Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 09/07/2008 - 09/14/2008





Saturday 13 September 2008

The Celebrities are...

Happy Saturday everyone. Just so y'all know, for our 'Guess the celebrities', no one got all three answers correct, some of you came very close, but no one got it all right.

Here's the answer...

Basket Mouth


Obaro Ibru (left)


So that's it. I have more child fotos of celebs...we'll do this again. For now enjoy more pix from SA Fashion Week...

Black Coffee Designs

House of Ole
'He' can't be that big...

Lovely clothes...

Joke of the day...
An old man lived alone in Idaho. He wanted to spade his potato garden, but it was very hard work. His only son, Bubba, who used to help him, was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his predicament.
"Dear Bubba, I am feeling pretty bad because it looks like I won't be able to plant my potato garden this year. I'm just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. If you were here, all my troubles would be over. I know you would dig the plot for me." Love, Dad

A few days later, he received a letter from his son.
"Dear Dad, for heaven's sake, Dad, don't dig up that garden. That's where I buried the BODIES." Love, Bubba
At 4 a.m. the next morning, FBI agents and local Police showed up and dug up the entire area without finding any bodies. They apologized to the old man and left.

That same day, the old man received another letter from his son.
"Dear Dad, go ahead and plant the potatoes now. It's the best I could do under the circumstances." Love, Bubba
Remember people, no man is a failure who has friends
You have a friend in me...always!
Take care

Thursday 11 September 2008

Guess The Celebrities...

Exactly seven years ago today, 9/11, thousands of people died in the terrorist attacks against the USA.
We remember all of them today and always.
May their souls continue to rest in perfect peace...Amen.

Hi people, hope everyone's doing ok? Everyone's happy? Please be happy, life is such a beautiful gift. Cherish it.
So, I got caught up yesterday and couldn't finish uploading the pictures from SA Fashion Week, there are so many of them, will do that later.

For now, I want to rack your brains. I have child photos of three of Nigeria's biggest stars. Look at the pictures of them then and tell me who you think they are now...

Picture 1

Picture 2

Picture 3

So who are these celebrities?

Photo of the day...

The guy is Ngoli Okafor, model, actor and Africa's Sexiest Man at the moment. What an ass...dammit!!!

So people, who are our celebs? Have a clue???
Let the good times begin...lol

Wednesday 10 September 2008

African Fashion At It's Best

We might be a little crazy in Africa ;), but one thing you must give to us is our creativity and great sense of fashion.

Check out beautiful clothes from some of Africa's biggest designers, who showcased their summer collection at the recently concluded South African Fashion Week...

Abigail Keats Designs

Abigail can be reached here: abigailkeats@gmail.com

Artistic Soul

Gotta go do something, will be back in a bit...

Monday 8 September 2008

Africa's Top 10 Sexiest Men

Hi people, hope your week is going very well. People have been sending me emails asking for permission to take articles and pictures from my blog. Let me officially say here that it's OK to take anything you want from my blog. You don't have to send me emails or text messages, just take it, take it, take it. You have my permission and blessings. And you don't have to credit it to me, I don't care about such things. If it's useful to you, then I'm glad to be of help.
I'm such a nice girl ain't I?

Anyway, there's a project Shirlene Alusa-Brown of Diaspora Interactive Media Corporation is working on. Its a project on Top 10 Sexiest African Men.

African men are good looking and accomplished. Jamati looks at the ones we think exemplify all that is fine about African men. It certainly wasn’t an easy choice.

Please they'd like to know what you think about this year's selection.
Here they are from 1 to 10

1. Ngo Okafor

Ngo Okafor is a multifaceted player. With a strong modeling career in his resume, this handsome brother also has movie and television credits, a workout video, and modeling teaching aids on his website. He is probably the most downloaded brother in the myspace universe, but looking at him, we understand why. What do you think? Agree with our choices? Have others you would have added to the list? Please let us know. Also stay tuned for our next publication when we feature the top 10 sexiest women!

