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Monday, 7 November 2016

Yay! Linda Ikeji Social (LIS) featured on CNN

Our new social networking site www.lindaikejisocial.com just got a feature on CNN. Yay! Read the article below...
Love her or not, she's one of Africa's most famous news and gossip writers. Now she's hoping to take on Facebook with her very own social network, which she says hit 50,000 sign-ups on the first day.
Linda Ikeji, a former model from Lagos, Nigeria, says her social network, LIS (Linda Ikeji Social) has something others lack: a one-stop shop for everything online.
 
"About 30-40 million Nigerians are now online, and they go through so many sites," Ikeji told CNN.
"They go to Facebook for connecting with friends. They come to my blog to read the news. They buy and sell things and go to places like Nairaland where they exchange opinions."
Just six days in, the network has 86,000 followers. Within the next five years, Ikeji said she hopes to be the new Facebook.
 
"Facebook is my competition," said the businesswoman, who is famous for her tabloid reporting, which many have criticized for promoting gossip and lacking in credibility.
 
In 2014 her blog came under scrutiny amidst allegations of plagiarism and unfair usage of images which led to the blogging platform Blogger, run by Google, temporarily taking her website offline.

Paying the popular

Apart from her controversial ways, she differs from Facebook in another major way, however. Her plan is to pay people who gain a lot of followers on the site.

"Once they have 50,000 followers on their page, we will automatically start monetizing it. That means we will put our client's banners on the page and pay you a commission from what they pay us." 
 
The cash incentives are paid out to the so-called 'wallet' -- a section on the network where people add their bank account details.
 
It remains to be seen if anyone will hit that high. For now, she will pay out a weekly share of her advertising revenue to the most popular accounts, she says.
 
"Next week we are putting N20,000 ($63) each into 50 people's wallets," Ikeji said. 
 
The network also plans to pay users N8,000 (around $25) for original news content.
The aim of the business is to give back to the online community.
 
The strategy could mean good money for users, and the social network who gets help with attracting people to sign-up. A win win, she explains.
 
"Being on social networking sites make the (site) owners billionaires. You being on our site will make us money, but at the same time we will share some of that money with you."

A million dollar business

Ikeji is everywhere in the online sphere, with 1.32 million Twitter followers and 796,000 following her Instagram account.
 
It all started 10 years ago, when she was modeling, and came across a blog post about herself. "I liked it and I wanted to start my own blog."
 
Back then, blogs were more personal accounts of people's lives, she said. "I wanted something more interesting. I wanted to do gossip and news, and I gave them something different." 
 
Already a celebrity, it quickly drew a lot of readers.
 
"It was like a celebrity blog: people knew who I was and were very interested in what I had to say."
It seems to have worked. Today her blog has around 7 million page views per day and is especially popular with Nigerians living abroad in countries such as China, Dubai and the U.S., according to Ikeji.
 
"It's the number one blog in Nigeria," she says.
 
However popular and successful she claims to be, Ikeji continues to be controversial.
 
She says the criticism is mainly down to two things: Jealousy and the usual online critique famous people often endure.
"There are people who are jealous, because they don't understand how somebody can be so successful at something so many others are trying to do."
 
Others simply don't like what she does, but Ikeji seems unfazed.
"They may not agree with the way I do stuff. They will criticize and show their opinion, which is fine with me."

84 comments:

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Uju Phil said...

Awwww... Congratulations darling!

Iphie Abraham said...

Wow! Am super proud of u nd am happy to be on LIS. Remember to follow me guys,#Ify Abraham#










Lib addict#just passing#

BONARIO NNAGS said...

It can only get better Lindiway.
Linda Ikedarshian, from Nigeria to the world.




. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Obasi EBUKA MATTHEW said...

When will I be like you Linda when?

livingstone chibuike said...

Good lookin out to u linda

RareSpecie Z said...

Dope!!
Luv me some Linda.

DBANJ CRUSH said...

ooh Nwamma;,,carry on,,,pray to be like you somebody...u wil bubble till infinity

pam eucharia said...

Congratulations

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad zinalima said...

