A 19-year-old girl identified as Paris Diamond who studies Mass Communication at the Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education Owerri, in Nigeria has narrated how she engages in tedious hustles to fend for herself.
According to a narration by Paris sighted by Wothappen.com, she sells water every weekend on the street, sells Jollof rice in school and does petty trading to make money to fend for herself.
In her own words, “I sell pure water to buy textbooks for myself in school and sometimes use it to pay bills. I go to the market every Friday evening, Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon after church. I enjoy doing it since I do get money for one or two textbooks”.
Interestingly, in her rather difficult situation, the teenager does not see herself to be disadvantaged. Rather, she does what she can to enjoy life one day at a time.
Paris even considers herself a ‘slay queen’ and does not feel sorrowful about her life. In relation to this, she said:
“I prefer doing this than sleeping with men for money. Yes I slay but guess what, it is pure water business. I sell almost 7 or 8 bags a day depending on the lucky day. I’m a mass communication student.”
There is a perception that some university girls sell their bodies for money but Paris Diamond’s show of hard work defeats that thinking.
Interestingly, the 19-year-old reveals she does not only do menial jobs. According to Paris, she is also a writer with two novels even in her situation.
I’m a Nigerian writer too, I have two novels and one drama I have published already but due to money issue I couldn’t make lots of copies, said the young lady.
Paris Diamond did not mention anything concerning her family and how she got into her present set of circumstances.
This young lady is not the only 19-year-old black girl doing amazing stuff.