Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 04/20/2008 - 04/27/2008





Saturday 26 April 2008


What's the difference between 'I love you' and 'I am in love with you' ?
Someone said there's a difference and I have absolutely no idea what that difference is...
Does anyone know?

Friday 25 April 2008

The World is Beautiful

The world is beautiful...
If you don't believe it, let me proove it to you.
Don't you dare close your eyes...don't even blink...
See the beauty God gave us...

"Most of us have had moments in childhood when we touched the divine presence. We did not think it extraordinary because it wasn't; it was just a beautiful moment filled with love. In those simple moments our hearts were alive, and we saw the poignant beauty of life vividly with wonder and appreciation."
David McArthur and Bruce McArthur.

"Beauty seen is never lost, God's colors all are fast."
John Greenleaf Whittier

"It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We must feel and be affected by it."

"The real sin against life is to abuse and destroy beauty, even one's own—even more, one's own, for that has been put in our care and we are responsible for its well-being."
Katherine Anne Porter

"Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all."
W. Somerset Maugham

"Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old."
Franz Kafka

"A person is only beautiful, when their own beauty, is reflecting on to others."
Tara Grady

"There is nothing ugly; I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may, -- light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful."
John Constable

"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Beauty is an experience, nothing else. It is not a fixed pattern or an arrangement of features. It is something felt, a glow or a communicated sense of fineness. What ails us is that our sense of beauty is so bruised and blunted, we miss all the best."
D. H. Lawrence

"Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance."
John Ruskin

"Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart."
Khalil Gibran

"For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it.For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it.For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it."
Ivan Panin

"It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever."
Jimmy Carter

"Keep your faith in all beautiful things; in the sun when it is hidden, in the Spring when it is gone."
Roy R. Gilson

"A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within."
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

"If eyes were made for seeing, then Beauty is it's own excuse for being."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A thing of beauty is a joy forever; its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness."
John Keats

"We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open."
Jawaharlal Nehru

"There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting."
John Kenneth Galbraith

The world is really beautiful...don't you agree?

Thursday 24 April 2008

Naija Entertainment News.

Finally I bring you Naija Entertainment news.
I am going to start with the shocking news reported by Encomium magazine this week that Tuface's longtime pregnant girlfriend, Annie Macauley, has lost her baby.
Here's the story according to the mag.
"Actress and one of Tuface Idibia's girlfriends, Annie Macauley has lost her pregnancy. The pathetic incident occurred on saturday April 12 2008, along Gbagada Express, Lagos. According to our sources, Annie was in a car with her cousin when they were attacked by unknown gunmen. She was rough handled and in the process, she suffered a miscarriage. Hours later, 2face raced to her bedside reassuring her of his love and that the good lord who brought the first one will bring another one. Annie was said to be six months pregnant when the sad incident occurred."
Like I said earlier, I don't know how true this story is. I only know she was attacked, I don't know if she lost her baby. God, I hope not!

Genevieve launches clothing line
Star actress Genevieve Nnaji is set to launch a fashion label (as reported by Stella Dimoko Korkus)
Genevieve has designed a collection of clothes for an established designer called Iconola. The new range of clothes is branded 'St. Genevieve' and is focused on ready to wear dresses. The unveiling/launching of St. Genevieve cloth line has been fixed for Sunday May 4th 2008 in an undisclosed location on the Island and attendance for this event is strictly by invitation. Contact was made with Genevieve and she confirmed this story. "Fashion is my passion and this is just another one of the things I love doing and I have just been giving a platform to express my creativity and I pray it works. My cloth-line 'St. Genevieve will be something that will appeal to those that have genuine fashion taste"
I wish her all the best with this. I love the name she choose...St. Genevieve...very sexy! Kudos girl!

Icon, lawyer and activist, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, recently turned 70! Many happy returns to him.
There's going to be a commemorative lecture organised by the campaign for democracy
Topic: Gani: Bridging the regeneration gap
Guest speaker: Professor Wole Soyinka
Chairman: Professor Pat Utomi
Special quest of honour: Mallam Nuhu Ribadu
Venue: Banquet hall, Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos
Time: 11 am

Stephanie's million dollar contract
Another report my Stella Dimoko Korkus has it that another star actress Stephanie Okereke just got a multi million dollar contract as the face of l'maj, a cosmetic firm in Beverly Hills. the mouth watering contract is allegedly valued at 1million dollars per year and the contract will run for five years. Meaning Stephanie will make a profit of 5million dollars by the time the contarct runs out. The product is a body cream named 'Sensual by Stephanie' and cost 190 dollars and comes in blue and pink small containers, while the perfume named 'Sweet and Sensual by Stephanie' cost 165 dollars.
Big congrats to Stephanie.

