Debbie Rise was the last girl standing at the previous Nigerian Idols television show. In a chat with Saturday Beats, the songstress said that ever since the show ended it has not been a bed of roses for her. The up and coming singer said she would not forget in a hurry how a jealous lover smashed the windscreen of the car she won at the reality television show.
- “After having a minor accident with the new car I won from the show, a jealous lover smashed the windscreen so badly and as a result it was a whole new type of challenge, trying to get it fixed, bringing the person to book… but I overcame.”
She also said that some friends had been breathing down her neck saying she doesn’t care about them anymore after all the money they spent voting for her while on the Nigerian Idol show.
“I tried to act the same, maintain my old phone numbers of about eight years, tried to keep in touch with all my friends even though it was honestly difficult to keep up. I kept getting Watsapp, sms, Facebook and all kinds of messages from some particular friends with words like ‘what are you feeling like? Is it because you are now a superstar or what?’ Some would even say ‘Debie, you have changed, you can’t even call me after all the money I spent voting for you.’
“It really got to me then and I used all my time and resources to try and make all of them see reasons and all, but then they just didn’t stop, so I decided to do my best and leave the rest. But I want to use this opportunity to tell them that I didn’t change one bit, but someday, they will understand. That was one challenge I had also. The important thing is not the gravity of the challenge but how to come out strong, and I must say, I am wiser, stronger and better,” she added.