Linda Ikeji Biography & Net Worth

Name Linda Ikeji
Real Name Linda Ifeoma Ikeji
Date of Birth September 19, 1980
Net Worth $40 Million
Birthplace Nkwerre, Imo State
State of Origin Imo State
Profession: Blogger
Nationality: Nigeria

Linda Ifeoma Ikeji, popularly known or referred to as Linda Ikeji is a famous Nigerian blogger, former model and entrepreneur who is known for her controversial online blog. Linda was born in Nkwerre, in Imo State, on the 19th of September 1980. She had her primary school education in her hometown before proceeding to the University of Lagos at age 17 where she was offered English language instead of her preferred mass communication course.

Linda had always taken a liking to mass communication and wanted to study the course as she was drawn to news. It was not so long she discovered that she actually preferred writing to talking and veered in the direction of writing.

A disappointed Linda got admission to study English instead of mass communication. Undeterred, she accepted the course and soon realized that survival in the academic world was crucial. Instead of wallowing in self-pity, she started several menial jobs, such as ushering at engagements. Plus, working as a waitress, a model, and a writer at the same time. Thus, she survived and graduated in 2014.

Career

Unlike many bloggers, today, writing and creating blog posts wasn’t a means to earn money. For her, it was her passion and hobby, something she found out at the tender age of 10 years. Then, she’d write captivating fictional stories.

Coming out of the university in 2014 and with forehand knowledge in modeling during school. Linda started with a few modeling agencies where she worked behind the scenes: finding models and recruiting them.

Then she came across Bella Naija, a blog website in 2006 that had posted a story about her. She got inspired to start her blog site, and she became a full-time blogger in 2007.

She started with the sub-domain name; lindaikeji.blogspot.com and later changed it to lindaikejisblog.com. Her blog site comprises news, articles, gossip, entertainment, fashion, and inspirational posts.

At the earliest period of her blogging years, Linda Ikeji had to use cybercafes every time she needed to publish her content, owing to the fact that internet was still underdeveloped and exclusive to a few.

The story changed in 2010 when her site hit over 1 million visitors. Today she’s not only one of the highest-earning bloggers in Nigeria, but she’s also one of the highest-earning bloggers on the planet.

Other Businesses

To survive in a country like Nigeria, having several streams of income is a surefire way. This smart blogger invested in many other businesses as money started coming from her blogging. They include.

  1. Online radio broadcasting operated from the Linda Ikeji media office.
  2. Linda Ikeji music which she established on the 21st of November 2016. Though left doormat for three months shortly after its launching, it’s still thriving till today.
  3. A non-profit organization named “I’d rather be self-made, no thanks. This organization aims at helping young women with different kinds of business visions achieve their dreams. Linda said in an interview with Hip TV that the organization aims in turning 15-25 years old interested women into entrepreneurs. In phase 1 of the project, Linda donated N10,000,000
  1. And lastly, a social networking platform with the domain name; LindaIkejiSocial.com.

Controversies

Over the years, having one controversy or the other has become a norm with the majority of Nigerian celebrities. Linda Ikeji’s fair share of controversies ranges from her Controversial posts about fellow celebrities and politicians alike. Remarkable ones are.

  1. Her publication about Doyin Okupe, a politician who responded and declared the publications were defamatory.
  2. John Abayomi, the online editor for Punch newspaper, had once threatened to charge Linda Ikeji to court. Linda had claimed he’s the owner of instablog9ja.
  3. On the 8th of October 2014, Google shut down Linda’s blog over unrevealed reasons. She got her site back at midnight on the 10th of October 2014.
  4. Linda Ikeji revealing that she was pregnant was quite controversial as many young women who looked up to her were disappointed at the fact that she preached celibacy when in fact she could not keep her words.
  5. Linda has gotten on the wrong side of many Nigerian celebrities and have been accused of destroying marriages and homes, such as that of Caroline Danjuma.

In response to the brief shutting off the site, Google’s west Africa spokesperson said “We take policy breaches extremely seriously since they make it less enjoyable for our users. When we notice content that might contravene our terms of service, we review it right away to see if it does and take appropriate action. If we find that it does, we take it down right away”.

Personal Life

Though not married, Linda Ikeji is a proud mother of one to formerly named Jayce Jereme, now Jayce Ikeji. Her pregnancy shattered many who saw her as their role model and thought she was true to her celibacy claims. She later explained that Sholaye Jeremi, her baby’s father, promised marriage. However, he didn’t follow through. Also, Linda claimed they were not compatible together.

Awards & Achievements

As a world-class blogger and celebrity, Linda has enjoyed receiving several honors, they are;

  • Honorary Doctorate Degree from Trinity International University in Georgia. This results from her excellent job in Business and Media in Africa.
  • Best Entertainment Blog award during 2013 NBA Nigeria Blog Award.
  • Website/blog of the year at Nigeria broadcasting merit award in 2013.

Linda Ikeji Net Worth

Linda Ifeoma Ikeji, popularly known or referred to as Linda Ikeji is a famous Nigerian blogger, former model and entrepreneur with a net worth of $40 million. Her blog is valued at $73 million; she has a N1 billion (one billion Naira) worth property in the most expensive area in Nigeria, Banana Island; fleet of luxury cars and a $2.3 million property for his son in Dubai. She is the highest-earning blogger in Nigeria and one of the highest-earning bloggers in the world.

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