Grass to grace series (16) From waitress to Nigeria’s top blogger, Linda Ikeji’s success story

 Grass to grace series (16) From waitress to Nigeria’s top blogger, Linda Ikeji’s success story

Linda Ifeoma Ikeji, the renowned Nigerian blogger, has come a long way from her humble beginnings. Born on September 19, 1980, Linda was raised in a Catholic family in Nkwerre, Imo State and as the second child among her siblings, including Vera, Laura, Peks, Edna, Benita, and Sandra Ikeji.

Linda faced numerous challenges throughout her life, but her passion for writing ignited at the tender age of 10. After completing her secondary education, she pursued a degree in English language at the University of Lagos. Determined to support her family and cover her educational expenses, Linda took on part-time jobs as a waitress, model, and writer.

Linda, a model and an entrepreneur

In 1998, Linda stepped into the world of modeling, showcasing her talents for the prestigious ‘Rose of Sharon’ label owned by Nigerian billionaire, Folorunsho Alakija. Although her modeling career had its successes, Linda yearned for something more.

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In 2006, she found her true calling and established her blog, Linda Ikeji’s Blog. Initially, her blog started slowly, but with perseverance and dedication, Linda’s writing began to resonate with readers. By 2010, Linda Ikeji had become a household name in Nigeria, transforming her blog into a million-dollar venture.

Becoming a blogging icon and philanthropist

Linda Ikeji’s blog skyrocketed in popularity, making her the highest-paid blogger in Nigeria. Her website quickly became one of the most visited in the country, earning her a reputation as one of the pioneers of the Nigerian blogging industry.

In addition to her blog, Linda expanded her horizons. She ventured into online radio broadcasting and even created her music platform, LindaIkeji Music, in 2016. Not one to rest on her laurels, Linda also launched her social networking platform, Linda Ikeji Social. 

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Furthermore, in a groundbreaking move in 2023, Linda ventured into Nigerian film production with her film, Dark October, which shed light on the tragic Aluu Four lynching incident.

Linda overcoming controversies 

Throughout her journey, Linda Ikeji has encountered controversies that have tested her resilience. Her posts on the #The SaveMayowa Campaign and involvement with celebrities such as Funke Akindele, Wizkid, and Tonto Dikeh have generated heated discussions.

Additionally, her articles regarding politician Doyin Okupe have been labeled defamatory.

Despite the ups and downs, Linda Ikeji’s success is undeniable. According to Naija Net Worth, she has accumulated a staggering net worth of $40 million. Her achievements have allowed her to own luxury automobiles, including a Range Rover, Bentley Mulsanne, and Toyota Camry. Moreover, she resides in a magnificent mansion on Banana Island in Ikoyi.

Linda Ikeji’s personal life 

Linda’s personal life has also made headlines. She was previously in a relationship with Sholaye Jeremi, with whom she shares a son named Jayce Ikechukwu Ikeji. Their relationship, unfortunately, ended, causing both to go their separate ways.

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As Linda continues to inspire and empower others through her journey, it is evident that she is only scratching the surface of her potential. The grass-to-grace story of Linda Ikeji serves as a testament to the indomitable spirit of a woman who defied all odds to become one of Nigeria’s most influential voices in media, business, and philanthropy.

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