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Linda Ikeji Apologizes to Fans Over Hermès Birkin Bags Saga

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Linda Ikeji_February 2016Earlier this week, Linda Ikeji defended herself over claims made by some Instagram users alleging that her Hermès Birkins are fake.

Linda has now apologized to her fans for the incident, and also posted her first ever selfie on her Instagram page – @OfficialLindaIkeji.

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Let me apologize to the true Linda Ikeji fans who may have been disappointed by my rant the other day! I reacted because I thought it was really a confirmation from Hermes. But I later found out that Hermes would never confirm the authenticity of a bag over IG dm. If they’re wrong, the owner of the bag could sue so usually they ask you to bring the bag into one of their stores and if they find it to be a counterfeit, they could seize it. So that dm was a fluke.

But anyway, enough about the bag. It’s so petty! Can’t believe how much we argued over it and how crazy I went over it! ☺ But the whole drama has made me realise that the amount I spent on 2 bags could have changed a few lives if I’d invested it in them. But I’m bag obsessed, what can I say? ?. May God bless you so much that the least of your worries will be a bag! Anyway, I’ve decided to double the amount of money I’ll give out this year to aspiring female entrepreneurs. Been feeling a little guilty ? I want to redeem myself.

I’ve told my pple to find a venue asap and have y’all meet me soon. Success is sweet, I tell you! When you don’t have to depend on daddy, husband, bf, Aristo. ..for anything you want..nothing beats that! I want so many ladies to succeed so the next generation can have more women to look up to. Plus, one of the must rules of getting blessings from God..is that you must spread it. You’re allowed to buy bags every now & then ? but you must help others..That’s the only way He will continue to bless you!

Anyway, having said all that..I’m going on a luxury trip to Dubai soon with family and friends and I’d like to a take a true fan along. It will be an all-expense paid trip with shopping money included ☺. Trying to figure out how to chose though.

Any ideas? Oh and by the way, this is my first selfie ??

216 Comments

  1. Simi

    February 18, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    Nice one linda

    • Tobi

      February 18, 2016 at 3:43 pm

      Linda still didn’t show the receipt ……….because those bags really are fake
      In order to save face , she know what Naija like : to Beg for Africa so she throws them a bone

      then all is well with the world again ……………… SMH

    • Oma

      February 18, 2016 at 3:55 pm

      So, after all that has been said about this topic you still want to see a receipt na wa o. How does her producing one increase your account balance?

    • Maryann

      February 18, 2016 at 4:29 pm

      Poverty no good ooo because once you seen poverty and then see Money you will never let anyone rest .

      ***** Up and down matching left and right Money this money that . I have money I am rich , luxury this luxury that **** People you must see that I have money MONEY OOO MONEY LOOK LOOK NOTICE ME. . My Manison My Bags

      Kilode LINDA IKEJI take it easy …It has do ooo. . You have money we get it . you have rammed it down our throat so many times but even with your money your bag is still like a fake $3 bill. .

      All people asked on Instagram was the receipt , It shows how the simple things sometimes are not easy to produce when they are FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE

    • amaka

      February 18, 2016 at 9:51 pm

      Choke on your hatred for her

    • Jasmine

      February 18, 2016 at 10:04 pm

      Lmao

    • BlueEyed

      February 19, 2016 at 10:08 am

      It’s not that serious folks, I remember 4 years ago on BN when I always commented about the fakeness of Hermes bags here, oh how folks tagged me a hater….funny thing is now even as much of a label whore that I am, it’s not that serious anymore folks, let’s keep it moving lol.
      P.S enough with that waiting list crap( I know this because I have insider info), if any of the real housewives women get those bags without being on any list then surely that story has levelled, there’s a high demand for the bag and as exclusive as they intended it to be, these folks wanna make money so there’s no sense in a waiting list for up to years anymore.

    • Bimbo

      February 18, 2016 at 4:11 pm

      DM was a fluke
      And so was your bag …….Linda a structured bag will never bend that way

      It clearly fake , you know it and we all know it

      NO receipt
      NO receipt
      NO receipt
      NO receipt
      NO receipt
      NO receipt

      NO receipt ……..Why because it is not original . Knowing how arrogant Linda has become she would have posted proof of purchase . She has done it before

      Her arrogance in this writeup is unbelievable
      She thinks to make up is by bragging more and throwing money at the peasant
      At least now Linda I see your true you and with all the money in the world you still have no self-esteem .
      Take that to the bank , take some Lesson from Uche Pedro about Humility while you are it

    • Southern

      February 18, 2016 at 4:29 pm

      It is always easy to criticize and make so much noise about a person’s mistake or mishap. It is true that money changes people, and what it eventually makes of the person is the true issue of the matter.. Look how pissed you are over the fact that she didn’t show the receipt, even going as far as to compare her with Uche Pedro (that’s just sad). But then i know, oh yes, i know… That you are not better than Linda Ikeji!

    • Kk

      February 18, 2016 at 5:11 pm

      Go and sleep abeg

    • Dr N

      February 18, 2016 at 8:58 pm

      Please Bimbo free Linda,and who ever told you that the original Hermes doesn’t bend. Fortunately the clemence leather of Hermes Birkin bends and that’s what one characteristics the fake doesn’t have cos the fake is so stiff and doesn’t bend.Epsom Hermes birkin feels more firm than clemence birkin so please try and see ORIGINAL Hermes birkin before opening ur big mouth to talk about what you know nothing about.
      As for those thinking Linda shoulda woulda done this or that,her money,her bag and its purely her choice on what she does with it. Really sad the amount of venom emanating from people most of all young girls,Tufia .I am sure a lot of people really wish they had her money or has achieved what she has.
      Just like they hate on the kardashian (with no talent comment )who by the way are constantly smiling to the bank.
      I applaud her for apologizing to her real true fans but she doesn’t owe anybody any apologies on how she lives her life. Her life,her money ,her bags,her INSTAGRAM which it is what it is.the GRAM.My two cents

    • amaka

      February 18, 2016 at 9:53 pm

      Mean while you are yet to afford a decent meal. #frustrationkills

    • amaka

      February 18, 2016 at 10:32 pm

      Bimbo have you eaten

    • The Abimbola

      February 19, 2016 at 2:01 am

      Bimbo, I hate when people have the same name as me, and comment on websites, don’t know but it annoys the heck outta me, Lol.

    • boni

      February 19, 2016 at 10:07 am

      She couldn’t produce a receipt because she bought them from a reseller of designer item not directly from Hermes. But Linda is too arrogant to admit this

    • Damilola

      February 22, 2016 at 5:30 am

      @Dr N

      why do people insist to say, it’s her money, it’s her bag. She’s made it our business. Nobody is going after Bella naija, bcos she lives her life privately. I’m sure, Bella is just as rich as Linda especially when she has a more positive platform, resources than linda. Linda blog is solely about gossip. But First of all, we her readers is her money making. She makes money through our help, and now the least she can do is throw it back in our faces, “Bitch, I’m rich and y’all are haters. If we don’t read her gossip blog, give her so much viewership, nobody will know who she is. And she won’t be where she is today. Sorry, her brand is not like it’s informative or changing the world in any way. It’s just trashy entertainment that we sometimes love. When you think of women doing substantial business and changing lives with it, you will see Linda ikeji as a yeye businesswoman who is carrying her laptop up and down, posing with real or fake designer products with empty money.

      I swear, not everything is jealousy and I don’t envy anyone. No, actually Oprah, Michelle obama, sheryl sandberg etc I admire women making a difference not shouting how much money they have.

    • Damilola

      February 18, 2016 at 4:38 pm

      Linda, we accept your “apology” and I hope this can be a growth for you. We all have our little moment but please focus more on building your brand, equity because petty things like this can easily damage your brand. Then you won’t have money to buy expensive designers to show off…lol or buy another mansion in plantain island next to banana island .

      P.S where is the receipt? Anyway, we knew the truth all along that the b*g was as fake. And for you to respond to what you thought was Hermes response has guilty conscience written all over it. I’m sure, you didn’t know it was fake and thought Hermes was calling you out. Honestly, if you know in your heart smth is the real deal, you won’t even go that length.

    • Hawt Talk With Tosan

      February 18, 2016 at 5:17 pm

      I think she needed to do this. Her outbursts regarding the so called drama were pretty tasteless

    • osa

      February 18, 2016 at 7:19 pm

      All expense trip for a falsely selected reader? Can it reach 4.9 m that you claimed you paid for a bag? Linda go and blog and stop shoving your rich, sad, and lonely life down our throats.

      Your illiterate teenage followers will scramble for the DUBAI trip (give a dog a bone)

      Bella love, pls the next non -linda story that is sweet.

