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Neffe Pugh stars on BET's reality docu-drama, "Frankie & Neffe," a spin-off of "Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is," on which she also starred. Neffe Pugh is the sister of R&B singer Keyshia Cole.

Born Neffeteria Pugh, of Oakland, California, Pugh fought to win the title of the average female "making it out the hood;" and as she stands today, she has won that battle.

As a product of the streets of the East side of Oakland, Neffe never had the opportunity to experience a family-oriented environment.
Neffe Pugh on "Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is"
Neffe Pugh Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is
Living in Brookfield, one of Oakland's most turbulent vicinities, she and her grandmother shared a small three bedroom house while struggling to maintain sanity. The environment eventually took a toll on Neffe, causing her to run away at the age of 12.

Neffe seized the "whatever it takes" attitude to get by while enduring a tumultuous childhood. Spending most of her young life running the streets with her now-recovered substance-addicted mother, in and out of group homes and jail, she soon took on one of the most astronomical responsibilities; having her first daughter. After the birth of her daughter, Neffe sought focus in her life and returned home to her grandmother's house where she developed a laissez-faire attitude toward life.

"I stayed where I could, I did whatever I had to do to get by and having my first daughter made me realize that it is not just me now; it's someone else I have to look after and I need to get my stuff together," Neffe said.

Neffe's biggest struggle was her marriage. She fought to maintain strong ties with her husband even when things became too much to handle for them both. After both committed adultery, and lost a baby in the process, the foundation of their marriage began to crumble. Neffe was devastated when her now-ex-husband eventually developed a monogamous relationship with a member of her family. As a coping mechanism, Neffe turned to alcohol to ease the pain and the hard times she endured in her marriage.

Now residing in the heart of Atlanta with her children, mother and little sister Elite Noel, Neffe feels that she can breathe a bit easier than she could in Oakland. Currently striving for stardom herself, with appearances, hosting events and working on a new reality show with mother Frankie Lons, Neffe holds no grudges and has no regrets about her bumpy ride to the top. "If I can do it all over again, I wouldn't do anything different because I wouldn't be who I am today," Neffe said.

When asked if she was living vicariously through her sister and her mother at any point in her life, Neffe contends that she lived her own life and it was God that brought her from the bottom to the top. "At the end of the day, love God first and family. My happiness is my sanity."




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NEFFE PUGH: FACTS

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Full Name / Real Name: Neffeteria Roesha Pugh
Birthplace: Oakland, CA
Current Residence: Atlanta, GA





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