I have never slept with man for money…Linda Ikeji

MAN FOR MONEY, Linda Ikeji writes young girls
My name is Linda Ikeji. I’m a blogger. I’m 35 years old
and I have never…never ever in my life slept with a
man for money. Not only have I never done it, I have
never even consider it…and here I am with a house
that cost me over half a billion naira.
Listen, you are beautiful and you are stronger than
you know. There’s absolutely nothing you can’t
achieve if you set your mind to it, put her heart and
soul into it. Up until five years ago, I was a struggling
entrepreneur. I can’t tell you how many offices in this
Lagos I sat in for hours waiting to see people who
could support my business…but most times, I never
passed the reception area. But I never gave up and I
never stopped believing and here I am today.
You too can be this..you can be better than this. No
dream is too big, no dream is too small, no mountain
is too high…it’s all in your mind. It’s all up to you. If
you believe in you, in your God who is guiding you,
then the sky is your starting point.
Please stop waiting around for a man to give to you…
to put food on your table and put clothes on your
back. I promise you, you can do it for yourself. Start
thinking big, believe in yourself, be creative and start
working. Realize that your dreams are valid…and
nobody will make your dreams come true except
you. Find what you are good at. Find something that
you are passionate about. Work hard at it. Be
consistent. Be patient. Start young. Even if you’re not
young, it’s never too late!
I have been hustling since I left secondary
school..started modeling before I entered university
in 1998. Was running a modeling agency even while I
was a student and made it a full time business after I
left university. I never doubted that I would succeed
one day, because I was determined. And please do
not think this happened over night. I’ve been blogging
since 2006…November this year will make it exactly 9
years. God, consistency and hard work brought me
here today.
Unfortunately, a lot of our young girls aren’t patient
and some are lazy, they want it quick and fast but it
doesn’t work like that. Success takes time – takes
hard work – takes passion – takes consistency – but
more than anything else, it takes the Grace of God.
I was a 30 year old broke woman and on my birthday,
a very sad and depressed me turned to God and
begged him. I told Him you promised me, when will
You fulfill Your promise? Am I not Your child? Have I
not lived according to Your teachings? When will You
bless me? Please God help me…and with tears in my
eyes, I begged Him. I cried and I begged and I begged
and I begged. A few months later my life changed.
Never underestimate God’s love for you and the
power of prayer.
And never stop working. Listen, I make enough
money to hire so many people to work on this blog
while I go do other things and enjoy myself…but I
don’t do that. I’m up while some of you are sleeping,
and already blogging before some of you wake up. I
don’t take this for granted. I know to stay on top, I
have to constantly work and nobody will be as
dedicated as I am because this is not their own thing.
It’s mine and I have to keep feeding it. So I’m
constantly here!
Young ladies, I promise you…you too can do this. You
don’t need to spread your legs for any bladdy man –
because of how much? N200k? That’s how much my
shoes cost – so why you should give up your body for
that? Your sacred body? God’s temple? 200k that you
can make in a week or even in a day if you pursue
your dreams and still have your dignity intact? You
think people don’t see that you’re messing around
with all dem old married men and talking about it?
Think ladies, think! When next a man propositions
you…tell him to get lost, that you will get yours
yourself! Abi, aren’t you a woman? You know what
they say about women? “A woman is like a tea bag,
you never know how strong she is until she gets in
hot water.”. You are so strong, you don’t even know!
Also, if you want God to bless you, you have to have a
clean heart. All these backbiting, hating on others,
trying to bring people down with hateful words,
action etc – God doesn’t like ugly. He has over 6
billion people to look after and you think he will pay
extra attention to you if your heart is ugly? Wish
people well, help people when you can. Be good to
others. But more than anything else be good to
yourself. Believe in yourself. It’s very easy to give in
to feelings of self-doubt and back down when things
get tough, but you have to know that God will not give
you anything you can’t handle.
I swear to you, you are underestimating yourself. If
you know the power that you have inside. If you know
the things that you are capable of. If you know how
far you can go…how high you can reach but you are
holding yourself back because you’re afraid of failing,
because you don’t think you have it in you. If only you
know that you’re stronger than you think. You are so
powerful, you don’t even know it. I’m not more
special than you are. I don’t have two heads. We
serve the same God. Why can’t you succeed? Think
ladies, think.
Like Barack Obama’s sister said, poverty is not an
excuse! I used to sell/market beer at Sheraton hotel,
Lagos when I was in university for N1,000 a day. I
once lived on ‘puff puff’ and garri for weeks in
UNILAG and I was supposedly a top model but
nobody knew what I was going through. Trust me, I
know poverty. Did you know I lived in Idi-oro, Mushin
for 15 years? Up until when I was 25? Did you live in
Mushin? Eh, so what’s your excuse? I can’t even say
some things here for my family’s privacy but here I
am today because I never doubted myself and I never
allowed all the doubters to distract me. I was
focused. I was determined. I worked hard and I knew
the God I served won’t let me down. The road was
long, sometimes very frustrating and painful but look
at me now. God did it because he saw that I was
“Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts
to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, “She doesn’t have
what it takes.” They will say, “Women don’t have what
it takes.”
Please believe in yourself and watch God use you to
set as an example for others.
May all your dreams come true!
Oh by the way (addressing the argument I read
online this weekend) I don’t do anything else. I blog
from 4am till midnight, where do I have time to do
anything else? When God wants to bless you, He will
bless you…even if you’re selling toothpick.

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