It's great to come from a background of wealth and privilege, but at the end of the day, it doesn't necessarily guarantee success.

This was the sentiment of Studio 53 Extra host, Eku Edewor when she was asked if her influential last name paved any way for her. Eku, who was a guest at Pulse acknowledged that while she came from an influential background, character and hard work was what got her to where she is today.

"I get that when you get into the competitive market you have to use everything to your advantage.  I'm happy that I had parents that wanted me to go to the best educational institutions but at the end of the day, I worked very hard. I got straight A's and got a second class upper degree. So I think that's the element people always forget. It's not only privilege that determines your success, it character. You have to work hard at what you do."

So folks, do you agree with Eku? Do you think that success has more to do with character and hard work than coming from a privileged background? Share your thoughts with us.