Earlier this week, Nigerian popular blogger Linda Ikeji defended herself over claims that she bought fake Hermes Birkin bags after being accused on an Instagram post of the bags, saying the designer bags were bought for about N4.8m.
Many saw Linda Ikeji’s effort to prove the authenticity of her bags as tasteless and insensitive, causing her to trend extensively on social media over the issue.
The blogger has released a statement via her Instagram apologizing to her fans for her behaviour over the issue:
‘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 Instagram DM (Direct Message). 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 people to find a venue as soon as possible 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 and then, but you must help others, that’s the only way He will continue to bless you!’