Linda Ikeji is well known in the Nigerian Blogging industry for bringing the best and most recent Nigerian news and gossips, and has managed to transform her blog into a money-making venture that makes her raking millions a year.
She is probably Nigeria’s most successful blogger with Google ranking her as one of the most popular bloggers in the last 10 years.
Linda has been so successful that she launched her own social network called Linda Ikeji Social, an online streaming TV network called Linda Ikeji TV which she hopes will be compete at the same level as Netflix.
She spent more than $2 million of her own money on media platforms, and her video-on-demand (SVOD) TV network shows a variety of shows such as Oyinbo Wives of Lagos, King Tonto, Toyin Abraham: True & Bare, Life’s Lessons just to mention a few.
Her social network, which started in June 2018, has already attracted more than 160 000 subscribers to its platform.
Linda Ikeji’s Early Years…
Linda was born on September 19, 1980 in Imo State, Nigeria. She had a short modeling career and said that she only started blogging as a hobby in 2006 but took it seriously as a full-time business the following year.
She told Forbes Africa that she never had a career blogging plan, but wanted to pursue a career in TV journalism as a presenter or producer.
In 2018, she gave birth to a baby boy called Jayce Jeremi and celebrated his arrival at Instagram by buying a brand new Bentley Mulsanne for him, but we all know it’s going to be a long time before he even sits behind the wheel of that beauty.
Linda Ikeji’s Success…
Linda Ikeji’s blog was started in 2006 and has grown tremendously in Nigeria and abroad.
On average, her blog attracts more than 50 000 visitors a day, which translates to thousands of dollars a day, mainly from Google Adsense and Advertising Spaces, which she sells on her blog.
Linda Ikeji has been so successful in her blogging venture that she managed to buy top-of-the-range cars like her Infiniti SUV, Range Rovers and $300 000 Bentley.
Most people might be wondering how she manages to make all that money out of blogging, well, the answer is simple.
Since her blog attracts thousands of visitors every day, there are companies that are willing to pay a lot of money on her blog because of traffic figures, and that’s how she generates the money in the process.
Although it took about four years before Linda Ikeji started making any money from her blog, one thing we can learn from her is that you have to be patient and love doing what you’re doing in order to be successful.
In addition to her blog, she also runs a media company, event management and modeling agency. She has been named one of the top tech disruptors in Africa and has won many accolades for her impressive impact on the online media industry.
Linda Ikeji’s mansion…
Linda Ikeji purchased a mansion in the exclusive Banana Island area of Ikoyi for a reported N500 million plus amount in 2015.
The celebrity blogger took to twitter to clear all the speculation of the house price that was buzzing online.
Linda also shared some of the interiors of her 700m² mansion which includes 3 floors, 6 bedrooms en-suite, 2 living rooms, cinema room and a media room among other things.