Delay has shared her sad life experiences when she was growing up during the 4th edition of iYES at the National Theatre in Accra.
The TV personality, Deloris Frimpong Manso well known as Delay, recalled how she was thrown out of her aunt’s house by his husband when she was just 21-years-old in Tema, a suburb of Accra.
According to the host of the ”Delay” show, after she was thrown out, she had nowhere to go to lay her head, therefore, making her settle at a mechanic shop as her new home in Tema.
”Around 2003 I was staying with my aunty at Tema and I had a little argument with her and her husband thought I was a bit difficult to control so they threw my sister and I out of the house at the age of 21,” she said
She added that whiles at the mechanic, she had a call from home that her mum was very sick and was admitted at the hospital so she had no option than to go back to Nkawkaw.
Delay further said that she also had a job where she had to manage the duty of taking care of the mum at the hospital along with the new work at kunai since she was the first child of the mum.
She also narrated that when she felt the time was due for her to come to Accra, she lost the mother in the process so she moved back to Tema with her two siblings to stay at the mechanic shop since that was her home in Tema.
She explained that life at the mechanic shop wasn’t easy for them because they had to sometimes beg people for food in order to survive.
Delay noted that all those her encounters never deterred her from pursuing her goal in the media.
In her speech, The “Cocoa Brown” producer indicated how she auditioned for media shows but unfortunate enough to be selected and how when she was later selected for a radio program but was later rejected. She reiterated that during her struggles in getting to the top in the media some people labelled her as an ugly and bush girl in the media industry.
Delay revealed that she auditioned for the reality show “Prezenters Guide” in 2007 and was hired by Oman FM that year. Miss Frimpong-Manson added that she later got replaced on Onie TV show which aired on TV3 after just 8 episodes.
Watch Delay as she tells her story at the International Youth Empowerment Summit out together by pastor Brian Amoateng in the video below: