Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 08/08/2010 - 08/15/2010





Saturday 14 August 2010

Beauty and the Beast on Moments with Mo

Mo with Bella Naija & Teeloni

Technology is amazing! Where would you be without our cell phones, Facebook, microwaves, and Blackberrys? Can you imagine a world without TV? Despite the ease, comfort and time-management that technology has introduced into everyday living, it sadly, also has its pitfalls. With the turn of a new century, and the new wave of inventions, there is a growing dependency and technology addiction that is taking over people’s lives!
Mo explores in Beauty & The Beast, the good, the bad and the ugly sides of technology in today’s world.  Mo follows the story of a self confessed face book addict, and someone who says the internet literally changed her life, and her financial status.
Can we find balance in today’s modern world of technology? Make it date with Mo, tune in and find out!

Mo Discusses Mordern Technology with Guests

Susan Eyo-Honesty & Lola Alao with Mo (Beauty & the beast).

Moments with Mo airs every Tuesday on Mnet West by 9.30pm with repeat broadcasts on the same channel (Mnet West) on Wednesdays by 2pm and Saturdays by 2.30pm

Beauty and the Beast with Mo will air on Tuesday 17th August by 9:30pm with repeat broadcast on the same channel(MNET WEST) Wednesday 18th of August by 2pm and Saturday 21st of August by 2.30pm.

Make sure you tune in!

17-year-old girl gives birth to baby boy in Kirikiri prison

Comfort and her baby

 If Baby Monday is not Kirikiri Minimum Prison‘s youngest inmate, he will certainly be one of the youngest. His mother is being detained in the prison and was delivered of him only 13 days ago.

17 year old comfort was allegedly impregnated and locked up by the same man, her boss.

How the Nigerian police can put a pregnant, underage girl in prison for an offense that was not properly investigated is beyond me. You all need to read this heartbreaking story of injustice and man's inhumanity to another

Hopefully someone out there can help this young mother and child.

Read full story here >>

Photo of the day

 A scene from 'Lion King'

Life imitating art...

Actress Ebube Nwagbo and her Posh Hair

Nollywood actress, Ebube Nwagbo, has found her second love in the world of beauty as she brands a 100 per cent human hair known as Posh Hair.

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I Go Save comedy and music VCD is out!

I Go Save Unusual comedy/music VCD is out, with fresh rib cracking jokes from Ali Baba, I Go Die, Basketmouth, Kilnt Da Drunk, AY, Gordons and I Go Save with musical performances from Timaya, MI and Maleke.

The VCDs are now in stores. Grab your copy...Now!!!

Queen Latifah spotted with mystery lady in Spain

With girlfriend Jeanette Jenkins back in the US, Queen Latifah enjoyed an intimate dinner date and outing with a mystery lady in Barcelona.

Do lesbians also???...oh forget it! They are probably just friends....:-)

More pictures when you continue >>

Mo's Moments on Tinsel.

Mo with Denrele

Mo Abudu, Executive Producer and Hostess of Africa’s first syndicated talk show, Moments with Mo, makes a guest appearance on Tinsel, MNET’s highly rated soap opera. Moments with Mo made its debut in 2007, and so far, over 200 episodes, and counting have been aired, featuring a wide array of guests that range from presidents and celebrities to regular everyday people. Now in its third season, Tinsel, with an all-star cast that includes Funmilola Aofiyebi-Raimi and Victor Olaotan, continues to dazzle the screen. 

Catch Mo as she shares some moments with Tinsel, 4pm on Friday 27th and Monday 30th August, 2010 on MNET West.

Friday 13 August 2010

Quote of the day

"Nature has got it all wrong: When you are younger, it should be harder to get pregnant, and as you get older it should be easier. When you are so ready, you can't do it to save your life. And when you are 21, you are so not ready, but you are ripe as could be. The eggs should become more developed the older you get, not die slowly from the day you're born. That's one thing God got wrong."
Halle Berry tells Vogue magazine...

God got something wrong? Never heard that before.

