Linda Ikeji: from nothing to N3.2billion networth

linda ikeji from nothing to 3.2bn

Recognized as the highest paid Blogger in Nigeria and one of the highest paid blogger in the world with current net worth of NGN3.2billion according to Forbes magazine, she is a Nigerian writer blogger and an entrepreneur. She started out as a model a younger age and climbed up to success with hard work and persistence. Becoming self-made and now a definite role model to most Nigerians especially girls. In august 2012, Linda Ikeji was named among Forbes Profiled Africa’s 20 most prominent women, and was the biggest Google search trend in Nigeria in the year 2012.

Linda Ikeji hails from Nkwerre , Imo state, Nigeria, where she was born in 19 September 1980 and raised by her catholic parents, who at the time was not doing so well financially, alongside six (6)siblings inclusive of just one male child. Linda, who claims to have started writing at the age of 10, finished her high school at 17 and was admitted into the University of Lagos at the age of 18 to study English Language.  

Being the second child of seven children and knowing her parents financial state, she quickly accepted responsibility and tasked herself with taking on jobs to support her family and herself through school. She worked per-time jobs as a waitress, writer and a model. As a model she appeared in popular fashion shows throughout Nigeria, trained and managed other models while securing modeling jobs for them.

Linda Ikeji graduated from the university in the year 2004 and at 2006 she started blogging, as a hobby at first, at this time the internet was not so prominent in Nigeria, so she had to post contents at the infamous digital centers known as: Cybercafé. In 2007 she became an active blogger with a bloggers free  sub-domain ‘lindaikeji.blogspot.com’ which was later customized to a paid domain ‘lindaikejisblog.com’ now known to be her biggest venture as she gets up to 50,000 website visit in a day.

Aside her blog she has since branched out to other Media sectors, although not all have recorded an outstanding success they all have potentials and have scooped her decent amount of money. On 22 august 2016 she lunched her online TV network called ‘Linda Ikeji TV’. The TV network airs variety of programmers ranging from talk shows, reality shows, and TV series to movies some which are produced by the network and others are bought.

She also ventured into radio broadcasting and a musical platform known as ‘Linda Ikeji music’ which was launched on the 21st of November 2016, but became dormant 3 months after till date. She also went ahead to launch a social networking platform named Linda Ikeji social with the domain Name LindaIkejisocial.com

One of her notable mentions is her non-profit project that is themed “I’d rather be self-made; No thanks”. She revealed in her interview with Hip TV, that through the project she assists young girls from age 16-25 who have great business idea and are willing to venture into entrepreneurship with a collective sum of NGN10,000,000 so far .

None of her successes happened by chance or luck, she was persistent and hardworking. Over time she attained her current height of success, in five years she became the number 1 blog in Nigeria and is now viewed all over the world. Her blog i currently estimated to worth 5 million dollars.

In 2015, many celebrated her as she moved to her Multi-million Naira Mansion home in Banana Island Lagos a step that made the female gender

She won the Best Entertainment Blog at the 2013 Nigeria Blog Awards.

Linda Ikeji was among eminent personalities drawn from different countries across multiple disciplines that were conferred with Honorary Doctorate Degree from Trinity International University in Georgia for her outstanding job in Business and Media in Africa on the 8 August 2018.