Linda Ikeji to Go Husband Shopping Due to Pressure to Get Married


Seems like dollar scarcity and husband scarcity are the two most pressing issues in Nigeria. Celebrity blogger and billionaire Linda Ikeji has admitted that she’s under pressure to find a husband, therefore it’s time to visit husband market.

Miss Ikeji, whose singlehood has almost expired, says she is fed up of constant pressure from family and friends to get married.

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In a recent feature on Genevieve Magazine, the controversial single lady spoke on the subject, ‘Pressure To Marry Before 30,′ alongside two other women, Betty Irabor and Chigul.

“Marriage is not an achievement. There is so much more to life than being someone’s wife,” Ikeji said. “Get married please, but don’t be pressured into it.”

Already pissed off by her own experience, Linda Ikeji said marriage counselors should mind their business, admitting that the pressure from them on single ladies like her is becoming unbearable.

“The pressure is so intense right now I feel like going to husband market – if there is any such thing – to buy myself some breathing space. Give me a break, you people.”

Not as a joke this time, Chigul, who is also ripe for marriage but still single said women are the cause of this pressure as they allow themselves to be affected by the constant nagging of relatives and parents.

Chigul on marriage

“In my opinion, the pressure is not a fabrication. It is very real. After you have won aso-ebi about a million times, you begin to wonder when it is going to be your turn to sell aso-ebi too. And when you factor in mums and aunties constantly reminding you about the shelf life of women. It gets to you, even if it is just a bit.

“People may even suggest some very strange things to you to do to ‘earn’ marriage. Well, I have come to realise that we allow ourselves to be pressured. The decision to get married should not be taken because you are being pressured, that could lead to a disaster.

“Don’t let anyone make you go into anything you are not ready for or your joy may be short-lived. And to those mounting pressure on others to go and get married, there is simply no justification for your behaviour.”

The publisher of Genevieve Magazine, Betty Irabor, also advised single ladies who are consumed with nothing but thoughts of marriage. According to her, every woman requires marriage education from the ‘school of life’ and as such, being unmarried before 30 is not such a big deal.

“I don’t think women should be worried about being married before 30 because many women before that age have not yet gone through the school of life which prepares them for marriage,” she said.

Linda Ikeji, Betty Irabor on marriage
Betty Irabor