Friday, October 26, 2007

Naija Entertainment Gossip + Flamboyant lifestyles of Nollywood actresses

Hey Everyone, it's been crazy busy at work, but I just got to do this, my favourite past time...gossip I mean lol! Thanks for all your words of encouragement.

Let me start today's gossip with something one of our Naija gossip mag's wrote about me and my bestest friend, Denrele Edun. Hilarious!

Secret Denrele Edun and Linda Ikeji are keeping to themselves.
For reasons best known to them, none has bothered to utter a word on it. And that's talking about the whirlwind romance once savoured by the duo of eccentric Sound City presenter, Denrele Edun and model Linda Ikeji. A course mate of theirs at Unilag then said they were so inseparable and hardly left each other's sight. The course mate, however, wouldn't know why they drifted apart as well as the reason none of them bothered to say anything about that secret liaison.

When I read this, I just laughed. Whirlwind romance...seriously? These people and their stories sha lol! Denrele and I were best friends in school, mostly because I was a little cocky back then and didn't bother making friends with other classmates, until maybe in my final year. He was trying to get into the modeling industry then so we used to hang out a lot. He was also very helpful to me in school...you know with assignments..tests...when I had modeling assignments (shhhh...don't tell my lecturers o lol!).

We were so close back then. We are still best friends, just that we don't hang out like we used to. He's too busy traveling around Naija.

I want to official say that even though Denrele looks...he has a beautiful soul . One of the best human beings you'll ever meet.

Secret liaison? Lots of laughter.




Here's another gossip about me...even more hilarious!!!

About Linda Ikeji and MTN big boy's closeness.
Those who find it a habit to spread tales are at it again. Because top model, Linda and MTN's big dude, John, have been attending events together of late, they are spreading the rumour that the twosome's closeness goes beyond casual friendship. I don't know what to make of the rumour, but I will find out if their closeness goes beyond what I'm being told anyway. The birds even swore that Linda is so much in love with the chap...

I don die o lol! Are these guys kidding me? Seriously? I'm typing and laughing...where do these people get these stories from. When I was reading this, I was seriously wondering if there was another model called Linda in Naija...cos this is not my life story. I'm in love with an MTN big boy called John? We've been attending events together? Haaaah! Seriously, these gossip people are crazy sha. I haven't been to an event in ages...is there any big boy called John who works at MTN? If you exist...get in touch. Since they've paired us...let's hook up. lol!

Seriously, I'm still very much single. Hopefully not for long...when I fall in love again...and start something new...something tells me y'all will either hear about it or guess it. God knows I want to get it right this time...so I'm in no hurry.

I gossip about other people, guess it's karma working huh? lol!

Just for the record, I ain't dating any John, don't know any MTN big boy...except for Tayoodukoya.com...lol! Hope I find a John soon. Wink!

Moving on...

Julius Agwu storms Abuja.
Abundantly gifted comedian, Julius Agwu, will be in Abuja again on Sunday, November 4, 2007 to do what he knows best. Billed for the Congress Hall of Transcorp Hilton Hotel in the show tagged 'Crack Ya Ribs'.

Ex-Miss Nigeria, Nwando Okwuosa joins British army
Y'all know I contested for Miss Nigeria in 2003? (Should have stuck to modeling...I wasn't even in the top 10...imagine lol!). The winner of that year's pageant, Nwando Okwuosa has joined the British army. She joined a few weeks back and is presently a cadet. She's juggling being a cadet with her master's degree programme at Sheffield University. She is already a Law graduate from the same university.

Cynthia Okpala emerges MTN/MTV VJ winner.
On Friday Oct 19th 2007, Cynthia Okpala beat the trio of Edward Chukwuma Jiah, Adewale Akinjogbin, and Abimbola Ademujimi to clinch the coveted trophy. The winner was chosen by the panel of judges and a voting exercise. Cynthia smiled home with N1m, a Honda City car, one year supply of recharge card and a presenter on MTV Base. Saw her on TV, Very spontaneous. She deserved to win. Good luck to her!

