Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 09/04/2011 - 09/11/2011





Saturday 10 September 2011

Angelina Jolie's Purse ...Loves it!

The actress carried a gold Louis Vuitton handcuff clutch which is attached to her arm by a chunky metallic cuff and large chain, at an event today. So innovative and classy. Loves it!

Exclusive photos from late Christy Essien Igbokwe's church sevice in Lagos and arrival in Awka

L-R Chief Ben Obi, Chief Edwin Igbokwe, Anambra state Governor Dr Peter Obi with members of the Christy's burial planing commitee
More photos when you continue...

Battered BeatFM staff Adewunmi Oyekanmi releases official statement

My name is Adewunmi Oyekanmi, news editor with the Beat 99.9 Fm. 
An incident occurred at my work place within the early hours of the 8th of Sep 2011 between myself and another member of staff which has been blown out of proportion in the media.

I have been wrongfully quoted in various blogs and magazines, but this will be my first official statement and the last, so please disregard anything you might have seen, heard or read.

The incident in question has been dealt with to my satisfaction by the Management of Megalectrics, operators of The Beat 99.9 Fm, in a swift and conclusive manner.

Beat 99.9FM Programmes Director, Olisa Adibua Batters Colleague

The incident, which some people are trying to cover up, occurred early Thursday morning, Sept 8, 2011.

Here's what happened - from an inside source. Olisa Adibua, who is the Programmes Director for Beat 99.9 Fm and Naija FM and an OAP on Beat 99.9 Fm (Morning Rush - every morning Monday - Friday), came back to the office from the industry night event which he attended, found Adewunmi Oyekanmi, who is the night news editor at Naija Fm, sleeping on the couch and attacked him.

The young university undergraduate decided to catch some rest after doing his duties as a night news editor. Prior to the incident he had been warned by Olisa not to sleep on the couch in the office, and on this fateful early morning, he decided to catch a few winks. According to Dewunmi, he was woken by a heavy object hitting his head.
Olisa Adibua
Opening his eyes, he saw Olisa raining blows on him, kicking him and even smashed his phone on the ground, trampling it with his heel. Olisa also ripped his shirt off his body and kicked him off the premises of the office by 3am in the morning. Dewunmi was at the security post when members of staff resumed at dawn. 

And guess what Olisa's punishment was for the assault? Four weeks suspension. But then he was back hosting the Beat Fm Party which held just yesterday.

There is no way in hell you will physically assault and brutally beat up someone like this and get away with it. No way! Please continue reading...

Video: Kanye West & D’Banj Full Live Performance!

Christy Essien-Igbokwe to be Buried Today

The Lady of Songs who died on June 30 2011, will be buried today at Awka, the Anambra state capital after a week-long of activities to honour her.

Her public lying in state held on Thursday September 8, 2011 at the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos and the commendation service held yesterday at the Archbishop Vinning Memorial Anglican Cathedral, GRA, Ikeja. 

Response to Sahara Reporters Story: WikiLeaks: Okonjo-Iweala Ferried $50 Million Jobs To Brother

Yesterday, Sahara Reporters put up a story on Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Find it here. The minister has seen it and denies the story. She says it's a smear campaign and her office has released a response to the story. Read it below...
This reference to Dr Okonjo-Iweala in this story lacks substance and credibility. It is based on two sentences in the Wikileaks cable uttered by an unidentified person alleging that Dr Okonjo-Iweala “steered” contracts worth $50m contract to her brother for “consulting work” in 2004.
First, the minister has no brother called Jon-Jon, as the alleged “brother” is identified in the story.
 Second, no brother of the minister was awarded any such “consulting” contract for as alleged.

Friday 9 September 2011

Question of the day

What is the most Googled word ever?
1. Sex
2. Love
3. Money
4. Weight

Don't go Google it, just guess...

The Game Says 50 Cent is Gay! No way!!!

In an interview a few days ago, The Game said there were quite a number of gay men in hip hop and insisted that they come out of the closet. 

Gossip website TMZ picked up the story and accused The Game of being homophobic. The rapper said he isn't homophobic, that in fact he's had a few gay friends...including 50 Cent. 

50 Cent? Nooooooooooo! I don't believe it! The tweet when you continue...

King Sunny Ade's son goes into music, starts record label

His name is Sunday Adegeye junior and he's a Sociology undergraduate of the University of Lagos. Sunday has decided to pitch his tent in the entertainment industry just like his father but this time as an entrepreneur. He just started a record label - Take Over Records - with a partner and has already started signing artists.

