Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 08/22/2010 - 08/29/2010





Saturday 28 August 2010

Style Night 6 - Coming soon!

Our annual Fashion event, Style Night, is coming up soon.
For sponsorship, participation and enquiries, call me on this no - 08033595004 or send me an email - lindaikeji@gmail.com

To see pics of our previous editions, go here, here, here, here, here, and here

A Reason To Smile on Moments with Mo

Kaffy with Mo on A Reason to Smile.

 Life can be tough when faced with situations and challenges that threaten to steal your joy and take away your smile. What is the price of a smile? What can be given in exchange for a genuine, heart-warming smile? 
Prepare to be inspired as Mo features extraordinary men and women who are paying a price to put smiles on faces across Africa. Listen to the stories of people who have dedicated their lives to adding some colour to a sad and grey world, by bringing hope and brightening the horizon of thousands. Then these individuals have endured seasons of pain, and sorrow, but finally get a chance to smile! 
Make it a date with Mo, and tune in for some quality edutainment! Feel the twist of rushing emotions – share the pain and grief, laugh your heart out, and ultimately, discover a reason to smile!

Kolawale Yusuf (Fire Victim) & Maxwell Benson ( The African Hero) with Mo (A Reason To Smile).

 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

A reason to smile will air on Tuesday 31st August by 9:30pm with repeat broadcast on the same channel (MNET WEST) Wednesday 1st of September by 2pm and Saturday 4th of September by 2.30pm.

Rihanna Tweets. Chris Brown Tweets.

Rihanna recently took control of her Twitter page. The above was her first tweet.

Moments later, Chris Brown tweeted the above...

Osas Ighodalo is Miss Black USA 2010

Nigerian born Osas Ighodalo (C) is crowned during the 2010 Miss Black USA pageant that held in Washington, Aug 9, 2010.

Fire Guts PDP National Secretariat

There was a fire outbreak this morning at the national secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Abuja razing the Conference Hall where the National Working Committee (NWC) meets every week and destroying drapes, furniture and a stockpile of documents, which were kept in the hall.

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Yoruba Heritage Awards 2010

Yoruba Heritage Awards will take place in London on Friday, September 10. It will be hosted by top-rated artistes from Nigeria and the United Kingdom.

Adegoke Adekonye, CEO, Yoruba Heritage Awards, who explained that recognising Nigerians who were promoting Yoruba culture was long overdue, promised that the epoch-making event would be the best of its kind.

Nominations for various categories when you continue >>

Friday 27 August 2010

Glo Splashes Millions On Ambassadors. The Exact Amount Each Got And Why D’Banj, Sunny Neji, Pasuma Are Yet to Receive Offer

Telecommunication giant, Globacom unveiled its new ambassadors few days back in Lagos amidst pomp and pageantry. The contracts of existing ambassadors were also renewed and the company introduced rave group artistes, P-Square as its newest ambassadors.

After (a very reliable source) made series of investigations and inquiries on the new deal, this is the amount each ambassador is to be paid for the next two years.

P-Square - N35 Million for two years and a branded Land Cruiser Jeep which will soon be delivered to them
Basketmouth - N30 Million for two years
Sammie Okposo - N25 million for two years
Ego Ogbaro - N15million for two years
Ramsey Noah, Kate Henshaw and Chioma Chukwuka-Akpota were signed for N30 million for two years. Other Nollywood stars were signed for N20 Million for two years or below.

On why D’Banj is yet to sign the contract, read more >>

MITV Sportscaster Adeolu Olanihun dies at 41

Adeolu Olanihun, popularly called Tango, the presenter of the programme, Sports Tango, on MITV Lagos, has died

He died on Thursday, August 12, 2010 at the age of 41. He's survived by a wife and three kids.
May his soul rest in peace...amen!

If you are an intending Music Minister, Musician or you got Big Dreams. Written by Obiwon

I felt a burden to share this with you and encourage you, first to the musician and perhaps it can inspire your other dreams too.

- Never leave your ready helping hand for an unknown one, unless the Holy Spirit specifically instructs you to do so. Patiently wait on that person that's paying attention to you and helping out in your dream right now. If you assess the situation in all honesty and believe this person has not contributed anything to your development or has brought retrogress, ask God to direct you to whom it is where you help lies.


23 year old abandons baby in hospital

A 23-year-old woman, who gave her identity as Pelumi Ogunbadejo, has abandoned her newly delivered baby at a private hospital in Abeokuta, Ogun State and disappeared into thin air. She is said to have claimed to be resident of Akute, in Ifo Local Government area of the state while on admission.


