Linda Ikeji Fires Back At Haters: “I Understand Why I Am The Target. If I Were Them, I’d Hate Me Too”

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linda ikeji 360nobs.jpg,,On the day before today, we posted to you of a certain social media analyst @MrAyeDee who caught the attention of many social media users when he announced that Google had begun action against Linda Ikeji’s blog for content theft and copyright infringement.

Nigerian blog queen, Linda Ikeji on her blog today replied the defamatory news, in a blog post titled “To The Guys That Want To Take Down LIB, Here’s A Message To You…lol”

She stated that the success of her blog was the reason why she was being attacked.

She further explained that social commentator, Mr. Aye Dee and a team of IT experts had been working on a plan to hack her blog, disclosing that they had initially hit her blog with spam, and this had forced Google to take down her adsense. Not satisfied with that they kept sending her ‘phishy’ emails in a bid to hijack her blog.

Linda scorned them for cyber-squatting the domain name LindaIkeji.net, noting that their main goal was to force her to pay to own a domain which they had already acquired.

Venting a little dose of her unadulterated venom, she continued…..

“They want Google to shut it down. That is their aim. Will they succeed? I sincerely don’t know. I’m not an IT expert…I know they are spamming and filing complaints, I don’t know what else they are doing behind the scenes but they are relentless.

Now let me give you guys a bit who this Aye Dee guy is. He’s anonymous on Twitter. Nobody really knows who he is but according to those investigating him, his name is Emmanuel Efremov simply known as EE by his friends. He’s the owner of 15Past8.com media group. Based in Manhattan. Gets funding from some US organization. (His number – 212 9608127). He’s apparently been stalking me for years now and have registered quite a number of my domain names…lindaikeji.net plus 8 others. He also owns 9jalife.com…yep, he owns a blog. He accuses me of copyright infringement but when you go to 9jalife and other websites he owns…98% of the things he has on there are other people’s content. You see pot calling kettle black? Lol.

Immediately he was found out yesterday, the IT expert immediately started to redirect lindaikeji.net to my blog. If you click lindaikeji.net now, it will redirect you to this blog. He panicked yesterday and quickly did it. A name he register as far back as 2011. Lol. Choi!

Not only that, he’s also a cyber squatter. Yep, he registers 100s of websites belonging to others around the world and tries to make money off them. Guess one of his aims is to run me out of blogger so I come to him and his team and pay thousands of dollars to get one of the several names he’s registered. Not going to happen, boo! Hehe

Below is an article from lawyer and blogger Uduak Udouk of Africa Music Law about this guy and his cyber-squatting criminal activities

“According to a twitter handle owned by @MrAyeDee, celebrity blogger Linda Ikeji was accused of copyright infringement of his works. He reported these infringing activities to Google and what resulted was a take down of his articles/works on her site. He also claimed with the rate and way things looked, Linda Ikeji’s site could be shut down within a week.

I get the fact that this guy was concerned about Ikeji’s activities and got Google to do something about it. What I don’t get is his very strong response and continued massive tweets talking about the same issue in an almost vendetta like style towards her. This got me curious to know who he was and what could be a motive behind all of these.

I began by looking at his twitter page and narrowed in on his website www. 15Past8.com. The description of the services he offered through his media group raised my curiosity. He says his media group owns “hundreds of websites.” He also claimed some of the infringing content on Linda Ikeji came from his site. Well one of his hundreds of websites is 9jalife.com because it has the 15Past8.com media group stamped on it. I did a basic search on 9jalife.com to see who owns it. The name ‘Emmanuel Efremov’ came up as the registered owner of 9jalife.com. 9jalife.com is clear it is owned by 15Past8.com media group, @MrAyeDee’s company.

For my article on Linda Ikeji, many have been saying they are surprised she does not own her own domain. Purely out of curiosity, I looked up Lindaikeji.com and noted it is owned by someone else, a case of cybersquatting. I also look up Linda Ikeji.net and see the same ‘Emmanuel Efremov’ come up. Now I am very curious. How is it that Emmanuel Efremov owner of 9jalife.com, a subsidiary of 15Past8.com, also owns LindaIkeji.net? Am I missing something?

Needless to say, I google the name ‘Emmanuel Efremov’ and lo and behold, there is a case by Volkswagen against an Emmanuel Efremov for cybersquatting. Looking at the description of 15Past8.com, the registered domain owner of 9jalife.com and Lindaikeji.net and the case by Volkswagen against Emmanuel Efremov, I am left feeling that the credibility of @MrAyeDee is shot and very weak at best. It also makes me wonder about any prior existing relationship between him and Linda Ikeji as to the issue of domain ownership i.e. cybersquatting. It is not uncommon for cybersquatters to ask you the legitimate owner of a trademark to pay them to own your own website.

