Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 06/27/2010 - 07/04/2010





Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Caster Semenya Allowed To Race After Being Declared A Woman

Caster Semenya, 19, can now compete in races...as a woman! After it was determined that she is indeed a woman.

Semenya, who won the 800 meter race at the world championships, had her gender questioned, due to her deep voice, and improvement in speed and muscle.
Public reports had suggested that Semenya was a hermaphrodite - someone who holds both male and female sex organs. But it's been determined that she's after all a woman.

Semenya expressed her gratitude and excitement for being allowed to complete, claiming that: "I am thrilled to enter the global athletics arena once again and look forward to competing with all the disputes behind me"

Great news!!!

Ex-militants Block Abuja Highway

 Ex-militants from the Niger Delta area of the country caused pandemonium in Gwagwalada area of the Federal Capital city as they blocked the Lokoja-Abuja Highway, a major road which links the capital city with the Southern parts of the country. This resulted in long traffic jam as travellers on the very busy road were unable to proceed beyond Gwagwalada. 

The militants, who carried white flags, said they came to inform President Goodluck Jonathan about the failure of those saddled with handling the amnesty programme to pay them their N65, 000 monthly allowances. The militants told journalists that they were tricked into surrendering their arms and abandoned by the government.***


Veteran actress Toun Oni dies

She died this morning, Wednesday July 7th, 2010, after a brief illness. 
What a sad loss. She will be forever remembered.
May her soul rest in peace...amen.

Usain Bolt Race for Charity

Usain Bolt, the world's fastest man and Hublot Ambassador raced against 10 children to raise money for the Usain Bolt Foundation. Hublot donated USD 100,000 to the foundation after the kids won the race.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Beauty of the day - Mina Horsefall

Mina Horsefall is 2008 Miss Value Nigeria, an actress and sister to Malaria crooner, Sotie Horsefall

Uti Nwachwukwu releases new single

Uti Nwachukwu, Big Brother Africa 3 contestant is now a musician. He recently released his new single titled "Go Down".

Photos of the day...

Couldn't resist...:-)

BTW, that's Prince in concert...

"My wife keeps me straight" Sammie Okposo

"I am so happy I am getting married now. I am glad didn't do it before now and words are not enough to describe how I feel. I am happy that God gave me such a woman. There's a calmness about her that I can't explain. I am an extrovert and I needed a calm person that would give me balance. I needed a woman that would keep me straight, and I found her." Sammie Okposo

Sammie Okposo married Ozioma Mkparu on July 1st 2010 at Lagoon Restaurant in Lagos.

Pictures thanks to thenetng.com

'Vitiligo Purple Evening' event...

 Be our guest at the Vitiligo Purple evening as we premier a documentary on vitiligo (the very first in Africa), directed by Izu Ijukwu.
Date: Sunday July 18th, 2010
Venue: Hall, Air Force HQ 1, Kofo Abayomi Str, V/I, Lagos
Time: 5pm

The Fresh Air Fund

The Fresh Air Fund is in need of host families for this summer. Host families are volunteers who open their hearts and home to a child from the city to give them a Fresh Air experience that can change lives.

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Temitope Adenugba jailed over false rape claim made so she could get more time to do her homework

Temitope Adenugba, 24, was struggling to meet a deadline while studying at Oxford Brookes University last year.

She phoned police to tell them she had been abused as a child, before complaining she had also been subjected to a serious sexual assault as she slept in her college digs.

This one, e get as e be...read full story here

Caught in the act...

Let me tell you guys a story...:-)

Singer Geri Halliwell and her boyfriend were both walking down to the beach when an attractive young woman walked past them. Geri's boyfriend craned his neck round to take a second look at the lady.

 Geri turned around herself to see what he was looking at. She realises he's looking at the girl.
"Oh no he didn't!" lol

She flies into a jealous rage and started shouting at him, waving her arms in the air and even pushing him away from her.
The end.

Moral of the story? Don't ogle another woman while with us, especially if she's hotter than us. We don't like it! :-)

Rise National Youth Forun 2010

 RISE is an institution dedicated passionately to help young people express, create and achieve their freedom in change making and leadership aspirations. Our most paramount concern is culture transformation and the inclusion of young people in key roles of
representation and participation in Government and Private Sector. In the last 3years, RISE has pioneered and hosted one of the most successful youth events in the Country, RISE NATIONAL YOUTH FORUM

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Mercy Aigbe shows off her new baby...

