Linda Ikeji , Celebrity Gossip Blogger,

  • Born in 1980 to a struggling Catholic family, the second of seven children.
  • Had developed a passion for writing by the age of 10, with interest in news
  • Was admitted to study English at  the University of Lagos to her disappointment, her preference being Mass Communication

but she decided to make the best of it.

  • At 17 years, worked doing odd jobs to support her university education – waitressing, ushering, modeling, bartending, none of which paid a lot.
  • In her second year of university, decided never to give her body in exchange for money in spite of her family’s inability to send money
  • Upon graduation in 2004, started Black Dove Communications – a modeling and events management company; recorded average success

Launched a magazine called, FM & B in 2006;  after two more editions, the magazine collapsed due to inadequate capital

  • In 2006, Bella Naija, another popular Nigerian blog, features an article  about Linda


  • Launched her now famous Linda Ikeji’s blog in 2006 gossiping and sharing materials which fascinated her readers.
  • By 2013, Linda Ikeji’s blog  averaged up between 50,000 and 150,000 daily visits from various countries.
  • In October 2014, Google took down Linda’s blog, accusing her of plagiarism.  The blog was later restored making the blog even more popular
  • Acquired 2 properties for her parents in 2014, a 5- bedroom duplex Surulere Lagos  (N100m) and completed a 7-Bedroom property in their village, Nkwerre within 6 months at the cost of N75m.

Reported to be worth N2.3bn..

recently acquired a N24 million Range Rover and a N600m Mansion In Banana Island, Lagos

  • As of 2015, her blog has grown to be one of the most-visited sites in Nigeria.
  • One of the most influential media persons in Nigeria
Kayode Osokoya

Kayode Osokoya

Kayode is an ACA, ACIT, SAP FICO and ORACLE Certified SQL & PL/SQL professional. He has 16+ years experience in financial services including financial industry, audit and business advisory work experience and has work experience with organisations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Akintola Williams Deloitte, First Securities Discount House and PHB Asset Management Ltd. With expertise in Audit & Business Assurance, Deal Structuring (Debt/Credits, Equity, Hybrid), Relationship Management, Product Development, he combines these with in-depth cross knowledge and expertise in Retail, Oil & Gas, Telecommunications, ICT, Manufacturing and Financial Services. He has been a volunteer facilitator at the Fate Foundation and Career Development Agency.

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