How Linda Ikeji Became A Fierce Feminist

April 18, 2016
The latest fight between Linda and Wizkid was messy, no doubt. Wizkid made really misogynistic statements and even threatened to beat Linda because she reported “not-so-awesome” news about him getting evicted from his Lekki house.

Linda who took his threat seriously, went to report the matter to the Commissioner of Police for her own security.

And instead of her to carry on with life, she came to share a long essay explaining to Nigerians why she reported.

She started things off with how much she likes Wizkid’s music and reported all his successes.

“Even Wizkid himself thinks I don’t like him. Why he or anyone would think so is puzzling to me to be honest. Apart from his achievements after he started insulting me online a few weeks ago…everything else, every success Wizkid has recorded in the last 3/4 years is on LIB. All the awards, all the record breaking feats, his sold out concerts, his foreign magazine features, and collaborations, everything that has built him up to the young man he is today is on LIB”.

She was just doing her amebo job by reporting about Wizkid’s alleged eviction notice.

“When I reported that he was served quit notice at his Lekki home, I stated fact and I didn’t write it out of malice. It’s not everyday you get exclusive stories…and I’m sure any other blogger who got the story first would also have published it. So, there was no beef, I was just doing my job”.

And she just switched into feminist mode, and still managed to slut shame at the same time.

“You call a woman, who gave another young woman, whose real name she doesn’t even know N500,000 just because she said she would rather work by carrying cement than prostitute herself, that’s the person you call a hoe? When your mind is so warped you can’t differentiate between a woman and a hoe, then this is what happens.”

And said she reported so women can speak up against violence.

“I went as far as I did for me and for other women. This is to pass a strong message to our young men that these kinds of behaviour towards women will not be tolerated. Should not be tolerated. If you assault or even threaten to assault a woman, the law will come after you if she chooses not to be silent. Women, don’t be silent. Let’s break the circle”.

Yes, violence against women and anyone should not be condoned and must be reported to authorities.

More action should be taken against people (and celebrities) who make misogynistic comments and unnecessary violent threats!

When someone who has brought other women down with false news tries to tap into the anointing of female empowerment.

When people resort to feminism only when it suits them.

When she brought Tupac from the land of the dead to prove her slut-shaming point.

When someone slut-shames and claims to empower women in one breath.

When Linda comes again with her long essays.

When it takes only a bag to make someone lose their mind yet they claim to be humble.

When someone keeps announcing how they dashed people money every time they have problems with people.

But why should Wizkid still have any endorsements after making those trashy and disrespectful comments?

We hope this step she took will actually deter people like Wizkid from making such threats and comments next time.

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