Laura Ikeji- Her bold & purposeful steps away from her sister’s shadow


She recently shared an inspiring video to her one million followers; According to her, “After graduating from Unilag, I became confused on what to do or how to go about my life.  I wanted to be my own boss but I didn’t know how to go about it, things didn’t go as planned and everyone tagged me as unserious especially since I would spend my time on Facebook and Twitter”


At a point I began to doubt myself, I was confused, I was scared, bitter and angry. People would bash me, talk down on me, insult me on social media…say things like “I’m only comfortable because of my sister” but one day I spoke to myself, I decided to break out, break out from the shackles of confusion, fear and bitterness. I decided to break out from my sister’s shadow

Laura Ikeji did try her hands on a number of things 

She tried  the Laura Ikeji reality Show

Then a fashion blog named – Hey Laura !

The more she tried to do her own thing, the more people bashed her; For using bleaching cream, some called her a Tranny.

“Then I discovered Instagram; which has turned out to be the biggest highlight of my life and career”

Initially, she wanted to use Instagram as a place to keep her photos safe. but then she started earning likes and shares to her photos. she also gained more followers.  Laura Ikeji then took Instagram seriously, uploading almost 10 photos on a daily basis. she also attempted to entertain her fan-base by dancing and generally doing fun stuff.

With 1 million followers on her social network, she earns some cool cash endorsing brands on her Instagram page.
There are a good number of ads on her Insta page at any given time.

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Riding on her Insta-famous situation she wrote a book;

She also has a store which is feeding off the success of her Instagram page ; Laura Ikeji Gang. It is an outlet were fashion designers could sell their stuff;  her store is also a huge success. 

When she had a meet & greet at Ikeja City mall, the crowd that rushed out to meet her is a testament to her success story. and of course, there is her perfume- “incomplete”  a perfume brand she co-owns with her husband

Now she is so paid- she has a word for all her haters

On people who say she does too much– you cannot do too much on social media, I sold my book in less than 24 hours just because I do too much on my page and I am still going to do too much

On people who still call her Linda”s sister 
I rode on her popularity to get to where I want to be- I owe no body an apology for that…but I attained this level because I work hard.
she gave us knowledge, she made sure that when she withdraws our monthly allowances we could stand on our own.

“Slowly people are beginning to call my name and it gladdens my heart that people are beginning to see Laura Ikeji Kanu and know that I work hard regardless of what the situation”

Laura Ikeji may have her cringe worthy moments quite frankly, but there is no denying she hardworking – go girl


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