Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 05/29/2011 - 06/05/2011





Saturday 4 June 2011

Ini Edo goes topless in new photo shoot

Loves it!!!
And she's got a banging figure. No homo, just appreciating...:-)

Kanu Nwankwo set to quit football?

He kinda hinted he will be quitting the game soon at the press conference he held this week for his Kanu Heart Foundation friendly football match.

Nigerian Man Kills Girlfriend In India

Nwayo with Indian police after his arrest
A Nigerian man, Innocent Nwayo, 31, has been arrested in South Delhi, India, for killing his 22yr old Myanmarese live-in girlfriend and dumping her body in a travel bag. He left the bag in his rented house for many weeks until the owner of the house informed the police that a very foul smell was coming out of the locked flat. The police broke down the door on Nwayo's flat on May 20 and found the decomposed body of the lady wrapped in a blanket and tied with a plastic rope.

Nwayo who had fled after the killing, was tracked down and arrested. He's since confessed to the killing, saying it happened after they had a huge arguement about another woman. He said her death was a mistake.

Innocent Nwayo was a police sergeant for 7years in Nigeria before relocating to India a few years ago.

Nigerian/US rapper Wale has been single for three years

Wale with Keri Hilson

BET Stands By Rihanna, But Some Others Have Stopped Airing The Video

In a statement released to the press regarding the controversy surrounding Rihanna's Man Down video, BET says the video will continue to air. "BET has a comprehensive set of standards and guidelines that are applied to all of our content. The Rihanna 'Man Down' video complied with these guidelines and was approved for air."
Some other channels like Youtube have blocked the video...as of yesterday. Was the video that offensive?

Friday 3 June 2011

Funke Akindele Glams Up In New Photo Shoot

Have you ever seen her this pretty? Looking quite lovely Miss.

Who would you rather: Femi, Awilo or Keziah Jones?

Femi Kuti, Awilo Longomba, or Keziah Jones?
Let's just say, you have absolutely no choice, you must pick one whether you like it or not! Who would you go for?

TVC Newscaster, Bukola Ore dies at 29

29year old Adebukola Ore died in a Lagos hospital on Thursday May 26th after a brief illness. She had complained of stomach pains days before her death. Bukola was a business newscaster with Television Continental, Lagos. She would have turned 30 in July.

She's survived by her husband and 4yr old son. May her soul rest in peace...amen.

How ex-govs operate foreign accounts with wives’ names

The Code of Conduct Bureau on Thursday in Abuja revealed that some public servants particularly ex-governors, legislators and ministers operated foreign accounts using pseudonyms and left hands to append their signatures. It also stated that the bureau !would investigate the dramatic disappearance of the names of some big politicians which had been sent to the Code of Conduct Tribunal with a view to wielding the big stick on those involved in the complicity.

The Chairman of the CCB, Mr. Sam Saba, who spoke with journalists in Abuja said the case file of a former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, had been transferred to the CCT. He regretted that only very few ex-governors agreed that they have foreign accounts in Europe and other parts of the world. - Punch

Kiss & Tell To Premiere 19th of June

Kiss & Tell will be premiered at the Silverbird Galleria, V.I on the 19th of June by 6pm. The film is produced by Monalisa Chinda and Emem Isong and directed by Desmond Elliot. Its stars Monalisa Chinda, Joeseph Benjamin, Nse Ikpe Etim, Uche Jombo, Desmond Elliot, Bhaira McNwizu.

There seems to be like a clique in Nollywood, where the same set of people produce, direct and act in each others' movies, all they do is switch roles. You guys noticed it?

Whitney Houston Suffering Serious Health Issues?

That's according to National Enquirer. They are reporting that Whitney is fighting for her life against deadly emphysema, a lung disease. Doctors have told the 47-year-old singer she’s suffering from the early stages of the disease and told her she must immediately quit smoking or she will die.

“She’s developed emphysema and her doctors are warning her she’ll die a horrible death,” a friend told The Enquirer exclusively.

President Jonathan signs historic Freedom of Information bill into law

"By signing the FOI Bill, I am committed to lifting the veil covering governance. In the 80's we heard of Glasnost (Openness) and Perestroika (Restructuring) from Gorbachev and the Berlin Wall came down. In Nigeria, there is a breath of Fresh Air ushering an era of Transformation and Transparency and the walls of Corruption will be brought down not just by the government but by you the good people of Nigeria." GEJ on FB

Under the new legislation, all public institutions will have to be open about their operations and expenditure while citizens will have the right to access information about their activities.

The FoI bill was first submitted to the National Assembly in 1999, 2003 and 2007 but it did not make much progress.

