Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 09/25/2011 - 10/02/2011





Friday, 7 October 2011

Nollywood director Ifeanyi Ikpoenyi loses two of his triplets

Nollywood director Ifeanyi Ikpoenyi's wife Uju gave birth to triplets a few months ago (If you missed it, read here). What I hear now is that two of three babies died within weeks of being born. So sad to hear that.

Mr President clap for yourself...welldone!

So our dear president plans to remove subsidy from Petroleum products from 2012. We buy fuel now at N65 per litre...without the subsidy, one wonders what we will be paying for a litre of fuel...N100? More? How can this man do this? And they say it's in the best interest of the country? Maybe I'm not smart enough to understand, so can someone explain to me...how is this move good for me as a Nigerian?

Walk Against Rape: Police in Abia abort women's protest

The 'Walk Against Rape' walk took place in Lagos two days ago, Oct 5, 2011. More walks coming...

Meanwhile the walk in Abia that was supposed to take place yesterday in the state was aborted by the police. As over 300 women arrived the state govt house to begin the walk, they were taken to the central police station in Abia where they were told that they can't protest and were not welcome in the state. The women had no choice but to all go home.

New Video: Naeto C - 5 & 6

Nollywood actor, Alex Usifo turns lecturer at Babcock University

The actor now lectures at the private university, in the History and International Studies Department.

Flytime Interview Brandy in Nigeria

Thursday, 6 October 2011

President Goodluck in Rwanda

 Your president is currently in Kigali, Rwanda...just in case you were wondering where he was...:-)

Win tickets to KOGA One Night Stand Event

KOGA One Night Stand will take place tomorrow October 7, 2011 at the prestigious KOGA events centre, Oregun, Lagos. Time 6pm.

The event will feature Dede Mabiaku who will be performing on stage alongside top rated Fuji singer and artiste, Abass Akande Obesere, while the guests would also be entertained with hilarious jokes from talented comedian Klint D Drunk.

I'm giving out 6 tickets and here's how you can win one. The first six people to call this number - 08072290061 - gets the ticket. Hurry! 

MBGN 2011, Sylvia Nduka's new photo shoot

 I like!

Gbenga Daniel, Alao Akala, Akwe Doma arrested by EFCC

Formers governors of Ogun, Oyo and Nasarawa states, Gbenga Daniel, Alao Akala and Akwe Doma were today arrested by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over allegations of fraud.

Chuddy K collaborating with Bruno Mars?

Seems so...or at least that's what his management is saying. According to them...
RnB singer Chuddy K is currently working on doing a single with American singer, song writer and record producer, Bruno Mars. The relationship was brokered two months ago. Bruno Mars was very pleased with Chuddy K's voice and delivery. 
We dey wait!

There's a Tupac Shakur Sex Tape? Well, you ain't ever going to see it!

There's supposedly a Tupac Shukar sex tape, which dates back to 1991 but the late rapper's mum has vowed that the tape will never see the light of day...

From TMZ
TMZ spoke with a spokesperson for Pac's estate, who was VERY clear, "We will sue anyone who tries to sell a Tupac tape."
The rep insists ... only the estate has the power to authorize the use of Tupac's image for commercial use ... and there's NO WAY the sex tape will ever get the proper approval.

Wizkid Wins MOBO Best African Act 2011

He beat Seun Kuti, D'Banj and 7 others to win the award. This is definitely Wizkid's year. Congrats.

Tiwa Savage's Love Me Love Me Video to premiere on Monday

The singer's video for second single 'Love Me, Love Me, Love Me, will premiere 3pm on MTV Base, Monday October 10th. She shot the video in the US and I hear it's bladdy! Watch out!

The YPI Project Desiree 2011 Fundraising Event


The YPI Foundation was convened in October 2006 and is a registered charity organization. The YPI is all about making positive and lasting impact on the society through education intervention initiatives, most especially for abandoned children in homes, in orphanages and hospices.

YPI launched the Project Desiree Initiative in September 2008 by starting an Educational Fund to sponsor selected children.

