Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 08/02/2009 - 08/09/2009





Saturday 8 August 2009

Beth Model Look 2009

The intensity is heightened as the countdown to the audition for the second edition of ELITE MODEL LOOK COMPETITION NIGERIA begins. BETH MODELLING the Franchise owners organisers for the Nigerian edition of the global reputed event hits different cities in a bid to scout for Nigeria's delectable beauties. ELITE MODELLING AGENCY is arguably the most prestigous agency reputed with discovering high profile models like Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks, Oluchi Orlandi and Gisele Bundchen.

ELITE MODEL LOOK is indeed the world’s largest and most exceptional model search in the world; which selects only the finest models from across 80 countries, Nigeria inclusive. The first edition of the prestigous event which was held in Lagos last year, saw Tracy Onyekachukwu emerge overall winner. Right now Tracy is on a two year contract with ELITE MODEL AGENCY, UK. The grand auditions hold on the 29th of August.
The dates are;
IBADAN - 3rd - 5th August
ABUJA - 7th - 8th August
LAGOS - 10th - 15th August

So watch out ladies for the ELITE crew in your neighbourhood on these dates. If you are between 14-22, female and 5ft7" and above, and you believe you possess the grace and courage to grace the world stage, don't pass up this opportunity.

Tracy Onyekachukwu - Winner of the first edition currently in the UK signed on to ELITE MODEL, UK as the third Ngerian to be signed on to the agency following Oluchi Orlandi and Agbani Darego.

Thursday 6 August 2009

Save Caroline Johnson

Caroline's husband put this on facebook. I thought more people should see and read this...and hopefully help!


We write with sincerity of heart, hoping that after you have read this letter, our good Lord will enable you give.We are a family of 5 (five) and have been married for over 7years; blessed with 3 Children, my wife is a Christian actress currently showing on air. (Heaven’s Gate as UJU) and I am an architect by profession.

We are members of THE POTTERS HOUSE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CHURCH – Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja Lagos, Nigeria.We had plans, hope and aspiration like any other good citizen of Nigeria would, until my wife was diagnosed to have leukemia, i.e. (cancer of the Blood) in October 2008, when she was 5months plus into the pregnancy of our 3rd Child (Oluwatise Johnson).

Initially the cancer was diagnosed at a Private Hospital at Surulere in Lagos, but we were referred to the Lagos State Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) Ikeja.

There she was on admission with the pregnancy but a dilemma to save my wife or baby was managed with multiple blood transfusion and treatment until her pregnancy was 7months 1 week when she suddenly fell into labour, but we thank God both mother and child survived on the 17/12/2008.

We thought all was over, since the doctors initially thought she had an acute anemia, but four weeks after delivery my wife’s immune system and blood level dropped to 9% PCV and fell almost into a shock, then further investigations were carried out including bone marrow test (aspiration and biopsy) and she also had multiple transfusions.

It was then the doctors gave us the news that my wife has ACUTE LYMPHOBIASTIC LEUKEMIA TYPE 1 also known as (CANCER of the BLOOD)

Since then, she has been through chemotherapy treatment and blood transfusions hoping that it would help contain the cancer cells. But now, further investigations and tests including bone marrow transplant were advised by the doctors at LASUTH to be done abroad in INDIA. (Please feel free to request backing documents).

A lot of our life-time savings have been spent on hospital admissions, treatments, drugs, investigations, tests and scan. We have currently spent over 2.5million naira but that’s just a phase of the treatment.
We are currently seeking your help to support in raising funds that will help us travel to India for further investigations and to carryout a bone marrow transplant summing to a total cost of $50, 000 (fifty thousand dollars). (Eight million five hundred thousand naira)Currently, we have a total collection of “One million one hundred thousand naira” from Families and friends.

I would sincerely appreciate your donation and support towards saving my wife from this dreaded disease ‘Cancer of the Blood’.

Unfortunately, our two older children Omolayo 7 and Imisioluwa 4 struggle to understand or accept what has suddenly happened to their very loving and argyle mother.(We both trust God for His perfected miracle, we feel led to take this step as time is running out as well as our personal resources. Please in whatsoever way you could help Caroline, please do.)

