Stella Dimoko Korkus is arguably one of the most popular Nigerian bloggers with her Stella Dimokokorkus blog notably acknowledged for its unique blogging style and features. There is more to learn about this beautiful blogger. Read on to find out below.
Biography of Stella Dimoko
Stella Dimoko Korkus was born in Lagos on August 22. The blogger who has always kept her age a secret grew up in Lagos where she completed her elementary and secondary schools. She moved to Benin after her secondary education to study for her university and graduated from the University of Benin with a 3rd class degree in Linguistics with English as a reference. Stella’s dream after school was to become a bank employee. However, this didn’t work out. Frustrated and sad, she had to accept the first thing that fell into her hands; news writing. She started her blogging career, writing in the magazine Hints and then in Encomium. She started as a print journalist before opening her first blog years back but didn’t go far because she lost it before starting the one she currently has now. She experienced something dramatic that helped her make up her mind to leave her day job as a print journalist to focus fully on her blog.
She moved to Germany in 2004 after getting married to her husband Stefan. There she continued her blogging career. She is currently a big name in the business and runs her popular blog from Germany which she does not find easy but she loves what she does.
Not only is she one of the biggest names in the business, Stella has over the years, grown to become fearless and one of the most dreaded gossip journalists in Nigeria. Also, she has received the Nigeria Entrepreneurs Award For Online Blog Of The Year.
The name of her blog is SDK and it features celebrity gist, entertainment, news, life and a host of other interesting topics. It has become a household name in Nigeria with her blog visitors/community popularly referred to as SDKers.
The SDK blog, which can be described as the Jack of all trade on the internet features creative and unique columns such as; ‘The in-house news (IHN)’, ‘Chronicles of a blog visitor’, ‘educative, entertaining and inspirational’, ‘wordless post’, ‘spontaneous post’, ‘Saturday laughs’ among others.
Interestingly, Stella Dimoko Korkus and popular blogger Linda Ikeji, (the brain behind the Linda Ikeji blog) have over the years been perceived as having an unhealthy rivalry and silent feud.
But Stella who is a journalist by training had once dismissed the notion, stating that there is no threat whatsoever but a healthy competition between them.
SDK insists there will always be a difference between both blogs because she is a journalist who blogs while Linda is a blogger…”I blog with my wealth of experience from Journalism which is different from what she does,” SDK said.
Stella married Stephen Korkus in 2003. Her husband is cool with her work (which is basically her financial source), helps her out when he is free from his busy job and also helps her source for interesting stories online. However, there is not much information about their children, how many they have and their genders.
Here are major quick facts about the fearless journalist who says she does not pretend and is not threatened by anything.
- Her controversial name stems from the fact that she is a confrontational person and never lets a bait walk on by. She likes challenges and always picks them up.
- The battles she had with challenges as a print journalist helped prepare her for her online blogging which she finds even tougher.
- Her typical day starts at 5 am, a routine she has had since she had her first son who was a crying baby. That pattern helped her to learn how to stay awake with him which now helps her with her blogging.
- Coping with reactions and backlash was not so easy for her to handle in the beginning and because of her fight back personality, she got it all controversially messed up but that has been sorted out now.
- Her passion for writing started when she was growing up as she had a knack for writing stinkers to her friends every time they quarrelled.
- She got her first job when she saw a copy of hints magazine and saw an advert for writers, her friend dialled and she got an appointment for an interview. That was the beginning of her writing journey.
- She was a victim of sexual victimizations while in the University which she couldn’t do anything about and is happy she was not given a Pass.