I can't date someone who does not have money" blunt actress Uche Iwuji confesses

"I broke up with him because he could not take care of my needs and I cannot see myself suffering or spending for a guy. If you want to marry me, I think you should be able to take good care of me. You don't need to give me everything, you don't need to give me the world. I Just want little, like take this money, go and do your hair. Take this money, travel, take a flight and all that. You need to show some concern, show me that you are a man. Let me see and feel the man in the house. You don't have to tell me you are a man, you have to show it. So why do I have to keep suffering over a man who cannot take care of my needs? My ex is loving but he's not somebody that can take care of my needs and that's why I broke up with him." Actress Uche Iwuji tells Encomium mag when asked why she broke up with her ex

Did she say - "take this money, go and do your hair"? I'm hoping she was misquoted.
That's seriously not something young girls who look up actresses as role models should read

Tiger Woods responds to Elin's Interview

Tiger Woods released a statement to the magazine which included it as an addendum to its exclusive interview with Elin.
The statement reads,

“This is a very painful, personal and private time for our family. Throughout this entire time, Elin has shown unwavering concern and support for our children. She is a wonderful mother. I know that the two of us will do everything we can to help our children adjust to this new family situation.
“We both cherish the time we can spend with Sam and Charlie. Whether it’s taking Sam to school or hitting balls with Charlie on the range, nothing gives me more enjoyment than these simple pleasures. We have two special kids, and I’m going to enjoy every minute with them.
“Personally, I am learning to balance family and golf. My children come first and always will, but I also appreciate golf more than ever. I understand how important the fans and the game are to me. I know how lucky I am to do what I do for a living, and I am deeply grateful for everyone who has supported me.”

The search begins for Africa's brightest ideas in female inventors & innovators awards

 Women across the African continent have the chance to be recognised as the Pan-African Inventor or Innovator of the Year 2010 with the opening of the latest competition by the Global Women Inventors & Innovators Network (GWIIN). This would include women that are exceptionally creative, inventive, innovative, entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers, technologists, designers from all sectors and background right across Africa.


Canadian, Indian, Irish firms bid to run power grid

Electricity companies from Canada, India and Ireland are the final bidders to take over the management of Nigeria's national grid, a contract likely to be awarded by the end of the year, a top official said on Friday.

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"Olu Jacobs should not play Igwe roles" Pete Edochie

"The people who are making movies are children and most of them are unintelligent. The person who is playing the Igwe roles in all the movies these days is Olu Jacobs. He is not an Igbo man. I simply do not understand why somebody who does not speak the Igbo language, who does not understand the culture, the mind and the psychology of a people should be the one playing those roles. This is the reason why those roles are not being properly interpreted. Have you ever seen a woman beside a Northern Emir? But I watched a film where people had to help hold Olu Jacobs wife in the movie and he basically raped her because she refused to have sex with him and he was supposed to be the Igwe in the film. That is an absolute insult to the traditional stools of the Igbo people. If he knew better he would have advised the producers of such a movie or should never have even taken part in it at all." Legendary Nollywood actor Pete Edochie was quoted as saying recently


Photos of the day...

The view of the front of the administrative building of the newly commissioned Lekki Free Trade Zone in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos August 19, 2010.

Drake's Letter To Aaliyah

Drake is a huge fan of Aaliyah as evidenced by TML‘s “Unforgettable” which samples her song “At Your Best”. On the ninth anniversary of Ms. Haughton’s passing, Drake wrote a letter in tribute to her. Aaliyah Dana Haughton died August 25, 2001

He writes:
Dear Dana,
I’ve never lost a parent, a friend, or a lover but I will never forget this day for the rest of my life. I remember getting the news that you had passed and it connected with my heart like a clean shot from Muhammad Ali. I was crushed. Not only was I one of your biggest fans but I was truly in love with you. I loved the way you carried yourself, the way you dressed, the confidence with which you addressed passion and relationships in your music. I said to myself that even if we never met, I wanted a woman in my life just like you. I am pained that we will never get to connect now that music ended up being my career path. But you should know, we all listen to you everyday and we remain inspired and moved by all that you’ve given the world. I hope I make the right life choices so I can end up in heaven where I know you rest your head. I’ll continue to make music in your honor until the day we finally meet. Dinner’s on me!
Love you always and forever,

Hot new joint - Naija hail by Zara, Adol, and Olamide

This hot new song Naija Hail is a collaborative effort by Toni Payne Concept artists Adol, Zara and and Coded Tunes artist Olamide. It is already bursting the airwaves in naija. The song was produced by super talented producer ID Cabasa. Naija Hail takes us back to the good ol days growing up in Naija and remined us that no matter what we do, Naija is our home.

Harambe releases shortlist of farmers for business competition

Harambe Nigeria, the organization focused for three years now on youth being agents of change within the agricultural sector, has announced its shortlist for the first ever agricultural business plan competition for young people between the ages of 21 and 35, launched on April 1 this year. 

