Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 08/21/2011 - 08/28/2011





Saturday 27 August 2011

Hurricane Irene: Oh dear, not another disaster...

Hurricane Irene, which lashed parts of the U.S. East coast with ferocious 115mph wind gusts this morning has so far claimed the lives of at least five people, including one child. 370, 000 New Yorkers were ordered to evacuate their homes and businesses as experts warned Irene could wreak havoc when it hits the Big Apple because of storm surges pushing seawater ashore and heavy rainfall causing flooding.

The nation's largest subway system and arriving flights at the five main New York City-area airports were halted at noon on Saturday as Hurricane Irene spun its way up the Eastern Seaboard, threatening 20 per cent of the U.S. population. - Daily Mail.

Threatening 20percent of the US Population? Oh jeez, this can't be happening...

 Read all about it here

Photos From Mercy Johnson and Prince Odi's White wedding

Genevieve Nnaji, Emeka Ike, Jim Iyke, Segun Arinze, Keneth Okonkwo, Patience Ozokwo, Chinedu Ikedieze, Majid Michel, Francis Duru, Speaker, Edo State House of Assembly, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Mike Ezunronye and many others were at the wedding.

The wedding ceremony started at Christy Embassy, HQ, in Oregun with Pastor Tom as the officiating minster. The wedding train then moved to 10 Degrees, venue of the reception; AY was MC, DJ Jimmy Jatt the DJ and live music from Godbless Band and Navy Band.

Bridal train included Waje, Empress Njamah, Chika Ike, Queen Nwokoye, and Goldie, while Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson played the role of the chief bridesmaid. More pics when you continue...

More Photos from Mercy Johnson & Prince Odi's Traditional Wedding

Congrats to the couple. Another pic after the cut...

Unbelievable! Cute American who speaks Yoruba like a Nigerian

Kayode Oyinbo In The Studio With Sahara TV

Uche Jumbo at the London Premiere of her Damage Movie

She premiered her movie, Damage, at Odeon Cinema Greenwich two days ago, August 25. The movie will also show in London on Friday, August 26, in Coventry on Saturday August 27 and in Birmingham on Sunday 28. Will see if I can finds pics of the premiere...

Sexy Rukky Sanda

The actress is sizzling hot in new photo

Nigerian Fraudsters Jailed in UK

Conmen: Joshua Obasuyi (left) and Julius Oweka (right)

Two fraudsters who convinced a pensioner she had won a £5.7m lottery jackpot before conning her out of her life-savings were jailed for a total of 50 months today.

Joshua Obasuyi, 49, and Julius Oweka, 48, were part of a Nigerian gang who tricked U.S. Professor Marie Lowery, 80, a retired lecturer at the University of Houston, Texas, into handing over £245,000.

She was strung along by the London-based conmen for nearly four years, after responding to a spam e-mail that told her she had won the jackpot in a prize draw.

 Read more

Omowunmi Akinnifesi and Lagos Deputy Governor partner to empower women

Last week, Omowunmi Akinnifesi honoured an august invitation by the Deputy Governor of Lagos State Mrs. Orelope Adefulire. The former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria and Lagos Environmental Ambassador met with the Deputy Governor at the latter's office at Roundhouse, Alausa, Lagos.

The visit was in continuation of Omowunmi's work to bring women, especially younger women in Lagos State, in touch with opportunities for self development and empowerment, which has been a focus of her work since 2008.

New Video: Beyonce - 1+1

Registration for Roc Da Mic closes 30th September 2011

The Registration for Roc Da Mic Reality Show, closes 30th September 2011. For more information, go to www.rocdamic.com.ng. Will keep you posted on the audition dates...

Friday 26 August 2011

President Jonathan Speak on Suicide Attack on UN Building

"By today's attack, we are once again reminded of the international character of terrorism and its indiscriminate targeting of innocent civilians, I affirm Nigeria's determination to continue to play its part in the global effort to eradicate the scourge of terrorism in all its ramifications." - GEJ. #talktalk

Meanwhile, not to cause any panic o, but there's a broadcast I got that I feel I should share. We might have nothing to fear in Lagos, but just in case, let's all be security conscious. This group can obviously strike at any time and any place. RIP to all those who lost their lives today. May God keep us all safe. Read the broadcast after the cut...