More pictures of the actress and her bundle of joy when you contiune

Tae unveils Omoge event...

 Gorgeous pieces which form part of Tae's Omoge collection, will be unveiled at Terra Kulture on the 11th of July 2010.

The Omoge collection is quintessential Taé: fun, flirty with a touch of glam and dollops of the Wow! Factor, for which Taé s renowned. The colours are bold, the styles classic and the tailoring divine.

VENUE - Terra Kulture centre - Plot 1376 Tiamiyu Savage Street Victoria.
15-25% discount on old items...

Uduak Oduok, founder of Ladybrille Media Group Inc, nominated for 2010 AFI African fashion Awards

 Uduak Oduok, a practicing attorney, journalist, fashion model and founder of Ladybrille Media Group, Inc. has been nominated in the category of “Outstanding Contribution to Fashion Communication” at the 2nd Annual Africa Fashion International Africa Fashion Awards.

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Training for young people in TV and Film!

Do you want to be a TV presenter or film actor?
We’ve trained young writers; we’ve trained young business men and women…
Now, it’s the BIG ONE! We’re training TV Presenters and Film Actors!

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Monday, 5 July 2010

Federal Government lifts ban on Super Eagles

The Federal Government of Nigeria today lifted the ban it imposed on the Super Eagles last week after Nigeria's poor outing at the 2010 World Cup.

Thank God the Federal Govt rescinded the decision, otherwise we would have been banned by FIFA, because they do not tolerate interference in the administration of football by the government of any country.

Now that we've settled that, how about we concentrate on more important issues - like the N10billion budget proposal for Nigeria @50 celebration.
Now, that's a project that needs to be banned! :-)

Father and son die in inferno

A vulcaniser, Isiaka Ishola and his 19 month-old son, Ibrahim Ishola, died when their one-room apartment was razed by fire at 15 Eze Ocha Street, Ajangbadi, Lagos State, Nigeria.

His wife, Silifat Ishola, was critically injured and has been admitted to an intensive care unit of a private hospital in the area.

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Nigerian boy, 15 yr old Zac Olumegbon, stabbed to death in UK

I'm sure you all have heard of the sad murder of the Nigerian boy, Zac Olumegbon, 15, from Brixton in south London, who was stabbed to death outside his school on Friday morning.
May his soul rest in peace...amen.

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John Utaka set to launch foundation..

Former Super Eagles player and top winger for Portsmouth Football Club of UK, John Utaka, is in Nigeria presently to launch his foundation, The John Utaka Foundation, which according to him is dedicated to helping educate and empower the youth of today within marginalized communities for a better tomorrow.

Here him: "I have been truly blessed by God and I wanted to set up a foundation that truly reflects my passion to help and empower the youth of today for a better tomorrow. I mean look at my story from my humble beginnings through God’s blessings and hard work I am where I am today. In Nigeria there are villages where basic amenities such as water, food and medicine are a luxury, so we are going to be having charitable events raising money for poverty alleviation for the less fortunate."

I hear you sir but I am more interested in that body of yours...lol, I kid.
Great initiative. All the best with it!

Clarion Chukwurah launches clothing label...

I told you all some weeks back that actress, philanthropist, producer and director, Clarion Chukwurah has gone into fashion. Well, this week she announced the launch of her label, Clarion Chukwurah Clothing (C3) with the debut of her summer jubilee collection.

Check it out below...

Wow, totally surprised by this collection. I expected something a bit..erm...old-fashioned?...considering, you know...but I am pleasantly surprised. This is definitely something I will buy and wear. It's youthful, colourful and trendy.
Loves it!

The label's official website is here

Our president's FB page...

 Our dear president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, has a facebook page. He regularly updates, reads comments, and even responds.

Here's something he wrote on his page...

