Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 03/11/2012 - 03/18/2012





Saturday 17 March 2012

"Nigerian movie producers are all beggars" - Aremu Afolayan

"Nigerian movie producers are not celebrities in Nigeria. We are just traders. We produce movies and give them to marketers who pay us what they like. Forget those of us that drive big cars. Ask them if they bought the cars with money realised from sale of the movies.  It is our fans that feed us. We are all beggars. I own big cars, but I will still tell you that I don’t have money. Fans help us. They call us and tell us they like our movie and ask us to send our bank account number." Actor/producer Aremu Afolayan, was quoted as saying in an interview with Punch today.

Fans dash money to celebs just because they like their work? Enough money to buy 4 big cars? I'll like to know your fans oh, Mr Afolayan...:-)

69yr old man slaughtered and dismembered over land in Anambra

It may take a long while before the lingering crisis between the Umumerenze Umuezebikogu Umuagu clans and their Umuduruekwe counterparts in Anambra State could get any headway. This is hinged more on the alleged murder of one of the principal actors in the dispute, a Francis Ohanebo. For 30 years now, the above families have been engaged in a feud over the ownership of a land in the area but the feud got to a head on Friday, February, 10, 2012.

On that fateful day, the late Ohanebo, 69, was resting in his compound around 8:00 pm, when no fewer than 10 men jumped in, wielding various dangerous weapons. Ohanebo, though reportedly waved their threats aside insisting that his lineage owned the disputed portion of land, his attackers however, were not ready to exchange hot words with him. They already had their briefs. While the old man was trying to raise the alarm, the assailants reportedly swooped on him and inflicted series of cuts on his fragile body.
Ohanebo was thus murdered in his compound in the full glare of some of his hapless relatives.

Graphic content when you continue...

Body of Gbenga Daniel's aide found in river

The body of Wole Olumide, an aide of former governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, was recovered lifeless yesterday night from a river beside the Golf Resort Hotels in Ogun State.

According to reports, the late politician was on his way to the resort when he suddenly asked his driver to pull up beside a bush path. He got out of the car and entered the bush. When he hadn't returned after an hour, his driver raised an alarm, which attracted people around the area. While searching for him, his cap was discovered beside a neaby river, prompting a team of local divers to go into the river, where his lifeless body was found.

Until his death, Wole Olumide was the Apagunpote of Egbaland and chairman of Golf Resort Hotels

Please help save Oke's legs and life

His name is Okeoghene John Igwhiwotho, an ex-student of Federal Government College. He's a diabetic mellitus type 1 and 2 patient and has been bedridden for the past six years, after losing all the toes on both feet, due to injuries he sustained many years ago. Sadly, this has prevented him from completing his university education (he dropped out from OAU). At the moment, his life is at stake and he is in need of surgery urgently.

He was supposed to have the surgery in January 2012, but he has not been able to, because of his inability to raise funds. Oke needs 5million Naira for treatment in India...and needs your help. He can be reached through the phone number, 08063255842. Banke details - Ighiwoto Okeoghene John (0012913007 - GTB). Ighiwoto Okeoghene John (2054468076 - UBA).

Continue to see what happened to his feet. Warning: Graphic content...

Bobby Kristina and adopted brother planning to wed?

A few months ago these two were calling themselves brother and sister on twitter, but there relationship has totally changed. Now there are reports they are planning to elope and get married, after finally going public with their relationship.

Bobbi's grandmother, Cissy Houston, does not approve of the relationship, calling it 'incestuous', but the young couple don't care what anymore thinks. Bobbi is already rocking an engagement ring....

RMD denies reports he took a second wife

RMD and family
There were rumours that the actor turned politician dumped his wife of many years, Jumobi, and married another woman. The actor took to his Twitter page yesterday afternoon to set the record straight.

Two Brides and a Baby: Our Side of the Story - Silverbird Cinemas

Defamatory allegations of fraud against Silverbird Cinemas by Mrs Blessing Effiom Egbe with respect to the Movie - Two Brides and a Baby - The true position

It has come to our  attention  that a certain Mrs. Blessing Effiom Egbe has been making disparaging allegations of fraud and unethical practices against Silverbird Cinemas with respect to the exhibition of the movie ‘Two Brides and a Baby’ which was produced by her. The said Mrs. Egbe has gone to the extent of issuing a press statement dated 28/02/2012 and titled ‘Notification of scam and impending lawsuit’. She has also engaged in a campaign of calumny against Silverbird Cinemas on different social media geared towards inciting public hatred against Silverbird Cinemas. It has therefore become necessary to set the records straight in the face of what is obviously cheap blackmail by Mrs. Egbe. 