Stella Damasus Aboderin is face of Trend TV
Beautiful actress, Stella, is now the face of Trend TV. She was choosen for her professional interpretation of her roles. She was unveiled on Friday March 28th 2008. According to the actress, she was picked because Trend TV knows she goes for quality. She added that she decided to endorse the brand because of the quality of local contents Trend TV would showcase to the outside world.

Big Brother Africa is back. Check it out here...http://www.mnetafrica.com/mnet/displayarticle.asp?articleid=1551

Also Idols Southern and East Africa is happening
A massive seven city, seven country blockbuster search

Open to anyone between the ages of 18 and 27, the new season heads to Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. In each country, Idols will hold one "make-or break" audition session. Here citizens who are singing divas, talented vocalists or confident wannabes will get their shot at the spotlight. It's also their big chance to win an international recording contract!

The new season of Idols is also open to citizens of Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Reunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia and Swaziland. Entrants from these countries who meet the requirements and are determined to be stars were able to audition at any of the seven audition cities.
Check here for more details http://www.mnetafrica.com/idols
I will get y'all more gist later. This takes a lot time...and I got to get to work now.

Meanwhile enjoy this fun pix

When a Catholic is driving too fast...

Jewish olympic swimmer


Mrs Moses

Zimbabwean election
If you've been following the Zimbabwean election, you would have heard that in the first recount of results announced this morning, President Robert Mugabe's party is leading. How come? When Zimbabweans said they didn't vote for him. After 28years of ruling, this man should retire abeg. Hiss!

See y'all later.

Wednesday 23 April 2008

Lola Omotayo opens up on love affair with Peter of P-Square

I am going to bring you Naija Entertainment news later. For now, let's talk about the latest gist in town. Lola Omotayo is three months pregnant for Peter Okoye of P-Square. Lola is the Business Development Director of a Lagos based Marketing company.

She granted an exclusive interview to Encomium magazine's Leke Adeneye.

In recent times, stories have been published severally about you being dumped by your boyfriend, Peter Okoye, for ex-Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, Munachi Abii. How true is this gist?
Lola "When I read the story myself I was shocked. I was wondering and asking myself have I been dumped? But my relationship with with Peter is going extremely well. We don't have any issues. It's over three years and everything has been going well. Perhaps because a lot of people haven't seen us together, I haven't really been out with him for about a year until last Friday (SMVA) for personal reasons I just don't' want to be out there. Everything is going well with us"
How did Peter win your heart about three years ago?
Lola "My agency handles some of British American Tobacco brands and P-Square was doing a show for us at one of our events in Enugu. Though I had met Peter a couple of times before then, but at the show there was some chemistry. He asked for my number and I refused giving it to him. i told him if you really want to know me you have to find my number. So he took it as a task and found my number and the rest is history."
One of the things that shocked some people about the relationship is your age difference. How did you handle that when you were starting the affair?
Lola "Like I said, Peter is an old soul and he always tells me that I'm like a 23year-old. Age is just a number. Right now you can see it around the world. Demi Moore, Usher and some known people. Even in Nigeria here, they are dating people far older than their age. So we shouldn't base it on the age factor. He doesn't make me feel like he's younger than me. the age thing will never bother me."