Mercy Johnson and Prince Odi's traditional wedding pics

 Another pic after the cut...More pics coming...

Kefee Opens For Indie Arie at Chicago Fiesta

Sapele-born artiste, Irikefe Obareki aka Kefee is preparing for the performance of her life as she gets the unenviable task of opening the stage for American soul singer India Arie at the African Festival of the Arts, Chicago (AFA).

With her performance, Kefee would join the exclusive club of music greats to fly the African banner on the AFA platform like Angelique Kidjo and Hugh Masekela. 

Breaking News: UN Building in Abuja Bombed

My sources *cough* sources ko just informed me that the UN Building in Abuja has been bombed. The bomb blast supposedly occurred at about 10.30 am this morning. Injured people were seen being transported to the hospital.

If you live in Abuja, can you confirm this?

Gaddafi was obsessed with Condoleezza Rice. Photographs of her found in his lair

A bizarre photograph album filled page to page with pictures of Condoleezza Rice has been found at the compound of Colonel Gaddafi after it was seized by rebels, who ransacked the lair.

Colonel Gaddafi had previously hinted at a serious admiration for Miss Rice. In an interview with Al-Jazeera television in 2007, he said at the time:
'I support my darling black African woman. I admire and am very proud of the way she leans back and gives orders to the Arab leaders. ... Leezza, Leezza, Leezza. ... I love her very much. I admire her, and I'm proud of her, because she's a black woman of African origin.'
The following year, Gaddafi and Rice had an opportunity to meet when the secretary of state paid a historic visit to Libya.

Read more

Brila FM 88.9 Sports Journalist Jibola Oni Dies at 27

The very vibrant sportscaster, (nick name Lukas Podolskias) died on Monday August 22 in his home town in Ekiti State, after battling with hepatitis C - a disease of the liver. Jibola was just 27. May his soul rest in peace...amen.

Koga Entertainment All Set For Top 10 Mic Concert

Unveils 2face, MI, Femi Kuti, Sir Shina Peters, Obesere and others as artistes for the concert
Fun lovers in Lagos can now excitedly countdown to the end of the year as the biggest show of the year tagged TOP 10 MIC and featuring the Top 10 Nigerian artistes together in a live concert is now set to hold on December 23, 2011 at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos courtesy KOGA Entertainment, the big name in Nigeria entertainment. 

Pictures from the premiere of Lilian Bach's new movie, Eletan

Actress/Producer Lilian Bach premiered her movie, Eletan, on Sunday 21st August at Silverbird Galleria, Lagos. Instead of a red carpet, it was an Afri-carpet, a first in Nollywood. More pics when you continue.

Rebels in Libya are killing black Africans

The rebels in Libya are killing any one who have black skin and they tell the world that they are killing Gaddafi Mercenaries.

One Turkish construction worker told the BBC: "We had 70-80 people from Chad working for our company. They were cut dead with pruning shears and axes, attackers saying: 'You are providing troops for Gaddafi.' The Sudanese were also massacred. We saw it for ourselves."

One man was seen shouting on Sky TV yesterday "I am a Nigerian immigrant stranded in Libya, help me!”
South Africa has already started evacuating its people, GEJ should do the same abeg. There are hundreds of thousands of Nigerians in that country, only God knows how many have been executed.

Beauty of the day: Ronke Apampa

The ex-model, TV presenter/producer and business woman is a joy to look at...

Sunny Neji Shooting New Video In India

The crooner is currently in India to shoot the video for his new single 'Lovey Dovey', off his new album, 'Timeless'.

Thursday 25 August 2011

Actress Adaora Ukoh involved in car accident

The beautiful actress and TV presenter was involved in an auto accident yesterday which left her Nissan SUV damaged, but she's fine.

Photo credit: Stella's blog

I never signed any divorce papers, Odi and I are still married - Lovely Okojie

I just spoke with Lovely Okojie and below are her exact words
Odi and I are divorced? (laughs). I never signed any divorce papers. No member of my family signed any divorce papers. In fact there was no court hearing on Tuesday August 23. There was a hearing last week Wednesday where my father, sister, and lawyer represented me, but the case was postponed to Monday August 22. My family members didn't show up on that day. So who signed the divorce papers? Also how can a court in Edo State divorce us when we got married in Italy? The only way Odi can divorce me is to go to the courts in Italy after a 3-year official separation or ask Italy to transfer the case to Nigeria, which I have told him to do, but he would rather bribe a court in Nigeria to dissolve the marriage, which is not legally binding. If we are truly divorced, tell him to produce the divorce certificate...
Continue to read...

