“I was disqualified from Miss Nigeria 2003 pageant”, Linda Ikeji reveals how she strived hard to be successful following defeat



Nigeria foremost blogger and billionaire, Linda Ikeji shares inspiring story on how she turned her defeat to greatness.

The LITV founder opened up on how dejected she was following defeat at 2003 Miss Nigeria which didnot get her to top 10.

According to the media powerhouse, she had already built her whole world round the pageant and at such she felt discouraged.

Linda Ikeji stated that she decided to turn that defeat into success. Her hunger and strive to be rich, got her fired up nd she fought to make a name for herself.

She wrote:

Number 8 at the2003 Miss Nigeria pageant. I thought I was going to win but i didn’t even make the top 10. That night was one of the worse nights of my life. I remember just asking myself what I was going to do with the rest of my life because for some arrogant reason, I’d built a future around being Miss Nigeria even before the pageant held. Sigh. For two straight days I cried wondering what to do next. I wanted to be successful.

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I wanted to be somebody. I wanted to be rich. And here I was being told that I want even good enough to be Miss Nigeria…lol 

After a few days of feeling sorry for myself, I got fired up. I said to myself, this life isn’t going to defeat me or pass me by. I must count. I will fight with every bone in my body to be successful. I don’t care how long it will take but one day, I’ll matter. Well, I’m still fighting but I’m doing very okay now!

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For everyone fighting for their dreams right now and keep getting disappointed, please don’t let it discourage you. Failure is part of success. Every disappointment, every NO, everytime things don’t work out is for you to have a story to tell tomorrow. As long as you don’t give up, as long as you’re persistent, as long as you believe in yourself and your dream even when others don’t believe…success will find you. And God will sit next to you and never leave your side. I wish you all well and I hope all your dreams come through”.

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