Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 11/06/2011 - 11/13/2011





Saturday 12 November 2011

Nigerian Taxi Driver Murdered in Washington DC After Dispute Over 75 Cents

40 yr old Nigerian cab driver, Domingo Ezirike, was shot and killed on Oct 22, at approximately 3.35am (early hours) by 20-year-old Rashad Terrell Slye after the two had a dispute over 75 cent cab fare. Mr  Ezirike is survived by a wife and three little girls. Watch the video for the full report of the incident after the cut...

Actor Ayo Badmus badly beaten by political thugs

The actor tells Vanguard exactly what happened to him on that unfortunate day during the Sallah holidays.
It’s true that I was beaten and almost killed by the thugs guarding the Chairman of Oshodi L.G.A. My wife, my brother and myself went to pay a courtesy to my boss, Tunde Kelani on the Salah day. When we got there, I went round to greet people and when I got to where the Oshodi L.G.A Chairman sat, I wanted to shake him when his brother said I ought to have prostrated.I didn’t reply him even when he started insulting me, saying actors are stupid and useless. I made to leave when suddenly, I saw a group of thugs, numbering up to  twenty  pounced on me and started beating me up.

Friday 11 November 2011

Amber Rose is the new face of Smirnoff Vodka

Amber Rose is the new face of Smirnoff's new Fluffed Marshmallow and Whipped Cream flavored vodka. Love the ads...

Thousands Show up for Lagos Auditions of Nigerian Idol Season II

It was a spectacular showcase of talents as Nigeria’s biggest music reality show Nigerian Idol held its final Season II auditions at the Dream Studios in Lagos. From Friday November4 to Sunday November 6, thousands of young talents trooped in to take a shot at being the next Nigerian Idol.

Government to fight Boko Haram, others with N10b gadgets

With the installation of a N10 billion equipment nearing completion, the Federal Government is stepping up its anti-terrorism battle, it was learnt yesterday.

The project, which is coming under the National Public Security Communication System, according to sources, is to be completed before the end of this month.

It is fashioned along the line of the Global System of Telecommunications (GSM). 

Tweets of the day

This guy can rant sha...:-)

Day after wedding: Groom murders elder brother

Susupect - Charles Eliemenye
When 46-year-old Alexander Eliemenye, a Customs officer stationed in Niger State, travelled to Lagos where his family lived, and then proceeded to his hometown, Asaba, Delta State, to attend his younger brother’s wedding ceremony, little did the father of three know that he was embarking on a journey of no return.

To prove his brotherly love for a younger sibling, the late Eliemenye embarked on the trip for the wedding with a live goat, a bag of rice, carton of fish, among other gift items for Charles, a brother whom he accommodated for many years, fed and helped secured a paying job. A day after the nuptial rites, Eliemenye was stabbed to death by his newly wedded younger brother, Charles.

New Video: Mr. Kool ft. 2face Idibia - Say Say Say

Countdown to Face of Sleek Nigeria 2011

The much anticipated Face of Sleek Nigeria 2011 will be taking place on Sunday November 27, 2011 at Harbour Point, Victoria Island, Lagos. Its an exclusive black tie event at which the ultimate winner of the nationwide model search is selected and crown.
This year’s fantastic prize package is worth over N4m and includes a brand new car, an all-expense paid trip to the UK to take part in the London Fashion Week. There will also be holidays to London or Paris for the winners of S.Studio and Style Star categories and one year supply of Sleek Studio hair and makeup products.

Veteran actor Enebeli Elebuwa down with stroke

The veteran actor has been down with stroke for over a month now. He's bedridden and currently receiving treatment at St Luke's Hospital, Yaba. I hear he needs financial assistance and the Actors' Guild of Nigeria is doing something about. God be with him.

Photos From The $12million Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

The show, which cost $12million to put together, held at the Lexington Avenue Armory in New York City on November 9, 2011. 

