Linda Ikeji Biography, Husband, and State Of Origin, High School University History of Occupation.
Linda Ikeji was born on September 19, 1980. An indigene of Nkwerre L.G.A. in Imo State, Nigeria. She was born into a family with a really humble background and is the second of seven children. She was raised in a Christian Catholic home as well.
Linda Ikeji originated from eastern part of the country, Nkwerre L.G.A in Imo state, Nigeria to be precise. she was born on September 19, 1980. She is the second of seven children, she was raised in a very humble Christian home that attends the Catholic church.
See Also: What Most Billionaires Have in Common!
Linda Ikeji graduated from the University of Lagos, she applied for the Department of Mass Communication during the admission process, this was because of her love for news. linda Ikeji during her teenage age was different from most of her mate, she developed a passion for news when she was very young, cherished listening to the news and watching presenters, newscasters, and interviews during the time of presentation.
She Applied for Mass communication and was given English Language to study, though, at her tender age of 10 years, Linda began a hobby of writing. The fiction she wrote was commended by her family and friends.
Linda started working at age 17, doing anything from being a waitress, ushering in occasions to modeling and bartending. Anyway, none of these paid much back then in the late 90′s.
Linda Ikeji Started the journey as a Model:
She began the modeling career in 1998 and gave up 7 years letter, in 2005. She was also a fashion columnist for a struggling celebrity magazine, and after two years of toiling in the newsroom, she gave up that too. this really shows that she was destined for greatness, she was not a lazy Nigeria youth at all.
She came into entertainment as a determined model while studying in Unilag. Linda modeled for numerous brands, like the ‘Rose of Sharon’ label, owned by former President of the Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria (FADAN) and Nigerian billionaire and oil mogul, Folorunsho Alakija, and in some of the most fascinating fashion shows in the country back then. She was at ECOFEST and has also done some outdoor advertisements.
Linda Ikeji once said: “I’d run off from lectures to a hotel and sell beer from 1 pm until 10 pm. I did this for a few months. It wasn’t easy at all, but I had to survive”.
Started Magazine Publishing:
She introduced her media company in the year 2004 after she had concluded her University education in Lagos State, Linda Ikeji labored so hard to crack into the Journalism trade, by introducing her media company, called Black dove Communications, which was a modeling agency and events management outfit.
The name Black dove was however inspired by Silverbird, which happens to be a name and also a bird. It was also inspired by the fact that her best color is the black and beloved bird is the dove.
Linda Ikeji loved media so she remained within her walls of the comfort zone which was modeling, so instead of being in front of the camera, she chose to be behind the camera by managing an agency, signing up models, training them and getting them jobs. Linda claims to still have the modeling agency, but not managed by her anymore. She also commenced what she tells in her earliest blog post as her “true passion”, her magazine called, FM & B. The first issue was published in the 2006 and on realizing how expensive and stressful magazine publishing was, she only had two more
Journey Into Blogging:
Linda Ikeji started Blogging in 2006. Luckily, in that same year, Bella Naija, another very popular Nigerian blog, posted a story about Linda and for the first time, Linda started to see a new opportunity to take her writing to the world.
Linda Ikeji gave in to blogging fully in 2007 to share stuff that fascinated her with her readers. About five years afterward her blog, Linda Ikeji Blog has developed into one of the most visited blogs in the country. Thousands trooped into her site on a daily basis for news, entertainment, celebrity gist, gossip and lots more.
She said: “I was receiving like 200 visits a day and for me back then, it was a great deal, sincerely. Now I’m receiving like 50,000 visits daily from about 180 countries around the world.”
Linda Ifeoma Ikeji gave in to blogging for about four whole years of real dedication to start making good cash from her blogging career.
She said: “I never for once even thought that I could make money from blogging. I didn’t begin blogging with the frame of mind that someday I would really make money from it. As a matter of fact, it never even crossed my mind. I never said to myself that, OK let me start blogging now and maybe in five years time, I would begin to see the dividends.
Linda Ikeji was not just lucky, she worked for it.
How Money Started Coming
I never anticipated that it would ever happen at all. In 2008, 2009, I was placing free ads on my blog, I was the one asking my blog readers to please give me their ads to place in my blog for them free of charge. Now in 2010, people began asking me about my advert rates and I was like ‘seriously?’ I didn’t even understand what it was until I asked
a few persons and they told me their own advert rates, so was how it all started for me.”
So far Linda Ikeji has purchased two brand new cars, her dream car, which is a 2008 Toyota Camry that she bought around in 2011.
She said: ‘‘I’ve been dreaming about this car ever since I saw it two years ago (2009), and I was finally able to pay for it two days ago (2011), after making savings for nearly four months. The most exciting part is that I have a blog to show it off. At least now some people go no say my ‘levels don change’.
She of late obtained an Infinity FX 35 SUV costing over N8 million. A very sweet child to her parents, she acquired a multi-million 5-bedroom duplex for her parents in Surulere, Lagos.
Linda Ikeji at a point started having over 1 million unique visitors each month to her blog when some really controversial stories were posted on her blog, and that brought the much-awaited recognition and large income. In August 2012, Linda was described as a success and a case study for the business of blogging by Forbes Africa.
Love Life and Husband:
Linda once said, “My ideal man must be a decent guy, God fearing, very good looking and must be able to support what I do.” According to Linda, she can never date a man younger than she is but can marry a man who doesn’t earn as much as she does.
Her reasons- “How many young men out there actually make the kind of money I make? If I am waiting for a man who earns more than I do, I might perhaps be doing so for a while. There are a lot of guys who earn more than myself, but if I come across a man who earns lesser than myself, it is fine by me, as long as he has his own money. But not like a guy who has no job, no, that will never happen.”
Finally, she did found her dream man and got engaged in early 2018. The Fiance is said to be a former boyfriend who got reconnected after many years apart. His name is Tolu, a returnee from the United States of America.
Her blog which receives well over 150,000 visitors each day is a top shot for online advertisers and for others longing to draw web traffic to their sites. It is really funny to know that comments on Linda’s blog can be very controversial and very interesting than the post itself.
She is also a motivational writer, who has written a couple of such. According to Linda, she does not like speaking, but rather delights in writing. She believes she does her motivational talks through her blog.”
How Much She Makes from Blogging:
Linda’s blog is believed to gather a regular sum of N50m every month from adverts from several brands and online ad networks, and this has made her the highest earning blogger in Nigeria today. Indeed, blogging has really fetched her the popularity, and comfort she has dreamed about.
Linda Ikeji has had her own fair share of criticism, as is the case with the world of success. Lots of people have criticized her, saying her blog promotes big time rumors. She was once accused by popular Nigerian celebrities for snooping into their private affairs, and this she has publicly denied. Her success in the world of blogging has even propelled her sister to create her own blog.
Linda Ikeji is quite humble, unrelenting, very hardworking and a role model to lots youths today, and with very many dreaming to be successful just like her.
Vanguard News announced the going live of Linda Ikeji Tv, according to Vanguard Linda Ikeji Tv is a streaming service that is hoping to become the leader in African online content. this streaming service plans charge users a monthly and yearly subscription fee to watch all the content they have available. visit Lindaikeji.tv to see the channel.
Linda Ikeji indicated that DSTV version of her channel will be launched later this year.
The whole story of Linda Ikeji clearly shows consistency, if you can give what you do some few years of your life you will surely make it.
if you like this post comment and shear.