Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 08/14/2011 - 08/21/2011





Saturday 20 August 2011

The World's Highest-Paid Celebrity Couples 2011

The World’s Highest-Paid Celebrity Couples who made bank between May 2010 and May 2011, according to data from the latest Celebrity List are...

1. Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady - $76million ($45m, $31m)
2. Beyonce and Jay Z - $72million ($35m, $37m)
3. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt - $50million ($30m, $20m)
4. David and Victoria Beckham - $45million ($40, $5m)
5. Robert Pattison and Kristen Stewart - $40million ($20m, $20m)

Read the rest here

19 fuel-laden ships arrive in Lagos ports

Nineteen ships carrying petroleum products are waiting to berth in Lagos ports, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) said on Friday. Details provided by the authority indicate that 14 of the vessels are carrying petrol, four, aviation fuel (Jet A1) and one 5,500 tonnes of kerosene (DPK) 

Rihanna Named Cultural Ambassador for Barbados

After bringing international attention to Barbados by participating in the traditional Bajan festival as the carnival queen, Rihanna has been signed to a three year deal exclusively by the Barbados Tourism Authority to promote the island.

The BTA announced,
"We are proud to announce that musical sensation and social phenomenon Rihanna has partnered with the Barbados Tourism Authority as an exclusive promotional partner for three years."

Don Jazzy's first radio interview in almost 5 years

IDJA with BeatFM OAP, Toolz
IDJA was on The Beat 99.9FM yesterday Friday August 19 for his first radio interview in almost 5 years, where he was interviewed by OAP, Toolz. Excerpts from the interview when you continue...

Dora Akunyili Erects N150m Country Home On NAFDAC Land?

The home in Agulu, Anambra State
Former NAFDAC Boss and former minister of Information, Dora Akunyili, supposedly built a N150million home on a portion of land the Agulu community of Anambra state gave to the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration Control, during Mrs Akunyili's tenure.

Read the story here

Question for the guys: Good food or good sex?

A question for you guys. Would you marry a woman who's a great cook, but rubbish in bed or one that's great in bed but can't cook?

Durella stops production on customized sneakers

After less than a year of producing and selling his '2gbaski' customized sneakers, Durella has stopped production. He explains:
I have stopped producing 2gbaski sneakers for now. My former record label, TC Records, was responsible for that. So, after my contract expired, I had to stop the shoes as well. It was part of my deal with them. But I will start a new brand. We are putting things in place to make sure new foot wears start coming from the stable of the king of Zanga.

D'Banj Oliver Twist Dance Video Competition by Motunez

People have already started sending in videos for the Mo'Hits 'Oliver Twist' dance video competition. This video is funny...but someone please answer this question; was 'that' real or they put something there? *cough*

Nivea pulls ‘offensive’ ad

Skin-care company, Nivea, recently released a print ad that caused such an outrage in the African American community. The ad shows an African American man preparing to toss a decapitated head with an afro-style haircut. The ad copy reads: "Re-Civilize Yourself." So, they are basically saying that afros aren't civilized?

Nivea has since taken down the ad and issued an apology via Facebook, where they got most of the backlash. Their statement reads:
"Thank you for caring enough to give us your feedback about the recent 'Re-civilized' Nivea for Men ad. This ad was inappropriate and offensive. It was never our intention to offend anyone, and for this we are deeply sorry. This ad will never be used again. Diversity and equal opportunity are crucial values of our company."

Daisy Danjuma Bankrolls Lancelot Imaseun's $2m Movie

Award winning movie director, Lancelot Imaseun is getting set to begin shoot on his historical film, Nogbaisi Ovoramwen, a story about the 1897 invasion of the Benin kingdom by the British expedition and how Britain looted ancient Bini art works. The epic movie will cost N300million to make and prominent Edo daughter, Mrs Daisy Danjuma is said to be the executive producer of the movie, which will include hollywood actors.

The movie has been endorsed by the Oba of Benin...

