Linda Ikeji is one of the few Nigerian celebrities I follow on Instagram. In my own reckoning, she is one of the most smiling faces on Instagram.
For those who don’t know her, Linda is Nigeria’s most successful blogger by all ramifications.
According to some sources, her blog lindaikejisblog dot com is one of the most visited sites in Nigeria. And that’s no mean achievement.
From writing the blog as a hobby to becoming a strong media entrepreneur, Linda has broken many barriers and blazed the trails for many aspiring bloggers in the country and in Africa as a whole.
This post is not about her blog but about the woman behind it, especially about her ever smiling face on Instagram.
I will be upfront in informing you that I have never met Linda in person. Just like many other celebrities like her, all I know about her are things she shared about herself and from other media sources as well.
That is to say that there are many things I don’t know about her and there are many things about her I would never know.
What then is my interest about her in this post? I will answer that question in a few minutes…
Ever since I began following Linda on Instagram, there have been many things about her that I have found to be very admirable. Some of those things are worth-sharing and that my friend is the reason for this post.
Four admirable things about Linda Ikeji’s face on Instagram:
1. Linda’s posts are always inspiring
Linda always post her personal pictures on her Instagram page (that’s the purpose of the platform in the first place). But the notes and the anecdotes on many of her posts are always very inspirational and full of lessons, especially for young people who want to be successful.
Without being carried away by her fashion sense or the expensive cars which she proudly displays in her posts, you will definitely learn something if you would put some thoughts to the notes that accompany her picture posts.
She encourages her followers to follow their passion, work hard and be focused.
I know firsthand the difference between reading a Linda Ikeji’s post on Instagram compared to those of a few other Nigerian celebrities on Instagram or other social media platforms.
Apart from Linda’s, another celebrity I like seeing/reading his Instagram post is Ali Baba, who is widely acclaimed as Nigeria’s king of comedy. His posts too are always filled with lessons for his teeming followers (May be I will write about that some day as well).
Back to Linda Ikeji…
2. Linda comes across to me as a humble person
Linda is said to be a self-made multi-millionaire but I can’t say she is proud and pompous like some other celebrity millionaires on the block.
I have heard her say thinks that bespeak humility.
Like I already stated, I don’t know Linda in person. But as a distant observer of hers, I have many reasons to believe that she is more homely and more humble than some of her critics may want to admit.
Although, sometimes, she displays a facade that portrays her as proud, in the end her humility always shines through. So I tend not to believe when I hear some people say she is very arrogant.
The social media is replete with huge evidence to show that there are more arrogant Nigerian celebrities on the platform than there are humble ones. To me, Linda is remarkably different from them all.
You may disagree with me if you like, but don’t forget that, just like you, I am entitled to my own opinion.
3. Linda wears a genuine smile alot
You can’t be a fan of Linda’s on Instagram without noticing her infectious smiles most of the time. I always see her smile in all her pictures and I like it alot.
A peep into some of her throwback pictures did not fail to reveal that this blogging queen has been smiling from way back, even before she became rich and famous.
Therefore, one can safely conclude that her ever-smiling face as we see on Instagram today is no fluke. It is a genuine part of her.
I can recall one time I didn’t see her smile in one of her pictures and I had to ask in the comment section of the Insta post, “Whatever happened to the smiles we are used to?”
Although I didn’t get an answer (I understand she doesn’t have to respond to me), I wanted to pass the message across to her that she should keep on smiling. It is one of the reasons some of us admire her.
Some of my friends are aware that I follow Linda on Instagram.(I had remarked that I like the fact that she always wear a beautiful smile on her face).
One of them was quick to say, “Victor, with the kind of millions (of Naira) Linda has, any woman can’t but smile.”
I didn’t want to dispute so much but I quickly pointed out, “How come not every woman with millions out there are smiling like her?”
End of discussion!
4. Linda believes in God
In an age when it has become acceptable to have celebrities who openly deny the existence of God, we still find a few exceptions. Linda Ikeji is one of such.
I do not know the depth of her relationship with God. But as a follower of hers on Instagram, I have observed that in her posts, she openly expresses her faith in God.
She often recognises that it was God who has made it possible for her to achieve fame and fortune beyond her imaginations.
Linda has shown that she is wise by acknowledging the existence and help of God in her life.
You know, as the Bible says, “A fool says in his heart there is no God.”
In other words, only fools say God doesn’t exist.
There are many things about Linda Ikeji that would be so admirable to anyone who follows her on Instagram as I do. A post like this is definitely not enough to cover everything.
But as far as I am concerned, Linda would top the list of Instagram’s most smiling celebrity faces in Nigeria, and all I can say to her is: please keep the flag flying.
What do you admire most in some faces on Instagram?
Pictures Credit: Linda Ikeji’s official Instagram handle.
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