2. Boris Kodjoe

Boris Kodjoe played tennis professionally in Germany, modeled, and has acted in several movies. We have seen him in The Gospel, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, and on the television series, Soul Food. He is unveiling a new line of clothing for the discriminating man of good taste, and has graced the cover of Ebony Magazine's celebration of the Black Father. All this and he still has time to look good!

3. Idris Elba
Sierra Leone/Ghana

Idris Elba is a great actor who has made us feel the pain and horror of the Rwandese genocide, the agony of a father, and the powerful, hypnotic, sexual charisma of a FINE brother! He can also get you to dance as he spins records in his gigs as a deejay. Watching him play Stringer Bell in the televisions series, “The Wire”, we had to overcome our guilt as we thought about how we wouldn’t mind being a drug dealer’s lady. He overcame his fear of bugs to act in the movie “The Reaper” and continues to enthrall us in his movies. Thank you Idris for being a strong African brother with talent AND brains (and so handsome).

4. Lemar Obika
This Londonbased crooner is a sexy R&B singer that is burning up the charts with his rich voice and silky tunes. 27 year old Lemar Obika has a new album out called The Truth About Love, that has collaborations with Mica Paris, Styles P, and a duet with Joss Stone. His debut album and second album together have sold over 1.5 million records and he doesn’t look like he is going to stop soon. He has won two Brits and three MOBOs. Definitely a brother to watch, and so very fine! We are sure to be hearing more from this talented young man.

5. Djimon Hounsou

His acting career began with bits parts in TV series and Pop Videos including Janet Jackson's 'Love Will Never Do Without You', Paula Abdul's 'Straight Up' and Madonna's 'Express Yourself'. His real breakthrough came in the movie Stargate in 1994 where he starred as Horus. This opened the pipe line to other projects and ultimately in 1997 to the Oscar winning film Amistad, where he gave a phenomenal performance as Sengbe Pieh (Cinque), a tale of an African sold in slavery and fighting for justice. Djimon co-starred in Gladiator as Juba, the Numidian Gladiator. He was nominated in 2004 for an Oscar for the best supporting actor in the Film In America for his role as Mateo, an AIDS victim.

6. Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetel Ekofor has a rugged handsomeness that leaves us begging for more. A versatile actor, he has enthralled us with his singing, and with his shirt off. An award winning actor, his credits include Amistad, Dirty Pretty Things, Children of Men, and Kinky Boots. He was Alex Mpondo in the movie Red Dust and we were launched into the tortured memories of a politician. He is the prime candidate for the character of T’challa in the proposed Black Panther movies, and is in the new movie, American Gangster. How exciting! We can’t wait to see more of him.

7. Fally Ipupa
This young bright Usher look-alike has worked with Koffi Olomide who helped him hone his musical skills. He mixes R&B and Congolese music to generate a fever pitched response to his singing. Fans are never disappointed in his concerts which are well organized and incorporate great dancing and singing. His show in New York brought the audience to their feet, and looking at him, we understand why.This chocolate brother is so hot he might just melt (or melt us!).

8.Oris Erhuero
Nigerian model-slash-actor who has made a huge splash on this side of the world from his campaigns for Armani, Versace, and Ferre. He started his career after getting shot in New York City. "I moved to Miami to recover and there I met a Colombian photographer called Azabra from Colombia who said to me that I should be acting. He decided to shoot me a portfolio. Next thing you know I am in London, Milan, South Africa doing covers for magazines, TV commercials and all that. It was a bizarre trip because I came from being in a coma and being in and out of the hospital to killing and destroying the cat walks." We are certainly glad you survived. He was seen opposite Idris Elba in the movie, Sometimes in April where he starred as the brother to Elba.

