April 15, 2024

Laura Ikeji-Kanu (born March 15, 1988) is a famous Nigerian fashion blogger and entrepreneur. She is the CEO of the brand Hey! Laura.

Laura is also known popularly as the sister of Linda Ikeji, a prominent Nigerian blogger.

Early Life

Laura Ikeji Kanu, originally from Imo State, Nigeria, was born and raised in Lagos State. She grew up in a close-knit family alongside her siblings Sandra, Edna, Benita, Linda Ikeji (a famous Nigerian blogger), Vera Shilobod, and her brother, Peks Ikeji.

From a young age, Laura displayed a remarkable interest in the world of fashion. She would often experiment with different styles and create unique outfits for herself. Her innate sense of style and fashion-forward mindset set her apart from her peers. 

As she progressed through her education, she attended one of the prominent schools in Lagos State, where she continued to push her creativity and developed a deeper understanding of the fashion industry.

After completing her secondary education, Laura furthered her education at the University of Lagos, where she studied psychology.

Career

Laura Ikeji Kanu embarked on her career as a media personality, utilizing social media platforms, particularly Instagram, to showcase her fashion sense and style.

Her impeccable taste and influence in the fashion industry attracted collaborations with numerous high-profile brands, including Ohram, Payporte, B Kunique Hair, and Gtex HomesLaura effectively promoted these brands and their products to her dedicated followers as a brand influencer.

In 2018, Laura’s talents were recognized, and she was chosen to host the Big Brother Nigeria Trivia show, further solidifying her presence in the media industry.

Laura’s entrepreneurial spirit led her to establish her fragrance line in 2018. The release of the pre-order for her fragrance was met with overwhelming success, quickly selling out.

Expanding her business ventures, Laura ventured into the world of cosmetics by launching her makeup line, Laura Beauty. With her keen eye for beauty and fashion, she successfully curated a line of quality makeup products.

Beyond her fashion and beauty ventures, Laura serves as the CEO of Hey! Laura is a company that focuses on providing valuable services and products to its audience.

Laura created her YouTube channel in 2010, recognizing the power of video content. Through her channel, she shares vlogs discussing various topics, including her personal life, experiences, and insights.

In 2019, Laura showcased her expertise in brand influencing by publishing a book titled “How To Make Money on Instagram: The Brand Influencer Guide.” In this book, she shares her knowledge and insights on leveraging Instagram to generate income and build a successful brand.

Laura Ikeji Kanu’s multifaceted career as a media personality, brand influencer, entrepreneur, fragrance creator, makeup line founder, YouTuber, and the author has cemented her status as one of Nigeria’s prominent female entrepreneurs. Her contributions to the fashion industry and her entrepreneurial ventures inspire and empower others in Nigeria and beyond.

Personal Life

Laura Ikeji is currently married to Christopher Ogbonna Kanu, a well-known fitness trainer and retired Nigerian international football player. Christopher Kanu is also the brother of the famous Nigerian football player Kanu Nwankwo.

The couple exchanged vows in a lavish wedding ceremony held in January 2017. The event was graced by the presence of their families, as well as prominent Nigerian businessmen and women, adding to the grandeur of the celebration.

A few months after their wedding, Laura and Christopher joyfully welcomed their first child, a son named Ryan Kanu. The arrival of their son brought immense happiness to their growing family.

In 2020, Laura and Christopher celebrated another momentous occasion as they welcomed their second child in the United States. The arrival of their second child further enriched their lives and brought them immeasurable joy.

In June 2023, she shared a post on her Instagram page, announcing with joy and anticipation that she was expecting her third child, sharing a beautiful pregnant picture.

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Net Worth

Laura has accumulated a substantial net worth from her entrepreneurial business, approximately US$3 million.


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