Laila Ijeoma was born Laila Ijeoma Uzo chinyere Obiagwu on August 12, 1984 in Aba, Abia State. She is a Nigerian blogger known for her celebrity and entertainment website, LailasBlog.com, now Lailasnews.com. She is also known for breaking some of the biggest celebrity news and stories in Nigerian.
|Birth Name||Laila Ijeoma Uzochinyere Obiagwu|
|Birth Date / Age||August 12, 1984 (age 35)|
|Birth Place||Aba, Abia State, Nigeria|
|Residence||Lagos State, Nigeria|
|Home Town||Aba, Abia State|
|Relationship Status||Married (Nov. 15, 2008)|
|Years Active||2013 – present|
|Net Worth||₦10 Million (u/r)|
|Body & Measurements|
|Skin Complexion||Medium Skin|
|Hair Color||Brunette / Brown hair|
|Body Type||Average Body|
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|Mobile Phone No:||n/a|
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In 2017, Laila made headlines after news emerged that she quit her multi-million naira bank job for blogging.
Early life and education
Laila Ijeoma was born and raised in Aba, Abia State. She is the first child of her parents, from a Catholic home. She attended Ninlan Demonstration Secondary School, Aba and Abia State Senior Science School Ihie where she graduated with A1s in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Mathematics and Igbo. Laila Ijeoma holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri in Imo state. She graduated in 2005.
Bank career and media work
In 2006, Laila was hired as a corp member in one of the top new generation banks in Nigeria. After her NYSC service year, she was retained and moved up to being an Executive Assistant with the bank.
In 2012 Laila created her first blog as a prank. She later abandoned that blog in 2013 for a new url destination. In 2013, she founded her celebrity gossip and entertainment website, LailasBlog.com.
On 30th of June, 2016 Laila shocked family and friends when she honourably resigned from her bank job as an Assistant Banking Officer, to focus on blogging. She says she has no regrets whatsoever after leaving. Laila Ijeoma appeared on Channels TV’s Rubbin Minds with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu to discuss the major highlights of year 2016.
On November 15th, 2008, Laila Ijeoma wedded in Lagos state. She is happily married and blessed with 3 sons.
Awards and nominations
Laila Ijeoma has been nominated and won several awards which include
- Nominated for Best Entertainment Blog in the Nigerian Blog Awards (2014).
- Nominated for Best Blogger (SME/Online Editor) at the Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY) Awards (2014)
- Won the Most Promising Social Media Personality of the Year at the Pan African HUMANITARIAN Award held in Dubai (2016).
- Won the 2017 Entertainment Blogger of the Year Award at the Nigerian Writers Awards (NWA) 2017.
- Named among the 100 Most Influential Nigerian Writers Under 40 (2016).