Linda Ikeji is a famous blogger in Nigeria who in 2013 made it onto the list of Forbes influential bloggers which is no easy feat!
skreebee.comHer blog provides news, beauty tips, and celebrity gossip to her readers.
She started blogging when she was 17 years old with no background in journalism or writing experience.
She has been able to launch her own beauty line as well as a clothing line via print on demand.
history.govShe was also named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in 2014 and awarded an honorary doctorate from Babcock University.
Her blog began when she had just finished school with no further ideas about what career path to take until she discovered blogging.
I was flummoxed when some Nigerians in this present day and Linda Ikeji era were telling Linda Linda Ikeji to get married after she told us that she got a N450 million mansion in Banana Island, Ikoyi.
You see, Nigeria is backward because some people are still clinging on the values that are no longer operational in the world right now (I’m tempted to write about Auguste Comte’s “Law of Three Stages”). I cringe when I hear a graduate say, “In the time of our forefathers, women were obedient”. I want to ask the person if his ancestors had mobile phones, cars, etc. But then, I wouldn’t blame the person. If they could bath with salt water during the Ebola scare, Linda Ikeji I don’t expect anything smart.
When did someone’s marital status become their concern? Who made them marriage prefect? Why should Linda Ikeji get married if she doesn’t feel the time is right for her? Why would a man see Linda Ikeji as a threat? A man that sees a woman as a threat should go and cut off his balls. Gbam!
Why should she aspire for Linda Ikeji the Mrs. Status? The Mrs. Status is like a badge of honour of some sorts. If you don’t have it, you’re seen as a failed woman; the society will frown at you. You must aspire for it. You must acquire it. It’s like a currency system, in a way. You need it to get some things in the society. The thing is that this currency system is regulated by a patriarchal society; a patriarchal society that devise new social mechanisms to subjugate the women folk.
Some things have dawned on me…
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If she were a man, would people badger her this much to get married? Different people have different priorities. So, what if she doesn’t even want to get married? What if her life is perfect? Why do people think every woman out there wants to get married? Lets get it straight: not every woman aspires for marriage and motherhood. The earlier we understand this, the better.
All these marriage prefects should face their lives and mind their businesses. Period. They should stop trying to make someone else miserable because they, too, aren’t happy with their lives.