Almost everyone who has been able to make something worthy out of their lives mentions someone or something that influenced them.
A number of young musicians would mention Beyonce, Sarkodie, JAY-Z, Kanye West, Kojo Antwi, Obrafour a lot of others as people who influenced or inspired them.
For Chrystal Kwame-Aryee, the MC, stage actress and now TV and radio host, it was Oprah Winfrey who has had considerable influence on her life.
The black American media powerhouse is a self-made multi-billionaire whose hit talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, endeared her to a lot of Americans. Her influence spanned across the globe reaching Chrystal here in Ghana.
In an interview with Kuulpeeps.com, as part of the Emergers 2020, Chrystal opened up about how Oprah influenced her miles away.
“Oprah Winfrey is someone I grew up watching on TV. She was a great actress, television host and good at helping people out with all sorts of issues,” Chrystal said.
What Oprah and Chrystal have in common is their shared love for the fellow human and their passion for helping others face the various troubles that life throws at them.
“We are blessed with so much so that we can also bless those who are in need and so Oprah’s way of addressing issues have always impressed me.”– Chrystal
Chrystal particularly loved how Oprah does not only help the guests she brings on the set but also ensures that those at home watching can also have some pieces of advice for their own lives.
However, while Oprah Winfrey was influencing her through TV, her father’s friend was also doing so offline.
Chrystal talked fondly about her father’s friend Aunty Countess who gave her a crucial piece of advice that would guide her on the path she’s currently on.
“She came into my life at a very crucial point in my life. That was when I was literally about to begin my life,” Chrystal said.
“It was her words of advice that have literally carried me to this point. I still go back to her, ” Chrystal added.
With such amazing influences in her life, no wonder Chrystal is living out her dreams.
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