Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 09/22/2013 - 09/29/2013





Saturday 28 September 2013

Beverly Osu and Angelo Collins reunite in Lagos

Angelo Collins arrived in Nigeria today to spend some time with his BBA boo, Beverly Osu. Other BBA Housemates Bimp and Bassey are also in town. They are here to attend Beverly Osu's birthday party which will hold tonight at Aura Night Club. More photos when you continue...

Photos from Daisy Danjuma's son's wedding

Senator Daisy Danjuma’s first son, Yuki Omenai married his longtime girlfriend Moriam Omobolanle today September 28th at the Convention Centre of Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos and I got some exclusive photos from the event. See more photos after the cut...

Agbani stunning in traditional attire at Daisy Danjuma son's wedding

Former Miss World Agbani Darego looked stunning at the traditional wedding of Daisy Danjuma’s son, Yuki Omenai, which took place today at Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos.

Photos from Uche Nnaji's wedding

Creative Director of OUCH Fashion & Lifestyle brand Uche Nnaji married Anthonia Onwamaka on Sunday September 22nd in Lagos. See more photos after the cut...

Miss Philippines crowned Miss World 2013, Miss Ghana came 3rd

The 2013 Miss World pageant held today Saturday September 28th at Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center in Bali, Indonesia. Miss Philippines Megan Young (pictured left) beat 126 other contestants to win Miss World 2013. Miss France Marine Lorphelin was named runner-up, while Miss Ghana Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter (pictured right) came third.

President Jonathan to speak on current national issues tomorrow

President Goodluck Jonathan will host another edition of the Presidential Media Chat tomorrow Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 7pm. See the State House Press Release below
President Jonathan will in the course of the programme, answer questions from a panel of journalists on current national issues and events, as well as policies and actions of his administration. Members of the public who have questions they will like the President to respond to on the programme may send them in via Twitter to @mediachatng1.

The programme will be broadcast live on the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) and the Voice of Nigeria (VON). Other television and radio stations are enjoined to hook up to NTA and FRCN to relay the programme to their viewers and listeners.
Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) September 28, 2013

MI, Burna Boy, others, celebrate Nigeria with Close Up Loves Naija Concerts

You remember the Close Up Loves Naija concert last year which featured musical acts as TuFace Idibia, Naeto C, Omawunmi, Ice Prince and DJ Jimmy Jatt, and the popular theme song produced by Cobhams Asuquo? Well, preparations for this year’s concert are in full gear.
With Nigeria’s 53rd Independence anniversary just a few days away, Nigeria’s top music artistes have gathered to celebrate with concerts in different locations across the country. 

The concerts will feature MI, Olamide, Burna Boy, Chidinma, Phyno and DJ Jimmy Jatt at Silverbird Galleria in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja on the 1st of October, 2013. The events will comprise full games and activities from 10am and free for all to attend, so mark it down in your calendar.

For more information log on to www.facebook.com/closeupng. The Countdown begins! Naija get ready!!! See more photos from last year’s concert after the cut..

Chris Brown tells Kanye West to hire 'street thugs' for protection

A day after Kanye West blasted US Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel for making a comedy spoof of his BBC Radio One interview, Chris Brown has shown his support for Kanye, telling him directly on Twitter to hire 'street thugs' for protection against the media. You can watch the video that got Kanye angry after the cut...

Mary J Blige in Lagos

Mary J Blige performed in Lagos last night at the Sisters With Soul concert which held at Eko Hotel. Will bring official photos later...

Banky W is single again + says Nigerian Ent. industry is more fame than fortune

In an interview with Nigerian Tribune yesterday, Banky W opened up about his relationship status. When asked if he was in a relationship, Banky replied 'Not at the moment.' Guess his relationship with Ghanaian beauty Andrea Giaccaglia has packed up...or maybe he just wants to get the blogs off his back. Lol. Anyway Mr Capable also reacted to the Forbes/Channel O list of the Top 10 Most Bankable African artists 2013where he was placed at No.10, Banky says the Nigerian entertainment industry is more fame than money. When asked how he felt about the list, Banky replied
I don’t believe very much in such things. Let’s be honest, the real wealthy people are the businessmen like Dangote and the politicians (some of whom got there by looting Nigeria). They’re the ones with real money. This entertainment business is too much hype. It is more fame than fortune. So I’m not thrilled by it and I don’t think any of us should buy into it too much. I’d rather be wealthy and quiet than famous and broke.
Read the full interview after the cut..

