Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 06/27/2010 - 07/04/2010





Saturday 3 July 2010

Ghana Slams $1,000 Fee On Nigerian Actors.

 There are indications that the cordial relationship between the Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood and its counterpart, Ghana’s Ghollywood, has hit the rocks as authorities of the Ghanaian movie industry have said that Nigerian actors will no longer be allowed to work in their country unless they pay a fee. In a statement sent to the Actors Guild of Nigeria [AGN] Board of Trustees, said henceforth, any Nigerian actor participating in any of their productions will be compelled to pay $1, 000 (One Thousand dollars) or risk losing the job.

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Who would you rather; Dele Momodu or Pastor Chris Okotie as Nigeria's next president?

Ovation publisher Dele Momodu wants to be Nigeria's next president. A tall ambition huh? But not an impossible one. Some Naija youths have already endorsed him. He will contest under Labour Party of Nigeria. Will you vote for him?

Or better yet, who would rather have as your president; Dele Momodu or Pastor Chris Okotie? Maybe none of the above?...:-)
Do let us know...

Unleash the 80's

All day, all week


Nigerian Carnival UK

The largest gatheringof Nigerians in the diaspora. Two days, one event.
Music, dance, fashion, cultural displays.
Sat 7th & 8th August @Finsbury Park, North London.
Check out their website here

Eko International Film Festival comes up July 7th in Lagos.

 The inaugural Eko International Film Festival (EKOIFF) comes up in Lagos July 7, 2010 at Genesis Deluxe Cinemas.
Ticket: N5, 000
Call: 08033036171

21 things you should never buy new...

They include 2010 range rover sports SUV, cars, DVDs and CDs, office furniture, books, houses, maternity and baby clothes etc...

If it's of any interest to you, read more here

Ace comedian Wale Gates to compere N4Life's Icecapade 31 July 2010.

  N4LIFE Entertainment officially announced that top comedian Wale Gates will host its prestigious annual ‘Ice & White’ event ICECAPADE taking place Saturday 31st July 2010.

Read more here

Air Drake...wowsa! Rapper, Drake, gets airplane named after him...

You have definitely arrived when they name a plane after you.

Toronto rapper Aubrey "Drake" Graham has become the first hip-hop artist to have a commercial airplane named after him. It was all in celebration of Sir Richard Branson launching his first Virgin flight between Toronto and California cities.

 "It's breathtaking to stand out here and stare at this plane," Drake said shortly after arriving in Toronto with Virgin Group chairman Sir Richard Branson on the plane's inaugural flight. "It's phenomenal."

"We're honoured to name our plane Air Drake. He's Canadian through and through; he's one of the most successful Canadians. He bridges the gap between Canada and America very successfully." echoed Branson.

When you are big, you are big!

Naija Hits 50

Naija Hits 50 seeks to highlight and celebrate key players in the development of Nigerian music. And also iedentify the greatest song ever by a Nigerian artiste since independence.

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Thursday 1 July 2010

FG bans Super Eagles for two years

I'm sure you all have heard. Jonathan Goodluck The Federal Government of Nigeria has ordered the immediate withdrawal of Nigeria from all international football tournaments organised by FIFA and related events for two years.
Their reason? To enable the country to properly reorganize the sector.

The NFF was also dissolved. And there's been an order to probe the N900 million spent on our participation at the 2010 World cup.

By this ban, it means we will miss the next African Cup of Nations in 2012 and probably the next World Cup scheduled for Brazil in 2014.

What do you guys think of this decision to ban the Super Eagles? Is a welcome development or is it rather rash?
Pls share your thoughts.

Lagos State Assembly Stalls Ban On Okada.

The Lagos State House of Assembly, South-West Nigeria, has frustrated the move by the Ministry of Transportation to stop commercial motorcycle riders, popularly called okada, from carrying pregnant women, children of school age and women with children stapped on their backs.
The lawmakers, while complaining that the Ministry did not consult with the House before taking such decision, also said the enforcement which was supposed to begin from today should be stopped forthwith. They, however, asked the ministry to forward any proposal to that effect to the House for consideration. The lawmakers further asked the Commissioner to stop officials of his ministry and the Task force officials from arresting riders arbitrarily while accusing officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) of corruption.