Nigerian Islamic court sentences two to amputation

An Islamic sharia court in Nigeria has sentenced two men to amputation at their right wrists for stealing a bull, with the amputation to be carried out in public if it is given final approval.

The sharia court in the village of Nassarawan Mailayi in the northern state of Zamfara on Thursday ordered that Auwalu Abubaka, 23, and Lawalli Musa, 22, have their right hands chopped off for stealing a bull worth 130,000 naira ($867, 628 euros).

Spot the Difference...:-)

Left: is Mama Nothing Spoil and right is Mercy Oyebo. And yes, they are one and the same.

For those who aren't familiar with her, Mama Nothing Spoil was a very popular character played by Mercy Oyebo and she had a partner - Papa Nothing Spoil - and what they did was basically give undiluted advice on everything from relationships, to finance and spiritual problems etc in a comical way. Their show aired for many years and Mercy Oyebo would make herself up to look like an elderly woman, but that's the real person in the pic on the right. Wonderful!

Another Family of Eight Wiped Out in Jos

Two weeks ago, a family of eight was killed in Jos. Last week, another family of eight murdered in cold blood...and believe it or not, same tragic event occured today; another family of eight wiped out in Jos.

The recent attack happened in the early hours of this morning when over 30 Fulani herdsmen dressed in black descended on Foron village in Barkinladi LGA and started killing people.

Among the casualties was a family of 8, including a visitor who came to the family. The gruesome pic when you continue...

Note: I said gruesome pic, if you don't have the stomach for it, don't look. If you look and come back here to If you insult me, I will insult my own back. *Be warned* 

D’Banj, M.I, Naeto C, Wizkid, for MTN Power of 10 Concert

Nigerian music superstars, D’Banj, Naeto C and M.I have are set to take part in MTN’s Power of 10 Concert. MTN Power of 10 Concert is a 10 city concert celebrating MTN’s decade of mobile telecommunication services in Nigeria.
The Power of 10 Concert would last for a month as it moves round the country. The musical celebration starts on September 9th and will end on October 9th 2011 in Lagos. The ten cities include; Lagos, Makurdi, Enugu, Calabar, Port- Harcourt, Ilorin, Abuja, Owerri, Benin and Ibadan. 

Photos from the late Christy Essien Igbokwe's Nite Of Stars tribute

Alariwo, Sunny Neji and Sir Shina Peters
Ras Kimono performing on stage
The event held on Tuesday Sept 6 at Niteshift Colliseum. More pics when you continue...

Thursday 8 September 2011

Will Smith and Trey Songz? Lol, #storystory!

From the National Enquirer...
Recent reports claimed that in early August, Will, 42, surprised Jada, 39, at the couple's Calabasas, Calif., mansion and discovered her with her "HawthoRNe" co-star, Marc Anthony, who recently split from Jennifer Lopez. The celebrity couple strongly denied the report.

And now, tongues are wagging that Will is enjoying a "bromance" with R&B artist Trey Songz, who's been the subject of gay whispers himself.

Majid Michel as Osama Bin Laden or Wole Soyinka?

They say it's Osama, for a new movie he's starring in; but it looks more like Wole Soyinka to me...abi, what do you think?

Some of these Nollywood/Ghollywood people and their 1+1=3 attitude...:-)

Beauty is Always in Vogue: Step Up Your Class!

Participants should be ready for a detailed Poise & Makeup class from leading experts in the field,in the most relaxing& friendly atmosphere.

makeup,headgear,skincare,lash fixing, etiquette/poise,tweezing and brow grooming.

Other Highlights include;
*Free brush sets for 1st 10 ladies
*One-on-one session during practical.
*2 tea breaks and a fully served buffet lunch
*A friendly& relaxed learning environment
*Goody bags
*Follow up after the event.
Reg fee: #10,000 only.
Venue: Sheraton hotel Ikeja.
Date: 10th of Sep 2011.
Time 10am-5pm. Call for more info; 08023465653, 018114307

Russian Plane Crash Kills Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Ice Hockey Team

Stefan Liv, Olympic gold medal winner and Sweden's national ice hockey team goalkeeper was among those who died in the plane crash
Rescuers seen at the crash site of Russian Yak-42 jet near the city of Yaroslavl, on the Volga River about 150 miles northeast of Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011.
Russia is in mourning after almost the entire team of a top ice hockey club, including several foreign stars, died in a plane crash that killed 43 people.

The medium-range Yak-42 aircraft crashed and burst into flames shortly after takeoff from an airport near Yaroslavl in western Russia at about 4pm local time yesterday Wednesday Sept 7. It was carrying the city's Lokomotiv ice hockey team to a match in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, scheduled for Thursday night.

