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“I refuse for the quality of my life to be dependent on the benevolence of men” – Linda Ikeji pens powerful advice to ladies

Media entrepreneur Linda Ifeoma Ikeji has penned powerful advice to women on how to become self-dependent without falling victim to the wrong men.

On Instagram, Linda Ikeji shared photos of herself in one of her luxurious cars while dishing out the words of caution in the caption. The mother of one advises her young ladies to live a successful life rather than relying on the benevolence of a man.

She spoke about how women can dominate and thrive with fearlessness, strength, determination, and grace.

She referenced how she wished to reach a point in herself where she chose to live according to her terms and have a man with whom she could reciprocate the same luxury.

“Dear young lady, I hear you! If that’s how you see life and want to live life, it’s your choice! To each h@s 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.

I want when a man comes into my life, no matter how rich he is, for his money to be a bonus and not my only source of livelihood. And as he gives to me, which I will happily collect, I will give to him in return.

I want to dress as sexy as I like and enter any place without a man walking up to me and asking how much it will cost to take me home for the night because he knows who the F I is… a boss babe with her own business as rich as he is.. or maybe even richer! 😅.

Seriously, I’d rather, if God forbid I end up with a dead beat, be able to give my child(ren) the absolute best life without having to be at the mercy of a scornful & bitter ex.

With all humility, I refuse for the quality of my life to be dependent on the benevolence of men. I want the protection, power, and security that comes with having my own money. But like I said in the beginning, that’s just me!”

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