In the heartwarming post, one point sticks out: she yearns to bear a man’s name and children.
“My prayer as I turn 36 today is to find an amazing guy soon, settle down, have a bunch of kids and continue to live, impact my world and make a difference. Please say a prayer for me! I mean it,” she said.
The birthday post could be tongue in cheek, as this is the second time in the space of a month that the blogger would be speaking about being unmarried/the pressure to get married.
To family, friends, fans and haters who always raise troll her over getting married, her success as Africa’s top blogger is not enough: she needs a man’s name to make her complete.
Speaking with Genevieve Magazine in August on the pressure to marry, here’s what Linda Ikeji said:
“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.”
Judging from her birthday post, one can conclude that although successful women are averse to the incessant pressure to marry, a woman also yearns for a man and marriage; and this is irrespective of her success.