Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 04/18/2010 - 04/25/2010





Friday 23 April 2010

Olaitan 'DaGrin' Olaonipekun has passed away. Official press release..

We regret to announce the passing of our son, friend, partner and brother Mr. Olaitan Oladapo Olaonipekun A.K.A. Dagrin.

He died at 6:00pm on Thursday April 22 – exactly eight days after he was involved in a ghastly accident in front of Alakara Police station, off Agege motor road, Mushin, Lagos.

He survived a serious head injury, as a result of the crash.

He was initially admitted at Tai Solarin Hospital, Baba Olosha Bus stop, Mushin before he was transferred to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Idi Araba where Doctors made serious efforts to save his life. He was admitted at the Intensive Care Unit and operated upon, and later moved to the private wing of the hospital.

Doctors worked day and night; we fasted and prayed, but all efforts to save his life proved abortive. We lost him on Thursday April 22, 2010 at 6:00PM.

Dagrin, 26,  was a recording artiste, songwriter, rapper and performer. He was signed to his own label Missofunyin Entertainment and managed by Edlyne Records.

Burial arrangements will be announced by his family soonest.

While we pray the Almighty God grant him eternal rest, we wish to thank his numerous fans and supporters, as well as the media for their unflinching support at this trying period.

We ask that you please continue to pray for his family, especially his parents and siblings. And please only the details contained in this release –jointly issued by his parents and management - should be considered as fact.

BlackHouse Media
On behalf of the family

Thursday 22 April 2010

Da Grin is gone...

He's gone people. Da Grin is gone. Gone way too soon.What else is there to say really? Life right? Too sad. Too too sad.
May his soul rest in peace...amen.

Pregnant Adaeze Igwe Yobo

Wow...so beautiful.
Heard she's given birth to a baby boy...

Guess who?

Guess who this toddler is....
Clue: she's a huge Nollywood star now...

Wednesday 21 April 2010

The Queen of England is 84 today

Previously unpublished photos of Queen Elizabeth II as a baby are to go on display at Windsor Castle as part of celebrations to mark the monarch's 84th birthday today..

Duke and Duchess of York with their daughter, then-Princess Elizabeth, who later became Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.

 Happy birthday, your majesty.
Yes I'm well...lol

Quote of the day

"You can attack me, but please not Ovation because I know it has taken me a lot of blood and sweat. My prayer for those who hate Ovation Magazine and don't like it is, God will never give them Ovation. It is a prayer. It is as simple as that. If you don't like something, then you don't deserve it." Ovation Publisher, Dele Momodu tells City Magazine in a recent interview.

2 Ghana Cedis note introduced to honour Nkrumah @ 100

The Ghana Central Bank has introduced the GHc2 note. The note has the portrait of Ghana's first President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, and a commemorative text inscribed as 'Centenary of the birth of Dr. Kwama Nkrumah' to celebrate the year-long anniversary of Ghana's visionary leader. The new note, which is also believed to serve as a bridge currency note between the GHc1 and GHc5, will be put into circulation next month.

Nkruma died in 1972

Genevieve Nnaji in a Mon Ami dress

Too cute...

10 things to do after Kelly Handsome disses you - M.I Abaga

Singer, Kelly Handsome, recently released a track titled ‘Catch Me If You Can', where he dissed M.I., Chocolate City, 2 Shotz, Kenny Ogungbe and the guys at Mo Hits. 

MI initially felt betrayed by it (above) but then decided to take to twitter to make a response to the diss.
He titled it 10 things to do when Kelly Handsome disses you. Check it out below...

#10: Wonder why ‘kelly rowland’ is dissing you and why she sounds like a Nigerian man
#9: Refer to show promoters as ‘Maga’ making phrase maga don pay.. Relevant and correct to self!
#8: Rewrite fast money fast cars.. Calling it.. Fast money fast cars;the fab life of kelly handsome!
#7: Collect all future awards saying.. I don’t deserve this..is kelly hansome here(he is not!)
#6 Promise world 2 grow taller; seek out height doctor, or taller shoes e.g goth shoes 4rm camden
#5: Write open apology to kelly hansome, post on www.360nobs.com sayng sorry 4 being succesful
#4: Wear fake mustache for a month, disguise self, song is prolly so hot and everyone will know it!!
#3: Attend recovery group of artists recuperating after their own disses, eg..mohits, terry g etc
#2: Listen to song over and over till you know all lyrics and can appreciate artistry in song
#1: Remember.. You are still beautiful.. And God and ur parents love you still..

Source: Questionmarkmag.com

Army, Soldiers, Airforce invade James Ibori's house...

