Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 09/15/2013 - 09/22/2013





Saturday 21 September 2013

DJ Switch wins Glo X Factor!! Takes home 24 million Naira

Globacom’s Group Executive Director, Mrs Bella Disu (right) handing over a cheque for N24million to the winner of Glo X Factor singing reality show, DJ Switch. Left is Sony Music Marketing Director, Spiro Damaskinos.
The 29-year-old geology graduate of the University of Port Harcourt and native of Udi, Enugu State, was declared winner at the grand finale of the show held at Dream Studios, Bamako Street, Omole, Lagos. She beat the two other finalists Ethel Eshun and Vicky Gomoti in the last round of voting to win Globacom’s N24 million cash prize and a recording contract with Sony Music. Continue...

There may still be hope for Mo'hits o...according to Don Jazzy..hehe

That would make millions of Nigerians really happy...but I'm sure he's just messing around. Oh well..

Pics: Pasuma replaces stolen Range Rover with another Range Rover

Four months after losing his metalic coloured 2009 Range Rover SUV (pictured left) Fuji finest Wasiu Alabi Pasuma has replaced it with a 2010 Navy Blue Range Rover (pictured right).

Pasuma was attacked on Monday May 27th by armed robbers who made away with his SUV. Despite receiving help from the Nigerian police force and the OPC, the car was never recovered.

New Music: AT - Murda

She's given us her laid-back swag on “Empire Life”and turned it up a notch on “Rude Gyal Demo” but now, AT is ready to flaunt her versatility. As she takes on a new Jesse Jagz-reminiscent patois-laced riddim “Murda”. Produced by GospelOnDeBeatz. Check on it!

Photos: Tinsel actress Matilda Obaseki weds

Tinsel actress Matilda Obaseki married her man Arnold Mozia today Saturday September 21st in Benin. Matilda and Arnold welcomed a son exactly one year ago. Congrats to them. More photos from their wedding after the cut...

Toolz' stunning look for Glo X-Factor grand finale in Lagos

Glo X-Factor presenter Tolu 'Toolz' Oniru looked stunning at the grand finale of Glo X-Factor which held last Tuesday. Love this look. See more photos after the cut...

Mikel Obi scores his first Premier League goal...Yay!

Nigerian midfielder John Mikel Obi scored his first Premier League goal today as his club Chelsea beat Fulham 2-0 at Stamford Bridge. His first goal in 7 years and 185 premier league games. Fantastic!

Winners emerge from ongoing Milo Back To School promo

Scholarship winners have been emerging from the ongoing MILO Back to School promotion as it enters the 3rd week. 9yr old Adefisayo Adedayo in Ibadan, 7yr old Toluwalase Martins in Lagos and Adaji Celestine in Abuja are some of the winners of the N100,000 Scholarship.

Several others have won bicycles, trolley school bags, computers and other exciting gifts from the MILO back to school promo.

You can be a winner too; simply buy 2 packs of MILO 500g tin or refill, get a scratch card, scratch and what you see is what you get, immediately. You can also order and win online via www.deeski.com. Continue...

Gunmen storm Kenyan shopping mall, at least 22 people killed

Gunmen stormed a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya this afternoon Saturday September 21 killing at least 22 people in what could possibly be a terrorist attack. An eyewitness claimed the gunmen told Muslims to stand up and leave the mall and that only non-Muslims would be targeted. By the time they finished shooting indiscriminately, at least 22 were dead and at least 50 people injured.

One survivor said and that the attackers started from the Westage mall ground floor and made their way to the top. He said they had grenades and AK-47 rifles and he saw at least five of them. Local TV stations reported that the gunmen took hostages as soldiers and local policemen surrounded the mall. Another survivor said he was shot at by a man who looked like a Somali.

The Somali militant group al Shabaab had previously threatened to attack hotels, nightclubs and the Westgate mall, which is one of the biggest malls in the city, popular with the city's expatriate and foreigners...but there's no official confirmation for now that the group is behind this attack.

Security guards were seen wheeling out bloodstained bodies in shopping trolleys as soldiers continue to comb the mall looking for the gunmen. Kenyan Red Cross said at least 20 have been killed and more casualties were still inside the complex. See photos after the cut...

Question for LIB men - would you say yes to your lady?

