Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 07/24/2011 - 07/31/2011





Saturday 30 July 2011

Weddings By Mai Official Launch is Tomorrow

The official launch of Ohimai Atafo's bridal label, Weddings by Mai, will take place tomorrow Sunday July 31. Venue is - The Incubator, City of David Road, Oniru, V/I, Lagos. Time:6pm. Gate:N5, 000 and N10, 000.

Check out beautiful wedding dresses at their website here

Kele Kele love is my personal experience – Tiwa Savage

When asked by a Vanguard reporter if her first single, Kele Kele, was based on personal experience, the sexy singer replied: It was a mixture. Some of the lines were something I went through and others were what my friends went through. I didn’t want the song to be too serious so I came up with Kele Kele.

Asked if she has a man in her life, she replied: That’s tricky because I’m so busy. But let me just say…I’m just going to leave this for the guys to…

CAN president Oritsejafor replies Sultan of Sokoto, on Islamic Banking

Sultan or Sokoto and Pastor Oritsejafor
Sultan of Sokoto: "Islamic banking has come to stay in Nigeria and there is no need to quarrel over the issue because we shall realize what we want. I want to assure you.”

CAN president, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor's reply: “You know I respect the Sultan a great deal because he is a man who means well for the country just like some of us. We will continue to be friends because the only way this country can make appreciable progress is by stretching a hand of fellowship across the Niger and building blocks of unity for future generations. So, I thank him immensely for his eventual comments about the two controversial issues. However, I dare say that I was a bit surprised that the Sultan, who is respected across the country, failed to address the two cardinal issues involved in the controversial Islamic banking before he concluded that it has come to stay.”

Adaeze Yobo Rated 92nd Sexiest Soccer Wife In The World

In a recent list compiled and released on July 24th by Bleacher Report, the 4th largest sports media site in the US, 21yr old Adaeze Igwe Yobo was ranked 92 in their list of 101 Sexiest Soccer Wives and Girlfriends.

Bleacher Report wrote:
The former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria married Fenerbahçe S.K. player Joseph Yobo and is also the step-daughter of football player John Fashanu.
Her world not only revolves around soccer, but soccer seems to revolve around her as she consistently flaunts her sexiness in front of the camera.
Check it out here

Disturbing Tha Peace Wit' Ludacris in Lagos

This Sunday, for one night only in Lagos, Konnect Afrika and Xtrem Media will be Disturbing Tha Peace Wit Luda’ as they unveil the entertainment project Africa's been waiting for, at the exclusive VIP party hosted by Ludacris.
This project is powered by Konnect Afrika, an entertainment company based in Atlanta, United States and Lagos, Nigeria, in collaboration with Disturbing Tha Peace Records, a subsidiary of the Universal Music Group, and Xtrem Media Global.

According to Solomon Sonaiya, the spokesperson for this project, “when we refer to this event as the advent of landmark opportunities for African entertainment, we’re not exaggerating – on Sunday, Nigerians would be proud that such a project was launched from Lagos”. He further intimated that all the details of the project will be made public at the event, whilst a press conference has been scheduled for Monday, the 1st of August to address questions from the media.

Steph-Nora Okere starts own TV show

The new show is titled The Lounge and it's aim is to celebrate idols and role models from all works of life. Coming soon on TV!

Uche Jumbo's Damage Movie Premiere is Tomorrow

The premiere of Uche Jumbo's movie - Damage, which addresses domestic violence, will take place tomorrow July 31, 2011 at the Silverbird Galleria, Lagos.

Sade Okoya goes into cruise and travel business

According to reports, beautiful mother of four and wife of billionaire business Chief Rasak Okoya, Sade Okoya has gone into cruise and travel business. The office for the travel business, which is Sade's brain child, is in one of the buildings at Eleganza shopping mall, Lekki-Epe Express Way, Ajah. Her agency will soon start taking people on boat cruises around Nigeria.

Lady Gaga in a pair of see-through tights

Last night Lady Gaga was photographed greeting fans outside the Jimmy Kimmel Show, in a pair of see-through tights, with a flesh coloured underwear showing through the tights, and a black bra top which she teamed with a pair of spiky black lace up boots. Wéré ...:-)

Five Secrets To My Youthful Look - Sabina Umeh

She's 42, and has four children, still the ex-beauty queen (MBGN 1989) can pass for a woman in her early thirties. You want to know her secrets? Read it below.

1. God. I do nothing without God and without prayers. I pray all hours of the day and I can tell you once you love God, He will love you back and give you long life.
2. Water and Food: I drink a lot of water and watch what I eat. I am not a junk food eater, what one eats matters a lot.
3. Lack of Stress: I never allow anything to stress me. Whatever the problem in life must always have a solution. Why I am looking like a teenage despite being an old mum is that I destroy stress in my life.
4. My Work: I am a passionate worker. Your love and passion for your job give you long life.
5. My Style: I try to be stylish knowingly and unknowingly. Style is about beauty, taking your walks, jogging and just exercising right.

