Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 08/15/2010 - 08/22/2010





Saturday 21 August 2010

Thieves steal $50m Van Gogh painting from Cairo museum

Not the real painting

The Egyptian minister of culture says a painting by Vincent van Gogh valued at $50 million has been stolen from a Cairo museum.

Farouk Hosni says police are searching for unknown suspects who lifted the painting from the Mahmoud Khalil Museum on Saturday.

The artwork is identified as the Dutch impressionist's Vase and Flowers on the museum's website.
Hosni said that authorities at all of Egypt's air and sea ports have been notified and that an investigation is under way at the museum.

Photo of the day...

Some people have ya wered, I'm telling you. What kind of rough play is this? That's probably baby food inside the bottle (I doubt it's really beer. At least I hope not) but still wth?

50 Cent had all the tattoos on his arm removed. What his skin looks like now...

50 Cent had all the tattoos on his arm removed.

To see what his skin looks like now...continue >>

Florence Ita Giwa brings Seagull Carnival to Lagos

Shan George, Patience Uzokwor and Lilian Bach
The Senator Ita Giwa - led Seagull Carnival band staged a grand performance in the costume and dance of Efik kingdom at the grand ballroom, Eko Hotel and Sites, V/I, on Sunday August 15, 2010. Below are pictures from the very colourful and well attended event. 

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Uche Jumbo talks about her new movie Holding Hope

"Holding Hope is a must watch for every family. It is a true life story. I cried when I met one of the characters who happens to be the person the story is centered on. I couldn't wait to transform the story into a movie for people to learn. Holding Hope is about life, it's about a mother's wish for her son to become a better man, it's about cancer, it's also about the fact that we can not change the unchangeable. It is an educative story. I lost weight because Holding Hope was shot over time. When you are handling a true life story, you have to be very careful. We went to New York and other places for the movie. Going from one place to another wasn't easy. It can make you fall out of diet. The movie was very challenging to do. The sick look, the loss of weight, you don't sleep much, the white powder make-up on your body. I cut my hair for the role. I did it for the movie premiere. I just didn't decide to go on a low cut " Uche Jumbo on movie Holding Hope and why she lost weight and shaved her hair

At 42, Julia Roberts is surgery free and looks fabulous

While rival stars don't hesitate to put their features under the knife, Julia Roberts proudly remains surgery free.  The 42 year old actress and face of cosmetics company Lancome, made no attempt to conceal her wrinkles at the premiere of her latest film.

When asked about her decision to embrace the ageing process, she said "The secret ingredient of beauty is being happy. And maybe a little eye cream."

She railed against cosmetic surgery in a recent interview saying "Your face tells a story and it shouldn't be a story about your drive to the doctor's office"

Djinee receives the most nomination at the 2010 Channel O Music Video Awards

Our home boy, the very talented singer, Djinee, got 4 Channel O Music Video Awards Nominations, the highest this year.
A big congratulations!!!

The 2010 Channel O Music Video Awards is set to take place on Thursday 4 November at the Sandton Convention Center. Voters can have their say by voting via SMS [SMS the artist code to the number [+27 83 920 8406], on the web (www.mva.channelo.tv) or on their mobile phones [channelo.tv or on MXiT].

For the full list of nominees go here >>

Adewale Lawanson emerges Centage Superstar winner

Mingin (sitting in his new car) with mum , Centage MD, Keke Ogungbe, Alex Onabanjo and Centage Ex.

Adewale Lawanson, a.k.a Mingin emerged the winner of the maiden edition of Centage Superstar, the Primetime/Centage Micro-finance Bank talent competition collaboration that took place recently. Mingin, a dancer, took home a Prado SUV and prizes.

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Assemblies of God Church calls off wedding at the altar!

 The Church was already filled to capacity. The invited guests, family members  and well wishers were seated and waiting. Then the bombshell! The pastor mounted the pulpit, collected the microphone, cleared his throat and said that the wedding could no longer go on!


WikiLeaks founder charged with rape, molestation in Sweden

The founder and editor of the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, has been charged in Sweden with rape and molestation, a spokeswoman for the Swedish prosecutor's office told CNN Saturday.


Update: Hours after announcing he was wanted on rape charges, Swedish authorities say WikiLeaker founder Julian Assange is "no longer wanted" and "is not suspected of rape.

Gay vicar, 65, to 'marry' Nigerian male model half his age

Reverend Colin Coward fell in love with Nigerian model Bobby Egbele after they met at a Christian conference in Togo in 2007. The pair plan to tie the knot in October

To former vicar Colin Coward, it is nothing short of a marriage made in heaven. But the 65-year-old is expected to raise a few traditional eyebrows when he walks down the aisle with the man in his life – a 25-year-old Nigerian model called Bobby.