    • amaka

      February 18, 2016 at 10:34 pm

      Because you are poor lonely and sad. Osa it’s not her fault na! Blame your lazy ass

    • AmhereforLinda

      February 18, 2016 at 11:35 pm

      Hehehehe you busted. “falsely selected reader” enemies within. You have obviously tried to no avail to win her giveaways but e no reach you, kpele!! Come and enter her pocket naa, you want it to be 4.9m expense paid trip, you better stay on her blog and continue gambling and begging or even pray to be chosen for freebies cos I tell you it’s way better than day light robbery

    • felly

      February 18, 2016 at 8:19 pm

      Narcissism of social media. She cameTO BRAG NOW SHE Can’t Take THE heat

    • Toyi

      February 19, 2016 at 3:29 am

      She must always reiterate that she didn’t sleep with a man for money… Abeg. Ihave listened to enough stories to know that no be human beings ppl dey sleep with for maney again jor…

      As a child I was warned about receiving gifts from strangers in Nigeria. It wasn’t until I was in my teens, I read greek mythologies and realized it wasnt an ‘African’ thing. Greek stories tekl of Theft, fraud, Idol worship, abortion drafts, Beastialism, body part and Soul traders etc used to obtain wealth im not pointing fingers ooo but Just because u didn’t jump into the arms o a rich man does not make u less suspect. Enjoy your riches the way it came.. Leave those to enjoy theirs. Let God judge.

    • jhennique

      February 19, 2016 at 9:32 am

      Its just paining me that she bought a fake bag for that much and she doesnt even know it. I mean the real fakes dont even cost that much.
      Except for really old Hermes bags that come in tan dust cover the original hermes comes in a bright orange dust cover. Hers is cream. Thats the colour all the fakes come in,
      Linda please go and request a refund, You have been cheated.

  2. briish queen

    February 18, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    i was really waiting for you to carry this story. well done linda, you be correct business woman sha but you chose to clap back at the wrong battle. anyways i knew that hermes reply was just a facade. i am still your biggest fan and i love you because i know you personally and you are totally different from the pride people have chosen to see on social media. i have my money to follow you to dubai as long as i am with you.

    • Ade

      February 18, 2016 at 4:14 pm

      who told you the hermes reply was just a façade….Just because Linda Ikeji said so …Hahahah coverup
      Hermes Can confirm if it is obviously a fake , you don’t even need to exam that bag to spot it is a fake . It is so obvious, go and google the real brown bag and have a laugh at hers .

    • amaka

      February 18, 2016 at 10:35 pm

      At Ade it is fake so is your life. Besides you can’t even afford aba made without sleeping with Alhaji

    • Dr. Who

      March 2, 2016 at 10:30 am

      Come, this Amaka you well so? Adults dey talk, you teenager groupie dey also open mouth. Even an idiot can tell the bags were fake and your goddess knows it too. Pride an arrogance brought her to this point. She needs to find her way again and the criticisms will help her do just that. It will not kill her. Now, be a good girl and go drink your milk.

    • jide

      February 18, 2016 at 5:57 pm

      Suliat Turn Jenifa of Banana Island we have heard. Show reciept or sharrap. Her apology is still laced with “see me, I am rich arrogance ” Always trying to buy followers and loyalty. Bush girl putting hermes on cupboard when she doesn’t know difference betwwen cupboard and closet.

    • SPERA

      February 18, 2016 at 6:26 pm

      I agree with you. The way she touts her money beats me. “If I can afford a N500 million house what is a Birkin purse” kinda rant.. The way the naira is falling and the crude situation, she should be saving up for the rainy day.

  3. ejogene

    February 18, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    And this is suppose to be an apology? Where is the remorse? the sense of regret at al!

    • keke driver

      February 18, 2016 at 3:37 pm

      kilode, You want Her to come with the Ooni of ife before you know she’s apologised?

    • FasholasLover

      February 18, 2016 at 4:15 pm

      I tire o. Even if she add Sultan of Sokoto + Sanusi peeps will still be petty. Lets move on. Those who know, know those bags aint fake. To think those who say the bags are fake will not recognise a birkin if it stares right at them. That DM was something else. The length people will go to just to get even.
      Hell yes, if any one dare call my kpashama Chanel fake, I’ll flip too.

    • kilipot

      February 18, 2016 at 9:48 pm

      Loooooooooooooooool *tears*

  4. sophaya

    February 18, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    ur true fans are many… don’t just bother abt choosing one. its take a brave heart to apologise to people u owe no dime, shows how matured and sensitive u are , buy ur bags anyhow u want, people will always talk

  5. Author Unknown

    February 18, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    You’re not the government Linda! Yes, your behaviour might have been inappropriate, but to think you have to give more to compensate?? Apologize, move on. You can never please everyone, and especially not bad belle Nigerians. Next, you will have to take two people on your “family” vacation because it’s not “fair” to take one.

    PS: Get a professional PR advisor.

    • Tkum

      February 18, 2016 at 4:51 pm

      gbam!!! chop kiss

    • Bloop

      February 18, 2016 at 6:24 pm

      I honestly believe she needs one.

  6. aikay

    February 18, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Why can’t celebs apologize humbly without any iota of pride and arrogance. A simple I ‘m sorry should have sufficed but she still went ahead to dilute it with “I’m super rich bruhaha”. Well I no blame her sha nah people wen dey foolish enough to follow her on IG I blame. Genevieve dem wen get money, fame and fortune pass her still dey as meek and humble as ever. MTCHEWWWW….

    • nene

      February 18, 2016 at 4:17 pm

      did genevev make money the way linda did? and who told you she’s meek or humble? nna biko sit down.

    • AmericanWonder

      February 19, 2016 at 12:27 pm

      Gen, she dare not spoil her own market by bragging. Discretion is key in her line of work.

  7. bruno

    February 18, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    this woman wouldn’t still agree that her bag is a fake. u paid 15,000 dollars for a fake bag, that must be where the real anger came from. lol

    u call this an apology. money this money that. she clearly missed the point why fans were blasting her. linda it is ur arrogance and money miss road behaviour that is the problem not the fake bags or how much u spent buying them.

    • Bruness

      February 18, 2016 at 6:19 pm

      @ Bruno I had to push the like button to round it up to a 100 likes #chop knuckle

    • osa

      February 18, 2016 at 7:29 pm

      That was the point. Up Bruno!

      The constant childish stupid bragging. I never commented about the bags. Today it may have been a bag. Tomorrow something else she can’t shut up about. Poverty background is hopeless. Ain’t nothing no one can do about it.

      If she had bought a bag worth a million dollars and didn’t show it to the world no one would have berated her the way they did. Wisdom is key in this life

  8. mr man

    February 18, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Linda: Success is sweet, I tell you! When you don’t have to depend on daddy, husband, bf, Aristo. ..for anything you want..nothing beats that!

    Money can buy bags and pay for dubai trips but definitely cant buy genuine humility and class.

    • viv

      February 18, 2016 at 3:51 pm

      true money cant buy CLASS and humility. why do you always see the need to shove the money in our faces and down our throats! na only you get money ni ??!! anyways like the saying goes “empty barrels make the loudest noise”. people wey get correct money you no dey hear their voice oh. ENJOY YOUR MONEY

    • Wiw

      February 18, 2016 at 4:43 pm

      Please dear define what u mean by “class”?
      And if having over 500million in ur account is emptyness…i tink our new prayer point should be..”LORD MAKE ME EMPTY” …..
      Pls when analysing this issue lets stick to whats good or bad and avoid unecessary comparisons! How much do u earn monthly by the way?
      And dont ge me wrong i am not sayin bcos she is rich then she is rigth. Wat worries me is the extent to which ppl go here 2 condem her! It has gone byond just correcting a wrong to Xtreme hate!,

    • osa

      February 18, 2016 at 7:35 pm

      How about when daddy depends on you for his existence and your whole family are liabilities?

      And you are the bread winner. Who is the breadwinner?

      linda your daddy depends on you financially. You said it yourself that he would have died a pauper if not for you.
      Its ok to help ur daddy but don’t berate those who depend on daddy and BF and hubby.

    • AmhereforLinda

      February 18, 2016 at 11:42 pm

      Osa Osa Osa, your hate is making you sound daft common will you say a quick prayer that your kids in the future would take care of you instead of burdening you with a disease or dumping kids on you to cater to, and worst still out rightly killing you for some inheritance. . Linda we know, please who re you exactly

    • Osa

      February 19, 2016 at 11:02 pm

      @ AmhereforLinda , pls stop forcing association with me. You must be mentally obsessed with me to be trailing me about on this thread responding to my comments. Na only my comment attack Linda?

      I don’t like the sound of you, I don’t like you. so, take a hike with your invalid comments!

    • Hawtspott

      February 21, 2016 at 1:09 am

      @AmhereforLinda that’s a big lie, the bible said a good man leaves inheritance for his children not the other way….Africa is beleaguered with poverty that is why parents and extended family will suck their children dry making it very difficult for african businesses to move to 2nd and 3rd generation!