Beauty of the day: Chinenye Ezurike - Miss Nigeria USA 2011

Miss Chinenye Ezurike, the winner of Miss Nigeria USA 2011 Pageant, will represent Nigeria in the annual Miss Africa USA Pageant, and she’ll compete with 57 representative of other African Countries for the coveted crown and title.

Chinenye plans to create and raise awareness about HIV/AIDS in Africa and USA especially among women and youths. She is a Senior at Eastern Illinois University, where she’s majoring in Family and Consumer Science and minoring in Business Administration.

Someone pls explain what our President just wrote on his FB page

Last Friday I launched a comprehensive database on all Vehicles in Nigeria designed to link every vehicle to its owner/operator such that vehicles can be traced within seconds. This is part of proactive steps we are taking as part of a review of our national security architecture to lay greater emphasis on intelligence and citizens' participation in security surveillance. Terrorism has no conscience and spares no one. We must stand together against terror in its destructive manifestations. GEJ

Can you break it down please? Thank you...:-)

Video: A Penalty Shot So Terrible That It's Actually Against The Rules

The kick attempt was so bad that the Algerian striker received a yellow card. Lmao!. Watch!

Agbani Darego tries new look

Once a fine girl, always a fine girl!...:-)

Nigerian Women Among Victims of Gang Rape by Libyan Rebels in Refugee Camps

When the sun sets on the refugee camp for black Africans that has sprung up at the marina in this town six miles west of Tripoli, the women here brace for the worst.

The rebels who ring the camp suddenly open fire. Then they race into the camp, shouting "gabbour, gabbour" - Arabic for whore - and haul away young women, residents say.
"You should be here in the evening, when they come in firing their guns and taking people," one woman from Nigeria said Wednesday as she recounted the nightly raids on the camp. "They don't use condoms, they use whatever they can find," she said, pointing to a discarded plastic bag in a pile of trash. As she spoke, other women standing nearby nodded in agreement. 

Please these women need to come back home. Nigeria is not so bad that they'd rather be refugees in Libya than free souls in their country. #what'sthat?

Read more

Golden Gates Building Sold Just Four Years After Owner's Death

Just four years after the death of Golden Gates Restaurant owner and philanthropist, Chief Solomon Ayoku, his family members, for reasons best known to them, have sold the The Golden Gates building located on Alfred Rewane Road (former Kingsway Rd), Ikoyi, to some foreign investors. I hear Sony Ericsson Company are the new owners.

Video: Check out Uche Jombo's closet on Jara TV

Domestic Violence Awareness Walk: Titi Arowolo in Mind

Yesterday Sept 7, 2011, some men and women remembered all victims of domestic violence and especially late Titi Arowolo by walking in their honour in an awareness walk against domestic violence organized by Project Alert and a network of NGOs.

Two groups walked simultaneously yesterday: The Island group walked from Falomo roundabout through Awolowo Rd to City Mall, while the mainland group walked from Maryland to Mobolaji Bank Anthony to police college, Ikeja.

Domestic violence is not a private matter, it is a public issue, it is a crime. Let's talk more about it. And my blog is available to anyone who wants to share their story or expose their violent partners...

More pics of the walk when you continue..

Lagos state shuts DSTV Office over unpaid N150 million tax

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday, shut down the head office of Multi Choice, Nigeria, owners of DSTV Cable Television over unremitted tax of about N150 million.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the office was shut down by officials of the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS), after the organisation failed to remit the money to the government.

Wednesday 7 September 2011

New Naija Movie Titled Lady Gaga

Ha, Nollywood! Wetin person no go see and hear? lol. First Beyonce and Rihanna; now Lady Gaga? LMAO! And is that Oge Okoye and Funke Akindele?

In America Premieres Tomorrow

In America, starring Jimmy Jean-Louis from “phat girls”, is the story of the inspiring friendship between two young women, Sade George and Sonya Muhammad. Sade is an “illegal immigrant”, a medical student from one of Nigerian universities, who abandoned her education in the fourth year and seized the scant opportunity to flee her birth land for the perceived opportunities in America.
What happens when the lives of these two young women cross? The result is a soul-touching friendship that tests the limits of political laws and redefines human dedication.

In America will premiere tomorrow Thursday, 8th of September, at Genesis Deluxe Cinemas, The Palms Shopping Mall, by 6pm. In America is the 2011 winner of AMAA Best Film for African Abroad

Ouch! Lil Wayne 's Album Beats Jay Z and Kanye West's Album

The official numbers are in and Lil Wayne and and his new album 'Tha Carter IV' smashed The Throne's short lived iTunes first week sales record and went nearly platinum first week.

