Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 06/30/2013 - 07/07/2013





Saturday 6 July 2013

16yr old Nigerian Canadian girl produces track on Jay Z's new album

Jay Z picked a 16 year old Nigerian Canadian girl named Ebony Oshunrinde produced a track on his new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail.

Ebony, known also as Wondagurl, got the call from Jay Z after meeting one of his friends who passed her beat to the rap mogul. Ebony is credited as a producer in one of Jay Z's songs titled 'Crown' in the new album.

The 12th grader said “It’s a really good feeling. I want to show young people that they can do it.”. Read her inspiring story after the cut...

Iyanya wishes Toolz Happy Birthday with custom made cake

Iyanya wishes Toolz a happy birthday with custom made cake. The cake features the OAP in a hip-hugging red and black dress with headphones on. Toolz is a year older today July 6th. Happy birthday to her.

Lol. Rihanna once again shades the heck out of Chris Brown

On Thursday, Chris Brown Tweeted a list of artists who appear on his new album X and Rihanna's  name was on the list. Chris should probably have checked with Rihanna before he Tweeted @her cos Rihanna was having none of that. The following day, she posted something on instagram. Check on it after the cut...

Former Super Falcons Gloria Oghenevo set to wed

Former Super Falcons player Gloria Oghenevo Usieta is set to wed her boo, Martins Ovie Poto. Their traditional wedding will hold on Friday 12th July and the white wedding on Saturday July 13th at Crest Hotel in Jos. Congrats to them.

Fast rising Afro hip hop star Solemzo set to drop new video

Afro hip-hop fast rising singing sensation, Solemzo, is back to further his musical career in Nigeria after several years in the UK. Edo state born Solemzo, real name Solomon Ogbeide, is a graduate of the department of Physical and Health Education, Lagos State University. He's officially signed to Tse_Yeezy Records. His first official single titled Go Stupid which features Terry G, was released on the 5th of May 2013. You can download the song HERE. He will be dropping the video for the song in couple of days. His Twitter handle is @solemzo_p

Friday 5 July 2013

In Dallas...:-)

I actually mentioned this on Twitter but it just occurred to me that not all my readers are on Twitter, so I better mention it here too. My darling readers, I'm in the US, that's why my blogging has been off and on...but it will definitely become regular as soon as I settle in. I actually came in yesterday.

I'm currently in Dallas. I'm making an appearance at Flavour's show tonight which is being hosted by John Okafor. Then I'm moving to Miami, Orlando, Atlanta and finally New York before returning home. So, if there are LIBers in these areas that will like to say hello, hang out, show me around, have lunch etc...that would be great. Holla at me via email. Kisses!

Photos from Nigeria's first Garden and Flower show..

Didn't get a chance to attend the first ever Garden and Flower Show in Nigeria? It held at the Banquet Hall of Oriental Hotel Lagos and had flower lovers and enthusiasts in attendance. Exhibitors had flowers and potted plants for sale and ornaments to match. It was a lovely laid back, fun and classy evening hosted by WJSeries and the Garden and Flower Club of Nigeria.

See more photos from the event after the cut...

Oh, my bad! That's a pic of Anita and Andre

My bad! The pic on Paul Okoye's BB display photo I posted earlier is apparently that of his girlfriend Anita and their son Andre and not the other lady Elshamah and her son. (They look so alike..:-))

But the best part about getting this info wrong is that Paul has, for the first time, acknowledged Elshamah and her son. He tweeted that he has never accepted the baby and NEVER will. That's kinda harsh considering no paternity test has been done so far. I found this out a few hours ago.

Anyway, no man in his right senses will deny his own child, so maybe he knows something we don't know, even though Elshamah swears she was a virgin when she met him at 17. The story continues...

Miss Nigeria 2013 holds tomorrow July 6th at Intercontinental

The 38th Annual Miss Nigeria Beauty Pageant/Charity Ball will hold tomorrow Saturday July 6th at Intercontinental Hotel, in Victoria Island. The show promises to be entertaining, electrifying and awe-inspiring. There will be sensational musical performances, arts, creativity and so much more this year. The show would support a cause for charity "Education, A Salvation for Kids". Continue..

