Hope Akpan, a 37-year-old single mother living in a slum in Ebute-metta, has revealed what made her leave the father of her child. In this interview with Legit.ng, the hustler shared her life story and what led to her present situation.
Akpan stated that she had been living in the slum for about six years. According to her, life is tough for people in the slum as they have to struggle to make a living. The living condition in the slum is not favourable; finding helpers seem to be impossible giving their location and the type of people around them.
The young woman told Legit.ng that her former husband was a wife beater who enjoyed punching her daily. He had no respect for her and brought women to their home on a daily basis.
I left my husband because he beat me everyday - Single mother| Legit TV
The ladies he had extramarital affair with also join in beating her. This made her walk out of the union.
When asked what she does for a living, the 37-year-old lady said that she trained as a hairdresser. However, not being able to rent a space and get the equipment needed for that vocation did not allow her make money from it.
Regardless of this, life must continue. Akpan earns money on a daily basis from the sale of beer. She revealed that she makes as much as five thousand naira weekly from the business. She said that she does not partake in any form of contribution as members often go broke when it is time to pay her.
Her bitter experience with her ex-husband does not have a negative influence on her. She told the reporter from Legit.ng that she does not like flirting around as she would rather be with one man at a time. This was in response to her still having admirers and being in the ‘dating market’.
Akpan has dreams of getting married again someday even though she revealed her current relationship status to be single. She wants the best from life and has no dream of staying in the slum once she gets married.
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