If you accuse someone of copyright infringement, it is a good idea to make sure your hands are very clean and there is no connection whatsoever with a possible bad faith attempt to hijack their domain name. I am curious to see where all of these leads.” Uduak Udouk

Now talking about copyright infringement, Mr Aye Dee feels that crediting source is not enough, that I have to write a written permission to the website owner. That’s laughable at best. So if there’s a breaking news on TMZ, I will first write to the editors and wait for the 2/3 days it will take them to reply me…that’s if they even bother to.

I admit that I take content from other sites. Plenty of it sef, but the question is, which website in the world doesn’t? If you go on Bossip.com, 50% of what is there is from other sources. Daily Mail UK takes from other sites, re-writes and give credit. UK Mirror takes from other sites. MediaTakeOut quotes other sources. E! Online, Us Weekly, People and even CNN take news from other sources and give credit, so why is mine an offense to the extent that my blog deserves to be shut down? Even in Nigeria, which site doesn’t take news from other sites? Which? That is how media runs. Perez Hilton makes $10million a year from blogging and 50% of the content on his site is not originally his. As long as you give credit…which I do! Except in cases where you don’t know the original source of the story or photo. So many blogs take content from my site, how many of them have I gone after? In fact, I’m happy that they do so, I have nothing against it. If I take content from another site and they approach me to take it down despite giving credit, I will take it down. But that doesn’t happen.

I try as much as possible to get as many exclusives as I can, but because I work from home my team is so small. I’ve been planning to employ more hands which I will do eventually and then get a proper office. I’m kinda glad this happened. It’s now pushing me to act and take my business more seriously.

So Mr Aye Dee, Mr EE, Mr #bringmedown or whoever you are and Jeremy Weate (look who is talking ..lol) and all the others talking, I am not afraid of you! You didn’t bring me this far and you’re not enough to bring me down. Like if you dream it, speak it, act it, hope it, envision it, see it, pray it….YOU are not enough! You can’t bring a good woman down. You can try boo, oh please keep trying…but you see this lady, she ain’t going nowhere. You don’t even know who you are dealing with. You don’t know what drives me and how far I plan to go. I’ve been a hustler since I was 17, doing it on my own…on my own terms. Plus I have the backing of God…and of course my hundreds of thousands of readers. I repeat, YOU are not enough!

I have been blogging for close to eight years and I plan to be around for many more years to come, so get used it. If you manage to close down LIB, I’ll come back bigger and better. So keep trying boo! And enjoy all the attention you will get from this post…you’ve earned it. Kisses!

Oh by the way Mr EE, one of your friends who you were doing the #bringlindaikejidown campaign with has turned against you and contacted me. He’s a LIBer just like you…hehe…but decided it wasn’t fair and reached out to me. God bless you Mr Aye Dee. I hope your hustle also pays. All the best.

To others reading this, if you want to be successful in life, please prepare yourselves for something like this. People don’t go after failures. You have to be really crazy to gather to plot the downfall of an orange seller or a gate-man (with all due respect). These people go after successes. Once you succeed in any field, they will come after you…it’s inevitable. Ask everyone who has succeeded. It’s not whether they will try, because they will…it’s how you respond to it that matters.

Don’t you ever, listen to me, ever let anyone defeat you. You didn’t work so hard to get to the top for somebody who didn’t know how you struggled to bring you down. You will be disappointing God. You don’t even know how disappointed He will be. How dare you let them win? They will come for you…that’s a guarantee just make sure you defeat them.

These people are not even haters..they are excuses…they are the natural reaction to success…put in this world to take actions against people who are climbing the ladder of success. If they see you’re about to fly, they will try to cut your wings because when you fly, there’s no stopping you anymore. And that’s what they want to do…to stop you! Don’t let them distract you. Stay focused on your dreams and keep flying.

Lastly, You know how negative voices can be so loud that you can’t hear the positive ones? In moments like that just quiet the noise and listen again…listen only to the positive ones…because they are all that matters.

May all your dreams come true! May everything you put your hands into succeed. May your enemies show their faces so you know who they are…but may they never win.

Thank you so much to all LIB readers for your loyalty all these years. I keep saying you changed my life and I will always be grateful. Long live LIB.

Thanks guys and have a blessed day.
Now back to blogging!”

 

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28 comments

  1. that guy that has different lindaikeji registered websites is a DOMAIN BROKER. its a type of online business that yields income,just that it is not practice here in Nigeria.Am also a domain broker and i have sold few domain names to some companies not based in Nigeria. Check out facebook.com and you will find out the owner bought the name facebook.com. If linda wants a website of her own then she should pay for it cos its really important so that nobody will come up to threaten to shut her site down.