That is great. Cnn obama media Dogs freeborn hiss.sky is ur starting point but DAME LINDA BUT U HAVE A LOT OF WORKs TO DO ON UR LIS OOOOO. U are making ur enemies to commit suicide na ew freeborn wept. Ur enemies dey cry cause of ur house u now come add this one eww U DON KILL PERSONS OOOOO.
Please when did u sayN8,000 (around $25) for original news content huh? CNN DON HYPE U BE THAT OO noting do u bitch Cathy go THAT HAUSA FACEBOOK MUST GO DOWN SAYS FREEBORN.

















#sad indeed

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad zinalima said...

That is great. Cnn obama media Dogs freeborn hiss.sky is ur starting point but DAME LINDA BUT U HAVE A LOT OF WORKs TO DO ON UR LIS OOOOO. U are making ur enemies to commit suicide na ew freeborn wept. Ur enemies dey cry cause of ur house u now come add this one eww U DON KILL PERSONS OOOOO.
Please when did u sayN8,000 (around $25) for original news content huh? CNN DON HYPE U BE THAT OO noting do u bitch Cathy go THAT HAUSA FACEBOOK MUST GO DOWN SAYS FREEBORN.

















#sad indeed

Debbie Chelsea said...

Lovely... Lindodo I just love u..I'm really working hard to be richer than u..cos when I look at u ,I just have hope for the future

pam eucharia said...

Again,here z another congratulations

Abosede Ojuade said...

Linda I can't register oo

Bonita Bislam said...

Hahahaha CNN with their way of reporting tho.
Yayyy! Linda keep slaying

Ndubisi Tochukwu said...

Big ups linda... More blessings to xcome
Signed
LibBadBoy

Juliet Iwuno said...

Congrats dear. Linda take note!

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Yay! We'are going higher higher

Ndyoly said...

Go girl, you are indeed a girl that stops at nothing. Big ups, Linda.

EMERALD ALEX said...

KAI AUNTY LINDODO BIKO COME AND GIVE ME 100K NA..IT WILL GO A LONG WAY OOOOOOO SERIOUSLY IT WILL... THANKS

SDK MISTRESS said...

congratulations Linda

Racheal Ekonorue said...

Ok, who you epp Linda

Racheal Ekonorue said...

You placed advert for jobs, we applied and till today not even a response from you. Is it a scam? madam Linda

Ogbewe Godfrey said...

Congratulations girlfriend, more grease,

daniel ubong said...

Make u remember us o Linda,congratulations though! More strength.

Anonymous said...

Story.she pays only 1k.stingy runs woman.I just can't stand her!

Blessed said...

Congratulations Linda

Hyacinth Agomuo said...

Linda, this is a good news. Hard work recognized globally. Congratulations as you continue to blaze the thrill. No going back; higher and higher and higher. Kudos girl.

Jenny Anyabolu said...

I'm proud of you linda

RAPHAEL MR RAG AYUBA said...

This is just the beginning....

Onah Erochukwu said...

Hard working lady, jah bless~Nwa_Nsukka

PRESIDENT's DAUGTHER said...

Long over due congrats linda but u say na 8k is it nt 1k und dey pay? Which time e be 8k linlin no lie oo

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

We taking over!


...merited happiness

OSINANL said...

congrats Linda

Anonymous said...

Congrats Linda. Exporting Nigeria to the world. More here

Vivian Reginalds said...

yayyy
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

vinna saviour said...

Congrats Huni pie

sunday joy said...

Yay!!! Way to go. It can only get better. Congratulations dear

Anonymous said...

Linda Facebook is not your competition you are Facebook's competitor point of correction.

junia said...

Wow Linda u've done so well 4 uself. Congrats

Bridget Abanum said...

keep Shining Linda!!! you are wonderfully made.

% Your greatest fan %

Anonymous said...

Awwwww,go girl.
Good one lin.

Candy

Abanifi Ije said...

Congratulations

Gildazoe said...

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Loveth Best said...

Nice

Linda Ikeji's First Son said...

Well done Mama. You deserve all of these. More grease to your elbow. I love youuuuuuu

Helen Bature said...