Rihanna Kinda Responds to Sex Tape Allegations

Porn Magazine, Hustler, claims to have a sex tape featuring Rihanna and her Roc Nation label mate J. Cole.
"Hustler are in possession of the Rihanna and J-Cole tape," said a rep for the adult company. "We have seen it and we do not know what we are going to do with it yet."
J-Cole opened for Rihanna on her 2011 Loud tour and in turn she made a cameo in his music video, Can't Get Enough.
So far, the tweet above is the only response Rihanna has given to the claim...though sources close to her say there's no sex tape...

Mercy Johnson's fiance secures divorce from estranged wife

Mercy Johnson's PR agency, Big Sam just confirmed to me that Prince Odianosen Okojie has formally divorced his estranged wife, Lovely Okojie.

According to BigSam, the divorce was finalized on Tuesday 23 August, 2011, at the Igueben Area Customary Court, in Benin, Edo State.

Mercy and Odi's court wedding which was scheduled for today didn't hold. They are skipping that part and concentrating on the traditional and white wedding which will hold tomorrow and next respectively. The venues? It's guarded, sorry...:-). Only close friends and family are privy to that information. All the best to Mercy and Odi.

Will bring you Lovely's side of all this later...

Moammar Gaddafi wanted dead or alive, kill Gaddafi, get $1.3m

Col. Moammar Gaddafi, was yesterday declared wanted “dead or alive” by the rebels who seized his home on Tuesday, ending his 42 year rule.

The National Transition Council, the rebels’ highest decision-making body, yesterday declared that a $1.3m bounty will be paid to whoever handed Gaddafi or his corpse in.

Nobody knows where Gaddafi is right now. So when are you leaving for Libya? lol

Nigerian Responds to Ghanaian Group FOKN BOIZ Diss Song

This is a song by an unknown Nigerian, in response to the FOKN BOIZ of Ghana who released a track tittled: Thank God We're Not A Nigerians!

The artist intends that a dialogue using music, humour, historical and philosophical tones will melt the simmering tension/ envy/ jealousy between Ghanians and Nigerians. Increase the PEACE!

The lyrics of Thank God We're Not Ghanaians, after the cut...

BasketMouth is Face of Dana Air

The comedian recently signed a classified one year deal as the face of Dana airline. Basketmouth is thrilled about the deal:
I feel good about it, I am still surprised about it though, that is one aspect of the industry I never knew I could invade.When I got the mail from Dana, I was overwhelmed as it was about the same time I got the mail from MTV Base to host the Big Friday Show amongst other things that came through. It has been a good year.
For me Linda, it's been a crazy day. Very hectic. Sorry my news is coming late. I have a terrible headache, I should be sleeping, but I got to blog...

You're blabbing Linda, get off this post

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Is World's 87th Most Powerful Woman

Former World Bank MD and current Minister of Finance, 57 year old Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was named the 87th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.The only Nigerian in the list.

Read it here 

Obiora Obiwon Releases “Songs from T.R2012” August 28th

Secular musician turned urban gospel artiste Obiora Obiwon returns with three new singles from his forthcoming third album entitled “T.R2012”. T.R2012 poses to be the sequel to the successful 2009 sophomore “The Rebirth”.

He explains in his own words, “I felt I had so much to say and express musically on ‘The Rebirth’ which wasn’t said or heard enough, hence the urge to turn it up a notch and find more expression in a sequel”.

Power Supply Drops by 1,000mw

Nigerian power supply has dropped by 1,000mw. 
The development has thrown Lagos State into almost complete darkness as electricity supply to the state, which hovers around 700 megawatts under normal situation, dropped drastically last night, while Abeokuta was also adversely affected. - Thisday
Our Government is attributing the drop to “sabotage leak”. I see!

Kim Kardashian the bride

Kim Kardashian poses, without her husband, on the cover of this week’s People magazine in her stunning ivory custom-made strapless wedding dress by Vera Wang. The magazine published the official wedding photos after buying the rights for the exclusive photographs for $1.5million.