Darey joins Bob Manuel Udokwu as GUS 8 Anchor

R&B singer Darey Art Alade has been chosen to join Bob Manuel Udokwu as the anchor of the eight edition of popular reality TV show, Gulder Ultimate Search, which is starting soon.

Roc Da Mic Nigeria 2011: Hip Hop/ Alternative Reality Show

Roc Da Mic is the first ever hip hop/alternative Nigerian music reality show. It seeks to expose the abundance of musical talent that can be found in Nigeria. We intend creating a platform for emerging trends and producing talent that can stand out in the crowd but still, with a blend of originality provide a fresh infusion of sound to the music scene.

Stephanie VIP Bar Hosts Miss Global Queen

The reigning Miss Global Nigeria Queen, Judith Ifunanya Ilechukwu (pictured above) and her runners up will be the host of honour at the Stephanie VIP Bar & Lounge on Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 as the management of the high flying club has concluded plans to host the Nigeria’s beauty Ambassador to the Caribbean Island of Jamaica.

Friday 19 August 2011

Fayrouz Enriches NYSC Variety Night With Fabulous Prizes

Miss NYSC contestants at the Fayrouz sponsored variety night
Mr Macho contestants at the Fayrouz sponsored variety night
 The various National Youth Service Corps NYSC camps across the federation were aglow on Saturday as the premium soft drink under the stable of Nigerian Breweries Plc, Fayrouz, organised ‘variety night’ shows as part of activities lined up to make the just concluded three-week orientation camping of the 2011 second batch of corps members most memorable for the participants.

Pastor Adeboye Blames Marriage Break-Ups On Sin

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Lagos, Pastor E. A. Adeboye says the increasing marital challenges in Nigeria is caused by people’s sinful lifestyles.

He said in his statement on Wednesday, signed by Pastor Goke Aniyeloye, that a lot of men and women were unmarried mainly because of sin.

Chante Moore Live in Lagos Concert postponed

Virtual Xchange, and True Health Foundation today have issued a statement postponing the Chante Moore Live in Lagos Charity Concert till 23rd October 2011.

As part of her African trip, Chante Moore was to perform 20th of August at Harbour Point, Victoria Island alongside Wizkid & Banky W. Chante Moore who is presently in South Africa, having featured at the ABSA Capital Leading Women in South Africa Event will return to the United States and return to Nigeria in October for the Charity Concert.

RIP Henrietta Worikememba Clark

Idia College, Benin City (Class of 1990/1991) has lost a rare gem. Henrietta Worikememba Clark, daughter of Chief Edwin Clark died on Saturday the 13th of August 2011.
Worikememba, you were so full of life, there was never a dull moment with you. 
You electrified anywhere you entered with your laughter and gait.
We will miss you dearly. Rest in perfect peace till we meet again…

Peter 'Hawtness' Okoye

Fine boy looking sexy...:-)

Is Beyonce getting ready to slow down?

In the new issue of InStyle Magazine, Beyonce hints that she's ready to slow down...

Beyonce tells InStyle
“I sacrificed so much as a kid and as a teenager. I have no regrets because my job kept me focused. When you’re young—18 or 19—you have the energy and drive. That’s the time to work as hard as you can. Now I’m a woman, and because I gave it my all, I can focus on my marriage. I can decide I want to have kids. I can be the mother I want to be and dedicate myself to my children.”

Lizzy Anjorin and Iyabo Ojo Feud Gets Messier

The star actresses have been battling each other for a while now, and all efforts to broker peace between them by their colleagues have proved abortive. The actresses don't see eye to eye and have always threatened to deal with each other whenever their paths cross.

But it seems the feud is taking a new and more dangerous dimension, after the actresses granted interviews to Hinolly calling each other names on national TV. An Encomium reporter contacted Lizzy and Iyabo...what they each said when you continue...

Society For Nigerian Women To Hold Demonstration If Mercy Johnson Proceeds With Wedding

A women's group, Society for Nigerian Women, have written to Christ Embassy that if the Church goes ahead with the wedding despite all the evidences and petitions of Lovely against the wedding that they would mobilize Nigerian women to demonstrate and disrupt the wedding proceedings.