TARA WINS THE AFRICA SMME AWARDS
Barely days after House of Tara celebrated 10 years of visionary entrepreneurship at an ‘event to end all events’ in Lagos, she has received an international stamp of approval as the Board of the Africa SMME Award has named her 2007 winner from a shortlist of some of the brightest medium-scale entrepreneurs across the African continent.

The Africa SMME Awards are presented to the best small medium and micro enterprises in Africa, measured against specific criteria. The Awards are presented to businesses that strive for excellence in order to be competitive in regional, national and international markets. These businesses are well established, in good financial shape and enjoy a reputation for quality, integrity and service. Furthermore, they act in a socially responsible manner and create a work environment in which their employees can learn and grow.

The Award helds on the 25th of October 2007 Africa SMME Annual Conference and Awards Ceremony Johannesburg, South Africa.

Oyakhilome sets up airline company.
Seriously I don't know how true this story is, but our Naija gossip mags are speculating that preacher, Chris Oyakhilome has pumped a huge amount of money running into billions of naira into his new commercial airline, Skybird Airlines. They said he has already ordered TEN cargo cargo airplanes, to add to the TWO airplanes Skybird already has. Don't say you read this here o...I don't know if it's true...lol!

Saga VIII sold
THEY said Grace Egbagbe and her partner, Lanre Nzeribe, have sold the popular hang out Saga VIII, they jointly owned. The new owner of the place, a Lebanese, has renamed the hang out. It is now called Chill Out! I know Chill Out exits and I know it is owned by a Lebanese...I was there today. I'm looking around for a place to host a small gathering. Will tell you all about it later.


According to a local softsell Mag, here's the flamboyant Lifestyles of Nollywood Actresses.

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
She cruises around town in a red Lincoln Navigator jeep among other automobiles. Also a businesswoman, she lives with her family in their own house in Iba, Lagos. To get Omotola to take a script, producers and directors need to cough out from N500, 000 and above.


Bukky Wright
Apart from being an actress, Bukky is also a producer and marketer. She owns a studio, Wright Productions, located at Ketu. She drives a jeep, a Honda car and a Volkswagen Bug in her fleet. She collects between N200, 000 to N300, 000.

Ini Edo
Ini stays in Lekki and drives a jeep. She grabs between N250, 000 and N400, 000 to take part in a movie


Rita Dominic
She resides in highbrow VGC, and cruises around town in a Honda CRV Jeep. She collects from N300, 000 and above.

Genevieve Nnaji
She lives in Ikoyi, drives a RAV 4 Jeep and collects about half a million and above to shoot a movie.

Stella Damasus
She lives in Lekki and drives a Toyota car and a Jeep and earns between N300, 000 and N500, 000.

Joke Silva
Ageless actress and one of the pioneers of Nigeria's movie industry, Joke, runs a production company, Lufodo, with her husband Olu Jacobs. She lives in her own house, constructed solely with red bricks. She drives an Opel car and her pay is said to be N250, 000 and above.

Shan George
She lives in Opebi, drives an Infinity jeep and charges between N250, 000 and above per script.


Eucharia Anunobi
She lives in Ikeja and drives a white Quest Caravan car and charges between N400, 000 and N500, 000 to take part in a movie.


And here...is...a very early gay sign

Who doesn't like breastises? If your pikin no like breast...hmmmm...lol!

Hope everyone is doing aight?

Goodnight and take care of you and yours.

25 comments:

Meadows j. said...

Linda you crack me up honestly, i could not stop laughing. Thats the price you pay for being a celeb.How do i get hold of your mag?

TJ The Actor said...

Tit for Tat Linda, cos u dey AMEBO other people hence those jobless junk journalists dey AMEBO you too::))))
Congrats on ur Mag..Bravo to u Girlie!

Anonymous said...

"there's no smoke without fire".......so linda ,r u ready to tell us abt the guys u r dating or the ones dat wants to date u?..*(wink)*...lol
dnt mind all dem gossip pple,dey r jealous of ur success.

CATWALQ a.k.a LAGBA-JESS said...

maybe the milk has expired...the taste will do that to you

Toni Payne said...

lol.. this gal.. Im soo jealous of Dereles hair, he is a sweetheart tho. oooo congrats on the mag darl, wishing u the best always..

Anonymous said...

