Linda Ikeji Biography, Net Worth, and Investment
Linda Ikeji Biography, Net Worth, and Investment…Whenever blogging is mentioned in Nigeria one of the people that come to the mind is Linda Ikeji. She is known to be one of the most successful blogger in Nigeria and in Africa at the moment. She makes her money from one of the most underrated professions in the country, blogging.
It was said that when she started she was mocked and laughed at by a couple who saw her leave the house every day to the cyber café to blog. Linda Ikeji is seen to be one of the role models to ladies and women in the country; she made all her money and wealth through blogging alone.
Linda Ifeoma Ikeji, popularly known as Linda Ikeji was born on the 17th of September 1980 and is from Nkwerre, Imo State Nigeria. She is a well-known blogger in the world, a former model, business woman, writer and entrepreneur. She owns a blog lindaikejisblog.com. Her blog is on gossip and talks about all the important talking points in news, politics, sports, entertainment and other information. After trying to earn a living in many other businesses, she started to blog thus Linda started blogging in 2006.
Linda Ikeji Biography, Net Worth, and Investment
Linda Ikeji was born into a Roman Catholic family of seven children; six females and male. She is the second child out of the seven.
Linda Ikeji loves her family so much that she built two houses for her parents and has bought cars for every member of her family including her last born brother. Linda isn’t the only famous girl in her family, she has a senior sister; Laura Ikeji who currently resides in the United State of America. She is married to Nwanakwo Kanu’s younger brother Ogbonna Kanu. She is a popular fashion icon and is worth over $1millon US dollars.
Linda Ikeji schooled at Lagos Anglican Girls Grammar School in Lagos State. She started her university education at the age of sixteen (16) in 1997. Linda graduated in 2004 after studying English Language from the prestigious University of Lagos. While in school, Linda took up modeling, waitressing and writing as little jobs to support herself in school. She began blogging as a hobby in 2006, two years after graduating.
She began her career in modeling and after some time stopped because the requirement for the work was too much for her. She then started bringing in models before eventually shutting down. Her writing as she said started at the tender age of 10 years.
Linda began her blogging career when she created a free blog on Google “BlogSpot”. Through the blog, she mentioned things that were going on in her community and then later about the country and eventually the world.
When she started she was mocked and laughed at by a couple who saw her leave the
House every day to the cyber café to blog. She went there because at that time data plans were so less and limited than to the way it is now. Linda as at that time took blogging as a means of building her writing.
As fate will have it, her little blog experienced recognition and this gave her the courage to start blogging the following year. With time, she began writing more often and this in turn built up the blog.
The year 2010, saw Linda’s blog getting over a million people visiting the blog. This was the turning point in her blogging career. People all around the world and in the country started visiting the blog to read news and get information about their happenings in the society.
Challenges and Controversies
Taking risks and being involved in controversies in a normal thing in life and in business and Linda is not left among. Linda has faced criticism from celebrities like Davido, Wizkid, Funke Akindele and others for posts on her blog sometimes. One of the most notable is the hash tag #SaveMayowa which saw her face a lot of criticism.
Most known to many was the period her blog was shut down by Google. This happened on the 8th of October 2014 this was because she violated some of Google terms. Fortunately her blog was down for two days and was restored on the 10th of October by midnight.
Reason for the blog being shut down wasn’t told but a Google correspondent Kola Ogunlade said in a statement “We take violations of policies very seriously as such activities diminish the experience for our users.
“When we are notified of the existence of content that may violate our Terms of Service, we act quickly to review it and determine whether it actually violates our policies. If we determine that it does, we remove it immediately,”
Aftermath of the shut down
After her blog was shut down by Google, Linda scared her site might be shut down permanently if she violated any of its terms, moved if from the BlogSpot platform. Her site was formally known as “lindaikeji.blogspot.com” it is now known as “lindaikejisblog.com.”
Personal Life and Relationship
Linda has kept a low profile on her relationship life but it is known that she dated Cools FM Dan Foster. It is now rumored that she is dating Delta State investor Sholaye Jeremi, an investor in Nigerian petrol.
She recently gave birth to a son; Jayce Jeremi which confirms the rumors.
Linda has received a lot of awards particularly for her blog, notable of her awards are:
- Nigeria Blog Awards NBA 2013
- Best Entertainment Blog.
Here are some important facts about Linda Ikeji:
- Her net worth is over N3.2 billion
- Her blog is worth over N5million monthly.
- She owns a programme named I’ll rather be self-made’ for girls in 2016.
- She recently gave birth to a son
- He doesn’t have a husband but is said to be dating.
- She was the most searched person in 2014 in Nigeria.
- She was interviewed by the BBC on the 25th of September.
- She is one of the richest Bloggers in Nigeria.
Linda Ikeji can be seen as a role model to girls and ladies in the country and beyond.
Linda Ikeji’s Net Worth
Due to the amount of success her blog has brought, Linda Ikeji is said to be worth over N3.2 Billion. Apart from investing in her site, she spends her money on family vacations, clothes and cars. Some of the cars in her collection are;
- Toyota Camry (Big Daddy)
- Infinity FX 35
- Range Rover Sport 2014 Supercharge
- Toyota Sequoia
- Honda Civic 2010
- Honda Accord
She bought two houses for her parents, both worth over N300 million, bought cars for every member of her family worth over N50 million, she owns a mansion in Banana Island, Ikoyi worth over N750 million.
Her site generates over N20million monthly on adverts. She owns a wrist watch by Rolex worth over $25,000.
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