Nigeria’s richest blogger, Linda Ikeji, reflected on how God changed her status from Mushin to Banana Island in a recent interview with Encomium.
A lot of people want to know how you got your wealth?
From blogging! A thousand percent is from blogging. I don’t do any other thing. There is so much money to be made from blogs that people do not know.
How many staffers do you have?
I have over 30. Last month was the first time I paid a lot of people. I was like, I could have kept this
whole money for myself but it is part of expansion and growth.
Do you think you court controversy or just misunderstood?
I don’t go out of my way to look for controversy maybe I am being misunderstood. I am a blogger and a business woman; I have to go out of my way to look for gossip for my readers. I don’t want anybody to fail. I don’t wish anybody evil.
How did you feel when Kemi said you took money from Dasuki?
I have never denied it. The reason I never said anything about it was because it was overwhelming. Someone called me and said I should calm down. The person said people have not come to terms with the fact that I bought such a property. Before the whole stuff started, I have never heard of the man’s name. The only money I collected from any APC or PDP was for advert. I know I am not guilty of anything. If not, EFCC would have come for me by now.
When people say such things, I understand where they are coming from. Those who are not into online business will not know how it works. It is only those into online business that know I can buy two of that house.
What will happen to your house when you get married?
My parents would live there. I live with all my family now – my parents and my sisters.
Can you tell us how you felt the day you bought your house?
I was extremely happy. I couldn’t believe it. From Mushin to Surulere to Banana Island. I think you have only one life to live. My dream was a luxurious house and I said if I could afford it, I would get it. It was such an amazing day for me.