    • OSA

      February 21, 2016 at 6:33 pm

      @ImhereforLinda, na una go get terminal disease and your children will be carrying you about

    • Moi

      February 27, 2016 at 12:27 am

      Wow!#GBAM××3

  9. Grace

    February 18, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Guilt, Guilt Guilt……SMH
    Lemme grab my cold bottle of kunu and guguru and wait for comments joor *winks* Oya lets go there.

    • Asake

      February 19, 2016 at 11:00 am

      @Grace Please I want a bottle of cold kunu too, been craving it since like forever but I don’t know where to get a neat one in Ibadan.

  10. Eugenia

    February 18, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    That was nice of u linda

  11. bruno

    February 18, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    yes let me throw money at them so they will like me again cause I know thats what they like.and I trust nigerians. once u give them chicken change all ur sins are forgiven in their eyes. tufia.

    what better way to ask for forgiveness from a nigerians than dashing them a few naira notes.smh

    I can still smell arrogance and a sense of entitlement in her “apology”

  12. Tee

    February 18, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    BN beware o! I almost fainted when I saw over 300 comments for the ‘Linda Hermes bag’ brouhaha. Biko where all these people come from, cos I barely see 10comments some days sef on normal gist. Linda abeg be warned o, e be like say you get plenty friends, enemies, frenemies, envious people around you. Anyway, you sef need to grow up,biko. Keep your private life private.

    • FasholasLover

      February 18, 2016 at 4:26 pm

      It is called pepper body.
      When Linda was a broke ass no one cussed her out. It goes with the territory. The girl should get a proper PR firm to manage her. Dazzall.. She gives the way she understands. Which one is this demand for unending apology. It yaff do. BNers pretend not to like give away. All you rich people on this blog. Yet, when Bella for the first time gave away N50k, come see comments almost 500. Leave Linda and her fans. Hustle is hustle so long as you are not stealing or killing anybody. She understands her followers which is business acumen 101.

  13. isaid!!

    February 18, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    kudos to you Linda !! More blessings as you continue to inspire and bless others.
    much love

  14. HelloItsMe

    February 18, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    blah blah blah blab blah blah blah blah blah blah blab blah blah blahblah blah blah blab blah blah blahblah blah blah blab blah blah blahblah blah blah blab blah blah blahblah blah blah blab blah blah blah- shutup – tell that to those illiterate dummies who follow your copy cut and paste blog. I thought you were even going to show us receipt sef.

    Fact remains you are still razz.

    Redeem gini?? abeg sieba pwor

    #BananaIslandSuliat

    • Author Unknown

      February 18, 2016 at 4:34 pm

      Please leave class out of this. It makes YOU look razz. Banana Island Suliat? I laugh. If only you knew how the majority of Banana Island residents got their wealth, and what their true background is really like.

    • Kk

      February 18, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      Only if you can love yourself, life will’ve been easier for you.

  15. AnnieRose

    February 18, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    @Aikay. pls say wat you want about Linda but DON’T ever use the word “humble”” and Genevieve in the same sentence again.

    • MMMMMMMM

      February 18, 2016 at 4:34 pm

      Hi AnnieRose, Genevieve Nnaji is actually very very humble and meek, I’ve met her and most of my friends have met her. She’s very pleasant but EXTREMELY shy and she loves her space and privacy. she’s the perfect example of an introvert. That’s why she keeps herself from public glare except it’s work. Did you notice how veterans and recognised movie directors showed up at her movie premiere? Even Sola Sobowale prayed earnestly for her as her daughter. If she’s a very good and humble child, they’d not have honoured her invitation. Even Charles Novia testified to her humility.

      That being said, Linda u r forgiven. Just know that silence is very golden. Silence is the mystery Genevieve wins over any other entertainer in the industry. she leaves you guessing and that’s mysterious.

      Go and sin no more but caution Laura very well else, she’d be ur doom

    • MMMMMMMM

      February 18, 2016 at 4:39 pm

      if she’s not********

  16. Iris

    February 18, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    LOL but she has fallen my hand O. She only realised the Hermes account that said the bag was fake was itself fake because she later figured out that they call you into the store to authenticate? The comment “the so called Birkin bag ON the picture is a counterfeit” should have been a dead giveaway from the beginning.

    • Author Unknown

      February 18, 2016 at 4:05 pm

      Lol. I agree Iris, though I thought it was possible that Hermes’ rep, who would likely be a French person, could make that error. I just thought it was awkward for such a big name brand to attempt to authenticate something from a random picture.

    • just bored

      February 18, 2016 at 5:43 pm

      Social media is an acceptable medium of communication in the current word. That message could have been from Hermes.. I suppose the best way is for Linda to produce a receipt.. even if she bought it pre-owned. And people saying you can’t spend dollars in the UK, that is wrong. USD is accepted in a lot of shops especially around the London area.

    • FasholasLover

      February 18, 2016 at 4:29 pm

      @Iris, I saw the gbagaun too. I guess she was too angry to think straight. I can understand why she flipped.

    • Bee

      February 18, 2016 at 9:17 pm

      Check ‘Hermes’ on IG, That’s the real page, no other ‘Hermes’ same logo n all

  17. mar

    February 18, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    she can apologize to her servant fans not us cos we dont even take her serious, what is my business with this anyway

  18. Chuks

    February 18, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Linda good morning
    Me i just came here to see receipts but anyway since you dont have receipts i was wondeirng Since you love dashing money desperately to be liked (by fire by force) have you considered maybe entering politics – Female Governor of IMO STATE – i mean afterall you already have one foot in politics anyway – if you know what i mean – (wink wink) .

    • Moi!

      February 18, 2016 at 4:34 pm

      Your comment reverberates bad blood in every inch of your body, like so many others. Still, it contains some truth. Linda will not be bad as one of our legislators in the ilks of Abike Dabiri-Erewa… Linda please take note!

  19. Elizabeth

    February 18, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    is this really success??

    ‘Success is sweet, I tell you! When you don’t have to depend on daddy, husband, bf, Aristo. ..for anything you want..nothing beats that!’……….. I thought that was just hard work,!

    Nigerian women have been dong that for years! Ask the elders 🙂

  20. ATL'S finest

    February 18, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    We still dey this matter??? Abeg in my beyonce’s voice * To d left, to d left.’

  21. Ike Ani

    February 18, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Anyway she was actually trying to apologize but along the lane just like Bruno said, she is missing the point about the recent bag saga. she should have just apologized and walk away and not bother anyone of her new plans of giveaways or intending trips to Dubai. still like her and her blog though. all the best to her.

  22. Hadiza

    February 18, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    This is my vintage take about Linda …. Why try to validate every words and actions and gesture you make specially with a non chanlent approach , why do you have the urge to always always … Prove you are perfect and self righteous … ! even with the banana island house n all your wealth , you are still not content without people validation people you don’t even know , You created and started this new Nigerian age of online bullying ( if you have not being reading blog from 2010 don’t bother don’t think I am a hater ) that mean said … No where in the UK you are allow to pay anything in dollars … And my dear even if you waited for 1 year for the Hermes bag doesn’t mean its original … (Hermes confirm its is fake ) why argue with them and your IG followers … ( Linda this is much more than what you have put the likes of mercy Johnson , Tok , Susan peters etc through by posting informations that are true or not true … I was really surprised you even blocked you IG … My dear ice princess … As I will always say Linda will never inspire me .. Not in a million years … Money is not my inspiration for success and hard work

    • nooooo

      February 18, 2016 at 4:17 pm

      Chai! im just disgusted that you are my namessake right now. Eez like you cannot read

    • Somtoo

      February 18, 2016 at 4:48 pm

      hahahaha. i cant help it. Still laughing hohohohoho.
      But girrrrll, you are one meanie. Stoppeeet right now! She is your name sake.
      Mrs Hadiza up there, before you start criticizing another person (Linda) Dust yo ass well well, because if its dusty, pple will yab you too. You just opened yourself to ridicule because you just had to call linda out. You see yourself???

    • Biker Chic

      February 18, 2016 at 6:36 pm

      Don’t mind her with her gutter English. Hadiza, were you go when teacher dey teach comprehension?

    • Orobo

      February 18, 2016 at 11:24 pm

      You’re a legend.

  23. Na wa

    February 18, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    They say money magnifies who you truly are…this chic is such a disappointment. I hope in all her spending, she is investing and saving for the future, not that its any of my business.

  24. Tope

    February 18, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    She seems like a geuninely nice person . Every time she comes explaining herself she is always writing about aristo and all this stuff . The point is Linda we get it you have money. Not everything needs a reply to.

