Media Mogul, Linda Ikeji has voiced out her regrets for not giving men chance” at early stage of her life to get her pregnant.She said;
Wish I were younger…would get pregnant every year for the next four years back to back! Lol. It’s been such an amazing experience so far. #Joy!”
This is a clear sign of warning for younger women who claim to be feminists when things are not quite going their way, learn from Linda before its too late.
Linda Ikeji (born Linda Ifeoma Ikeji; 19 September 1980)is a Nigerian news carrier blogger, writer, entrepreneur and former model. She is best known for her blog. She is the highest paid blogger in Nigeria
Ikeji was born and raised in a Catholic family from Nkwerre, Imo State. She is the second child. She began writing at the age of 10. She finished secondary school at the age of 17 and, at 18, enrolled at the University of Lagos, where she studied English language.
I love children so much. I'm particularly obsessed with babies. I grew up in a compound with a lot of neighbours and believe it or not, as a teenager/young woman, I was the unofficial resident babysitter. I swear, ask my siblings. I literally carried all the newborn babies born in that compound at a period of time until they grew up to a certain age. Their mums used to come drop the babies at our house whenever they were tired or wanted to go out, this was, of course, to the annoyance of my family..lol. . The first baby I carried was a boy named Makoba (wonder where he is now, this was about 20yrs ago). From the first day I carried him, I didn’t want to let him go. So every time I had free time, and his mum hadn’t brought him to me, I would walk two floors up, knock on his family’s door and ask them if they wanted me to take the child off them for a while. I was always happy when they said yes. After him other mums started dropping their kids with me. . Back then my sisters and I used to take turns to cook every day of the week. So whenever it was my turn to cook and I was babysitting and they insisted I go cook, I’d tell my sisters to either hold the baby for me so I could go cook or they go cook. They always chose the latter. Lol. . Then my siblings started having children & I started to feel more joy. These were no longer neighbours’ or friends’ children, these were my nephews and nieces. My family! And carrying them brought me even more joy. If I was planning to go out and I heard my beautiful nephews and niece were coming over to the house, most times, I change plans and just stay home with them. There's no greater joy for me than being around them . So now imagine soon I will look down at a baby, and it won’t be a neighbor’s child, a friend’s child, a sister’s child, but my own child, my own flesh and blood, carried in my womb. My own son. It’s surreal. I can’t get over it. . . Dear son, you are my greatest dream realized and I can't wait to meet you! I plan to be one of the best mums the world has ever seen. Thanks for choosing me ❤ . Sometimes I wonder what he will look like. His dad is tall, dark and handsome and I'm cute too so fingers crossed ??
To assist her family and support herself through school, she had part-time jobs as a waitress, model and writer.Ikeji graduated from the University in 2004. In 2006, she started blogging as a hobby. At that time, the internet was not as prominent in Nigeria and she had to make her posts at a cybercafé
Blogger Linda Ikeji will become a mother for the first time in few days and the 37 year old Linda who is already in Atlanta with her mom expecting her bundle of joy has revealed that her son would be called ‘Baby J’.
What is confusing about the name is that, what J means is still a mystery it can be Joseph, James, John, we have to wait and see. And there is a report that the blogger is already being called Mama J by close family members.
In August 2012, Forbes Africa dedicated itself to celebrating African women that month’s issue. In that issue, Forbes profiled Africa’s 20 Most Prominent Women and the issue featured profiles on two young Nigerian women: Linda Ikeji, as well as Chibundu Onuzo.
Linda Ikeji was the biggest Google Search trend in Nigeria for 2014. The name Linda Ikeji was the most searched item by users of Google in Nigeria Ikeji was interviewed by BBC on their Focus on Africa programme. The interview aired on 25 September 2012.
On August 8, 2018, Linda Ikeji was among eminent personalities drawn from different countries across multiple disciplines who were conferred with Honorary Doctorate Degree from Trinity International University in Georgia for her outstanding job in Business and Media in Africa.[ Others conferred includes Steve Egboro, Nigerian filmmaker and event manager, Chairman Daily Times Newspaper, Dr. Fidelis Anosike, Dr. Obeahon Ohiwerei, GMD/ CEO of Keystone Bank Limited, renowned lawyer Mike Ozekhome and few others