Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 06/24/2012 - 07/01/2012





Saturday 30 June 2012

Cowbell Milk supports Olympics with national consumer promo

Appoints Chioma Ajunwa-Opara as Promo Ambassador
Cowbell Milk, the flagship brand of Promasidor Nigeria Limited has launched a national consumer promotion targeted at creating fun and excitement around the 2012 Olympic Games. The promo is tagged “Cowbell Olympic Medal Rush.” The promo which was unveiled last Friday in Lagos is expected to run for three months.

Linda Ikeji before before :-)

                                             Linda in 1997                                                              Linda in 2012

To those who have been asking for my before before photo, here it is! The photo on the left is me back in 1997 a few weeks after I finished secondary school and the right photo is me last week.

Who would you rather? lol

Meanwhile, I do not put up people's before and after photos so others can mock them or whatever it is some of you think. It's just to show people what they used to look like and how much they have transformed over the years. Nothing sinister about it. You can not be ashamed of where you are coming from...because that's how you got to where you are today.

African Tourism Ministers call for a common visa regime

To shore up its performance in global tourism and encourage intra-travel in the region, African tourism ministers have called for a common visa regime.

They made the call at the 53rd United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Commission for Africa (CAF) conference which held in Calabar, Cross River this week.

Common visa regime; se o possible? Se o necessary?

Behind the scenes: Gidi Girls

Gidi Girls is a reality show in the works featuring beautiful, strong, hardworking young women in Lagos. There's a movie producer, dancer, fashion designer, actress and video vixen in the line up...spearheaded by my younger sister, Laura Ikeji (3rd from right in blue). Heard it will be aired on Nigezie...so watch out for it people!

Best dressed goes to...?

                     Tonto Dike                    Tiwa savage                                Alexandra Nwokedi                  Jennifer Olize
                         Halima Abubakar                 Annie Idibia                               Lola Udu                         Nadia Buari

Eight delectable ladies at the Complete Fashion Style Night event which held last Saturday. Best dressed goes to? (Photo credit - Seriously Doughnuts)

Kasuwa.com: Shop online, pay on delivery

Have you ever had money in your pocket but didn’t know what to spend it on? Yeah, that never actually happens but now you can spend your money in the most convenient way ever….at www.kasuwa.com, Nigeria’s No.1 Online Retailer for phones, electronics, books and so much more.

Go to www.Kasuwa.com on your PC or mobile phone and get exclusive deals like 15% of all BlackBerry products and LG TVs until June 30th, 2012. You can use any of the convenient payment options including pay on delivery in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt!

You’re already on the computer browsing gist, you might as well start shopping ;)

Who wore it better? Monalisa vs Lamide

Left, actress Monalisa Chinda and right, TV personality, Lamide Akinobi. Who wore it better?

Dolapo Oni chosen as the Face of Fashion E-tailer, BrandNubians

Mnet’s 53 Xtra lead-anchor and Jacob’s Cross star, Dolapo Marcy Oni, has been signed as the face of the new online fashion retail store, BrandNubians. As the brand ambassador, she will appear in webisode commercials, radio ad spots and online advertising for the e-tailer set to launch in August. Brand Nubians carries apparel from popular U.S. and U.K. brands like FCUK, True Religion, Ravel, Baby Phat and a host of other fashion brands.

Flood in Lagos

This is really happening in some parts of Lagos...

TFA is looking for science innovators&inspiring young people in government

For the third year in a row, The Future Awards, referred to by the World Bank as ‘The Nobel Prize for Young Africans’, is searching for the most brilliant young minds in Science, in addition to its yearly search for the brightest minds in Technology. 

Lauryn Hill pleads guilty to tax evasion; faces 3 years in Prison

Earlier this month, Lauryn Hill was charged with tax evasion after neglecting to file taxes for three years in a row. The 37 year old Grammy award winner and mother of six yesterday June 29th plead guilty to the charges...three counts of failure to file tax returns for the years 2005, 2006, and 2007, when she earned more than $1.8 million.

According to TMZ, when the judge asked if she "intentionally and willingly" failed to file the returns, she replied, "Yes."

Lauryn faces 3 years in prison and $75,000 in fines. She was released on $150,000 bail and her sentencing hearing has been set for November.

Sir Shina Peters to set up a music school

The Afro Juju legend revealed his plans to set up a music school soon in a recent interview with HipTV. The music school, which he said will be very affordable, will be created to teach young people the basics of music and the business side of it.

More about the school will be revealed soon, but for those who are wondering, it's not just afrojuju, it's all genres of music, so look out for that!

Police accuse Gov Oshiomhole of lying about assasination attempt

The police command in Edo State yesterday debunked allegations by Governor Adams Oshiomhole's camp that his convoy was attacked by suspected assassins on Thursday June 28th.

The Edo State Commissioner for Information had claimed that the governor's motorcade was shot at during his campaign rally on Thursday and accused Edo State PDP of being behind the attack.

Now the police is saying the Governor was ambushed by protesting students and not assassins. Their statement after the cut...

