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Linda ikeji biography – A Waitress to a Famous Blogger

Linda Ikeji Biography; When it comes to blogging in Nigeria, Linda Ikeji is by far the most famous blogger. So in this article, we are going to be looking at her true story.

Linda Ikeji Profile

FULL NAME Linda Ikeji
AGE 41 years old (2021)
D.O.B 19th September 1980
GENDER Female
STATE OF ORIGIN Imo State, Nigeria
MARITAL STATUS  
TRIBE Igbo
RELIGION Christianity
CAREER Blogger/Entrepreneur

Linda Ikeji biography; Early years And Education

Linda Ikeji was born on September 19, 1980, in Lagos, Nigeria and a native of Nkwerre L.G.A. in Imo State.

She is the second of seven children born into a family with a very poor upbringing. She was raised in a catholic family.

Linda began writing as a hobby when she was just ten years old. Her relatives and friends praised the literature she had written. She developed a passion for news as time passed.

Linda Ikeji, unlike most kids of her age, enjoyed listening to the news, watching newscasters, and watching interviews, and when the opportunity to study at the University of Lagos arose, she selected Mass Communication.

She was, nevertheless, admitted to study the English Language, much to her dismay. Linda began working at the age of 17 to help support herself and her family while she was in school, doing everything from waitressing to ushering in events to modelling and bartending. In any case, none of these jobs paid much in the late 1990s.

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Linda Ikeji biography; Career

Linda ikeji Model career

She started modelling in 1998 and ended it in 2005. She was also a fashion journalist for a faltering celebrity magazine, which she left after two years of hard work in the newsroom.

Linda began her career in the entertainment industry as a determined model while attending Unilag.

Linda walked the runway for a variety of companies, including the ‘Rose of Sharon’ label, which is owned by former President of the Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria (FADAN) and Nigerian billionaire and oil entrepreneur, Folorunsho Alakija, and in some of the country’s most exciting fashion events.

She has done some outdoor advertising and appeared at ECO FESTT. In her own words;

I’d sneak away from lectures to a hotel and sell beer from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.,” she explained. This was something I did for a few months. It wasn’t easy, but I had to keep going”

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Linda ikeji biography; Magazines Publishing career

After completing her university education in 2004, she worked tirelessly to get into the journalism industry by launching her media company, “Black Dove Communications”,

which was a modelling agency and event management firm, named “Black dove”, on the other hand, she was inspired by Silverbird, which is both a name and a bird. It was also inspired by her favourite colour, black, and her favourite bird, the dove.

Linda Ikeji stayed inside her comfort zone of modelling, so instead of being in front of the camera, she chose to manage an agency, where she signed up models, trained them, and placed them in positions.

Linda claims to still own the modelling agency, but it is no longer operated by her. She also started FM & B, her magazine, which she describes as her “real passion” in her first blog post. The first issue was published in 2006, and she only had two more issues printed after understanding how expensive and difficult magazine publishing was.

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Linda ikeji biography; Blogging Career

Linda Ikeji’s blogging Career began in 2006. Fortunately, Bella Naija, another prominent Nigerian site, published an article about Linda later that year, and Linda saw a new opportunity to share her writing with the world for the first time.

Linda Ikeji began writing in earnest in 2007 to share with her readers the things that piqued her interest. After about five years, her blog.

Linda Ikeji Blog, has grown to become one of the most popular in the country. Thousands of people visited her website every day for news, entertainment, celebrity gossip, and more.

She explained;

I was getting like 200 visits a day, and that was a lot for me back then.” I now get around 50,000 daily visits from about 180 nations around the world.”

Linda Ifeoma Ikeji put in around four years of hard work before she started making money from her blog.

I never believed I’d be able to generate money from blogging,” she added;

I didn’t start blogging to make money from it in the future. It never occurred to me to consider it. I never told myself, “OK, let me start blogging now, and maybe in five years, I’ll start seeing the benefits.”

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Linda ikeji biography; Relationship

Linda once stated, “My ideal mate must be a decent guy, God-fearing, very good looking, and able to support what I do.”

Linda also stated that she can never date a man younger than she is, but she may marry a man who earns less than she does.

“How many young men out there make the kind of money I make?” she asks.

If I’m looking for a man who makes more money than I do, I may be waiting a long time. Many men earn more than I do, but if I meet a man who earns less than I do, I don’t mind as long as he has his own money. But not in the manner of a jobless man; no, that will never happen.”

In early 2018, she finally met her dream man. The Fiancee is reported to be a previous boyfriend who reconnected after a long period of separation. Tolu, a returnee from the United States of America, is his name.

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Net Worth

Linda Ikeji’s blog has gained more trust in online advertisements. Companies and banking industries don’t take their eyes off Linda Ikeji’s blog to reach their audience through placing banner ads.

For years now, Guaranty Trust Bank and Globacom Limited (Glo) have placed a sidebar ad worth one million nairas monthly. Linda Ikeji is estimated to be worth $14.5 million as of 2020.

Linda ikeji Awards & Recognitions

BBC Interviewed her on Focus on Africa Program                                  2012

Forbes Africa’s 20 most prominent women                                            2012

Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Award (Website/Blog of the Year)          2013

Nigeria Blog Awards (Best Entertainment Blog)                                      2013

Biggest Google search trend in Nigeria                                                  2014

United Nations Global Leadership Awards                                              2018

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F.A.Q

Q. How old is Linda ikeji ?

A. 41 years (19 September 1980)

Q. What tribe is Linda ikeji ?

A. Igbo

Q. What is the net worth of Linda ikeji 2022 ?

A. She has an estimated net worth of $40 million dollars.

Q . Where is Linda ikeji from in Nigeria?

A.  Nkwerre,Imo State.

 

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