VGMA 2019 new artiste of the year Wendy Shay has revealed that losing her father at a very young age made her strive hard to become the breadwinner of her family.
“Most people do not know my upbringing, most people do not know how I started, for me as a 23-year-old girl, to afford the things I can afford now it’s a huge thing for me,” she told JoyNews’ MzGee.
The Rufftown record signee who was recently under severe backlash for her comments in an interview on TV Africa singer revealed that her mother was only 17 when her died. She worked hard to take care of her and her three siblings.
“I lost my dad at the age of two and a half and literally my family members took everything from my Mum, the house and car that he left behind so my Mum had to start everything over; it was very tough”
She added that “Everything that goes on in decision making [in] my nuclear family, I have a say. So that means when I work I need to put something on the table. People think that when you live in Germany you have money but it is not so.”
“So me being the firstborn and also playing a role as a father, a partner to my Mum, we work hand in hand, we work equally because my Mum is very young,” said Wendy.
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