Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 09/16/2007 - 09/23/2007





Friday 21 September 2007

2007 City People Fashion&Style Award Winners + Hennesy Artistry Party and other Naija News

Thanks for all the Birthday greetings! What a beautiful birthday it was. See all the men fighting over themselves to give me the best birthday present...it's good to be hot o! lol!

I had a really great time on Wednesday...see my Nokia N95 birthday present...hmmm...abi na the dollars? Abi na the other other things? Like I said it's good to be hot! lol!

Your words made it more special...thank you once more!

Ok, so let's see what I have for y'all today...

2007 Fashion and Style Awards winners

The 2nd City People's Fashion and Style Digest Awards was held last Sunday, September 16th, 2007 at the Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe, Victoria Island.

Here is the list of winners
Most Creative designer of the year - Mya
Best Accessory designer - D' Lune
Best Fashion Writer - Jemi Ekunkubor
Most Creative Miliner - Nena Kal Hunter
Make up Artist of the year - Unveil
Best Beauty Spa - Priscillia's Pride
Best Style Editor - Nike Sotade
Most Outstanding Fashion Boutique (Clothes) - Wisemen Apparel
Most Outstanding Fashion Boutique (Accessories) - Taibal
International Designer of the Year - Ade Bakare
Best Hair Product - Motions by Bicu and Sons
Hottest New Designer - Iconola
Most Supportive Company in Fashion - Zenith Bank
Best Accessory Designer -Beadsroom
Best Fashion Designer – Nikki Khiran
Best Beauty Salon – Nailroom
Special Pioneer Award in Beads Making – Grandi Margazzini
Special Pioneer Awards in Beauty – Tara Fela Durotoye

What's the difference between best designer and most creative designer?

Naija News

The Under 17 Golden Eaglets who won the FIFA U-17 world cup have all been awarded with 'The Member of the Order of the Niger' M.O.N, by our dear president, while the officials got Member of the Federal Republic, MFR...a well deserved honor!

God forgive me for telling this story...but here goes...some guy in the US by the name Philip is accusing Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike, of sleeping with his wife, one Ruth Okoro...he said Emeka has been sleeping with his wife for over two years..they always got together whenever Emeka came to the US. Hmmm, according to dirty gossip, Emeka was caught in a hotel with the married woman at midnight by the woman's husband. The police had to be invited, other Nollywood actors witnessed the incident in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. It's such a long, messy scandal but y'all need to know Emeka denied being intimate with the woman, saying they were family friends, but another famous actor corroborated the man's accusations, saying Emeka and Ruth had been spending the night together through out the shoot of the movie...So many people were involved, so many things went on...but let's stop here b4 someone serves me...lol

House of Tara nominated
Tara Fela Durotoye, a pioneer make up artist would soon be cgetting another accolade as she has been shortlisted for the Africa SME Awards in Johannesburg, SA. The house of Tara was the only SME company nominated from Nigeria in that category. Kudos to her!

The proceedings of the nine-man investigative panel probing the award of N628million contract to renovate the residences of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives ended abruptly on Thursday as lawmakers exchanged blows. It was embarrassing to watch. for more details, go to sunnewsonline.com

LINANY COUTURE: "Image is everything."
Image is everything! Nigerian born Brooklyn fashion stylist Linda Anyaegbu, lives by that statement.
It came as no surprise when she emerged with her very brainchild LINANY COUTURE.
Linany couture is a consortium of boutiques, fashion stylists and designers, carrying modern, tailored and ready to wear apparels & accessories, putting a good amount of energy and perfection towards creating the perfect image.

Linany Couture provides shopping and styling services for various things such as Music Video sets, Movie Production sets, Red Carpet Events, Weddings etc.
This stylist to the stars holds nothing back when it comes to fashion.
Some of the services offered by this stylist powerhouse include Individual Profile, Personal Consultation, Shopping and Styling services etc.
Founder and CEO Linda Anyaegbu presents an in depth analysis, appreciation, passion and understanding of current trends, celebrity style and everything fashion.

Linany Couture was featured at the HauTe Magazine Launching in New York City. And also to hit the runways in various upcoming fashion shows and events.

