Despite the challenges on the road to success, Nollywood actress, Lilian Afegbai was determined not to buy success. She won an award at this year’s African Magic Viewers Choice Awards, and that became a stepping stone for her.
Reminiscing on the journey to where she is, Lilian’s story is an inspiration that quitters never win.
I always say, they do not want 2 support D process but they want 2 be part of D progress and success story. After Big brother I was so depressed, I felt like I asked 4 a game I wasn’t ready to play. I was young, naive and just living life to D best of my knowledge. Then I came out with little to no one supporting me asides my family and Multichoice.
I had no one 2 talk to or run 2 except God, along D way I met a few people who took interest in me, some 4 D wrong reasons, others for the right reasons. I decided 2 pickup D bits and pieces of what’s left of this puzzle called MY LIFE; I felt like a failure. Long story short, I started acting, producing .yet people would insult me (“I don’t know her, what movie has she acted in?”)
I remember working on my 1st production and facing challenges, so much so that I had to ask God questions “ Baba what’s all this? But you said you’ll bless the works of my hands” oya bless it now!! I went to the cinemas everyday to sell tickets myself with D help of few celebrities, how can I forget being pushed by a lady who said she could never watch my movie it was @denrele_edun @kokobykhloe that fought for me that day when the same lady came to ask them for a picture.
Well she finally watched it and then apologized, “no problem ma, Na me dey find money” were my exact words to her. Then I won the AMVCA*😂😂** the calls, messages shook me, I asked myself “Na so LIFE be?”
Just 2 years ago a guy in D industry asked that I pay to be featured on a magazine cover, but I refused stating that I would rather work on my brand till they find me worthy of gracing their cover. Last year I got several calls, still demanding I pay 150k, I still didn’t take the offer. Just few weeks before AMVCA, Vanguard Allure approached me and asked me to grace their cover and I asked “Do I have to pay” They said No.
Determined not 2 buy success, l’m willing 2 work, pray and wait, 2day l’m Vlogging ♀ , yesterday 55 people subscribed to my YouTube channel and I have 108k follower on Instagram. I began 2 question myself; WHO ARE THEY?
Here is the answer I found: they are my 108 friends, family and frenemies. All those monitoring spirit unfollow.