Linda Ikeji Biography: Age, Blog, Husband, House, Net Worth

From rags to riches! Find out how blogger Linda Ikeji built an empire.

By  | May 19, 2020, 03:03 PM  | Linda Ikeji  | Top of The

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Nigerian blogger Linda Ikeji’s biography would make a great TED talk on how to become a self-made millionaire.

The media mogul comes from humble beginnings. She worked as a part-time waitress and model to get by during the early years of her career. 

Linda has several media businesses under her belt, including her own online TV network. 

She is also a philanthropist. Linda’s NPO, "I'd rather be self-made; No thanks", helps teenage girls and young women bring their business ideas to life. 

Linda was invited to speak at Forbes Africa’s Leading Women Summit in South Africa earlier this year to share her success story.

Naomi Campbell and Miss South Africa 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters were some of the keynote speakers at the event. 

Here’s a look at Linda Ikeji’s bio. 

Linda Ikeji age 

Linda Ikeji was born on September 19, 1980, in Nkwerre, Imo State. The 38-year-old is the second eldest sibling in her family. She has five sisters and one brother.
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Linda Ikeji blog

Linda Ikeji’s love for words helped turn her into a millionaire. She started writing short stories when she was just 10 years old. After completing her high school education, Linda studied English Language at the University of Lagos. She initially wanted to study Mass Communication but was placed in the English course instead. 

She started her blog, Linda Ikeji’s Blog (LIB), in 2006. The blog was meant to be a hobby and Linda initially started writing about her personal experiences.

The site started to get a lot of attention when Linda started writing about some of Nigeria’s biggest stars. She ruffles a few feathers with her content on more than one occasion. Tiwa Savage slammed Linda in 2018 after a post on her blog claimed the singer was pregnant with baby number two. 

Despite the drama, Linda is now one of the highest-paid bloggers in Africa, with her blog reportedly getting millions of views a month.

Not content with just blogging, Linda branched out into other things. She launched her online TV network, Linda Ikeji TV (LiTV), in 2016. The businesswoman also has her own online radio, which is managed by Linda Ikeji Media Office, and a modelling agency.
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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 and Sholaye have dated on-an off since 2015.
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Linda Ikeji husband

Several publications claimed Linda Ikeji’s husband is Sholaye Jeremi. But the former lovers did not get married. They came close, with Linda revealing that he “agreed to a traditional wedding which he didn’t follow through”.  She has allegedly cut Sholaye off completely from her life. But Linda’ hasn’t given up on her dream of getting married one day.

“For years I’d hammered on how much I was looking forward to getting married, having children and building my own family and I believed God was going to come through for me on that one, but I have come to understand that we have no control over what life throws at us no matter how much we plan, pray, or work,” she said on her blog.
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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.
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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.

Linda Ikeji net worth

Linda Ikeji’s net worth is reportedly worth ₦ 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.
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