For Information on Media and Press matters please contact Bobby Taylor Consulting at

Nigerian Boat Party
Hennessy Artistry Party pix courtesy purefoto.com
We Naija's can really rock...check out pix from the Hennessy Artistry party that held last weekend.

The Future Awards
It’s An Assembly of Heavyweights Judging The Future… Awards 2008!

In a matter of days, the three-month journey towards Nigeria’s biggest youth event “The Future…” Awards 2008 (holding on the 13th of January 2008), in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Education, will formally kick off - a journey that many across the nation and beyond are certainly looking forward to with excitement.

But before the formal launch at an exclusive media and vip event on the 1st of October, the organizers can reveal the names of the distinguished Nigerians who have made the list of the Independent Audit Committee, judging the awards.

From the corporate environment, there is Dr. Yemi Osindero, COO of Virgin Nigeria, Mrs. Funmi Omogbenigun who heads corporate communications in MTN and Siene Alwell-Brown of the NLNG – who is engaging in her first public/media activity after a long hiatus from the public space.

From the media there is Mr. Seye Kehinde, publisher of City people, Mr. Simon Kolawole, editor of Thisday, Mrs. Eugenia Abu of the NTA, Tajudeen Adepetu, who runs Soundcity amongst others in his massive TV network and Dr. Reuben Abati who is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee and has so been for three years now.

Iconic entrepreneurs, Tosan Jemide of Cakes by Tosan, Mrs. Mo Abudu of Vic Lawrence & Associates and Bolanle Austen-Peters of Terra Kulture also make the list.

In fashion, there are two doyennes, Ms. Ruth Osime who sits atop Thisday Style and Mrs. Data Okorodudu, Creative Director of JD7; and from entertainment there’s the legendary Onyeka Onwenu (MON), ace comedian, Ali Baba, and AMAA Awards chief, Peace Fiberesima.

for more info, go to http://www.thefuturenigeria.com/

Ok, that's all for today...have a great weekend! See y'all tomorrow

Wednesday 19 September 2007

My Birthday + Nigerian Fashion Show Pix

Today is my BIRTHDAY!!!!

19th September!!!

I'm a Virgo!!!

Send me your birthday wishes!!!

I'm hoping this will be my highest number of comments yet!!!

Like, only 100 of you saying 'Happy Birthday Linda' That would so cool!!! lol!

I don't know why, but for some strange reason, I'm so happy today!

Whether you love me or not...share in my joy today! Kisses!

Nigerian Fashion Show 2007
Here are some pictures from Nigerian Fashion Show 2007 that held last Sunday September 9th at the Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos!

I don't know this lady, but isn't she hot? I love her outfit, legs and shoes!

Sorry I didn't label the designs...That's 'cos I have no clue as to who designed what...But I do know that Thorad (I hope I got that spelling right) Couture, won designer of the year!

About my last post, some people found it offensive...I get it wrong sometimes...I apologise!

Waiting for your birthday wishes!

Tuesday 18 September 2007

Younger Men/Older women + Mariam Imran

In my modelling agency I do a lot of ushering. Events and weddings...most times I don't attend this weddings, I get my younger sis and another assistant who are in charge of the modeling agency to handle the selection of models, their costumes etc. But in the last one month or so, I've allowed myself to attend some of this weddings just to see how my models work....hmmm...this brings me to today's topic.

The last three weddings I attended...had older brides and younger grooms. Funnily, the three brides were bankers, one from an extremely wealthy family...and most of the guys were...young men from average homes.

I'm sorry to say this but the rate at which older women are marrying our young bobo's this days is alarming.

I'm trying to understand this trend. What do this young men want from this older women? What's the attraction? Why would a 25 year old man want to spend the rest of his life with a 40year old woman?...I'm not saying it's wrong but what gives? Older women love better? They take care of them better? Could it really be love?