Source: PM News

Tuesday 29 June 2010

Hottie of the day...

Ichie Ramsey Noah! :-)
Too cute...

"I will run again in 2011" Pastor Chris Okotie

"It was a divine call to duty to salvage our beloved country from the in-ept, corrupt and purposeless leadership of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Without any doubt, I remain fully persuaded that only the emergence of a credible, visionary and progressive government can usher in a new Nigeria of our dream. And I am confident that I represent this ideal and with my fresh agenda, we can create a new nation which will take its rightful place in the comity of nations.” - Rev. CHRIS OKOTIE, Pastor of Household of God, said this morning as he officially declared his intention to vie for the presidency of Nigeria under the platform of the Fresh Democratic Party (FDP).

Ije hits cinemas in Nigeria July 30th

The eagerly anticipated movie featuring Omosexy and Genevieve will hit cinemas July 30th in Nigeria.

Elite Model Look Nigeria 2010

The search for the next Elite Model from Nigeria is on, and things are getting really exciting. The casting session for this year’s competition will be taking place at the Rehab Pool Lounge & Bar from July 9 to July 10 2010. On each of those days, the panel of judges will meet and evaluate the hundreds of hopeful models. According to the PR representative of Elite Model Look Nigeria/Beth Models – Morsi PR, there are exciting incentives for girls to participate in the model search. A Blackberry Smartphone will be given out to one lucky participant and five lucky girls would stand a chance of being the face of Hair Limited. Two girls will receive a set of Sacred Lashes each and will both be featured on the international brand’s website.In addition, several Nigerian designers and stylists on the lookout for new talent will be attending the casting. Beth Modeling Agency has the sole rights to hold the annual Elite Model Look competition in Nigeria. This competition has produced two international models namely – Tracy Onyekachukwu (Elite Model Look Nigeria 2008) and Annette Begg (Elite Model Look 2009).

Registration forms for the Elite Model Look 2010 competition are available at the Beth Modeling Agency office in Lagos or any EcoBank branch nationwide.

The Judges at the 2010 Elite Model Look Nigeria screening session are as follows :

Paola Baratto | Director of Scouting – Elite Milan
Ezinne Chinkata | Fashion and Style Consultant
Dimeji Alara | Fashion Director
Lola Maja | International Makeup Artist & Brand Owner of Sacred Lashes
Andrew Ogbechi | Director of Scouting for Beth Model Management Nigeria & Choreographer

Date: Friday, July 9, 2010 from 8AM to 3PM | Saturday, July 10, 2010 from 8AM to 3PM

Venue: Rehab Pool Lounge & Bar – 288B Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

You don't have to drink eight glasses of water everyday...??

A recent study determined that 'drink EIGHT glasses of water a day' is more urban myth than science-backed.

“No one knows where it originated, but it isn’t true. The average person does not need to consume this or any set amount of water. In fact most of suck down more than enough liquid via coffee, sodas as well as food sources like fruit and grains. “Eight glasses of water on top of this is overkill. The best water advice is to grab a drink whenever you feel thirsty. Thirst is a sign that your body needs fluid, not that you are already dehydrated.” explains Steven G. Aldana, PHD, professor of health and human performance at Brigham University in Utah

You agree?

Top 10 stars on Forbes' Celebrity power list

Forbes' Celebrity Power ranking is a measurement of entertainment-related earnings over the past 12 months as well as visibility in print, TV, radio and online.
1. Oprah Winfrey - $315million
2. Beyonce Knowles - $87million
3. James Cameron - $210million
4. Lady Gaga - $62million
5. Tiger Woods - $105million
6. Britney Spears - $ 64million
7. U2 - $130million
8. Sandra Bullock - $56million

9. Johnny Depp - $75million
10. Madonna - $58million


11. Simon Cowell - $80 million
36. David Beckham - $44 million
50. Robert Pattinson - $17 million
66. Kristen Stewart -  $12 million

To see the full list, click here

Naomi Campbell's receding hairline

This pic was taken of the supermodel while on a fashion shoot for designer Dennis Basso in New York yesterday. The 40-year-old's vanishing hairline was put on show as she held her hair back as a stylist adjusted her clothing


 Is this what happens when you fix weaves all the time? I never let my natural hair breath at all. And is there anyway we can prevent this from happening to our hair?

