Actress, Annie Idibia shares her grass to grace story
By Patricia Uyeh
Nollywood actress, Annie Idibia took her followers on her life’s journey so far as she shared her grass to grace story via Instagram.
The wife of music legend, Tubaba Idibia and mother of two narrated how things were difficult for her, her brothers and their mother who got separated from their father when they were very young.
She did not forget to thank God for bringing her this far.
“Don’t even know if i right or wrong posting this. This image is my big broda @westafricanhebrew and I’m just appreciating and thanking God for all his blessings. But I truly hope this will inspire someone this morning. This is actually the true story of my life as a kid raised by a single struggling mother with 4 kids. (We lost our baby brother to Tuberculosis for lack of good treatment/money)…RIP EMMANUEL
“I always knew somewhere deep in my heart that I ‘Annie’ was created for bigger and better things, that this right here isn’t my life…I remember very clearly as s kid maybe 10 or 11 every evening walked from Igbogosho crossing the famous Lekki Expressway to Jakande just to fetch water for cooking etc. It was always me, my elder brothers and friends, we made every evening a fun one! We catch up and play, sing and danced all the way and back. We never knew what electricity was for 3 years Or Even TV sef…@macaulaywisdom. Sly Remember?And we were kids that from birth till I think I was 6/7years was born with silver spoon… not gold ooo. Went to a private nursery and primary school before the separation of our parents.
“Today, see how far God has brought us, It wasn’t easy, but I always knew my life was more than that life.
“Thank you Lord for turning my life around from that girl, who used to help her mom sell pepper soup after school, whose mom was “the cook.” That girl who had to start her first degree as a part-time student cos she had to be at work By 7am-6pm (marketing and selling magazine)and rush to LASU Ikoyi campus by 6:30.
I was always late to class… and everyone just thought I was unserious cos I was always late to class. Struggled as a model… was too short. So didn’t go far. Tried anchoring a music show. I had so many doors slammed in my face. Today God has Proven That He Is God In My Life. He has taken me to places and heights I have never imagined or dreamt of.
He has made me ‘Annie Macaulay Idibia’ a brand that brands wanna reckon with. He has made me an independent woman regardless of the obvious “my boo”!
“He made me the actress…the Mom…the brand ambassador…and has used me to touch lives through @aicarefoundation and many others. Thank You Father. You Are GOD! I AM A WINNER. #TBTofAnnieTots.”
Photo credit: Instagram @annieidibia1