Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 02/27/2011 - 03/06/2011





Saturday 5 March 2011

Agbani Darego Joins Oluchi as Natures Gentle Touch Brand Ambassador

Recare Cosmetics International, owners of beauty brands Natures Gentle Touch and HairSavvy, have signed Ex-Miss World and International model Agbani Darego as her global brand ambassador. As part of the multiyear contract, Darego is to appear in advertising campaigns, in addition to participating in the company’s sponsored philanthropic activities.

My goodness...Agbani is stunning!

This lady's dress...loves it!

A guest at the Purple Valentine event that held in Abuja on Feb 14th. I love the dress...!

Spotted: Samson Siasia and Darey at the Purple Valentine Party in Abuja

Darey has got to be one of the best dressed guys in town. Coach Samson is not looking bad either..

Do we harass/assault gays in Nigeria?

Uche, right
A Nigerian, Uche Nnabuife, 33, who claims to be gay is begging the UK govt not to deport him to Nigeria, saying he will be killed if he is forced to return home. In his petition to the home office, Uche claimed to have been attacked severally in Nigeria because of his sexual orientation and fled to Britain fearing his own uncle was going to kill him.

How dramatic! When did we start beating up and threatening to kill gays in Nigeria? There are a lot of gay people in Lagos, I don't see anybody harrasing anybody. But maybe I'm wrong...is Nigeria another Uganda where newspapers print names of gays and say 'hang them'? Do we harass gays in our country? Do they have a right to be scared?

92 Nigerians repatriated from Britain

Ninety-two Nigerians who were deported by the British government, on Thursday landed at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.

The Nigerians who arrived the Lagos airport aboard a chartered plane with registration number 509 at about 9.00am, consist of 77 males and 15 females. “Two of them were brought home on drug related cases, four of them on police cases, while the rest were on immigration offenses,” said an immigration source at the international airport who spoke on condition of anonymity. - 234next

Halle Berry dress....loves it!

Halle Berry, 44, at the NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles in a show-stopping Pucci dress which featured a bold print and an even more eye-catching neckline.

Nigerian Ambassador to Libya Flee the country...abandoning 12, 440 Citizens.

Left in agbada, Isa Mohammed Aliyu
Reports coming in say that Isa Mohammed Aliyu, the Nigerian Ambassador to Libya has fled the country with his family to Malta, abandoning about 12, 440 Nigerians who are still stranded in the country.

Currently there are about 7, 500 Nigerians stranded at the airport in Tripoli, including 1000 women, 170 babies, 5, 720 teens, and 235 men.

Julius Agwu, Adaora Ukoh, Alex Mouth honoured at the US embassy house Abuja as 'My Vote Counts' officially launches

'My Vote Counts', is a 15minutes Voters Education Video starring popular entertainers and nollywood actors like Julius Agwu, Adaora Ukoh and 2shot. The video, directed by Alex Mouth, is a citizenship led non-partisan initiative of Youngstars Foundation.  The premier/launching officially took place at the rockview hotel Abuja with lots of music and movie stars in attendance.

New Video: Tha Suspect ft Sasha, Munachi, Eva, Mo'Cheddah, Blaise and Zee - 'I no send you'

Capital Hill Music Artiste THA Suspect has rallied the biggest names in female rap in Nigeria for his single titled 'i no send you' featuring Sasha, Munachi, Eva, Mo'Cheddah, Blaise and Zee...in that particular order. Watch the video below and tell us which female MC you think was the baddest on this track...

Jimoh Ibrahim sets up bank in Ghana. Pictures from its official opening

Jimoh Ibrahim (middle) and Ghana's Pres. John Attah Mills (right) at the opening of the bank
Billionaire business man, Mr Jimoh Ibrahim last week officially opened his bank in Ghana called Energy Bank of Ghana. More pictures when you continue...

Nigerian-born UK-based pastor charged with sex offences, pleads guilty.

Dr Albert Odulele, 47, head pastor of London-based evangelical church, Glory House International, with 3,000 congregation members has been charged with indecent assault on a child under 16. Pastor Odulele initially denied any wrong doing but has since pleaded guilty to assaulting a boy aged 14, and a 21year old man, former members of his congregation. Watch video for more...