Sammie Okposo weds Ozioma Mkparu

Sammie Okposo is married. He married beautiful Ozioma Mkparu in a traditional
marriage that took place in Nnewi, Anambra State on Saturday June
26, 2010. The white wedding is scheduled for this Thursday July 1st, 2010 in
Happy married life.

Monday 28 June 2010

Jada Pinkett Smith's dress

You like?

Beauty of the day - Adaora Ukoh

Actress Adaora Ukoh.
Big, bold and beautiful...:-)

Veteran actor Prince James Uche seriously ill...

The actor has been seriously ill and bedridden for over 8months now.
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Danny Young involved in car accident

Another young Naija act involved in an auto accident. New act, Danny Young, was involved in an accident at about 5pm yesterday on 3rd Mainland Bridge on his way to a video shoot. He's been hospitalized in a Lagos hospital.

Wishing him quick recovery. Please pray for him...

Quote of the day

 "I would be a total fool to have run the affairs of Nigeria for eight years, taken the country from a pariah state to a state that is respected by the world community, and not be interested in what happens after I leave. I wanted somebody from my party to succeed me" ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo

Kidnap scare hits Nigerian students in Malaysia

Have Naija kidnappers moved their trade to Malaysia?

The young man pictured above, Auwal Dankaka Hussain, was kidnapped in Malaysia and has got other Nigerians worried that it will become a trend. Auwal was kidnapped while waiting for a bus. Then the kidnappers asked three of his friends to contribute RM10, 000 (N500, 000) each for his release.  The ransom was then slashed to $1,000 according to the Nigerian High Commissioner to Malaysia, Mr. Peter J. E. Anegheh.

This incident happened many weeks back...kinda stale, but worth reporting...
You can read the full story here

Gov Fashola @ 47, donates creche to church

To mark his 47th birthday, Lagos State Gov, Raji Fashola, donated crech to a church in Lagos.
More pictures when you continue

Sunday 27 June 2010

It Takes You - sales outlets

You can get the book at -

* The HUB Media Store @ The Palms, Lekki, Lagos.
* Silverbird Lifestyle @ Silverbird Galleria, Ahmadu Bello Way, V/I
* Bookworm @ Sweet Sensation building, 233, Adeola Odeku, V/I
* Glendora Bookshop @ Falomo Shopping Complex, Falomo, Ikoyi
* Terra Culture Bookstore @ Tiamiyu Savage, V/I.

Please go get a copy. Thank you!

Meanwhile, I see I haven't blogged since Tuesday, Wednesday? Sorry about that, been a bit tied up. I'm heading a project that doesn't give me time to find out what's going on, no to talk of reporting it..:-).
But I should be done by early August, So I'll catch you all then.
Early August? Lol.*I kid* 
Catch you guys soon.

Munachi Abii signs with RMG company

Munachi Abii, former beauty queen (MBGN 2007), signs to The RMG Company as a solo rap artiste. Over the last couple of years 'Muna' has expressed her intention to throw her tiara into the rap game, with appearances and features on songs by other artistes' like Banky W, Ikechukwu (Killz), Jesse Jagz and Waje. Now she has started recording her yet untitled debut album due out early next year and has just recorded a song called Pop Sugar with another RMG artiste Michael Word (the song is produced by Sarz).

Her rap style is so eclectic and 'free range' that many who only see her as a pretty face will be pleasantly surprised (or shocked). Muna (AKA "Baby Rella") will record her album with producers in Nigeria, the UK/Europe, and in the United States where she hopes to pursue her other entertainment interest as well.

You go girl!!!

MI at Pre-BET Awards in LA

1. MI with radio personality Wendy Williams
2. MI with BET VP
3. MI on ZA Radio
4. MI with Bobby Valentino...they are same height? wow!

Too proud of our MI!

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