MTV unveils date and venue for MAMA 2010

CEO Airtel, Rajan Swaroop,Rapper MI , SVP MTV Alex Okosi, Multiple MAMA winner Dbanj,  and Producer, Artiste Eldee

More pictures when you continue >>

Bag thief caught on family camera

A family, attending a wedding, posed for a  picture outside of the Wisconsin State Capitol building at the same moment that someone decided to walk off with one of the family's bags. When the family took a closer look at the photo their camera had snapped, they noticed that they had caught the robber in the act.
Take a closer look:

After seeing this photo, the police caught the thief, recovered everything and hauled the guy off to jail.
So there you go ... a happy ending, on the other side of a Kodak moment. :-)

Basketmouth set to wed his son's mother, Elsie Uzoma

Basketmouth and Elsie

Comedian Basketmouth has concluded plans to formalize his union with with Elsie, the mother of his son, Jason. The wedding is reportedly billed for November 6, 2010 in Lagos.

Source: Encomium Weekly


Rahama Indimi delivers baby No.4 for Mohammed Babangida

They got married six years ago. Now they are proud parents of four lovely kids.

Rahama Indimi, the first wife of Mohammed Babangida recently gave birth to a baby boy in the US. The couple already have two girls and a boy.

Congrats to them!!!

Edo Doctors Strike As Gunmen Kidnap Professor Of Medicine

A professor of Medicine at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Professor. A. N. Onunu was on Wednesday night, August 25, 2010, abducted by gunmen at his residence in the Evbomore area of Benin City, Edo State.

Following his kidnap, all medical doctors in UBTH have suspended their services until the professor is released unconditionally.


9ice Live on stage at the Notting Hill Carnival

9ICE to perform LIVE ON STAGE for the first time at NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL Nigeria Corner on ALDERSON STREET (off Kensal Road and Ladbroke Grove) on Monday 30th August 2010. Time: From 10am. ALL the UK Naija artistes will be on hand to perform live also, plus the pioneers and original entertainment line up at the Nigeria Corner for over 10 years, AYO SHONAIYA and DJ ABASS.

Powered by FIRST BANK of NIGERIA and initiated by the LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT "Eko o ni baje o"!

Partners: The RMG Company (R70), DJA Music & Chain Reaction Nigeria.

TeeBeeO Drops "Tell 'em" Video

Official video of the recently released single, "Tell 'em" by the UK-based Producer/Songwriter premieres online and subsequently in TV houses from this Sunday, the 29th. Watch out.

Thursday 26 August 2010

Miracle mum brings premature baby son back to life with two hours of loving cuddles after doctors pronounce him dead!

Awful moment: Kate and David clasp each other and their son Jamie, circled, after being told he did not survive the birth. They were given the child to say their goodbyes but then, miraculously, two hours later he began to show signs of life

An Australian mother has told how her touch brought her 'dead' baby back to life.
Doctors gave tiny Jamie Ogg no chance of survival when he was born prematurely at 27 weeks weighing just 2lb.

His twin sister Emily had survived but after battling for 20 minutes to get him to breathe Jamie was declared dead.
He was then handed to his mother Kate so she and her partner David could grieve and say their goodbyes.

God is great!!!

AY and Genevieve Nnaji in 'One Night Stand'

These are some pictures of the location pix of 'One Night Stand' which premiers at AY Live, Thisday Dome, this Sunday, 29th, 2010.
Genevieve is the host! Get ready for the unexpected!

More pictures when you continue >>

A FB status message and reactions...

I just got back from the doctors, worst news eva...I found out I have herpes :( soooo itchy (The full FB Status message)

As in, some people have ya wered...:-)

What fabric is Beyonce wearing?

Do you know?

Introducing: Amina Alli, official face of Deola Sagoe

Deola Sagoe, the  hight luxury fashion brand finally has a face. Her name is Amina Alli, MNET Face of Africa 2008 finalist and second runner up at the 2008 Elite Model Look Nigeria competition

The event to sign on Amina Alli was also used to officially launch the new Deola Sagoe ready-to-wear line; a special collaboration with Canoe Magazine [from Ghana] to ensure a full drive home the new tag-line '' shebi na deola''. This New line is an eclectic collection of polo shirts.

"The word "betrayal" isn't strong enough. I felt like my whole world had fallen apart." Elin says of Tiger Woods affairs

Elin Nordegren has spoken for the first time since her split from Tiger Woods, and she says she had no idea about the golfer's multiple affairs.


Moments with Tinsel

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, Friday 27th and Monday 30th August, 2010 by 20:30 CAT on MNET West.