Friday 29 June 2012

Adele announces she is expecting a baby

Adele and Simon
The 24 year old British singer has announced she's expecting her first child with boyfriend, Simon Konecki 36. She wrote on her website today:
I'm delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together. I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we’re over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time. Yours always, Adele xx'

DJ Tee alleged assault: My side of the story - Alvin Osungade

A mail I got from the the upcoming act who claimed he was stabbed by top video director, DJ Tee, at a video shoot yesterday. This is his own side of the story...(heard the police is now involved)
My name is Tolani Alvin Osungade, and this is what really happened between Dj Tee and I...... Firstly, the video shoot was suppose to start @ 10am and I was there to support my friend "malcoholic" the owner of the video shoot. He (malcoholic) told to me invite friends (video girls and guys) which I did. The video shoot did not start early because it rained and the location was being cleaned. And due to the fact that the shoot didn't start on time, people were having refreshments, guys were drinking (including dj tee and his crew). As this was going on, comments were going round that dj tee just insulted some girls I don't know due to them asking for payment to be in the video and i also heard dj tee was going to call his own people to come and replace them.

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes to divorce after 5 years of marriage

From TMZ
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are getting divorced after 5 years of marriage. Katie's attorney, Jonathan Wolfe released a statement saying, "This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family."
Wolfe adds, "Katie's primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter's best interest."
It's unclear if divorce papers have been filed with the court. Tom and Katie have one child together, Suri, who is 6-years-old.
Jeez! Now, I didn't see that coming. Did you? So after that jump on Oprah's couch, they couldn't make it work? #Eya!

Spinlet.com Featured Song of the Day

The Spinlet Featured Song of the Day is ''Bata Ijo” by Mr Montana. This new hot track was released today and is Exclusive to Spinlet.  Go to www.spinlet.com NOW, Download your Free Mobile Application to Download/Stream all the latest songs!! Blackberry, Android and Symbian Supported.

Funke A, Banky W, Sasha in London for the Olympic Torch Relay

On Sunday July 1st, Funke Akindele Oloyede, Banky W, Sasha, Kanu Nwankwo and Yaw will light the Olympic Torch in Coventry. They are all in London waiting for the big day! So proud!

Dencia covers W2 magazine + the singer back in 2003

Left: Dencia on the July 2012 cover of W2 magazine. Right: The sexy singer (right in blue and black) with a friend back in 2003 in Cameroon.

Governor Adams Oshiomhole survives assasination attempt

Edo State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Louis Odion, told newsmen that Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State survived an assassination attempt yesterday June 28th when gunmen attacked his convoye while he was campaigning at Usen town, Ovia South West LGA of the state.

Mr Odion explained:
"At about 6pm local time, Governor Oshiomhole’s convoy left the palace; it had not travelled too far down the road when it ran into a barricade. Naturally, the security details attached to the governor came down to remove the bar. As they were clearing the place, tens of heavily armed thugs emerged from nowhere and opened fire on the governor for several seconds.

D'banj to feature Kanye West in Scape Goat remix

The Kokomaster made the revelation in an interview with UK Radio DJ, Tim Westwood, at the Radio 1's Hackney Weekend in London. Continue to watch the video...and also check out the chain Kanye gave D'banj...

Footballer Samuel Eto'o accused of tax evasion in Spain, risks jail term

A Spanish public prosecutor has accused Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o of conspiring to evade 3.5 million euros in taxes owed on income from his image rights when he was playing for Barcelona between 2006-2009.

The former Barca and Inter Milan player, now with Russian Premier League club Anzhi Makhachkala, is accused of four tax offences, each punishable with up to five years in prison and a fine of as much as 21 million euros.

Ebisan Presents, "Jowo"

Ebisan, one of the rising stars on the music scene, pushes the bar with her new single "Jowo" as she presents a more upbeat and witty song, showing us she does have a quirky and edgy side. Ebisan brought us the amazing theme song for last year's block buster "Tango with Me" "Suru" and the fascinating "Love Story"

Look out for the video which is sure to blow your mind! Listen to the songs HERE

I was stabbed by DJ Tee' - injured upcoming act claims


Nigeria has lowest life expectancy in West Africa

The life expectancy in Nigeria is 47 years, the lowest in West African. It is also 30 percent below the world’s average life expectancy.

Prof. Abdulsalam Nasidi, Project Director, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), said this yesterday Thursday June 28th at the commencement of the second Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of the state’s chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA).

Pastor Chris Okotie plans to remarry

Sources told me that during an interview on a gospel programme which is yet to be aired, the man of God who recently separated from his wife of nearly four years, revealed his plans to remarry some day.

He said he plans to marry again because it's not good for a man to be alone, quoting God from the book of Genesis. He also said God's plans upon his life must be established.

Sisime.com's ₦12k Michelle Obama knock-off dress selling out fast

Michelle Obama's color-block Preen dress (Spring 2012) cost £780 in Harrods. Now here's the thing, you can get the almost exact copy at just N11,970 at Sisime.com, a Nigerian online store. It is selling out fast, you might want to snap up a bargain. Buy the dress HERE

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