It must have been such an exciting news for Linda to hear she topped the list of 10 most influential women in Nigeria 2016 for VL Magazine. And yea she proudly announced that in her blog:  “Yay! I topped VL magazine’s Most Influential Women in Nigeria 2016 list.”

Linda beat Folorunsho Alakija, one of the richest women in the world and the richest woman in Africa, Mo Abudu, one of Africa’s most successful women, and Nigerian songstress, Tiwa Savage to clinch the number one position of being the most influential woman in Nigeria for the year 2016.

In her own words, “Awww, so honoured! The part of affecting people’s lives positively is the one that gladdens my heart the most,” Linda said. She didn’t stop there, she added that she would be doing a lot of reach out this year.

In a statement by VenturesAfrica in this post: “While being number one on the list is subjective to the publication, especially as the metric for the index is unknown, the blogger turned media and social media entrepreneur is deservingly one of Nigeria’s most influential women. Linda is one of the pioneers of blogging in Nigeria, an activity she picked up as a past time and has developed in the last decade to become one of Africa’s foremost news or gossip site, however you choose to describe it, with a market value of over one billion naira.”

You should read the story of Linda and how she started from a humble beginning to what we know today as the most influential woman in Nigeria. In a country of over 170 million people, that is no small achievement! has described her as one of the richest self-made female entrepreneur in the country. Read her very inspiring story here.

Lind Ikeji’s story is truly inspiring and it only remind us that there is enough space t the top for any woman who is willing to pay the price, with hard work, lot s of belief in herself and trust in God.

We at Mum2Mum join the rest of  Nigeria to say, Congratulations. You go girl!


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