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“I sold Waakye in London before becoming a celebrity” – Sista Afia

Award-winning musician Sista Afia, whose real name is Francisca Gawugah, recently shared her inspiring journey from humble beginnings to stardom.

During an appearance on Accra-based Utv’s United Showbiz, she revealed that before making it big in the music industry, she used to sell waakye in the United Kingdom.

She reminisced about her days selling rice and beans abroad before her music career took off.

In addition to her time as a waakye seller, Sista Afia also pursued a career in healthcare.

She disclosed that she studied health and social care and worked as a nurse in two prominent hospitals in the UK – Reading Community Hospital and Nottingham Hospital.

She emphasized that she had a strong educational background, having attended university to further her studies in the field.

Sista Afia’s story serves as a testament to her resilience and determination to succeed despite facing challenges along the way.

From selling waakye on the streets to working as a nurse in esteemed hospitals, she demonstrated her versatility and dedication to her craft.

Today, she is celebrated as a talented musician who has won numerous awards for her music.

Her journey from selling waakye to topping music charts is a true rags-to-riches tale that inspires many aspiring artists to pursue their dreams relentlessly.


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