Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 05/06/2012 - 05/13/2012





Saturday 12 May 2012

Kate Henshaw attends the London Premiere of Assassin Practice

The premiere was yesterday in the UK. My kind of dressing. Black and red dress and black and red shoes. Loves it! :-)

New Music: Pelli - Turn Her On

After his previous effort which is a cover of Terry G’s Trowey tune that was widely accepted with great positive comments about the young artist, Pelli (formerly known as Chycopelli) is back with something new under his newly signed record label Raindrops Records and he calls this one “Turn Her On
In his own words: I just wanted to do something with sex appeal for the ladies. Listen to the song below..

William Balfour found guilty in Hudson murders

William Balfour has been found guilty of triple murder in the deaths of Darnell Donerson, Jason Hudson and Julian King. Jennifer Hudson's nephew, brother and mother.

He was convicted of 1st degree murder, home invasion and residential burglary. William is accused of murdering the Oscar winner's family in a jealous rage after finding out his wife, Jennifer's sister Julia Hudson, was seeing another man. He is facing life in prison.

Nigerian woman, Kate Anolue, is the new Mayor of Enfield Council, London

Kate Anolue in her formal red robe
A Nigerian born Councillor Kate Anolue is the new Mayor of the London Borough of Enfield in the United Kingdom. Councillor Anolue, who served as Deputy Mayor last year took over from Councillor Christiana During. Councillor Anolue represents Upper Edmonton Ward and was first elected to the Council in 2002.

New Malta Guinness Low Sugar Launches in Nigeria

Malta Guinness Low Sugar Announced As The Official Malt Drink For The Arsenal FC Nigeria Tour
Guinness Nigeria PLC is pleased to announce that in response to the growing demand from consumers in Nigeria for a low sugar variant of Malta Guinness, Nigeria’s number one malt drink, new Malta Guinness Low Sugar is being unveiled today.
With a great taste and no compromise on quality, Malta Guinness Low Sugar will be a drink of choice for those who care about their health and well-being and follow a healthy lifestyle regime but still want the refreshment and top of the world goodness, energy and vitality that Malta Guinness provides. With a recommended retail price of N100 for a 330ml bottle or can, new Malta Guinness Low Sugar will be available in stores and bars across Nigeria from 17th May.

Vice Chancellor of University of Lagos, Prof Sofoluwe, dies

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Professor Adetokunbo Babatunde Sofoluwe has died. He died in the early hours of this morning after suffering cardiac arrest. He was 62 years old. May his soul rest in peace..amen.

Friday 11 May 2012

Genevieve Nnaji and Hollywood actor Isaiah Washington on set of 'Doctor Bello'

The Nollywood actress stars alongside Hollywood actor Isaiah Washington in the Hollywood/Nollywood movie produced by Nigerian movie producer, Tony Abulu. The movie about finding a cure to cancer also features Vivica A. Fox, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Stephanie Okereke, Desmond Elliot, Bern Cohen, Zack Orji and many more brilliant actors.

Continue to read the movie synopsis...

Dr Fireman's Church ad

To understand this poster, you have to know who Dr. Sign Fireman is. Google him! :-)

Kemi Adetiba stunning in new photos

The Radio/TV personality and music video director looks breathtaking in these new photos. I want that dress!

Lagos state government issues quit notice to sacked doctors

Na wa o, this government is not playing at all o. I thought they said there was room for negotiations? Apparently not because now they have ordered all the sacked doctors in its employment to vacate their official residences...with immediate effect. The state government sent out the eviction notice yesterday and it read:
Consequent upon your dismissal from the service of the Lagos State government with effect from  May 4, 2012 and in accordance with the civil service rule 13115, no officer shall continue to occupy state government quarters after the date on which his resignation/ dismissal takes effect.
In view of the above, you are hereby requested to submit the keys to the quarters to the Secretary of Staff Housing Board.
The doctors were given till the end of today to vacate their quarters but the Nigerian Medical Association, (NMA) said that the doctors were covered by the tenancy law and have instructed them to ignore the quit notice.

Segun Arinze shows off family

The actor and ex-AGN president with his wife Julie and their two sons. Lovely family!