UK deports 124 Nigerians

A total of 124 Nigerians have been deported from London following issues of indistinctness in their travel documents.
The deportees who arrived the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos over the weekend through a chartered aircraft with registration number PVT009 consists of 62 males, 52 females, and 10 children.


Single Kanye West wants an amazing woman...

Kanye went on Hot 97 with Angie Martinez recently and when he was asked about his ex-girlfriend Amber Rose, this is what he said

“Yeah man, it was an amazing time and it came to an end. One of the greatest things that she showed me was just to be a nicer person because she was so disconnected from the concept of celebrity when I first met her. My goal in life is to really have an amazing woman and have a family, but I think I had to go through these different things to grow…That was a one-off.”
Ouch Kanye, ouch!!!

Amber must have heard it 'cos she tweeted this later that day...

Eh oh well...:)

The Teju Babyface show wins big...

The Teju BabyFace Show has won multiple awards in the just concluded second edition of The African Audio-Visual Awards (TAVA), which was held at the Shell Hall of the Music Society of Nigeria (MUSON) Centre, Onikan, Lagos. 

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Wednesday 11 August 2010

Taliban Publicly Flog, Then Execute Pregnant Woman in Afghanistan

Bibi Sanubar, 35, was kept in captivity for three days before she was shot dead in a public trial on Sunday by a local Taliban commander in the Qadis district of the rural western province Badghis.

The Taliban accused Sanubar of having an “illicit affair” that left her pregnant. She was first punished with 200
lashes in public before being shot, deputy provincial police chief Ghulam Mohammad Sayeedi told AFP.

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No Jonathan, No Sex! - Women group vows...

African Women in Diaspora threatened to go on a seven-day sex strike if Jonathan does not publicly declare his interest in the 2011 election by Friday, August 27, 2010. The group issued the threat in a press statement signed by the Communications Officer of the group, Mrs. Patricia Oreremi Badejo after their inaugural meeting.

Just 7 days without sex? You should be doing at least 6 months..you nymphos!
Ha ha ha! 
Seriously how does starving your husband/boyfriend affect Jonathan Goodluck's political ambition e kwanu?
They need a new creative director abeg...lol

E4 PR Photoshoot with Monalisa Chinda and Chioma Akpotha

Photoshoot directed by Egor Efiok
Photography by Moussa Moussa
Makeup by Nicole Umoren of Exquisita.

More pictures of the lovely ladies when you continue >>

Photo of the day...

Still from Kanye West's new video for his song 'Power'
Things that make you go hmmm....

Guess who?

Clue - Famous for being very creative...
I die if anyone gets this one. As in, I die...lol

Typo outside N.C. school

A road contractor hired to paint the word "school" on a freshly paved stretch of road near Southern Guilford High School in North Carolina rendered the traffic area in question a "shcool" zone.
Ha ha ha!

Jonathan To Buy Three New Presidential Jets

The Federal Government today at the weekly cabinet meeting approved the purchase of three new presidential jets, at a cost of $150 million.   They will comprise two Falcon 7X aircraft from France's Dassault Aviation, and one Gulfstream G550 from the United States.

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The anti-lesbian drug

Researchers have found that by administering a steroid called dexamethason to pregnant women whose unborn daughters have a condition called CAH (congenital adrenal hyperplasia), the chance of those daughters becoming lesbians is vastly reduced or eliminated.

The hyperbole surrounding this news is that now any pregnant woman can take a drug to prevent her daughter from becoming a lesbian.  Sort of "gay proofing" the baby.

Ha ha ha! Wetin person no go hear...

Read more

Tuesday 10 August 2010

Jay Jay Okocha movie in the works...

There's a movie in the works to honour one of Nigeria's greatest soccer stars, former captain of the Super Eagles, Austin Jay Jay Okocha. The movie is titled Feet of Destiny and Nollywood actor Emeka Ike has been penciled down to play Jay Jay.

The movie which centres on the life of Okocha and his exploits in the field of play will also feature Hollywood Jimmy Jean Luis, Hakeem Kae Kazim, Kira Obyron and many others.

