Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 04/26/2009 - 05/03/2009





Thursday, 7 May 2009

Emmy Collins' online store now available

The Emmy Collins online store and the new look site has gone live as @ 12midnight. Check out the few pieces they have online. Most are either one-offs or just a few made.
Check on it here...http://www.emmycollins.com/pages/start.html

Also check out pictures of the incredibly talented designer and incredibly talented singer, Dbanj, hanging out at the latter's store in Lagos

Dbanj and Emmy

Dbanj in one of Emmy's outfits

Emmy's shirts are quite affordable

Emmy Collins London Flagship store at 43 Awolowo Rd, Ikoyi, Lagos, has been shut down. So be sure to check on the new website for anything you want.


Is Ola Ray Nigerian? + Rihanna before and After

Thriller was the video that changed pop music forever... and turned Michael Jackson into the biggest star in the world. Made by top Hollywood director, John Landis and lasting 14 minutes, it was the most expensive pop promo of its era with the unprecedented budget of £400,000. It helped Michael's Thriller album to become the biggest seller of all time with profits of £700million.

The video also featured a certain model called Ola Ray

Ola was a 22-year-old glamour model trying to break into acting in 1982 when she beat hundreds of other hopefuls to the part of Michael Jackson's crush in the mini-horror movie

Yesterday, May 6, 2009, it was reported that Ray sued Jackson in a dispute over royalties for the Thriller video.

Yeah well that's not the reason for this post. Someone told me today that Ola Ray is Nigerian. I've checked a lot of articles written on her and there's no mention of her being Nigerian...
But this friends swears he knows what he's talking about.
ngbo my people, is Ola Ray Nigerian?

Rihanna before and after

Rihanna last year

Rihanna last month

Rihanna last year

Rihanna yesterday

Is Rihanna's style changing???

Photo of the day

The two most influential black women in the world. Oprah Winfrey, the world's first female Black Billionaire and Michelle Obama, America's first Black First Lady.

Banned in Nigeria

Three videos and one song has been banned from airing on Nigerian TV Stations by the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) - Stella Dimoko Korkus
They are...

2Face Idibia's video "Enter the Place",

Mo' Hits All Stars' "Close to You" video

D'Banj's "Suddenly" video

Kelly Handsome's "Maga Don Pay" track was also banned from the airwaves.

LOL at the things we see and hear in this country, but let me reserve my comment. What do you guys think of this ban? Is it justifiable?

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Lagbaja's new albums hit the streets!

All the details you’ve been waiting to know

The much-anticipated twin albums from Africano musician Lagbaja are now ready for release.

Titled ‘Paradise’ and ‘Sharp Sharp’, the albums will be released into the Nigerian market on Monday M
ay 4, 2009.

As is characteristic of Lagbaja, all tracks on both albums have various slants and characters, but the common denominator remains the traditional African drums. Lagbaja’s saxophones also feature prominently on the new recordings; and it’s the first time since ‘Cest Un African Thing’ (1996) that the saxophone is taking such prominence on Lagbaja’s studio recordings.

Listeners will hear Lagbaja doing remarkable sax solos on ‘Paradise’ and ‘Sharp Sharp’ – songs like ‘Bling Bling Panda’ and Sobolation have the saxophone blazing while tracks like ‘paradise’ and ‘sharp sharp’ actually have the saxophone in the intro section of the songs dueting with the lead vocals.

The traditional African drums- the mainframe of the Africano genre- is also conspicuously present throughout the entire album. And, interestingly, most of the songs were recorded live. Lagbaja is an advocate of Live music; believing musicians should play their instruments as opposed to the recent common practice of completely ceding music production to the computer.

The albums were recorded in Lagos at Motherlan’ Studios; and in the USA at Bennett Studios. All the songs were mixed in different US studios, including Studio Crash (Pennsylvania), Bennet Studios (NJ) and Studio 4 (Pennsylvania).

Apart from mixing several of the songs on the album, Grammy award-winning engineer Dave Kowalski also recorded the Salsa version of Lagbaja’s composition ‘Deja A Mi Gente Quedarse’ (Let my people stay) at Bennet Studios. The cut features some of the top Latin music players of the New York scene.

Other tracks on the albums are:

PARADISE: Sobolation, paradise, lulu fun won, Deja A Mi Gente Querdase (Spanish), Iro Whe, Iyawo tororo, Jenke and Kekekeke

SHARP SHARP: Bling Bling Panda, Sharp sharp, let my people stay, Eko mega city, Liar Liar, different cloth different season, dress with sense

The albums will be available in traffic and all retail outlets in Nigeria, as well as on www.lagbaja.com from Monday May 4.