"I want to assure you that your feedback and comments on this page are important. I read them and they have influenced government's policy. On Monday, a young Nigerian named Tuokpe Onuwaje who is resident in California made a comment on this page expressing disappointment that though California has the 7th largest econo...my in the world Nigeria does not have a consulate there yet we maintain one in Atlanta, Georgia which has a smaller economy. This youth further informed me that Nigeria had a property in California which was abandoned in the 80s. Upon receipt of this information, I instructed the Nigerian Ambassador to the U.S to visit the property immediately and report back to me with a view to reopening our consulate in San Francisco California. I am pleased to tell Tuokpe Onuwaje and all fans of this page that the visit was concluded today. I am also looking at other request made here and will within available resources and time take action or respond to your questions. Thank you." GEJ

I think a lot more people should join this page and get their views aired/read.
You can join here

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Introducing - Peter Mensah

He played the messenger in 300 and plays Doctore in the series - Spartacus: Blood and Sand.
His name is Peter Mensah and he is Ghanaian.
Incase you didn't know, now you know..:-)

Cristiano Ronaldo is a baby daddy

Cristiano Ronaldo has just revealed that he is the father to a new baby boy.

His statement:
"It is with great joy and emotion that I inform I have recently become father to a baby boy. As agreed with the baby's mother, who prefers to have her identity kept confidential, my son will be under my exclusive guardianship. No further information will be provided on this subject and I request everyone to fully respect my right to privacy (and that of the child) at least on issues as personal as these are."

With that many girlfriends...(20 of them...lol), one was bound to get pregnant...
Good for him!

Nigerian emerges Child Model of the World

Eleven-year-old Wendy Olulanu Kasumu has emerged the Best of the Best Child Model of the World 2010 in far away Bulgaria.

The contest, which featured more than 42 countries in various categories, saw Wendy coming tops and crowned the overall winner of the event.

Source: Punch newspapers

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Ghana Slams $1,000 Fee On Nigerian Actors.

 There are indications that the cordial relationship between the Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood and its counterpart, Ghana’s Ghollywood, has hit the rocks as authorities of the Ghanaian movie industry have said that Nigerian actors will no longer be allowed to work in their country unless they pay a fee. In a statement sent to the Actors Guild of Nigeria [AGN] Board of Trustees, said henceforth, any Nigerian actor participating in any of their productions will be compelled to pay $1, 000 (One Thousand dollars) or risk losing the job.

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Who would you rather; Dele Momodu or Pastor Chris Okotie as Nigeria's next president?

Ovation publisher Dele Momodu wants to be Nigeria's next president. A tall ambition huh? But not an impossible one. Some Naija youths have already endorsed him. He will contest under Labour Party of Nigeria. Will you vote for him?

Or better yet, who would rather have as your president; Dele Momodu or Pastor Chris Okotie? Maybe none of the above?...:-)
Do let us know...

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Nigerian Carnival UK

The largest gatheringof Nigerians in the diaspora. Two days, one event.
Music, dance, fashion, cultural displays.
Sat 7th & 8th August @Finsbury Park, North London.
Check out their website here

Eko International Film Festival comes up July 7th in Lagos.

 The inaugural Eko International Film Festival (EKOIFF) comes up in Lagos July 7, 2010 at Genesis Deluxe Cinemas.
Ticket: N5, 000
Call: 08033036171

21 things you should never buy new...

They include 2010 range rover sports SUV, cars, DVDs and CDs, office furniture, books, houses, maternity and baby clothes etc...

If it's of any interest to you, read more here

Ace comedian Wale Gates to compere N4Life's Icecapade 31 July 2010.

  N4LIFE Entertainment officially announced that top comedian Wale Gates will host its prestigious annual ‘Ice & White’ event ICECAPADE taking place Saturday 31st July 2010.

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Air Drake...wowsa! Rapper, Drake, gets airplane named after him...

You have definitely arrived when they name a plane after you.

Toronto rapper Aubrey "Drake" Graham has become the first hip-hop artist to have a commercial airplane named after him. It was all in celebration of Sir Richard Branson launching his first Virgin flight between Toronto and California cities.

 "It's breathtaking to stand out here and stare at this plane," Drake said shortly after arriving in Toronto with Virgin Group chairman Sir Richard Branson on the plane's inaugural flight. "It's phenomenal."

"We're honoured to name our plane Air Drake. He's Canadian through and through; he's one of the most successful Canadians. He bridges the gap between Canada and America very successfully." echoed Branson.

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