The letter addressed directly to Pastor Chris Oyakilome dated August 15th and  signed by Mrs. Chinyere Okonkwo President of the group indicated that after the meeting of the group on August 13th, they’ve decided to react to publications that were reporting that Pastor Chris lead church has finally agreed to go ahead with the wedding, it described the decisions as wicked and highly immoral that a man will leave his legally married wife and go ahead to marry another woman and a respectable church were ready to join them together.

The letter begged Pastor Chris to rescind the decisions in the interest of the innocent children that Odi had abandoned or risk 5,000 women demonstrating in front of the Church on the day of the wedding.

Oh dear...can they do this?

Lagos Socialite, Nike Shonibare Dies Of Breast Cancer

Beauty expert, and popular Lagos society lady, Nike Shonibare, has passed away. She died on Tuesday August 16th 2011 at her Shonibare Estate, Maryland residence, after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 45 years old. Nike was the owner of Self Centre, an all-purpose beauty clinic located in Lagos

Before her death, Nike had been a strong advocated for breast cancer awareness through the NGO, Bloom Cancer Care and Support Centre, where she regularly held and participated in breast cancer awareness programmes. She had been referred to as a breast cancer survivor, before she relapsed a few months ago and died three days ago.

May her soul rest in perfect peace...amen.

Gangs, prostitution in Italy and the Nigerian connection pt 2

Some of you wanted to see the part two of the Aljazeera report on this piece. Here it is...

Thursday 18 August 2011

Designer Michael Kors marries longtime partner

Michael Kors and Lance LePere
Designer Michael Kors, 51, married his longtime partner and co-worker, Lance LePere on Tuesday August 16th 2011 at a private beach in Southampton, New York, just two weeks after same-sex marriage was legalized in NYC.

Lance is the creative designer of the women's collection design for Michael Kors.

Briton Found Dead In Hotel Room in Lagos

Police attached to State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) Panti, Yaba, Lagos, Southwest, Nigeria, are making frantic efforts to unravel the cause of the death of a Briton in a hotel room.

The deceased identified by the police as Jeffrey George Williams, was found dead inside a popular guest house in Lekki, Lagos. Police sources revealed that he was accompanied into the guest house by a lady and was later found dead.

Tiwa Savage, Chidynma, Waje and Lami Cover August Issue of Genevieve Magazine


Watch Mo'Hits Crew Dance to D'Banj's New Single - Oliver Twist


Mo'Hits Records have decided to give a chance to people with different kinds of talent - Dance, Comedy or anything Entertaining...

To participate simply record a video clip of yourself or your group dancing/jonzing, upload to YouTube and email the link to oliver@mohitsrecords.com

Obasanjo replies IBB, A Fool at 70

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Wednesday, reacted to the comments about him made by  former President Ibrahim Babangida saying that he [IBB] was being foolish as his comments were not well though out.

According to him, former President Babangida should be pitied and shown sympathy rather than anger or condemnation as he was being foolish at the age of 70.

World's Sexiest Accents. Nigeria Ranked No.5

In the top 12 hottest accent compiled by CNNGO, the Nigerian accent was ranked 5th hottest after the Italian, French, Spanish, and Czech accents.

Here's what they wrote about the Nigerian accent.
Famous tongues: King Sunny Adé, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde.
Dignified, with just a hint of willful naiveté, the deep, rich “oh’s” and “eh’s” of Naija bend the English language without breaking it, arousing tremors in places other languages can’t reach. Kinda makes the occasional phone scam worth the swindle.
Wow, fantastic! But why did they have to spoil it by adding scam eh? *hiss* :-)

Anchor Baby - UK Premiere. Date & Info

Event: The UK celebrity premiere of the multi award winning film - Anchor Baby
Date: Tuesday, 30th, August, 2011
Venue: Odeon Cinema, Bugsby Way, Greenwich, SE10 0QJ
Time: Red Carpet - 7pm prompt, Screening - 8pm.
Red carpet Guests Expected: The Cast & Crew of Anchor Baby & celebrities from the UK & African entertainment scene.
Tickets: £15. (Pls note: premiere tickets will not be sold at the venue on the day. All premiere tickets must be purchased in advance.)