Sen. Florence Ita-Giwa covers Vanguard Allure


Flytime TV - Mavin Records Exclusive Interview Promo

Flytime TV Extra interviews the Mavin Records All Stars. Find out EVERYTHING they have to say and whats been going on with them and their plans to take over the world. The interview will air on STV at 8pm on Tuesday May 15th, 2012 and also on www.flytimetv.com

Adewunmi Oyekanmi finally leaves Beat FM

Remember that Beat FM staff that was assaulted by another Beat FM employee, Olisa Adibua, last year September? Well, eight months after that famous incident, the news editor has finally left the radio station. Adewunmi was fired yesterday after a misunderstanding with a Naija FM employee over something that went missing in the office. Naija FM, Beat FM and Classic FM are owned by same company. Wish Dewunmi all the best!

NCC declares Airtel the best network in Nigeria

The Nigerian Communications Commission today declared Airtel the best mobile operator in Nigeria. In its audit report released today, NCC said Airtel recorded the best performance in call set up success rate, drop call rate, call completion rate and traffic channel congestion.

Mobile subscribers in Naija, do you agree?

Photos From MTN Leadership Seminar With Dr Farrah Gray

                                                      Dr Farrah Gray                                                     Bez
                                            Seyi Law and Chidinma                                   Naeto C

More photos when you continue...

Video: Man Stuck Inside Another Man's Wife After Husband Used Black Magic On Her

Screenshot from the video
This happened in Kenya and the video was posted on Youtube two days ago. A Kenyan man (in blue jeans and white T.Shirt in the video) suspecting his wife was cheating on him went to a witch doctor who applied black magic on the wife. The unsuspecting wife went to a guest house to meet her lover and while having sex, the two got stuck....for hours.

Their ordeal attracted a large crowd, plus the police who couldn't do anything for them. Eventually the lover agreed to pay the husband a huge sum of money in compensation, then a pastor was called to pray for them and they were finally separated. Sounds unbelievable right? See for yourself. The video is after the cut...

Abuja Bound Dana Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Lagos

According to the news agency of Nigeria, a Dana Airplane carrying 86 passengers from Uyo to Abuja yesterday Thursday May 10th made an emergency landing at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, following “loss of hydraulic pressure” while in flight.

The DG of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Dr Harold Demureno said there was no casualty and there was no damage to the aircraft.

A spokesperson for Dana Air said the aircraft had to initiate an emergency landing when the pilot discovered that it had “failure of hydraulic pressure”. Passengers were evacuated without incident.

Chris Brown calls Rihanna his old b** in new freestyle; she unfollows him on Twitter

Two days ago Chris Brown dropped a nasty remix on Kanye West's Theraflu, and in the song he referred to an ex as 'an old bi*ch. His lines:
Don’t f**k with my old bitch, it’s like a bad fur / Every industry n—– done had her / Shook the tree like a pumpkin just to smash her / Bitch is breaking codes, but I’m the password.”
Ouch Chris Brown, be nice! :-). Well, immediately Rihanna heard the song, she unfollowed him on Twitter, Tweeting...
How did Chris Brown respond? By unfollowing her back, and tweeting...

Mo Abudu set to launch TV Channel

The Moments With Mo host is working on her own TV Channel called EbonyLife, which will be ready in 2013. The talk show host said the 24 hour channel will focus on celebrating Africans and portraying Africa in a positive light.

Peter Okoye spotted with Khloe Kardashian's best friend, Malika

If you watch E! reality show, Khloe and Lamar, then you know Malika. She's Khloe Kardashian's best friend and features regularly on the reality show. Malika is in Nigeria.

Er, why is this news, Linda? Er, pass the mic jor! lol

Thursday 10 May 2012

Time Magazine shows mother breastfeeding her 3-year-old

The May 21 2012 cover of Time magazine shows 26 year old mother of two children, Jamie Lynne Grumet breastfeeding her 3-year-old son, for a story on “attachment parenting".

The stay-at-home mom based in Los Angeles says her own mother breastfed her until she was 6 years old, and plans to breastfeed her children until they are same age. She told Time magazine she has given up trying to explain or reason with people who are against her methods.
I've given up reasoning with strangers who see me nursing my son and threaten 'to call social services on me or that it’s child molestation'. People have to realize this is biologically normal. The more people see it, the more it’ll become normal in our culture. That’s what I’m hoping. I want people to see it."
We've seen it alright, but it doesn't look normal. Anyone agree with this method? If yes, why?

Video: Woman assaults toddler

If you're a mum, you don't want to watch this video. It's heartbreaking. I'm not a violent person, but I want my hands round this woman's neck. So unbelievable! And whoever was filming this and didn't stop the beating, may God reward the person. Watch the video HERE

Help for domestic violence burns victim: Mrs Mercy Nnadi

On the 07 of April, 2012, Mercy Nnadi 38yrs became a victim of domestic violence when her husband Henry Nnadi 38yrs burnt her with hot iron for allegedly sleeping with his 65-year-old father. Henry who is currently in confinement at Kirikiri prison Lagos, is also alleged to have killed their 1yr old son Ebuka.