If the lady in your life...girlfriend, fiancee, or wife wants to have a threesome with you and a female friend of hers, would you say yes? Having a threesome has always been one of her biggest fantasies and fortunately she has a hot friend who's willing to participate, would you go along? Why and why not?

Chris Brown calls Jay Z out in new interview, says he gets a thug pass

In the latest issue of Jet magazine Chris Brown wonders why Jay Z gets a pass for stabbing someone and selling drugs but he doesn't get a pass for beating the heck out of Rihanna.

Chris Brown tells Jet magazine...
“No disrespect, because I’m a fan, but nobody brings up the fact that [Jay Z] stabbed somebody and sold drugs. He gets a pass.”
In 2001, Jay Z got three years probation for stabbing record producer, Lance 'Un' Rivera, for leaking his album  Vol.3...Life and Times of S. Carter one month before its release date. Jay Z explained what happened that night. Continue...

Tweet of the day - from Peter Okoye

Five Families Qualify For Maltina Dance All Grand Finale

The stage is now set for the epic dance battle that will showcase Nigeria’s best dancing families as the curtains fall on the Maltina Dance All (MDA) family dance television show season seven. The winning dance family will drive home a brand new car in addition to a cash prize of N6 million while the first and second runners up will take home N1million and N500, 000 respectively. Continue

Photos/Video: Linda Ikeji on the Teju Babyface Show

I was a guest on the Teju Babyface Show a few weeks back...the episode we shot will air today on TV but it's already online for people to watch. See more pics and the link to the video after the cut..

Friday 20 September 2013

Photos: Footballer Ronaldinho pays $58,000 to get his teeth fixed

After years of refusing to fix his crooked teeth, saying his fans loved his trademark grin, 2-time FIFA World Player of the Year winner (2004/ 2005) Ronaldinho has changed his mind and finally gotten it fixed. The Brazilian football superstar paid $58,000 to have his teeth realigned, and gums altered.

Rohaldinho had the procedure at an orthodontic clinic in Brazil last month but the photos and video of the surgery were only released to the public two days ago. See the before and after photos after the cut

Waltz into the Glam world of Cointreau tomorrow at Make Me Salon in Surulere

What’s your style? Cointreau Fizz, Margarita, Cosmopolitan, a Side Car or a White Lady? Whichever it is, one thing is certain; Cointreau-versial ladies of style will flock Make Me Beauty Place this Saturday from 2PM till late for a fun filled relaxing time!

On Saturday, 21st of September, Cointreau will play host to the bold and stylish ladies of Lagos who make a statement at every turn. From gifting and beauty sessions to Cointreau based tastings amidst beautiful music and stunningly artistic hair and beauty craft, Cointreau-versial ladies are in for a treat. Continue...

New Video: D'Banj - Top of the World

President Jonathan sacks two special advisers

About a week after President Jonathan sacked nine ministers, he has again sacked two more people. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser (Media & Publicity) Mr Reuben Abati, Pres. Jonathan announced the sack of two special advisers - Mrs. Joy Emordi, the Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters and Dr. Tunji Olagunju, the Special Adviser to the president on the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)

The  statement said the sack is with immediate effect. Rumble in the jungle!

Photos: May D buys N150m 6-bedroom duplex in Magodo, Lagos

According to a press release sent out by his PR people, Ekiti state born dancer turned music sensation May D recently moved into his new 6-bedroom duplex in Magodo Phase II GRA said to be worth N150million. They didn't say rented, they said bought, hence my headline. Big congrats to May D. Another photo after the cut...

Photos: Agbani Darego opens AD showroom in Lekki Phase 1

On Wednesday 18th September, beauty queen turned entrepreneur, Agbani Darego opened the doors to the AD Showroom in Lekki Phase 1 to members of the press.

AD by Agbani Darego embraces a luxurious and chic aesthetic that’s affordable with cuts & styles that are flattering to a range of body types and silhouettes. “It is a line that caters to the ease we require of our personal style and it is intuitive to our body, style and pocket needs” says Agbani.

Products available include its range of Jeans, Bags and its Zip front Shirt Dress. More products including the AD Polo’s & Tunics will be introduced to the line. See photos after the cut...

