Linda Ifeoma Ikeji popularly called Linda Ikeji is a Nigerian female celebrity, she is a very successful blogger, her blog www.lindaikejisblog.com is one of the most-ranked in Africa. Linda is a prolific writer, entrepreneur, and former model. In this post, i will talking about Linda Ikeji and everything you need to know about Linda Ikeji blog.
How old is Linda Ikeji?
Linda Ikeji was born on the 19th day of September 1980, she was 42 last September (2022). She hails from Nkwerre in Imo State, Nigeria. She was born into a Catholic family with a really humble background, specifically; Linda is the second child among the seven children of her parents.
Linda developed the habit of writing and made it a hobby at a very tender age of 10 years. She wrote fictions that were commended by her friends and family members at large. As she began to grow, she developed an undying passion for news, unlike most teenagers of her age, Linda Ikeji began listening to news, watching newscasters and interviews, and when she had the chance to study at the University in Lagos, Linda chose to study Mass Communication; but disappointedly, she was English Language instead.
To enable her support herself through school and reduce burden on her family, she started working at the age of 17, Linda did meager jobs such as waitress, ushering in occasions to modeling and bar-tending. However, none of these jobs paid much back then in the 90s.
Linda Ventured Modeling
Linda Ikeji as it were ventured into modeling career in 1998, and by 2005, she gave modeling. She began featuring as a fashion columnist for a struggling celebrity magazine, and after two years of toiling in the news room, she gave up that too. Have you read about Emma Watson $85 Million Net Worth and Biography 2022
While still studying in University of Lagos, Linda came into entertainment as a determined model. She thereafter modeled for numerous brands such as: ‘Rose of Sharon’ label, owned by former President of the Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria (FADAN) and Nigerian billionaire and oil mogul, Folorunsho Alakija, and in some of the most fascinating fashion shows in the country back then. She was at ECOFEST, she also has done some outdoor advertisements.
Linda once revealed and said: “I’d run off from lectures in so many occasions to a hotel and sell beer from 1 pm until 10 pm. I did this for a few months. It wasn’t easy at all, but I had to survive”.
Linda Started Magazine Publishing
Upon rounding up her University education in 2004, she labored so hard to crack into the Journalism trade by introducing her media company which she named “Black Dove Communications”, it was an event management outfit and modeling agency.
According to Linda, the name “Black Dove” was inspired by Silverbird, which happens to be a name and also a bird. Secondly, it was inspired by the fact that dove is her most favorite and beloved bird, and her best and favorite color is black as you will always find her wearing black outfits.
Modeling became Linda’s comfort zone and remained therein; she chose to be behind camera by managing an agency, signing up models, training them and getting them jobs instead of being in front of the camera as most of her colleagues will happily do.
Linda’s Journey Into Blogging
Linda Ikeji’s blogging episode began in the year 2006 and co-incidentally and luckily for Linda, another popular Nigerian blog named Bella Naija, posted a story about Linda Ikeji, and for the first time, Linda started seeing a new opportunity to take her writing to the world at large.
In 2007, Linda Ikeji ventured into blogging in full force; she created www.lindaikeji.blogspot.com where she shares things that fascinated her with her readers. In 2012, about 5 years afterward, her blog has grown into one of the most visited blogs in the country of Nigeria and Africa. Tens of Thousands trooped into her site on a daily basis for news, entertainment, celebrity gist, celebrities gossip and lots more.
Linda once said: “I was receiving about 200 visits daily, and for me back then, it was a great deal, sincerely. Now I’m receiving like 50,000 visits daily from about 180 countries around the world.” www.lindaikeji.blogspot.com is now redirected to www.lindaikejisblog.com.
It took Linda Ikeji about four whole years of dedicated hard work before she could start making good money from her blogging career and till date.
She also revealed and said: “I never for once even thought that I could make money from blogging. I didn’t begin blogging with the frame of mind that someday I would really make money from it. As a matter of fact, it never even crossed my mind. I never said to myself that, OK let me start blogging now and maybe in five years time, I would begin to see the dividends.
How Linda Started Making Money
According to Linda, she never anticipated that making good money from blogging would ever happen at all. In 2008 – 2009, Linda began placing free ads on her blog, she was the one asking her blog readers to please give het their ads to place in her blog for them free of charge.
Surprisingly in 2010, people began asking her about her advert rates and she was like ‘seriously?’ She didn’t even understand what it was back then until she asked a few persons and they told her their own advert rates, and BOOM! That was how it all started for her.”
So far Linda Ikeji has purchased various brand new cars of her dream, she started with a 2008 Toyota Camry that she bought in 2011 or thereabout.
She said: ‘‘I’ve been dreaming about this car ever since I saw it two years ago, and I was finally able to pay for it two days ago, after making savings for nearly four months. The most exciting part is that I have a blog to show it off. At least now some people go no say my ‘levels don change’.
Recall that Linda also obtained an Infinity FX 35 SUV costing over N8 million. A very sweet child to her parents, she acquired a multi-million 5-bedroom duplex for her parents in Surulere, Lagos-Nigeria.
At a point, Linda Ikeji blog started having over 1 million unique visitors each month when some really controversial stories were posted on her blog, and that brought the much awaited recognition and large income. In August 2012, Linda was described as a success and a case study for the business of blogging by Forbes Africa.
Linda’s Love Life and Husband
Linda had some time ago said “My ideal man must be a decent guy, God fearing, very good looking and must be able to support what I do.” According to Linda, she can never date a man younger than she is, but can marry a man who doesn’t earn as much as she does.
