Despite, Lilwin, Gyan, Sark & 9 Others On Harsh Realities They Faced In Life Before Stardom

Despite, Lilwin, Gyan, Sark & 9 Others On Harsh Realities They Faced In Life Before Stardom

  • Several renowned celebrities in Ghana have narrated their inspirational life stories on many different platforms
  • A list of 13 prominent Ghanaian individuals who suffered hardships but still managed to rise in life has been made
  • All 13 celebrities mentioned times life was extremely hard for them in simple but powerful quotes

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Many of Ghana's top celebrities have risen through several hardships in life to become who they are today. Kwame Despite, Kojo Nkansah Lilwin, Asamoah Gyan and Sarkodie are only a handful of them.

A compilation of emotional quotes by 13 different prominent Ghanaians on how they suffered disappointments, harsh realities and nearly gave up on some occasions was sighted by on

Asamoah Gyan
Photo of Asamoah Gyan Photo credit: @asamoah_gyan3
Source: UGC

See the list of 13 inspirational quotes below:

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1. "My parents abandoned and rejected me because I chose to be a singer” – Shatta Wale

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2. "My first time on Key Soap Concert Party Audition they rejected me” - AgyaKoo

3. "I even went to work with someone as a car repairer (rip33la) but he later sacked me because I fool too much” – Kwaku Manu

4. “I went to TV3 Mentor Audition but they rejected me” – Becca

5. "My mum was a pito seller but that didn’t stop me from achieving my dreams” – Samini

6. "I had a car accident, I lost my twin brother and I nearly lost one of my legs but still I chased my dreams” - Stonebwoy Burniton

7. "I was once an armed robber” – Archbishop Duncan Williams

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8. “I played many shows for many show organizers and they always paid me with t-shirts and toffees; I nearly stopped rapping" - Sarkodie

9. I was only a shoemaker, sometimes, I think all these things happening to me is a dream” – CEO Of Peace FM & UTV Kwame Despite

10. "I was not interested in school because my mates and teachers always called me ‘gyimi'”- Kojo Nkansah Lilwin.

11. "My first coach once told me, you can’t be a player, it's better to be a ball boy for my team or just try to be a musician’ I felt very bad that very moment” - Asamoah Gyan

It should be noted here that Gyan was a comfortable child but he went through a lot on the pitch to become a star

12. “In London, I was a taxi driver in America I was plate washer, I nearly kill my dream to be a street sweeper” – Kennedy Agyapong

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13. “I told my School Mates I’ll be a President, they Started Using that to tease Me, ‘Mr President! Mr. President'” – Ex-President J.A. Kuffour

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In another story, a hardworking young man identified on Twitter with the handle @SauceCodee has shared the summary of his coding journey in two pictures that tweeps just can't have enough of.

In the post that has gathered over 20k reactions by the time it was sighted by, @SauceCodee mentioned that the two photos were only three years apart.

In the first picture, the young man was seen in what appeared as the single room of a typical hustler with his single laptop.


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