Did the title of this post make you roll your eyes? Did it, infuriate you, perhaps? Are you tired to seeing that name everywhere you turn, hearing it everywhere you go? Well I can empathize with you.
We've not as a people, had such a healthy debate over any singular topic in a long time, perhaps since the PDP vs APC debates pre-2015 elections. The topic; Linda Ikeji. And I've noticed five major subtopics from comments on various blogs and people's conversations...
*Who Will Marry Linda Ikeji?
*Who Will Linda Ikeji Marry?
*Is Linda Really an Inspiration?
*Linda Should Please Shut Up About Being Hardworking, Her Story Is a Result Of God's Grace.
*Laura Ikeji The Leech.
Who Will Marry Linda Ikeji
The lady herself asked the question in a tweet, albeit cheekily; "who will marry me?" And if this question hasn't crossed your mind then you're not Nigerian. Buhari's (then) long awaited ministerial list has nothing on this subtopic, it's a source curiousity, fascination and keen interest to practically all.
Will she marry up? If yes, then who's the bachelor wealthier than she is? Will she marry down? If yes, then she should beware, he must be marrying her for her money! Where will they live? Can she "submit"? What will he bring to the table? (The D, sperm, a warm body at night, someone to talk to... That's good enough, no?).
And there are those who strongly believe that Linda is already in a serious relationship, probably altar bound, but she's just keeping it hush hush and would surprise everyone as she did with the white Range Rover and the Banana "mansion".
Who Will Linda Ikeji Marry?
Well because, this is Linda, she just bought a mansion worth almost $3,000,000. If you spend half a billion Naira on a house then you must have almost a billion left in your account (that's just my thinking and it's only logical but I could be wrong). Therefore she's likely to be the bread winner... But that's not the sole point. The bible says He who finds a wife... But Linda, might not only find a husband, she will find husbandsss, sift them like chaff from wheat, pick them like a bowl of beans, and choose whosoever she damn well pleases.
Is Linda Really an Inspiration?
This is one of the interesting sub topics. The argument that Linda is no inspiration; "what's inspiring about a woman that sits at home and makes money from bringing other people down, sharing gossip that ruins homes and happiness, spreading rumours, writing about egg plant this and nipple that? So what if it makes her millions? Is that success? Are you suggesting that success is the possession of money? I fail to see what's inspiring about Linda Ikeji".
Linda Should Please Shut Up About Being Hardworking, Her Story Is a Result Of God's Grace.
And for this subtopic I will share a comment that very accurately reflects the thinking of those in this school of thought as seen on Bella Naija:
Laura Ikeji The Leech.
"Laura will be the fall of Linda". "Laura should stop riding on her sister's success". "What does Laura do for a living besides spend her sister's money and posting pictures online?" "Laura even shared the pictures before Linda did". "Laura is more excited by Linda's success than Linda herself is". "Laura should please get a life".