Tickets can be bought online at www.anchorbabymovie.com or by calling  +44(0)7946811253      .

Wednesday 17 August 2011

Photo of the day: Face in the Cloud

This photo drew a large crowd in the US when it formed. #Strangethings...

Kidnappers demand N20 Million Ransome for Mikel Obi's Father

 Mikel Obi and father, Michael Obi

It's been confirmed that Mikel Obi's father who went missing in Jos on Friday August 14 was kidnapped, and the kidnappers have contacted his family, demanding N20million for his release. The kidnappers told the Obi family that they've removed the abducted man from Jos and are keeping him in Lagos. Michael Obi's abandoned car was found close to Kwali Falls in Riyom LG Area of Plateau State some days after he went missing. May this end well!

Ex-Vice President, Augustus Aikhomu passes away

Former military Vice President under IBB (1986 to 1993), and one-time Chief of General Staff, Retired Admiral Augustus Aikhomu has died. He died today after a prolonged illness. He was 71 years old.

May his soul rest in peace...amen

#Epic. Unilag Girls Fight on Twitter.

This fight happened two days ago. Please continue to see more...ówa incredible..

Lynxxx and Tiwa Savage Cover Complete Fashion August Issue


Monalisa Chinda Covers August Issue of Exquisite

She looks exquisite on this cover. Nice...

Vanguard Newspaper Publisher Robbed!

Dare devil armed robbers this morning around 7am robbed Vanguard Newspaper Publisher, Mr Sam Amuka of half a million naira and his 2008 model Honda Accord car, with registration number CF 411 FST, at gunpoint in his Anthony Village home. He was said to have been coming from the house of his second wife early in the morning when three armed hoodlums followed him to his house and ordered him to his bedroom at gunpoint where they made away with his belongings. The police have been informed.

Virgin Mary Apparition Supposedly Seen in Cote D'voire

A recording that has been collected according to the locals is the appearance of "Virgin Mary " that was shown on April 20, 2011 in the center of the sun with a faint outline, the sighting occurred in the district of Yopougon in
Abidjan - Ivory Coast.

I usually don't have an opinion on things like this, but if u do, please share...

What's more important in a long-term relationship/marriage?

What's more important in a long-term relationship/marriage? A financially stable guy or good sex? Please share your thoughts on this.

Chante Moore Live In Lagos: Charity Concert

Charity Concert featuring Chante Moore, Banky W and Whiz kid in support of true health foundation on Saturday August 20, 2011 at Habour Harbour Point Victoria Island at 6p.m. Organized by Virtual Xchange Limited, the concert is to raise funds for the Foundations project of providing free dialysis to indigent pregnant women diagnosed with Acute Renal Failure. VIP tickets are available for N50,000 only, while individual tickets are are available for N10, 000. 

Tickets can be obtained from Swe Bar (City), Silverbird Galleria,The Hub Media Store (at Shoprite, Lekki), Bogobiri, Soul Lounge (The Palms) Cafe Vergnano (The Palms).

Or call +234 1 735555 or +234 8033026612 for tickets and more info.

Quote of the Year: IBB on Power

"I heard Obasanjo's government spent $17billion on power, if I had such amount when I was President, I would not only provide adequate power but will build a nuclear power station... $1 was N10 during my time, how I wish it was N120, Nigerians would have seen wonders." - General Ibrahim Babangida
Did I say quote of the year? It should be quote of the decade! *Can't stop laughing*

Baby didn't buy that $8million Maybach Exelero

A few months ago, Cash Money Records CEO Bryan "Baby" Williams bragged about buying an $8 million Maybach Exelero concept car, but according to MotorAuthority Magazine, Baby hasn't bought the car and it's still up for sale.

Oh well, he lied about owning an oil well and owning minority stake in the Dolphins, so not surprised....:-)

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