Hi, my name is Laila Ijeoma and I RUN this blog, www.LailasNews.com.
Lailasnews.com is one of Nigeria’s online leading news and entertainment portal dedicated to bringing you trending Nigeria news as soon as it breaks.
Our team delivers up-to-the-minute Nigeria news, politics, metro, business, entertainment, sports, as well as international news in simple, easy-to-read format.
Lailasnews.com was launched in January 2018 after Laila rebranded from www.LailasBlog.com (launched in January, 2013).
Laila’s meteoric rise followed her exclusives on some of the biggest stories in Nigerian entertainment: Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote settling the epic Don Jazzy vs Olamide beef, Toke Makinwa’s surprise wedding to Maje Ayida after a shocking split, the alleged cucumber breaks inside UNN female student story and many more.
Today, her news site is one of the most visited blogs in Nigeria, a leading source for all things Naija News.
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LAILASNEWS.com Editorial team
- Laila Ijeoma – Publisher/Editor
- Ebube Emelogu – Author
- Agunbiade Sanya – Author
- Tolulope Ayeni – Author
ABOUT LAILA IJEOMA:
Laila Ijeoma (Laila Ijeoma Uzochinyere Obiagwu; born 12 August 1984) 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 stories in Nigerian celebrity news, take for instance, Toke Makinwa’s secret and surprise wedding to estranged husband Maje Ayida; Don Jazzy & Olamide being reconciled after their Headies 2015 ‘fight’ by Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote.
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. Secondary schools she attended are 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 first as a corp member in one of the top new generation banks in Nigeria. After her NYSC service year, she moved up to being an Executive Assistant with the bank.
In 2013, she created her celebrity gossip and entertainment website, LailasBlog.com. Laila created her first blog in 2012 as a prank. She later abandoned that blog in 2013 for LailasBlog.com.
Laila shocked family and friends when she honourably resigned from her bank job as an Assistant Banking Officer, on the 30th of June, 2016 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.
Awards and nominations:
In 2014, Laila was nominated for Best Entertainment Blog in the Nigerian Blog Awards. Laila also got nominated for Best Blogger (SME/Online Editor) at the 2014 Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY) Awards.
In 2016, Laila won the Most Promising Social Media Personality of the Year at the Pan African HUMANITARIAN Award which held in Dubai.
Same 2016, Laila was named among the 100 Most Influential Nigerian Writers Under 40.
In 2017, Laila Ijeoma won the 2017 Entertainment Blogger of the Year Award at the Nigerian Writers Awards (NWA).
On November 15th, 2008, Laila Ijeoma wedded in Lagos state. She is happily married and blessed with 3 sons.