A large detachment of a Joint Force of Mobile Policemen, soldiers from the Army, the Air Force and Navy, plus plain clothes men, believed to belong to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission stormed Chief James Onanefe Ibori's Oghara, Delta State home this evening. They came in seven Hilux Pick Up vans and two Peugeot Expert vans that had all vehicle lights on. They were led by two motor-cycle out-riders.

They harassed and manhandled people they met at Ibori's home before spreading the mayhem they brought with them into Oghara town, making people to run helter-skelter, as there was panic everywhere.
This show of naked despotism and reign of rabid impunity was done despite the Court ruling of 19/4/10 of the Federal High Court, Asaba, that the status quo was maintained. In open court the EFCC counsel made an undertaking that EFCC would maintain the status quo, thus making the Judge not to grant and express court injunction.

Please, Find attached the Court ruling of Monday, April 19, 2010.
The relevant portion, dealing with the status quo is from page seven, paragraph two to page eight.
See details of the relevant portions as quoted verbatim in my earlier statement.

Tony Eluemunor
Media Assistant to Chief Ibori.

 Next Newspapers reports... 
Armed Hoodlums ambush police in Ibori chase
'The police team who went to Oghara, the hometown of Mr. Ibori to make the arrest, were, however, ambushed by a group of armed hoodlums who severely manhandled the police officers and beat some of them into coma, the Force Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu, confirmed on Tuesday.

According to reports gathered by NEXT, the police convoy, which included Assistant Inspector General of Police, M.D Abubakar, and the Delta State Commissioner of Police, Yakub Alkali, were attacked on the outskirts of the town by armed men who exchanged gun shots with the police.... See More

The police team had to beat a hasty retreat from the town to provide medical care for their wounded.

Mr. Ojukwu said the police was acting on a warrant of arrest issued by an Abuja High Court Monday that it brings in Mr. Ibori for questioning.'

Tuesday 20 April 2010

"I pay my girlfriend salary every month" Timaya

"I have a new lover but I don't want to disclose her name. She is a graduate of Madonna University. She's a banker. She's good, beautiful and the best thing that ever happened to me. She was a model before. She worked with Oceanic Bank before in Port Harcourt, but I told her to quit because men usually harass female bankers. Because of that I pay her salary every month. I met her through a friend, Austin, in Port Harcourt. He had always been telling me to come to Port Harcourt to meet this lady. Once again, this girl is everything I want in a lady. I'm not afraid if anybody is reading this. The three things that keeps a woman is - good sex, money and attention. I give her all that" Timaya tells Encomium Weekly in a recent interview...

You wanna know what I think of his statement? I quoted him in different colours...*wink*

Oprah not taking paternity test

“I will not be taking a paternity test, ever!” Oprah Winfrey snapped to The Post outside the Four Seasons hotel in Manhattan after being asked if she would take a DNA test.

You see, the man pictured above, Norh Robinson, an 84-year-old Navy vet who lives in a VA hospital, had told The Post over the weekend that he is her real father. The father who was present in her life was her mother's husband...Vernon Winfrey.

Hmmmm, you see any resemblance?

Who will be Nigeria's Next Super Model 2010

Forms are now out. Go to www.nigeriasnextsupermodel.com. Click on link to the forms, print it, fill it up and pay at an intercontinental bank branch. Email the pay slip to ibcnl1995@yahoo.com and bring your teller to the screening ground on the day of screening.
Goodluck girls...


I want to look like her  after having four kids when I grow up ..:-)

Guess who?

Guess who?

Clue: he was huge in the '90s

Le Petit Marche - April

 ‘A piece of the famous London Portobello Market in Lagos’

 Lagos’ favourite fashion + lifestyle market is back with a BANG this month, we’ve moved house to the uber-fab GET Arena, Lekki! To celebrate we are giving our shoppers an opportunity to Kart and shop!!! We’ll be giving away prizes to the fastest male and female kart-ers! 

It’s almost that time of the month again so we would like to invite potential vendors to come and participate in what is going to be an UTTERLY FAB LPM this month….and of course subsequently.

Fashion. From independent to high street, hottest trends to vintage; men, women and children will be catered for. 

 Experience. GET ARENA on the 25th of April 2010 from 12 noon till 6pm. – GET offers you all a combo of the BAR n GRILL, The G Lounge, GOONIES kids, surrounded by the one of the most sophisticated GO Karting tracks you will find anywhere!!

With an excellent menu, awesome cocktails and great music, who says shopping can’t be social?

Come and enjoy the last Sunday of the month with Great STALLS…great MUSIC…great PEOPLE…and Great FOOD!!


For more information about Vendors, stalls or general enquiries please email us at lpmnigeria@gmail.com

HHWA: Why Kondo, Free Madness Pt 1, others are missing from the list...

