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Everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story as the saying goes.

Experiences and challenges in life be it bad or good becomes a story one day to the story teller, as it inspires others to learn a lesson and to give them hope in the future.

Fatima, a popular and former date rush contestant has share her life story of a challenge she faced as a result of her parents divorce.

According to the date rush star, she has spent 19 years of her life living in the orphanage even though she wasn’t an orphan.

She found her way into the orphanage after the relationship of her mum and dad in marriage failed.

She was 5 when she was sent to the orphanage.

She said due to the failed marriage, she ended up in the orphanage because there was no money to care of her.

According to the Date Rush star, during her time at the orphanage, she was allowed to visit her mother who lived outside the home which got them to bond.

Fatima shared her story with multiple-award winning presenter and the host of TV3’s Showbiz 360, Giovanni Caleb, when she appeared on the show as a guest on Friday, 11th June 2021.

‘My experience has shaped me to become who I am today’ – Fatima told Giovanni Caleb

Her unpretentious and plainspoken attitude is a result of her humble beginning.

Fatima disclosed that she is actually a mutt and that her father is a Northerner and her mother an Akyem.

Fatima grew up in Bregoro.


For the past years, Fatima have always refused freebies and sponsorship from clothing brands in Ghana.

During the interview on Showbiz 360, she was asked about the issue.

Addressing the issue, Fatima said, “I just want to be me. Someone would help you out, and later when God blesses you.

The person can come back and say that Fatima, what I gave you has made you who you are.

So I just want to wear what I have. And me repeating clothes means that it is mine.”


She advised people to be humble and hardworking.

After Date Rush, Fatima hopes to pursue her music career.

Born Mary Owusuwaa Fatima, she discovered her talent in music while she was at the orphanage home.

Source: unitedshowbiz.com.gh

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