Delay: I fought for my fame
Popular media personality Deloris Frimpong Manso widely known as Delay has said that, unlike many female celebs who freely enjoyed massive support at their early stages, she didn’t have such privilege.
According to her, she fought for the fame she’s currently enjoying and confidently sang her praises that nobody could take the prestige from her.
“There are people who come and Ghanaians decide to show them all the love and fully support the person. In my case, I didn’t have that kind of love and support. Nobody handed fame over to me. I have become Delay because I’m talented and hardworking.
“From beginning, I thought people hated me but I’ve come to understand that it was a phase I needed to go through to strengthen me. I fought and I went for it so no one can take it away from me,” she said.
The nonconformist presenter who continues to woo people with her presentation abilities said she has always been a fighter and that fighting spirit pushed her to her present standing.
“I’m a dragon, I’m a fighter. If I take a look at where I started from the industry, like when I came, people said I didn’t have the looks, I wasn’t beautiful. I keep saying that it was poverty that made me look miserable.
“Poverty is not a good thing. Poverty is a killer disease and it is the truth because back then, I was broke, I didn’t have the money to even buy good creams for my skin and clothes to wear so people saw me unattractive.
“They didn’t think I fitted into their standard for beauty. I wasn’t skinny, tall, fair. I didn’t have the looks that people deemed as the standard looks so I struggled in the industry,” she said.