"All she wants to do is smoke and f**k" - Wizkid Tweets

Lyrics to a song or is this real life? :-)

Photo: Annie Idibia cradles baby bump

she's expecting her second baby with husband, 2face Idibia. Cute...!

New Video: Trafic - Bad Girls Crew

323 Entertainment and award-winning singer & Grammy nominated songwriter Tiwa Savage proudly present the next big thing in Nigerian music, the head-turning sensation, Trafic! Watch his brand new video above and continue to read more about him...

Friday 27 September 2013

It's finally happened. Khloe Kardashian drops Odom from her name

Khloe has removed her husband's name from her instagram page and now from her Twitter page. 5...4...3...2.. before they announce the divorce...

Meanwhile friends of Lamar insist he didn't send the Tweet that bashed his father for calling out the Kardashians. Sources told TMZ that Lamar Odom is holed up without Internet (by choice) and has no idea his father even gave an interview. So someone else must have sent that Tweet from his account

Genevieve Nnaji attends Vanessa Amadi's bachelorette party

Genny attended the bachelorette party of top UK based PR consultant Vanessa Amadi, who I hear is getting married this weekend in London. Congrats...

Governor Fashola and His ''Apology'' - by Femi Fani Kayode

The deportation of Igbos to Anambra state by the Lagos State Government a few months back was what sparked off all the Igbo/Yoruba bashing that happened online recently, most popular was the piece written by controversial former minister Femi Fani Kayode, which led to him being 'sued' by one prominent Igbo lady..:-). So anyway, yesterday governor Fashola apologized to the igbos for the incident...and FFK doesn't think he should have apologize. Read what he wrote below...
There can be little doubt that the relocation of the 19 igbo destitute from Lagos state a few months ago was a lawful exercise and that it was done in the interest of Lagos state. Consequently I do not believe that Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola ought to have tendered any form of apology whatsoever to the igbo for what he did. The only redeeming factor is the fact that the apology was obviously designed simply to calm frayed nerves and I commend Fashola for that gesture if nothing else. I say this because my understanding is that he apologised NOT for the deportation itself but for ''the misunderstanding that arose from it''. There is a world of difference between the two. I also commend him for admonishing the igbo to develop their own region and to decide whether they are ''igbo before they are Nigerians or Nigerians before they are igbo''. 

Spot the celebrity

Awwww she was such a cutie...you see her?

Single premiere: Moeck - Below (produced by Del B)

Moeck is an afro-pop/hip-hop group formed by two brothers who fell in love with creating  good music. The duo who released their debut a while back has been performing at high profile events and embarked on a light media tour to promote the single; yet to catch a major break, they are still considered the voice of young Nigerians. The unruly boys create surreal sounds of mind-blowing melodies and dancehall rhythms as seen on their sophomore effort ‘Below’ produced by Del B.

The duo delivers once again on the banging club banging beat crafted by the Limpopo hit maker; boasting a video in works, there is no stopping these brothers. For now, download, listen, share and 'Konko Below' after the cut...

Oprah Winfrey says she'll leave this earth as a 'never married' woman

Billionaire talk show legend and actress Oprah Winfrey 59, has been dating Stedman Graham, 62, since 1986. That's 27 years - longer than a lot of marriages. Oprah said in an interview recently that although she considered marriage after she attended Tina Turner's wedding in Switzerland in July, she's pretty sure she will leave the world as a woman who 'never got married'

When asked if she would leave earth as a “never-married” woman, Oprah made her feelings very clear. “Yes,” she told Access Hollywood. “Yeah, I think that’s my final answer.”
“I think that it’s interesting that you would ask it because I thought about it again at Tina Turner’s wedding. Because Tina was like, ‘Oprah, you need to do this. You need to do it.’ I was just thinking, ‘Well, OK, would things really be different?’ And no, I don’t think so. If you ever interviewed him (Stedman), he would tell you that had we married, we would not be together today, because he’s a traditional man and this is a very untraditional relationship.”
Oprah also explained that she couldn’t be a wife because the word holds responsibilities she doesn’t feel capable of handling.

US report says Boko Haram may have anti-aircraft missiles

Not only has Boko Haram been linked to the group behind Kenyan mall attack al Shabaab, there are also reports that they may have anti-aircraft missiles. Hmmmm.