Dear LIB Readers: I Need Counsel Please!

Doing this is not easy for me, i had to go through this over and over in my mind. I finally decided to let this steam out, so i could have some sanity.
I am a born again christain, married for close to a decade with three children. I have what could be termed a 'peaceful marriage'. Peaceful beacuse despite all the issues we have, we hardly have any ground breaking auguments, we just flow with the tide, is this healthy? NO, have i tried to change it YES. What response do I get- silence.

Charles Ahize set to make Maureen Emenalom wife No.3

Popular Lagos business man and co-owner of Tribeca Night Club, Charles Ahize, 51, is planning to walk down the aisle with his 24 year old Imo State born beauty, Maureen Emenalom, whom he started dating after ending his marriage to his second wife and mother of his three children last year. Maureen drives around town in a mint 2010 Range Rover said to be a gift from her husband to be. No date has been fixed for the wedding yet.

Nightclub General, Akeem Shodeinde Expecting Baby No.1

Akeem Shodeinde, the man referred to as the General of nightclub business in Lagos, is expecting his first child with his girlfriend of about a year. Akeem was briefly married to Chioma, a former worker with Zain who now operates a fashion business but they didn't have any kids together as their marriage only lasted a few months. Akeem is keeping the identity of his baby mama a secret until she delivers.

Lilian Bach, Uche Nwaezeapu deny dating

Beautiful actress Lilian Bach and Gulder Ultimate Search VI winner, Uche Nwaezeapu, were rumoured to be in a relationship but the two have denied it, saying the rumour was baseless and unfounded. "It's cheap blackmail. I don't know what could be the motive behind it. I am happily engaged." Lilian said to an Encomium reporter. "When I read the story, I laughed over it because I know that those behind it are jobless people" Uche added.

The rumour started after the two were spotted hanging out a lot in Surulere.

Beauty of the day: Bunmi Ademokoya

The stunning Nigerian Model has modeled at the NY Fashion Week, SA Fashion Week, BET Rip the Runway, to name a few and she won Best Model of the World 2007.

RMD on Genevieve Magazine June Cover

Watch Genevieve Magazine June Cover Behind the Scenes with RMD and family below. Video courtesy Genevievemagazineng.com

Rihanna replies PTC via twitter

After the Parents Television Council criticized Rihanna for the strong message she sends in her new video 'Man Down' by killing her rapist, Rihanna took to her Twitter page to reply them. Check it out after the cut...

Tuface and Blackface perform together on stage for the first time in years

The former Plantashun Boiz members performed some their hit tracks at the Touch of Genius: 2face Idibia Tribute event, which held at Scintilla on May 28, 2011. The event was put together to honor a great musical icon whose musical works has been exported outside the shores of Africa. The performing artiste who did renditions from off his previous works included Timi Dakolo, Tiwa Savage, W4, Mr. Kool, Kefee, Solid Star, Sage, Jeremiah Gyang, Young Kamsee, RockSteady, Meshack and Niyolo and many more. More pics when you continue...

Thursday 2 June 2011

Nigeria may become 3rd most populous nation, says UN chief

Nigeria could be the world’s third most populous nation by 2100, after China and India, with 700 million people, American economist Jeffrey Sachs has said. Sachs famous for such books as The End of Poverty, currently serving as special adviser to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, said a three-child policy is needed to contain the population explosion.

Three-child policy in Nigeria? In Arnold's Voice "Whachutalking you about Jeffrey?"

Nigeria's Next Super Model Screening And Fashion Party

It's happening this Sunday June 5 at Scintilla, KB 20, Lekki Expressway. The Lagos screening starts 9am, Fashion Party starts 4pm. Don't miss it!

My Story: How I was physically assaulted by policemen

A LIB reader (who wants to stay anonymous until the case is over) wants to share her story with you all. Below is an unedited email she sent to me about her ordeal in the hands of some police men in Port Harcourt yesterday, June 1, 2011.
The picture doesn't say much, just my palms bleeding. It happened at about 5.25pm along choba rumuokoro road. I was in a cab and a policeman stopped us as usual to collectN50, which the driver willingly gave him and asked dat he got the evening number. The policeman refused and said he would give him the afternoon number,just imagine,they kept on and on and so i signaled to the policeman to save our time, that he wasn't only delaying the driver but all the passengers and that became my offense.

Rihanna's New Video 'Man Down' Under Fire

The Parents Television Council is trying to shut down Rihanna's 'Man Down' video because it depicts Rihanna shooting her rapist in cold blood, claiming, "If Chris Brown shot a woman in his new video and BET premiered it, the world would stop..."

Genevieve Nnaji in ZedEye

ZedEye is a fashion label owned by London College of Fashion alumni, Ngozi Pere Okorotie. You like the outfit? Pics thanks to Abiola Aloba.

New Video: Vector ft Tuface - Get Down

Charly Boy signs movie deal with Ope Banwo

Remember I told you guys that the man behind Dagrin's biopic, Ope Banwo, is planning a Charly Boy and Onyeka Onwenu Biopic? Well, the Weird one has agreed to have his life made into a movie. He's sealed the movie contract with the producer, so expect to see a Charly Boy biopic very soon.

I also hear Ope Banwo is also planning a political biopic on Governor Bola Tinubu titled "Asiwaju'. We dey wait...!

New single from Beyonce, 'Best Thing I Never Had'

The Wife Battery Scandal: My Mother Terrorized My Father - Nelson Wigwe (Son)

Ambassador Wigwe and Mrs Wigwe
First of all let me say how angry, sad and disappointed I am at the public who have already ridiculed my father H.E Dr Chijoke W Wigwe without hearing all the facts. Without talking to the people who were there, without talking to the people who know him best. Without talking to the people who know H.E Tess Wigwe and know exactly what she is capable of. For days, I have been holding back information because my mother H.E Tess Wigwe is the woman who bore me, the woman who raised me, and she is the woman who has provided for me my whole life.

But with that said I cannot sit back and allow her to ruin my father’s life and disgrace Nigeria like this. Now before I continue I think it’s crucial that you know a couple of facts. I have lived with my mother my whole life. I have never and will never put anyone before her. So if you’re stupid enough to think that I will lie for my father against my mother? You are sadly mistaken.

Wednesday 1 June 2011

Nigerian 'baby factory' raided, 32 teenage girls freed

Nigerian police have raided a home allegedly being used to force teenage girls to have babies that were then offered for sale for trafficking or other purposes, authorities said on today Wednesday June 1.

"We stormed the premises of the Cross Foundation in Aba three days ago following a report that pregnant girls aged between 15 and 17 are being made to make babies for the proprietor," said Bala Hassan, police commissioner for Abia state in the country's southeast.

"We rescued 32 pregnant girls and arrested the proprietor who is undergoing interrogation over allegations that he normally sells the babies to people who may use them for rituals or other purposes."

Goldie Covers Exquisite Magazine

Naija's own Nicki Minaj...:-) You like?

Queshun&Answa of the day...

Q&A between an Encomium Magazine reporter and Ego, an ex-model and upcoming hip hop act signed under Question Mark Records.

Queshun: "No doubt, Ego can't be said to be a virgin. How would you describe your first time of having sex?"
Answa: "Oh, it was a bit painful, but it wasn't how I expected it to be. It all happened when I was just 19. It happened between me and my first love. I loved him so much, but it was our destiny that we won't marry each other."

Some questions make you go..hmmm? And the answers make you go..GOH! lol

BTW Queshun&Answa will be a new feature on this blog. Just any Q&A that is funny, silly, witty, ridiculous, unnecessary, annoying etc. And please feel free to share any funny/ridiculous Q&As you find.

Video: Two Brides and a Baby (Behind the scene)

The movie is produced and written by Blessing Effiom, starring Stella Damasus, O.C Ukeje and directed by Teco Benson. Check it out below...

Federal court discharges Lucky Igbinedion of corruption charges

Former governor of Edo State, Lucky Igbinedion yesterday received a breather from his legal troubles as the Federal High Court sitting in Benin discharged him in the 66-count charge of money laundering and corruption brought against him and others by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The judge ruled that it would amount to double jeopardy and abuse of court process to try the former governor again as he had in 2008 entered into a plea bargain with the EFCC. - 234next


Rihanna likes her men hot and hung...:-)

In the current issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine, Rihanna answers 14 questions including her type of guy. Hot and hung, she writes....lol

 If she wasn't singing, she would be Jerry Springer? lol. This girl eh!

Uche Jumbo set to wed footballer boyfriend?

That is what Stella Dimoko Korkus is reporting in this week's Encomium magazine.
Here's what she wrote
"The ring is actually on her left index finger. She is not hiding but she's also not talking about it. She got the ring sometime last year from Ikechukwu (Uche) and the two are planning a wedding. Some of Uche's very close friends know of this engagement and are helping her keep it under the carpet. The ring is a simple silver ring with three diamond stones decorating it.
I found a pic (above) of her wearing a ring similar to what Stella described. I don't know if she's truly engaged, but if she is, then a big congrats to her!