Kim and Kris are currently on a short break in Europe before they relocate to New York starting a new life as husband and wife.

Meanwhile, Us Weekly reported yesterday that guests at the wedding said Kris Humphries parents looked appalled through out the ceremony. And as the wedding was taking place, internet views for Kim's sex tape topped 2 million.

To read more juicy details and see more photos, then go to www.people.com.

The Big Friday Show Pranks Wizkid

Will Smith caught Jada and Marc Anthony in family home?

That's the cover of InTouch magazine, which was released yesterday, making a series of claims about Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith's marriage, even alleging Will caught Jada and her Hawthorne co-star, (Marc Anthony joined the cast of Jada's TV show Hawthorne last year) together in one of their homes in Los Angeles.

Meanwhile, Will and Jada looked happy as they stepped out in Malibu yesterday. (Pic on the right).
Do you believe InTouch?

Wednesday 24 August 2011

Vote for Zara - The Flyest Aboko ku

To all lovers of good music and supporters of hard work, Zara Gretti needs your support to clench her first award after years of various nominations. Her most recent solo effort "Aboko Ku" produced by Spankie has catapulted her to new grounds and given her this much deserved nomination - Most Promising Act in 2011 at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards. Please vote and ask your friends and their friends to as well.

An Update from Lola Talabi Oni, the lady who was harrassed by CBD officials

Read a message from Lola below...

Thanks to everyone who’s called, emailed, or otherwise commented and shown their concern and outrage at my ordeal in the hands of CBD agents. 

I spent the better part of yesterday Tuesday, August 23, at the office of Ms. Derin Disu, the Special Adviser, Central Business District.  I appreciate that she did meet with me, last minute and without an appointment.  I did iterate my ordeal in the hands of CBD agents last week, submitted an official complaints letter, and photocopies of both the complaints letter and all receipts involved were promptly taken by Ms. Disu’s office and signed by her in my presence.  She called in a man referred to as DFA.  I don’t know what DFA stands for but I assume he is an assistant to her in these matters. 

FaceTalk: A professional/personal make-up workshop

When BEAUTY meets POISE = it's CLASS!
This professional/personal make-up workshop, which will take place September 10 2011 at Sheraton Hotel, brings an interestingly innovative twist to the Art of Beauty.

Tagged: Poise & Elegance. The workshop is for every woman desiring to step up her CLASS and also an Empowering platform for Entrepreneurs (the 1 week pro class).

MBGN Universe 2011, Sophie Gemal, in Brazil for Miss Universe pageant

MBGN Universe 2011, 22year old Sophie Gemal, is currently in Brazil for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will hold September 12, 2011

To vote for her, go here

Do you want to see 'badt' thing?

If you want to see bad thing, then continue...but please, guys only! *cough*

One-limbed pretty girl dance to Dbanj's Oliver Twist. Unbelievable!

I don't know how she was able to do that with one limb. Beautiful to watch. God is great!

Dora Akunyili debunks erecting N150m home on NAFDAC land

There were reports recently alleging that Former NAFDAC Boss, Mrs Dora Akunyili, built a N150million home on a portion of land the Agulu community of Anambra state gave to NAFDAC during her tenure. (Read it here if you missed it). Well Mrs Akunyili says it's not true. Here's what she told reporters
How can I tarnish my reputable image by snatching pieces of land that do not belong to me? Even if I want to steal, would it be land? That land was Agulu dump site three quarters away. And do you know that the Agulu land was given to NAFDAC because of me? NAFDAC did not pay a kobo. Why would I steal from it? If I'd wanted to steal $1million every day in NAFDAC, I would have made it without blinking an eye. How much does land cost that I would now acquire another man's own? And you know land to my people is like oil. You can't take their land because you are rich. They have to either willingly give it to you or you pay for it. You can't just grab it without their consent.
 Well, that's it then!

Strauss-Kahn accuser, Nafissatou Diallo, to face deportation hearings

Nafissatou Dialo, 32, will likely face deportation hearings after prosecutors said she admitted lying on her application for asylum
"Lying on sworn statements is almost a guarantee the case will be reopened," an immigration lawyer said yesterday. "She's going to have a hard time."

She left her country Guinea for the US in 2004 after claiming she was gang raped in her country.

They are probably trying to get rid of her.

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