We have set us an account at GTB bank for those that would simply like to help out through funds transfer.

All donations in cheque may be written in favour of “save Caroline Johnson” GTB 206-179570-110May the good Lord stir your hearts to help and hold back the forces of sickness from you and your family. Amen.

Caroline before

Caroline today

If you can, please help.
May God be with her

RIP Remi Abiola

RIP Mrs Remi Abiola, who died on Wednesday 27th of July 2009 in the USA after loosing her battle to lung cancer. She was one of the wives of MKO Abiola and a veteran actress. May her soul rest in peace. Amen!

Tuesday 4 August 2009

2009 SMVA Pictures...

Tuface Idibia

Chrissy, Uti, Denrele and friend

Isio Wanogho, Matthew Mensah and friend

Pix thanks to Chrissy pictured above with model/presenter Isio Wanogho

Tuface Idibia performing

Dr Sid, Dbanj and Wande Coal

Mims with MI, Banky W

Oteri Agboro, Miss Commonwealth, Sandra Ikeji, MBGN 09 and Kazim

And this is what I wore to the event. One of my Indian Dream sarees. That hair is 100% Indian hair...it's ridiculously long but cute huh? :-)

With my sis Sandra and friends, Awele Halim and Tina Ezenma

More pictures coming

Sunday 2 August 2009

2009 Soundcity Music Video Awards winners

I was at the event and it was really fab. Wande Coal, Dbanj, M.I, Eldee, Banky W, Dipp, Weird MC, Jozi (South Africa), Ware (Kenya), Seun Kuti, Tuface Idibia and American rapper Mims all performed. Will get you pictures of the event soon...for now check out the list of winners.

Best Male Video
• Naeto C – Kini Big Deal

Best Female Video
• TY Bello – Ekundayo

Best Choreography
• P-Square – Roll It

Best Special Effect Editing
• Dipp – Dangerous

Best Cinematography
• Bigiano – Shayo

Best Hip Hop
• Str8buttah – Last Standing

Best R&B or Pop Video
• Darey - Not the girl

Best Duo/Group Video
• P-Square – Roll It

Best Collaboration in a Music Video
• Tuface Idibia ft. Sound Sultan – Enter The Place

Soundcity Viewers Choice
• Bigiano – Shayo

Soundcity Fresh Video
• Steel – South African Girl

Discovery of the year
• Kel - Waa Wa Alright

Hit Producer of the Year
• “Suddenly” by D’banj (Don Jazzy)

African Video of the Year
• 340ML (Mozambique)

Best Video
• Tuface - Enter The Place

Best Live perfromance Western Africa (Honors)
* Seun Kuti

Best Live performance Southern African (Honors)
* Jozi

Congrats to all winners. Let us know what you think of this years winners.

Have a great week ahead people and happy new month.

The Boko Haram killings

Very graphic pictures
Sorry I didn't do this the last time :-)
Check it out...

Over 700 people killed
Nigerian authorities say more than 700 people were killed in last week's clashes between police and a militant Islamic sect in the country's north. Government and health officials have been clearing bodies from the streets of the northeastern city of Maiduguri which saw the heaviest fighting. Government officials say most of the dead have been buried in mass graves. Most of the people killed were members of the sect.

The sect leader and deputy killed
I am sure you have all heard of the death of the leader of Nigeria's Islamist group,Boko Haram, 39 year old Mohammed Yusuf on Thursday night. There are conflicting reports. Some papers reported that he was killed in a shoot out with security forces, while others say he was killed in police custody after he was captured and interrogated.

I hear some human rights activists/lawyers say the killing is unlawful and some are actually planning to take up the case, while others say his killing is justified.

The first reaction of Nigerian Information Minister Dora Akunyili to Mr Yusuf's death was to say, on the BBC's Network Africa programme: "What is important is that he has been taken out of the way, to stop him using people to cause mayhem." However, she did go on to say that the government did not condone what she called "extrajudicial killings".

What do you guys think of the killing of the sect leader in police custody? If he was actually killed in custody. Is it unlawful and uncivilised or is it justified?

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