Paul Okoye not impressed with £1.2m Goûtdediamants champagne

Peter Okoye may have been impressed by the N300m (still find it hard to believe that's really the price) champagne he got as a gift from luxury designer, Alexander Amusu, but not his brother, Paul.

A few hours after Peter posted a photo of himself with the luxury drink on Wednesday, Paul updated his BB PM, writing - 'I rather take a pic with a bottle of coke...than that shit!' Lol. See it after the cut

New Video: Victor Olaiya ft 2face Idibia - Baby Jowo

Amazing remix. When two legends come together, what do you expect? Check it out...

Chika Ike rocks her short hair in new photos

The Refugee ambassador, bussiness woman and actress rocked her new look in a photoshoot for fashion magazine, Fun & Fashion magazine. See more photos after the cut...

Remy Martin to host Tiwa Savage's album on July 6th at The Place

After a successful outing at the Road Runners edition of the Remy Martins Pace Setters party which was a celebration of Shobowale Ibukun’s (the bubbly owner of Road Runners) birthday some days back, Remy Martin is back with yet a bigger one!

Things are definitely about to get interesting as the makers of the Fine Champagne Cognac have partnered with Mavin Records/323 first lady; Tiwa Savage to host the release party for her debut album ‘Once Upon a Time’. The premium event which will feature an exclusive performance by the trending diva, special appearances by the Mavin crew (Don Jazzy,Dr Sid, D’Prince and Wande Coal) will hold on July 6th, 2013 from 9PM at The Place by Papas in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos. Other expected guests are Waje, 2 Face and Banky W and Soundcity VJ Adams who will host the event. Continue..

Jay Z's new album Magna Carta Holy Grail certified platinum

Jay Z's new album Magna Carta Holy Grail was certified platinum the instant it was released yesterday morning July 4th, thanks to Samsung giving away 1 million copies to fans of the rapper. Other fans will have to wait until July 9, to buy a copy of the album.

Beyonce joined her husband on Wednesday night at the party he threw to celebrate his new album, which she features in. (Picture above)

Funke Akindele climbs palm tree in new movie - Village Champion

The actress shared the photos on her instagram page. Photos taken on the set of her forthcoming movie - Village Champion.

Tunde Ednut acquires 2012 Toyota Camry

The comedian turned singer who courted controversy recently with his music video, just bought himself the 2012 Toyota Camry worth about N6m. Congrats to him.

New music from Airis - Jeje

Airis returns to the music scene with her brand new single - 'Jeje'. Listen to it below, then continue..

Davido shows off his very expensive jewelry

To own a Jesus Piece, the real one, you have to be a bigz boy!

Kanye West's Yeezus album makes the history books

Kanye West's new album Yeezus made history this week but not in a good way...at least not in a way Kanye would have liked! :-)

The album holds the crown for the fourth biggest drop in second week sales for a #1 debut album since Sound Scan started keeping track in 1991.

Kanye released the new album with no pre-sales, no singles and no videos. And even though it debuted at No.1 with 327,000 in sales, it quickly slipped to No.3 the following week, falling by 80%. Continue...

Get an autographed copy of Tiwa Savage's new album free on Konga

Tiwa Savage's debut album, Once Upon a Time, is finally out! The long awaited album is selling for N500, but thanks to Konga.com, if you are part of the first 1000 people to order the album on their website HERE, you get an autographed Tiwa Savage album copy delivered to you anywhere in Nigeria. 

Get the album here - http://bit.ly/Tiwaalbum. Also if you love Tiwa Savage's look on her album cover, you can finally learn how to do it thanks to celebrity makeup artist, Joyce Jacobs and Konga.com. Watch it after the cut and remember to subscribe to the channel.

