Laura Ikeji is a famous Instagram fashionista, businesswoman, and mother of two adorable kids. She owns a fashion store and her own brand of fashion and beauty products. She is also the sister of Nigerian millionaire blogger Linda Ikeji.
Contrary to what most people assume, Ikeji’s success is not a fluke. She did not become an Instagram celebrity overnight. She has been posting content on the social media platform for six years. She posted her first video on Instagram in 2015. Her success came through persistence, dedication, and hard work.
- Name: Laura Ikeji-Kanu
- Birthdate: March 15, 1988
- Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria
- Age: 33 years (as of 2021)
- Horoscope: Pisces
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Ethnic group: Igbo
- Marital status: Married
- Occupation: Entrepreneur, YouTuber, social media influencer, businesswoman
- Net worth: $1.2 million
Laura Ikeji biography
Laura was born in Lagos, Nigeria, but her state of origin is Imo State. She has six siblings, five sisters, and one brother. Her parents’ names are not known, but she sometimes shares photos of them on social media.
One of her siblings is popular Nigerian blogger Linda Ikeji. Her other sisters are Sandra, Edna, Benita, and Vera Shilobod. Her brother’s name is Peks Ikeji.
Sandra is is a business owner. She owns a modelling agency called Black Dove models. There is not much information about Edna except that she is happily married, and her husband was once mistaken online as Linda’s husband.
Vera is the oldest. She lives in Texas, in the USA with her husband, and she owns a salon in the state. Benita Ikeji is the youngest of the siblings.
The only male among her siblings is her only brother Peks. He is believed to be working as an actor.
How old is Laura Ikeji?
Laura Ikeji age as of 2021 is 33 years. She was born on March 15, 1988.
Laura attended Lagos Anglican Girls Primary School, then Anglican Girls Grammar School in Lagos.
After finishing primary education, she gained admission into the University of Lagos, where she studied Psychology.
Ikeji’s journey to fame began with a fashion blog she created many years ago. Laura Ikeji blog was named Hey! Laura. The blog became defunct in 2012.
She has also been a brand ambassador for brands including Ohram, B Kunique hair, Payporte, and Gtex homes. She hosted Big Brother Nigeria Trivia show in 2018.
She launched her first fragrance, Incomplete, on the 4th of July, 2018. It sold out before the release date after she announced the pre-order sales.
She has a fashion store named Laura Ikeji Gang in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria.
The Nigerian fashion guru is also an author; Laura Ikeji book titled How To Make Money on Instagram: The Brand Influencer Guide was published in 2018.
She has been nominated for several awards, and she has won some awards too. The awards she has been nominated for include ELOY awards, Starzz awards, and many others.
Laura Ikeji net worth is estimated at $1.2 million.
Is Laura Ikeji married?
The famous fashionista and blogger is married. The name of Laura Ikeji husband is Christopher Ogbonna Kanu. Ogbonna is a fitness trainer and retired Nigerian international football player. He is the brother of renowned Nigerian goalie Kanu Nwankwo.
The duo got married on January 27, 2017, after Ogbonna, who was still her boyfriend at that time, proposed to her in December 2016.
Laura Ikeji wedding was a beautiful event attended by the two lovebirds’ families and friends.
Laura always said that her marriage is not a lifetime achievement but one of those things one had to do. A few months after their nuptials, Laura Ikeji and Ogbonna Kanu became proud parents of a bouncing baby boy whom they named Ryan Kanu.
In 2020, the couple became new parents for a second time as Laura Ikeji daughter, Laurel Kanu, was born in the United States of America.
Laura Ikeji is a real superwoman. She manages her businesses and social media content creation perfectly, along with taking care of her family; and she does all of these with grace and joy.
Her unmatched acting talent turned her into one of the brightest representatives of the Ghanaian movie industry. She has won several awards for many of her roles in films.