Linda Ikeji and 10 Top celebrities who had issues with her
Celebrity blogger Linda Ikeji has in the course of doing her job stepped on many celebrities’ toes. The concerned celebrities have also in turn taken their anger out on her with the latest being Wizkid
A host of celebrities like Davido and Olamide are supporting Wizkid in his messy fight with Ikeji over his Lekki home eviction story Ikeji wrote.
For Wizkid and the celebrity blogger Linda Ikeji, it has been a back to back fight over stories Ikeji wrote about the Afro pop singer which he feels is affecting the Wizkid brand. He had called for a meeting between the two of them to resolve issues but Ikeji turned him down.
The first time they had issue in 2016 was when Ikeji broke the news of Wizkid’s second baby mama Binta Diallo giving birth to the star boy’s alleged second son. The two fell out again when Linda broke the story of Wizkid’s eviction from his Lekki home, which he claimed to own. Wizkid will not take this easy as he went on to say dirty things about the celebrity blogger.
2. Toke Makinwa
Popular OAP and Vlogger, Toke Makinwa clashed with Linda Ikeji in 2012 when she revealed on air that the celebrity blogger wasn’t a role model or one to be followed. “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 slept with men just to get ahead in life.
In 2013, 9ice called out Linda Ikeji and told 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.
” In his latest single titled At The Moment, 9ice called out Linda Ikeji . He sang: “At the moment I want more prosperity I dey feel like Linda Ikeji, many money wey dey come from Dasuki.”
4. Pastor Chris Okotie
The Household of God church pastor, Chris Okotie in 2013 tasted the bitter pill of Linda Ikeji’s gossip when she wrote that Pastor Chris supports Christians having tattoos. She earned the wrath of the pastor who released a press statement that the blogger uses her blog platform to promote satanic agenda through falsehood.
Pastor Chris Okotie said: “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.
5. Funke Akindele
In 2015, Nigerian actress Funke Akindele came up with her study of law to the fore when she threatened to sue Linda Ikeji if she does not delete a story she posted about her in 24 hours.
In the said story Ikeji put up, Ikeji claimed an Instagram picture on Akindele’s page was a slight on fellow actress Toyin Aimakhu who was having issues with her marriage to her estranged husband, Adeniyi Johnson. Ikeji had since stopped publishing anything on Funke Akindele since then.
6. Tonto Dikeh
Controversial Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh had also taken Linda Ikeji to the cleaners over the stories she usually write about her. Dikeh claimed Ikeji never report abput her success but negative things about her.
7. Susan Peters
In March 2012, Linda Ikeji wrote an article about Nollywood actress Susan Peters acquiring an expensive blackberry phone. The actress in turn lashed back at her.
8. Jim Iyke
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”. This generated lots of negative comments on her blog which annoyed Nollywood bad boy Jim Iyke who apparently does not like Linda Ikeji’s style.
He did not spare her a moment. Iyke took to his Twitter handle to reply Linda. He tweeted: “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!”
YBNL boss Olamide Adedeji had issues with Linda Ikeji in 2014 when the blogger broke a story about him expecting a baby with longtime girlfriend. The news didn’t go well with Olamide and he called her out, saying she does not post his works but would rather post gossip about him. The rapper latter gave Linda Ikeji a stern warning in a series of posts via his Twitter handle.
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 consolations for victims of the social media mob like Okotie and others who are suffering in silence .The days of the jackals are surely numbered.”