Nigerian Nnamdi Asomugha signs $60 Million 5year Deal With Philadelphia Eagles

Nnamdi Asomugha became the latest star cornerback to join the Eagles, signing a $60 million, five-year deal on Friday July 29, 2011.

One day after acquiring two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie from Arizona, the Eagles stunned the NFL world by landing Asomugha, a two-time All-Pro. Asomugha and Rodgers-Cromartie will team up with Asante Samuel, a four-time Pro Bowl pick, to form probably the best cover secondary in the league.

I'm claiming this one too, he's Nigerian. See him looking like Naeto C. Meanwhile, do these men ever come home? *cough*...:-)

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Caroline Ekanem-Danjuma is back

After her production company was shut down and rumours of her having marital problems surfaced many months ago in the press, no one heard anything from the former actress for several months, not even on the social networking site, Facebook, where she was once active.

She finally re-surfaced two days Thursday July 28, writing 'God is Great', a minute later she wrote 'Happier than ever', then later in the evening 'Silence is golden'. She's been updating her fb status ever since.

Dakore Egbuson's brother's car stolen in Unilag

James Egbuson
Dakore Egbuson's younger brother's vehicle was stolen from Unilag yesterday morning at the Social Science faculty where he parked it while he was sitting for an exam. James Egbuson, who is a second year student of Psychology left his phone and several other valuables which included his classmates bags who kept it in his car for safe keeping while they all did their exams. By the time they were done, the car was gone. The case has been reported to the police.

It's a Camry with registration no - EZ 302 EKY, in case anyone sees it. The rate at which they steal cars these days is alarming.

Soulja Boy's 21st Birthday Gift To Self - $55 Million G5 Jet

From TMZ
A member of Soulja's management team tells us ... the kid bought himself a G5 jet as a birthday present to himself this week.

The jet cost $35 mil ... but that's just the beginning. We're told the birthday boy is dropping an additional $20 million to pimp out his ride with all sorts of cool stuff ... like 12 custom Italian leather seats, flat screen TVs, 4 liquor bars, a special travertine tiled floor, and Brazilian hardwood cabinets.

We're told S.B. is also gutting the in-flight lavatory and replacing it with a giant, luxurious bathroom. Oh, he's also giving the jet a custom paint job, to include his logo.
$55million? Is Soulja Boy even worth that much? Nigga please! This news is probably for entertainment purposes only...lol. Anyway, hope he puts some cash aside for when he's no longer relevant in music so he doesn't end up like MC Hammer some of the greats who are fighting bankruptcy.

Friday 29 July 2011

Dear LIB Readers: He Wants Children, I Don't.

I am a divorced mother of three. I have been dating this wonderful guy since last year and now he wants us to get married. He has no children of his own and he says he wants at least two.The problem is, I don't want any more children, besides I just turned forty. I don't want to lose him because he loves me, he's good to my children, and he's a good man. Good men are so hard to find these days, but I can't give him what he wants. What do I do? Please share my dilemma with your readers. I need advice.

Photos Of Lauryn Hill’s Sixth Child

Lauryn Hill has released the first pictures of her sixth child born Saturday July 23rd. After a brief scare with the umbilical cord wrapped around the baby boy’s neck, Lauryn and her newborn are doing great.

Bouqui Berths Open Mic Show

Bouqui’s Place Entertainment is launching a new open mic show. The organisation, which is headed by female rapper, D’Attic, describes the event as an evening of fine company, networking, relaxation and appreciation of God. The event which debuts this Friday, the 29th, is scheduled to be held every last Friday of the month.

Nia Long spotted with her Nigerian Baby Daddy

A very pregnant Nia Long, 40, was spotted in West Hollywood on Wednesday night with her Nigerian basketball player beau/baby daddy-to-be, Ime Udoka, 34. Yes I'm claiming this one. He's of Nigerian parentage...:-).

Sexy Mrs Yobo

Adaeze and Joseph Yobo
The ex-beauty queen seen out with her footballer husband looking real sexy...

Brothers attack pilot after he boots them off plane

A pair of thuggish brothers brutally attacked an American Airlines pilot after he kicked one of them off a plane for being passed out drunk.

Jonathan and Luis Baez, both of Las Piedras, Puerto Rico, were arrested at Miami International airport on Wednesday night July27, for the assault, which left the pilot bruised and bloodied and delayed the San Francisco bound flight more than two hours.

