Better to have your own money than depend on men – Linda Ikeji advises amid Saida Boj saga

Nigerian celebrity blogger and entrepreneur, Linda Ikeji has said it is important for young ladies to aim for financial success rather than relying on men.

She spoke amid the controversial statement that Influencer, Saida Boj made for men to always spend on her and meet their financial needs because she is good looking.

Linda Ikeji in a blanket post on her Instagram page, said being rich isn’t the “birthright” of men alone and as such women can aspire to make their own money.

According to the mother of one, she would rather compete with the men even though many who believe it is a man’s world may be right.

The former model explained that to be able to go far, she would have to start early to strive for financial freedom instead of waiting for men’s charity.

Ikeji wrote: “Dear young lady, I hear you! If that’s how you see life and want to live life, it’s your choice! 2 each his own. As for me, I’d rather be as rich as those men who must pay me for being beautiful. Being rich is not the birthright of men alone. I’d rather be their contemporary than waiting for their handouts.

“I know many believe it’s a man’s world; maybe it is, but with fearlessness, strength, determination, and grace, women can dominate and thrive in it. So, instead of waiting for men’s charity, I’d rather start early to fight for my dreams, build my business(es), break boundaries, and if God allows, shatter tables.

I want to get to a point in my life where I can get myself anything I want that money can buy without having to beg or sleep with any man to get it. I want to go into a store, see a $60k Cartier watch that I love and pay for it, instead of wondering which man I’ll call and plotting all the things I will say and do to get him to buy it for me.

I know that my greatest superpower as a woman is being financially independent, as this will give me the choice to live life on my own terms, date or marry whoever my heart wants and walk away when it no longer serves me, instead of being forced to stick with a man I can no longer stand because I can’t stand on my own.”

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