The highly anticipated nominees list of Hip Hop World Awards 2010 was unveiled on Tuesday, April 6,at a brief breakfast event held at the awards secretariat in Lagos. But why were some of the biggest songs of 2009 were missing from the list?

Songs like “Kondo” by Dagrin, “Free Madness part 1” by Terry G, “Choko the Choko” by Sean Tero, Ekaette by Maye Hunta, amongst others were nowhere on the list; and fans and pundits are already wondering and asking “why”?

In a chat with the Secretary of the awards committee, James Silas, he explained that one of the criteria for nomination is that no music materials that encourage fraud, alcohol abuse, narcotics and wanton sex are eligible for nomination, except if said songs have radio-edited versions. You may recall that “Shayo” by Bigiano was also missing from the nominees list in the 2009 edition of the awards for the same reason. “This screening process is our social responsibility and contribution to the sanitization of music in our entertainment industry,” he added.

‘‘Terry G is undoubtedly one of the most controversial artists in Nigeria today, but he was smart enough to make a radio-edited version of “Free Madness Part 1” which made “Free Madness Part 2” eligible for nomination in the song of the year category’’ Silas adds.

In recent times, music of Nigerian origin has been replete with reckless content, glorifying fraud, alcoholism, drug and other substance abuse, sex and get-rich-quick-mania. The NBC-although belatedly- have banned many of these materials, while responsible media organizations are stiffening their NTBB regulations. It is our desire at HHWA, to help encourage artistes to be responsible with the music they churn out; and in cases where they choose to cross the line; to at least provide broadcast edit; and also label albums properly.

The 2010 edition of Hip Hop World Awards will hold on Saturday, May 29 at Eko hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos and the theme is “Power. Prestige. Pride

Genevieve Nnaji sparkles in 'Bursting Out'

Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji and Ghanaian actor, Majid Michale have come together again to feature as love birds in one of the latest releases from the popular Royal Arts Academy, this time in Bursting Out, a movie produced by Emem Isong and jointly directly by Desmond Elliot and Daniel Adenimokun.

Bursting Out is about a single woman,Zara Williams, played by Genevieve, on the lookout for love until she meets a mysterious rider, played my Majid.

Zahra has everything a girl could possibly want. Luxury apartment, fleet of cars, beauty, money and success the only thing missing is a man to call her own. Her two married friends Ini and Terna are set on a mission to remedy that by match-making her with the next available eligible bachelor and this leads to disastrous results…or does it? A chance meeting with a certain attractive young man, Tyrone (Majid Michel) sent on an errand to deliver a message from one of her suitors leads to very interesting results...

Look out for that people...

Vivica Fox's new wig line, coming out later in the year

Not bad at all...

Tara Durotoye offers 1 month free training

House of Tara is offering a one month intensive scholarship program and its tuition is free. The scholarship programme which will come up next month is aimed at empowering young individuals. It is her own way of giving back to the society in 2010.
Great stuff..

New volcano ash cloud heading towards UK

A new eruption of the Icelandic volcano last night threw plans to get Britain flying again into chaos.

Air passengers who were told their flights would be resumed today from UK airports had their hopes dashed after more cancellations were announced.

 A new ash cloud heading towards the country has forced all London Airports to remain closed, while others in England might be open from 1pm, but this was not certain, and Scottish airports will open at 7am.
BA had planned to resume flights from its London airports today but last night they were forced to cancel those plans.

Source: dailymail.co.uk 

What da heck is going on in this world or ours?

Child Sexual Abuse on the rise in Ghana

A non-governmental organisation - Plan Ghana, last week released a damning report about the prevalence of sexual abuse in some Ghanaian schools. In the latest survey, about 14% of female students in the country's secondary school have been abused by their classmates, teachers and relatives. The study conducted inAwutu Senya, Effutu and Upper Manya Krobo Districts and also revealed that about 10% of male students have also been sexually abused. According to the organisation, it came out clearly that the major perpetrators of child sex abuse are their own classmates. Female friends constitute 58%, male 37%, neighbours 36%, teachers 21%, and other adults in the community constituting 14% and relatives 13%.

Source: City People Mag

Patience Ozokwor's only daughter marries

She's a carbon copy of her mum

The actress who hails from Ngwo in Enugu State is a widow and a mother of four. 3 guys and a girl. The girl, Chioma, got married a few weeks back to her London based man, Chielozona Ani.
Congrats and all the best to the new couple...

Monday 19 April 2010

Shoots styled by one of Naija's best stylist Dimeji Alara

And here is the magic man...Dimeji Alara. 
He can transform ya! Contact him - dimprince2000@yahoo.com

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