Thursday 28 July 2011

Dr. Reuben Abati's statement

“It is not true that four years “is too short” for a President or a Governor to make a difference. The President didn’t get it, and it is important that he does. The period appears too short because many of our elected Governors and Presidents (well, we have had only a few) begin to think of what to do, only when they get to office. They have no blueprint, no clear understanding of what is required, they do not even listen to the people well enough, and the parties that brought them to power have no manifesto, no plan of action, no defined contract with the Nigerian people. Given such background, the complexity of bureaucracy and the enormity of official powers could prove so intimidating that the typical overnight man of power could find himself or herself completely ill-prepared for high office. But this is what we want changed. In states where the Governors are prepared, we have seen so much done in four years.” - Reuben Abati, current spokesman to President Jonathan, wrote and published this statement on May 29, 2011, before his appointment on July 2, 2011.

He's singing a totally different tune now!

Who killed our beloved Tola Spiff? - Family members

Late Tola Spiff
Written by Adebayo Ajagunna.

On the 6th of February 2011, Mrs Oyetola Oluwaseun Spiff (Nee Odunlami) who we all simply called 'Tola' a 36yr old mother of two boys and the marketing mnager JKK Komputers Ikorody Road, Lagos, was brought in unconscious brought in unconscious to the Obanleaje Hospital Obanikoro Lagos at about 3pm by her husband Mr George Ikoli-Spiff. When Tola was brought into the hospital, George kept insisting to the hospital staff that Tola took poison after they had a serious quarrel. The hospital staff asked George how he knew it was poison, but he couldn't provide no satisfatory answer.

Tola ultimately passed on the 9th of February 2011 and the autopsy report confirms she was poisoned, since then her father and brothers with the help of the Homicide Team of the Nigerian Police Force have been working day and night to get to the root of what is beginning to look like a murder investigation.

Fundraiser for Plane Crash Survivor Kechi Okwuchi is this Saturday

The fundraiser for Sosoliso plane crash survivor, Miss Kechi Okwuchi is this Saturday. Date: July 30th. Venue: Landmark Village, Water Corporation Rd, Victoria Island. Time: 6pm.

The plane crash claimed the lives of 109 people, but Kechi survived. Make her miracle complete, please donate.

Peter and Paul Okoye open up about each other

In an interview with Encomium magazine, the brothers open up about each other...

Peter on Paul - "Paul is a reserved person. Sometimes anything I like he likes, and sometimes he will disagree and there's nothing you can tell him. When he says yes, it's final. And when he says no, no going back. If you convince me, I will accept what you say, but not Paul. People say Paul is quiet, Peter is loud. This is very normal, because we can't be the same. Some people prefer to meet him, while others say it is me they want to see.

We have a lot of disagreements but it's usually over music. Paul is someone I am proud of. I remember when we had the game over album, and we were to select our best five, I am going to be honest with you, I didn't Do Me and No One Like You but Paul did and at the end of the day, the two songs became the best in that album.

Paul on Peter after the cut...

"I've stopped smoking marijuana" - Tuface Idibia

He did an exclusive interview with Yes! Weekly Magazine, and he opened up on a lot of issues, one of which was his smoking habit. Below is what he said about it:
"I have never tried cocaine or heroine but I've done marijuana before. But I never took it to go on stage. It was just for relaxation purpose. Eventually I knew marijuana wasn't for me, so I stopped. Because it makes me feel like I am in another world. I stopped using it a couple of years ago. It wasn't difficult stopping. It was just craziness that introduced me to marijuana. You know how youth energy used to push one into things like that. In those days I used to listen to songs like 'Rolling down the street smoking'. All those songs can influence, if you want to be influenced. It is not for me to advise musicians not to write or sing about drugs.
If Tuface can stop smoking marijuana, so can you. You! Yes I'm talking to You!..:-)

Rihanna on females dominating music right now

Rihanna covers the new issue of Glamour Magazine and inside she talks about the pack of females running the music game right now. On females dominating the music scene Rihanna says,

“There’s a pack. It’s me, Gaga, Katy Perry, Beyoncé…who else? Ke$ha, for sure. Women are definitely dominating music right now, and that’s because we are competitive beings. I feel like music hasn’t been this exciting in a while.”
Do you agree with the list of females in Rihanna's pack?

Paul Okoye talks about the woman in his life.