One other factor most people talked about is that Peter may not be able to withstand your career profile and social status...
Lola "I disagree with that. Yes in the beginning, a lot of people and friends wondered what I wanted from this guy. Why somebody on that level? He's not on a bad level though, he's a human being first. And people trying to put us on different social classes make me very upset. Yes I've done a lot in terms of exposure and travels and all of that, but he's a very confident man. We've been together to places where we met with people who were elite on the really high social class and he doesn't feel insecure. Once someone can blend into my life and I into his, it's cool. I hang out with his friends and families and there are no issues at all."
So, if it has been rosy for over three years, what then has been keeping you away from the altar? He has mentioned his career, what would you mention?
Lola "The truth of the matter is that I'm not really particular about marriage. Marriage is not something you rush into. To me, it is over rated in Nigeria. here, they say marriage completes a woman, but I don't believe in that. There is so much that completes a woman and marriage is not it. I've never focused on that. I'm not the little girl who dreams of her wedding day. I'm not afraid to be alone. I pray, I am not going to end up alone for the rest of my life, I want a life partner. But the tag marriage is not something I think is the ultimate. I would take my time rather than rush into marriage only to later discover that it is not what to expect. And Peter as well is dealing with his own career and he wants to focus on that and you know maybe in a year's time I'd be ready to get married and if he's not, then we may get to go our separate ways. The truth of the matter is that marriage is not in the picture for me right now"
Why? What other completion are you seeking that makes marriage not a priority now?
Lola "For me I am contented being who I am right now. I am not going to come and beg and ask somebody to marry me. No. And also my criteria for marriage is a very strict criteria. It's not the usual girl's stuff like nice house and someone who can take care of you"
How long were you friends with Peter before the affair started?
Lola "Not that long. He was too fine so I had to kiss him. In the beginning we were coming from different walks of life and there were later adjustments. When I'm into something, I'm into it 100%. People just look at the social status thing. he’s an entertainer, she’s a career girl, but it’s not about that. He’s not the first artiste I’ve dated, not a Nigerian though, he was an international act”

He says he and Munachi are very good friends, how comfortable are you?
"He says they are friends and nothing is going on and I think she featured in one of their videos. I’ve met her. Yes, eventually I met Munachi a few days ago and I think she’s a really nice lady. I have not been in an environment where they have both at except of recent when I met her. Maybe the unfortunate thing is that I just got to meet her, otherwise if that is what he says, I just have to believe him and take his words until he is proven guilty”

We heard recently that you are now heavily pregnant for Peter and that both of you are expecting a baby soon, how true is this gist?
“Yes, it’s true. We are expecting a baby”

Should we then expect other things like engagement or a secret wedding between now and when the baby eventually comes?
“Let’s take one thing at a time. I think the focus should be on making sure that everything is okay with the baby first. I really don’t want to talk about my pregnancy now. And like I said before, it’s not about marriage now; the focus now is this (pointing to her protruding belly)

Peter’s Reaction to the pregnancy
Peter Okoye
“The pregnancy is mine and nothing on earth can make me deny it. After all I didn’t impregnate a street girl. The person carrying m baby is an independent and responsible lady who I love with all my heart. So the baby is mine and I am proud to be the father. As for marriage, I don’t have plans for it yet”

Annie Macaulay has supposedly lost her six months pregnancy for Tuface Idibia...I don't know how true this is, I only know she was shot at. Will bring you the details later.
Fela's son, Seun Kuti, has been arrested by NDLEA on drug charges...

More gist coming your way later...

Tuesday 22 April 2008

Naija Entertainment Gists + Women as Explained by Engineers

I am going to get you Naija Ent. gist in a bit, meanwhile enjoy this...

Women, as Explained by Engineers
Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Are these Engineers right? LOL

Sunday 20 April 2008

Do all women nag? + Yemi Osunkoya of Kosibah Creations

A friend called me this evening to say he's broken up with his girl and is staying away from women till further notice. Like you guys can live without us...nonsense. LOL!

What happened I asked him. His reply was 'I'm through with women. All you people do is nag and nag and nag till a man wants to shoot himself in the head"

Instead of giving up on women why don't you find another girl who won't nag at you I said.

He exploded "All of you are the same. All women nag. You people just keep talking and talking and don't know when a man needs silence. And 99% of what you women nag about is your fault...when a man is right, u nag, when he's wrong u nag. And it seems you women nag deliberately. You always know what you're doing. You go on and on and on until you either get what you want or until you get slapped."

I said if your woman is nagging you, she probably is telling you something and you're not listening, so of course she's going to keep on telling you until you listen."
So men listen when we talk...then maybe we won't nag as much...lol

He calmed down a little while later and got off the phone.

He said all women nag, just that some women do it more than others. Is this true men? You guys think we all nag? Please ladies, I need us to unite in this. Do all women nag seriously? And why do we nag at all? Pls do share your thoughts...

Kosibah Creations...

Top UK based Designer, Yemi Osunkoya will be a featured designer in an upcoming bridal show on April 27th in Chicago, USA.
Check out the poster for the show below...

For more info, check out his website here...http://www.kosibah.co.uk/
One day Yemi, One day...I will be able to afford you. I promise you that...lol!
His clothes are fab!

Photo of the day

I love Whitney to death...but what the hell is happening to her boobs?

Do let me know what you think about women and nagging.

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