Paul Okoye accepts baby with 19 year old beauty queen, Elshama?

In May, we all heard that Paul Okoye, the other half of singing sensation P-Square, had welcomed a baby with 19 year old MBGN 2012 contestant, Elshama Igbanoi. If you missed it, read it HERE

Paul Okoye has never reacted to the story in the press...to either confirm or deny that he is indeed the little boy's father. The boy was born April 7th in the UK, four days before Paul and his girlfriend Anita welcomed their son, Andre, in Atlanta.

Paul at the time told the Igbanoi family that he's going to do a DNA test to ascertain paternity. Maybe he's done it because he has officially acknowledged the boy as his. Continue to see what I mean...

What is wrong with this photo?

That is Burna Boy and Timaya...haha! Cute!

Photos from Toni Tones 'I Know What You Like' music video shoot

The much anticipated video for Toni Tones 'I Know What You Like' is almost here. The video was shot by Clarence Peters, styled by Tiannah Styling and photography by TCD. See more behind the scenes images from the video shoot after the cut...

Genevieve in all-star extravaganza 'Weekend Getaway' on iROKOtv

You've already seen the pictures from the star studded premiere... Well now Weekend Getaway is online to watch exclusively on iROKOtv PLUS! It has been too long since Genevieve has graced the screen so this is something to look forward. Plus the guys are hot too.

What is the movie actually about you ask? It's about a bored bachelor meeting his online love, a married couple looking to revive the spark in their relationship and a wealthy cougar descend upon the tropical paradise that is Le Meridian Hotel in Akwa Ibom for a weekend getaway.

The movie is a Nollywood 'Who’s Who' extravaganza starring Genevieve Nnaji, Ramsey Nouah, Ini Edo, Mona Lisa Chinda, Bobby Obodo, Alex Ekubo, Bishop Ime Umoh Bryan Okwara, Uti Nwachukwu, Uru Eke, Bryan Okwara, Beverly Naya & Ini Ikpe.

Subscribe to iROKOtv PLUS now and watch one of the biggest films of the year, Weekend Getaway

Kerry Washington marries Nigerian NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha

Hollywood actress, Kerry Washington, 36, secretly married Nigerian NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha, 32, on June 24th in Blaine County, Idaho. The Scandal star and the San Francisco 49ers cornerback turned actor started dating in 2012. This is the first marriage for both of them. Big congrats to them.

Late Ewar CEO, Adenike Ogungbe to be buried tomorrow

Popular Lagos based make-up artist, Adenike Ogungbe, who died on Wednesday July 3rd will be buried tomorrow Saturday 6th July. Church service is by 12pm at Idedo Methodist Church, Ago Iwoye, Ijebu, Ogun State. Anyone interested in going can join a bus waiting at 'On the Run Mobil filling station at Aausa Ikeja by 7am tomorrow.

Service of songs: Thursday 11th July by 3pm at the football field, Military Hospital, Yaba. Come with candles.

Remembering Aluu 4

Once again, we remember the victims of the Aluu community killing, UNIPORT students - Tekena Elkanah, Ugonna Obuzor, Chiadika Biringa, and Lloyd Michael. May their souls continue to rest in peace...and may they get justice. Dear Nigerian police, we are waiting and watching.

Wednesday 3 July 2013

CEO of Ewar Make-Over, Adenike Ogungbe, dies

Renowned Lagos based make-up artist and CEO of Ewar Make-Over, Adenike Ogungbe, has passed away. Nike died this afternoon in a hospital in Abeokuta, Ogun State just a day after giving birth. She gave birth early Tuesday morning, fell into a coma (she actually never came out of the anesthesia given to her) and died this afternoon. Her baby is fine and healthy. Nike's last Tweet below.

Nike was only 31 and is survived by a husband and her new born baby girl. Truly sad. May her soul rest in peace..Amen.

Meanwhile, I’m going to be MIA for at least 24 hours. I’m going to see JFK. :-)
God bless you and keep you and yours. Cheers.

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