Between 2008 and 2010, YPI held 3 annual fundraising events to fund the education of 8 kids from the the Light of Hope Orphanage in Akute, Ogun and the Child Lifeline Home in Ikorodu.

The Annual Project Desiree Fundraising Event coming up on Sunday, October 9th, 2011.The venue is the Embers Creek on Awolowo Road (beside the Lagos Motor Boat Club), Ikoyi, Lagos.

Kanye West can do wonders with his tongue

According to a lady who claims Kanye West went down...*cough*, Kanye is amazing at a certain thing you can do with your tongue...
She tells Baller Alert
I met Kanye West at a private event given by another celebrity. I can’t give much detail for fear that he will know its me so I’ll just skip the details and get to the f--king.
You have to be at least 18 to continue...alot of bad bad things after the cut..:-)

Dencia is beri beri sexy

You've seen her new video, here are her pictures. Her name is Reprudencia Sonkey, Dencia for short, she is Cameroonian/Nigerian US-based video vixen, model/actress and singer. (scroll down to watch her new video for new single - beri beri, if you missed it). Owa beri beri sexy mehn! :-)

The real deal! Auditions kick off for Nigerian Idols Season II

Young Nigerians clamouring to be the next Nigerian Idol finally have the chance to be a part of the popular show. With the auditions kicking off for Season II, aspiring music stars now have the opportunity to get their voices heard by millions of viewers who love the show.

Lagbaja drops two new singles

Yet again, Lagbaja is set to hit the airwaves with new works. This time he is dropping two singles.

"Nothing For You", "Dream Come True" and "Never Far Away" are three Lagbaja love songs that became massive hits. "Did I" from his most recent album, took his love stories to another level with a Spanish-English duet. This time his love song brings a different dimension as he pleads, "Knock Knock Knock, open your heart, love wants to enter". Also a duet, Lagbaja is the repentant lover in this continuation of his love saga.

Let's put a stop to this now! Pledge and help save a life today.

Lifebuoy will donate money for every single pledge we all make. Please read press statement below...
My little cousin, Daniel was sick, very sick, stooling uncontrollably – like 6 to 8 times a day. It was terrible watching him go through that everyday. He got only about 2 hours of sleep everyday.  We took him to the hospital, ‘diarrhoea’ they said, just a couple of treatments and he will be fine but nothing seemed to be working. He continued crying almost all the time. Then he stopped eating, in fact, he cried at the sight of food. I think he was scared of eating. 
Then the worse came, his skin became dry; he looked like he had kwashiorkor, like he was mal-nourished, bulgy eyes and visible ribs. I couldn’t recognise him again. He died before my eyes. Diarrhoea snuffed the life out of him! Then I found out that Diarrhoea claims the lives of 5 MILLION CHILDREN in Nigeria every year. This is a disease that can be prevented. I wish we did but we didn’t. But you can. Let’s save our children
Please continue...

Robbers Invade Orji Uzor Kalu's Home, Kills Driver

Yesterday Wednesday Oct 5th, armed men stormed the Victoria Island Lagos home of former Abia State Gov, Orji Uzor Kalu.

The robbers were said to have trailed three of Kalu's aides who had gone to the bank to withdraw money late yesterday afternoon. On getting back home, the robbers accosted the men, stole the money and killed one of the men, a driver, Michael Ogbonna. May he RIP!

Audu Maikori speak on why he's no longer a judge on Nigerian Idol

Audu Maikori, the CEO of Chocolate City was a judge on Nigerian Idol Season I, but was replaced by Charly Boy in season II. Why was Audu replaced? Were there any problems? Mr Maikori explains.
I was very excited to be part of Idol Season I and it was a magical experience for all on board.
Unfortunately, due to my hectic schedule and family commitments this year I am unable to fully participate in the show, however I am very excited that my friend and big brother Charly Boy will be joining Jeff and Yinka as a judge. Personally, I think its going to be a very exciting second season!”
Please continue...

