July 21, 2024

Doris Simeon, a Nollywood actress, has stated that she was not ashamed of working menial jobs in the United States of America since she needed to pay her bills.

In an interview with her colleague Kunle Afod, Simeon stated, “This (US) is where my child lives with his father, and that is one of the reasons I opted to stay here. I’ve been here since 2018 and I genuinely miss Nigeria. What I miss most about Nigeria are the street meals, such roasted yams and corn. I miss my friends and family.

“It was not easy starting all over, because in this place, only the tough will last. If one is lazy, one will be hungry. People who have been here for 20 to 50 years don’t find it easy, because with the kind of system they have, one cannot avoid paying bills. If one does not work, one won’t eat, and one won’t be able to pay bills.”

Simeon also stated that she still got a lot of admirers. She said, “A lot of men still send me messages on social media to ask about my relationship status. Those who know me know I don’t like to make a noise about my private life. The fact that I don’t post online does not mean I don’t have a man in my life. I have a man in my life, but I don’t reject gifts.”

Recounting some of the menial jobs she had done in the US, she said, “I have lost count of the number of jobs I have done here. I once worked as a delivery person, and even met people who recognised me, but what could I do? After all, they won’t pay my bills. I worked as a personal shopper as well, and hairdressing is something I still. Currently, I work for the government as a social worker.”

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