Reality television star Opara Chinonso Ibinabo, popularly known as Kim Oprah, recently disclosed her previous hardships in an interview with Taymesan on the Tea With Tay podcast.
The social media influencer and model revealed that she used to sell sachet water and recharge cards to support herself financially.
This experience during her younger years greatly influenced her perception of the world.
Kim Oprah also shared how she had to reside in Abuja barracks after her father’s passing, as her mother served in the military and had no other place to live.
Additionally, while studying at the University of Port Harcourt, she and her sister resorted to selling eggs, pure water, and recharge cards to make ends meet.
Oprah said …
“After my dad’s death, my mother was in the military. So we had to move into the barracks in Abuja to help with accommodation.
“When I went to University of Port Harcourt, my sister and I used to sell recharge cards, pure water and eggs around our side, because there was no closeby kiosk, where you could buy those things so we became the kiosk.
“Honestly, I’m just happy that I went through it because it really shaped me and made me stronger.
“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.”