Linda Ifeoma Ikeji (born 19 September 1980) is a Nigerian blogger, writer, entrepreneur and former model. She is known for her blog and controversial publications online.
Linda Ikeji Early life and education
Ikeji was born and raised in a Catholic family from Nkwerre, Imo State, Nigeria. She is the second child. She began writing at the age of 10. She finished secondary school at the age of 17 and at 18, enrolled at the University of Lagos, where she studied English language. To assist her family and support herself through school, she had part-time jobs as a waitress, model and writer.
Ikeji graduated from the University in 2004. In 2006, she started blogging as a hobby. At that time, the internet was not as prominent in Nigeria and she had to make her posts at a cybercafé.[
Linda Ikeji Professional career
Ikeji started blogging in 2006. She became an active blogger in 2007 using a blogger sub-domain lindaikeji.blogspot.com and later obtained her domain www.lindaikejisblog.com. She also ventured into online radio broadcasting. The station is operated from the Linda Ikeji Media Office. Some of its programmes are broadcast live on Linda Ikeji TV.
Ikeji also opened a music platform known as LindaIkeji Music which was launched on 21 November 2016, but it became dormant three months after the Launch. She launched a social networking platform named Linda Ikeji Social on the domain name LindaIkejiSocial.com. Ikeji runs a non-profit project themed “I’d rather be self-made; No thanks”. In her interview with HipTV, she revealed that through the project, she assists young girls aged 16–25 who have great business ideas and are willing to venture into entrepreneurship. She gave out the sum of NGN10,000,000 in Phase 1 of the project.
In August 2012, Forbes Africa dedicated itself to celebrating African women that month’s issue. In that issue, Forbes profiled Africa’s 20 Most Prominent Women and the issue featured profiles on two young Nigerian women: Linda Ikeji, as well as Chibundu Onuzo. The name Linda Ikeji was the most searched item by users of Google in Nigeria Ikeji shares new year resolution for 2020.
Ikeji was interviewed by BBC on their Focus on Africa programme. The interview aired on 25 September 2012.
On 8 August 2018, Linda Ikeji was among eminent personalities drawn from different countries across multiple disciplines who were conferred with Honorary Doctorate Degree from Trinity International University in Georgia for her outstanding job in Business and Media in Africa. Others conferred includes Steve Egboro, Nigerian filmmaker and event manager, Chairman Daily Times Newspaper, Dr. Fidelis Anosike, Dr. Obeahon Ohiwerei, GMD/ CEO of Keystone Bank Limited, renowned lawyer Mike Ozekhome and few others.
Ikeji has dealt with controversial posts which include the #SaveMayowa Campaign and also about celebrities such as Funke Akindele, Richard Mofe Damijo, Djimon Honsou, Wizkid and Tonto Dikeh. She also made controversial publications about politician Doyin Okupe who described the publications as defamatory.
Ikeji’s blog was shut down on 8 October 2014 but restored on 10 October 2014 around midnight by Google for undisclosed reasons. Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, Google’s West Africa spokesperson, said: “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.”
Linda Ikeji revealing that she was pregnant was quite controversial as several ladies who looked up to her were disappointed at the fact that she preached celibacy and went ahead to get pregnant
In 2018, the online Editor for the Punch newspaper, John Abayomi, threatened to file a lawsuit against Linda Ikeji for untrue story about him being the owner of instablog9ja. Abayomi said, through his lawyer, Falana and Falana’s Chambers the publication whose headline was LIB Exclusive: ‘meet the owner of instablog9ja-John Abayomi’.He also claimed the publication puts his life and that of his family in danger.
Ikeji says she and her son’s father Sholaye Jeremi are not suitable partners. She took to her blog to detail reasons why her relationship with her son’s father, whom she met in December 2015, didn’t work out as expected.
Contact Linda Ikeji Directly:
Below is the personal Contact details for Linda Ikeji Blog: You can also reach out to Linda Ikeji by visiting her office, which is located at Plot 29 Busola Durusimi Etti Dr Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, Nigeria. The office has a recording studio. VIP lounge, cafeteria, training centre and so much more. She has over a hundred people working directly and indirectly for her, and it is a great place to work as they seek young and active people to add to their workforce.
Honours and awards
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