Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 05/22/2011 - 05/29/2011





Saturday 28 May 2011

Youth Lunch with President Jonathan. What exactly is our offence?

So since our meeting with the president on Tuesday May 24, some of the youths who attended, myself included, have been insulted, made fun of and belittled in the most unfair manner, on FB, twitter, blogs and many online forums. 

Thankfully I have a platform through which I can get my voice heard, and if some of the youths that attended don’t talk, it’s as if we have something to hide... so here goes.

Please continue to read...

Friday 27 May 2011

In my hotel room

In my hotel room in Enugu (pics taken with my camera phone a few minutes ago). Was feeling kinda sexy and thought to share..:-). So, am I sexy or am I sexy? If you think I am, please say it, I'd like to hear it. If you don't, then please move to the next post...your comments are not welcome here...thank you very much! :-)

I'm in Enugu for the Eastern casting of Nigeria's Next Super Model, where I am a judge. Will be back tomorrow. Kisses. Mwah, mwah, mwah!

Witches deploy 500 members to Abuja for Jonathan's inauguration

The Witches and Wizards Association of Nigeria (WITZAN), has deployed 500 witches to Abuja and other parts of Nigeria ahead of the May 29 presidential inauguration, to prevent any tragic occurrence and ensure peaceful inauguration. According to its national co-ordinator, Dr Okhue Iboi, the decision was taken after an emergency meeting at Zuma rock, Niger State. WITZAN also warned President Goodluck Jonathan to take adequate security as bad  people and disgruntled politicians are planning to cause problems. - Sun Newspaper

There's even a national co-ordinator? #OhOK! *smile*

Rukky Sanda shooting new movie

The actress is currently shooting a movie written and produced by her called 'The Search'. The movie stars Van Vicker, John Dumelo, Nse Etim, Yemi Blaq and plenty others. And its directed by Daniel Ademinokan.
Watch out for that!

Jay Z posts a video of Beyonce singng in her dressing room on his website

Jay Z writes,
Sometimes you need perspective. You’ve been right in front of greatness so often that you need to step back and see it again for the first time. This is the dressing room rehearsal for American Idol. No microphone. No effects.

Nigerian High Commissioner to Kenya batters wife

This incident made front page headline in the local newspapers in Kenya but we are only just hearing about it in Nigeria. The High Commissioner to Kenya, Dr. Chijioke Wigwe is being accused of battering his wife and there are pictures to prove it. The photos of a battered Mrs Wigwe was published by a newspaper in Kenya called the Nairobi star.

See the woman's face. What an animal. I hope they relieve him of his post.

Thursday 26 May 2011

Like I said, you guys are making a difference

The lady who needed your urgent advice on whether to call off her wedding or not (click here if you missed it) just sent me an email.

How do i begin to say thank you! You dont know me from adam and you and your lovely readers have contributed immensely to my healing process. I pray God in his infinite mercies give you all that your heart desires. I have a little thank you message for your readers.. 
Read her message after the cut..

Alexander Amosu's Black Diamond Blackberry

Nigerian-born, UK-based jeweler, designer and business man,  Alexander Amosu, recently introduced his diamond blackberry called the Amosu Black Diamond Blackberry. The phone has around 1400 diamonds on it, (which have a weight of approximately 15cts VVS1) set in 18ct black gold. It costs (around) $26,000 to buy one.

If you wanna buy, (cough cough)...go here

Caroline Ekanem-Danjuma's production company closed down?

Since this year, everyone who's been to the Kenneth Agbakuru Lekki Phase office of her Guepard production, a multimillion naira production company which she officially launched last year, have found the place under lock and key, leading to speculations that the ex-actress has closed the place down...for reasons yet to be made public. All the artists signed under the company's label have also been let go.

Obi Asika and wife Yetunde welcome baby girl

Storm 360 boss, Obi Asika and his lovely wife, Yetunde Bakare-Asika welcomed a baby girl yesterday. The couple who got married in 2009 after dating for many years, are beyond ecstatic. Mother and child are doing great. Big congrats to them.

Actress, Nse Ikpe Etim and Singer, Waje Cover Vanguard Allure

Looking lovely ladies...

The plane crash in Kaduna

It happened two days ago, May 24. Two people were on board, a British pilot and a Nigerian engineer, who had been test-running the aircraft to ascertain its safety before it crashed. They were both killed. The aircraft belonged to a foreign oil company, Shoreline International.

Designer Adebayo Jones launches cosmetics line

Nigerian born-UK based designer, Adebayo Jones, recently launched the Adebayo Jones Fine Fragrances Line with the women of excellence Gel and Moisturizer range. The full range launching soon.

Beyonce premiered a new song on American Idol last night called 1 + 1

Anger as policeman shoot passengers in Lagos over N100

Less than 24 hours after a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) and a Divisional Crime Officer (DCO) were killed by some rampaging soldiers in Lagos, the blood of some innocent Nigerians were again shed yesterday, allegedly by some policemen detailed to guard the Isheri-end of the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway.
For the refusal of the driver of a commercial bus to part with N100, three mobile policemen opened fire on the bus, killing and injuring some of the passengers.

Photo of a dead victim when you continue...

Halle Berry's outfit to an event last night

The event was the FiFi fragrance awards in New York where she was honored. 
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You guys are changing lives!

Here's part of an email I got from the pregnant lady who's husband stopped touching her after she started showing. (Click here if you missed it)
The feedback from your readers have been life changing, Linda. I can't thank you all enough. My life has practical changed over night. The feedback opened my eyes to so many things; it's like I can see clearly now. I'm the happiest I've been since this issue with my hubby started many months ago. My sincere thanks to you and your readers.
See, we are making a difference in people's lives. I think we should do more of this stuff and please more readers should get involved in the comment section, you just might be touching someone in the most positive way. Also if you need to share any issue with other people, send me an email (lindaikeji@gmail.com). It's 100% anonymous

I think we should have a title for these posts...any suggestions?

Rita Dominic's Speech at the Presidential Lunch

Rita Dominic and Kate Henshaw-Nuttal at the event
Being the speech presented by Nollywood actress Rita Dominic at the presidential lunch on May 22, 2011 at the Eko Hotel and Suites
I feel privileged to be living in a time where I can proudly say that young Nigerians are seriously advocating for a better Nigeria.  Some people may disagree with me but I believe we may now have a President willing to listen to us and identify with our hopes and aspirations. 

Chude Jideonwo's Speech At The Presidential Lunch

Being Text of a Speech Given By Chude Jideonwo, Managing Partner of Red Media/The Future Project, at the Pre-Inauguration Youth Lunch with President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday, 24 May, 2011.
I was a bit worried when I was asked yesterday to speak about youth corps members and corruption at the same time. Beyond the ‘C’ in both words, how does one link both? But then it hit me.
You see, sir, the issues are simple: the National Youth Service Corps, like many Nigerian institutions that are ailing, needs urgent reform. It is the reason The Future Project, in conjunction with EnoughisEnough Nigeria, Sleeves Up, AIESEC and the National Youth Council, has activated the youth-led #ProtectTheCorpers campaign, which is urgently demanding this reform.

Witness - Lagos. Pls watch this!!!

Scotty McCreery wins American Idol Season 10

The NYSC is Here to Stay - President Goodluck Jonathan

Goodluck Jonathan on Facebook...
As has become my habit, I took time to read your comments on this page and noticed that a number of you called for the proscription of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). The deaths of members of the NYSC during the post-election violence is condemnable and we need to prevent a re-occurrence, but in doing that, there should be an awareness that the NYSC is a force for good and we must never sacrifice what is good for what is convenient for the moment. Leadership is about taking in the big picture.

Beyonce Says She Was Inspired By Lorella Cuccerini For Billboard Awards Performance

People have kinda been accusing her of copying Italian pop star Lorella for her innovative performance at the Billboard awards, but Bey says didn't copy, she was only inspired by it.

Beyonce tells AOL
"My makeup artist showed me the performance of Lorella Cuccarini a year ago, and it inspired me so much. I then met with the talented people who worked on it. The technology and concept were so genius. Thank God for YouTube or I would have never been exposed to something so inspiring. I never worked so hard on anything in my life as that performance for the Billboard Awards."
Side by side video comparison of Beyonce's Billboard Music performance and a performance by Lorella Cuccarini from 2010 after the cut...

Wednesday 25 May 2011

MTN Link Nite - A platform that enriches your life

MTN Link Nite - A nite where only the greatest business professionals converge. This would be a night to remember in Port Harcourt. A time where guests would be exposed to the best in innovation and technology. Learn the practical business secrets from a well packed business exposé and propel your business to the next level. Rub minds with Nigeria’s sharpest business professionals. Get all of these and more at - MTN Link Nite

Venue: The Presidential Hotel, Port Harcourt
Time: 3:00pm 
Date: 28th May, 2011
Dress Code: Business - Casual
Call Mary on 07031167730 for more details.

This is another way MTN enriches lives.

Kim Kardashian announces engagement to Kris Humphries

After 6 months of dating, reality TV star Kim Kardashian 30, and New Jersey Nets player, Kris Humphries, 26, are engaged. The basketball player got down on bended knee in her bedroom last Wednesday and asked for her hand in marriage with a custom-made 20.5 carat Lorraine Schwartz diamond sparkler.

This is will be Kim's second marriage. She don try. Happy for her!

Another person needs your urgent advice

I am in a very terrible situation at the moment and I need advice cos I am going crazy. Could you please post my situation on your blog as I feel suicidal right now!

I met my fiance in 2009  through a mutual friend. We have had the best relationship in the world . We got on really well from the scratch and had absolutely no issues. My family loves him to bits and i get on with his family too.  In January 2011, he proposed to me and i accepted. We set a date for October 2011 and moved in together. Both of us together with our families have been planning our wedding. I have bought my dress, bridesmaids dresses, we have gotten the rings, venue has been booked, basically all has been set for October. I got the shock of my life when he told me last week that he had a confession to make! He told me his ex girlfriend just had a baby girl for him 2 weeks ago.

Who do you think should win American Idol, Scotty or Lauren?

The finale is tonight...who do you think deserves to win? I'm going with Scotty by a million far! That country voice, oh dear!!! You?

Join Nyore This Saturday At Club Deuces

The ragga/reggae queen is having a reggae awareness and video release party on sat May 28 a @ Club Deuces on Adetokunbo Ademola str., VI @9pm. Don't miss it!

Gay Nigerian, Chika Nwafor Visits Nigeria With German Husband

Chika Nwafor is the gay Nigerian dude who flaunted his relationship with a German lawyer a few years back. He has since married his partner, Mark Schwartz. Chika and Mark who net via the internet came back to Nigeria recently to meet Chika's family.

He tells Stella Dimoko-Korkus ''Yes I brought him home as nwa afor, I wanted him to eat bitter leaf soup and some native things and also walk along the bush side and go to the stream with me. Well my family love and accept me so why should they not accept the hapiness of my life. Please I need to go back and rest in my matrimonial home now, thank you Stella.''.

Chika and his husband plan to adopt a German baby soon.

Linda at Lunch with President Jonathan event

Like my outfit?
Dear Lord, don't let the bashing be too much! Lol

Malta Guinness Street Dance IV kicks off on TV

Malta Guinness Street Dance auditions that rocked major cities in Nigeria has been concluded. The train went to key locations pan Nigeria in search of street dance crew that can really dance to the Top of World and indeed they got more than what they bargained for.

The Malta Guinness Street Dance judges which comprises of the dynamic trio of Wale Rubber, Frank and female screen diva May7 all witnessed at the auditions mind blowing dance moves. However some crew can be said to have goofed at the trials while others that made it  to Malta Guinness Street Dance boot camp did really exhibited style and swagger in their dance routines.

Michelle Obama's dress to the state banquet at Buckingham Palace yesterday

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New video: Kenny Saint Brown ft Terry G - Mo ti Goke

Mystery Death In A Tailor's Shop

The two friends, Abiodun and Oluseyi lying dead inside a tailor's shop at Obalende, Lagos

The police in Lagos State, are trying to unravel how 29-year old Apatira Babatunde Abiodun and 30-year old Oluseyi Taiwo Abbey died at the weekend inside a tailor’s shop in mysterious circumstances.

It was gathered that the two friends were found dead at the weekend in a shop located at No 70, Ajeniya Street, Obalende, Lagos Island with blood stains in their mouths. Eye witnesses said they might have been poisoned.

Bloodbath in Lagos: Soldiers kill 10 police men in Badagry

Blood flowed freely Tuesday in Badagry, Lagos after a group of heavily armed soldiers from the 242 Recce Battalion, Iberepo  Badagry took over strategic locations in the ancient town maiming and killing any police man on sight in an apparent reprisal of the killing Monday, of one of their colleagues.

The Divisional Police Officer, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Saliu Samson, his Divisional Crime Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DPS) Samuel who were out in the ensuing fracas to appeal for calm were shot dead.

Rihanna and Britney didn't kiss, but ABC still Censored it

It was just a kiss on the cheek, but fearing it might be more, ABC cut to the audience reaction when Rihanna and Britney went in for their 'embrace' after their performance at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards. They only cut back to them when the two stars had separated but photogs took the pics of their 'kiss'.

Knowing RiRi and Britney, anything can happen...lol

Mercy Johnson to quit acting after her wedding?

That's what Vanguard is reporting.
Asked whether she will quit acting after her wedding, the sultry actress answered in the affirmative, declaring that “I’m going to quit acting.” She disclosed however that she is planning to go into television and also, to turn a movie producer.
The actress is getting married in a four-day event this August. The court wedding on the 25th, the traditional on the 26th, the white wedding on the 27th, and the thanksgiving on the 28th.

If this report is to be believed, it means another talented actress is forsaking her blossoming career after getting married. Hopefully she's quitting because it's what she wants and not because she's being forced to. Will you be sad to see her leave Nollywood?

Ada & Frank's Wedding in Houston, Texas

The only reason I'm putting this video on my blog is 'cos of the bride's brother and grooms men. I want to look at fine boys. lol. Check out the video below...

Rioters Burnt 84 Churches In The Post-Election Violence - CAN

The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor said in an official statement yesterday that 84 churches were burnt by Muslim extremists during the last post election violence in North.

Tuesday 24 May 2011

Youth Lunch with President Goodluck Jonathan

A select group of Nigerian youths, myself included, were invited to have lunch with president Jonathan this afternoon to talk about issues that concerns the young people of this country and how we can all work together to move the nation forward. The event held 1pm today at Eko Hotel, Lagos. I went there mostly out of curiosity, 'cos I've been invited before and I didn't go, I wanted to know what exactly happens at all 'dem gatherings with the president. Nothing out of the ordinary, just a lot of passionate youths who had a lot to say. Hopefully the president listened to all we had to say. Got some pictures, will bring it to you tomorrow.

New Music: Kel ft Lami - Superwoman

Super Woman is the rapper's 2nd single from her upcoming sophomore album. Listen to it below....

A man who refuses to make love to his pregnant wife

A reader wants me to ask you guys, especially married women, if it's normal for a man not to want to make love to his wife while she's pregnant. She says her husband stopped touching after her tummy started showing at 31/2 months and it bothers her that her husband doesn't find her desirable while she's carrying his baby. When she asked him about it, he said he doesn't like to sleep with pregnant women. So she's gone for many months now without sex. She says she's in her final weeks.

I'm not married but I don't think that's normal behaviour. At least I can't take it. Deny me of sex? That's grounds for divorce na...lol. But seriously, is this common? And what can she do about it?

Herbalist arrested for assaulting and mutilating five year-old

The arrest of a man who sexually assaulted a five-year-old girl before mutilating her vagina for rituals has put Adamawa state on the spot.

Doctors say the little girl, survivor of the gruesome attack (name withheld), will require reconstruction of her vagina because of the severity of the mutilation by the suspect, identified as Kunini Jacob.

Actress Hilda Dokubo turns preacher

The actress who is based in Port Harcourt is said to have gotten closer to God as she leads women who go from church to church, organization to organization to preach the word of God. Folks are saying she's hoping to become a full fledged evangelist soon.

It's Ryan Giggs of Man-U. The Sunday Herald reveals footballer accused of trying to gag Twitter!

Scottish newspaper The Sunday Herald revealed a picture of Ryan Giggs on its front cover yesterday with a subhead that read “Everyone knows that this is the footballer accused of using the courts to keep allegations of a sexual affair secret. But we weren’t supposed to tell you that …”

The footballer at the heart of the controversy is alleged to have been involved in an affair with Imogen Thomas, the British TV star of the show Big Brother.

New Video: ChiDynma - Obimmo

UN Chief, Ban Ki Moon, Visits Nigeria

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon arrived Nigeria on May 22, 2011. He is in Nigeria as part of the Every Woman, Every Child global health effort, which he launched in September 2010 during the Millennium Development Goals Summit. More pics when you continue...

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