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“No man is responsible for my success” – Mercy Eke

Big Brother Naija Pepper Dem winner, Mercy Eke, has debunked allegations that a man is responsible for her success. It appears she’s gotten fed up with people’s speculations that she a man is behind her success.

The TV star and entrepreneur said this in a video uploaded on her YouTube channel. According to her, she has worked hard for everything she possesses and there is no man behind her achievements..

In her words,

“In this part of the world, people believe a man is behind the success of a woman, whether she is married or single.”

“I work hard for everything I own today. When people say a man is behind these things, I find it appalling. However, it does not get to me anymore because what else would one say? It only shows that my success is visible.”

The 27-year-old also admitted that she is scared of failure. The said that the fear of failure has been her main driving force because she doesn’t want to return to the streets roasting corn.

She said,

“My biggest fear in life is a failure. I don’t want to fail and go back to the streets. I don’t want to roast corn anymore. I just want to keep doing what I know how to do best. God has blessed me.

“The fear of failure makes me stronger. I want to be a better person. I want today to be better than yesterday. That is why no matter what is thrown at me, I would never stop growing. I would never stop establishing myself and I would never stop dreaming.

“I worked hard for this fame and I won’t let the fame get to me. Sometimes, I even forget that I am a celebrity. I drive myself and do things a normal person does.”

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Grace Chukwuma

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