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Laura Ikeji Kanu

Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Parents, Siblings, Net Worth, House, Cars & Reality TV

Laura Ikeji Basic Information

Stage Name: Laura Ikeji / Instagram queen
Real Name: Laura Ikeji-Kanu
Occupation: Fashion blogger, Author, and Entrepreneur.
Date Of Birth/Age: 15 March 1988 (36 Years Old)
Place of Birth: Lagos
Gender: Female
Nationality: Nigerian
Marital Status: Married
Education:
  • Lagos Anglican Girls Primary School, Lagos
  • Anglican Girls Grammar School, Lagos
  • University Of Lagos
Height: 5Ft 7In
Net Worth: $3 Million

Laura Ikeji Biography

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Although Laura was born in Lagos, Nigeria, on March 15, 1988, she is from Nkwere LGA in Imo State. Laura attended the Lagos Anglican Girls Primary School before advancing to the Lagos Anglican Girls Grammar School. She also went to the University of Lagos to earn her psychology degree.

Family

Parents

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The family maintains a line between what they divulge to the public and what is kept private; therefore, detailed information on Laura Ikeji’s Catholic parents is unavailable to the media. She occasionally posts pictures of them on social media, though.

Siblings

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She has five sisters and one brother; most of her six siblings have achieved fame in their own right, some more than others.

Brother(s)

Her lone brother, Peks, is the only male among her siblings. He is thought to be an aspiring actor and businessman.

Sister(s)

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Before starting her blog, she worked for a while with one of her sisters, the well-known Nigerian blogger Linda Ikeji. Sandra, Edna, Benita, and Vera Shilobad are her other sisters.

Sandra runs a business. She is the CEO of Eventsbysi and the owner of Black Dove Models, a modeling agency. She gave birth to two kids after marrying Arinze in a spectacular 2020 ceremony with a record-breaking 200 bridesmaids.

Little is known about Edna other than that she is happily married and that, at one point, Linda’s husband was mistakenly identified as Edna’s husband online.

The oldest is Vera. She and her husband, George, a US air force veteran, reside in San Antonio, Texas, where she owns a salon. She is also blessed to have two kids.

Benita Ikeji is the youngest of the siblings, and much isn’t known about her.

Children

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Her son, Ryan Kanu, was born to Laura Ikeji and Ogbonna Kanu a few months after their wedding. The couple welcomed their second child in 2020 when Laura Ikeji’s daughter, Laurel Kanu, was born in America.

Husband

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As is already well known, the renowned fashionista and blogger is married, and the couple’s union was previously a hot topic on social media. Christopher Ogbonna Kanu is the husband of Laura Ikeji. Ogbonna is a former international football player for Nigeria and a fitness instructor.

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He is Kanu Nwankwo’s brother, an acclaimed Nigerian football player. After Ogbonna, still her boyfriend, proposed to her in December 2016, the couple wed on January 27, 2017. The two lovebirds’ relatives and friends attended the lovely wedding that trended on social media.

Lifestyle

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It hasn’t been as smooth for Laura Ikeji’s ascent to prominence. Her long-running fashion blog was the launch pad for her rise to popularity. The blog of Laura Ikeji was titled “Hey! Laura.” The blog, which she frequently updated with news on entertainment and fashion, naturally gained more readers in 2012. As a result, She also started serving as an ambassador for various brands, such as Ohram, B Kunique Hair, Payporte, Gtex Homes, and many more. She co-hosted the Big Brother Nigeria Trivia event in 2018 and debuted her debut fragrance, “Incomplete,” on July 4. She announced the pre-order sales, and it sold out ahead of schedule. She also runs a makeup company known as “Laura Beauty.”

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She uses Instagram to show off DIY fashion outfits and combinations while dancing, along with her YouTube channel, where she uploads vlogs about various topics, including her life. In 2010, she started the YouTube channel. She is one of Nigeria’s famous Instagram stars. Over 3 million people follow Laura Ikeji on Instagram, 20.4k follow her on Twitter, and she has over 20k subscribers to her YouTube channel.

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She owns a fashion boutique, “Laura Ikeji Gang,” in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria. Venturing into writing as an author, The book “How To Make Money on Instagram: The Brand Influencer Guide” by Nigerian fashion expert Laura Ikeji was released in 2018. She has received numerous nominations for awards and even won some of them. Since entering the spotlight, she has been nominated for the ELOY, Starz, and many more awards in various categories. In addition, she won the Social Media Business Influencer of the Year award at the 2018 Entrepreneur Africa Awards. Laura Ikeji has also been highlighted in magazines like Today’s Woman Magazine and The Guardian Life Magazine.

Alongside business mogul Alhaji Aliko Dangote Davido, Don Jazzy, and others, she was honored at The ECOWAS Female Parliamentarians Association (ECOFEPA) on May 21, 2018, by Nigeria’s vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.

Net Worth

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Laura Ikeji’s net worth is estimated at $3 Million.

Cars

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As a Nigerian billionaire, Laura Ikeji can afford to acquire as many automobiles as she needs, especially with her net worth. Among the expensive vehicles she owns and has posed for in photos or social media posts are a Mercedes-Benz ML SUV she gave herself for her birthday in 2018 and a Toyota Camry she received as a gift from Susan Chanel Beauty.

House

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Their home in Lagos, a second 2-bedroom penthouse on Banana Island, is all owned by Laura Ikeji. Laura also mentioned that she and her family currently reside in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States.

Reality TV

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Laura Ikeji was recently featured in the Showmax TV series The Real Housewives Of Lagos in 2022, and she has gone on to star as one of the main characters to watch on the show.

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