When Muthoni Njoba was named brand ambassador for Maybelline New York – Kenya, I had to literally go to her website and learn more about her. A look at her website doesn’t give the story that I am about to share, which makes me feel she’s a little more of an introvert; a girl who’s focused on the positives in life. She’s working hard to achieve her dreams.

After the online community in the country showered her with praises and warm messages on her latest achievement, the humble make-up artist had to share the other side of the story. It hasn’t been an easy journey. She’s come a long way to be where she is.

In a Capital FM interview on Feb 12, she let it all out. Here’s what went down, as posted on her Facebook page:

“It was one emotional rollercoaster this morning at Capital FM on the Breakfast Show sharing my story for the very first time in public. Glad that my son was there with me.

The first year of my career in Make-up was filled with great energy and high expectations and very quickly in my 2nd and 3rd year of my career I sank into the darkest phase, I had a good name in the industry but truth is I was broke the make-up industry was not paying off,I was a single mother trying to make ends meet, I couldn’t afford a nanny it was just my son and I, I had to homeschool my son because I couldn’t afford school fees, I lived in a house with no running water, I had no friends and no support system. Those two years were the toughest but the time I spent with my son, praying, working hard and never giving up on my dream were all worth the pain. Now in my 5th year everything I lost then has been restored 7times over. I am so grateful for all the blessings that have come my way. I am a true testimony that if you focus and believe in your passion no matter how uncomfortable it gets opportunities you never imagined will come your way.

“Everything is possible for one who believes.” Mark 9:23

#Godisincontrol #Godsgift #livingmypassion #inpursuitofhappiness
Thank you @this_is_ess for being there.”