Hi there readers, in this article, we will take a look at the full biography of popular Nigerian blogger and entrepreneur, Linda Ikeji. You also get to know her estimated net worth, achievements, and recognitions in her field of work.
Linda Ifeoma Ikeji is a Nigerian blogger, writer, entrepreneur, model, and media personality. She was born on the 19th of September, 1980, and hails from Imo state (Eastern) Nigeria. Before we continue, let’s look at what a blog and a blogger are so that you can understand Linda Ikeji’s Biography Better.
Who is a Blogger?
A blog can be said to be a website with a collection of web pages that are written for a particular topic (Niche) and which serves as an information source to internet users therefore, a blogger is an individual who operates a blog or website. A blogger writes and publishes articles on a blog, plus other additional works. Knowing who a blogger is, we can now continue on the main topic of the post.
Linda Ikeji Early Life and Education
Linda Ikeji was born on the 19th of September, 1980, in Nkwerre, Imo state Eastern Nigeria. She comes from a Christian religious family, who attended the roman Catholic church. She is the second child of the family.
According to info, Linda Loved writing at the age of 10, she even studied the English language as a course at the University Of Lagos (UNILAG) where she gained her degree and graduated in 2004 as a scholar in the English language (though she wanted to study mass communication as her dream course). Well, along the way she became a blogger right, still part of mass communication. This is all we know concerning her early life and education.
Well, Linda Ikeji has done a lot of jobs apart from blogging. According to sources, Linda Ikeji did Modelling, Waitress, and Bar-Tending to support herself through school.
But her main career, which is becoming a blogger, started reportedly in 2006 but didn’t see the limelight or recognition until the 2010s. At that time, the internet was not accessible so Easily the way it is today. These days, you can use a smartphone to browse the internet and even blog with it, yes you can become a blogger using your smartphone just like this One.
But Linda Ikeji had no access to these modern techs as there were not available and advanced at that time as there are now. Also, the internet wasn’t that prominent in Nigeria, so she had to visit a cyber cafe now and then to type and publish her posts.
She used a CMS (Content Management System) platform owned by Google called Blogger to create her blog. Here is an example of a Google blogger Blog. Linda Ikeji wrote about various topics such as trendy news, celebrity gossip, and lots more. At first, she wasn’t getting enough visits/traffic but as time goes on consistently, her blog grew and we can say LindaIkejiBlog became the face of blogging/bloggers in Nigeria today.
Linda never thought she could make money from blogging. She used to post or run free ads (advertisements) for her readers and later on, visitors started asking how much she charges for ads. She was surprised and took it as an opportunity to make money from her passion and work (it is someone that has eaten that’ll have the strength to blog). These days, bloggers also make income from publishing ads for different ad networks and companies, also promoting products known otherwise as Affiliate Marketing.
Like Koji Agudah and Remedy Nwankwo, Linda Ikeji’s blog has been through a lot of ups and downs and has been criticized by many for her controversial news/gossip publications. Her blog was shut down by Google but was restored later on.
Achievements and Recognitions
- In 2013, she received a Nigerian Blog Award for Best Entertainment Blog.
- In 2013, She received a Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Award for Website/Blog of the year.
- In 2012, she was featured in the Forbes publication of the 20 most prominent African Women Recognition publication (August).
- In 2013, BBC interviewed her on the program Focus On Africa (September).
- She received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Trinity International University in Georgia for her outstanding job in Business and Media in Africa on the 8th of August 2018 alongside other Nigerians.
- In 2016, Linda Ikeji bought a mansion worth N500 Million Naira situated in the Banana Island Ikoyi area of Lagos, Nigeria. The house contained 6 rooms.
- She runs a nonprofit organization called “I’d rather be self-made”.
After acquiring a mansion for 500 million Naira, we are sure she is worth more than that. We can say her net worth is over that amount or close to it.
Family and Relationship
She has a child from a failed relationship with Sholaye Jeremi. The child is a male named Jayce Jeremi at, first but he is now called Jayce Ikeji.
She has been controversial since her career. She was known for publishing articles that can endanger her life. However, the most vital and serious one is Google shutting down her blog on the 8th of October in 2014 and restoring it on the 10th of October 2014 at midnight two days later, for undisclosed reasons. The reason for this shutdown was not known initially but was later disclosed.
You can visit Wikipedia to know more about other controversies on Linda Ikeji.
Social Media Handles
You can follow her on the following social media platforms.
- Twitter: Linda Ikeji (@lindaikeji)
- Instagram: Linda Ikeji (@officiallindaikeji)
- Facebook: LindaIkejiBlogOfficial.
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Judging from Linda’s story, you can see that determination and consistency bring success. The internet wasn’t popular back then, but she struggled hard and today she is known as the mother of all Nigerian Bloggers. Her story teaches us to be resilient and not to give up on our life’s goals.
If you want to get started in your blogging career like Linda Ikeji; if you find her as your role model, you can get in touch with us and we’d be happy to help you. Thanks for reading through.