Linda Ikeji, a former model from Lagos, Nigeria, says her social network, LIS (Linda Ikeji Social) has something others lack: a one-stop shop for everything online.
Just six days in, the network has 86,000 followers. Within the next five years, Ikeji said she hopes to be the new Facebook.
On the need for her platform: About 30-40 million Nigerians are now online, and they go through so many sites. They go to Facebook for connecting with friends. They come to my blog to read the news. They buy and sell things and go to places like Nairaland where they exchange opinions.
On the growth: Facebook is my competition.
On her critics: There are people who are jealous, because they don’t understand how somebody can be so successful at something so many others are trying to do. They may not agree with the way I do stuff. They will criticize and show their opinion, which is fine with me.
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