“SOMETIMES I SLEPT HUNGRY!” SINGER VIVIAN OPENS UP ON HER POVERTY DAYS
Kenyan sultry songbird, Vivian celebrated the day of the girl child by sharing about her past struggles which according to her would rather forget, but chose to share anyway to encourage someone, somewhere.
The singer who is on her way to become a household name, revealed starting off her musical career wasn’t everything glam, as she had no single penny to her name. She posted a lengthy post which must have been quite therapeutic for her as she revealed;
I have been trying to hide my history but I keep getting convicted to share. About 2 years ago before I released “Teren Teren” my life was a real struggle. I couldn’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. At 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.
Another 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. Now i live in God’s abundance: a good big house,a good car and enough for my fill! His Grace is surely sufficient. For those who are going through tough times