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





Saturday 17 November 2012

Ini Edo denies getting N600m from Gov Akpabio to build film school

“As a rule, I don’t reply every talk or report about me, but these recent ones are crazy and baseless. I don’t know where they got their information that my state governor offered me N600m to build an art or film academy in Uyo.This is just another work of mischief makers, who keep troubling celebrities. To put the records straight, my state governor has not offered me such money to build a film academy in Uyo as was falsely reported." - Ini Edo Ehiagwina

Uche Iwuji and hubby; how they met

Below is what the newly married actress told Nollywood Infotainment in an interview shortly before her wedding...
While in London, one of my friends whom I hold in high esteem came for my birthday celebration and told me about one of her clients that is still single who would like to meet me. She knows him well as he has been a long standing client of hers.
Initially, I told her I was not interested in meeting anybody, but she insisted and told me this guy was a good person but that it will be nice for me to speak with him and know if he is my kind of person. She went further to say that he’s a kind, selfless God fearing man, and being that she’s someone I trust her judgement of people I agreed for him to call me, from there we got talking and the rest is history.
Honestly, I can’t thank God enough because he’s given me my friend, husband, brother, everything that I’ve ever asked for in a man and more.
And Juwon Lawal doesn't care about the rumours...continue...

Heavily pregnant Mercy Johnson and hubby jet out to the US

The couple are currently in Maryland, USA where they will remain until Mercy gives birth to their first child together. Waiting for the good news...

Kokoma Dance Competition

Flytime Promotions in conjunction with Trybe Records presents The Kokoma dance competition!! All you have to do to enter the competition:
1. Learn the kokoma dance
2. Shoot your video at a public location
3. Email us the link to your video at kokoma@tryberecords.com
The winner of the dance competition will win 250,000 Naira!, VIP tickets and get to perform live on stage with top Nigerian and international celebrities at the 2012 Harp rhythm unplugged! If you live outside Nigeria, we will take care of your flight to Lagos and accommodate you for two nights at Eko hotel and suites! Entries close December 7th, 2012.

Reno Omokri and Mallam El Rufai again! :-)

Reno is special assistant on new media to President Jonathan. Read his tweets from bottom to top..

Ghen, ghen! Find Reno's first link HERE. Second link HERE. And third link HERE.

Say what, Slim The Mobster???

Not everyone will understand this, but let me try. Slim the Mobster is a rapper who used to be signed to Dr. Dre's Aftermath Records. Some days ago, Slim and former label mate 50 cent got into a fight on Twitter and Slim tweeted what you see above.

Chris lighty and 50 cent (pictured above) were good friends and Chris once managed 50cent. The music executive was found dead on August 30, 2012 in his apartment from a self-inflicted gun shot wound. There ware reports that Chris had been involved in an argument with his ex-wife not too long before he killed himself. Makes sense? At least, I tried! Hehe!

Toolz' stunning Edee Beau make-over


Chika Ike celebrates 27th birthday with fans in Enugu

UN ambassador, Nollywood actress and CEO Fancy Nancy Collections, Chika Ike recently turned  27 and marked her birthday in Enugu with her fans. The actress also did a Fancy Nancy Trade Fair where she gave her fans 50% discount on all Fancy Nancy goods. Find more photos after the cut...

Mike Ezuronye and son!

That little man is sooooooo cute!

Actress Nse Nkpe Etim celebrates birthday

The birthday party held Friday November 9th at Deuces Lounge in Lagos. More photos when you continue...

Aluu4 killings: Lloyd Toku Michael buried

One of the Aluu4 murder victims, Lloyd Toku Michael, was buried yesterday in Port Harcourt. Llyod and three of his friends were brutally killed by a mob in Aluu community, Port Harccourt on Friday 5th of October after someone raised a false alarm calling them thieves.

Their killers are in police custody and will appear in court again sometime in December. We are watching!

