Linda Iheme

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Born (1990-01-08) January 8, 1990 (age 33)
Imo State, Nigeria
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery
  • Masters Degree in Public Health and Health System
  • PhD in Aging, Health, and Well-being
Alma mater
  • University of Benin
  • University of Waterloo
  • Businesswoman
  • Activist
  • Health advocate
OrganizationInternational Initiative For Youths Inspiration
Known forYoung African change marker
  • YouWin Connect Award (2017)
  • African Most Prestigious Award
  • Graduate Studies Leadership Award (2019)

Linda Iheme.[1] (born 8 January 1990) is a Nigerian businesswoman, a vocal community activist, health advocate, and a young African[2] change marker.

Early life and education

Linda was born in 1990 in Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State, Nigeria. She attended Government Girl's Science Senior Secondary School, Kuje, Abuja (2004-2006), then proceeded her studies to the University of Benin, Edo State, Nigeria where she earned a Bachelor of Dental Surgery between 2007 and 2015. She obtained a Masters Degree in Public Health and Health System at the University of Waterloo, Canada between 2017 and 2019, and currently enrolling her PhD in Aging, Health, and Well-being in the same Univesity.[3]

Later life and career

Linda Iheme is the CEO and Founder of International Initiative For Youths Inspiration and also Founder of Catalyst Academy Nigeria[4]. She engage in numerous NGOs activities and she is best to describe her as businesswoman[5] as well as enterpreneur[6][7]. Her mentoring and counseling arose her to hosted a lunch which inspire by her passion, and enhance young people to achieve their ambition[8].

Prior to her accession, Linda worked as an International Promoter For the Rome United Nations[9]. She has much concentration in assisting young people in Africa on how to secure scholarships for postgraduate programs in developed countries.[10][11][12] Linda is currently living in Canada, and she is a PhD Researcher where she is serving as Teacher Assistance to various Professors. She was a member of Board of Governors and University Senate for two years[13] and she had published books.[14]


  • Best Graduating Student at GGSSSS Kuje, Abuja (2006)
  • Top 35-Under 35 CEOs Award (2013)[15]
  • The Scholar of the School of Dentistry Award, University of Benin, Edo State Nigeria (2014)[16]
  • Desk's Young Person of the Month (July,2014)[17]
  • YouWin Connect Award (2017)[18]
  • African Most Prestigious Award[19]
  • Research Innovation Award at University of Waterloo, Canada (2019)[20]
  • Graduate Studies Leadership Award (2019)[21]

In the media



  1. "Nurturing youth entrepreneurs". Latest Nigeria News, Nigerian Newspapers, Politics. 2014-08-19. Retrieved 2020-06-07.
  2. "Chief Edem Duke with Linda Iheme and Lanre Dahunsi. | Opportunities For Africans". Retrieved 2020-06-07.
  3. Iheme, Linda (15 August 2019). "My profile in the university of Waterloo, Canada".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. Adekunle, Sam (2017-05-05). "CHOOSING BETWEEN EDUCATION OR AMERICA — LINDA IHEME". Medium. Retrieved 2020-06-07.
  5. "Speak Out: A Ray Of Hope For Unemployed Youths In Nigeria". Rural Reporters. Retrieved 2020-06-07.
  6. "Google". Retrieved 2020-07-08.
  7. (2017-07-17). "#SME100Nigeria 25 Under 25 Entrepreneurs: It's time to recognize our Young Tycoons at Africa's Most Prestigious Young People's Awards". BellaNaija. Retrieved 2020-06-07.
  8. "Lunch With Linda Iheme Season 4: Super Girls Apply!!!". Girl Pride Circle. Retrieved 2020-06-07.
  9. "Celebrating The UN International Youth Day 2019 – S.M.I.L.E". Retrieved 2020-06-07.
  10. "amazon". Retrieved 2020-07-08.
  11. "Free Course On How To Get Full Scholarship Admission To Study Abroad". Retrieved 2020-07-08.
  12. "Toka Oghenerukevwe". A Young Professional - Africa. Retrieved 2020-07-08.
  13. "University-Wide Committees". Graduate Student Association. 2016-07-05. Retrieved 2020-06-07.
  14. "". Retrieved 2020-07-08.
  15. Iheme, Linda (25 October 2015). "Linda Iheme At Top 35 Under 35 CEOs by The Under 35 CEO Foundation". Retrieved 2020-06-07.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  16. "Fashion at its best". Latest Nigeria News, Nigerian Newspapers, Politics. 2014-05-28. Retrieved 2020-06-07.
  17. "Linda Iheme from Nigeria is the OpportunityDesk Young Person of the Month for July 2014 | Opportunity Desk". 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2020-06-07.
  18. Ekanem, Nyeneokpon (2017-12-05). "Smart Opportunity to Get Nominated for YouWiN Connect Awards 2017". Entrepreneurs' Square. Retrieved 2020-06-07.
  19. Iheme, Linda (2020). "Let's recognise our young tycoons at Africa's most prestigious young ... - YNaija". YNaija. Retrieved 7 June 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  20. @GSA_UWaterloo (Apr 10, 2019). "The 2019 Student Leadership Awards nominee's: from left to right 》》 Linda Iheme {Former Senate Member}, Takin Tadayon {Former GSA Council Member}, Julia Goyal { Former GSA Board of Directors}, Michael Mahnouk { Former GSA President} #awards #uwaterloo #leadership" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  21. @GSA_UWaterloo (Apr 10, 2019). "Linda Iheme is the Graduate Student Leadership Award Winner. She played a leadership role in the Graduate Student Orientation Fall 2018, a former member of Board of Governors and senate member. #leadership #awards #students" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

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