The name Linda Ikeji needs no introduction in Africa’s internet ecosystem, she has paid her dues and she’s living her dream life at her half a billionaire mansion in Banana Island of Lagos State.
Linda Ikeji is smart, highly focused and passionate about her work while speaking with CNN‘s correspondent early this year, Ms. Ikeji says she wants to be the Oprah Winfrey of Africa.
The noted Nigeria media entrepreneur Linda started as a model before owning her own modeling agency company, but miraculous she forges her way to success with gossip blogging, and now she’s on a mission of owning one of Nigeria’s biggest private TV stations and online streaming service with Linda Ikeji TV.
“One of the things that drive a business to succeed is passion and I am so passionate about what I do,” she says. “People like gossip because it is extremely personal,” she says. “They like honesty, how real it is, how human…
For over years, Linda’s blog site becomes the TMZ of Africa, as millions of readers were entertaining with several exclusive gossip gist about their favorite celebrity star and society personality. This strategy made her platform becomes Number 1 African internet newspaper, and revenue keeps coming in for her every time readers stumble upon her platform.
In coming weeks, Linda will be bringing VH1 Type Reality TV Programming shows to Nigeria and the rest of the African continent, the reality shows includes Oyinbo Wives of Lagos, Gidi Girls, King Tonto, Toyin Abraham: True and Bare, Ajegunle With Love, Football Wives, Ex-girlfriends of Nigerian Entertainers, Made In Gidi, Magodo Mums and their single friend, Ice Prince: Rise and Grind, Annabel: My life as a former Nigerian stripper, Highway Girls of Eko (a show on real life prostitutes) and TV shows such as Leading Ladies Africa, Verified, Double Trouble, Gossip Court, The Report Card, Bars, Phenomenons, Classics, and TV series such as Igwe Must Hear This and The Paranormal House on Brown Road.
According to one of her latest blog post, Linda reported that she’s launching her own online streaming service which will launch on May 22nd, 2018, like that of American streaming platform Netflix for Africa.
But Ikeji wants to do much more than gossip blogging or owning a media empire. She wants to inspire other young girls to believe in themselves.