Fantastic stuff!
But Emeka Ike as Jay Jay? hmmm....I'd rather have someone else play him. I think they need someone younger to portray a footballer. A 40-something year old will look crazy running around on a football field. Just saying.

Who would you rather have play Okocha?

Entertainment and Style collide for Face of Selara

Miss Blessing Osim present Miss Selera

P square, 9ice, 2 Face, Banky W, Paul Play, Djinee and Omawunmi went all out for entertainment at the first two editions of Face of Selara held in Nicon Luxury Hotel and International Conference Centre, Abuja respectively. The event which saw the crowning of queens returns this year in grand style.

Face of Selara is a beauty pageant aimed at finding an intelligent, confident, creative and well spoken young lady to represent Selara Faces Beauty and Style Company; as well as a charity event to raise funds for orphanages.



The birthplace of Nnamdi Azikiwe

The birthplace of Nnamdi Azikiwe in Zungeru, Niger State - now an abandoned 'white elephant' project.


Wedding Hairstyles that rock

More pictures when you continue >>

RIP Olivia Odinenu

She was a model and aspiring singer. She died in a car crash a few weeks back on Minna Abuja Express road on her way back from her school, Federal University of Technology, Minna, where she was studying maths and computer science. She was 21years old.

May her soul rest in peace...amen.

Laying It Bare on Moments with Mo

Mo with Senetor Ita Giwa (Laying It Bare).
Carol Alex-Eyiteme, Dr Abayomi Ajayi & Dr Ayodolapo Soyinka with Mo (Laying It Bare)

Mo lays it bare in this heart rendering episode about infertility in the African society. She brings all cards to the table, and attempts to answer questions, provide solutions, and give a voice to the countless African women who have endured infertility and childlessness over the years.

Infertility is one of the top five causes of break ups in Africa homes. Mo’s guests share their heart-shattering stories and discuss their life situations that range from recurrent miscarriages, childlessness, to having the same-sex children. What does it feel like to be deserted by your husband because you can’t have children? Find out from this woman who goes to the extreme to have a child. Then, a fertility doctor takes us deeper on the subject.

Be informed and educated as Mo explores some of the leading causes of miscarriages. Learn everything you possibly can, from avoiding miscarriages, to getting on with life after one.
Laying it Bare is a must watch for every woman, and an eye opener for every man. You don’t want to miss this. Tune in. It could Save a Marriage, it could Save a Soul!

Moments with Mo airs every Tuesday on Mnet West by 9.30pm with repeat broadcasts on the same channel (Mnet West) on Wednesdays by 2pm and Saturdays by 2.30pm

Laying it bare with Mo will air on Tuesday 10th August by 9:30pm with repeat broadcast on the same channel(MNET WEST) Wednesday 11th of August by 2pm and Saturday 14th of August by 2.30pm.

Make sure you tune in!

'Why I can't reconcile with 9ice' Ruggedman

"I heard 9ice is in the studio recording a song to diss me but I don't want to believe it. As far as I am concerned, I will fold my hands until he does but if he dares it, then I will be forced to go into the studio and record a song taking him down memory lane and then people will hear what they never expected. For now I have no issues with him but I can't reconcile with him when he does the wrong thing. I can only reconcile if he comes and apologizes." Ruggedman tells City People Magazine.

Government Rewards Falconets With Scholarships

 Nigeria's female National Team, the Falconets were runners-up at the 2010 FIFA U-20 women's World Cup championship that took place in Germany last month.

They should be rewarded for that right? Well Lagos businessman Jimoh Ibrahim gave them N20 million as appreciation for their effort. And you would think the Federal Government would top that huh?
Instead of appreciating in cash, FG awarded scholarships to the players.

Their excuse for this decision is that the players are young, amateur and should keep their focus on the future.

You all know how much the Super Eagles players got for their awful performance in SA?

Fair or not fair?