Oh dear!!!


Free Major Al-Mustapha Now! Leaders of Ethnic nationalities demand.

 Leaders of ethnic nationalities comprising founder of Oodua eoples Congress Dr. Frederick Fasehun; Chairman of the Arewa YouthConsultative Forum Alhaji Shettima Yerima, and leader of the Niger DeltaVolunteers Force Asari Dokunbo called for the unconditional release of former Chief Security Officer to former Head of State, the late General SaniAbacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha.


International DJ Neptune aka Eva Blazin as we all know him has been releasing series of free mix tapes cds online and some of these mix tapes include I Am Hip Hop Naija, Let's Party Naija, Reggae Dancehall, All Around The Globe etc. The latest Mix tape cd from DJ Neptune is titled LET'S PARTY NAIJA VOL, and this is strictly for the dance floor.

Friday 20 August 2010

Vuvuzela enters Oxford English Dictionary

 The long South African horn (vuvuzela) which blasted its way into eardrums throughout the World Cup is now in the oxford English dictionary

The dictionary defines vuvuzela as "a long plastic instrument, in the shape of a trumpet that makes a very loud noise when you blow it and is popular with football fans in South Africa.

Glamour's 50 Sexiest Men of 2010...


 The Result...

  1. Robert Pattinson
  2. Taylor Lautner
  3. Ian Somerhalder
  4. Xavier Samuel
  5. Kellan Lutz
  6. Johnny Depp
  7. Justin Bieber
  8. Gerard Butler
  9. Hayden Christensen
  10. Channing Tatum
  11. Orlando Bloom
  12. Chace Crawford
  13. Chris Brown
  14. Justin Timberlake
  15. Cristiano Ronaldo
Sexiest men in the US or sexiest men in the world? 'Cos I see they added Cristiano Ronaldo's name there. Hope they mean sexiest men in America sha! Also why is Justin Bieber's name on the list? He's 16, not yet a man!

Check out the full list in Glamour

Stars come out to play at Y! magazine launch! … The Future Awards also launches Y! TV, Y! Radio and others.

It was an evening of high taste and fine company as RedSTRAT, the content and communication company behind The Future Awards, unveiled an exciting new range of brands for young professionals called Y!
The event, which held at Rehab in Victoria Island Lagos on Sunday, August 15, was anchored by Beat FM’s Oreka and award winning actor, OC Ukeje.

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Wyclef denied

 Wyclef Jean will not be running for President of Haiti. His name was not on the list of approved candidates who satisfy the legal requirements to run in Haiti's presidential election.

That's it then!!!

Lekki residents protest planned road toll

Residents of Eti-Osa East and West Local Councils in Lagos State yesterday blocked traffic along the Lekki- Epe expressway to protest plans by the state government to collect tolls from vehicles plying the 24km road. Workers, students and other commuters were stranded as the residents, who have always threatened to halt the plan by Lekki Concession Company (LCC) to begin the collection of fees on the expressway, took to the streets carrying placards.

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Meet the 'Michelin Baby': Chinese boy, 10 months, weighs the same as a six-year-old

A Chinese baby has become so chubby he now weighs the same as a six-year-old child.

Ten-month old Lei Lei has been nicknamed the 'Michelin baby' after tipping scales at a whopping 20kg

Read more

Thursday 19 August 2010

Genevieve Nnaji and Banky W in hot romance? Ha ha...what a joke!

For those who bought this magazine this week, here's the real story. Genevieve and Banky went to the movies together as friends, tweeted it innocently, and someone who read their tweets made it headline news...
Kissing in public indeed!

Michael Jackson's parents Joe and Katherine 'to divorce after 60 years of marriage'

Michael Jackson's parents are set to divorce after 60 years of marriage, after the King of Pop's mother Katherine tired of her husband Joe's cruel behavior.


Spotted: Eucharia Anunobi looking fab at the Encomium black and white party.

Don't even hate.. she looks really nice!

Mercedes Benz, Quintessentially, Jewel by Lisa and others sponsor Elite Model Nigeria 2010

Elohor with the Guys from Mercedes Benz

With activities being put in place for next month’s annual international modeling competition of Elite model look Nigeria 2010, more sponsors are stepping on board to support the oncoming event.

Aug/Sept Edition of Mode Men Magazine


Kanye West has dropped his ego...

Kanye tweeted recently...

 "I gotta testify… God has worked his magic 10 fold in my life since I dropped the ego and opened my heart. My blessings have compiled daily … he guides every footstep … amazingly talented people, positive energy and bright futures. At a certain point we realize, we're all in this together! Sometimes it's gone be you. Sometimes it's gone be me but it's always gone be us"

Wow, deep stuff! I see he mentioned God here, so what's up with all dem Illuminati videos?