9. Sello Maake Ka-Ncube
South Africa

Award winning Sello Maake Ka-Ncube is one of South Africa’s most esteemed actors having performed in The United States, Britain, Canada and Europe. Films in which he has appeared include A Dry White Season with Donald Sutherland, Bopha with Danny Glover, Dark City for Channel 4, A Woman of Colour with Vanessa Williams and the award winning Taxi to Soweto. Apart from his prestige film and stage work, Sello is one of South Africa’s most popular television stars from his lead role in the long running television series of Generations. He is also a highly respected director.

10. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

This man is a talented actor, fluent in four languages (English, Italian, Yoruba, and Swahili), and a practicing Buddhist with a Master in Laws from the University of London. He has modeled and garnered a following with his appearance on the HBO series, OZ, and then on the series, Lost.

Sincerely, I think Boris should be number 1 and Idris Elba number 2. Everybody else I'm fine with. What do you guys think of this list? Any names you think should be INCLUDED? Any name that shouldn't be there?
Please let us know.

Meanwhile here are some of the winners of the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards that took place yesterday.

_ Video of the year: Britney Spears, "Piece of Me."
_ Female video: Britney Spears, "Piece of Me."
_ Male video: Chris Brown, "With You."
_ Rock video: Linkin Park, "Shadow of the Day."
_ Hip-hop video: Lil Wayne, "Lollipop."
_ Pop video: Britney Spears, "Piece of Me."
_ Dancing in a video: The Pussycat Dolls, "When I Grow Up."
_ New artist: Tokio Hotel

Oh by the way, for those who care, Sheila, Tawana and Latoya are up for eviction next week. I'm talking about Big Brother Africa 3...
And Roger Federer just won a record breaking 5th consecutive US Open . He beat Andy Murray this night, just finished watching it. Five straight wimbledon, five straight US Open win. What an incredibly talented guy.
Ok, I'm done, going to bed.
Love you all

Sunday 7 September 2008

Frank Osodi's Summer Collection + Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

He is without doubt one of the best designers to emerge from this part of the world. Ex-top model, choreographer, model manager and renowned make-up artist, Frank Osodi Richard, is the incredibly talented guy behind the House of Bunor fashion label which he started over 15 years ago and has clothed the most high profile people in Nigeria.

He will forever be remembered as the designer who made the dress Agbani Darego wore the night she won Miss World in 2001.

He's my friend, my mentor and he managed my modeling career for five years.

Here's his summer glamour collection which he unveiled at Convention Center, Sandton Joburg, at the 2008 South African fashion week that took place recently...
Check it out...

Beautiful clothes....

Celia Bissong, Frank Osodi and ex-top Model, Ann Leonard

West African Fashion Week

Frank Osodi Richard of the House of Bunor in conjunction with Jan Malan of the MNET Face of Africa fame presents, West Africa Fashion Week 2008.
A three day explosive West Africa fashion show, showcasing top 10 West Africa's fashion designers and top Nigerian designers. Fabric and accessory exhibition, fashion student workshop and young designer competition.
For enquiries and sponsorship, please call
08033257711, 08055170366, 08023085061, 01 7933580

And here are some pictures from the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Spring 2009 which featured P Diddy's Sean John line.
Pictures thanks to bossip.com
The guys are fly huh?

Meanwhile here's good news.
Former US sprinter Marion Jones has been released from a federal prison in Texas after serving a six-month term for lying to prosecutors about using drugs.
So happy to hear this.

Photos of the day
Beyonce performing at the 5th Annual Fashion Rocks concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York, she sang legendary R&B singer Etta James’ hit song “At Last” and gave audiences a preview of her role as James in the upcoming movie “Cadillac Records.” She donned a costume from the flick, got into character (short blonde wig and all) and took a few minutes to give tribute to James, who was also in the audience.
Source: BET.com

Beyonce on stage with Mariah Carey and Mary J Blige

Beyonce looking delicious

That's it, see y'all later.
Have a fabulous week ahead.

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