  2. she linda ikeji is just a blind fool. she needs to wake up and smell the coffee. poor child from a deprived background she is. so what else do you expect from her.
    true class can never be Linda Ikeji- not in a billion years. . .

  3. Its her fault . WHY DO YOU THROW AND RUB YOUR WEALTH IN PEOPLE’S FACES ESPECIALLY IN A COUNTRY WHERE ABOUT A GOOD 70% LIVE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE. WAS SHE THINKING PEOPLE WOULD GO TO CHURCH TO THANK GOD ON HER BEHALF? SHE MUST BE DELUDED. I’M SURPRISED SHE DIDNT GET MORE THAN THIS,

    SHE PRETENDS THAT SHE IS TRYING TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE. ONLY GOD CAN GIVE SUCCESS, NOT EVEN NECESSARILY HARDWORK.

    AREN’T THERE PEOPLE WHO HAVE STRUGGLED ALL THEIR LIVES FOR YEARS LONGER THAN THIS BITCH HAS BEEN BORN, AND STILL ARE POOR. THAT’S WHY SOMETIMES I ATTRIBUTE CERTAIN INCIDENTS TO PURE LUCK.

    1. don’t allow your jealousy to eat you up. She has worked hard to get to this point. She would prefer she goes around in rags or sleeping with men to get money.don’t be frustrated,yours will come. put your hope in God.

  4. @ Osaretin, you sound very jealous, envious, angry at someone else’s success, low class, deluded and pitiable. I feel sorry for you. I hope you rot in your poverty, while Linda Ikeji lives long and makes exploits. People like you never go far in life. Get a life, hater!

    1. it is you who is a living corpse. you are already dead but don’t even know. poor you. a zombie you are in every sense of the word.
      I am making it and getting better in all good things by the minute. if only u knew who I am.

      lick linda IKEJIS boots till the day you die. that’s the only mission you came to this world for.

  5. Haters should stop hating joor, rivals are every where when you are sucessful. Linda has paid her dues to be where she’s today. So she can do whatever she deem fit to do with her parade.

  6. Linda ikeji you are wonderful, hard working and God fearing! Please do not let anybody bring you down! Remember every disappointment is a blessing in disguise. My dear big sis laugh as much as you and pray to your father in heaven..you are destined to be great, continue to be good and do the right things ok..God will strengthen you….

  7. Linda Ikeji has become a household name in Nigeria. The fairy tale story of rags to riches. I do respect her hustle and hope she learns from this setback.

    This said, I read Linda’s comments and have confirmed that she wasn’t and isn’t ready to take this business that has brought her so much success beyond its frail structure.

    There are a few things that are clear

    The heart of man is innately jealous and wicked and where there is money to be made, other people will flood the market.Linda should have no delusion that she cannot be brought down. Multi-national corporations like Nokia, Kodak, Hi 5 and even the all famous Yahoo! have struggled with really tough opposition, with some of them vanishing completely.

    Linda needs to wake up and smell the coffee. We may call it bad belle, but in the competitive world, people will go to the end of the world to bring you down. Only recently, Samsung took undue advantage of slip-ups by apple and started a media campaign to promote their own products. In the Uk, All the main retailers (tesco, sainsbury etc) have a go at each other to gain competitive advantage.

    So far, what is Linda’s competitive advantage? First mover advantage and the goodwill of the people. For such a big outfit, she doesn’t have a structure, competent staff,programmers and even her own team of hackers or lawyers that can be one step ahead of competition. Only recently she has been drawing hatred from some of her followers by showing off her wealth. Whilst there is nothing wrong with enjoying herself, she is drawing competition and haters closer to a business that is so easy to duplicate.

    She needs to take it one step ahead, from a hobby to a business with strategic direction,prayerful and a bit more conservative.

    She has worked really hard to get this far….To stay ahead of the game will definitely not be a game of luck. She needs to work even harder and smarter. Blogging in the form we know it may not even exist in a few years time. I want to see her introducing the next big thing to us.

    In fact she may have to diversify her portfolio, just as Genevieve has recently done with her collaboration with Jumia or Bellanaija offering different e-products to the market. Without comparing them, these are just example of people that are pushing the boundries of innovation.

    I wish her all the best and hope to see her blog again soon,much stronger.

    Cheers

  8. @God Bless Lindaikeji October 08, 2014 4:18:08 pm

    Ha ha ha. you must be Linda or her sister or brother. So you can even visit blogs now abi? LINDA WAS A PRETENDER AND BLINDED YOU STUPID ZOMBIE FOLLOWERS. SHE ACTED LIKE SHE HAD NO BRAINS, NOR EYES TO THINGS AROUND HER.
    She is not nice at all. Even the likes of Beyonce constantly appreciate their blessings. LINDA IKEJI said it was her hard earned money and she did it by herself and on her own terms. We all know money is more than just hard work

    UNFORTUNATELY FOR YOU I WAS BORN INTO WEALTH, I AM MAKING MY OWN MONEY, I HAVE NEVER LACKED A DAY IN MY LIFE, I OWN THREE CARS, I LIVE EXTREMELY COMFORTABLY I am HAPPILY married to a Brit, I AM VERY HEALTHY, I GOT beautiful, healthy, amazing children. But guess what, I am appreciative of my blessings and don’t brag about it without realizing that its not automatic and not everyone has these things.I know that it is grace as well.

