biography of the queen mother of all Nigerian bloggers


I refer to linda ikeji as the queen of Nigerian bloggers.
linda ikeji looking nice lindaikeji the blogger linda the queen
Linda is a Nigerian blogger, writer, ex-model
and entrepreneur best known for being
Nigeria’s top blogger and even Africa. She is
often said to be the richest Blogger in Nigeria.
She is also known for her philanthropic works.
Her blog is one of the
most visited news/info sites in Nigeria leading
a lot of newspaper websites.
She is a native of Nkwerre LGA ,Imo State,
Nigeria .She was born in to a struggling
family, the second of seven children. She grew
up in a christain catholic home .
At a tender age of 10 years , Linda started
writing as a hobby .
The fiction she penned down were praised by
her friends and family and over time she
cultivated a passion for news. Unlike many
teenagers her age, Linda loved watching
newscasters and interviews and by the time
the opportunity presented to attend university
in Lagos, her course choice was decided:
Mass Communication.
She was admitted to study English Language
in the university to her disappointment, but
she decided to make the best of it. To support
herself and her family through school, Linda
began working at the age of 17, doing
everything from being a waitress and ushering
to modelling and bar-tending, none of which
paid a lot in the late 90′s. She started
modeling in 1998 and quit in 2005 .fashion
columnist for a struggling celebrity magazine.
After two years of toiling in the news room,
she quit.
She began her advent into entertainment as a
striving model while in UNILAG. She modeled
for several brands, including the ‘Rose of
Sharon’ label owned by former President of
the Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria
(FADAN) and Nigerian billionaire and oil
tycoon, Folorunsho Alakija. She took to
modeling at only 17 featuring in some of the
most glamorous fashion shows in the country.
Talk about St Moritz Style Selection, she was
there. She has also been to ECOFEST and
done several out door advertisements.
In 2004 , after she completed her university
education, she worked hard to break into the
journalism trade, launching her media
company, Black dove Communications, a
modelling agency and events management
outfit. The name Black dove was inspired by
silverbird..a name and a bird. it so happens
that her favourite colour is black and favourite
bird is the dove.
She stayed within her comfort zone which was
modeling so instead of being in front of the
camera , went behind the camera by running
an agency, recruiting models, training models,
getting jobs for models. I still have the
modeling agency but I am not running it
anymore . She also started what she describes
in her first ever blog post as her “true
passion”, her magazine called, FM & B. The
first issue was released in 2006 and after
discovering how capital-intensive and time-
consuming magazine publishing was, only two
more editions made it to print.
The blogging bug bit her in 2006. Fortunately,
in that same year, Bella Naija, another popular
Nigerian blog, carried a story about Linda
herself and for the first time, Linda began to
see a new possibility to take her writing to the
world. Blogging had all the charm: it was free
except for the cost of an internet connection,
easy to do and gave you access to millions of
readers instantly. From that first Bella Naija
blog post, she was sold.
Linda Ikeji started blogging fully in 2007 to
share things that she was interested in with
her readers. Five years later, lindaikeji”s blog
has grown to be one of the most visited sites
in the country. As a regular source for news,
entertainment, celebrity gist, gossip and many
more, her blog continues to attract thousands
of visitors.
Linda Ikeji has earned herself the title ‘Queen
of Blogging’ . Linda was persistent , focused
on what she did even though there was no
financial return but five years later it has
yielded great profit , a talk of all. She found a
new path , Blogging . But she persisted until
2010, when some of the stories posted on her
blog began to ruffle feathers. At a point, Linda
averaged about 1 million unique visitors each
month to her blog. And with that came the
much-needed recognition and substantial
earnings. In August 2012, Forbes Africa
described her as a success and a case study
for the business of blogging.
Her blog gets over 50,000 visits daily as at
2012 so as at 2014 tmtn can estimate upto
90-100,000 visitors per day because her blog
rank on alexa keeps booming everyday, and its
a hot spot for online advertisers and people
wishing to attract web traffic to their websites
or blogs. Comments on Linda’s blog can be
revealing, interesting and more controversial
than the post itself.
She’s also a motivational writer. Linda has
written a couple of motivational books. “I
don’t like speaking, I only enjoy writing which
has positively affected my blog. I do my
motivational talks through my blog.”
Linda’s blog reportedly rakes in an average of
N3m a month from adverts from various
brands and online ad networks, which makes
her the highest earning blogger in Nigeria.
Blogging has brought her the fame , power
and comfort ability she needed.
Her blog serves as a source of news, photos
and information for most entertainment
bloggers. Most people have criticized linda
saying her blog promote rumors but she
decline such. Linda provides real
entertainment on her blog and she will always
make sure you come back for more.
The passion and the love she has for blogging
has kept her going while making her earnings.
She has mixed with various big celebs in
nigeria Dbanj, Tiwa savage and others. she
took some pictures with dbanj showing in him
kissing her in a public event which trended a
lot online in 2013.
In 2013 she made a video with her sisters
dancing to Antenna song showing how skillful
and fun she is at dancing.
In 2014 she said on her blog she just built a
mansion for her parents which was said to be
worth millions of naira.
she was said to be worth ……
she also said she cant date a celebrity
In summary ,Linda Ikeji is open minded ,down
to earth , persistent, hardworking and a role
model to many youths today. Her Grass To
Grace story is that of inspiration to Many both
in Nigeria and Globally. Thousand hoping to
be like her on their own terms.
Linda ikeji did helped many nigerians
financially in 2014 majorly people who
happened to be her blog visitors as she gives
away millions of naira on her blog every week.
She got herself a 24million naira Range Rover
in 2014 which actually broke nigerian internet
for few days ‘cos people started wondering is
she that rich??
later same year her million making popular
blog was deleted by google due to different
claims of copyright infringement that
also broke the internet for 24 hours in which
after that 24hours her blog was restored back
as she says thats a record for google restore a
deleted blog back just after 24hrs reason
because she was later found not guilty of the
charges against her which was according to
linda ikeji a man named Aye dee who
happened to be an ex friend of hers, well, the
whole scenerio was later settled.
2014 Media Broad Awards
Won Blog Of The Year In Nigerian Blog Awards
and amnymore.
No endorsement deal yet.
she was rumored she is dating one yoruba big
guy in 2012
was said to have blackmailed a pastor for
money which she later debunked
she was said to have spent over a million
naira over bling blings just withing minutes in
she is having some disputes with some
popular celebrities like Jim iyke, Tonto Dikeh,
Toke Makinwa, RMD and others

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