Nollywood actress Destiny Etiko has recounted her tough childhood experiences and how her mother influenced her decision to join the movie industry.

In an interview with Saturday Beats, Destiny Etiko said her father was a headmaster doing well and later joined a firm as treasurer where he was accused of theft.

According to Destiny Etiko, her father was asked to deposit money to a bank, but armed robbers attacked him on his way, and he was made to pay for the money.

Destiny Etiko added that the incident led to the family’s financial challenge as her mother stopped acting. As a result, the family lived off the procced from her mother’s shop.

In her words: “Growing up was not easy. My father was a headmaster doing well and at some point, he worked with a firm as a treasurer where he was accused of theft after the money he was asked to take to the bank was stolen by armed robbers who attacked him on his way. My father had to pay for money he never took. It was an issue as we had to move out from the flat we were living in to a ‘public’ house. My mother had stopped acting and we started living off the proceeds of the shop my father opened for her.”

Kemi Filani News recalls Destiny Etiko beat the likes of Zubby Micheal, Tonto Dikeh, Iyabo Ojo and others to emerge as the number most searched Nollywood actors in 2021.

Destiny Etiko, popularly called ‘Drama Doll’ was in a couple of controversies in 2021 and acquired a few luxury cars and houses that got many people talking online.

The Enugu-based actress was frequently in the News for good and controversial reasons that earned her the most searched Nollywood actorin 2021.