Big Brother Naija ex-housemate, Maria Chike, has opened up about the spiritual struggles she faced after participating in the BbNaija reality show.

In an interview which she granted, the actress revealed that she has faced many spiritual challenges, where her faith had been tested after and that has gotten her close to God.

She said, 

“Since coming out of Big Brother, there have been a lot of spiritual struggles or challenges, and that just made me get closer to my faith and obviously to God.”

Chike, emphasized that it was important having a strong support system and a solid foundation in faith to overcome life’s challenges.

Stressing that having support from great friends, loved ones, and family is crucial, she added that the competition out there is real, and everyone has their own timeline, so looking at someone else’s success or progress is the beginning of failure. Instead, it is important for one to work at his or her own pace and avoid listening to what everyone else is doing.

She said:

“Having God by your side is also amazing, and I always encourage people, no matter what they do, whether it’s good, bad, or evil in the eyes of other people, to always tell God first, and it helps you feel better.”

The reality star went on to say that it’s important to have friends who can advise you each day and help you get past challenges, not forgetting to believe in yourself. Be resilient, just keep going. Hard work does pay off.

Story: Hilda Katu

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