Blogger and socialite, Linda Ikeji, has announced that she is a speaker at the Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit in South Africa. The 38-year-old revealed this with a series of pictures posted via Instagram on Thursday.
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I'm in Durban, South Africa for the Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit and to also sign a production deal for LITV. I am so excited about the future of LITV. For those of you who have never visited lindaikeji.tv, not to worry, one day, you will be obsessed with the platform. Just watch! ? . Meanwhile I'm one of the speakers at the Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit and I am a nervous wreck. Lol. Over the years I've been invited to speak across the globe on women in business in Africa, entrepreneurship, blogging and its phenomenon in Africa, women in media in Africa etc, but I never attended. Mostly because the thought of standing or sitting in front of an audience to speak is nerve wrecking for me. I'd rather avoid it. Lol. And secondly, I hate flying. You better pray you dont sit next to me on a plane…lol. But since Jayce came into my life, I've been feeling different. Now I want to travel the world because of him to open his mind to all the possibilities. I want to show him the world, one country at a time. ❤. So I'm going to be doing more of these speaking engagements going forward.. among other things. Life is great! Hope you're living your dreams too. ??
“Meanwhile I’m one of the speakers at the Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit and I am a nervous wreck, and secondly, I hate flying. You better pray you dont sit next to me on a plane…lol. But since Jayce came into my life, I’ve been feeling different. Now I want to travel the world because of him to open his mind to all the possibilities. I want to show him the world, one country at a time,” she later added.
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Interview with SABC to talk about the Forbes Leading Women's Summit. . When I got to the studio, they said please head to hair and make up and I said nah, that's been done already. I flew my hair stylist and make up artist all the way from Nigeria. Her name is Linda Ikeji. ???.
Linda Ikeji’s blog is apparently her biggest venture. After graduation, Ikeji started blogging in 2006. She became an active blogger in 2007 using a blogger sub-domain lindaikeji.blogspot.com and later obtained her domain www.lindaikejisblog.com. On August 22, 2016, on her blog, she announced the creation her online TV network, Linda Ikeji TV alongside other brands she was establishing. Linda Ikeji TV airs a variety of programmes ranging from talk shows, reality shows, TV series to Movies. The Network both produces some of its programmes and also buys TV contents.
Linda Ikeji also ventured into online radio broadcasting. The station is operated from the Linda Ikeji Media Office. Some of its programmes are broadcast live on Linda Ikeji TV. Linda Ikeji launched a social networking platform named Linda Ikeji Social on the domain name LindaIkejiSocial.com.
Ikeji runs a non-profit project themed “I’d rather be self made; No thanks”. In her interview with HipTV, she revealed that through the project, she assists young girls aged 16–25 who have great business ideas and are willing to venture into entrepreneurship. She gave out the sum of NGN10,000,000 in the Phase 1 of the project.
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.
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