Earlier this week news of Nigeria celebrity blogger, Linda Ikeji’s pregnancy surfaced on social media and Nigeria social media sphere went ablaze.
Both fans and haters could ot hide their shocks, surprises and disgust alike. Rumours and speculations took over the news with many pointing out that the ‘celibacy feminist preacher’ had gone against her own words getting pregnant with no marriage in sight. Some say it’s a fake bump while others took to her side, supporting her decision to have a baby. The divided opinion is so rife that even friends are fighting over the whole frenzy surrounding the pregnancy.
With all the craziness going on, it seems the tabloid blogger is enjoying the whole attention and noise being made around her at the moment. As she puts it, “I’ve been on the internet for nearly 12 years now, I’ve made money, I’ve met amazing people, I’ve written about folks and stepped on toes (mostly of course, unknowingly…lol). So when people troll me, that’s fine. It’s called Karma. Lol. Fortunately it doesn’t get to me. There’s nothing I haven’t been called on the internet, and it will never stop because this is where I plan to do business for the rest of my life! So we all are stuck together. I’m not going anywhere…lol.”
Speaking on her stance on celibacy, Linda wrote, “So let’s address some issues…and the reason why I bother is for the young girls who look up to me. I owe you and will always speak to help you in anyway I can because I want you to shine and be the better version of yourself.
So number one, let’s talk about this celibacy issue. I preached it a lot of times but I have NEVER said do not have sex before marriage. Here’s what I have always said to young girls and I maintain it.
Never ever give your body to a man for money. You’re worth so much more than that. You’re beautiful beyond measure and there’s absolutely nothing a man can give you that you can’t give urself if you apply yourself, believe in yourself and work hard. Start now that you’re young, pursue your dreams, work hard till your hands are sore and ur mind is tired, never listen to anyone who tells you you’re not good enough or you’re wasting your time, and no matter how hard it gets, no matter how rough the road becomes, never give up on yourself or your dreams.
I’ve always also said & I maintain it; do not sleep around because your body is too precious & deserves respect. You deserve love & dignity. I’ve always said sex should only happen when you find yourself in a loving relationship, with someone you love & who loves you back. I was 100% celibate until I was ready to share my life with someone and I met the man of my dreams. (unfortunately, I can’t share him with the internet..lol)”
Addressing the rumours of having a fake baby bump, Linda laughs at her trolls once more stating, “Like I could get away with that in Nigeria? And some folks actually believe it…lol. If I couldn’t have a child, I would proudly adopt. Proudly. I love children so much. But fortunately, God blessed me with a womb to carry my own child.
I was just hiding the baby bump until I got to my second trimester before letting you amazing people know. I could have continued hiding it to be honest but I just couldn’t keep calm…lol. I’ve had the easiest pregnancy with no swelling and no issues and I thank God.”
About the baby daddy or husband to be, 0inda has categkrically stated that she wouldnt share him with the internet. Whatever happens though, we wish the mum-to-be all the best of motherhood as we await the arrival of the little one.