Keri Hilson in Nigeria

The singer came into the country yesterday. She's here for the Face of Sofa Lounge 2012 event which will take place today in Abuja. Who ever wins the contest today will get a brand new MG 350 Rover, N1.2million cash and a 7-day all expense paid trip to the UK. Second prize $4, 000 cash plus a trip to the UK, 3rd prize $3, 000 and a trip to the UK. Will bring you pictures from the event...

Dear LIB readers: I am in love with an older white man

From a LIB reader
I need your advice. I am a 21year old girl and I am in love with a 59year old white man. I am scared of accepting his marriage proposal because of what people might say. But I truly love him. What should I do, should I follow my heart?

Video: Tonto Dike's Interview on Coolfm

See more videos after the cut...

Friday 16 November 2012

Beauty of the day: Tobi Phillips

20 year old Miss Tobi Phillips is the 2012 World Miss University Nigeria winner. She's a final year student of Marine Sciences, University of Lagos.

Actress Uche Iwuji weds

The actress married Lagos-based businessman, Juwon Lawal, today at Ikoyi Registry. Awesome!!! Happy married life to her!

Chris Brown - Don't Judge Me (KolaSoul Cover)

The artiste KolaSoul has been compared to Chris Brown in terms of vocal ability and range a lot of times by a lot of producers. So we decided to jump into the lab to make a cover of the runaway hit single 'Dont judge Me' by Chris Brown.

The results were so phenomenal that we started playing Spot the difference with KolaSoul's cover of "Dont Judge Me". Couldn't keep it to ourselves anymore, so here is the official cover of Chris Brown's "Dont Judge me" by Kolasoul. Listen to it below

Stephanie Linus at Kanekalon Night of Fun

The event held last Saturday at Eko Hotel and Suites. Lovely dress!

Father vs Son Mercedes Benz SUV

How cute!

FlytimeTV asks celebs the meaning of 'exasperate' (hilarious answers)

Nigeria’s premiere of “As Pure as a mother’s love”

Following the Pure Mother’s Love story by Lilian Adjarho, daughter of Mrs Elizabeth Omafuare Adjarho, who nearly gave her life for the sake of her children and entire family as she struggled for their welfare not minding her ill health, internationally acclaimed Playwright and Director, Wole Oguntokun, in partnership with Unilever Nigeria Plc, have put their weight behind bringing the premiere of a stage play titled As Pure as a Mother’s Love’.

Serena Williams goes off on Common on Twitter

The tennis champ didn't have her ex boyfriend's number to call or send him a text, so instead she came at him on Twitter for the whole world to see! :-). Common didn't reply. See more tweets after the cut...

Meet the Miss Big World Nigeria winners

The Miss Big World Nigeria pageant that took place last Saturday November 10th. 25yr old Olufemi Adu Felicia, a graduate of mass communication (pictured above left) was crowned the winner, while 27 year old  Emmanuella Egoigbo, (pictured above right) a graduate of law was first runner up. 19year old Chinaza Chimalu, a 400 level student of psychology at the University of Benin was 2nd runner up. 

Dencia goes blonde

Hot mama!!!

EbonyLife Xcite Thrills Youth This Christmas

Citizens of the online community in Nigeria, and indeed, Africa are in for a really electrifying time this Christmas as EbonyLife Xcite has officially announced the launch of its online Popularity Contest taking place at www.xciteafrica.com
EbonyLife Xcite Popularity Contest is a competition designed to reward the contestants who are the fastest to score the highest numbers of votes required to win the specific gifts up for grabs. And there can be no easier way to acquiring choice goodies this Yuletide than this as all that the contestants need to do to win is just to prove their popularity amongst their family, friends, fans and associates on the website. 

Thursday 15 November 2012

Mocheddah spots BK earrings for boyfriend

Found the photo on the right on Mocheddah's instagram page. B K is what she calls her very cute boyfriend, Bukunyi Olateru-Olagbegi. Awwww, young love. Too cute...!