  25. HumilityGrace

    February 18, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Luxury Trip?????????
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 :):) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
    She has worsened her case with this K leg apology.
    The razzness is on a whole new level – I cant i cant i just cant 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
    Ayetoro Kan – Suliat Kan – ::) 🙂 🙂 🙂 :):) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  26. Mama Dee

    February 18, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Linda, you try way too hard to be validated. Sigh* donate to charity if u clearly don’t know what to spend ur money on. Hiss

    • sigh

      February 18, 2016 at 4:25 pm

      What she is doing is also called C H A R I T Y.

  27. nawa

    February 18, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    mtscheeeeeeeewwwww

  28. RIFF RAFF

    February 18, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    oh well, apology accepted but you lost a great amount of credibilty and you will never be viewed the same. And I thought Laura had no sense, but your own “oju o ri ola ri. ,ehn… how old are you, mama?
    my take on it:
    1) Black people, oh my black people…Only in Nigeria material things are glorified to this level. .Linda went through all this stress to defend what? a bag! Did u guys even know (racist) brands like Hermes sponsor campaigns that promote Supremacist ideologiess??
    ARE THOSE BAGS YOUR RELATIVES OR YOUR CHILDREN, LINDA? WHY NAW?

    2).Nothing more irritating than a woman who talks loudly about money.. I am too rich, your cars are cheaper than my bags. Really , Linda, really?How unfortunate….You even had to mention your Banana house to prove what point? i don’t know.

    3)See idiots with massive inferiority complex publicly fighting dirty over colonial commmodities…….Dark continent indeed

    4)Sister Linda, u clearly suffer from low self-esteem, as evidenced by frantic and desperate efforts to convince total strangers on the internet, that you can spend enough to feed a village, on a fashion accessory.

    5) YOU SHOWED YOUR REAL SELF THRU THAT MELTDOWN. WE HAVE NOW SEEN THE REAL YOU!!!HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE BULLIED???? Plus money don’t buy class, do your Banana neighbours like you?

    6) Why do i feel she’d get back to making noise once she finds a proper way to confirm those bags are real.????

    I don’t hate this lady but a grown woman in her mid-thirties like Linda displaying such a show of shame because she wants to prove to the world she’s rich…..material wealth can never make a person posh.
    Like someone commented, some people are so poor that all they have is money.

    • amaka

      February 18, 2016 at 10:57 pm

      You don’t hate her, you hate your sad lonely life

  29. Lecs

    February 18, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    So I followed this post from the last one and my conclusion would be that quite a number of Nigerians are very bitter, resentful and hateful.. Truthfully, I am not a fan of LIB because of the blog content which sometimes I think is way overboard but on a sincere note I think this woman is hardworking. She invests time and energy into whatever it is she is doing and it has paid off. I don’t care whatever she flaunts because it is her money. If we all were in her shoes I am sure we will do the same. Why do we all pretend like we are saints. Every single Nigerian has the tendency of “Money Miss Road” its just that the rate at which we do it differs. And for those comparing her blog with BN, I think you need to understand what the meaning of “Carving a Niche for oneself” is. These are 2 totally different blogs with different content. So they are both incomparable. Choose your favorite and read it. Enough of all this bitterness on here biko. If you are tired of your hustle, carve a niche for yourself and we will patronize you. Today its Dabota, tomorrow Toke and another day it will be Uche Pedro. Biko get a life and mind your own hustle. That’s why Nigerians always fall ill…..Drinking someone else’s pill….This epistle sha… U guys should chilllllllll….

  30. kiki

    February 18, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    dont buy the apology one bit madam linda
    doesnt change the fact that we all know how petty you are now
    redeem yourself today,go shopping in dubai,come shove your goods in peoples faces,lie about originality, rant, apologise,bribe your ‘fans’ etc and so on…. tomorrow you’ll still do the same!
    all the best to the lucky fan!

  31. Mercygal

    February 18, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    LMAOOOOOOOO…. CHAI FUNNY COMMENTS

  32. Contrarian

    February 18, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Hello Linda, you probably won’t read this but allow me all the same.

    “But I later found out that Hermes would never confirm the authenticity of a bag over IG dm. If they’re wrong, the owner of the bag could sue so usually they ask you to bring the bag into one of their stores and if they find it to be a counterfeit, they could seize it. So that dm was a fluke.”

    That you believed the Direct Message came from a genuine Hermes handle in the first place says a lot about your taste and brilliance Linda.
    You owe no one this post. Some of us can see through it. It’s no ‘apology’, it’s show off more like, something you enjoy doing a lot. Sometimes, I’m tempted to agree with people who diss you by saying it’s the new money syndrome but I’m a member of the new money brigade so i find that absurd but Linda, calm down. New money sure grows into old money eventually so I usually don’t buy into that diss.
    This is so arrogant and crass from you.
    All the same, I truly wish you the very best in life.

  33. Sika

    February 18, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Again, Linda has done what she always does. When she is called out and is guilty she tries to come back with this long epistle of being ‘self made’ or not depending on men for money..she then includes charity or gives money away. Look woman, you are a rich bitch, we get it. but your attitude stinks. You can be rich today but poor tomorrow. You are not a humble person and those rants showed your true colour. All i can say is that it isnt pretty.

    • amaka

      February 18, 2016 at 10:29 pm

      Does rants showed she is only human just like you, from your post it is obvious you would have done worst, I know your type

  34. Ada Chineke

    February 18, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    As usual she still tries to use money to keep her hungry fans….why mix an apology with give away?? Mtcheeew

    • amaka

      February 18, 2016 at 10:27 pm

      So that hungry people like you can have a little taste of the good life, success is really sweet

  35. Mr x

    February 18, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Sweetheart i put it 2 u dat she is way richer than genevieve and many of ur socalled celebs…u still dont understand her business and the point where is at do u?
    Dos she have complex issues? Yes and majority of us do. We find ourselves trying to proove unecessary points…how many girls we have slept with, the quality of things we wear, the skool we went to etc…and this is d fault of d society in which live in! Its proven in the fact that somany people had the strength to argue over the authencity of a 4.8million naira bag…even som of whom were jobeless or receive 250k per month! And just now u just felt the need 2compare her with genny! Yesterday ppl made reference to d otedolas as if those are d bench mark for class! Ok u win! The bag is fake are u happy now? I guess ur life is now better!

    • MissO

      February 18, 2016 at 5:49 pm

      Best comment ever!!!

  36. olufemi

    February 18, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Linda…Success is sweet. Are we babies or dumb not too know that. Folorunsho Alakija will never speak that way or push her success down our throat. Anyway shes Alakija you are Ikeji or Ikeja, HUGE DIFFERENCE.. Is Dubai now a big deal? Your childhood must have been in Ikija….Gosh!

    • amaka

      February 18, 2016 at 10:26 pm

      And your own childhood was in Ajegunle or mushin hence the need to carry out your frustration on self made successful women. Poor you

  37. Anon

    February 18, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Typed like a child with a plethora of exclamation marks.
    This one caught my eye, it may be the wedding. Congrats Linda. (.I’m going on a luxury trip to Dubai soon with family and friends and I’d like to a take a true fan along.)
    You missed an extra O when you typed “chose.”
    Fine omalicha nwa! Next time, tidy up your wardrobe before you take a picture for the public/before you show a picture of it to the public.
    I am sure the negative comments got to her and that is why she’s apologising. Soft

  38. Mr x

    February 18, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    @aikay Sweetheart i put it 2 u dat she is way richer than genevieve and many of ur socalled celebs…u still dont understand her business and the point where is at do u?
    Dos she have complex issues? Yes and majority of us do. We find ourselves trying to proove unecessary points…how many girls we have slept with, the quality of things we wear, the skool we went to etc…and this is d fault of d society in which live in! Its proven in the fact that somany people had the strength to argue over the authencity of a 4.8million naira bag…even som of whom were jobeless or receive 250k per month! And just now u just felt the need 2compare her with genny! Yesterday ppl made reference to d otedolas as if those are d bench mark for class! Ok u win! The bag is fake are u happy now? I guess ur life is now better!

    • Tunde

      February 18, 2016 at 4:59 pm

      Mr X – are you a man or woman acting like a some female with this stupid baseless comparison
      stop back and forth first grade class playground comparison
      How old are you?????
      Fact remains even if she is richer than whomever – she still razz with no class. Tell her to take her millions to a shop to see if she can buy some class. Opps – she cant 🙂 🙂

    • Mr x

      February 18, 2016 at 6:27 pm

      Tunde can u define what u mean by “class” pls?
      And by what standards do we judge a particular class and which class do u belong to?
      U see were d problem lies? D need to “classify” humans…i wud go with ur theory that all humans are not equal some belong to a high class, others dont…u definitely are no where near the class of linda ikeji…who are u again?