Jay Z & Beyonce top Forbes list of highest-earning celebrity couples

Beyonce and Jay Z top the 2013 Forbes list of highest earning celebrity couples while Kim & Kanye came in at No.5. Jay and Bey made more than any other celebrity couple this year with an estimated $95 million in earnings between June 2012 and June 2013. See the top 5 list below..

1. Jay Z and Beyonce - $95million
2. Tom Brady and Giselle - $80million
3. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie - $50million
4. Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis - $35million
5. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian - $30million

142 corpses recovered after Boko Haram highway massacre

I'm sure you guys have been reading about all the killings perpetuated by Boko Haram in the past few days in the Northern part of the country. They are going to homes, highways and just killing people.

Just yesterday 142 bodies were discovered and evacuated from the highway and surrounding bushes in Borno state by officials of the Borno State Environmental Protection Agency (BOSEPA) after travelers were ambushed, removed from their cars and killed on the Maiduguri/Damaturu highway on Tuesday Sept 17th by Boko Haram members who dressed up as soldiers and set up checkpoints.

The officials said they believe there are more bodies they are yet to find but plan to keep searching.

"James Ibori gave me $15million as bribe in 2007" - Nuhu Ribadu

Desperate to halt a probe into his finances, governor James Ibori tried to bribe former anti-corruption boss Nuhu Ribadu in 2007 with $15 million in cash in a bag so heavy one man alone could not lift it, Ribadu told a London court on Thursday.

Ribadu said he pretended to take the bribe because he wanted the cash as evidence to use against Ibori in a prosecution, but rather than keep the money for himself he had it taken straight to the Central Bank of Nigeria to be kept safe in a vault. Continue..

A gay man can turn straight? Antoine Dobson says he's expecting a baby with gf

For those who don't know Antoine Dodson, he became an internet sensation in 2010 after his news interview about a bedroom intruder went viral online. (Google that video..it's hilarious)

So anyway, Antoine was open about his homosexuality for years until he renounced it back in May this year. Everyone thought he was just messing around but he announced yesterday that he is expecting a baby with his girlfriend. The identity of the girlfriend has not been revealed.

So wait, gay people can turn straight whenever they want? Quite a number of people are shocked by his claim, with one writing - Antoine Dodson has set gay black men back 20 years. Lol.

See what he wrote back in May to his fans after the cut...

Get ready for work with Sterling Bank – Novel Indeed!

If you didn’t catch the flashmob that held on Friday, last week, at the Silverbird Galleria then you missed out on the scintillating energy-filled hardcore dancing ; a sample of what to expect at the first ever Get Ready For Work Concert organized by Sterling Bank.

Holding today Friday the 20th of September 2013 at the NUT Pavillion, NERDC road, beside TISCO Plaza, Alausa by 11am, it promises to be an educationally entertaining day-long affair.

Facilitators are Jobberman’s Olalekan Olude, Jumia’s Gbolahan Fagbure, Mrs. Ukinebo Dare
CEO of Poise’ Graduate Finishing School, Banky W the music maestro and Muyiwa Afolabi of Frankly Speaking. There will also be body wiggling musical performances from Sean Tizzle, K9, Aramide, other upcoming artists and of course Banky W himself.

Photo: Benue State Governor serves as cook's best man

Benue State governor Gabriel Suswam served as best man for a cook named Peter Anyiman at his wedding which held over the weekend at Our Lady Perpetual Help Cathedral, in Makurdi, Benue State.

Governor Suswan told guests at the wedding that he decided to serve as Anyiman's best man to honour him because of his commitment to his job. Anyiman has been as serving a cook for Catholic Priest, Rev. Father Michael Tumba in Abuja for over 18 years.

Anyiman expressed his delight at having his own state governor serving as his best man, saying he couldn't have wished for a better wedding gift.

Gunmen attack & kill over 10 in uncompleted building in Apo, Abuja

Unknown gunmen dressed in military fatigue stormed an uncompleted building behind Legislator’s Quarters in Apo, Abuja in the early hours of this morning Friday September 20th killing over 10 people.

The people killed were squatting at the uncompleted building, mostly abokis who polish shoes and sell water.

According to eyewitnesses, the owner of the uncompleted building had warned people who pass the night in the building to desist from it, but they refused. Then the massacre this morning happened.

