Linda Ikeji is a Nigerian blogger, writer, entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist and ex-model. She is best known for her blog https://lindaikejisblog.com. Linda is Nigeria’s number 1 blogger and one of the top 10 in Africa. In 2018, news broke that she got engaged to an ex-boyfriend. The identity of the person she was engaged to remain a mystery till now.
From all indications, it appears that the engagement has been called off. Recently, Linda revealed she is still looking for a husband. So it is likely that Linda Ikeji isn’t engaged to anyone currently. Continue reading to learn more about this amazing woman dubbed the ”Queen of Blogging in Africa”.
Linda Ikeji Biography
Linda Ifeoma Ikeji was born on the 19th of September, 1980. The famous Nigerian blogger is a native of Nkwerre in Imo State. She is the second child in her family and was raised a catholic.
Linda began writing at the age of 10. Little did she know that this skill was going to be the bedrock of her success. She would write stories or news about happenings in her neighbourhood. That was how she developed a liking for writing.
She continued to write all through her teenage years even till she graduated from university. Writing eventually led her to blogging through which she became famous and wealthy.
Linda is from a modest family. She has 6 siblings and is the second child. Her siblings are Benita Ikeji, Vera Ikeji Shilobod, Laura Ikeji Kanu, Peks Ikeji, Edna Ikeji, and Sandra Ikeji. Laura Ikeji Nwakwo is also famous. She is a blogger like her sister and is married to Christopher Ogbonnaya Kanu. Ogbonnaya is the younger brother of Nigeria’s football legend, Nwankwo Kanu.
She is well educated and has a degree in English Language from the University of Lagos. Her preferred course of study was Mass Communication but she was offered English Language instead which she accepted. Thus she started her university education at the age of 18, a year after completing her secondary education.
While at the university, Linda took up part-time jobs as a waitress, writer, and model. This was to enable her to support herself in school and also assist her family as she is from a humble background. Despite all the challenges she faced, Linda graduated from the university in 2004.
Modelling was Linda’s first career before she started blogging. She began modelling in 1998 and worked as a fashion columnist with a celebrity magazine. After spending 2 years on that job, she got tired and resigned. As a model, Linda worked for several brands including Rose of Sharon owned by Folorunsho Alakija. Folorunsho Alakija is currently the richest woman in Africa and was at that time the President of Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria.
Linda participated in several editions of ECOFEST and also did a lot of outdoor advertisement jobs. She eventually got tired of modelling and opted to work behind the camera. She started a modelling agency after. Her agency recruited models, trained them and secured jobs for them. She quit modelling entirely in 2005 and sought a different career path.
When Linda started blogging in 2006, she was certainly not looking to make a career out of it. She saw it as a means of putting out her writings. Remember that she started writing at the age of 10 and continued all through her university days.
After blogging for about a year, Linda became an active blogger in 2007. Back then, internet penetration in Nigeria was very low. Cybercafes were very much in vogue so Linda spent a lot of time in these. It was the best way for her to keep her blog active. She was using a blogger sub-domain www.lindaikeji.blogspot.com as of then but has since moved to her own domain https://www.lindaikejisblog.com.
Linda kept working hard on her blog and within a space of 5 years, the blog became well established. Over 1 million unique visitors read her blog each month. This is quite huge and shows how big her blog has grown. Her success has attracted both local and international media. Forbes Africa did a story on how Linda turned blogging into a business.
Her blog remains famous and is one of the most visited blogs in Nigeria and Africa. Linda has earned a considerable amount of income from her blog through adverts placed on it by brands and businesses. It is estimated that she makes about $200,000 monthly from her blog and social media channels.
In 2014, Linda’s blogging career suffered a minor setback when her blog was briefly taken down by Google. It was alleged that the blog featured content which violated Google’s Terms of Service. The blog was later restored with a strict warning of a permanent shut down if it continues to violate Google’s terms. The blog hasn’t had any problems with Google since then.
In August 2016, Linda announced the launch of her online TV network, Linda Ikeji TV. The online TV platform airs a variety of programmes such as reality shows, talk shows, TV series, and movies. Linda also owns an online radio channel which runs from the Linda Ikeji Media Office.
Also in 2016, Linda launched a music platform called LindaIkejiMusic but it became dormant after about 3 months. There is a social networking platform owned by Linda Ikeji called LindaIkejiSocial. It runs on the domain name LindaIkejiSocial.com.
Linda Ikeji runs an empowerment program for young girls between ages 16-25. The program is called “I’d rather be self-made; No thanks”. Through this program, Linda assists young ladies who are interested in entrepreneurship. For the first phase of the project, she shelled out the sum of #10 million.
Awards & Recognition
She was featured in the August 2012 issue of Forbes Magazine as one of Africa’s 20 Most Prominent Women.
She was interviewed by BBC in 2012 on their Focus on Africa programme which aired on the 25th of September that year.
In 2013, her blog was awarded the Best Entertainment Blog at the Nigerian Blogs Award (NBA)
Also in 2013, her blog received the award of Website/Blog of The Year at the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards.
In August 2018, she received an honorary doctorate from Trinity International University in Georgia. The recognition was for her outstanding job in Business and Media in Africa.
Linda Ikeji Net worth
Linda Ikeji is obviously very rich as expected of someone with her level of achievements. Her blog and social media channels are estimated to fetch her about $200,000 monthly. Currently, Linda Ikeji’s net worth is estimated to be around $45 million. That has answered how much is Linda Ikeji worth.
How Much Does Linda Ikeji Make In a Month?
It is estimated that Linda Ikeji makes about $200,000 monthly from her blog and social media channels alone. Her other businesses also fetch her considerable monthly income which we cannot estimate right now.
Linda Ikeji Cars and Houses
Linda purchased a mansion in Banana Island, Lagos in 2016. The mansion was bought for #500 million and is today valued at over #2 billion. It is a 6 bedroom mansion with ensuite bathroom for all 3 floors. It has a media room, 2 living rooms, a kitchen, a movie room, a gym as well as other facilities.
As for cars, Linda owns a Bentley Mulsanne valued at #108 million. She also owns a #70 million Land Rover Autobiography. Her other cars include a #25 million Land Rover Sport, a #8 million 2011 Infinity FX 35, and a #2.5 million Toyota Camry.
Linda Ikeji is not yet married although she has a son named Jayce. She recently revealed that she is still open to marriage and is looking for a husband. Linda Ikeji maintains that it is still her goal to get married. News broke in 2018 that Linda got engaged to one of her exes. The identity of the person she was engaged to was never revealed and it looks like the engagement has been called off.
Who is Linda Ikeji Baby Daddy
The father of Linda’s son is Sholaye Jeremi. He is a billionaire oil and gas businessman. He is quite powerful in the country’s petroleum sector and is a close associate of Ibe Kachikwu. Ibe Kachikwu is the immediate past Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and former NNPC Group Managing Director. Sholaye is also known to be close to Femi Otedola, one of Nigeria’s richest men.
Sholaye and Linda met in December 2015. The two entered into a relationship the following year. Eventually, the relationship collapsed with baby Jayce as its product. Linda has foreclosed going back to her baby daddy.\
Conclusion (Who is Linda Ikeji Engaged To?)
From all indications, Linda Ikeji is currently not engaged to anyone. It is believed that she got engaged to one of her exes in 2018 but the engagement has been broken. The highly successful woman is still anticipating marriage despite past setbacks. She recently revealed that she is still looking for a husband. When Linda Ikeji gets engaged again, we will surely update you.