LAGOS, Nigeria( VOICE OF NAIJA) – Reality TV star, Kim Oprah, has opened up on her childhood struggles.
In an interview on the Tea With Tay podcast, Oprah discussed the time she lost her father and, as a result, had to live in a barrack in Abuja.
The reality star said during her university days, she and her sister sold recharge cards, pure water and eggs.
“After my dad died, she (her mother) was in the military. So to help with accommodation, we had to move into the barrack in Abuja,” she said.
“When I went to University of Port Harcourt, me and my sister used to sell recharge cards, pure water, eggs because around our side, there was not a close by kiosk, where you could buy those things so we became the kiosk.”
Speaking about how the experience changed her life, the reality TV star said she is grateful that she overcame the hardships.
She added that it shaped her resilience and deepened her understanding of both comfort and poverty.
“Honestly, I am just happy that I went through it because it really shaped me, it made me stronger,” she added.
“I know what the hustle is, I have seen suffering. So coming out on the other side and being this person is like I understand both worlds.”
Born Kim Chinonso Opara, Oprah rose to fame after participating in the 2019 season of Big Brother Naija (BBNaija).
She has since evolved into being a TV host and a women’s right activist.