    • amaka

      February 18, 2016 at 10:23 pm

      See who is talking about class Tunde I feel sorry for you. Look for other ways to release your negative energy

  39. Honeycrown

    February 18, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    ?? The meltdown and anger was because she knew the bag was fake not because any “fake Hermes rep” confirmed it. The accusation on IG was unexpected and she flipped because she was caught skirt and panties down! I’m leaning towards the fact that she knowingly bought a fake bag and thought it would fly without anyone suspecting. If she had unknowingly bought a fake bag, her anger would have been directed at the seller on “Sloane Street” and from past behaviors, herself or her sister will show the receipt. The apology is lame but I don’t blame her, she knows her followers/fan very well. Anyhow…..as usual, I’m entertained ?

    • Noname

      February 18, 2016 at 5:18 pm

      Best ever comment.

  40. akpagah

    February 18, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    D fact that some of us don’t comment on topics on bella naija doesn’t mean we don’t visit d b log I visit here like tens times or more everyday for gist gossip etc I just dont comment all d time. So having 300comments on bella naija is no biggie

  41. Mairoo

    February 18, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    Lindaaaaaaa we want receiptttttt oooo!!!!haba yours was too much !!!!tooo vain abeg

    • amaka

      February 18, 2016 at 10:21 pm

      And the receipt will solve all your problems. See the level of your reasoning very poor

  42. aunty

    February 18, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Linda, abeg forget dubai trip, pls come and pay my school fees.

  43. george

    February 18, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    LINDA, HABA; U CANT MAKE UP FOR A MONEY PROBLEM WITH MONEY. u are beginning to come across like DAVIDO just dat his isnt miss road

  44. prince

    February 18, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Abeg make una allow Linda rest o. She has apologized plus she’s sponsoring one of her fans to Dubai, those that have not been there and jobless will rush the offer. Dubai visa is as cheap as your bottle of Coke

    • amaka

      February 18, 2016 at 10:59 pm

      But you can’t afford it for yourself talk more of affording same for another person.prince

  45. concerned9ja

    February 18, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    I would say before the Banana Republic purchase I was a fan but then the content changed..got malicious..got vindictive and very personal.
    And based on that can’t see why she is heralded as a role model..
    Women work hard to better themselves and of course treat themselves to luxuries when needed….not to keep ramming it down that no Aristo bought this for me..cmon who does that??
    Everyone loves success but quite silly to say it’s hate when you called out for being ridiculous.
    As @HoneyCrown stated the real beef should have been with Hermes on Sloan Street..If i’m buying a 14K bag be sure to have my receipts and the Managers No…unless they noticed a African Mugu and she got played..still what ever happened to refunds??that’s standard.
    Double the Giveaway and Dubai trip..lol..give it to her she knows we live in the land of the needy…make what you want of that.
    Now all this sounds like Chickens coming home to roost!!

  46. Brizola

    February 18, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Dubai luxury trip? What does that even mean? Private Jet, Burj Al Arab, Bugatti pick up? No?
    Linda is slow sha…what’s her issue with aristo? She keeps hammering on this issue. You are no way better than anyone dear because all you have is money. Live and let live. It’s quite appalling that she can’t have a tidy, proper and arranged closet.

    • Bey

      February 18, 2016 at 6:51 pm

      Aunty how many beggars on the street have you given even 1k or ur currency equivalent on d street.
      To you d luxury trip might be nothing. Even if it’s bed and breakfast she’s taking the person. To that person that hasn’t seen d inside of a plane. It mite make dere year or even dere life as d case might be.
      I must say Linda needs to be skooled in etiquette, but atleast she’s making a difference in d lives of many of dos girls you may look down at. Not everybody is privileged, leave her to empower ppl that need it and not you and I, that it means nothing to.

    • faith

      February 20, 2016 at 12:20 am

      Its Linda who has looked down on people. First she boasted that her handbag costs more than some people’s cars. And then she insulted those who have to depend on others to survive. Not everyone one will have the same opportunities. Even less will have the ability or favour to strike at chance. I don’t think anyone can take away her achievements but she needs to learn to be graceful. Life is tough especially in this part of the world. I had a lot of success at young age but an abusive marriage and illness have forced me back into my father’s care. It does hurt to hear such comments. And I agree with most people that she is severely arrogant and is blinded by pride. This apology is rife with pompousity and pig headedness. I don’t feel that she sees people as her equals anymore. Unexpected wealth can do that to person.

    • amaka

      February 18, 2016 at 10:18 pm

      Because it’s wrong, because she wants runs girls like you to stop breaking people’s homes, because she cares, because she doesn’t want to die of a veneral diaease, be like linda

    • MrsB

      February 21, 2016 at 6:34 pm

      Please Amaka stop with the stanning for Linda. People are entitled to their opinions, not everyone would or should agree with you especially when all you’re doing is just keep insulting people for airing their views.
      Linda herself has called various celebs out for purchasing fake channel bags so really.
      And yes, that was NOT an apology. Bite me if you want, I’m entitled to my opinions. She might be a billionaire but she doesn’t have any other persons wealth attached to hers so please stop shutting people up.
      Like you can only be richer than she is before toy can criticise her. Seriously?
      The problem now is that everyone wants to claim they have ‘haters’ without even looking within to examine their own character.
      And every time she gets called out on something, she must make references to the ‘I didn’t date an aristo’ stuff. Please. Leave those who do it, they aren’t doing it with your body so why does it have to be something you say all the time?
      Learn to accept criticism without lashing out. How many people do you want to prove a point to?

  47. Gbemi

    February 18, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    If she shows the receipt pls and pls I want to know what benefit that would bring to anyone’s life pls

    • kole

      February 18, 2016 at 6:34 pm

      The extent she went to rant and reply every single critic prompts me to think if she had legit receipts she would have posted them.

      I know she can afford original hermes but in this case she bought counterfeit and she knows it.

    • amaka

      February 18, 2016 at 10:16 pm

      And the amount used in buying the so called fake will feed your family for years

  48. Uber bella

    February 18, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    I smell arrogance in this apology. Chick has to change her attitude and stop thinking she can buy people with money.

  49. kole

    February 18, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    It’s been 48 hours still no receipts? That means she thought Hermes was going to come for her for buying counterfeit hence the meltdown?

    • amaka

      February 18, 2016 at 10:14 pm

      Meltdown ke! And I imagine you just typed this from under the bridge where you sleep

    • taaa dere!

      February 20, 2016 at 12:24 am

      Can you please give it a rest?!! Your stalkerish replies are not clever. Very uncouth and quite frankly lauraesque.

  50. segzie

    February 18, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    How i wished she (Linda) never said a word in response, that would have given her a leg to stand on!!!!!! as the only way prosecutors can know if you are lying is through the statement you make init???? now, due to curiousity, a French chic at my place of work carries the Brown Hermes Birkin Bag………….i went to meet her and inquire about the bag, alas!!!!! she told me straight away that its a Copy she has got!!!! i now showed her Linda’s Claim of walking into the store to buy it straight away, she was shocked and startled!!!!! she said she has been on the waiting list for over some year’s now and still not able to get it, she said to start with, the bag (Original) is not machine stitched but handmade which takes time to complete due to its unique detailing.
    She advised that the only way Linda can buttress her stance of the bag being original, is to take it to an HERMES outlet for grooming which costs at least £300, after that she would get a receipt/certified note from Hermes of its Authenticity and her unique number.
    Madam linda, till i see the grooming receipt of your bag as advised by a “French Chic” wey like bag die like you…………………………….Leave Trash for LAWMA!!!!! Put your money on sources you can trust i.e sue if the product is counterfeit!!!!! as for the increment as per your give aways, i trust my Naija peeps, dem go collect the money still insult you join as Yoruba go say “Akosapo ni Egun ko owo” meaning “The Masquerade never refuses any amount of money given”. Gbabeski!!!!!.

    • Nuna

      February 18, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      Wow! You have so much time on your hands. Keep going around trying to confirm if a bag that isn’t YOURS is original or fake. Kudos to you FBI. Here’s your trophy

  51. Bey

    February 18, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    Why people care if linda Ikeji is carrying a fake Hermes bag still beats me.
    If she shows you d receipt of what value is that to you.
    While you are ranting and raving and getting headache over her matter she’s making more money.
    You go to her website to do amebo, you click on it and add some more money to her empire.
    She carries your money and uses it to buy another “fake Hermes bag”

  52. Guest

    February 18, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    Linda did not have to apologize to anyone, did she commit a crime? Look at all these computer ninjas demanding for apology and reciept. Is it your money? Is it your blog? Are you Hermes? Are those your bags? If you understand what it is to earn your own money, then you will understand what it means to have freedom to buy whatever the hell you want, fake or real. Most of you shouting here also have one or two fake things. In Nigeria, most of the foreign films sold on the street are pirated, among other things. If you have watched a pirated movie, downloaded our favourite Usher song without paying, etc., then you have no right to stand on a pedestal and judge. I’m not saying that buying fakes is right but please let’s stop talking from both sides of our mouths. I support Linda and all women who are hustling hard to make things happen for themselves and others and I will not join the bash-fest. I don’t see why it is such a joyful event to scorn and deride others. To those talking about who is classy and who is razz, you are also not classy either. Classy people do not tell others that they are or aren’t classy. Classy people are not so self-aware of their classiness, it comes naturally. Therefore, by chanting about how razz Linda is, you are also highlighting your razzness. End of rant.