Mocheddah to celebrate 21st birthday at P-Square's mansion

I hear the hip hop act will be celebrating her 21st birthday sometime this month and plans to use the pool side of P-Square's mansion for the party. Her people are talking to their people. If you know Mo, now's a good time to ask for an invite...I hear it will be a star studded parry

Lawmakers to investigate sack of 3, 000 Airtel staff

The House of Reps yesterday directed the Ministry of Communications to order an immediate reversal of the alleged sack of nearly 3000 Nigerians by telecoms company, Airtel, pending an investigation of the mass sack by the House Committee on Communications and Labour Employment and Productivity.

Meanwhile, Hon. Abike Dabiri asked Nigerians to boycott the telecoms company...

New Video: Flavour - Adanma

This guy is a bundle of talent....check out his new video below...

E4 PR and HekCentrik Productions confirm their Hollywood feature film, “Turning Point”

HekCentrik Productions, the makers of Africa’s first digital 35mm picture “TWisTED”, today formally announces their next feature, a Hollywood feature titled “Turning Point”. 
The movie is Executive Produced/Directed by Niyi Towolawi (CEO of HekCentrik Productions) and Co-produced by Egor Efiok (CEO of E4 PR).

The project has been generating a buzz in recent months amongst people in the know within the industry that a Hollywood film starring Nollywood stars in leading roles is in pre-production.

Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs Dies at 56

Steve Jobs, the mastermind behind Apple's iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMac and iTunes, has died.

His family said in a statement that he died peacefully surrounded by family members, but didn't disclose where he died and what exactly killed him, though in recent years he had fought a form of pancreatic cancer and had a liver transplant. The billionaire innovator was 56.
Steve was among the greatest of American innovators - brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it.- President Obama.
May his soul rest in peace, amen.

New Video: Dencia - Beri Beri

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Win 5 tickets to Rhythm Unplugged Show, Abuja

The event is this Friday at ThisDay Dome and I'm giving out 5 tickets to LIB readers based in Abuja. Here's how you can get a ticket to attend this grand event. The first five people to go to Rhythm 94.7fm office in Abuja gets the tickets. Ask for Lola, tell her you are from my blog and she will give you a ticket. 

There are only five tickets available, for the first five people to get there - so hurry!

OAP TinTin resigns as Programmes Director of Classic FM

Augustine 'TinTin' Imevbore has resigned as Programmes Director of Classic FM, sister station to Beat FM. Inside sources say its related to the Olisa Adibua incident, where he disagreed with management over the punishment meted out to the Beat FM programmes Director. TinTin wanted him sacked! The former Classic FM PD also has been at loggerheads with Deji Awokoya (GM) and some other members of management staff over the way junior staff are treated. My source says he was particularly sad about the pitiable salaries paid to junior staff.

Abdulmuttalab attacks U.S. in Court

The trial of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian youth accused of attempting to blow up a Detroit bound flight on Christmas Day in 2009 commenced yesterday on a very dramatic note. The 24year old attacked the US and declared that the Islamic cleric that was killed last week by US forces was still alive. Abdulmutallab shouted:
Anwar is alive! The Mujahadeen will wipe out the US. America is a cancer, we will defend Muhammad!”
Abdulmutallab is acting as his own attorney in court...
You guys sure this guy is Nigerian?

Final selection and press conference of NNSM is tomorow

The final selection and press conference and presentation of sponsors of Nigeria's Next Super Model will take place on the 6th of October at GET Arena along Lekki Express Rd, opposite Oriental Hotel. Time is 12 noon. Don't miss it!

Federal Government sacks three heads of aviation agencies

The Federal Government, yesterday, sacked three heads of aviation agencies.
They are: Rector, Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, NCAT, Zaria, Captain Adebayo Araba.
Managing Director of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, Mr. Richard Aisuebeogun.
Managing Director of Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, NAMA, Alhaji Ibrahim Usman Auyo.

Their replacements are: NCAT Rector - Captain Chinyere Kalu.
FAAN managing director was replaced with the Director of Operations, Mr. George Uriesi.
The sacked NAMA boss was replaced with the agency’s Director of Electronics and Engineering Services, Mazi Nnamdi Udoh.

Photo of the day

Yes, go ahead, write the first thing that comes to mind seeing this photo...