Ibadan poly shut over students’ protest

The management of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, yesterday announced the indefinite closure of the institution following a protest embarked upon by its students at the Governor’s Office to demand for the reversal in their tuition fees.

The protest, though initially peaceful, nearly degenerated into a breakdown of law and order as policemen attached to the complex fired teargas canisters at the protesting students, forcing them to scamper for safety.
This created panic in the area as commuters and traders abandoned their wares and ran for their lives.

Naomi Campbell offended after Cadbury likens her to a chocolate bar

Naomi Campbell is considering taking legal action against Cadbury, after the company launched a new advert that compared her to a chocolate bar. The company unveiled a new campaign last week with a slogan reading "Move over Naomi, there's a new diva in town". And Naomi is mad as hell...lol

"I am shocked. It's upsetting to be described as chocolate, not just for me but for all black women and black people. I do not find any humour in this. It is insulting and hurtful." Naomi told reporters

Cadbury released a statement saying: "It was certainly never our intention to cause any offence and the campaign itself is a light-hearted take on the social pretensions of Cadbury Dairy Milk Bliss,"  "Cadbury takes its responsibility very seriously indeed and we would never produce any marketing activity we felt might cause offence to any section of society."

I personally don't think there's anything wrong with being associated with delicious yummy chocolate candy. I would have been honored. But maybe Cadbury should have paid her for using her name or something. What do you think, was this offensive?

Yvonne Chaka Chaka set to perfrom in Nigeria

You probably heard it here first...:-). One of Africa’s most formidable artistes, Yvonne Chaka Chaka will be performing live in Nigeria soon. I don't have all the details 'cos the organizers are keeping most of it to themselves, but I know she was in Nigeria last week to seal the performance deal.

I'm sure some of you are like 'er...why is this news?' lol. Well, it is cos I love her and I'm also hoping the organizers of the show will see this and send me an invite...*wink*

Desmond Elliot comments on the Kenyan Ambassador wife battery saga

Desmond in Kenya over the weekend
I put the comments by the actor here because when the guys from Kenya called me, they kept saying, speak with your Nollywoood stars, they've been here, they've seen what this woman is capable of...blah, blah blah. Desmond Elliot was with the High Commissioner in Kenya over the weekend with other Nollywood stars.

He's been tweeting all morning about the incident. In his tweets, he wrote that he believes the woman deliberated planned this to embarrass and disgrace her husband and the nation of Nigeria that the commissioner represents. Read it after the cut...

HipOnTV Launches 24Hour Channel on HITV Channel8

 It went live on HITV Channel 8 last night.

Pics from AY and Nadia Buari video shoot for AY in Abuja show

His May 1st show was WOW, now he's planning an Abuja invasion. AY live in Abuja will take place June 19 at ThisDay Dome. Don't miss it! More pics when you continue..

Tuesday 31 May 2011

Nigerian High Commissioner's Official Response to Battery Allegations

The Kenyan ambassador who has been recalled has sent out an official statement in response to allegations of wife battery. Ambassador Wigwe in his response denied battering his wife. He claims it was all a set up by her for financial reasons. These two people have been married for over thirty years, have five children, four grandchildren and they are doing this to themselves? Incredible!!!

Read the official statement he released to the press after the cut...

Former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim, is the new SGF

President Goodluck Jonathan has named former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF). He was sworn in this afternoon. The President also re-appointed former Chief of Defence Staff, Andrew Azazi as the National Security Adviser.

Recycling the same people who have been tested in the past and they failed. We seem to have the same inner circle in operation. God help us!

Please what is Tyrese talking about?

 He writes the above, and then he tweets the picture below..
Is he trying to become a civil rights leader or he's talking about playing the role of MLK in a movie? Hopefully it's none of the above...lol

Incase you missed it. 2011 Presidential Inauguration Ceremony

Dear LIB Readers: Does Marriage Destroy Friendship?

Dear Linda, I am so angry right now that I can't even explain. She was my best friend for 13 years. My very best friend since our high school days. We did everything together, even lived together in my parents house for a few years before she met her husband. She got married last December and I've only seen her twice since then. Everytime I call her for a meet up, she comes up with one excuse or the other. I've only ever been invited to her matrimonial home once. These days I am so anxious about calling because she acts like I am disturbing her. Her marriage has put a huge strain on our friendship and I am devastated. I never thought marriage would take my best friend away. Please help share with your readers and ask them if friendship have to change when one party gets married and the other remains single? And what's the best way to deal with this anger I feel towards her?

Please share your thoughts.
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