“People Say That When You’re Successful, Men Run Away. It’s A Lie. That Is When They Chase You The More” – Linda Ikeji



Linda Ikeji is a popular blogger who has made a name for herself.

Recently, as she celebrated her 36th birthday, Linda said that she has been so focused on her career that she did not pay attention to getting married.

In a chat with  OVWE MEDEME of Vanguard , she speaks on the type of man she is looking for.

On getting proposals

I’m getting quite a lot. People say that when you’re successful, men run away. It’s a lie. That is when they chase you the more. But unfortunately I haven’t seen what I’m looking for. It was my birthday and I just wanted to talk about it.

On what she is looking for

I keep telling people. It’s not that men are scarce. They are not scarce. The type of men that some of us are looking for are scarce. If I want to get married next week, I can. I want a man that I can look up to. Somebody that inspires me, somebody that will push me, motivate me; somebody who has had some success in his own career. I’m inspired by successful people. I can’t wait to meet someone like Tyler Perry.

On marrying a poor man

No, I can’t marry a poor guy and I’m being honest about it. He doesn’t have to be rich but let him be successful in his own way.

On reviewing her standards

When I was 30, my standards were extremely high. But I wasn’t really looking. I was just so focused on work because I’ve always been so ambitious. I wasn’t focused on marriage and kids and I felt like that would draw me back. So I wanted to just do my stuff. It was just recently that I started asking myself some questions. That I started thinking about it. Now, I have only three criteria.

He must be successful. He must be a good man in the sense that he has to be very supportive of what I do. If he tries to stifle me, I’m out. The third one, is the one that likes to eat groceries well (laughs).


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  1. Nancy Ot

    Nancy Ot

    November 7, 2016 at 11:04 am

  2. Shiela Ann

    Shiela Ann

    November 7, 2016 at 12:54 pm

  3. Mizpeh Beaucoupde

    Mizpeh Beaucoupde

    November 7, 2016 at 6:03 pm


  4. Faith Aghogho

    Faith Aghogho

    November 7, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    So true my love

  5. Toyin Fatunsin

    Toyin Fatunsin

    November 7, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    So on point babe…………………………………….

  6. Sankey Yosina - Shalli

    Sankey Yosina - Shalli

    November 7, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    Hhhhhmm Marriage nobi moimoi my sister.

  7. Erus Onome

    Erus Onome

    November 8, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    Pride comes before a fall.

  8. Okoro Genevieve

    Okoro Genevieve

    November 8, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    My baby

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