Linda Ikeji goes by the full name, Linda Ifeoma Ikeji and is widely known not just for her philanthropic activities but as a celebrity blogger and writer. She was a former model and has a popular blog called the Lindaikejisblog.com.
Linda Ikeji Biography
Linda Ikeji was born on 19th September 1980. She raised as a Catholic and hails from Nkwerre in Imo state. She is the second child and began writing at the age of 10. At age 17, she completed secondary school before moving to the University of Lagos where she got a B.A in the English Language.
While in school, she supported her family by taking up jobs as a waitress, writer, and model. After graduating from school, she began blogging as a hobby back in 2006, and with the Internet at the time was not exactly rampant, she used the cybercafé to make her posts. She also worked as an usher, and due to her excellence, diligence and self-confidence became quite successful as a model.
After her University Education, She created her modeling agency, called the Black Dove Communications, but this was not as profitable, and so she turned her full attention to the blogging world.
Linda Ikeji biggest venture is her blog and she became a more active blogger in 2007, with her sub-domain, lindaikeji.blogspot.com but was later changed to www.lindaikejisblog.com.
Linda Ikeji TV Network
Linda Ikeji also owns online TV network ( Linda Ikeji TV) where she hosts a lot of reality shows, TV series, movies, and talk shows. She also has an online Radio Station which is operated from her media office as well. Some of its programmes are also made available via the Online TV outfit. Also, she has a social media networking platform as well titled LindaIkejiSocial.com.
Linda Ikeji Controversies
Linda Ikeji has made a lot of controversial posts in the past about famous celebrities like Wizkid, Tonto Dikeh, Richard Mofe Damijo, Funke Akindele, Djimon Honsou and a renowned politician, Doyin Okupe.
On the 8th of October, 2014, her blog was shut down for some undisclosed reasons before being reinstated. However several correspondences had noted that it was in regards to some violations of policies.
Linda Ikeji Recognitions
She has received accolades and awards from different sources, indirectly and directly. In 2014, she was the most searched item in Nigeria on Google. In 2012, she received accolades by Forbes as one of Africa’s most prominent Women. She has had interviews on BBC in a documentary titled Focus on Africa. She was conferred with many honorary degrees such as a doctorate from the Trinity International University in Georgia for her outstanding job in Business and Media in Africa. She has also received accolades from a renowned lawyer Mike Ozekhome, Dr. Obeahon Ohiwerei, GMD/CEO of Keystone Bank, Dr. Fidelis Anosike, Chairman Daily Times Newspaper as well as Nigerian Filmmaker, event manager, Steve Egboro.
Linda Ikeji Cars
Linda Ikeji has a comprehensive list of cars. She has spent over 300 million naira on her cars. Although we do not have all the information. Here are some of them:
- Toyota Camry (Big Daddy)
- Infinity FX 35 (Bottom Belly)
- Range Rover Sport (2014 Supercharge)
- Toyota Sequoia
- Honda Civic 2010
- Honda Accord (Evil Spirit)
- Range Rover Autobiography 2016
- Bentley Mulsanne 2019
Linda Ikeji Siblings
Linda Ikeji has six siblings. They include a brother called Peks and five sisters; Vera, Sandra, Luara, Benita, and Edna.
Linda Ikeji Mansion
Linda Ikeji also has several mansions. Two of which are a 5-bedroom duplex which she got for her parents in Surulere and a Seven-bedroom mansion on the Island for herself valued at N600 million.
Linda Ikeji Son
Linda Ikeji gave birth to a son named Jayce in the United States on the 17th of September 2018. She has been so excited that she gifted her son a brand new Bentley Mulsanne reportedly worth about N120 million.
Linda Ikeji Husband
Most recently there have been many speculations as to who her boyfriend is, and given her recent pregnancy and delivery, these allegations have become haywire. At first, it was rumored that Sholaye Jeremi, the Oil Mogul is the father of her son. And this information has been so far confirmed by Linda Ikeji, but there have been no affirmative statements from her baby’s father which is understandable owing to the fact, that he has managed to stay away from the media scene until this moment.
Sholaye Jeremi is an Itsekiri man, born on July 8th, the 1970s. He is known as a shrewd businessman and has been seen in the companies of the likes of Femi Otedola (Forte Oil), Aliko Dangote, Dr. Kachikwu Ibe ( Minister of State for Petroleum) and Ayiri Emami. His business ranges from telecommunication, estate management, fashion, oil & gas, shipping, and fashion.
Linda Ikeji Net Worth
Linda Ikeji is a billionaire. She is worth over 12 million Dollars, which is converted to about 3.2 billion naira.
Linda Ikeji Awards
She has received many notable awards in the Entertainment Industry, some of which include:
- Best Entertainment Blog, in 2013 by Nigeria Blog Awards NBA
- Website/blog of the Year in 2013 by Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Award.