Omawumi's manager confirms she's indeed pregnant

"Omwumi is pregnant, but right now, she's not going to talk about it because she has more to do for herself than spending energy and time on the pregnancy issue. When it's time to talk about it, she will definitely talk about it" Sunday Are to Rasheed Abubakar of Encomium Magazine

Clarion Chukwura reconciles with ex-hubby, Femi Egyptian

"It is not a rumour. It is true. In fact, I have been a Mrs Femi Oduneye for the past 7years, since 14th February 2004. City people published my traditional marriage ceremony in my home town with pictures then. Yes, we separated on May 5th 2006 but we didn't get a divorce. A year ago, we made up and resolved our differences. He apologized to my family and we made up. It is just that I didn't make the reconciliation public" - Clarion Chukwura to a City People reporter

“My Vote Fit Change Naija” short film featuring Adaora Ukoh,Julius Agwu, 2Shotz, others

A short film by Youngstars Foundation featuring Julius Agwu, Adaora Ukoh, 2Shotz and Yomi Onanuga, encouraging Nigerians to vote in the upcoming elections.

Event planner extraordinaire, Funke Bucknor- Obruthe to appear on Tinsel

Its a triple delight as MD/CEO Zapphaire Events, Funke Bucknor Obruthe makes a cameo appearance on Tinsel for a few episodes. Funke is featured, as herself, a top wedding planner in Nigeria. She meets with, and plans the wedding of Fred and Sheila.

This just signals the first of many television appearances for Funke, as work has started on her own event and lifestyle television show.

Catch Tinsel on MNET on weekdays, with repeats/omnibus on Sundays.

Federal Government Approves Four New Private Universities

The Federal Government has approved the establishment of four new private universities across the country.
The four universities are: Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State; Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Edo State; Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State and Baze University, Abuja, FCT.

Naked photo of Chris Brown leaks online

Doyinsola Abiola set to wed

Doyinsola Abiola with mum Mrs Abiola
Doyinsola Abiola, the only child of Mrs Doyin Abiola, one of the wives of MKO Abiola, is getting set to marry the love of her life, Oluwabamise Tobun, MD, Lilies Real Estate, a Real Estate firm based in Lagos. Their engagement ceremony will hold next Saturday, March 12 at the Expo Hall, Eko Hotel, while the wedding proper will hold in Dubai on Saturday May 7, 2011.

Saheed Arisekola Alao regains freedom

After spending five days in captivity, one of the sons of Oyo state billionaire Arisekola Alao, Saheed Alao, has been released by his kidnappers. Reports claim the family paid his kidnappers 50 million naira for his release.

Obiwon set to wed

The ex-banker and singer is set to wed his girlfriend of four years, whom he got engaged to January this year. The wedding will take place before the end of the year. The lucky girl's identity is being kept under wraps for now...

Big congrats!

EFCC Confiscates Lucky Igbinedion’s Assets

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) this week seized 11 real estate assets belonging to former Edo State Governor, Chief Lucky IgbinedionThe seized assets include a property in London located at 29, Sheldon Avenue, Highgate, London N6 4JP; a landed property formerly housing PML office at 55C, Adebisi Omotola Close, off Samuel Adedoyin Street, Victoria Island, Lagos...

Funke Akindele allegedly raped?

Nah, nothing like that happened.

Same photo, different magazines, many years later

This is Beyonce on the cover of 2011 April edition of British Cosmopolitan Magazine

Same picture on the cover of the 2005 September edition of Vanity Fair magazine.
The only difference is that Beyonce's complexion is a little lighter in the Vanity Fair cover.

Encomium Black and White Ball Gathers Momentum

Encomium publisher, Kunle Bakare
It will be another glittering constellation of the good, the great, the glamorous and the gorgeous on March 20th, 2011 at the new and prestigious ‘The Pine Park’ on Admiralty Way, Lekki Peninsula Scheme 1, Lekki, Lagos as Encomium Magazine holds the 2011 edition of The Black and White Ball incorporating The Elegance and Style Awards and parading the spectacular fashion show in a grand style incomparable to its previous editions.

Sir Victor Uwaifo is 70

Legendary composer, lyricist, multi-instrumentalist, performer extraordinaire, writer, sculptor and intellectual giant, Prof. Sir Victor Uwaifo turned 70 years old this week. Wishing him many more healthy years ahead.

Akpabio’s N15M Largesse: Five Students Feared Killed, Many Wounded.

The students before the fight
Five students have been reportedly killed and many others wounded over a N15 million cash gift to Akwa Ibom State students by state governor Godswill Akpabio and his running mate. The incident occurred on Thursday evening in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.

Friday 4 March 2011

Back in Lagos

Finally back in Lagos. Got back this evening, but too tired to blog. Will get back to regular blogging tomorrow, and I promise to make it up to you guys. (I'm beginning to think maybe it's time I get staff, wu know, haz in, so this blog can function even when I am not around. If you are interested...apply...:-))

Catch ya tomorrow. Kisses!

