A twitter user, @Chivie_ shared a very sad story of a woman, who made a name for herself through her hairdressing gifts. But then, she clocked 30 and the quest for marriage made her lose everything she worked for after her encounter with a ‘man of God’.
5 years later, this woman is left with nothing. No money, no business and no husband.
Sadly, many women are familiar with stories like this, as commenters also shared similar stories about their parents, a family member or someone they know and it is just so sad how the society take advantage of women’s vulnerability.
My mom and her sister just gisted me about a family friend and what I’ve just heard has ruined my night. I’m so pissed. This lady, Faith used to make my hair when I was way younger. She started in a make-shift wooden shed and attracted customers around the neighborhood.
Faith was really good at making hair. I mean, really good. I could call it her gift. Plus her braids were never tight that it hurt, so a lot of parents brought their daughters for her. Her business bloomed. Soon she rented a real shop and was even able to employ two girls.
She kept on doing what she was good at. Then she discovered she had a knack for business and started selling human hair, hair products and accessories. She made so much money, she rented rented a two storey building, employed a barber and turned her small business
to a large one. She was able to buy two cars and build a house with the money she made. While this was going on, I was still a regular customer and came there to make my hair. Then my family moved out so we hardly heard from her, except my mom who still kept in touch with her.
So according to my mom, when she was reaching 30, she began to get desperate for a husband. She started attending this particular church where the pastor preached against jewelry, hair extensions etc. So, Faith stopped wearing jewelry, but still sold them
She became extremely attached to the church and the pastor, because she saw it as the only way she could get her husband. And the church took advantage of it. “Sow a seed and the Lord will bless you!” “Donate a generator, and your husband will not pass you by this month!”
Faith gave generously, if not stupidly for the sake of future marriage. She would spend weekends, 3,4 days in church, sweeping the pastors house, cleaning the church WHEN SHE HAD A BUSINESS TO RUN. Needless to say, her staff took advantage of her absence and stole a lot of money.
Then her pastor said he went to heaven and Jesus told him that even if you didn’t make your hair or wear jewelry, but you sold or had anything to do with them, you aren’t his child and you will go to hell. I wish I was making this up. Faith stopped selling jewelry,human hair, and stopped doing braids or fixing weavon. She only agreed to weave your ordinary hair or make thread. And she lost almost all her customers. The ones she didnt lose because she didn’t make hair, she lost because her obsession with religion made her unpleasant.
She could no longer pay the barber, so he left. She was making little money from making thread. She sold one of her cars. This downhill process took about two years. She couldn’t adjust to her new lifestyle comfortably, because she had given so much money up for seed-sowing and she had so much debts. So she dumped hairdressing altogether and started selling foodstuffs. This woman started selling akara, cabin biscuit and okro. Faith was a MILLIONAIRE. People admired and even envied her. She threw all that away because she was looking for a husband.
How I found out about it was when she called my mom and aunt and was asking for help and advice. She told my mom everything and my aunt found out from gossip flying about.
No business No money NO HUSBAND. She’s 35 now and I feel so sorry for her because who knows what she would have achieved. The whole thing is so painful
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