“I remember when I was hawking pounded yam, kerosene, raw yam”- Kemi Korede recounts how suffered so much to make a way for herself
Nigerian actress, Kemi Korede, has taken to her social media page to share an inspiring story of her journey to success.
The actress revealed that she had suffered so much in life, having sold pounded yam, kerosene, and raw yam on the streets before finally making it in the industry.
Kemi Korede, who is popularly known for her roles in Yoruba movies, shared her story on her Instagram page.
According to her, she remembers vividly the days she had to hawk different items just to make ends meet.
In the post, the actress encouraged her followers not to give up on their dreams, saying that if she was able to make it in life, then anyone could.
Her post read, “When I came across this song on TikTok. I had a flashback of my past when things were so hard. I remember when I was hawking pounded yam, kerosene, raw yam, or anything that comes out at that season. Growing up was so difficult. I suffered so much to make a way for myself.
I never imagined I could come this far… But I was determined that I have to be great to take care of my parent. Here I am today, Alhamdulilah Wa Shukran.
Pls, you all striving so hard to make it, pls don’t give up on yourself… Keep praying… God will say Yes to your prayers very soon…
Everyone that come across this video and those that did not. God will say yes to your hustle very very soon Insha Allah. Thank you, Lord.”
The actress’s post has since generated reactions from her followers, with many people thanking her for her words of encouragement. Some also shared their own stories of struggles and how they overcame them, while others praised her for being an inspiration to many.
See her post below: