Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 04/24/2011 - 05/01/2011





Saturday 30 April 2011

Mariah Carey gives birth to twins

Her husband of three years, Nick Cannon, made the announcement via twitter about an hour ago.
Mariah's reps also confirmed the births, saying the singer gave birth today at 12:07 p.m. EDT at an undisclosed hospital in Los Angeles. Big congrats to them!

Tiwa Savage drops new single tomorrow

Tiwa' single cover
The very sexy songbird will release her second single tomorrow May 1st. It's titled - Love me Love me Love me. Hopefully, it will be as good as her first single, Kele Kele.

Lami set to release two brand new singles on May 2nd

The two new singles are - Yago and Ori mi mu ft Ice Prince. It will be released May 2nd. So watch out for it!

Did you hear what the Bauchi State Governor said?

Isa Yuguda
In an interview with journalists (Punch, Next Newspaper) after casting his vote in Thursday's rescheduled elections in Bauchi state, Bauchi State governor, Isa Yuguda had this to say about the Corps Members that were killed in his state,
"As far as I am concerned, these corps members were destined to experience what they experienced during the course of their service to their fatherland because every new day is a new experience to each and every one of us as human beings. You cannot hold Yuguda or Bauchi State (responsible) for what happened to those corps members, because it was the responsibility of INEC to take care of them."

What a mindless statement to make.

$1000 is what MNET pays on the average for the films we see on African Magic?

That's according to a reliable industry source. $1000 is like N150grand. Is this remotely true? If so, is that how cheap our movie industry is?

Rihanna's dress...I want!

Rihanna in an asymmetrical spotted lace dress at a photo call for her fragrance Reb'l Fleur at Macy's Herald Square. The dress is glorious!

Archbishop of Owerri moves into INEC Office

Archbishop Anthony Obinna
It is being reported that the Owerri Catholic Archbishop, Anthony Obinna, has moved into INEC office in Owerri and has promised not to leave the office until the Imo State governorship election result is announced. He is staying at the Owerri INEC office with other priests.
Do you agree with this move?

The Official Royal Wedding Pictures

Long live the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge...:-)

Guess Who?

Who is the celebrity Dayo Adeneye is so happy to meet at an event? You can only see his back, but he's famous.

"I am very strong and I still have sex with women" - 84 year old Fatai Rolling Dollar

The veteran musician has sixteen children, the youngest, a two months old.
"At 84 years old, I am still sexually active and I am still having kids at my age. I don't have the feelings of an old man. I am still very strong when it comes to making babies. I still want to marry more wives and make more babies."

I think they should arrest any young woman who sleeps with any man above eighty years old. You wan kill am...? There should be a name for such women...oldmanphile or something...lol

"Fela is not on broadway" - Foly Asiko

Folly Asiko
"After a very long silence, I have decided to react to the sudden and extensive commercialization of the image of my hero - Fela by writing a song to express my feelings." - Musician Foly Asiko

In the song, Asiko takes aim, particularly, at what he sees as the capitalistic exploitation of Fela's image on Broadway where the show Fela has distorted and simplified the hard work and ideology of Abami Eda. Foly explains that the Fela being presented on Broadway is not the Fela he knew and grew up with. The Fela on Broadway is not the image or representation of the fearless leader he so much admired, and learned a lot from.

According to him, his song takes listeners from the daily comfort of illusion back to the real world of Afrobeat, where truth is the code of existence and honesty is the modus operandi.

Some people have wahala sha...the video when you continue

Tony One Week elected into House of Assembly

Actor and musician, Tony Muonagor, popularly as Tony one Week was on Tuesday, April 28, 2011 elected into the House of Assembly in Idemili North Constituency, Anambra State after winning the election under the platform of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).
I think he's the only entertainer to be elected. Not sure tho...

Kate Middleton's second dress

Kate's second dress was a strapless white satin gazar evening dress with a circle skirt and diamante embroidered detail round the waist. William stuck to the safe bet of a dinner jacket and bow tie.
You like?

Friday 29 April 2011

The Nigerian man who killed the white guy in a hotel at Festac

The 21 year-old Nigerian, Rafael Ikechuckwu, who killed the white guy at Goti Gate Hotel at FESTAC town I told y'all about. He says he killed the man in self defence but the hotel staff I spoke with said he had been leaving the hotel with the white guy's belongings when the security at the gate stopped him. Only God knows what really happened.

Read the full story here

Model Miranda Kerr breastfeeds her 3month old son

Victoria's Secret supermodel, Miranda Kerr, 28, Married to actor Orlando Bloom, was photographed breastfeeding her three-month-old son, Flynn, between takes while on a shoot.
So supermodels breastfeed too? Wonderful!

Didn't he just get married, why is he still disturbing me?

I don't want to be a mistress William. Leave me alone!

Slain Youth Corps Members: The Fallen Nine

They are: Teidi Tosin Olawale (from Osun State, BSc Computer Science); Nkwazema Anslem Chukwunonyerem (Imo State, HND Electrical Electronic Engineering), Okpokiri Obinna Michael (Abia State, BSc Environmental Management), Adowei Elliot (Bayelsa State, BSc Computer Science), Adewunmi Seun Paul (Ekiti State, BSc, Social Sciences), Adeniji Kehinde Jehleel (Osun State, BSc Banking & Finance), Gbenjo Ebenezer Ayotunde (Osun State, BSc, Education Economics), Ukeoma Ikechukwu Chibuzor (Imo State, BSc Medical Microbiology) and Akonyi Ibrahim Sule (Kogi State, HND Business Administration).

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) say the dead corps members will be given a national burial. And then what?

After Work Hours at De Marquee, VI

It's the De Marquee launch of "After Work Hours at De Marquee" Rooftop Mega Plaza Idowu Martins, VI Lagos.
The launch date is Sunday May 1, 2011. Time is from 5pm - 8pm
Promoted by 360nobs

The look of love and the royal kiss

Britain's Prince William (L) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, look at one another after their wedding ceremony in Westminster Abbey, in central London.
And the kiss
After dating for nine years, unlike Diana, I have a feeling Kate will have her happy ending.

David and Victoria Beckham at the royal wedding

 So elegant and so stylish. Especially David. He looks incredible. And that tie...

The Royal Wedding Ring

Only Kate got the ring. How come? Are they not supposed to exchange rings?

Kate Middleton's wedding dress

The wedding dress is an Alexander McQueen gown custom-designed by Sarah Burton, the label's creative director. You like?

Big Brother Africa 2011 Representatives

Nigeria's 2011 representative is Vina, a 26 year old radio presenter. 
Their profiles when you continue...

Amber Rose's African print dress

 Loves it...

Hottie of the day: Chinedu Okoli

Chinedu Okoli is popularly known as FlavourNabania. The king of Nigerian high life.
Who knew he had a body like that!


Looking fierce

Femi Kuti lauded as best World Music artist by Songlines Magazine

Femi Kuti has been named Best Artist in Songlines magazine's annual world music awards, winning praise for dynamic songs that railed against corruption and repression in Africa.
The Afro beat crooner won the praise with his album, Africa for Africa

Omotola rubs shoulder with international stars

The Nollywood ultimate diva and sex symbol, award winning actress Omotola jalade Ekeinde known as the first go to for deep hard to crack characters has once again brought to bear, her acting skills in the most awaited African movie "Ties that bind".  A compelling drama directed by Bafta award winning director Leila djansi.

Chiddy of Chiddybang enters Guiness world records for longest rap freestyle

Last night, after freestyling for 9hrs, 18mins and 22secs, Nigerian rapper Chiddy of Chiddybang broke the Guinness World Record for the longest rap in history. He did it in Las Vegas at the 2011 MTV O Music Awards.

Halima Abubakar loses multimillion naira property in Kano mayhem

Kogi State born actress Halima Abubakar is one of the victims of the mayhem that ravaged some northern parts of the country after Saturday April 16, 2011 presidential election. The multimillion naira bakery and restaurant Godiya Confectioneries jointly owned by Halima and her mother, was razed down to the ground on April 17 by youths protesting the outcome of the election. The property was a four bedroom bungalow located in Naibawa quarters, in Kano.

Source: Tade Asifat - Encomium mag

Who will give a voice to the youth corps members? #ProtectTheCorpers

 Obinna Okpokiri (dead) and a female corps member that was badly beaten

We all know that at the moment, almost everyone is upset at the spate of avoidable deaths of youth corps members across the country. It did not start today – from natural disasters to rape and murder, ethno-religious crisis to post-elections violence, these young men and women serving their country find themselves easy targets to be killed and maimed – and not just in the north.

New Video: Cashino ft NJ - Life Ain't Easy

Prod by JKillah - video Dir - OOR DBlack (The Mirror Boy - OST)

Vietnamese Court sentences Nigerian to death

Nnaji David Ete was on Friday sentenced to death for his role in the illegal transportation of drugs within Vietnam, reports have said.

Ete, 33, and his wife in 2006 had set up a drug trafficking ring for transporting drugs illegally through Vietnam. The smuggling racket sold and bought drugs for Nigerians in Malaysia, China, India and Pakistan.

Thursday 28 April 2011

New Video: Cossy Orjiakor - Me & You

Video directed by Cossy Orjiakor

PDP Lagos reject Governorship result

PDP Lagos ay they willd challenge the result of the just-concluded State governorship election in court. “The result is fraudulent. The party has proof that money was given to people by the ACN during the polls. We will present the evidence in court. The PDP put in a lot of effort, but unfortunately the ACN used money, hence the poor outing we had in Lagos. We stand for the truth, we pity the masses in Lagos.” - PDP Lagos.

Also, the National Conscience Party, NCP, governorship candidate, Mr Ayodele Akele, rejected the result.

Yes, she's expecting....

Dakore and her husband with Faze at an event recently...congrats to them!

The Nigerian Event Awards

Go2gurl Ltd (G2G) an event promotion and media firm, is excited to announce the debut of The Nigerian Event Awards 2011 – TNEA 2011. The Nigerian events industry is on the rise and what better time than now to take things to the next level. The awards will concentrate on all events which took place between till now; rewarding outstanding achievements during the duration. TNEA presents an ideal opportunity to enhance the key players involved in the decision making process for the Nigerian Events and Entertainment industry.

They say Mariah Carey is in labor.

Safe delivery Mariah...

Arrest Northern Leaders Now or We Attack HAUSAS! Niger Delta Militants to Goodluck Jonathan

Niger-Delta Militants call on President Goodluck Jonathan to arrest Generals Muhammadu Buhari, Ibrahim Babangida , Aliyu Gusau, Mallam Adamu Ciroma and Abubakar Atiku. Failing which, the millitants shall mobilize for "vengance and anger on all Hausa and Fulani people we can find inside and outside our region."

Vengeance is absolutely not the way forward...it will only cause more chaos and anarchy. Dear Lord, help this nation.
The press release by the joint revolutionary council (JRC) of Niger Delta when you continue...

Munachi and Naeto C Cover Complete Fashion Magazine

Totally gorge!
 Looking dapper...

New Video: Darey Art Alade - Ba Ni Kidi

Anslem Nwazema, another Youth Corps Member who was butchered

Anslem Nwazema working during the election. He was killed the next day
These corpers didn't agree to do this because they were being paid millions. They did it because they wanted to serve their country...and this is how we pay them back? By killing them the way an animal shouldn't even be killed?

My younger sis did her youth service in Bauchi in 2008. Was just thinking, if she had been serving in '11 instead of '08, that could easily have been her. These corpers can't die in vain. I heard another one was killed in Akwa Ibom State yesterday. Youth groups, please do something. There should be some sort of peaceful demonstration to INEC and NYSC office and I want to be first in line...

Wednesday 27 April 2011

Pic: Burnt remains of murdered youth corper, Ukeoma Aik

Ukeoma Aik at a wedding
He went to serve his fatherland and got killed in the most gruesome manner. Beaten, butchered and set on fire. The horrific pic of his charred remains when you continue...
At this point, I have to say... *Warning* ...graphic photo...

Youth corps members who were set on fire but survived

You can see another one behind him. Who are we going to hold responsible for this?

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