Meanwhile, another album ‘Africano Party’ whose release has been pending since 2005, is also scheduled for release later this year.

More stuff coming...

Bianca's father, C C Onoh dies at 82

Former Old Anambra State Governor Christian Chukwuma Onoh is dead . He died yesterday in Enugu at the age of 82. Family source said he died of old age related ailment.
Onoh was governor of Anambra during the shortlived second republic in 1983. He was a lawyer, farmer and author. He is survived by many children including Bianca who is married to former Biafran leader Odumegwu Ojukwu. May his soul rest in peace

And I'm sure you all have heard that PDP won in the re-run Governorship election in Ekiti State. You can read the full story here...http://allafrica.com/stories/200905060001.html
And to think our grandmothers went half naked because of this...
God help us!

Naija News next...

Monday, 4 May 2009

Would you stay with a bi-sexual husband?

If you discover that your husband of nine years and father of your three children is bisexual, what would you do.?

This lady discovered in December after nine years of marriage, that the man she thought was her husband’s best friend is actually his lover...lovers even before she married him.

Ever since she discovered, her life hasn’t been the same. For one thing their sex life doesn’t exist anymore, but she’s scared of divorce ‘cos of her children...and the society.

She’s so confused she sent me an email...

Now you have to note that her husband is loving, doesn’t treat her bad, does not flaunt his affair, is sorry she discovered, still wants to remain married to her and take care of their children...only problem is; he sleeps with men.

What would you do if you were this lady? She seriously needs your advice

But my issue is, is it possible to be with a man for nine years and not know about his alternative lifestyle? Do we women have our suspicions but decide to turn a blind eye to it until it’s too glaring we can’t pretend anymore? I'm just thinking; if I had a gay husband, how would I not know? Mehn I'll burst his gay ass within a year...I'm too much of a James Bond not to discover...lol

I'm sorry this is not a laughing matter ;)

So what’s your advice? Stay with a loving bi-sexual husband or leave him?

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Adaeze Igwe and Mum + Stylish mums and daughters

Stunning mother and daughter

Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 08, Adaeze Igwe and her mum
Her mum actually contested in the Miss Nigeria pageant in the 80's
Aren't they stunning?

Also check out other stunning, stylish mums and daughters

Tracee Ellis Ross and Diana Ross

Tina, Solange and Beyonce Knowles

Grace Gibson and Lyn Whitfiled

Carolyn London and Tyra Banks

Kimora Lee with daughters Ming, 9, and Aoki Lee Simmons, 6

Vanessa Williams with daughters, Jillian, 19, (left), and Melanie, 21.

Halle Berry and Nahla Ariela Aubry

Good Morning America” co anchor and breast cancer survivor Robin Roberts and her mother

Sasha, Malia and Michelle Obama

Taraji P. Henson and her mum

Anansa Sims and Beverly Johnson

Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon and her mother, Marie-Claire,

Rachel and Verona True

Veronica Porche and Laila Ali

Essence Atkins about her mother Sandy Nelson.

Have an incredible week ahead~

Nas and Kelis to divorce + Kelis Hair Evolution

Nas and Kelis to divorce.

Hip-hop super couple Nas and Kelis are to divorce just months before the birth of their first child together. Kelis is 7months pregnant

Nas and Kelis on their wedding day

The R&B songstress Kelis Rogers filed for divorce from her husband, rapper Nasir “Nas” Jones, of four years. The two jumped the broom during a 2005 winter wedding in Atlanta and were a refreshing addition to list of Black celeb couples that made us smile.

Nas and Kelis with Nas' daughter from a previous relationship

A pregnant Kelis with Nas shopping for baby things. They are rumoured to be expecting a boy

A pregnant Kelis

I was really rooting for them. Sad!

Here's my question; Would you under any circumstance divorce your husband while pregnant? Wouldn't you wait till you at least had the child?

Meanwhile check out Kelis' hair evolution over the years

How would you describe kelis' style and what's your fav look?

News of the day

Pink on being a bi-sexual

In a recent interview, Pink reveals what many people have thought for a long time.

The singer exclusively tells the UK's News of the World, "I'm not embarrassed about being bisexual. This is who I am. Love is pure and I try to keep it that way. This is who I am, what I feel. I think it's unnecessary to draw the subject out, but I think it even more stupid not to discuss it. It seems as if bisexuality is a trend and I should whip up the masses. Well, I don't believe in trends, I just believe in me."

Pink recently reconciled with her husband Carey Hart, but she says "I would also be just as happy with a new women. I'm not complicated, I sing about love in all its shapes, forms and colours."


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