Nollywood director Chico Ejiro opens Nollywood plantation bar...


Prolific Nollywood director, Chico Ejiro, recently opened his Nollywood Bar to the public. The bar, situated inside his Grandtouch Pictures office in Surulere, has become the new hot spot for Nollywood stars...

Pictures of the opening when you...continue >>

Omawumi premieres Wonder Woman video

Venue: Swe Bar
Date: August 28, 2010
Time: 9pm

Guess who?

Ha ha!
Like we all don't know who that is...
Didn't change much...

The unveiling of Femme Fatale in Lagos...

 Blaquestar Konsult proudly unveils ‘FEMME FATALE’ - an event aimed at supporting and promoting women in Entertainment. The maiden edition of FEMME FATALE features SIX of the hottest female artists in the industry right now – Kel, Sasha, Waje, Eva, Lami and Mo’Cheddah.


Spotted: Genevieve Nnaji and Munachi Abii looking fab!

The actress and the beauty queen...fab!

Nigerian professor, Dubem Okafor kills wife, self in US

Chukwudubem Okafor and his wife Cheryl

 One of Nigeria’s most respected poet and professor of English and Literature, Dubem Okafor is dead.  He died last Sunday in the United States after shooting his wife Cheryl 37.


Attorney General won't prosecute Yerima

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Muhammed Bello-Adoke has said he has no power to prosecute former Zamfara State governor, Ahmed Yerima over his marriage to a minor. He, however, admitted as immoral, Yerima’s marriage to the 14-year-old Egyptian.


RIP Adetoun Adeloye

The late broadcaster worked with Lagos Weekend Television (LWT). She passed away last monday and has since been buried.

Forbes Magazine Lists Top Earning Rappers

 Jay Z tops the list

1. Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter $63 Million
2. Sean "Diddy" Combs $30 million
3. Aliuane "Akon" Thiam $21 million
4. Dwayne "Lil Wayne" Carter $20 million
5. Andre "Dr. Dre" Young $17 million
6. Christopher "Ludacris" Bridges $16 million
7. Calvin "Snoop Dogg" Broadus $15 million
8. Timothy "Timbaland" Mosley $14 million
9. Pharrell Williams $13 million
10. Kanye West $12 million
11. Drake ($10 mill)
12. T.I. ($9 mill)
12. Swizz Beatz ($9 mill)
14. Eminem ($8 mill)
14. 50 Cent ($8 mill)
14. Young Jeezy ($8 mill)
17. Common ($7 mill)
18. Soulja Boy ($6 mill)
18. T-Pain ($6 mill)
20. Lil Jon ($5 mill)

NGT nominated for Beauty Brand of the Year

 Africa's top personal style company Recare Limited and its premium hair care brand Natures Gentle Touch brand has been nominated alongside other companies for the 2010 Beauty Brand of the Year at the prestigious Exquisite Ladies of the Year (ELOY) Awards.


Montana Fishburne covers another magazine....

Montana Fishburne covers the new issue of As Is Magazine with a tagline that reads "I'm not doing shit to him (Laurence Fishburne) but fcuking and having my career."

What an embarrassment!!!
If you want to see screen caps from her sex tape, go here


Grey Focus: another nigerian movie screens in all nigerian cinemas

Nigerian movies are currently taking a blossom shine at the cinemas and this new development is a great welcome to the industry. One of such movies to join the train is "GREY FOCUS" a movie produced and directed by US based nigerian born Imeh Esen. It would be screening in all PortHarcourt, Lagos, Abuja cinemas from August 20th.

The movie stars: Yemi Blaq, Baba Dee and Curtis John Miller.


Wednesday 18 August 2010

Quote of the day

I apologize for my absence. Was out of town. I wish I could say I took a short trip to LA but it was only Owerri, my home town. Me and my local champion status....lol.

Anyway hope y'all are doing great. I see some people actually missed me. Awwww, the joys of blogging.

I will get back to regular blogging tomorrow.

Meanwhile I want to share a conversation I heard in a movie with you guys.
Girl says to her friend "I'm bisexual"
Friend asks the girl in shock "You are bisexual?"
Girl says "No, I mean I am BUYsexual. If you wanna have sex with me, you gotta BUY me something"

I've not been able to get that statement out of my head since I heard it. Mad funny...

It's from the hilarious 2007 movie - The Salon, featuring Vivica Fox, Terrence Howard etc.

So people there's a new sexual orientation... Buysexual...
Catch you guys tomorrow.

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