Linda Ikeji Biography
This post contains the full biography of Linda Ikeji,the founder of the popular Linda Ikeji's blog.
If you haven't read about Linda Ifeoma Ikeji,then you probably have been living under a rock for over 10 years.
Linda Ikeji was born in1980 and she is famous for her popular blog known as linda ikeji's blog and she is the highest paid blogger in Nigeria.
Right now its much easier to buy a laptop and create a blogger account on google,but back then in 2006,it wasn't easy for her but she persevered and pushed on even though she was broke.
Linda Ikeji was born and raised in a Catholic family,her family is from Nkwerre, Imo State.
She is the second child and according to Wikipedia Linda began her hobby in writing at the age of 10. By the age of 17 she had already finished secondary school and by the age of 18 she was given admission to study English language at the University of Lagos.
Linda Ikeji has always been a hustler,according to her she looked for other means to support her self and her family through school. She immediately took up jobs as a waitress,later a model and eventually she became a writer all in an effort to make some money.
Truth be told,most girls her age wouldn't even consider taking up a job as a waitress but she did,in 2004 Linda Ikej graduated from the University Of Lagos.
According to Linda Ikeji she was broke and frustrated and owed a lot of people money,coupled with the high unemployment rate in Nigeria,In 2006 she decided to start up her own blog after seeing the success of bellanaija blog,a blog dedicated to high class weddings in Nigeria,that was when Linda Ikeji decided to start her own blog,but as they say,nothing good comes easy.
At the earliest stages of her blogging career Linda Ikeji had to make her blog posts from public internet café known in Nigeria as cybercafe,but regardless she never gave up.
--In 2006 Linda Ikeji was already an active blogger,on the blogger domain,she was using the blogger sub-domain and before buying her own domain name.
Currently in 2017 Linda Ikeji has switched from the blogger platform to wordpress.
Her website address is www.lindaikejisblog.com ,Linda Ikeji's journey into stardom and fame didn't happen over night,she worked tirelessly for years to achieve the level of success she has now.
From having less than 250 visitors on her blog to having thousands of readers from different part of the world on different platforms,she has carved a niche for herself and is no doubt the queen of blogging in Nigeria.
After the fame,Linda Ikeji decided to venture into Philanthropy,she began to run the non-profit project themed I'd rather be self made; No thanks.
Her main aim is to empower young girls between the age of 16 to 25 who have great business ideas and to encourage them to become entrepreneurs. She has already given out ten million naira in the first phase of the project. She has also received some international recognition in 2012, she was profiled by as one of Africa's 20 Most Prominent Women. Fast forward to 2014,Linda Ikeji was the biggest Google Search trend in Nigeria,her name Linda Ikeji was the most searched item by users of Google in Nigeria.
She has also been interviewed by BBC and CNN on their African programmes.
However with fame and success comes challenges,Linda Ikeji has had some controversial encounters and feud with some other Nigerian celebrities because of some of the posts made on her blog,and some declared the posts about them false and defamatory.
Following several accusations Linda Ikeji's blog was shut down by google for undisclosed reasons and was letter re activated.
--Linda Ikeji’s rise to fame and wealth through a profession that many people don't actually regard as a profession has really amazed most people and has spurred and motivated a new generation of bloggers that want to become successful through blogging.
Currently linda Ikeji's blog is still on top,and steady dishing out Lifestyle,fashion,entertainment,celebrity gist, gossip and lots more to its numerous readers.
Nigerians in diaspora visit the site to read the latest juicy gossip of what is happening in their country. Blogging has actually paved the way for Linda Ikeji,she owns an expensive mansion in banana island and drives the latest cars,all because she never gave up
Around November 2016, Linda Ikeji created her own social network called Linda Ikeji Social www.lindaikejisocial.com with the aim of giving Mark Zuckerberg stiff competition,having noticed how many millions of Nigerians are always on facebook.
She has also founded a company named Linda Ikeji Media, which offers services like TV,radio and music,located at Plot 29 Busola Durusimi Etti Dr, Lekki Phase 1, in Lagos, Nigeria. With all these achievements there not doubt that Linda Ikeji is a real hustler and a source of encouragement and motivation to female folks in Nigeria.