My best friend marrying in November is marrying a woman older than him by a year. My cousin is dating a woman four years his senior...I know a few guys whose wives and girlfriends are much older...in fact, an old classmate of mine married a woman in her fifties. When I saw their wedding pix and the two of them locking lips...awww...it was painful to watch lol. He's just 29...looking for a better life...with a 50+ old woman...who has a four year grand son...tragic!

So here I was discussing the issue with one of the closest male friends...and he said you go where love takes you...apparently love took him to a woman two years his senior...not you too I thought! What's going on? Then he said older women treat their men better...excuse me? Older women treat their men better? Please someone tell me that's bull crap!

There are those who attach themselves to older women because of money...but what about younger men who have more money than the older women...like Usher...this can be called love right?

This Sunday, I went to the Island to shop with a friend. So we got to Park N rob Shop, and I was outside the store waiting for my friend to re-park his car when this very tall, drop dead gorgeous guy walked up to me.

So here I was sizing him up, thinking...what manliness...cute and all. He asked for my number, I gave him my card, I asked for his card, he said he didn't have one but gave me his number. He had a slight British, sexy accent...really cute!

We spoke for about 3/4 minutes...and I was blushing all through..imagine a shy Linda. lol! But there was something off about him...I just could not place my hands on it...immediately! As he was leaving, he did something that got my attention...I called him back and this conversation followed...

Linda "Can I ask you a question?"

Guy "Yeah! What's up?"

Linda "How old are you?"

Guy "21"

S-t-o-p t-h-e m-u-s-i-c...press rewind...did he say 21? I've been blushing for a 21 year old? Goodness gracious! lol.

Guy "hey linda, I got to go, I'll call you when I get home ok?" Then he made to leave

Hey, come back here...come back, come back! Linda "Excuse me...pls come"

The guy walked back to me

Linda "Please can I have my card back?"

Guy "Why?"

Linda "Because I'm 26 years old"

Guy "I don't understand!"

Linda "I'm 5 years older than you"

Guy "So?"

Linda "So, do you have an older brother?

Guy "Yes!"

Linda "Ok, how about you give my card to him and I'll give your number to my younger sister, she's 20!"

Guy "I'm interested in you not your younger sister"

Linda "I'm interested in your older brother not you"

Guy "Do you know him?"

Linda "No, but you can ask him to call me so I can get to know him"

Guy "My brother is 23"

Linda "Oh I see...too bad. You have an uncle? an older friend? Anyone at least 10 years older than you? You give them my card...don't call me." I gave him a peck and a wink and I got into my friends car and as we made to drive off...the 21 year old gave me...a middle finger...I waved back at him! The look on his face was hilarious.

I'm sorry, but I don't do younger men...I like them more mature, more experienced and you know more...lol

But seriously, what is it about older women that young men find attractive? Is it really love? Or is there something more to it?

Mariam Imran: World's youngest person to undergo double lung transplant

It is hard to believe that a year ago doctors gave this girl five months to live.

Today, after becoming Britain's youngest recipient of a double lung transplant, Mariam Imran is a picture of health.

The five-year-old was born with cystic fibrosis, a hereditary disease that affects the respiratory and digestive systems.

Last year her health deteriorated so much that she had to be given oxygen to breathe.

She desperately needed a lung transplant, but there is an acute shortage of donors among the Asian community

Although the recipient of a transplant does not have to be from the same ethnic group as the donor, people of the same colour are more likely to be a match.

Finally in January a donor was found and surgeons at Great Ormond Street Hospital performed the eight-hour operation.

Now Mariam is back at school, and running around with her friends.

After watching the amazing transformation in her daughter, Faaiza Dar, 25, is urging more black and Asian people to register as donors.

Miss Dar said: "You don't think you'll ever need to know about these things. But people need to have the issues around organ donation highlighted."

Mariam was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at three months.

Her lungs became covered in mucus, and she often struggled to breathe.

Last year, doctors gave her mother the news about her life expectancy.

"I was so scared," said Miss Dar, of Blackburn, Lancashire. "I was shaking and I cried a lot."

Four months later, however, an organ was found and the operation went ahead. Four weeks after that, Mariam was moved to her local hospital where she stayed until April.

