Actress and radio personality Jacqueline ‘Wilbroda’ Nyaminde opened up about dealing with fake friends who only stuck by her because of her money.
Speaking to Heads Up, the actress said she was surrounded by friends who praised her just to keep her around. “When you are at your peak you get different friends, a new crew checks in and it’s a crew that just praises you. If you ever have a friend who praises you all the time, that is not a friend. Those were the kind of friends that I had and we would sit and drink, sometimes I was the one who would foot the bills and they would praise me. It got to a point where I depleted my bank limit and eventually got into debt. That was the kind of life that I was living at that time,” said Wilbroda.
However, it got to a point where she decided to stop hanging out with them.
“But one day I sat and thought, ‘Jackie this is going to destroy you’ and your child is seeing it because it was almost everyday. Every day there was a plan with friends. That was the kind of drinking that I was into and that’s why I decided to take a break for two years and all my fake friends disappeared and I gained actual friends,” she said.
Wilbroda also talked about dealing with entitled relatives, “I have learnt to say no. I’m not afraid to say no. No is an answer and I don’t have to explain myself. When they call me, ‘hey I need this’, I tell them, ‘I can give you some amount and the rest they sort it out. And when I have and I don’t want to give it’s still okay. Freedom comes when you are able to say no,” she said.