Linda Ikeji is without an ounce of doubt Nigeria’s most successful blogger and she continues to maintain her position unchallenged.
Linda Ikeji didn’t get to the level she is right now without some form of drama or confrontations from celebrities over stories they feel was wrong for her to post without confirming or just clear grievances from comments emanating from her blog readers on her posts.
Linda Ikeji was in the news over the weekend when Wizkid called her out for publishing an exclusive story about how he was on the verge of being kicked out from his Lekki apartment.
In the light of this, we have decided to bring you a list of top celebrities that have had issues with Linda Ikeji over the past years.
YBNL boss, Olamide Adedeji and Linda Ikeji went out against each other in 2014 when the blogger posted a story about him expecting a baby with longtime girlfriend.
The news didn’t go well with Olamide and he decided to call her out, revealing that she doesn’t post his materials but would rather post gossip about him.
The rapper gave Linda Ikeji a stern warning in a series of posts via his Twitter page. The YBNL boss announced his hatred for the top blogger in 2014 when Ikeji posted a story of the rapper expecting a baby from his longtime girlfriend. Olamide did not like this news at all. He went on Twitter and went in on Linda Ikeji hard.
2. Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD)
Nollywood actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo and Linda Ikeji fell out 2012 when she revealed that he built a multi-million naira mansion home which cost N250million and the reports didn’t go well with the actor turned politican.
Richard Mofe-Damijo decided to respond to her and wrote this below:
It has been brought to my attention that one Linda Ikeji character who I understand is a gossip has put up a story about my N250m (ordinarily I will never dignify her type with a response but with the calls, texts & bbms I hv received I’d like to sound a warning to her (Ikeji) to desist from fabricating stories about me & get a life, knowing the worth of a property is not rocket science & If you find a dignified career path & work hard at it you will be too busy & successful to spread unfounded lies about people.
The actor and Linda have since put their beef behind them.
Ayo Balogun popularly known as Wizkid is one of the few celebrities that have had a back to back diss with the blogger.
Linda Ikeji’s beef detailed back to a long time ago when she posted some news about the ‘Star Boy’ which clearly didn’t go down with him.
According to Linda Ikeji, the singer wanted to have a meeting with her over how he doesn’t like that she posts news that affects his brand to the world, Linda Ikeji said she denied the meeting with him and he has not been cool with her since then.
The two fell out again as Linda posted an exclusive story about how he was about to get kicked out of his Lekki home, which he claimed to own, but Linda revealed it was a lie. The singer went on to bash her and call her old and ugly and more.
Linda clapped hard back at him by calling him little while spilling more dirty secrets about him.
4. Toke Makinwa
“I don’t think Linda Ikeji is a role model. She’s a gossiper, She sells gossip” said Toke Makinwa .
The blogger clapped back with a long and detailed post of how she has never had se’x with men just to get ahead in life. Toke Makinwa responded to Ikeji’s revelation in an interview with 360nobs where she said:
“I’m not the person who will come on here and give you ‘I was once a girl who had no shoes, who never dated anyone, and now I help the guy on Ajose- Adeogun to pay his school fees.’ What I do for people who come up to me to ask me for help or come up to me to ask me to inspire them is between myself and the person.”
9ice sometime in 2013 decided to call out Linda Ikeji and other bloggers collectively when he asked her not to post his music material without his permission.
9ice said: “I will kill… I will fight anybody that dares put my song on the Internet for free!,where was Linda Ikeji when I was out with my first album, Linda Ikeji who are you, I don’t even know her, Linda Ikeji if you are expecting a dime from me, fa fa foul, You pay me before you upload my music.”
6. Jim Iyke
Nollywood actor and bad boy, Jim Iyke in 2013 fell out when the popular blogger posted a story about her and he didn’t find it funny at all.
On January 19, 2013 Linda posted a photo of Jim Iyke with the caption
‘Every time I write about this dude he comes after me on Twitter, but I must do my job na…lol.
Nice Jim Iyke who obviously dislikes Linda Ikeji’s style didn’t spare her a moment.
The thing that Jim Iyke got totally pissed off due to some abusive comments the post generated.
The actor took to his Twitter page to reply Linda and here is what he said:
It’s my handle and my space. I do wit it wtf I pls. If dat hermophrodite witch LINDA n her lame employees dt like it then hug a transformer!