It's official! Britney Spears signs deal with X-Factor USA

According to E! News, Britney Spears has officially signed a deal with The X Factor! The 30 year old singer will join Simon Cowell and L.A Reid as a judge on the hit music show. She will get $16 million for doing the show. Britney as a judge...you approve?

Please blame my absence since morning on my internet provider... couldn't browse for hours...*so annoying*

Wednesday 9 May 2012

Photo from the plane crash that happened today

I'm sure some of you heard about the plane crash that occurred this afternoon. Incredibly sad! I have a photo from the crash but please do not look if you're sensitive. The photo is quite disturbing. See it after the cut but remember, you've been warned!

Stars From Sport, Stage & Screen Help Nigerian Footballer John Utaka Launch Foundation in London

                                       PR Vannessa Amadi and John Utaka                     May7ven and Alexander Amosu
On Sunday 6th May, stars from sport, screen and stage help international football star John Utaka launch The John Utaka Foundation at a glittering event at the Hilton Paddington Hotel in London. 

The charity is dedicated to helping Africa's mentally and physically disabled children. Continue to see more photos...

Munachi apologises to Mode 9


Egypt denies entry to Nigerians

Months after the deportation war between Nigeria and South Africa, refusal of entry to Nigerians by immigration officials in some countries is still silently going on.

Sekinat Abiola, one of the 6 Nigerians that were recently refused entry into Egypt and were forced to return via the Ethiopian airline that airlifted them, said she was granted a valid 3-month-visa at the Egyptian embassy in Lagos, but intended to stay for two week since her business would only last that long.

"I was asked what I was here for and I said business, then the officer asked for my BTA (Basic Travel Allowance), which was $3000, and I showed him," she said. "Then he looked at my visa and said 'Lagos Nigeria, No, No, No', and asked me to go to the left were I met other Nigerians who were told the same thing.

Ini Edo denies releasing song

I'm sure you all heard the rumour that the actress released a new song. It went viral on social media some days ago. But it's not true. The actress has denied it on Twitter...
Continue to read the full tweet...

Omawumi in Kenya for Mortein Malaria Prevention Campaign

Nigerian singer and former Idol West Africa finalist, Omawunmi, arrived Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday 2, May 2012 in continuation of Mortein Malaria Prevention Campaign which commenced in Nigeria days ahead of the recently commemorated World Malaria Day. The Kenya tour, an initiative of Reckitt Benckiser, makers of Mortein, began from Pumwani Maternal hospital in Nairobi on Thursday 3, May 2012 saw Omawunmi take the malaria prevention campaign to different hospitals dedicated to the care of women and children using the newly produced song to communicate the message.  

This follows the launch of the campaign in Lagos, Nigeria with a visit to the Lagos State Deputy Governor, Mrs. Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire and the presentation of gift to the first baby born on the World Malaria Day by the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris.

Nigerian Man who was sentenced to death at 16 regains freedom

Patrick Okoroafor (pictured above) was only 14 when he was arrested for armed robbery in 1995 in Imo state. Two years later, at 16, he was sentenced to death by a court in the state. A few years later, the death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment.

Through it all Patrick maintained his innocence, telling anyone who cared to listen that he didn't commit the crime. Fortunately for him in 2008, Amnesty international heard about his case and embarked on a campaign to help him regain his freedom. They called his trial unfair and campaigned for his immediate and unconditional release.

After four years, the campaigned has finally paid off. Patrick was released unconditionally from prison on April 30th 2012, after spending the last 15 years of his life there. He's now 31.

Unfortunately Patrick is just one of many prisoners in Nigeria who did not get a fair trial or have been in prison for years awaiting trial. Y'all remember Blessing Effiom? I went to see her at Kirikiri prison a while back and what I saw and heard broke my heart. Some of us are trying to get her out. Will update you guys when we have good news! Sad!

Statement from RMG re: Muna vs Mode 9

RMG is Muna's management company. Below is a press statement from the company regarding the Muna vs Mode 9 issue.
It has come to my attention that the unfortunate incident that occurred at the Nokia “Don’t Break The Beat” competition on Saturday the 28th of April 2012, where RMG artiste Muna was a Presenter, and Nigerian rap icon Mode 9 was a Judge, has turned into a media/blog frenzy.

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