From Punch
A report by a committee of  the United States House of Representatives has linked the  fundamentalist Islamist sect, Boko Haram to al Shabaab, the terror group that carried out the September 21 Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi, Kenya.
The  report dated September 13, 2013 and entitled, ‘Boko Haram: Growing Threat to the US Homeland’, also acknowledged the growing relationship between the Nigerian sect and another terror group, the Al Qaeda in the land of the Islamic Maghreb.
The  39-page report noted that “while there is no evidence that al Qaeda’s core in Afghanistan and Pakistan commands Boko Haram’s operations, it is clear from the words of multiple US officials and  media reports  that Boko Haram is supportive of, and supported by Al Qaeda networks such as AQIM.”

Photos: Angry Arik Air passengers block Abuja airport runway

Angry passengers yesterday evening Thursday September 26th blocked the runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, preventing planes from taking-off or landing.

The passengers, who disembarked from an Arik Air flight, blocked the Abuja runway because the flight they took from Abuja to Calabar was not allowed to land in Calabar around 5.30pm for safety reasons - the runway lightening was poor, forcing the pilot to return the passengers to Abuja.

The passengers now felt the best way to express their anger was to prevent other planes from taking off or landing at the Abuja airport. Continue...

Photos from Rukky Sanda's movie premiere

Nollywood actress Rukky Sanda premiered her movie Keeping My Man on Wednesday 25th Sept at  Wheatbaker Hotel in Ikoyi. Rukky wore a Sherri Hill strapless cream coloured gown from the label’s Fall 2013 Collection to the premiere. See more photos after the cut...

Photo: Football legend Lionel Messi arrives in court for tax fraud case

Four-time FIFA footballer of the year Lionel Messi and his father Jorge arrived in a Spanish court this morning Friday September 27th to answer charges of alleged tax fraud. Messi and his father are being accused of hiding over £3.4 million by filing incomplete tax returns from 2006 to 2009.

The charges against father and son was lodged by a state prosecutor in June 2013 claiming that they tried to conceal earnings from Messi's image rights - charges they both deny.
"I never take care of that (tax) stuff myself and neither does my father," Messi said in July. "We have our lawyers and our wealth managers to take care of that and we trust them and they will sort this out. The truth is I don’t have a clue about all this and that is why we have people taking care of it."
Messi has already paid the Spanish authorities the unpaid tax he's owing plus interest (he paid £4.2m) but because tax fraud is a serious offense in Spain, he still has to make an appearance in court where the courts will determine whether the case is pursued any further. Hopefully it will all end today!

Photos: DavidO and his crew hang out with footballer, Samuel Eto'o

The two stars showing off their Rolex watches as they hang out in London. See more photos after the cut

New Video: Aslar Jezzy - Sexxy

New video from Aslar Jezzy for his new single Sexxy. Enjoy...

Governor Fashola apologizes to the Igbos over destitude deportation

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola yesterday Thursday Sept. 26th apologized to the Igbos over the deportation of destitute from the state to Anambra State a few months back.

Governor Fashola tendered his apology at a ceremony to mark the Silver Jubilee anniversary of Aka Ikenga, an Igbo social-cultural group in Lagos. He said:
“The truth is that I do not have a problem with the Igbos, they know that because the largest herd of cattle I received during my father’s burial came from the Ndigbo. Those people who came under their many colours are not people I have a problem with, they are my kindred and my people. Also, there were people who did not clearly understand me and they have misunderstood words said or misrepresented actions taken in the way that it has pleased them to do so. To those people, I owe an explanation, not a defence of what has happened and that is partly why I am here.

The 'White Widow' behind the Kenyan mall massacre was in Nigeria

According to a report by UK Daily Mirror, Samantha Lewthwaite, the British woman known as the “White Widow” accused of masterminding the Kenyan shopping mall massacre that left 68 people dead and over 170 injured was in Nigeria sometime ago and evaded detection. 

If White Widow Samantha Lewthwaite is on the run she will be hard to catch. If  Lewthwaite were to be on the run in Kenya, Nigeria or Somalia, it would be a easier to evade detection than in Europe. She would be wearing a veil, and sensitivities about searching Muslim women would be observed so she could easily slip through difficult checkpoints.
In Nigeria, where police forces are notoriously corrupt, there were reports she was almost caught a while ago, but she bribed her way out of trouble. Extremist communities such as al-Shabaab are tight-knit in these countries, making it difficult to recruit agents to penetrate them and trace her.