Wednesday 2 March 2011

When President Goodluck Jonathan came to Lagos, Lastma Officials went AWOL

Goodluck Jonathan, centre, Vice President Namadi Sambo, left, and Lagos State Gubernatorial Aspirant, Ade Dosumu,right, attend, the rulings party political Campaign, at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday, March 1, 2011.
No single Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) officer was seen on the streets of Lagos Yesterday when President Goodluck came to the State for his Presidential Campaign Rally, causing unbearable traffic on several roads within Lagos. Wonder why LASTMA went AWOL...:-)

Tuesday 1 March 2011

Kevin Chuwang Pam and Elizabeth Gupta finally marry

Just found out today that from Enugu where I am presently, we will be going to Akure for the reality show auditions. Means I won’t be back to Lagos till Friday. There’s no way on earth I'm not going to blog till Friday. Not goina happen. So I got the crew here to find me a laptop with internet access. They were so gracious. Now let’s gossip a little...

Kevin and Elizabeth on their wedding day on Sat
Did y'all know that BBA winner Kevin Chuwang Pam and his BBA house mate Elizabeth Gupta are now married? The lovebirds got married just this Sat, Feb 26th in Abuja. This has got to be one of the most amazing love stories ever. I mean, she couldn't stand him in the house for three months, now she's marrying him? Wow, so happy for them.

More pics from the wedding when you continue...

Fela! The Tony Award Winning Broadway Musical Comes To Lagos From New York In April

FELA! the multi TONY award winning broadway musical finally comes to Lagos between April 20th -29th 2011.

Find out more on their website here

Is Bash Ali still stranded in Libya?

Heard that boxer and boxing promoter, Bash Ali, is trapped in Tripoli, Libya. Don't know the update on that. Has he been rescued from there?

Monday 28 February 2011

Linda at Champagne Conversation Event

Ok, this is me yesterday evening at the Champagne Conversation event that took place at the poolside of Eko Hotel. I had a great time. Only, mission not accomplished...same faces, no new meat...you know naw...lol.

Hope you guys like my outfit. I don't do skirts...haven't worn one in years, but decided to try it out for this occasion. Was going for the 'mature look'. Think I pulled it off? But common, you gotta admit, I'm stepping up my game! lol. If only I can stay away from black!
Anyway, I'm off to Enugu in a few hours for my TV Reality Show judging gig. Not going with my laptop so there will be no blogging till I get back on Wednesday. But comments will be uploaded. (via my phone). So enjoy all the other fabulous blogs while I'm gone. Don't miss me too much...*wink*
Catch you guys soon.

Sunday 27 February 2011

Spotted: Genevieve Nnaji at the Premiere of 'Mirror boy' in London

Love the look. It's different. And the dress is by....? Please supply the answer if you know...
Photo credit

Beauty of the day: Ms Toyin Raji

Toyin Raji was Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 1995. Still gorgeous after so many years.

The ever youthful Ms Sabina Umeh

 Left, Sabina, back in the 90's. Right, Sabina in 2011
She was Most beautiful Girl in Nigeria, 1989. Still looking stunning in her 40's. She's also a mother of four and married to designer, Kese Jabari.

Tanzanian women vs Nigerian women.

Tanzanian Model
I told y'all about a recent survey that claims the most beautiful black women can be found in Nigeria. People from Tanzania totally disagreed. Well, they've sent in pics of women (beauty queens, models and regular chicks) from Tanzania to support their argument. Check them out and tell us if you agree they are more beautiful than Nigerian women.
Regular chicks
Don't take this too seriously or too personal. Let's just have fun with it...:-).
More pics of Tanzanian women after the cut...

Nigerian woman, Eunice Nzelu, Killed in Robbery in Dallas

Friends and family are mourning the death of a North Texas woman who was shot and killed as she returned home from her job as a nurses aid. Eunice Nzelu was the victim of an apparent robbery in the parking lot of a far northeast Dallas apartment complex. Police are still searching for the shooter.

I guess nowhere is really safe. You just rely on God to keep you safe.
May she RIP.

ABC's "What would you do - Nigerian Scam Episode".

Oh dear! We need to do something about our image man...this is absolutely not the way the world should see us.

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah's $37bn benefits package for his people

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, who is 86, has just announced $37bn in benefits to lower and middle income Saudis. The package includes pay rises, unemployment benefit and affordable housing. The daughter of the former Saudi oil minister, Sheikh Yamani, Dr Mai Yamani explains why the king is lavishing money on his people and why this gesture might not satisfy the demands of the country's young people. Scared of a revolution?

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