'Tha Carter IV' was downloaded a staggering 300,000 times from iTunes in only three days while it took 'Watch the Throne' a full week to reach those numbers.

According to Nielsen Soundscan 'Tha Carter IV' sold 964,000 copies in the first week landing Weezy at #1 on the Billboard charts.

Jay Z and Kanye West's 'Watch the Throne' slid down to #4 this week after selling 80k units, bringing their total sales to 780k.

WikiLeaks names ex-first lady, others as oil thieves

New United States Government cables published by whistleblower, WikiLeaks, have identified a former first lady (names withheld), unnamed highly placed Nigerians, senior military officers, Lebanese, Iranian, British and American businessmen as oil thieves. The cables claim that they all played active roles in the illegal bunkering business in the Niger Delta.

The cables also put the huge loss that the country sustained from illegal bunkering at about 91million barrels of oil per annum.

áwon olé...continue reading...

Beat 99.9 FM Presents: the Beat of Lagos Party

It will take place this Friday 9th September 2011 at Landmark Village, Oniru off Ligali Ayorinde, VI, Lagos. Red carpet starts 6pm.

Beat listeners abroad can also be part of the event through www.hibuzz.com. All you have to do is log on to www.hibuzz.com/live and follow instructions...

LFA styles Funke Akindele in $100,000 worth of diamond jewelery

Liam Fashion Agency styles Funke Akindele in $100,000 worth of diamond Jewelry from RAFAELLO&CO (favourite Jewelry company of the Hollywood stars), at the Return Of Jenifa movie premier hosted by NEA in New York city. Total style package, hair/make-up, outfit, shoes and accessories by Liam fashion agency. 

Bracelet-$60,000. Ring-$25,000.Earing-$15,000. More when you continue...

Femi and Seun Kuti to perform on stage together again?

They've only done it once before, at the Roskilde Festival this year and I hear they are about to do it again. Fela's oldest and youngest sons, Femi and Seun Kuti, (who have never really been close) will most probably be performing alongside each other at a show in October tagged, Dynasty Showdown, in preparation for Felabration, an annual week-long concert held to celebrate the life and times of Fela.

Femi and Seun Kuti on stage together for the first time in Nigeria? You can't miss it!

Help Kemi Survive Cancer

The lady in the pic above is Kemi and she's battling colorectal cancer and needs your help to survive.

For the past twenty months, Kemi has been in and out of several hospitals in the U.S. to diagnose and effectively determine the best care for her. She is now scheduled to receive numerous therapeutic regimens from oncologists in Chennai, India. As you know, cancer is emotionally, mentally and physically draining. Moreover, colorectal cancer is very painful and her ailment has been complicated given that the tumor has locally advanced to a regional area. She urgently needs treatment. Kemi and her family have been battling various complications but they have humbly asked for your help.

To read more about her and donate to help her survive, please go here
God bless you all.

Our Days Mag publisher calls off wedding over fiancee's infidelity

Funmi and Yomi
You read some stories and you are like, you gotta share this story. More people got to read this...here's one of such stories, written by Faith Omitoyinbo of Encomium Magazine. Read below...
The publisher of Our Days Magazine, Yomi Agbaje, has every reason to be in a pensive mood at the moment. The woman that meant the world to him has taken a walk into the arms of a millionaire businessman. Yomi and his heartthrob, Funmi Maxwell, who is now with the money bag, were supposed to walk down the aisle in a few weeks before the devastating blow came from Funmi.
Continue reading after the cut...

Over 200 Nigerians Detained in Libya

“So far, we have over 200 Nigerians being detained in various parts of Libya. We do not know their fate. We are praying that they will not be killed like other black migrant workers. The general pattern is that the rebels mount roadblocks and everytime black people are sighted in a bus, they will quickly arrest them and hound them into various cells in the city." Daramola Siji, spokesman for trapped Nigerians in Tripoli. - The Nation

Someone should please pass this news to our Foreign Affairs Minister, thanks

Ofunneka Molokwu Delivers Baby Girl in Australia

The BBA runner-up, who got married to her Australia-based doctor hubby, Dr Joe Chika Anyanwu in December 2010, gave birth to a beautiful baby girl last month in Australia. The baby's name is Ngozi Onyekachi Anyanwu. Congrats Ofunneka!

Mother dresses 3year old girl as prostitute in Toddlers and Tiaras pageant

In an upcoming episode of  Toddlers and Tiaras, a woman dressed her 3yr old daughter, Paisley, as a prostitute, mimicking Julia Roberts' character from hit movie, Pretty Woman. Some mothers are appalled by it. Are you? Check out the video below...

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