Despite, Lilwin, Gyan, Sark & 9 others tell how they nearly gave up in life due to hardships

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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

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See the list of 13 inspirational quotes below:

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

  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

  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.


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