Monday 9 August 2010

Actress Oge Okoye delivers baby girl

Nollwood actress, Oge Okoye has just given birth to a baby girl. The proud mother delivered her bundle of joy three days ago at St Elizabeth Hospital, London. Oge already has a young son.
Congrats to her!

Nollywood stars at the premier of 'Bursting Out' and 'Holding Hope' in Lagos


Stephanie Okereke

Ebube Nwagbo

Uche Jumbo

I was at this fantastic, star-studded premier but I was only able to watch one movie - Bursting Out, starring Genevieve Nnaji and Majid Michel. Bursting Out is the first Nollywood movie I've watched in...years. I gave up on our local movies many years ago but I really enjoyed this one. I was really impressed. Now I'm thinking about getting back to watching our local movies. This movie kinda restored my faith in Nollywood.

Genevieve was fantastic in this movie and I saw that Ghanaian actor, Majid Michel in action for the first time and he blew me away with his acting. The story line was great, with unexpected pleasant surprises.

All in all, a great movie. A must watch!

Pix thanks to Niyi Tabiti...

Omotola takes her anger to the streets.. in hot new magazine cover!

The guys at RedSTRAT, who have built a network of high-visibility, high-impact programmes targeted at the young Nigerians across spheres – including The Future Awards, The Future Project trainings and Rubbin’ Minds - are poised to hit the market with an exciting new brand!


Uti Nwachwukwu loses dad while in Big Brother house

Uti Nwachukwu, the Nigerian house mate in the Big Brother Africa house received a call from home (his mum called) and got very bad news that his dad had passed.

So sad. May his soul rest in peace.

Topic of the day: Should a child be allowed to have "fashion choices"?

Shiloh in boys swim trunks

Angelina Jolie says her daughter Shiloh chooses her own boyish clothes and even cried over having long hair. Shiloh, 4, likes to dress like a boy.

Angelina Jolie on Shiloh and her "fashion choices"
“It’s not my choice. I have a very strong-willed four-year-old girl, who tells me what she wants to wear and I let her be who she is. I think people think kids should be a certain way, but I feel they should wear what they feel like wearing and they should express themselves. Shiloh cried one night and said, ‘Please cut my hair off. I don’t want to have long hair.’ I’m not going to leave it long because somebody thinks I should.”
Hmmmm, I see. So if a child wants to start wearing make-up, contact lenses and high heels at 4, you let them?

Shiloh and her older sister Zahara

I'm not a mother yet, but when I become one, I don't think I would indulge my four year old daughter's 'boyish' fashion choices. She's four, how do you know the type of haircut and clothes you want? That's my duty as a mum until the child grows to a certain age...say 18 10? Or maybe the best way to raise children is to let them express themselves and parents learning to adapt to what their children want?

What do you think? Please remember, the imperative word here is CHILD!

Sunday 8 August 2010

Topic of the day: Is it OK to use God's name for comedy?

Some people want Naija comedians to stop using God's name to entertain their crowd. They think they are being disrespectful and making a mess of His name in the name of comedy by telling 'God, Jesus' jokes.

For example, a Naija comedian made a joke recently. He said - after Peter cut off someone's ear, Jesus Christ fixed it back then Peter said - baba J, abeg make we take am dey do businees naa. Then baba J say make peter dey cut ears, them go dey collect N50.00 to fix each ear back, then baba J come tell God make He send power...blah, blah, blah...something to that effect.

What do you think? Should comedians stop using God's name in their jokes or it's no biggie?
Pls share your thoughts

Oh my, what happened to actress Uche Jumbo?

To find out...continue >>

"Police saved me from American girls pestering me for sex" - Peter Okoye

For the duo of Peter and Paul Okoye popularly known as P-Square, it would have been the greatest sex scandal of their lives if the overzealous American girls had succeeded in their plans.

A reliable source revealed during the week that the musical tour of the United States embarked upon by P-Square, and which ended in New York City on July 24, 2010, had turned out to be a success but it would have closed on a sour note had the wild American girls who wanted sex badly had got hold of Peter and succeeded in raping him. In America, rape is a criminal offense.


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