Her reasons- “How many young men out there actually make the kind of money I make? If I am waiting for a man who earns more than I do, I might perhaps be doing so for a very long while. There are a lot of guys who earn more than me, but if I come across a man who earns lesser than myself, it is fine by me, as long as he has his own money. But not like a guy who has no job, no, that will never happen.”
Finally, she did found her dream man and got engaged in early 2018. The Fiancé is said to be a former boyfriend who got reconnected after many years apart. His name is Tolu, a returnee from the United States of America. Read also the amazing Latest Jennifer Lopez Net Worth, Biography and Lifestyle 2022
How Much Does Linda Make from Blogging?
Linda’s blog which receives well over 150,000 visitors each day is a top shot for online advertisers these days and for others longing to draw web traffic to their sites. It is really funny to know that comments on Linda’s blog can be very controversial and very interesting than the post itself thereby attracting many more visitors.
Linda Ikeji’s blog has gained more trust in online advertisement to the point that companies and banking industries cannot take their eyes off Linda Ikeji’s blog as a way to reach their audience through placing banner ads, For years now Guaranty Trust Bank and Globacom Limited (Glo) has placed a sidebar ad worth 1 million naira monthly.
It is believed that Linda Ikeji blog makes a regular sum of over N50m every month from adverts coming from several individuals, brands and online ad networks, and this has made her the highest earning blogger in Africa today. Indeed, blogging has really fetched Linda the popularity, and comfort she has dreamed about.
1. Direct Adverts
• Lead board (Header Ads) – N950,000 x 2 = N1,900,000 monthly
• Sidebar ads (Top) – N500,000 x 2 = N1,000,000 monthly
• Sidebar ads (All site wide) – N400,000 x 30 = N12,000,000 monthly
• Sponsored posts – N50,000 x 2 = N100,000 daily x 30 = N3,000,000 monthly.
• Page branding (Site takeover) = N1,600,000 monthly
Total revenue from direct adverts = N19.5 million monthly.
2. Adsense Revenue
To enable us calculate the Adsense earning, we must have to understand the daily traffic stats which are as follows:
Linda Ikeji blog is currently receiving more than 500,000 daily page views. And from our known Adsense daily stats (CTR = 0.98 and CPC = 0,45) we have calculated thus:
Click Through Rate (CTR) = 500,000/100 = 5,000 x 0.98 = 4,900 clicks daily
Total Revenue Daily = Cost per Click (CPC) x Click Through Rate (CTR)
That is: 4,900 x 0.45 = $2,205 daily.
Therefore, Monthly Adsense Revenues = $2,205 x 30 = $66,150 (N12,237,750) monthly
From the above calculations, you have seen and can conclude that Linda Ikeji is earning around N31,737,750 monthly.
Therefore, with the information above, it is now easy for us to arrive at Linda’s current net worth. We engage the services of our in house web traffic appraisal expert who used aftermarket metrics and the above monthly earning to calculate the worth of LindaIkejiBlog.com to be $15 million.
Her newly launched Linda Ikeji Media is another factor to consider. The outfit includes YouTube and TV channels, Video productions, Internet TV, and other aspects of entertainment with investment worth of around $25million. Therefore, Linda Ikeji net worth is estimated to be $15 million + $25million totaling $40 Million.
Linda Ikeji’s Controversies Issues
As a way of life is, Linda Ikeji has had her own fair share of criticism, as is the case with the world of success. Lots of person’s have criticized her, saying her blog promotes big time rumors. She was once accused by popular Nigerian celebrities for snooping into their private affairs, and this she has publicly denied. Her success in the world of blogging has even propelled her sister to create her own blog.
Honestly, Linda Ikeji is quite a humble person, she is unrelenting, very hardworking and a role model to lot of youths today, and with very many dreaming to be successful just likes her.
Linda Ikeji Net Worth
Talking about Linda Ikejis’ net worth, we are not just going to mention figures, we are going to tell you exactly how her income comes, and how we arrived at the figures so that your mind will be put to rest.
Linda Ikeji’s Acquisitions
Linda Ikeji Cars
Linda Ikeji loves a Luxurious lifestyle, recall that on her 40th birthday which was 19th of September 2020, she gifted herself 35 female outing bags and a 2016 Range Rover Autobiography worth over ₦63 million.
On the 3rd of February, 2011, the Blogger announced on her blog the acquisition of a 2011 Model Infiniti Fx35. The car was reported to have been acquired for N8million.
2008 Toyota Camry
Linda’s 2014 Range Rover Sport was a birthday gift to herself. The purchase of the SUV set her N24 million backwards.
Linda Ikeji in 2016 purchased the Limited Edition of 2016 Range Rover Autobiography estimated at about $200,000, (N90M), which was an upgrade from her old car, which was a 2014 Range Rover Sport.
In 2018 Linda Ikeji acquired Bentley Mulsanne worth N108M for his son, Even though he is barely a week old.
Linda Ikeji House
Linda took to her blog to share the news with her fans that she bought a luxury Mansion in Banana Island, Ikoyi, The house is on 3 floors consisting of 6 en-suite bedrooms, a master suite with a separate walk-in closet/dressing room and a massive bathroom suite. It also has 2 living rooms, media room, cinema room, gym room, laundry room, a fully fitted kitchen, with a large pantry.
Also in the house are two-room boys-quarters, a gatehouse, swimming pool, waterfall wall, changing room, cabana, and amazing water view.