On today’s episode on #WithChude, Ronke Oshodi-Oke did us the honours of sharing her humble beginning. It was not an easy experience because she had to take up several jobs in order to support her family. She also shared how her father had issues with the customs and its effect on her education.
Before I went to acting, I used to work in Tincan Island then.
My father had problems with Customs, (where he used to work). But because I’m the first born of my family, I started working early, you understand. I grew up so early. I started working, I started doing some certain things and to God be the glory, here we are today.
It wasn’t easy, it wasn’t easy at all. There’s a Yoruba proverb that says, ‘Oshi o ni kan baba, ko kan Iya, ko ma dara omo” (a problem cannot affect the father, affect the mother and not affect the child). It wasn’t easy. And being the first born of the family, you have to support your family, you have to support your siblings and stuff like that, so it wasn’t easy.
(My father never came out of the issue) before he died, no!! It wasn’t easy my brother, it wasn’t easy. That was why I could not further my
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