This is John, why are you dissing me now, lets keep this thing quiet, don't mention my name anymore, abeg

Anonymous said...

Linda,

That picture is NOT an early sign of being gay. He does not know about the sexual attraction to a breast at that age.

Na wa for you o! Besides rumour has it that you know a few gays.....WINK WINK.

Ayomide.

Vera Ikeji said...

Yay!!! Chill out is open again. Saga VIII is on Ademola Adetokunbo right? Very cool and it's close to us. Very cool.Yay!! Can't wait for them to reopen. Loads of fun there with my peeps. Lol.

Linda Ikeji said...

@meadows j, my distributors are doing lagos only for now...hopefully we'll get it to the UK next yr
@TJ..tit 4 tat indeed. thanks
@anon 5:24, i wish there was smoke with this fire. When I find a john, i'll probably hint.
@anon 10:14, u are John? pls get in touch asap lol!
@ayomide, I know a few gays? I no a lot of them.

Meadows j. said...

My kids breastfeed till they are 1 year old, everyone is shocked to see a busy modern woman like myself breastfeed her kids for that long. I am a huge fan of breastfeeding. Some kids dont want it cos their mums are not good at latching them on. I am an expert, i taught other moms on the ward how to breastfeed. My kids are sooo clever and i think breastfeeding contributed to that.

NB. Try skin on skin contact with your baby by having a nice cuddle with both of you half naked. Let the baby's head lie gently on your breast. Do this regularly and in no time the bonding would encourage baby to enjoy breastfeeding. Remember its not all about the milk, the bonding between mom and baby through breastfeeding is second to none. Read and Learn.

Meadows j. said...

I think Nwando probabaly joined the army to get her "papers". thats what most immigrants do to get themselves sorted out. My friend's hubby did so too but he left the army as soon as he got his stay. Thats risky business, what if she got sent off to iraq?

Anonymous said...

I dont know why u not back with your man.all this ya shakara too much abeg.

just rememeber how quickly time flies

congrats on your magazine

shola pacheco said...

abeg claim am my sister maybe one millionaire john dey somewhere dey eye u ,

anyways enjoy it some peeps no dey even see person notice them ho

have a fab weekend

Anonymous said...

Can Denrele even count the number of girls dat harass him? Can Linda count the number of men dat call her? you too should hook up for the tabloids!!!!would make a sweet read!
i adore denrele and i heard you guys were close pals in school.....my sister was in your class.Saw denrele recently and i was too scared to holler at him cos there were so many ppl around him.
u guys should get back together..........Lol

Anonymous said...

RE:Oyakhilome sets up airline company.
Linda,na wa 4 u. Anyway,no wonder people also gossip about you.As regards the topic above,i had to confirm from one of his top pastors from Edo state(Names withheld for clear obvious reasons).He said the story is not true. I don't know him to tell lies and i know he his one you can say is amongst the decision makers in Christ embassy.Always on TV with Pastor Chris during crusades.So please always be careful with your gossips expecially as it concerns men of God.The Bible says,'Touch not my annoited and do my prophets no harm.Remain blessed

Anonymous said...

i heard breast feeding helps you lose weight is that true? where is naija mommy when u need her!

wienna said...

Linda, u too make u talk true. Did u two hook up when u were schooling together?

Anonymous said...

Linda,
you doing a very job but u sabi say u be case abi. i really enjoyed that baby stuff on early sign of guy.
i agree with u, which man/pickin no LIKE breast.
abeg as pa the bro john thing i wish u the very best but i know say the thing dey sweet u as u dey read am that time, infact i could hear u saying AMIN O,laughs!
keep up the very good work.
cheers

Olu said...

OK I HEARD STYL PLUS SPLIT...HOW TRUE IS DAT?

Uzo said...

Interesting but those stats on the Nollywood actresses are old now...The figures have gone up quite a bit

And that picture of the baby,...sooo cute...

For the love of me said...

Very funny, but like uzo said, those stats are soooooooooo old, Genie wont even look your way if you dont have 1m and above

Anonymous said...

Keep the gossip rolling sister....U ROCK

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timotew said...

Nollywood Gossips are Funny Just Like The one about Baba Suwe at http://timotew.com