This has been on my mind for a while now, basically since the feud between celebrity blogger Linda Ikeji and Wizkid went from bad to worse few days ago after Wizkid dropped the epic comment on Linda Ikeji’s page. Here is my concern, why would Linda Ikeji publish only the “negatives” of most musicians then turn a blind eye on their major achievements ?
Well its easy to say, its her blog so its her choice right ? but ill say that is a rather bad decision to only bring out the shortcomings of these artists tarnishing the image they built over the years. It will not only make you an ethical and righteous blogger publishing these guys’ achievements but you will also be more respected and celebrated for your work.
You are making dope money, yikes! we all know its all about the money but not at the detriment of other people’s careers. You are a blogger I get the fact that there is no way you can be at that level and not hurt some people, but all I’m saying is you can be happier with yourself when you also write good things about these same people. Then you made mention of something I read on another blog, they said and I quot;
Linda Ikeji shared a major key with Nigerian bloggers – Don’t be friends with Nigerian celebrities because it gives you less to write about
This above is not entirely true. It all depends on perspectives. You could be that blogger who has exclusive news of artists signing big endorsements and becoming brand ambassadors based on your personal relationships with them, which would also mostly come with other benefits for your blog’s exclusivity. Noble Igwe (360nobs) is an example of a successful blogger who has a cordial relationship with celebrities, I watched clips from his wedding ceremony it was graced by many notable celebrities who were there to rejoice with him on his special day. So that aunty Linda it is from the point at which you view yourself as a blogger and what derive joy writing about.
One of the biggest achievements of Wizkid as a Nigerian singer happened few hours ago when Drake featured him on a song which features on Drake’s album titled One Dance. I believe that should make you proud as a Nigerian. Its not every time money! publish it, If you cant publish it, tweet something about it, if you cant, post on IG something nice about it. If you cant do any of that then don’t publish it when Wizkid impregnates third “BabyMama”. That would,nt be fair to Wizkid’s brand.
Convince us its nothing personal like you claimed.
Well you actually don’t need to convince anyone though. But that said, celebrate him, you have the ability to reach thousands without moving a foot, share more good news on your blog. You can even add the iTunes link where they can buy the song in the article which I did anyways as I am a huge fan of Wizkid and the reason I’m writing you this letter. You are not trying to get on Wizkid‘s good side, but you are doing this for yourself, cause sometimes I wonder how you are at peace with yourself writing only bad news about these artists, this goes for Olamide‘s career too, you handle it the same way as Wizkid’s.
Aunty Linda, you once said in an interview that Uche Pedro (BellaNaija) inspired you to start blogging, she is the perfect example of the word “role model” she is not “loud” if you know what I mean, you can learn one or two things from her. She is well respected for her work and loved by many celebrities and yet she is still very successful as well.
I do not want to talk about your being married or not which as been an issue of concern for your fans but ill tell you this is your personal decision and you don’t deserve to be crucified for this people are just concerned because its uncommon in this part of the world, and from your last note to Wizkid, it shows you are bothered about it contrary to what you claim which isnt fair to you either.
I want to leave you with this, ask yourself what you want to be remembered for when you are gone. Do you want to be remembered as the blogger who ruined marriages, flaunted expensive bags and shoes and destroyed people’s careers or the blogger who was diligent, unbiased, ethical and absolutely professional and was just doing her job ??? You choose.
From a concerned Nigerian