#ViralNow news pick: Linda Ikeja Recounts How She Became Motivated To Fight Poverty At Age 16
Nigerian celebrity blogger, Linda Ikeji, is certainly one to remember when talking about grass to grace stories. The millionaire blogger has never been one to hide her journey towards success. In a recent post which she shared on Instagram, she recounted how she witnessed her parents get embarrassed over N70.
According to the mother of one, witnessing this incident pushed her to start hustling at the tender age of 17 as she vowed they would never be insulted over money again. Sharing the post, she encouraged others to fight poverty with everything as their hustle will pay off one day.
She wrote: “I was 16. I was standing there watching the insult being hurled and a little assault over N70. I saw the sadness and embarrassment as they saw I was witnessing it. They told me to leave but I refused and stood there and watched. After it was over I told myself as I walked home in tears; in this life, except there’s no God, nobody will ever insult them again over money. I don’t care how long it will take, but I will fight poverty with everything in me. The following year at 17 after I finished secondary school, I started my hustle.”
“This smile is gratitude for how far I’ve come. For all the dreams that came through. For all the things I am grateful for and for all the amazing things that’s about to happen (which will be announced soon). This smile is to encourage you not to give up on yourself no matter how hard it gets and to encourage you to fight poverty with everything you are. The view from where I am standing is amazing and I’d like for you to experience it. May your legit hustle pay off…and soon. Amen! ”
Meanwhile, the successful blogger has been all shades of happy ever since she welcomed her adorable son, Jayce.