying to work and be independent. At 16, I started working. At 17, I’d moved out of my parents’ house.
“I was completely responsible for myself at 19, even for school fees and basic needs. And I was still sending money back home; taking care of the family. I remember one time my dad spoke to me while I was just sharing some fears.
“He said I should always remember that, at the age of 18, I was already paying my younger sister’s school fees. I didn’t remember that myself. I do things for people and I forget. I don’t do things expecting anything in return.
“Some people had time to grow through life but I had to mature in time,” she had said at the time.
“Losing your mum at the age of five, you’re exposed to a lot of things you’re not supposed to experience.”