"She didn't used to speak very much because she got out of breath easily, but now she's picking up on everything and full of life," said Miss Dar.
"I still wrap her up in cotton wool and she tells me off."

Since the operation, an even younger child has had a double lung transplant.

Black and Asian people are three times more likely to need a kidney transplant than those from other ethnic origins. But they make up less than 2 per cent of deceased donors.

Do let me know what you think about older women/younger men. Cheers!

Monday 17 September 2007

Thought provoking questions + Incredible new inventions + 2007 Emmy Awards

Can you cry under water?

Can Bald people have Hairline fractures?

What's the difference between a novel and a book?

How old are you before it can be said you died of old age?

If nobody buys a ticket to a movie do they still show it?

Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?

If a doctor suddenly died while doing surgery, would the other doctors work on the doctor or the patient?

If there's a wheelchair-bound comedian, is it still called "stand-up"?

Why do they call someone "late" if they died early?

Why are the adjectives 'fast as' and 'slow as' often used in conjunction with hell, is hell slow or fast?

If a king is gay and marries another guy what is that guy to the royal family?

Why are red buttons always the most important?How is chess considered a sport?

If you get chemo-therapy do you lose your pubic hairs?

Would you die if you didn't pee?

Why are elderly people often called "old people" but children are never called "new people"?

Whenever an adult is kidnapped why isn't it called adultnapped?

Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist, but a person who drives a race car not called a racist?

Why don't you ever see baby pigeons?

Can anyone answer any of this questions?

Incredible New Inventions

Driverless Taxi's are expected in the UK in mid 2008

People will live without a pulse
Heart swap patients will live without a pulse - thanks to a thumb-size robotic replacement organ from the Texas Heart Institute that produces a constant flow of blood.

A library of knowledge online
A vast online library of books is coming from search engine Google. The £110 million project is scanning 15 million out-of-copyright titles.

Online school lessons
School lessons will be recorded online for absent kids. You'll even see lectures from other schools. The best teachers could become mini-celebs.

Talking ovens
Revolution in the kitchen with talking ovens from Sanyo that program themselves by scanning barcodes on food packs. Appliances will be online, booking their own repairs and ordering groceries as they get used.

Robot PAs
Remote-controlled robots will finally become part of everyday life. Speecys Corp are developing the ME-RAI-RT to follow you around like an obedient PA, reading out emails and reminding you of appointments.

Brave battlefield rescues of injured soldiers may one day be a thing of the past as the US military is developing a robot that can recover wounded or kidnapped fighters. The remote-controlled Battlefield Extraction-Assist Robot (or Bear for short), will have a teddy bear-style head and will be able to travel over rough terrain while carrying a casualty securely in its arms.

The spying saucepan
Police have unveiled a 3ft "spy drone" that can track crooks and terrorists. The crewless, remote-controlled helicopter uses CCTV to record images from 1,600ft above ground. It is virtually silent and has night vision to flush out suspects in the dark. Merseyside police were impressed after the drones were first used by the British Army. Assistant chief constable Simon Byrne said: "This is a cost-effective way of helping to catch criminals."

A car that drives itself
Fed up of driving? Get a car that drives itself. The Chinese have fused satnav and cruise control technology in a no-hands car - the FAW Hongqi HQ3 - that does entire journeys at up to 90mph, even stopping at traffic lights.

Just got HD high definition telly? Stand by for Toshiba's SED-TV which is 100 times sharper. Boffins reckon it's the final generation of conventional TV before we leap to 3D!

2007 Emmy Awards that took place on Sunday September 16th 2007: Winners and pictures.

Host of "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," Jon Stewart celebrates the show's win for best variety, music or comedy series.
Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Terry O'Quinn, "Lost," ABC.

Actress Katherine Heigl ("Grey's Anatomy") celebrates her win for best supporting actress in a drama at the 59th Annual Primetime

Actress America Ferrera ("Ugly Betty") celebrates her win for best actress in a comedy series.

Actress Jaime Pressly ("My Name Is Earl") holds her award for best supporting actress in a comedy at the 59th Annual Primetime.
Be back tomorrow with some juicy gists...see y'all then...Ciao!

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