Nigerian actress, and wife of music legend, 2Baba, Annie Idibia has revealed that she has been through hell from a very young age selling peppersoup for her single mother in Lagos boys quarters.
The 'Nkoyo' actress sharing a collage of her pictures in a video clip while growing up via her verified Instagram page revealed some of the hardships she faced growing up in their ‘Boys Quarters house in Mobil, VI’
Patting herself in the back, Idibia said, “Looking at the beautiful young Annie in these pictures is lovely. I am so proud of you. I want to give you a big warm hug. You have been through all sorts of hell from a very young age, with so many responsibilities from so young. That girl never gave up (never will still).”
She further revealed that since she got to Senior Secondary School 1, she never enjoyed break time like other students as she had to sneak out of school to carry on with her mother’s side business.
“She will wait till her single mother gets off work by 7 pm to take over from her (mom was a cook) those hours before 7 pm were the longest ever because she would have only a few hours left to study and do her homework before bedtime.”
The filmmaker mentioned that despite all she went through at the time, she always wore a smile. Moreso, she bragged that when it came to her academics, she was an ace student in mathematics and physics.
“Yet she always had a bright smile while serving their customers. She was so good at mathematics and physics. If you had ever met her. She always had a big bright smile to give with dreams way bigger than her (so I thought). The universe always had a way of constantly blessing her. She had so much love inside, so much love to give. Love so deep and unconditional.”
Idibia seized the opportunity to thank herself for never giving up, saying, “I want to thank me for never giving up on me. For all the NOs I did not allow to discourage me and lose focus. I want to thank me for being so aggressive with my dreams and what I wanted. I want to thank me. I want to hug you, young Annie.
“Girl, you have come a long way. and you have done well (aspiring to do better and wiser). Adulthood is still the hardest. The saying, ‘whatever doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger,’ is the true interpretation of the life of this girl; now a strong woman! I have not even started, just only scratching the surface now.”