Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 04/17/2011 - 04/24/2011





Saturday 23 April 2011

Obinna Okpokiri, another corps member who was killed in the post election violence in Bauchi

Obinna Okpokiri
Obinna like Ukeoma was dragged out of his corpers lodge, beaten, butchered and set on fire on Sunday April 17th by those bastards CPC fanatics in Bauchi State. Can you wish this kind of death on your worst enemy? Can you even begin to imagine the terror these corpers would have faced minutes before their brutal murders? To think Obinna left London to do his NYSC in Nigeria.

These young men can't die in vain. Their killers must be brought to book. Knowing the way our government operate in matters like this, their deaths will probably be swept under the carpet...just like others in the past...so how do we ensure that this doesn't happen this time?

This is not enough but there is a petition for the immediate withdrawal of Youth Corps members from trouble-prone states. Find it here
What else can we do as youths of this country?

Another young one goes home. RIP Chioma Chinnaya Ogbonna

Chioma Chinnaya Ogbonna
Chioma Chinnaya Ogbonna passed away after she was hit by the driver of a grey Ford F-150 pickup as she rode her bicycle along the outside of a road in west Harris County on Monday April 11, 2011 at about 6 a.m. She was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she later died. She was 30 years old. 
She will be buried today in the US. May her soul rest in peace...amen.

Too many young people dying...what's going on?

Anne Robinson quits as Host of Weakest Link game show

After 12 years and 1,693 shows, Anne Robinson, 66, is to quit as presenter of the Weakest Link next spring.
The BBC is not replacing the ‘Queen of Mean’ when her contract expires so the programme will end. - Daily Mail UK
Awwww, so sad...:-). I love the programme

Pictures from Modemen Magazine Black Night 5 event

Stella Damasus is stunning in this pic. Looks like a 25yr old
The event took place last night at Oriental Hotel in Lagos. More pics when you continue...

Buhari barred from Niger State

The Police in Niger State, yesterday, barred the presidential candidate of the CPC, Muhammadu Buhari from entering Suleja in Niger State. Government also, yesterday, held the leadership of CPC responsible for the mayhem amid fears by parents whose children & wards are involved in the NYSC scheme in the North. General Buhari was scheduled to pay condolence visit to victims of the last bomb blast in the area yesterday. - Vanguard

Jay Z can't hide his 'excitement' as he and Beyonce exit a Paris cafe...lol

 Whatagwan Jay Z? Well, with a wife like that, who can blame you? lol

Pictures: Fela! on broadway Lagos show

Sierra Leonean born actor Sahr Ngaujah plays Fela
Artists of "Fela" Brodway musical perform during a concert in Lagos on Thursday April 21, 2011.
More pictures when you continue...

Ka Anyi Siebi, first Nigerian Igbo Language TV Drama Series

For those who have been yearning for Igbo Language movies/series, all hope may not be lost afterall. A new wave of excitement is hitting town in the name of "Ka Anyi Si Ebi".

Ka Anyi Siebi is the first Nigerian Igbo Series which is set in modern day Lagos. Produced by Chizoba Boye under  BlueWall Entertainment and directed by Sam Boye. Ka Anyi Si Ebi is a new drama series that is preparing to storm various tv screens.

Toyorci Akerele to represent Nigeria in a US Government programme

RISE Interactive Global Link  Limited, Nigeria's leading Youth development organization, has recorded another achievement and honour as its Executive Director; Toyosi Akerele, prepares to join other eminent and distinguished contemporaries to attend the International Visitor Leadership Programme under the aegis of  the United States Government.

Kelly Rowland's highest debut

Kelly Rowland's new single, 'Motivation' featuring Lil Wayne, just debuted at #55 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This is Kelly's highest debut as a solo artist.

billionaire politician Arthur Eze buys Jonathan’s presidential jet

Arthur Eze
Three presidential jets – a Hawker 125-800, a Gulfstream IV and a Falcon 900B, were last December put up for sale after the federal Government acquired three new aircraft to replace them.
The old jets were auctioned through the office of the National Security Adviser who put it up for sale through an invitation to tender. Chief Authur Eze a few weeks back purchased the 14-seater Gulfstream IV for an undisclosed amount.

The other two jets are still up for sale, in case anyone is interested...lol

Trace Urban US set to interview rapper Naeto C

New York based music TV station Trace Urban will talk to Naeto about his music and life in an exclusive interview in the coming weeks. So all Naeto C fans, watch out!

Comedian Jedi to embark on LWKMD Canada tour

The comedian alongside other comedians will soon invade Canada with his ‘Laugh wan kill me die’ comedy tour which he started in Nigeria. He will start the first leg of his tour in Toronto Canada on June 30th. Three other cities will be announced soon.

