Latwell Nyangu, H-Metro Reporter
AWARD-WINNING songbird and businesswoman Faith Candy’s humble beginning has inspired her to work hard and ignore ‘blessers’.
She says her journey has not been rosy as she grew up an orphan and widow at a tender age.
Despite going through a difficult patch, she has defied the odds by becoming a rising businesswoman.
She believes in working hard and is eyeing the regional market following the growth of her face products business.
Candy specialises in products for all skin types, including lightening and glowing creams and has launched a Faith Candy lingerie shop.
She has now opened two shops in Harare and Mt Pleasant.
In an interview with H-Metro Entertainment & Lifestyle Candy said she lost both parents at a tender age.
“Emptiness and silence this is how most people think life gave me because of what I have passed through from my young age.
“I never met my mother, she left me when I was three months old, my father then passed on when I was five years.
“My childhood was a bit difficult and I got married at a young age however, my husband passed on when our daughter was only two years old.
“Being a widow and an orphan I started working different jobs, ventured into music, acting,” she said.
The entrepreneur who scooped an award last year in December at the SADC Success Awards for the Best Online Business says hard work pays.
“I have been working hard to feel some sort of self-worth.
“People would laugh at me, some would resent me, some refused to give me chances.
“During the first lockdown I thought of an idea to sell cosmetics and off course I started with very few products, I never looked back.
“I still want to keep on expanding and growing. I owe my success mostly to God, he has seen me through.
“Today I officially open Faith Candy lingerie in which I want to thank each and every client who has supported me since day.
“Only God knows how grateful I am, words fail me God bless you,” she said.
She urged other women to work hard.
“A lot of people think women are earning a living through ‘blessers’ or selling their bodies.
“As an orphan and widow, I have a daughter who is 13 years, I worked hard, so siyanani nezvekuti mbinga, tiri kushanda.”
The event was graced by Mai TT among other businesswomen.