Cosmopolitan Bachelor of the Year 2011: Yemi Ojutiku

I wasn't feeling well, but then I saw those abs this pic this morning and a miracle happened...I can now walk...praise the Lord! Halleluya! lol. If only he was five years older...*Sigh*

Anyway, his name is Yemi Ojutiku, he's 27, a tax attorney from Washington DC and competing for Cosmopolitan Bachelor of the Year 2011. 

Read all about it here

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Ice Prince Unveils Album Cover

The rapper just unveiled the cover of his debut album, Everybody Loves Ice Prince, which will be formally launched on Oct 9th 2011.

Meanwhile, I'm going to be off and on this week, I'm not feeling well at all. I'm only managing to blog...my head and leg hurts so bad...they say it's malaria, I just think I need a man...lol. I'm trying to stay strong...so please bear with me as I come and go...

£5million in supercars seized from Paris home of president of Equatorial Guinea.

Eleven supercars worth up to £5 million have been seized from outside an African dictator’s Paris mansion as part of a foreign aid money-laundering investigation.

The vehicles, which included two Bugatti Veyrons, a Ferrari 599 GTO and a Maserati MC12 are all registered to Teodoro Obiang Nguema, the president of Equatorial Guinea.

Police swooped on his £15 million mansion on the prestigious Avenue Foch, close to the Arc de Triumphe, this morning, piling all of the vehicles on to a car transporter. They are all thought to be ‘ill-gotten gains’ bought so as to hide huge amounts of cash smuggled into France from Africa, said a police source.

The blessing & curse of 'The Beauty Queen' - Omowunmi Akinnifesi

Excerpts from her blog...
Another annoying issue is the stereotype that Beauty Queens sleep around. That just gets under my skin. Why must this be so? Why? As for my case, I have maintained a scandal free aftermath and I humbly thank God for saving me from the hands of the devours. From a man called Dele Fasan: The Red Carpet Fraudster who walked up to me at an event asking to take a photograph and proceeded to granting an interview with journalists that we were dating for years. Or the Naeto C issue where it was said that we were an item and I even met his Mum (Hardly even knew him then), or “Omowunmi and her Escorts”- Anyone that knows me well would laugh at this blatant lie. As if that wasn’t ludicrous enough they come with a blockbuster “She dates married men” (this one got me laughing hard).

Uche Ogbodo assaulted on set; movie marketers move to ban her

Why do people like assaulting this actress? First it was Dauda, now it's Enugu based movie marketers, Amaco Brothers. They allegedly assaulted and injured the actress at a movie location recently, because she supposedly delayed movie production with her what they termed 'disruptive' behaviour and made them lose money. Not only was she assaulted, the marketers are now demanding N2million from her to cover their loss after she abandoned the movie set. They are saying if she doesn't pay the N2m, the movie marketers association will ban her.

She's saying she abandoned the set after one of the brothers assaulted her. She's taken her case to Actors' Guild of Nigeria.

Dear LIB Readers: My boyfriend wants to go into politics

I met him a few months ago and we are planning to wed soon. He told me just days ago that he plans to quit his job in a year to pursue his political ambition. I hate politics and I detest politicians. I can't imagine being married to one. I don't know what to do.

Ali Baba's new look...

Wow! Impressive! That's a man in his forties...take note...you know who you are...:-)

"Senator David Mark is not my lover" - Actress, Chika Ike

I'm sure some of you read the story that made the rounds last week that the actress is dating the senate president, and he bought her the range rover she is currently driving and opened her Fancy store in Abuja. The actress and business woman says it's not true.
She tells Encomium magazine 
Normally, I wouldn't react to stories about myself in public, I have my reasons, but I would talk about this briefly. I know David Mark, he is the senate president. But personally, I do not know David Mark and I can say this anywhere, anytime. Why I am actually reacting to this tale is for two reasons.  It's a delicate story and second, I wouldn't want my success, my hard work, and my struggle to be attached to someone I don't know. I have never had anything to do with Senator David Mark. People just wake up and make up stories. The range rover I drive is my hard work, my struggle and my sweat.

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