Wow congrats....follow me on lindaikejisocial.com omoh Bature..let d fun begin...

christie benjamin said...

Congrats, honey....

Linda Chidex said...

Come Rain; Come Sunshine, Linda Ikeji is a Bae when it comes to blogging, her gists though controversial before is improving of recent, an instance can be seen from the way she avoided the 'beauty queen's story' cos there's no facts yet concerning that story. Abeg we are in Africa, if you do, people must talk, of you don't do anything, they will still talk. Just Row your Boat! ... Thumbs Up Linda Ikeji

Prof Prince said...

Sometimes I imagine that this lady is lucky, the other time I see a resolute and unbending person. I mean, you spark up the innate quest in me. The quest to be outstanding in all i do. 'Left' matter, babe you are good! Congratulobia.

Precious Ada said...

Yaaaaay! Congrats aunty Linda. LIS is lit indeed...God bless you ma for this wonderful platform you've created .

Anonymous said...

Chop kiss for this comment!

chisom ndukaife said...

Linda is on top of the World

Eby said...

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Anonymous said...

Linda how do we get d money na? I've even advertised ur social network via whatsapp and even created group. Just tell me how to win this cash I'm broke

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

Yay!!! Haters are gonna hate but LIB and LIS will continue to soar high!!


Long Live LIB and LIS

Luch said...

Congrats to u Lili, so proud of you

Anonymous said...

igbo kwenu

Eleojo Blessing said...

Thumbs up

Kaycee said...

now i understand why people are shouting follow follow on LIS

kunta said...

Big ups to u...Haters just stop these shit this babe is unstoppable!

Eazzy Pompey said...

Beauty plus money =Linda ikeji. I love you like craz

BMF for matured News said...

Good one! Linda is just in a world of her own. Nothing to surprise me anymore cos you are far above the sky.

Support me tooo I am an upcoming blogger

Visit my blog, click on the profile

Idyllic Prince said...

Me U had already signed up. I know that LIS is the next in thing. Haters can hug transformer

kayode odusanya said...

Nice one Linda. Let me go and get my account on your new social media site and see what's up on there.

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ogechi ekpe said...

Awwwww!greater heights,amen.

Anonymous said...

You look beautiful

Anonymous said...

you look beautiful

Amen said...

You look beautiful

dee boi said...

Let them talk those who know u know u jhare... dee

MyPersonalOpinion said...

Linda Carry go.. You are simply too much.. Free Excel tutorial
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Prize Okoli said...

LIS to the world!!
I'm just praying I'll be part of the lucky people that'll get the 20k

Anonymous said...

Linda, i visited the website and i must say it's cool. But there are some things to be considered. What of a scenario where somebody posts a story that some groups of people may not like? Is the saftey of that person guaranteed? Secondly, the person(s) who created the site should have made it possible for every registered member to have what is known as a "referral link" so that people they invite can be equally tracked. Just my opinion.

naijaXrated said...

Linda, i visited the website and i must say it's cool. But there are some things to be considered. What of a scenario where somebody posts a story that some groups of people may not like? Is the safety of that person guaranteed? Secondly, the person(s) who created the site should have made it possible for every registered member to have what is known as a "referral link" so that people they invite can be equally tracked. Just my opinion.

Nnenne George said...

Congrats Linda.

Plz add me on LIS @Nnenne George. Thank you in advance

Modesta Nwadiugwu said...

They don come....ndi afo ojoo

David Prince said...

I will say congrats to you Linda for the exposure CNN has given ur new brand via the interview but I completely detest their choice of words. They were even sarcastic at some points. They dwelt more on the negative... aside the direct quotes, nothing good was said.
I feel some sense of racism and hate.

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Frank Orji said...

Be yourself and not her. Let others wish dey were you. Imitation is limitation

Funmy Kemmy said...

Great. Keep the ball rolling.

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Anonymous said...

You no go come marry me now LINDA NWANYIOMA ? time dey go ooh, abi how far

Anonymous said...

This beautiful, daring and creative blogger keeps making news and is a sure motivator to numerous bloggers like me. Keep it coming dear. congrats!

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