Laura Nkechi Ikeji-Kanu better known as Laura Ikeji is an award-winning Nigerian entrepreneur, social media influencer, entertainer, and fashion blogger.
In this post, I will share with you Laura’s biography, early life, career, family, and some other things you probably didn’t know about her. To start, let’s take a look at her early life.
Laura Ikeji Early Life
The renowned Nigerian entrepreneur and fashion blogger, Laura Ikeji was born in the late ’80s to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Ikeji in Imo State, Nigeria.
Born on March 15th 1988, Laura is the fifth child of her parents’ grown-up seven children and is a native of Nkwerre Local Government Area of Imo State.
For her education, Laura attended Lagos Anglican Girls Primary School, Surulere, Lagos and Anglican Girls Grammar School, Lagos for her elementary and secondary school education respectively.
After her basic education, Laura studied and bagged a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the prestigious University of Lagos (UniLag.)
Laura Ikeji started her career as a fashion blogger and social media influencer. While she was starting off, she created a self-titled blog “Hey! Laura,” where she shared fashion, entertainment, and lifestyle related blog posts until 2012.
Now, she has grown so big that she has over 1.8 million followers on Instagram and has great social media fingerprints on other social media platforms.
Is Laura Ikeji Married?
Yes, kindly, Laura is married to Christopher Ogbonna Kanu, a retired Nigerian football defender and they are blessed with a son, Ryan Ogbonna Kanu.
Laura Ikeji’s Endorsements
° Gtex homes signed an endorsement deal with Laura Ikeji to be one of their brand ambassadors – 2018
° Laura Ikeji signed an endorsement deal with Hnk_interiors as the company’s brand ambassador – 2019
° Brand Ambassador to a Nigerian Hair Brand – BK Unique Hair Incorporated – 2017
° Payporte signed an endorsement deal with Laura as their brand ambassador – 2018
° Cmhairbyhills endorsed Laura Ikeji as their brand ambassador – 2019
° ambassador of Susan Chanel Beauty – 2019
° ambassador of Diamond Breeze – 2019
Quotes Of Laura Ikeji
° “Fashion is never complete without a good fragrance. If you look good, you must smell good.”
° “Don’t let these lifestyles fool you, no one’s life is perfect if you suffer mental health please seek help, get off social media and seek help. Suicide is never the answer.”
° “Always stay in your lane. The drama happening right now ehn. U see this life, just maintain that little lane you are. Don’t overstep.”
° “I grew up with a mum who did everything without complaining. I am used to not complaining about anything. Motherhood is a blessing.”
° “…Let’s teach our boys how wrong it is to hit women and we would have a better society. Never put your hands on a woman.”
° “We post fancy cars, beautiful clothes, made-up faces, holidays pictures and Happy videos, don’t let that depress you, some of us low-key wish we had your peace of mind.”
° “It’s never too hard to be kind. Be kind.”
° “Say thank you as often as you can.”
Awards And Nominations
° Social Media Business Influencer of The Year at The Entrepreneur Africa Awards – 2018
° Millennial Entrepreneur of the Year nominee at the Eloy Awards – 2018
° The ECOWAS Female Parliamentarians Association (ECOFEPA) honoured Laura Ikeji – 2018
° Fashion Support Award nominee at the St. Eve West Africa Fashion Style Awards (SEWAF) – 2017
° Starzz Awards nominee for Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year – 2018
° Social Media Awards nominee under the category of Brand Influencer of the year – 2018
° Eloy Award nominee for author of – How to make money on Instagram – 2018
° Nominee for Celebrity Entrepreneur Of The Year at The Starrz Awards – 2019
Altogether, Laura’s net worth is estimated at $1.2 million. Of course, this is linked to the fact that she is one of the most controversial and popular bloggers and social media Influencers in Nigeria.
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