Open Letter To Linda Ikeji: Aunty, We Want Peace

P.S: The Below Open letter wasn’t written by Us!
Linda Ikeji is a famous blogger in Nigeria who in 2013 made it onto the list of Forbes influential bloggers which is no easy feat! blog provides news, beauty tips, and celebrity gossip to her readers.

She started blogging when she was 17 years old with no background in journalism or writing experience.

Today, she has over 3 million followers on Facebook where she posts almost daily.

With so many people following her work, Linda Ikeji has been able to make a living for herself by running the blog as well as taking advertisements from various companies.

openlearning.comShe has been able to launch her own beauty line as well as a clothing line via print on demand.

She was also named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in 2014 and awarded an honorary doctorate from Babcock University.

Linda Ikeji continues to work hard to provide her readers with the latest posts and information on entertainment news.

She has been in the spotlight for her success and achievements as an entrepreneur while being one of Nigeria’s most successful bloggers to date.

Her blog began when she had just finished school with no further ideas about what career path to take until she discovered blogging.
First of all, Aunty Linda Ikeji– I’d like to state that I am a fan of yours. I am also an unrepentant LIBer, and I think you are the biggest inspiration for many of us who recently ventured into blogging.

You are a role model to me (not because I like all your viral gossip stories, but the way in which you have created a brand with huge followers, worth millions of naira).

So if you ever get to read this, do not take it as hating, rather see it as another up and coming blogger blogging on your blog issues *laughs*.

Aunty Linda Ikeji, I fully support you on reporting the “Wizkid’s 16years old cousin beating” threats to the Police. We should never condone violence.

Reporting threats (incitements) like this is vital to your safety because it is coming from a celebrity who has lot of fans which could lead to something awful just like you said. But Aunty, in your first epistle debunking the Wizkid’s claim (you called it 1000% lies but then more than 80% of your gossip posts are 1,000,000% lies) that you slept with his director (not my business though because I don’t care who you sleep with, some are saying it’s Sesan shaa *winks*), you mentioned that Wizkid’s PR team approached you but you rebuffed them blah blah… why didn’t you reach them (Wizkid or his PR team) after you felt he threatened you before going to the Police? You’re Linda Ikeji Aunty, I am pretty sure if you’d reached him, you could’ve thrashed this alleged beef and made him release a public apology to you over the threats.

That would have been a more mature approach! Show some maturity Aunty. In a sane clime, I am sure the Police would’ve told you to cool off after making the report, but because you are Linda Ikeji, you’d to write another epistle to explain why you did it.

Why did you make the report if you won’t let the Police do their job first? Why didn’t you address the threat in your first epistle?

Aunty Linda Ikeji, why do you have to play the gender card? Wizkid did not attack you because you are a woman, he did so because your platform was damaging his image which is not good for his show and ambassadorial business.

Have you forgotten how we supported you when that Yellow Pawpaw had your blog suspended then? Because we couldn’t afford to lose a brand like you even though the plagiarism claims wasn’t false. Can you reflect on that time you had to fight on your Instagram page over your ‘fake’ Hermes bags? Why did you do it? Because you couldn’t stand the claims that your supposed million naira bags were fake and it could dent your image.

You should know that same feeling you had was what Wizkid felt and had to react in ways he saw it fit to react.

Drop this feminism/woman empowerment thing because that is not why this has happened. The same time you posted your “facts” that Wizkid was evicted from his Lekki house (not like he told you he owned it when he moved into the house), was also when he was showcasing the new house in USA on Instagram, linda Ikeji but did you post that? Did you post that he was on Drake’s new song? No, because you love the negative stories more. Anyways Lindodo, I am a young man and you did not pass any tangible message to me in Wizkid’s case!

Aunty, there are numerous records of when you have slandered many celebs. Femi Kuti’s post is making rounds in your trend on Twitter right now.

How many times have you apologized for defaming people on your blog? In your multimillion banana island home, how many times have you paused to think of those who have gone traumatic after their stories (truth/false) ended on your blog? You mentioned that you can take insults on your parents but not threats! Wow as a kid then, the biggest cause of fights on street was insulting one’s parents.

So you take insults lightly mainly because you post bullshit about others on your blog as well too ba? If so, why are you worried over slut-shaming? If insults don’t get to you, then tagging you a hoe or smelly p***y shouldn’t have made it into your epistle. Now that you have called in the authorities, are you prepared for countless libel and defamation court cases that could follow? Are you willing to sell your Banana Island house to start paying damages to victims of defamation from your blog?

Aunty Linda Ikeji, I know that you don’t really hate Wizkid, but do you have to tell us how you liked only Fuse’s Antennae and Kiss Daniel’s Raba than Wiz’s Dance for Linda Ikeji me? *laughs*.

Aunty you can stop listening to all of his songs altogether, but there is no denying it that mentions of Wizkid in your posts drives in traffic, so much you have to announce your Vlog series at the end of this latest epistle.

I know you do this for views but why don’t you apply little ethics? Why do you think Wizkid would not support other Music stars who don’t like you too? Why did you claim that you don’t like to go to places where celebrities are gathered?

You wrote that “And to Wizkid fans, please be rest assured that I wish him all the best in life. He will continue to grow from strength to strength (as long as he doesn’t endorse violence against women) and his light will never diminish. God brought him to this level and will continue to keep him. I have nothing but love for his craft and hope that one day, we will put this behind us.” Aunty Linda Ikeji, you can put this behind you right now if only you would swallow your pride.

Wizkid has never endorsed violence against women, in fact you and I know that many of Wizkid’s songs was about women and with two babymama’s, Wiz can’t do no wrong and would never attack you directly or through his cousins.

It is funny how your blog (APC/PDP/Brands pays you for banners and their affiliate programs) sells in our country, then you turn back and refer to it indirectly as uncivilized.

But since you have mentioned Tupac knowing which women to refer to as bitches, Linda Ikeji how ambassadorial contracts would have been striped of stars blah blah…and how Chris Brown is still struggling to get a foothold again- I would like to point out to you that Kanye West recently referred to as Taylor Swift as a bitch in his song ‘famous’, but I didn’t see Adidas pulling out of Yeezy’s shoe designs.

You also bragged about giving N500,000 to someone you barely even know her name. My dear aunty, Mark Zuckerberg donated $40million to charity last year but can’t remember when he reminded us he did so. Some Pastors and Christians are housing IDPs in some parts of Nigeria but we don’t even hear about it, because it doesn’t even feature on your blog.

You want to talk about 500k as a leverage for you not to be bashed by an aggrieved Music star? Well I want to ask, would you have felt any better if Wizkid ambassadorial contracts have been cancelled over your issues with him? How would you have felt if plagiarism that you are openly guilty of has ended your blogging career abruptly? Those who live in a glass house don’t throw stones, remember Aunty.

Aunty, do you remember why and how Don Jazzy and Olamide’s ish was settled? Both parties benefited from that famed settlement. Don Jazzy could have been nonchalant about the issue and allowed it to foster (him being Don Jazzy with a legendary status already), but he swallowed his pride, settled with the young man and we all felt happy.

Settle with Wiz, Aunty! I am sure Wizzy has connect in Lagos state government whom have connect with the Police. You all, including Nation Human Rights Commission and other NGOs could sit and settle this matter. This could lead to a bigger campaign to show more awareness on violence. Imagine you two in an advert condemning domestic violence. Many of us would like to see that. Aunty Linda Ikeji, we want peace!!!