7. Yemi Osunkoya
Popular fashion designer, Yemi Osunkoya fell out with Linda Ikeji over when she posted about the worth of Annie Idibia’s wedding dress. Although the post was taken down.
Contrary to the media claim that Yemi Osunkoya designed a 7,000 -Pound sterling wedding gown for Annie Macaulay Idibia, the designer has bluntly denied the reports and slammed popular blogger Linda Ikeji for the false news.
The Popular UK based designer Yemi Osunkoya of House of Kosibah poured out his anger via his tweets hours ago saying “It’s much more than a typo.
It’s a statement saying I made it AND quoting a price that will irk her readers!
See tweet below:
@lindaikeji Linda PLEASE get your facts right. I did not make Anne Idibia/ Macauley’s dress as you’ve stated in your blog.
8. Yemi Solade
Popular Nollywood actor, Yemi Solade called out Linda Ikeji after she posted some family photos he shared via his Facebook page.
In an interview the actor said:
I posted pictures on Facebook and some funny Nigerians began writing stories from my pictures. I have to mention Linda Ikeji. It’s not fair. I don’t know whether she’s married or has children. I posted pictures on my Facebook wall for my contacts alone and Linda is not one of them.
I know that national assembly is working on these things; some of them will rot in jail. A guy was picked up not too long ago, I’m sure you know his name. I don’t want to mention his name. He spent time behind bars because he slandered me two years ago on a story he didn’t verify.
A big man in the bank had to bring down the hammer on him but I don’t have time for that.
9. Leke Adeboye
Leke Adeboye who found the news hilarious because at the time she posted the news of the pregnancy, they had already welcomed their child.
He took to his twitter page to blast her saying her source was slow.
10. Susan Peters
Linda wrote an article about Susan Peters acquiring an expensive blackberry phone at the time and this didn’t go well with the actress who in turn lashed back at her.
11. Pastor Chris Okotie
The pastor went ahead to reveal that the blogger uses her blog platform to promote satanic agenda through falsehood.
In a message sent out by Pastor Okotie’s publicity at the time, read it below:
As you read this, a causal remark made by Rev Okotie in response to a parishioner’s question on the propriety of Christians having tattoos was twisted to portray the man of God as endorsing the untoward practice.
One Linda Ikeji used her blog to promote this falsehood When a refutal was sent to her, she refused to publish it because invariably it would call to question the credibility of her medium which enjoys considerable following because it is one of those mills whose offering is consumed by the gullible public. In a craze to stay popular on the web and maintain a huge following, bloggers like this often do not bother to ascertain the veracity of stories before publishing. They get away with this professional misconduct because they are not bound by any ethical standard; all they care about is money made from inflicting untold injuries on the integrity of credible citizens. This is the down side of the social media.
But ultimately, purveyors of falsehood do not last because conscience is an open wound that only truth can heal. You may fool the people some of the time but you cannot fool them all the time.
One day monkey will go to the market and will not return, is a local adage. That should be the consolation for victims of the social media mob like Okotie and others who are suffering in silence .The days of the jackals are surely numbered.
12. Tonto Dikeh
Actress Tonto Dikeh in her controversial days of no nonsense took a swipe at Linda Ikeji. She took a swipe at blogger Linda Ikeji after Linda posted a Facebook comment on her blog that was reportedly from Dikeh. Tonto Dikeh has now revealed that the Facebook account is fake. She also lashes out at the blogger.
See her posts to Linda below-
13. Funke Akindele
Funke Akindele threatened to sue Linda Ikeji if she didn’t delete a story she posted about her under 24 hours in 2015.
In the post, Ms. Ikeji suggested that an Instagram picture on Ms. Akindele’s page was intended as a slight on fellow actress, Ms. Aimakhu, who was at that time rumored to have separated from her husband, Adeniyi Johnson.
According to Ms. Ikeji, the two actresses had previously fallen out and Ms. Aimakhu had “shaded” Ms. Akindele over the latter’s 2014 divorce.
Ms Akindele, through her management, said thanks to Ms. Ikeji’s blog post, she was exposed to “cynical comments and hasty judgements”.
“(The post has portrayed) Funke Akindele ’s brand in bad light,” her management said. “It has promoted unhealthy rivalry where there is none.”
Linda Ikeji had stop covering news on Funke Akindele since then.