Who wore it better? Ify Yolanda Jones vs Kim K

Ify Yolanda Jones is a Nigerian model signed to Whilemina Models, New York. Ify wore that dress when she modeled for Dolce and Gabana's fall collection in 2011. Who rocked it?

TOP10MICS pre-concert party holds this Friday

The pre-concert party for the Mother of all shows, TOP10MICS will hold this Friday, November 16, 2012 at the upscale celebrity hangout spot, Koga Lounge in Oregun, Lagos with the headlining artistes making appearances.
The TOP10MICS will hold at the elitist Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos with performances from African Queen Crooner and Hypertek Boss, Tuface Idibia, new MOBO Award Winner, Dbanj, Afrobeat legend, Femi Anikulapo Kuti and the Afro Juju creator, Sir Shina Peters (SSP).

Late Remi Lagos' lying in state and viewing

The lying in state and viewing took place today Thursday November 15th at JH Kenyon, 83 westbourne grove W24UL, London. Her funeral service will hold tomorrow.

The popular designer passed on in London on Saturday November 3rd after a battle with cancer. May her soul continue to rest in peace...Amen.

Meet Burna Boy's grandpa

Burna Boy's grandpa, Benson Idons, used to be Fela Anikulapo Kuti's manager. See who inspired him? His grandpa managed one of the greatest musicians Africa has ever known.

I know your next question; no, it's not news, it's just FYI! Hehe!

Uzor Osimpka evicted from GUS9, Onyinye Udodi emerges last girl standing

                                          Uzor osimkpa                                                      Onyinye Udodi with Chidi Mokeme

Uzor Osimpka has been evicted from Gulder Ultimate Search 9 for disobedience. She was sent packing for removing the Stump of Shame from her leg while serving punishment for coming last in the Wave Your Flag challenge. According to the rules, the Stump of Shame should always be
dragged around by the contestant serving punishment.

With Uzor’s eviction, Onyinye Udodi becomes the last female contestant standing of Gulder Ultimate Search 9. Onyinye has automatically won N1million. This will be in addition to whatever amount will be entitled to her when the competition ends this Friday.

Pres. Jonathan sets up white paper committees on Ribadu report, others

State House Press Statement that I just received. Read it below...
In furtherance of his declared commitment to doing all within his powers to ensure greater accountability, probity and transparency in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan today established three committees to prepare draft White Papers on the reports of the Petroleum Revenue Special Task Force, the National Refineries Special Task Force and the Governance and Controls Special Task Force.
The Committees are to study the reports, review the issues raised, and prepare draft White Papers for the consideration of the Federal Executive Council within two weeks.         
Please continue...

Robert DeNiro goes off on Jay Z at Hollywood party

According to Page Six, actor Robert DeNiro went off on Jay Z at a party, calling him rude and disrespectful, because Jay Z refused to return his calls...

From Page Six 
Robert De Niro and Jay-Z got into a tense beef at Leonardo DiCaprio’s birthday bash the other night, when De Niro called the rapper disrespectful, Page Six can exclusively reveal.
Spies say “Godfather II” and “Taxi Driver” star De Niro gave Jay a dressing-down in a roomful of celebs including Martin Scorsese because the rap mogul had refused to return De Niro’s calls.

Veteran actor Pete Eneh dies weeks after leg amputation

Veteran actor Pete Eneh has passed on. He died around 4 this evening at Parklane Hospital, Enugu where he had been receiving treatment for over four months for a leg infection. The actor had one of his legs amputated on the 24th of October at the hospital due to serious infection he got after sustaining an injury that refused to heal because of his diabetic condition. He will be missed. May his soul rest in peace, amen!

Application for the 2013 Miss Nigeria beauty pageant now open!!!

 Are you a young Nigerian woman?  Are you aged between 18 and 26?  Are you confident , 5ft 7inches and above? Do you speak fluent English? Can you be a positive role model for other young women? Do you have an interest in working with charities? Are you ambitious and compassionate?

If you answer YES to the above questions then you could be the next Miss Nigeria. See how after the cut...

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