Continue to enjoy more photos...especially the guys...*wink*

Actor Jim Iyke in court over N15 million fraud - 234next

A report from 234next.com
Film actor, Jim Iyke, 35, was on Thursday arraigned before an Abuja Chief Magistrates' Court charged with N15 million fraud. 
The Police Prosecutor, Mr Chijoke Okezie, told the court that on Aug. 8, Habiba Abubakar wrote a petition to the Inspector General of Police (IG) to investigate the fraud.
He said that investigation into the case revealed that the accused, a resident of Sunnyville Estate, Abuja, deceived Abubakar into acquiring 15 per cent equity shares to the tune of N15 million from his company, Untamed Records Ltd.

The reason D'Banj didn't go to Channel O Awards

The Channel O Awards is taking place tonight and our very own Koko master will be getting two awards. Most gifted artist and a Special Recognition Award. Unfortunately D'banj won't be there to receive the award...he's not in SA, he's in Nigeria.

I hear D'Banj and his crew planned to storm the award, where he was also billed to perform, but on getting to the airport yesterday to travel to SA, they discovered that the Channel O Awards organisers had gotten him an economy ticket, instead of at least a business class ticket, which I guess he's accustomed to. So he and his crew turned back

But the two parties are saying it was mostly a communication break down...D'Banj had been placed on a wait list for a business class ticket but the flights were fully booked for days etc etc...

So since he won't be there live, the Channel O people went to his Lekki home to record an acceptance speech which will be aired during the show when his award is announced.

Was D'Banj right to refuse to fly Economy? I don't know...I kind support him on this sha...he's definitely earned the right to fly first class. But if it were me, no economy ticket will stop me from attending a show where I'm being honored...but that's me..:-)

Thursday 10 November 2011

Do you like this Louboutin ‘lion paw’ pumps?

The pumps, very sparkly, hairy versions of a 'lion's paws', are from Louboutin's Fall/Winter 2011 collection. The toe of the light brown shoe is split into four protruding segments with a black, jewelled talon on each section. The stiletto heel is also clad in yellow crystals. 

You like?

Soul fiesta at Shalamar Reunion! Nigerian Idol’s Jeffrey Daniels joins group at London’s O2 Arena

On 29 October, Jeffrey Daniel led one of Soul’s biggest groups of all time Shalamar in a reunion concert to a large audience of fans at the O2 arena in London. Joining him were original member Howard Hewett and new member Carolyn Griffey who is also the daughter of Shalamar’s creator Richard Griffey. “We had a wonderful time,” says Jeffrey Daniel, “I enjoy doing my thing on stage and it is always an honour to perform as part of Shalamar."

Armed Robbers Invade Olabisi Onabanjo University

Armed robbers this morning invaded the Olabisi Onabanjo University in Ogun state, robbing several people and killing at least one person.

The robbers, who operated in two buses and a car, targeted Oceanic bank, other banks and businesses in the University premises. They operated for almost an hour and left several people injured before they left.

Boko Haram menace is a temporary setback - President Jonathan

A message to you all from your dear president...he made this statement at the Presidential dialogue with Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of global corporations on Nigerian’s political leadership at the 17th Nigerian Economic Summit (NES) in Abuja today. Enjoy...
Terrorism is a global phenomenon. We are very much aware of what happened in England during the IRA uprising. We are doing all we can to bring the issue to an end. The issue of Boko Haram that we are experiencing today in Nigeria is nothing new globally. Most countries of the world had experienced terrorist attacks in their long history. These are temporary challenges we have and definitely we shall get over it.

Nia Long and Ime Udoka Welcome Baby Boy

The 41 year old actress gave birth to a bouncing baby boy, Kez Sunday Udoka, on Monday November 7. Kez is Nia's second son. Her oldest son, Massai, is 11 years old. Ime Udoka is a 34 yr old Nigerian-American professional basketball player.

Agbani Darego at the 2011 Miss World Pageant

The ex-Miss World was a judge at the pageant that held last week. Right: with Miss world 2008 and 1976

T.I and Tiny get their own reality show

Their new show is titled T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle...and it premieres December 5 at 9pm on VH1...