    We need to be sensitive in life especially with people who are not as blessed . So, run along and hop into your furnace of fire with your dear Linda who is now finished! ha ha ha

  9. THE IDIOT LINDA IKEJI EVEN said on the TEJU BABYFACE SHOW that she tells ADVERTISERS now that they can go away because she doesn’t even have advert spaces on her blog (if they attempt to try and negotiate or haggle over price), WHEN ANY ONE KNOWS U TREAT YOUR CUSTOMERS WITH RESPECT REGARDLESS.
    Now why won’t God himself bring down such a headless bitch an u headless zombies following an supporting her?! lol.

  10. HA HA HA. LINDA SAID @AYEDEE AND EMMANEL EFREMOV ARE NOT ENOUGH.,
    THEY CANT DO HER ANYTHING. I THOT SHE WAS CONFIDENT,.

    NOW SHE KNOWS THEY ARE MORE THAN ENOUGH. AND ARE NOT JOKING!

    I SEE HER BEGGING ON HER KNEES NOW, PLEADING FOR HER LIFE. LOL.
    HER FAMILY IS NOW IN A STATE OF DELIRIUM. THEY ARE CRYING THEIR EYES OUT. HER POOR MUM AND DAD. NOW WHO WILL CLOTHE AND FEED THEM. WHO WILL FILL THE EVER GROWING FOREHEAD OF HER MESSED UP YOUNGER SISTER???

    SO LONG LINDA IKEJI AND LIB AND ANY BLOG THAT YOU MIGHT TRY TO SHIFT TO NOW!!

    1. @osarentin
      I can see you are really poverty stricken and jobless. Busy and fruitful people do not spend their time on things like this. I am a very person and this is first and only time I will reply your comment. So you can go ahead and use you days to say worthless things.

    2. @Ahab, you are just dead.
      I tell you that I spit fire whenever or to whomever I wish. lol
      you are another headless zombie. aka Linda’s supporter. unfortunately you must be out of job. your frustration from not getting a proper job has eaten into every bit of you.
      poor you, you were waiting for the lib giveaways, unfortunately, the blog is gone forever, and that’s gone with it too. so sleep a little, so you don’t feel too hungry. a little tip from me. hahaha

  11. The blog has eventually been deleted by Google. I just hope she recover it back in time and bounce back. She shouldn’t have come out to report this until she has blocked and corrected all the loopholes they reported about her. IT profesionals knows how to work around things against someone that is not that techy.

    Thanks for the report.

  12. Hi Linda, I am not surprised this is
    happening to you because you are too
    large to be ignore and too blessed not to
    be spited and the only thing they can be
    is your fake. So don’t worry, I can bet my
    life you are coming out better dearie. Will
    always be your fan till there wouldn’t be
    sand on the surface of the earth. Just
    waiting for the best from you as ever.
    God bless. George Bruce. 23C0131A.

  13. @Osaretin, Linda Ikeji blog is back! Shame on you Osaretin. You have a very foul spirit. You are filled with hatred, jealousy, anger ……. name them. Nothing good lies within you. You are internally and externally ugly. I pity whoever has you as friend, sister, wife or mother. Please ask God to transform you and cast that Edo juju out of u. I wanna puke at ur attitude. Meet me on www. lindaikejiblogspot

    1. @God Bless Lindaikeji.
      you mean inside Linda IKEJIS belly only that that is where you are definitely gonna end up on your own. you are such a dead person still walking which means that there is no substance in your life, your words, nor your brain.
      Linda IKEJIS blog is over. keep watching. she has lost her adverts now because her image is damaged. only she won’t tell the world that. she is falling and has gone down the drain. You are free to puke. on your family as you swim in your own vomit. .unfortunately for u, nothing u say about me is true.

      I forgot u have been waiting your lifetime to chop her useless 25k giveaways. but sand sand is now in your garri is why you have thrown your brain away. so since the giveaways are over, u better go back to sit in your grave and maybe make a living off being a ghost. ha ha ha.

  14. sorry I understand your bitterness. your chance of getting 25k that your lineage has never and will never have is being worsened by my comments.

    so I see you are fighting for crumbs and don’t want to get your God (linda ikeji) upset by my comment, so she doesn’t decide to stop the stupid and dumb giveaways. poor soul you are

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