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Linda Ikeji’s Stories and Controversies!

March 12, 2015

Linda Ikeji has fast become a household name in blogging. She was born in Nigeria on the 6th day of September 1980 and she has distinguished herself since her birth till now as a seasoned entrepreneur, model, writer and blogger. One thing she is well known for is her rather controversial publication; she has quite a number of such to her credit.

Linda Ikeji was born in Imo State to a catholic family; she was actually raised as a Catholic. She had her university education at University of Lagos, Nigeria. While she was studying at the university, she got herself a part time employment as a waitress in a hotel. Aside this, she was also doing writing and modeling on part time basis.

When Lady Linda Ikeji graduated from the University of Lagos, she started a blog and the blog had become the heartbeat of news and information since 2006 when it was founded till today. She later switched over to hosting her blogging site in December of 2010. She started her blogging career on blogspot.com. Today, her blog ranks as one of the most visited in Nigeria and can also rub shoulders with many top flight blogs the world over.

As hinted earlier, Linda Ikeji is known for her many controversial online publications. She has a number of them registered on her blog. There was a time she made a controversial publication about well known actors and actresses, Funke Akindele, Tonto Dikeh, Djimon Honsou and even Mofe Damijo. Aside these actors and actresses, she had also thrown her jabs at several other actors and actresses.

If the truth must be told, her controversial stories are not limited to the entertainment world alone; they are all inclusive. Even politicians are not spared; she had a controversial publication on the well known Nigerian politician, Doyin Okupe, who is one of the Special Advisers to President Goodluck Jonathan. Mr. Doyin Okupe later put the story down as defamatory.

Controversial stories do have their side effects, so to speak. Due to the nature of the stories on her blog, Linda Ikeji’s blog was slammed shut on 8th of October 2014. It was however restored on October 10, 2014. The shutting down was traced to Google, but Google never gave any reason for such a shut down. The reopening 2 days later happened around midnight.

According to Google’s correspondent, Mr. Kola Ogunlade, Google does not take the issue of policy violation lightly since it can affect their user’s experience. According to him, any notification of policy-violating contents will prompt them to take drastic actions, including shutting down the offending blog.

Linda Ikeji had won several awards since she started blogging in 2006 till date. She also won such awards in several categories. In the Best Entertainment Blog of the year 2010 category, she won the award for Nigeria Blog Award (NBA). In the Best News or Magazine Blog category for 2010, she won the Nigeria Blog Awards. In the Biggest Gossip category, she also won the Nigeria Blog Award for 2010. She had been top flight since then till date.

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