Did Don Jazzy just confirm split with D'banj?

He might be talking about D'banj. And he might not. There's so much more going on here that only a few people are privy to. Y'all will probably hear about it in the coming weeks...if I get permission to talk...*wink*

Friday 16 March 2012

The Essential Bridal Handbook by Funke Bucknor-Obruthe

Nigeria’s foremost Event Planner - Funke Bucknor Obruthe is set to launch ‘The Essential Bridal Handbook’ on the 31st of March, 2012 at the Civic Centre.

Funke, Founder & Creative Director of Zapphaire Events (an event consultancy, marketing, planning and management company) has published a ground-breaking taking body of work based on her years in the event planning business along with contributions from key experts and icons in the events management industry: The Essential Bridal Handbook.

Continue reading...

Thursday 15 March 2012

Genevieve Nnaji celebrates with brother as he graduates from UK university

                       Genevieve, Stephen and their mum                                      Genevieve and her mum
At the graduation party with other family members

The actress and her mum were there to celebrate with the young man, Stephen Nnaji, as he graduated from the University of London (International programme)...

Man with 'boobs'

To see the uncensored photo, continue...

Worker Pays Spiritualist N11m To Kill Chivita Boss...

A self acclaimed spiritualist, Adewale Salami, 35, has been arraigned before Oshodi Magistrate’s court, Lagos State, for allegedly defrauding a company worker, Yinka Kayode to the tune of N11 million on a false pretence of helping him to perform rituals to kill his employers so that he would take over the company.
Yinka who was a staff of Chivita Company Limited located at Ajao Estate, Lagos, reportedly approached Salami and asked him to perform some spiritual work so that he would terminate the lives of his employers and own the company. Salami promised to do so if he would pay the money.
Lol, some stories you hear eh. Continue reading...

Two Housemaids Fight Over Indian Lover

                                                  Elizabeth Emmanuel                                                Patience Okpara

Two Nigerian house maids, Patience Okpara and Elizabeth Emmanuel threw away decency and fought openly at Ilupeju Lagos State, over an Indian man.

Patience was bitter that Elizabeth started having affairs with the Indian she claimd was her sex partner and boss. The fight resulted in Patience boiling hot water adding pepper to it and pouring it on Elizabeth, who sustained severe burns.

Young couple found dead inside a car in Kano

A man and a woman, both in their twenties, were found dead inside a Peugeot 406 car two days ago at Kundila quarters in Kano.

The young man has been identified as Abubakar Abba by his brother Ahmad Lawan Maduwa who owns the car with the registration number AW 576 KMC while the young lady has also been identified as Ummul khair Muhammad. The cause of their deaths has not been ascertained.

Bianca Ojukwu Set to Become Nigeria's Ambassador to Ghana

The current High Commissioner to Ghana is Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro, who has been there for over three years now. His tenure is about to end and I hear Bianca will most likely replace him.

Naija women are stylish sha. Photos from Arise Fashion Week

I love Tiwa's outfit
Stylish Nigerian ladies stormed the just concluded Arise Magazine Fashion Week which held in Lagos from the 7th to the 11th of March.  More photos when you continue...

The woman who spent N850,000 on food in one day

It was revealed yesterday at the National Assembly probe that the Director General of the Security and Exchange Commission, Ms Arunma Oteh, spent N850,000 on food in one day, in violation of regulations on how chief executives can spend. She also allegedly stayed eight months in Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja at the cost of N30Million.

The House committee that probed her said she's compromised her position by engaging in a spending spree in the last one year she's been in office. But no one said anything abut her resigning.

N850k on food in one day? Well, it's possible. 24ct gold plated amala and ewedu...:-)

Wednesday 14 March 2012

Nollywood director, Tchidi Chikere and wife Sophia, end marriage

Tchidi and Sophia Chikere

This is not gossip o, this is a press statement sent to me by Tchidi's publicist. Read below..
After nine years of union that produced three wonderful boys, respected movie producer, Tchidi Chikere and wife, Sophia will be going their separate ways. The couple who have been trying to make things work for nine years will be calling it quits.
They reached this painful decision after several break-ups and efforts to make the marriage work failed. The relationship was taking its toll on the children and affecting personal happiness of the couple.
Continue reading...

SSS parade suspects involved in the kidnapping and killing of two foreign hostages

From left: Mohammed Rabiu Adam, Abubakr Abdulrahman Habibu, Shitu Salihu , Abubakar Umar and Ahmed Samaila
The SSS today paraded some suspects allegedly involved in the kidnapping and killing of Italaian Francesco Molinara, and British Chris McManus. 