    • Damy

      February 18, 2016 at 8:30 pm

      Well said! Nigerians stay shocking me with how mean they can be on social media.

  53. la belle

    February 18, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    all you people on here sound sooo bitter and discontented with your lives. If I were to dig up all your social media accounts most of you wouldnt be any different from linda. The only difference now is that you dont have that caliber of money to buy and snap picture and subliminally post it on fb or instagram with an “inspiration” quote. Given the money she has, half of us wont even think to spend it on other people the way she does. Infact am i saying other people, half of you won’t even spend it on FAMILY not to talk of strangers. So before sitting behind your screens and typing with hypocritical fingers, take a long hard look at yourself. As for linda, what she does thats her cup of tea. But all i know is that you cannot deny her hard work. Some africans are a bitter lot of people.

    • amaka

      February 18, 2016 at 10:09 pm

      You will notice how bitter comments are getting more likes. I have a feeling the RUNS girls association are all typing and liking from their meeting point

    • huh

      February 19, 2016 at 12:59 pm

      Can you stop replying everyone one and run along to your MASTER’s blog?! Nonsense

  54. Ebere

    February 18, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    If I were her, I wouldn’t apologize, she owes no one any apologies. That bag is a genuine Birkin bag and people will always have something to say…………

    • Dr N

      February 18, 2016 at 9:00 pm

      Thank you,my thoughts exactly

    • tobi

      February 19, 2016 at 11:34 am

      and how do you know this? i hopw you all know there is a long waiting list for a Birkin Bag. you do not just stroll into Hermes and buy na….

  55. Sophie

    February 18, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Why do some of you all continuously be HERMES Illiterates –
    To the ignorant one who got lied to about Hermes OUTLET
    Hermes do not have OUTLET – never have – never will
    All you need to do is do internet or youtube research and stop embarrassing yourselves by what someone is telling you .

    And Watch this and listen to the CEO Speak – 3:17 – HE SAID THERE IS NO OUTLET ANY WHERE IN THE WORLD WHATSOEVER
    – – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkR1Y_hH37w

    Youtubers who unbox the real thing

    – – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=actmohezuJs – –

    — – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCTEj0j88Rc (Linda you see this?) – –

    here is a receipt – Linda get one of your 419 crew to fake type one for you
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtPaNpzTWcQ

    Thank You Linda for using your razzness to depreciate Birkin. DISGRACE TO NIGERIA Utterly horrendous.

    • segzie

      February 18, 2016 at 9:16 pm

      Madam, you can’t force yourself on what you have no clue about, for your info, here are few addresses of Hermes outlets,

      Hermès Bellagio
      address-3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South
      Las Vegas 89109

      Hermès BurJuman
      address-BurJuman Center, second floor
      115183 Dubai

      Hermès Sydney
      address-135 Elizabeth Street
      Sydney NSW 2000

      Hermès Montreal
      address-Holt Renfrew,
      1300 Sherbrooke Street West,
      Montreal,
      Quebec H3G 1H9

      Hermès New Bond Street
      address-155 New Bond street
      London W1S 2UA

      Hermès GUM
      address-Moscow, GUM, Red Square, 3
      109 012 Moscow.

      even for Charles de Gaul Airport, France……….there is an Hermes outlet!!!!!!

      Madam, verify your story again!!!!!!!!!

    • Osa

      February 18, 2016 at 9:40 pm

      UNA GET TIME O. You now went all about to gather various addresses.

    • amaka

      February 18, 2016 at 10:06 pm

      Apart from the bags made by okechukwu spelt as Cucci what can you afford, hungry peasant

    • Reply toOsa

      February 18, 2016 at 10:48 pm

      Osa dear, easy on the bile; u don’t wana choke on it now do you? See how you are trolling all over negative comments on Linda, ahhh did she collect your daily bread? So you didn’t mind that someone up there posted a video link of some ceo saying they don’t have outlets and another shuts it down by giving address, then you are telling the later to calm down. Heyyy it must be difficult for you to sleep at night with the thoughts of Linda on top her game.
      BN you better keep posting Linda’s tales here, cos that is the only way traffic is guranteeed on your comment section. Imagine Bruno has 200+ likes, as his usual hateful comments was highly welcomed. Keep hating guys!!!

    • gghgh

      February 19, 2016 at 12:04 am

      hmm these aren’t outlets..

    • Cawa

      February 19, 2016 at 12:10 am

      Eerm, these are not ‘outlets’ just normal hermes stores?

    • OutletNotOutlet

      February 19, 2016 at 12:39 pm

      you are missing the point, I think she meant outlet as in a sale outlet, what you listed are their stores.

    • Osa

      February 19, 2016 at 11:26 pm

      @ Replyto Osa, I must be so important to your life . kpele ,
      you are literarily the most irrelevant object to me

    • Osa

      February 19, 2016 at 11:27 pm

      @ Replyto Osa, I must be so important to your life . kpele, because you are literarily the most irrelevant object to me

    • amaka

      February 18, 2016 at 10:08 pm

      At least she didn’t have to sell her body to buy the so called fake, can’t say the same about you

  56. John

    February 18, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    I couldn’t concentrate to read what she had to say. All I see is her boobs and that’s ok with me. Apologies accepted.

  57. swagg1

    February 18, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    Blah, blah blah, What a phony.

  58. MyMessageToYouFakeNigerians

    February 18, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    to all nigerians who SUPPORT FAKE – (Linda Ikeji) –

    Buying a fake is wrong on more levels than most consumers seem to understand. First I think it is best to distinguish a fake from something that was “inspired” by another. A fake to me is something that copies a brand’s designs and/or logos/tags/packaging in an attempt to pass off an illegitimate item as one from the original brand. It will be impossible to avoid “inspired” items; where smaller brands create items very similarly (even carbon copies) at a cheaper construction and sell it under their name (i.e. high street brands). The wedding dress sounds like a situation with an “inspired” design.

    Buying fakes does hurt a brand directly. In cases where the fakes are made at high quality and sold to customers as the real thing that is taking a sale right from the store. Fakes also help tarnish brands leaving them undesirable to customers that can afford them. Coach knows this very well, they made the mistake of over-saturating the market and this attracted a lot of counterfeit makers. Their logos became synonymous with the counterfeit market of canal street in NYC and that deterred a lot of customers from the brand as they did not want to carry something that was expected to be fake. This does not only happen to brands that oversaturate, I have had friends and clients say no to certain styles of luxury bags (Celine, Chloe, Saint Laurent) because fakes of them are so readily available. As these brands start to lose customers it not only hurt their image it hurts every single worker of that company.

    Other reasons buying fakes are bad are the ethical ones. These counterfeits are usually made in some of the most horrid working environments. Yes some established brands have similar conditions but supporting them on any level is not ok. These are made in half hazard factories using dangerous chemicals with very little regulation as most of them are not legal facilities. Another big thing about counterfeits A LOT of people don’t know is that in a lot of cases they are used to support major drug and crime groups. Counterfeit is in the arsenal of a lot of these large crime organization. Some use it to smuggle drugs and guns into countries and the profits to fund their operations.

    In my opinion buying a fake/counterfeit/knockoff only hurts, the buyer included. Designer apparel and accessories are out of the reach for most of us, but that should be no excuse to buy a fake with another designer’s logo and imagery, get something inspired or close. If you truly love a bag you love its design not the logo on it, so if you purposely buy a fake you really just want to parade the brand name. Such shallow consumerism hurts more than it is worth.

    • AmhereforLinda

      February 18, 2016 at 11:27 pm

      All these epistle because of Linda. Ok all we need from you is to show who you are not this moniker you put up, look at you lecturing Nigerians about fake. So in your life you have never watched or shared movies downloaded online from all them rip off torrent sites and what not, u have never gone to rent movies in ckubs or bought in traffic, don’t even want to write epistle sef to join issues with you…To your own self be true!!!!! And by this epistle you still adamant and maintain the bag is a fake…..ehhhehh, you need a hug from fake Nigerians

  59. Mostest

    February 18, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    I truly hope Linda can make a comeback from this. Sometimes I feel sorry for her, she’s rich quite alright but she seems empty inside. Bags, shoes, seems like she uses all this to fill a void, dare I say hide the emptiness. Successful people don’t need validation, true wealth is when buying a Hermes bag doesn’t seem like such a big deal you need to brag about it. Many are still poor in thinking despite hugs bank balances. 500m for a house in banana was a waste when a recession is about to hit (God forbid but the signs are glaring), look online and see equally nice houses in banana for half the price. The money bags are counting their losses, houses are not selling and PRICES WILL CRASH. She has done well buying a house so luxurious but a smart person would’ve bought a block of flats. Blogging cannot be a permanent job, the it factor (gossip) Lib had is gone. Clients realize that advertising on her blog doesn’t really have the desired effect, sadly Linda’s followers consist of a lot of low income earners. She needs real advisers and not yes people

    • amaka

      February 18, 2016 at 10:03 pm

      Have you eaten today? Linda has leftovers that she can spare to hungry people like you. Sadist

    • amaka

      February 18, 2016 at 10:04 pm

      Besides you can’t even afford one bag of cement sef

    • mee

      February 19, 2016 at 2:10 am

      Since I read d initial post I have kept mute all this while but had to comment on reading ur comment bout d cement Amaka…I really can’t stop laughing. .lmao!..I still have nothing to say on d matter considering d fact its really none of my business..im a huge fan of Linda’s blog.. no need for harshness during lent period biko.

