Who is Laura Ikeji?
Laura Ikeji is a Nigerian fashion blogger, social media influencer, author, television personality, and businesswoman. She is well known as the sister of renowned Nigerian blogger, Linda Ikeji. She is often referred to as “Instagram Queen” by her fans.
Laura Ikeji’s full name is Laura Nkechi Ikeji. She was born on March 15, 1988, in Lagos, Nigeria, and hails from Nkwerre, Imo State. She is 34 years old as of April 2022. Laura Ikeji was raised by her parents, Mr and Mrs Ikeji as the third born of six siblings – Vera Ikeji Shilobod, Peks Ikeji, Sandra Ikeji, Benita Ikeji, Edna Ikeji, and Linda Ikeji.
About Laura Ikeji’s siblings
Vera Ikeji Shilobod is the eldest among the Ikeji siblings. She is a US-based realtor and beautician. She is married to an American Airforce veteran, George Shilobod with whom she bore two children.
Linda Ikeji is the second daughter and the most popular of the Ikeji siblings. She is a Nigerian blogger, writer, entrepreneur, and former model. She was born on September 19, 1980, and is 41 years old as of April 2022.
Edna Ikeji is the lesser-known sibling of the Ikejis. According to reports, Edna is happily married to her husband and resides in the United States.
Peks Ikeji is the only male child of the Ikeji. He is an actor, comedian, media personality, CEO of Minosa leather slippers, and Chairman of Minosa autos.
Sandra Ikeji is a fashion entrepreneur and CEO of Black dove models, one of the leading modelling agencies in Nigeria. She is also the CEO of Events by SI. Sandra made history by having the longest train of bridesmaids for her wedding which was held on January 21, 2021.
Benita Ikeji is the last born of the Ikeji’s. She is an editor and assistant head of programs at Linda Ikeji Media. She is also the CEO of Benilicious Hair and Benilicious Designs.
Laura Ikeji’s marriage and wedding
As of the time of publishing this article (April 2022), Laura Ikeji is married to her husband, Ogbonna Kanu, a former Nigerian footballer.
The couple had their court wedding on January 19, 2017, at the Ikoyi Registry in Lagos, and their traditional wedding in Nkwerre, Imo State on January 28, 2017. The wedding was attended by several top Nigerian celebrities including MC Galaxy and football legend, Kanu Nwankwo, who is Ogbonna’s elder brother.
About Laura Ikeji’s husband – Christopher Ogbonna Kanu
Christopher Ogbonna Kanu is the current husband of Laura Ikeji. He is a former Nigerian professional footballer, fitness expert, and businessman. He was born on December 4, 1979, in Owerri, Nigeria. He is 42 years old as of April 2022.
In 2000, Ogbonna Kanu made his international debut for Nigeria in a world cup qualifier against Eritrea. According to reports, he is the younger brother of Nigerian football legend, Kanu Nwankwo and the stepbrother of Anderson “Anders” Gabolalmo Kanu and Henry Isaac.
Christopher Ogbonna Kanu’s first wife
There were reports that Laura Ikeji’s husband, Christopher Ogbonna Kanu, was previously married to a British woman named Hannah Turay with whom he shares two kids. However, Ogbonna Kanu later clarified the reports, stating that although he has two children with Hannah Turay, they were never married. This essentially confirms Laura’s earlier claims that she is Ogbonna Kanu’s first wife and that Hannah Turay was only his baby mama.
About Laura Ikeji’s children
As of April 2022, Laura Ikeji is the proud mother of two children named Ryan Ogbonna Kanu and Laurel Kanu. Ryan was born on July 19, 2018, in Texas, the United States while Laurel was born on February 28, 2020, also in the United States.
About Laura Ikeji’s rumoured relationship with MC Galaxy
MC Galaxy is a Nigerian singer and songwriter popularly known for his hit song, “Sekem”. According to some reports seen by DNB Stories Africa, MC Galaxy was alleged to be romantically involved with Laura Ikeji in 2017. It was speculated that the two were an item and that news of Laura Ikeji’s marriage to Ogbonna Kanu had come as a shock to many.
MC Galaxy has debunked claims that he once dated Laura. According to him, Laura has always had a boyfriend for a long time which many people didn’t know about. He added that he would have asked her out because of how well connected they are as friends.
Even though Laura is happily married, the two seem to still be best of friends and Laura’s marriage has not affected their friendship in any way.
Laura Ikeji’s appearance on Real Housewives of Lagos (RHOLagos)
Laura Ikeji has been announced as one of the cast members of an upcoming reality TV show called The Real Housewives of Lagos (RHOLagos) set to premiere on Showmax on April 8, 2022. The show will feature other cast members like Iyabo Ojo, Mariam Timmer, Toyin Lawani-Adebayo, Caroline Hutchings Danjuma, and Chioma Ikokwu.