Late comedian CD John finally laid to rest.

He was buried at Atan Cemetery Akoka, yaba on Wednesday April 20th. Alibaba, Desmond Elliot, Tee A, Princess, Klint Da Drunk and many of his former colleagues were in attendance. 
May his soul continue to rest in peace.

Strange Fire Strikes Tunde Bakare’s Lagos Home

A strange fire has struck the Biodun Close, off Henry Adefowope Street, Awuse Estate, Opebi-Lagos residence of the Vice Presidential Candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and Founder of the Latter-Rain Assembly, Pastor Babatunde Bakare.

It was gathered that the fire which completely razed the top floor of the duplex started at about 1.20 pm yesterday and lasted for about 3.45 minutes as fire fighters battled to contain it.
No lives were however lost in the incident. - The Will Nigeria

New Video: Ruggedman ft Dagrin - Emi ni

Friday 22 April 2011

Photo of the day: Fela and Seun Kuti

Vintage photo. Father and son in the 80's.Seun didn't change much...lovely!

Nigeria's Next Super Model 2011 is bigger and better

Nigeria's Next Super Model is in the search for Africa’s finest models and the 2011 search has begun.
Get all the details on their website

Beauty of the Day: Bola Atta

The ex-model and mother of two was the editor-in-chief of True Love and Flair Magazines. 
Whatever happened to Flair by the way?

What's Up Africa, a weekly video blog presented by Ikenna Azuike

I never Lose. Episode 10 of What's Up Africa. Enjoy...

For more, check out Ikenna's youtube videos here

Pre-order the Nokia E7 smartphone

Did you know that the new Nokia E7 smartphone offers drive or walk navigation in 80 countries? Beyond the regular features that stand Nokia devices out, the Nokia E7 provides users easy access to 10 private email accounts from same view. They can also create, edit and share office documents and view PDF files with Adobe reader. Expectedly, there are thousands of free and paid applications from a wide range of categories in the Ovi Store, including the world’s most popular mobile phone game Angry Birds, LinkedIn, Salesforce, Shazam, and Joikuspot.

Awolowo's daughter, Mrs Ayodele Soyode dies of cancer

Otunba Ayodele Soyode, the third daughter of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo has died. She died on Sunday April 10 2011 at LUTH, Idiaraba, Lagos after a protracted battle with cancer. Mrs Soyode, a lawyer, was 66 years old. May her soul rest in peace...amen.

Thursday 21 April 2011

CBN governor, Lamido Sanusi, placed on Time's 100 Most Influential People

 Read it here

Election in Bauchi and Kaduna States postponed

The Independent National Electoral Commission has postponed the Governorship and State House of Assembly elections in Bauchi and Kaduna States - two states deemed to have been the worst hit by the wave of post-election violence in the north that followed last week's presidential election. Elections in the two states will now hold on April 28.

Rev Chris Okotie Rejects Presidential Poll Result

Fresh Democratic Party presidential candidate in last Saturday’s elections, Rev. Chris Okotie, yesterday rejected the result of the presidential election announced during the week by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, alleging that the process was manipulated in a subtle, scientific manner to create an ambience of credibility.

Rev. Okotie, who was said by INEC to have polled a total of 34,331 votes nationwide as against President Goodluck Jonathan’s over 22 million votes, also called for the cancellation of the entire process and the institution of an interim national government to pilot the affairs of the nation until a more credible election is held to elect more committed individuals to lead the nation to the promised land. - Vanguard

What is wrong with all these people naw eh? Why are they trying to bring this country down?
You lost! Disappear!!

Missing youth corper, Ukeoma Aik confirmed dead

He was among the youth corpers killed in Bauchi State during the post-election violence on Sunday night.
This makes me so sad. I can't believe they would do this to innocent people....why?
Ukeoma, rest in peace.

Pics: Suspected post-election rioters arraigned

Suspected rioters await a court hearing in Kaduna, Nigeria, Wednesday, April 20, 2011. About 200 people were arraigned Wednesday in local court for taking part in the rioting that followed Nigeria's recent presidential election.

Kenny Ogungbe speak on his upcoming album

“I have an album coming. You’re going to be hearing different genres of music on the album. Don’t be surprised seeing me do fuji with K1. Because of my age, I am going to be doing songs for people younger than me. I want a scenario where I would be able to drag King Sunny Ade to the studio.” Kenny Ogungbe to a City People reporter...

Willow Smith Invited to the White House

Willow Smith will perform at the White House April 25 for the 133rd Annual White House Easter Egg Roll in front of 30,000 invited guests.

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