Linda Ikeji apologizes for her Hermes Birkin bags rant.
On February 16, Nigerian super blogger Linda Ikeji revealed she had purchased two Hermes Birkin bags after waiting eight months for them.
The drama of the Birkin bags started after that with many Instagram users saying the bags were fake. Later that night Linda Ikeji vehemently denied she bought fake Birkin bags, and said the designer bags are worth N4.8m.
Linda Ikeji's effort to proof the authenticity of her bags were seen as tasteless by some of her fans.
Today (February 18) Linda Ikeji has released a statement via her Instagram apologizing to her fans for her behaviour the other day.
You can read her full statement below;
"Let me apologize to the true Linda Ikeji fans who may have been disappointed by my rant the other day! I reacted because I thought it was really a confirmation from Hermes. But I later found out that Hermes would never confirm the authenticity of a bag over IG dm. If they’re wrong, the owner of the bag could sue so usually they ask you to bring the bag into one of their stores and if they find it to be a counterfeit, they could seize it. So that dm was a fluke.
"But anyway, enough about the bag. It’s so petty! Can’t believe how much we argued over it and how crazy I went over it! But the whole drama has made me realise that the amount I spent on 2 bags could have changed a few lives if I’d invested it in them. But I’m bag obsessed, what can I say? . May God bless you so much that the least of your worries will be a bag! Anyway, I’ve decided to double the amount of money I’ll give out this year to aspiring female entrepreneurs. Been feeling a little guilty I want to redeem myself.
"I’ve told my pple to find a venue asap and have y’all meet me soon. Success is sweet, I tell you! When you don’t have to depend on daddy, husband, bf, Aristo. ..for anything you want..nothing beats that! I want so many ladies to succeed so the next generation can have more women to look up to. Plus, one of the must rules of getting blessings from God..is that you must spread it. You’re allowed to buy bags every now & then but you must help others..That’s the only way He will continue to bless you!
"Anyway, having said all that..I’m going on a luxury trip to Dubai soon with family and friends and I’d like to a take a true fan along. It will be an all-expense paid trip with shopping money included. Trying to figure out how to chose though.
"Any ideas? Oh and by the way, this is my first selfie."
On February 2, 2016 Linda Ikeji exclusively revealed to Pulse that she was not getting married this year contrary to earlier rumours.
"100% false. Still single and searching" said Linda Ikeji. Last October Linda Ikeji made headlines after she bought a mansion in Banana Island worth over N500m. The story went viral and Lina Ikeji became a trending topic for days.