Linda Ikeji is a famous Nigerian blogger, writer, social media personality, model, entrepreneur and a philanthropist. She was born on 19th September 1980 in Lagos in the south western part of Nigeria. She is currently 37 years old. She is originally from Nkwerre, a small village in Imo State in the south eastern part of Nigeria.
Linda Ikeji Profile
Linda Ifeoma Ikeji
Date of Birth
19 September, 1980
40 Years Old (2021)
State of Origin
Linda Ikeji Biography
Linda Ikeji was born Linda Ifeoma Ikeji on September 19, 1980. She is the second of seven children from her parents who hail from Nkwerre, a local government area in the southeastern state of Imo, Nigeria.
Like many other families from the region, Linda was raised in a Christian Catholic home that went through its fair share of financial instability. At the young age of ten, she had already begun writing short fictional stories as a hobby. Added to her knack for storytelling, she loved to report on the news and was fascinated by interviews.
In 2014, Linda Ikeji became the biggest Google Search celebrity in Nigeria. That year the name Linda Ikeji was the most searched item by users of Google in Nigeria. Her blog rank highest in Nigeria and attracted a lot of adverts from multinational firms in Nigeria. On 25th September 2012, Linda Ikeji was interviewed by BBC on their focus on Africa programme.
Linda Ikeji has dealt with lots of controversial posts about Nigerian celebrities such as Wizkid, RMD, Genevieve Nnaji, Tonto Dikeh, Funke Akindele, Banky W, Ramsey Nouh, Jim Iyke and hosts of other top celebrities in Nigeria who described her publications as defamatory and malicious.
Linda Ikeji age
Linda Ikeji was born on September 19, 1980, in Nkwerre, Imo State. The 40-year-old is the second eldest sibling in her family. She has five sisters and one brother.
Linda Ikeji Education
For her education, Linda Ikeji completed secondary school when she was 17 years and gained admission to the University of Lagos where she graduated with a degree in the English Language. Linda Ikeji has been named by Forbes Africa as one of the 20 Most Prominent Women in Africa.
Linda Ikeji has an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Trinity International University, Georgia.
Linda Ikeji Family
Linda Ikeji is single but with a son, Jayce. Linda Ijeki was blessed with six siblings; five sisters and a brother. The names of Linda Ikeji Siblings are; Vera, Laura, Sandra, Benita, Beks, and Edna.
Linda Ikeji Company
In 2006, Linda Ikeji established www.lindaikejisblog.com and started blogging as a hobby. At that time, the internet was not as prominent in Nigeria as it was today, so she had to make her posts at a cybercafé.
In 2010, Linda Ikeji rose to fame after her blog became very popular and started raking millions in her bank account. She is currently the highest paid blogger in Nigeria and best known for her blog worldwide.
Her blog is based on gossip and has attracted a lot of controversy between her and Nigerian celebrities.
Linda Ikeji also owns LiTV which was launched in 2018. The television channel shows different categories of programs live.
Linda Ikeji boyfriend
Linda Ikeji’s website is known for gossiping about the love lives of A-list stars, but she doesn’t always kiss-and-tell when it comes to her own relationships. She has a son named Jayce with oil tycoon Sholaye Jeremi. Linda gave birth to her son in September 2018 but the identity of his father remained a mystery for months.
She eventually revealed the truth.
“I’m sharing details about my personal life mostly because of the girls who look up to me… I have personally tried over the years to be an example in some way; tried to teach these girls how to fight for their dreams, how to live right and do right and then I go and have a child out of wedlock and that must be a little confusing to some of them and especially with so many untruthful stuff out there about me,” she wrote on her blog in 2018.
Linda denied rumours that the reason she kept quiet about her baby’s daddy identity because he is a married man.
“I don’t do married men. The father of my child is a single man and his name is Sholaye Jeremi.”
Linda Ikeji wedding
Linda Ikeji is yet to walk down the aisle, but she made headlines in 2017 when she reportedly missed her sister, Laura Ikeji’s wedding.
Laura married Ogbonna Kanu – the brother of retired Nigerian footballer, Kanu Nwankwo – in a beautiful ceremony in Nkwerre. Linda was noticeably absent causing some of her fans to accuse her of letting her sister down on her big day.
One year later, Linda was back in the headlines after popular comedian Mr Hyenana announced he was marrying the star. But his post turned out to be a joke.
Linda Ikeji child
Linda Ikeji house
Linda Ikeji house’s in Banana Island, Ikoyi belongs on the cover of Architectural Digest. The entrepreneur bought the mansion in 2015. The three-story house has six bedrooms, two living rooms and a cinema room. The mansion was valued at ₦ 800 million in 2015.
The house is a 6 bedroomed mansion with ensuite bathrooms for all on 3 floors, or 2-storeys. The master suite is provided with a walk-in closet and dressing room. It also has a media room, 2 living rooms, a movie room, a laundry room, a gym, and of course a full kitchen and pantry. Outside there is a gatehouse, two-room boys-quarters, swimming pool, changing room, waterfall wall, amazing water-view, and a cabana.
Linda Ikeji car
The Bentley Mulsanne – $310, 395 (₦108M)
She bought this car just in 2018, at the peak of her career as a successful entrepreneur and this is the latest and most expensive car in her collection. The Bentley Mulsanne is intended to be a gift to her newborn child.
Owning an enviable net worth, it is of no surprise Linda can make luxurious purchases for herself. But it is generous and affectionate of her to buy her family expensive cars as gifts. Beside the Mulsanne, Linda also has bought her sister a Mercedes-Benz GLE.
Linda Ikeji net worth
Linda Ikeji’s net worth is reportedly worth $40 million. Linda Ikeji net worth in Naira is ₦ 3.2 billion. Since starting her blog in 2006, Linda has built a mini media empire. Her blog alone reportedly makes millions of naira a month.
She is a multi-millionaire or even billionaire who bought herself a house worth millions of naira and recently got a Bentley Mulsanne worth $310,395.