Obiwon: Live @ the Wedding - When I Say I Love You & Obi Mu O

See how a man turns to a woman (down there)

                                                                      As a man                                           As a woman

They remove the penis and create a vagina. Unbelievable stuff. See it HERE

A UK Journalist's review of the just concluded Arise Fashion Week

Oh boy, one oyibo woman has finished us sha! lol. She is a UK journalist invited to cover the Arise Magazine Fashion Week which just ended and her review/observations which can be found on her page on the UK Guardian website, was mostly unflattering. Find some quotes from her article below...

Glamour is something the women of Lagos do inimitably; their dresses come in fabrics the colours of the rainbow. Their nails - long and sculpted – are covered in jewels the colours of the ocean.
You have never seen traffic until you go to Lagos in Nigeria. Here, a scheduled 10-minute journey can take well over an hour. Cars form giant segmented beasts that chug along the potholed roads at glacial speed among packed buses and open-backed trucks with dozens of construction workers riding them like surfboards.
Lol.  I laughed after reading this article. Oyibo people say it as they see it. No famzing at all. Continue to read the full article...

"My hubby & I abstained from sex before our marriage" - Muma Gee

"I didn't date my husband. When you meet the right guy, no need for dating. He saw me and immediately proposed. We didn't have canal knowledge of ourselves till we were married. We traveled a lot together and all the while we abstained because he is a Christ Embassy member. The two of us were forming the Christianity stuff"- The singer tells an Encomium Magazine reporter

Abstain from sex with someone you are about to marry? Erm, are you not supposed to test the goods before buying? lol. I'm kidding oh. Before some people start abusing me now. Abstaining is highly commendable!

24ct Gold Plated BB Porsche for $7,500k. Who wan buy?

Please LIB readers, forget that ordinary $2,500 BB Porsche o, it's not your style abeg. You're too big for that. The limited edition 24ct gold plated version of it is what you should go for. It cost only $7,500.

There are only 100 of this device and each will be marked and numbered. Also 10% of the sale price will go to support the Sport Relief charity. So be a nice sport and buy one HERE

After buying it, pose with it, take a pishure and send it to us. We will celebrate you on LIB. Lol. The only way I'm buying a gadget that expensive is if a husband will come out of the device, otherwise - Thank you very much. You're welcome! Hehehehehe!

DIG, three others killed in helicopter crash today in Jos

                                                          Crash site                                                                          John Haruna

A police surveillance helicopter crashed in Jos today Wednesday March 14th, killing all four people on board, including a Deputy Inspector-General of Police, John Haruna. Others killed were the DIG's orderly, the helicopter pilot and an engineer. The helicopter crashed into a house, injuring but not killing anyone on the ground.

The helicopter had been deployed to survey some areas in Jos following Sunday's unrest in the city.

Singer, Omawumi and mum cover Genevieve Magazine


Funke Akindele covers Issue 7 of YNaija Magazine


Late Alex Ibru's wife and brother drag themselves to court over his property

The brother, Goodie Ibru and wife, Maiden Ibru, of the late Guardian publisher who died in November 2011, have dragged themselves to the federal high court, Lagos, fighting over the shut down or otherwise of a company belonging to the late publisher and his brother.

It's a long story. You are going to have to continue to read the details...

Rapper Jahborne stabbed 12 times, survives attack

The rapper, real name Arinze Iheme, was stabbed 12 times on Saturday March 10th around his home in the Isolo area of Lagos. He said some unidentified men attacked him that day, stabbed him in the head, chest and arm and left him on the street to bleed to death. Fortunately friends found him and rushed him to the hospital where he received treatment and was stitched nine times. The incident has been reported to the police but the people who attacked him are yet to be caught.

"I own Mohits" D'banj's camp denies he made statement to Ebony

A mail I got from D'banj's manager, Bankuli.
Hey Linda
Just to put you in the loop of things... D'banj never had any such statement with Ebony magazine during the interview he did with them. We are in touch with the editor of the magazine on this and a correctional rejoinder will be published soonest.. 
Mohits Records is co-owned by Don Jazzy and D'banj 
Thanks, Bankuli

Ramsey Noah and Rita Dominic cover issue 8 of FAB Magazine

FAB magazine issue 8 - The Noir Issue, will be out on the 25th of  March. Fab cover!

Airtel Club 10 Hook Duet With Tuface Idibia

Do you want to duet with Tuface? Dial 51555 to listen to the song, sing a winning Chorus and ask your friends to vote for you. You'll get a free music video with Tuface and 3,000 USD.

Beyonce and Baby Blue

A sight for sore eyes...:-).  I can see she's enjoying motherhood!

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