    • LostInSpace

      February 18, 2016 at 10:28 pm

      You hit the nail real hard – “Successful people don’t need validation.”

    • True That

      February 18, 2016 at 10:48 pm

      Good Comment

    • AmhereforLinda

      February 18, 2016 at 11:16 pm

      Mostest stopeeeitt arghhhhh, all these analysis on top another person head and subtly praying her source of income dries up? My my. So all her blog visitors are low income earners right, and you still acknowledgd the fact that companies run adverts in her blog right. Pray tell are these companies useless that they are wasting monies on a blog with cheap followers. Hahahahaha you guys still don’t get it huh, I think if you all hating concentrated on creation of your brand and mastering your craft, rather than on what linda spends her money on; perhaps you all could also be a driving force in the society…..but alas misery loves company

    • fret

      February 20, 2016 at 12:34 am

      I remember when Linda posted a picture of Genny with that infamous Chanel bag listing the price and then adding that Genny had just returned from China which was a hint to her crazy commenters to go all out on Genny. She gives what she can’t take.

  60. CocoC

    February 18, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    Wow wow wow!! I’m shocked by what I’ve read here, starting with the ‘apology’ down to the comments! Every diligent hater and every diligent fan is a commodity to Linda. She gets y’all for free and sells y’all for billions and y’all are chewing Tylenol on her head! Just wow, I can’t with Nigerians! As for Linda, pride goes before a fall is a tried and tested statement. Nigerians leave Linda and that encomium magazine turned blog and go find your daily bread.

    • amaka

      February 18, 2016 at 10:02 pm

      Meanwhile you are yet to find yours#smh for you

  61. Omo jesu

    February 18, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    I would rather be a Ty any day than a Linda. Pls don’t waste your time and energy on things that are Empheral. It’s not worth it

    • amaka

      February 18, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      But you are none and you are still starving in the ghetto where you leave

  62. Chy

    February 18, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    LOL! And when some of yall finish typing and hating, you will go back to your self, living the life you still exist in. Linda’s large bank account will grow larger and she buy more Birkin bags and do whatever she likes, class or no class.
    Nigerians on here: there’s a saying that goes, small minds discuss people, great minds discuss ideas that will yield cash and productivity. Based on Linda’s apology and ideas she is more of a great mind. So yall haters, classy envious driven, looking for receipt and all, know your class and level. See as una dey create traffic for BN by talking about Linda and increasing BN cash flow. Focus your energy into increasing your cash flow.

    Oh by the way, when Linda decides how she going to share money, trip and all. Ever notice the heavy traffic on her blog. I mean BN can’t get that. The girl is a business women, rich without arizto. Hate all you want; she still going to be Linda, rich and posting it on her blog ando IG (it is not in your face hater, nobody sent you to her personal business space).

  63. zully

    February 18, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    all of you enemy of progress will never be like Linda ikeji. get dat into your thick skull.
    Linda is above you and will continue to be above you.
    whether she buys a fake or real bag.
    its not anybody business
    mind your own business and work very hard to be like her.

  64. Ona

    February 18, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Nigerians, u created this monster. I havent said much abou this debacle because im indifferent about linda. However i was sorely disappointed by her actions and her true character was exposed. You would think that someone who built her wealth bullying others for yrs and reporting pple to her immature commenters to tear apart for her would have a tough skin by now. All this nonsense just to prove ure rich? Im a true linda fashion, she went ahead and wrote an epistle laced with with brags and the normal “if i can be this rich, so can u”…just to gain back her gullible and desperate followers. Isnt this reminiscent of fake pastors who would use bible passages in their favor to keep their followers on their side? A simple an heartfelt apology wouldve sufficed…or no apology at all self is better thAn this pride-ful speech. Theres just no hope for the girl. Everything she says must always end with her humble-bragging about owning a & b. Are u serious?!

    • Osa

      February 19, 2016 at 11:32 pm

      you deserve a thousand more likes

  65. tee

    February 18, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    I am late to the party but here is what I think has happened within the last 24 hours,Linda lost followers and realised how much she had goofed, I for one is not getting on her site again and I know a lot of people would avoid her .

    If I want gist ,I will go to SDK who I hit on for the second time yesterday, I am sure her visitors skyrocketed yesterday.

    Dear Linda ,you see those stupid haters you cussed at are the reason you can afford a birkin in the first place . you think you are untouchable ,you really should read your bible .

    I have said enough. You can change your attitude but at 35 I doubt it ,I used to think your sister was the reason for your bad press but I can see you are not so different .

    I wish you well,I sincerely wish you change bye

    • amaka

      February 18, 2016 at 10:39 pm

      Tee speak for yourself, you just frustrated that’s all. What better way to let it out that trolling

    • AmhereforLinda

      February 18, 2016 at 11:03 pm

      Amy, please laugh so hard at these people, she will go to SDK bla bla bla. I can bet you they all tripping and probably clicking on her blog to know when she will do a post about the bag saga. After the hate speech she still brought in bible, you actually think you sabi God pass her. Since all of you on here has been going on and on about SDK, how long before you guys start hating on her, tick tick tick……

    • Amaka Ikeji

      February 18, 2016 at 11:55 pm

      @amaka aka verachigirl aka Chioma #AgbayaIkejiVoltron. Welcome. I knew you would bring your pathetic self here running around like a headless chicken replying comments because that is your MO; going about replying everyone on your siblings IG. Thank God you’re not the successful Ikeji because your narcissism would have ruined everything for the family a long time ago. You’re probably the one who helped your sister make those comments on her IG. Hehehehe ???

  66. Omo jesu

    February 18, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    Hey zuly why don’t you talk for yourself. That is your wish to be like her. We all have different things that gives is joy.(not happiness)
    Wanna be!

  67. Jasmine

    February 18, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Well, I know the lucky fan. Onyx the gay, bonario the senate president of her blog or any other ‘beggar’.

    • Jazzy baby

      February 18, 2016 at 10:55 pm

      I mistakenly liked your comment oops. Wait a minute, so you actually visit her blog and know all the monikers commenting on the blog…..bu haha haha haha you see your life from the outside? And you said beggars, well at least begging is way more classy than stealing and hating.

  68. Nkechi

    February 18, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Linda Ikeji! You have done so well for apologizing to your true fans which I am one of them. Till tomorrow you are an embodiment of strength, hardwork and hope. You made something out of nothing and your rags to riches story is commendable and has propelled me to reach for the skies! Irrespective of people’s opinion, I still hold you in high esteem as you are a model to many young women out there!

  69. Sucky Sucky!

    February 18, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    This is Nigeria peeps. If you’ve got money, you flaunt it. If people could walk around with their net worth written on their foreheads they would. This is a town where no one has any respect unless you have proper cash in your bank account and you better know how to spend it. These so called ‘classy people’ are the one’s without any money. They have the old family names but they really can’t afford to live like royalty in this present climate, so they nitpick at how you speak, how you write and spell and how you carry yourself, living in the past because the present is too difficult to acknowledge. They stick to each other like glue, fooling themselves that they’re too important to stoop down and mingle with new money like the Linda’s and the Otedola’s of this world and that the only decent place to live in Lagos is Ikoyi.

    Fact of the matter is, new money doesn’t care about you and your stuck up ways. Linda has made it without you! Truth be told you (old money, runs chicks and Daddy’s girls) can’t keep up and the only way to knock people down is to complain about how tasteless it is to flaunt your wealth, when quite frankly you can’t flaunt it because you don’t have any left.
    The reason why its so difficult for people to accept that Linda is rolling in the dough is because they just can’t comprehend how she’s made so much money when they are struggling to maintain. Chanel bag yes, your husband can buy them by the dozen, but two Hermes bags at a go…nah, it has to be fake.

    Well guess what, those bags probably aren’t fake and yes Linda was silly enough to believe a fake Instagram post (goes to show her level of exposure), but the bottom line is this. She’s got money, she didn’t have to marry a cheating husband to live in Ikoyi, she doesn’t have to suck up to a strict billionaire Father to maintain her allowance and she doesn’t do runs. This is enough to piss off about 90% of Nigerian females that fall into the categories above!

