I’m tough because I’ve been through so much – Nancy Isime
Star actress, nancy isime has spoken on how she grew up really fast because of the responsibilities she had even as a teenager.
In an interview with fellow actress, Lilian Afegbai, Isime said she started working at the age of 16.
“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.”
Isime had earlier recounted how she lost her mother at age five and later attempted suicide as a child.
She had said at the time:
“Some people had time to grow through life but I had to mature in time.”
“Losing your mum at the age of five, you’re exposed to a lot of things you’re not supposed to experience.”