Wednesday 25 August 2010

2face Idibia Live in Concert

Who would you rather 'hit'? :-)

Date: September 26th, 2010
Venue: The New Expo Hall, Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Time: 7pm
Tickets: 5K AND 20k
Tickets sold at the Silverbird Galleria and E Center (Yaba)

This advert is not free o. I'm doing it for a ticket. Hope I get one! :-)

Future Award leaders fall apart? Really? Wow!!!

What caught my attention is the headline - (bottom left) which says - Future Awards Leaders (that would be, Emilia, Debola, and Chude) fall apart!
How can they fall apart when they just launched a mag, TV and radio show?

A story is a story is a story...story!!!

2011: Jonathan tears Nollywood apart

As the 2011 general elections draw nearer, the decision of some Nollywood stars to collect N300, 000 each before campaigning for President Goodluck Jonathan's ambition has torn the Nigerian movie industry apart. Some of the movie stars have formed a group christened Nollywood Stars for Jonathan, and their aim is to shoot a commercial geared towards campaigning for the President to remain in office for the next four years with the fee of N300, 000 for each of the stars involved in it. But the move seems to have torn the Nollywood stars apart as other popular actors have declined to be part of it.


Hubby Drags Friend To Court For Touching Wife’s Breast...:-)

A man, Mohammed Jubriel, has dragged his friend, Isa Odoh, 28, before the Ejigbo Magistrate’s Court for allegedly touching his wife’s breast. Mohamemd, 28, claimed that his friend did not only touch the breast of his 18-year old wife, Aishat, but held it.

Ha ha! Some people have time...:-)

Tuesday 24 August 2010

Introducing: Hollywood actor Gbenga Akinnagbe

Gbenga Akinnagbe is a 32 year old Nigerian born American actor, best known for his role as Chris Partlow on the HBO original series The wire. He recently starred as Lorenzo, a neighborhood thug in Ice Cube’s new movie, ‘Lottery Ticket’. He's a cousin to rapper Wale

And he's very much single. He stated that clearly in a Bossip interview recently (Bossip interview? :-))

Bossip: You are obviously educated and ambitious… how about single? Are you in a relationship or reaping the benefits of your big screen debut?
Gbenga: (Laughing) I’m single. I’ve been concentrating on work, so guess I fell into the cliche of being too busy [for a relationship.] I consider my work building an empire so I dedicate a lot of time to it, but if there’s a pretty woman in a room I’m going to notice. I’m not dead.

No, you're not dead Mr Akinnagbe, you are just foine!!!

Please single ladies..take note, I spotted this one first oh. And I spotted him yesterday. You remember pastor Adefarasin said we singles ladies will meet out husbands yesterday..er, me I've seen my own o...goodluck finding yours...
LOL...Just kidding.

More of his interview when you...continue >>

And no, I'm not the model friend he's talking about...:-)

BBA4 winner, Kevin Chuwang Pam 'supposedly' engaged to ex-housemate Elizabeth Gupta

Kevin and Elizabeth

Last Saturday (21 Aug) while at the Ogus Baba Laugh Goes On comedy club in Port Harcourt, Big Brother Revolution winner, Kevin Chuwang Pam and his lady friend, and Revolution contestant Elizabeth Gupta got up on stage and performed a track together.

Nigeria’s biggest comedian, Ali Baba introduced the couple to the 2000 strong crowd. Once they’d finished performing “Una Pata Mambo” (Anything you want, right there you get it), Kevin went down on one knee and proposed to Elizabeth. He said he kept it simple and just asked: “Elizabeth, will you marry me?”.

The crowd started screaming: “say yes, say yes, say yes” and obviously she did. Kevin then says a woman broke free from the crowd, ran onto the stage and congratulated them both with a huge hug.


Miss Mexico is Universe 2010


22 year old Miss Mexico, Jimena Navarrete is 2010 Miss Universe.

To see the pageant's top five and Q&A, continue >>

Monday 23 August 2010

Husbands On The Way — Adefarasin Tells Church’s Spinsters

Senior Pastor of House On The Rock, Paul Adefarasin, yesterday prophesied that unmarried women in his church will meet their husbands soon. Adefarasin, who made the pronouncement at about 12 noon yesterday, told the church’s unmarried women that “by this time tomorrow (today), in the next 24 hours, you are going to meet the man that you are going to marry.”

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Chilean miners found alive after being trapped for 18 days.

This TV grab shows part of the head of Florencio Antonio Avalos Silva, one of 33 trapped miners.

Rescue workers were today battling to reach 33 miners trapped underground for 18 days in a Chilean mine. Experts said it would take months to dig the men out after they managed to attach paper message to a probe sent 2, 300ft below the surface to find them.

All alive: A poster of all 33 men made by relatives who have held a vigil at the San Jose mine since the collapse
The discovery of the miners yesterday sparked scenes of joy among relatives waiting at the surface since the August 5 accident at the small gold and copper works.


Elizabeth Elohor weds in the UK



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