‘Give me a break on marriage issue’ – Linda Ikeji
TVC E. Successful blogger Linda Ikeji, has admitted that she’s under “intense pressure” to find a husband and has demanded that her fan gives her a break on the search for ‘Mr right’.
The famous blogger spoke on the subject— “Pressure To Marry Before 30″, alongside two other women, in a recent feature on Genevieve Magazine.
“Marriage is not an achievement. There is so much more to life than being someone’s wife”, Ikeji said defiantly while also underscoring the importance of settling down.
Get married please, but don’t be pressured into it, I don’t know how many of you single girls are under pressure to get married but I am. Pressure from family, friends and people who just can’t mind their business.
The pressure is so intense right now I feel like going to husband market – if there is any such thing- to buy myself some breathing space. Give me a break you people.”
Chigurl, a comedian, singer and actress, believes women allow themselves to be affected by the constant nagging of relatives and parents.
“In my opinion, the pressure is not a fabrication. It is very real. After you have won aso-ebiabout a million times, you begin to wonder when it is going to be your turn to sell aso-ebi too. And when you factor in mums and aunties constantly reminding you about the shelf life of women. It gets to you, even if it is just a bit.”
She opined that marriages are prone to failure when a couple is pressured to walk down the aisle.
“People may even suggest some very strange things to you to do to ‘earn’ marriage. Well, I have come to realise that we allow ourselves to be pressured.
“The decision to get married should not be taken because you are being pressured, that could lead to a disaster. Don’t let anyone make you go into anything you are not ready for or your joy may be shortlived. And to those mounting pressure on others to go and get married, there is simply no justification for your behaviour.”
Betty Irabor, publisher of Genevieve Magazine, contributed in form of a counsel to single women who are consumed with nothing but thoughts of marriage.
According to Irabor, every woman requires marriage education from the “school of life” and as such, being unmarried by 30 is not such a big deal.