Many people get to see the glitzy and glamour side of artistes. But behind all that polished finish is a soul that could tell you tales that can make your stomach churn.
Singer Vivian narrated her own story to encourage anyone who is also struggling. It was part of the international day of celebrating the girl child.
The Charm hitmaker revealed that at a time when she had started out her career and was moderately well know, she wold sleep hungry.
â€śAnother friend I need to thank is DK Kwenye Beat for sharing his family food with me. Sometimes I slept hungry. Yes, I was a celebrity but sleeping hungry. My songs were playing everywhere but deep inside I was in agony. My room was empty, no seats. I sat on the floor. I keep thanking God for everything I have now. His Grace is surely sufficient. For those who are going through tough times
#ItCanBeTougherÂ #StayStrongÂ #InternationalDayofTheGirlChild,â€ť Vivian revealed.
Vivian added that she also lost a gig she really needed because the organiser looked her up and down and realise she is not dressed like a celeb.
â€śI have been trying to hide my history but I keep getting convicted to share. About 2 years ago before I released â€śTerenâ€ť my life was a real struggle. I couldnâ€™t afford good clothing worth public appearances. I vividly remember there is a concert I was invited to perform but the promoter refused me to get on stage due to my dressing. He said I was poorly dressed and my dressing looked Ghetto. That broke my heart,â€ť Vivian wrote on Facebook.
She added, â€śAt that time I used to earn 4,000 from my Karaoke gig, after deducting the rent, transport, I would survive on less than 500 for a whole month. Things were tough. I have to thank my friend Tamima who saw my suffering and donated some clothing.â€ť