    • D

      February 18, 2016 at 10:56 pm

      Abeg chop knuckle for this comment. The bile and bitterness with which some people commented over this bag issue is just so distasteful, especially from those who look down on women like Linda just because they have dared to succeed on their own terms, despite coming from less privileged backgrounds. Yes, I personally think her initial reaction was extremely childish, but the venomous delight dripping from the tongues of her supposedly ‘classy’ detractors over two bags was just ridiculous and sad.

  70. Babe

    February 18, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    This Linda’s bag issue just made me realize how bitter some Nigerians are,beef kills.I don’t care about her or her bag,see how angry and pained people are.miserable people

  71. Bowl

    February 18, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    @sucky sucky, very many thanks.

  72. Jazzy baby

    February 18, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    I mistakenly liked your comment oops. Wait a minute, so you actually visit her blog and know all the monikers commenting on the blog…..bu haha haha haha you see your life from the outside? And you said beggars, well at least begging is way more classy than stealing and hating.

  73. Babe

    February 18, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    Even people who can’t afford #10,000 bag want to see receipt. Like the receipt will change or better their lives

  74. nnenne

    February 18, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    BTW who is this Linda Ikeji?
    She must be an interesting person because you are nobody until people start hating on you. …”She is too arrogant. Who does she think she is? She thinks she is better than me?”

    Am going to find out who she is.
    Love her already!!!

  75. hummmm

    February 19, 2016 at 1:54 am

    I guess Linda is now telling us that she just bought a new set of boobs and they are real. wink wink. .

  76. Chiomzy

    February 19, 2016 at 4:09 am

    is OK shld really be OK.. I wonder what is una problem.. even if is fake is hers.. much money is hers.. so y can’t you people save strength for other thing. NAwa o naija. well Na jealousy finally.#jt passing#

  77. Me

    February 19, 2016 at 5:37 am

    Who is this ‘stewpid’ AMAKA spewing bile on everyone’s comment not supporting LIB. Take several seats madam Voltron, your clapbacks are getting annoying. Get a life, yours I mean!

    • Amaka

      February 19, 2016 at 9:14 am

      It’s stupid. I give spelling lessons for free

    • MrsB

      February 21, 2016 at 6:38 pm

      The inverted commas in the ‘stewpid’ should have told you that there was an emphasis on that word and it was spelt purposely as such.
      I give clarification lessons for free.

  78. Aunty

    February 19, 2016 at 5:54 am

    Pls let us vote sister Amaka for voltron of the year! I hope Linda is paying you for every reply you post.
    perhaps you will win that trip to Dubai ?

    • Amaka

      February 19, 2016 at 9:15 am

      Amen ooooooo. Meanwhile yoou are still suffering from starvation

    • Aunty

      February 19, 2016 at 5:32 pm

      I went ahead to love your reply honey. You clearly know exactly who I am and that I’m starving. Oya clap for yourself

  79. mo

    February 19, 2016 at 7:02 am

    As Una hate Linda reach her blog is #12 most visited in naija. BN sef na #28 abi 32 while Una mama German SDK with all her exclusive na #132 or 102 even laila blog the impersonator traffic sef better her blog. Linda, I don’t know you but I pray God will give you strategic to use to move higher in life so that your haters can get drunk on haterade and jump inside lagoon. Way to go girly.

  80. coke

    February 19, 2016 at 8:13 am

    f- you and your handouts.

  81. Amaka

    February 19, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Meanwhile make sure you vote BN at the nickelodeon kids choice awards. Surely there should still be a little love in your heart to do that for our own BN

  82. Laura

    February 19, 2016 at 9:43 am

    So tacky. I can’t even deal.

  83. keeks

    February 19, 2016 at 10:47 am

    okkkkkkkk so, i just have to say something coz none of yall are saying it. IS THIS AMAKA CHIC A DEFENDER OF THE UNIVERSE OF LINDA OR WHAT? is this Laura? or Linda herself? gurrrlll u gat time!!! responding to every single comment that points out obvious loopholes in the “Apology” and meltdown. its so funny, like u just sitting and staring and waiting for one comment that doesnt sit well with you and u just Bam respond. like Gurl, no Job? your come backs are so old, it reads expired!!! that being said, linda needs to eat a humble pie, thats just what everyone cant stand. theres a place of feeling and expressing ones accomplishments, then theres a place where you just a peacock, and girl, you don’t want to b Resisted by the one who says HE will resist d proud.

  84. keeks

    February 19, 2016 at 11:06 am

    okkkkkkkk so, i just have to say something coz none of yall are saying it. IS THIS AMAKA CHIC A DEFENDER OF THE UNIVERSE OF LINDA OR WHAT? is this Laura? or Linda herself? gurrrlll u gat time!!! responding to every single comment that points out obvious loopholes in the “Apology” and meltdown. its so funny, like u just sitting and staring and waiting for one comment that doesnt sit well with you and u just Bam respond. like Gurl, no Job? your come backs are so old, it reads expired!!! that being said, linda needs to eat a humble pie, thats just what everyone cant stand. theres a place of feeling and expressing ones accomplishments, then theres a place where you just a peacock, and girl, you don’t want to b Resisted by the one who says HE will resist d proud.

    • Amaka

      February 19, 2016 at 12:00 pm

      You noticed! That makes two jobless people on BN today. Besides this is not Linda or any member of her family for that matter.

    • Amaka

      February 19, 2016 at 12:05 pm

      Besides you should know that the one that hates pride is also against oppression and that’s what you guys are doing. Please wipe your own ass before complaining about the stench from another

  85. Tobereal

    February 19, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    @Amaka just chill…Linda is just another human being..is she too big to be humbled?….corrected? ….this would probs help her in the long run as you guys ain’t telling her the truth..
    Think you well on your way to enjoying the Dubai Luxury trip..enjoy!!

  86. Sisi J

    February 19, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Its true that one can not learn “class”. It must be very frustrating for people who want to “belong” to try so hard and still get hit with these kind of backlash. Linda and her likes do not bother me. The people that go after them on the other hand are just as bad as them or even worse. Why do you even bother?

  87. huh

    February 19, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Trying to figure out how to “chose” though
    Plus, “one of the must rules” of getting blessings from God..is that you must spread it.

    What is the meaning of one of the must rules. How to chose. What manner of Ingrish is this?!

  88. keeks

    February 19, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    hahahahahahah @amaka case in point

  89. Ade

    February 19, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Babes now you are talking…. Give that your fan the money …. You can give me mi o saa???

  90. Ada

    February 19, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    Thank you at Dr. DN. If she can afford a house of over 500million Naira,what is a Birkin bag? She can damn well afford it. Most of the people talking just recently knew what Hermés the brand is,talk less of a Birkin bag. I am certain they don’t even know the origin of the Birkin bag. It is NO MORE exclusive to own one. Most people have the money to buy one now so it’s ever ready. Thanks to the jet age and people now making money from every means without being restricted to just a few money making venture as it was before. I blaim the advent of Internet and social media where every goat now feels bold enough or exposed enough to talk cos they have now managed to see and know somethings. Why should she show you the reciept? So when u see the staggering amount u also cuss her out on it.

    • A dada

      February 20, 2016 at 9:00 pm

      The point us not if she can’t afford it … It’s the fact that d one she bought is d fake one n she went on and on saying if d real deal … For heavenly sakes it’s only a bag not a life

  91. Cristina Vlad.

    February 21, 2016 at 1:18 am

    Linda you did not have to say any thing, If you know is real then enough is enough. you are now a big time celebrity every thing you do or say will be on a pedestal, If you can afford a house in banana Island i don’t see why you cant afford a Hermes hand bag. That said note that even abroad they are fake too. Watch fashion movies, live Shoperholic, Devils wears Prada and The woman. This comment of always reminding people that you did not sleep with Men for money is not necessary I for one despise those act. Instead of always saying that use your blog create a post that will sensitize women on the down side of runs and the rest of it. That said apology accepted.

  92. Kai

    February 22, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    why are u ppl making noise about dis bag.. n u are proud off buying bag whiles someone in ur family hungry .. go fuck ur self

  93. Mizkatie

    February 23, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Haters will continue to hate *nonsense* @ damilola go get a life

  94. Observer

    February 23, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    Aunty Amaka o Is Linda paying you to defend her? The eagerness with which you respond to every comment that likely wouldn’t sit well with her

  95. Observer

    February 23, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    Aunty Amaka o Is Linda paying you to defend her? The eagerness with which you respond to every comment that likely wouldn’t sit well with her is questionable. You are so pitiful.. sorry o..

  96. Ab

    April 12, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    She’s so crazy

  97. drizzy

    June 17, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    cv

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