A survivor said they pay someone N200 every night to sleep in the uncompleted building and had been harassed and warned severally by military men to stop coming there...but they couldn't because they had nowhere else to go.

A resident in the area said that at about 12:30am he heard gunshot severally throughout the night, causing panic in the area. The number of people who died may be more than 10.

See photos after the cut. *Viewer discretion advised*...

OAP Matse Uwatse releases statement after sack from Nigerian Info

Some of you may have heard that popular Radio Personality Matse Uwatse Nnoli was fired from her job at radio station, Nigerian Info, two years after moving to the station from Wazobia FM where she worked for many years. There have been reports in the media that Matse was fired because 'she lacked discipline and couldn't be called to order'. Matse says this portrayal of her person is totally false and has released a statement exclusively to LIB. Find it below...
Dear all, compliments of the day to you.
I believe a lot of you must have heard of the recent termination of my job as an OAP (On Air Personality) on 99.3 Nigeria Info Fm. Well, it is true.
I have read on several blogs that I was sacked for being arrogant, rude etc. Even recently that I lacked discipline. If I lacked discipline, I wouldn't be successful in my career. I believe discipline, integrity and honesty goes hand in hand with true success. Ask those who  have met and known me and they will tell you that this is what I live for. I am not perfect, I have made mistakes but who is perfect?

New Music: Kcee - Pull Over ft Wizkid

New music from Kcee featuring Wizkid. Listen to it below and tell us what you think...

Thursday 19 September 2013

Samsung Confirms BBM™ on Galaxy Smartphones

Samsung today confirmed that when BBM™, the mobile social network, launches for Android smartphones on the 21st September 2013, it will be available as a free download for Samsung Galaxy smartphones across Africa from the Google Play store.
“We are pleased to officially announce that BBM will be available for Samsung Galaxy smartphones across Africa,” said EmmanouilRevmatas, Director of Hand Held Products, Samsung Electronics West Africa. “We are focused on driving consumer experiences based on customisation to suit every lifestyle. By offering an additional messaging service through our Samsung Messaging Hub, it has never been easier to stay connected. This is another way that we are providing our customers with a more integrated lifestyle experience and a powerful new way of communicating and sharing. It’s really about giving the African market what they want – and what they want is choice.”

Kerry Washington named World's Best Dressed Woman by People

Actress Kerry Washington has been named the 2013 ‘World’s Best Dressed Woman’ by People Magazine. People said they picked her because of her great sense of style.
"There has been a trend this year in lady-like fashion and I think she is almost single-handedly responsible for it.” People magazine Executive Editor, Elizabeth Sporkin said
Actress Jennifer Lawrence was named the celebrity with the best high fashion style while actress Jessica Chastain was named best in red carpet style. Solange Knowles got top marks for style risk-taking and confidence, Zoe Saldana was named the best in denim style and actress Lily Collins was named the best for up-and-coming style. Emma Stone won praise for her classic style & timeless look, while Nicole Richie was named best in trend-setting style.

Airtel offers Nigerians opportunity to own Nokia Lumia 520 Phone

Leading telecommunications service provider, Airtel Nigeria and Nokia, have partnered to provide Nigerians the opportunity to exchange any of their current handsets for one of Nokia’s swank smartphones, the Lumia 520.

To qualify for the Airtel/Nokia phone upgrade programme, customers need visit any of Airtel shops with their old but functional device of any given brand and network, then pay an exchange fee of N23, 990, to own the Lumia 520. Continue...

Happy 33rd birthday to Linda 'Chopping Life' Ikeji...moi! :-)

Yay, it's my birthday today...and I feel so blessed! It's been an incredible journey for me and I love where my life's journey has brought me. I have a great family, great friends, a job I love, LIBers who have my back, money in the bank and a future so bright, I gotta wear shades. Haha. What more can a girl ask for? OK, a husband, but that will come in God's time...lol.

So I'm having a birthday party on the 27th and 28th of Sept in London and Manchester respectively, hosted by Cokobar. They hosted my birthday party last year - check on it HERE. Hope UK LIBers will come out and party with me next weekend. So looking forward to it!

Hmmm...imagine if only 10% of my readers wished me a happy birthday...the number of comments would be insane and so cool. Haha! Love you guys...thanks for everything! *hugz*

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