Laila Ijeoma Biography

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.


Laila Ijeoma

Laila Ijeoma
Laila Ijeoma

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
Nationality Nigerian
Gender Female
Other Names
  • Laila Ijioma
Spouse(s) n/a
Children 3 sons
Relationship Status Married (Nov. 15, 2008)
Relationship Type Heterosexual
Occupation
  • Blogger
  • Writter
  • Former Banker
Years Active 2013 – present
Associated
Net Worth ₦10 Million (u/r)
Family
Parents
  • n/a
Relatives
  • n/a
Body & Measurements
Skin Complexion Medium Skin
Height n/a
Weight n/a
Hair Color Brunette / Brown hair
Body Art none
Body Type Average Body
Education
Religion Christian
Languages
  • Igbo
  • English
  • Yoruba
Education
  • Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering
Alma mater
  • Ninlan Demonstration Secondary School, Aba
  • Abia State Senior Science School Ihie
  • Federal University of Technology
Mobile Phone No
Mobile Phone No: n/a
Social Media Handles
Social Facebook
Twitter.com
Instagram
Website
Website LailasNews.com

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.

Personal life

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.

Recognition

  • Named among the 100 Most Influential Nigerian Writers Under 40 (2016).