"I am a reserved person so I really don't like talking about my private life. Even if I have many women, I am not going to tell the public about it, because I am not the kind of man that will carry his woman to the public. But since you insist, my girlfriend's name is Anita, she just graduated from the University and works in an oil company. I am not going to release a picture of us because I want no interference. I started dating her when I was a nobody, and today she has become a part of me. She is someone who doesn't care that I am famous. She has this belief of do you own thing, let me do mine. She is not just my girlfriend, she is also my best friend. She is a nice person even though every woman has her fault. She is in fact the best thing and the worst thing. When I say best, she is the best thing that makes me happy but she is also the only thing that makes me sad. Whenever she does something that hurts, it really hurts me. If we both have a quarrel, the pain is worse." - Paul Okoye

Awww, sounds like a man in love. BTW, Paul's girlfriend was in the No One Be Like You video, watch it again and you will see what she looks like. That's if you can figure out which of the girls she is...:-)

Wednesday 27 July 2011

MTN Introduces Pocket-friendly Blackberry Services in Nigeria

Leading telecommunications service provider, MTN has introduced even more affordable Blackberry service offerings that address a wide range of consumer usage segments in the Nigerian market. These new offerings provide more service options and even more affordable pricing starting from as low as N450 per week.

The newly introduced Blackberry service offerings include the Blackberry Social Bundle, Blackberry Messaging bundle and the Blackberry Quarterly Plan.

The new Blackberry Social bundle is for students and the young-at-heart who always want to stay close to friends on a pocket-friendly budget. This bundle provides access to instant messaging and social networking applications such as Blackberry messenger, Yahoo messenger, Facebook, Twitter and MySpace as well as other social networking applications for as low as N450 a week or N1500 a month! 

Beauties of the day: Morah Onyebuchi and Awele Oseafiana

The stunning lady on top is 25year old creative director of Adorable Makeovers, Onyebuchi Morah, while the one at the bottom is 25yr Awele Tricia Oseafiana, who is a Program Officer at Visafone Communications Limited, also an Interior Decorator and Venue Stylist.
What do you guys want me to do, the photos keep coming!...:-) Not that I have a problem with it, but if you guys do, then I will stop.

GOH! How can this be the body of a 77 year old?

77year old designer, Giorgio Armani, was spotted looking like that at a beach in Spanish Island of Formentera yesterday. That body doesn't look like anybody's grand pa...:-)

Rita Dominic's grand welcome to Kenya

Fans and members of the press came to the airport to welcome the actress to Kenya. Wow!

Rochas Okorocha defends frivolous appointments

The Governor spoke to Encomium magazine through his Senior Special Assistant on media, Chinedu Offor.
His appointments are in the best interest of the state. Everybody he has appointed has something special and beneficial to attract to the state. The governor saves about N150million for Imo state per day as he is not going to be earning any salary for four years. All the automobiles in his fleets are his personal vehicles and his family is not being taken care of by tax payers money unlike his predecessors.
It is only ignorant people that are criticizing the governor. Take the SA to the governor on Lagos State (Nkiru Sylvanus) she is a very popular Nollywood actress who will use her brand face to attract business to the state. It doesn't matter if Okorocha appoints 1, 000 aides, his ultimate goal is to move the state forward.

Governor Okorocha appointed 70 people as Special Advisers, Senior Special Assistants and Special Assistants.

Viberect offers vibrating alternative to Viagra

Something for the guys...:-). The device you see above is called Viberect, a gadget designed to tackle the issue of erectile dysfunction.

It's a handheld device that stimulates the penile nerves with vibrations sent through medical softpads. It's battery-operated. The $300 Viberect is a high-tech vibrator for men which doesn't require popping pills or getting injections. There are no side effects listed for the Viberect as long as users stick to the operation manual. That means one application per day for less than 10 minutes.

Viberect is available by prescription only with sales getting underway in the middle of August. There's a video (after the cut) that tells you all you need to know about the device. If you are at work, don't click on it...:-)

Terry G's new album is titled Terry G Zus

The album, which he has titled Terry G Zus, will be released in mid August. Terry G Zus? e get as dat name be...:-)

Lola Omotayo is still the woman in my life - Peter Okoye

"Lola is my girlfriend, my best friend and the mother of my child. She is a wonderful woman, there's no doubt about that. We've not had any quarrel since I met her. She is not in my life only because she's the mother of my son, but because she's a wonderful and a very understanding person" - Peter Okoye

The face of a skeletal seven-month-old baby starving to death

This is what is happening in drought-ravaged Somalia. Mothers have to walk for days to reach aid camps in Kenya and Ethiopia. This baby's mother had to walk for seven days without food or water to reach an aid camp and by the time she got there, this is what her 7-month old son had turned into, almost starving to death. Doctors aren't even sure little Mihag Farah, who weighs same as a newborn, will make it.

Mihag is just one of 800, 000 children that could die in Somalia in the worst drought in decades, because of the ongoing civil war in the country. The country's prolonged drought became a famine because neither the government nor many aid agencies can operate in areas controlled by Al Qaeda-linked militants.

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