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I Hated God – Diane Russet Reflects On Hard Past

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Reality TV star and budding Nollywood actress Diane Russet in a recent interview has opened up on difficult times she experienced in the past.

She disclosed how she questioned God, stopped praying and even hated him because of the difficulties she was experiencing following the death of her father.


The 24-year-old said:

“My mother’s prayers have been working for me. I didn’t know that the love I’m getting was going to be so overwhelming and I’m surprised about everything.

“I remember crying more than I prayed. I remember questioning God and for a couple of years, I hated God if that makes any sense. It was difficult for me to get back to where I was with God because I struggled to pray. You know, I lost my dad.

“School wasn’t going fine and I had a lot of setbacks. But looking at things now, I feel that I had to have gone through that phase to be where I am today. That’s why I appreciate things now and I won’t trade my journey so far for anything now.

“My mum has been really supportive because she believes in me. She understands why I’m passionate about my career and has never complained that I’m overdoing things. It’s been all positive vibes from her and even people in the northern part of the country (where I come from) have been very supportive, to my surprise.”

Diane Russet

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Diane who is a former contestant on the popularity reality TV show Big Brother Naija also spoke about her  relationship with other ex-housemates.

She said:

“I am friends with all the housemates; together, we are a ‘vibe’. We act like brothers and sisters and care for one another. I personally have a genuine love for all the ex- housemates. All that happened at my birthday bash was just us having fun as we had always done while in the house.”

“I found a sister I never had in Mercy Eke. Initially, I didn’t think I would be close to her but I can’t help loving her; she’s really a nice person. She pushes and inspires me to do things that I didn’t know I could do.

“Outside the reality show is when you can really know and test true friendship because cameras are not watching anyone but she has still been there for me and that, for me, is beautiful.”

Since leaving the Big Brother house in 2019, Diane has gone on to release a short film “The Therapist” in which she featured Nigerian singer, Iyanya.

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