•Younger Sister, JENIFA SUNDAY Tells City People
Star Actress, Nkechi Blessing is one actress everyone loves. Though controversial, she is still among the wave-making actresses in the industry, and her controversial lifesytle has earned her a name in almost every household.
On the 5th of February, 2023, the actress was treated to a surprise birthday bash. Her colleague, Bakare Zainab, surprised her with the pre-birthday bash ahead of her birthday on the 14th of February, 2023. Nkechi Blessing was caught off guard and broke down in tears at the party.
City People’s reporter, IRETIOGO OLOYEDE (07086029769), was present at the party and spoke with her younger sister, Jennifa Sunday, whom she fondly calls “Her Investment”. Jenifa Ijeoma Sunday spoke about her controversial sister and the other side of her that the public doesn’t know. Below is are excerpts of the interview.
Can we meet you?
My name is Jenifa Ijeoma Sunday, I am Nkechi Blessing’s younger sister.
Let’s talk about Nkechi and your life as her sister?
If I have to start talking about Nkechi Blessing, it will take forever. Everybody knows her, but people don’t know her the way that I do. I know her as a sister, as a friend and as a mum. She has always been there for me. She has done so many things for me. She’s like a man in a woman’s body. She’s an amazing person, forget all the “gbas gbos” Online oh! She is very sweet and loving.
Tell us about your childhood and how both of you grew up.
I was in boarding school, I didn’t really stay at home, I was always in school. Whenever I came back from school during holidays, she’s usually in college or in school too. So, I didn’t really spend much time with her, while growing up, but she has always been my backbone. She’s always been by my side. For instance, if anybody troubled me, she’s always there for me either I was wrong or right. She deserves first class in spoiling me, buying things for me. Indeed, she is an amazing person to me.
You lost your mom some years back, what do you miss about her?
What do I miss about my mom? I miss everything without her, the house is boring. My mum was another live wire of the house. My life without my mom is different. Death is inevitable, its something that will happen, but we never expected it to be that soon. We expected it later in life. Talking about it now is choking to me. I can’t even breath properly talking about her. Please, I don’t want to talk about it anymore.
How best can you describe your sister, Nkechi Blessing? She is a lively, cool person, but she is controversial. What can you say about that?
My sister can be controversial, but she is more loving than controversial and people don’t see the loving part of her.
What are the things people don’t really know about Nkechi Blessing?
Ah! She is loving, she is a lover girl. She’s sweet and she is not the outside kind of person. People don’t know this about her. She would rather be in her house and be sleeping. If she has her way, she could sleep from January to December. She loves this baby girl lifestyle. She does not like suffering. She likes travelling, singing, eating and being pampered.
She is not what the media or some people say about her. Yes, she’s stubborn, everyone is stubborn, but she is not what has been portrayed, she is actually very sweet.
Tell us about yourself, your growing up years and what you do for a living.
I am the CEO of Nova Kiddies Empire. I sell baby products, bicycles and toys. My sister opened it for me. Instead of her buying me a car, I told her to open a business for me. And boom she just opened it. I am still in shock of it.
When was that?
It’s not even close to a month that she opened it. I just told her that instead of her buying me a car, she should just set me up in business and she did. She didn’t even tell me. I just woke up one morning and saw her messages. She showed me the shop and sent me a huge amount of money to fill the shop. She set the whole thing up for me. She has always given me all that I wanted. I don’t lack anything. Maybe in relationship, but money wise, I don’t lack. There’s no man who would promise me anything my sister has not given me.
Are you in a relationship or it’s complicated?
Yes, its not complicated, but I want to keep it low key.
We are still talking about your growing up.
I grew up in a bar, Pere City in Abule Egba. My mum exposed the place to public glare. The place was a local place until she opened her bar. I grew up there. I didn’t have a babysitter or someone who could watch me. My siblings would help to sell beers and drinks to the customers. So, me being the youngest was always sitting by my mom’s side. I didn’t really have many friends growing up because neighbours felt because my mom had a bar and I was always there, I would wrongly influence their children. So I didn’t have a lot of friends, I was always with my mom. Then I moved to the boarding school. Whenever I came back home, it was always from school to the shop, helping my mom to sell beer and serve customers.