Isn't T.I too big to be doing a reality show? I feel TV reality shows are for people who were once famous and trying to remain relevant or people who are looking for fame...

Win Tickets To The Smirnoff Midnight Circus Party!

The show we've all been waiting for is finally here. The Smirnoff Midnight Circus Party is just two days away. It will hold on Saturday 12th of November, 2011 at Landmark Village, Oniru. Time is 7pm.

And I am giving out 10 tickets. They will be electronic tickets that will be sent to your phone. Once you show the text at the gate, you will be allowed in. The text will be sent to you via a special number...so, no, you can't pass it on.

The first ten people to email me their phone numbers will get the electronic tickets sent to their phones before the end of tomorrow. Find my email address and hurry. Don't bother with pleasantries, just give me your first name and phone number...:-)

Check out this 3d painting...

Scary as hell, but so creative...

Nigerian Idol judge, Charly Boy, Goes Looking for Talent on the Streets of Lagos

It was a spectacle never before seen under the bridge at Ikeja on Monday October 7th as a crowd of onlookers - mainly commercial motorcycle operators (okada) gathered to participate in what appeared to be a street talent show. Seated at the judges’ desk at a corner of the road and shouting orders was none other than the ‘Area Fada’ himself, Charles “Charly Boy” Oputa.

Ben Murray Bruce, Timipre Sylva yet to be cleared to contest

The PDP yesterday cleared a second batch of aspirants to contest in the Bayelsa state primary slated for November 19, 2011 and left out the names of incumbent governor, Timipre Sylva, Ben Murray Bruce and former NDDCboss, Timi Alaibe. Those cleared in the second batch are: Doukpala Francis Amaebi, Ekiyegha Fred Korobido and Austin Febo.

But Ben Bruce is still campaigning, so I guess eventually, he will be cleared.

Is this ad sexually provocative?

The U.K.'s self-regulatory Advertising Standards Authority just deemed Dakota Fanning's Marc Jacobs Oh, Lola! perfume ad too "sexually provocative" as well as "irresponsible," concluding that the ads were 'likely to cause serious offense' since Fanning is still a minor. She's 17.

I'm looking at the ad and I don't see anything sexually provocative about it...do you?

Introducing: Nigeria's Rep to the Mr Tourism International in Panama

His name is Izuchukwu Anoliefo. He represented Delta State at the 2011 Mr Ideal Nigeria Pageant and was a runner-up. 23year old, 6 '2' Izu, who is a graduate of computer science from the University of Nigeria, will represent Nigeria at the Mr Tourism International Pageant which will hold in Panama - January 22-29, 2012.

Cute guy...but he should have given us a better view in that second pic naw...*wink*

New Music: Ikechukwu - Bu Lie Oto ft. Xela Xelz

With the solidifying of WFA, return of his brother and fast spitting lyricist, Uzikwendu, a new  artiste/producer Xela and artiste Peter Clarke, Hip hop champ Ikechukwu, fresh off the release of his last album - The Alliance Reconstructed, once again is set to drop another classic club banger wth new single - Bu Lie Oto, produced by Xela.

No doubt he is once again back to rule the speakers in clubs and radio waves. Listen to the new song here

Wednesday 9 November 2011

Rihanna goes hard on a fan (again) lol

A few days ago, Rihanna pregnancy rumors made the rounds on urban websites. Yesterday a random fan called Rihanna out for getting knocked up, and RiRi responded in typical Rihanna fashion...lol
It's official, I love this girl! LMAO

See who inspires Goldie...

And I hear Goldie designs and makes most of her clothes/costumes herself...nice!

This Life!

Heavy D's last tweets. A few hours later...he was also dead! I guess for all of us..time is fleeting...

Shan George's new movie is titled 'Finding Goodluck'

Finding Goodluck? Which one? The one in Aso Rock or...? Nollywood will not kill somebody...lol. Anyway, continue to see the trailer...

Actress Sandra Achums expecting baby no. 4

The Nollywood actress who relocated to Germany many years ago after getting married, already has three children; two girls and a boy. Her fourth baby is expected in the first quarter of next year.

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