I washed utensils and sold 'waakye' to survive in South Africa - Afia Schwar

I washed utensils and sold 'waakye' to survive in South Africa - Afia Schwar

- Afia Schwar has recounted her difficult childhood and the time she spent in South Africa

- Afia revealed that she washed utensils at a restaurant and sold 'waakye' in an attempt to survive in South Africa

Controversial on-air-personality and comedienne, Afia Schwarzenegger has opened up on the difficulties she has faced in life especially her time in South Africa.

According to her, though she is living a much comfortable life now, life has not been all rosy as it seems now.

Taking her turn on Celebrity Ride With Zionfelix on Angel TV, Afia Schwar revealed that she used to sell second-hand clothes, curtains, and table clothes at the age of six when she left the late vice president, Aliu Mahama’s house to stay with her mother in Kumasi.

Apart from that she also sold birthday and love cards at Adum in Kumasi, all in a bid to raise money for her education.

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After leaving school, things were still not okay so she decided to seek greener pastures in South Africa but it was not that easy.

The comedienne revealed that in South Africa, her first job was to wash utensils for a Ghanaian and later for an Indian who owned restaurant in the country.

She set up a restaurant to sell banku and later stopped to sell 'waakye' in Cape Town in South Africa all with the aim of raising money to live a better life.

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Born Valentina Afia Agyeiwaa, she trained as cabin crew member with a license from the Future Flyers Academy in South Africa.

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Afia once worked at South African Airways in Johannesburg from 2007 to 2009 and the Allegiance Air PTY also in Johannesburg.

She returned to Ghana somewhere in 2010 and got instant fame after starring in the eponymous Afia Schwarzenegger TV series as the lead character.

Since leaving the series, she has had stints as both a radio and TV presenter.

Known for her outspoken nature, she is almost always in the news for controversial reasons. But this story reveals a rather modest side to her.

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