Iwuanyawu's kids were not in support of his marriage' - family source

A close family source of billionaire business man Emmanuel Iwuanyawu's first daughter has denied she granted any interview saying the children were in support of their father's new marriage to 26year old, Frances Chinonyerem Enwerem. The family source who called me to deny the report, said:
"Nwadiuto Iheakanwa couldn't have granted that interview because she was sick in a foreign hospital and therefore did not grant any interview and she wasn't even at the wedding. We also know that Iwuanyawu's children did not support their father marrying a girl young enough to be his granddaughter. His first grandchild is 19 years old and this lady is not even up to 26 like is being reported in the media. Iwuanyanwu would threaten fire and brimstone to anyone who dares his choice. Truly all is not well in the family"

Inspired Autos unveils all new 2014 Range Rover Sport Supercharged

The 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged which was earlier debuted at the New York International Auto Show in April 2013 has arrived Nigeria from the USA courtesy Inspired Autos, Nigeria's number 1 Online Auto Dealership.

Speaking in Lagos, The Managing Director/CEO, Inspired Autos Ltd, Mr Abimbola Akin-Emmanuel said the All New 2014 Range Rover Sport Supercharged is Like Nothing You've Ever seen Before, This is a hallmark Land Rover representing true breadth of capability with incredible on-road and off-road handling and performance." See more photos of the vehicle after the cut...

Epic fight! Kanye West VS talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel

Kanye West went on Twitter a few hours ago to slam popular US talk show host Jimmy Kimmel for making a comedy spoof of one of his 'honest' interviews.' Jimmy Kimmel Live poked fun at Kanye's much-talked-about interview with BBC Radio One and the rapper went off on twitter. This is rare so it's kind of epic! Lol Check out more Tweets from Kanye and Jimmy Kimmel's response after the cut.

Okada man flings himself in front of oncoming trailer over seizure of his bike

A desperate, angry Okada man tried to kill himself yesterday Thursday September 26th by throwing himself in front of a trailer and then, an SUV after his motorcycle was seized in Oyo State.

According to a report by Nigerian Tribune, the unidentified Okada man was stopped by officers of the Oyo State Commercial Vehicle Registration Unit and upon checking his papers, alleged they were fake, after which they seized his Okada.

According to eyewitnesses the man pleaded with the officers for a while but when his begging fell on deaf ears, he attempted suicide by flinging himself in front of two on coming vehicles.

Fortunately there were people around the area to rescue him both times. He later went into shock and started foaming from the mouth. Some policemen arrived the scene and took the man to the hospital.

Graphic photos: Train kills man (cuts him into pieces) in Oshodi

Some eyewitnesses said the man threw himself in front of the train, some said he was just walking across the railway track with his friends when a train coming from Agege approached early yesterday morning around the Bolade area of Oshodi. Don't know which one is accurate but there's one fact; the unidentified man was crushed into pieces by the train. When I say into pieces, I mean head off, hand off,  leg off, cut into two from the stomach. Horrific!
Please I beg you don't open the photos, it will give you nightmares. But if you insist, see them after the cut..

Video: Another police extortion caught on tape

This one happened in Onitsha Area Command, in Anambra State. Officers: Stephen Iduh, Anselem Ukachukwu, J. O Daudu of the Servicom Unit. as at Friday 20th Sept. 2013.

The police tried to extort these people of N10,000 after taking them to the station (and parking them outside, not inside the station. Watch the video...

Thursday 26 September 2013

Off to the UK for my birthday party in Manchester and London

Hey LIBers, I will be MIA for a bit as I fly to the UK for my birthday party taking place tomorrow night at Cokobar in Manchester and Saturday night September 28th at CokoBar in London. Hope LIBers in Manchester & London will come out and party with me on Friday and Saturday nights.

Also, let me use this opportunity to say something that I've been carrying in heart for a week. Thank you so much for all the birthday wishes...I think LIB broke a record - 4658 comments. Unbelievable! I appreciate your kind words and will be forever grateful for all the support you show me.

Will get back to blogging as soon as I land in the UK. Cheers guys! Kisses!!!

Comedian Bovi and wife welcome baby girl

Popular comedian Bovi Ugboma and wife Christabel welcomed a daughter last night September 25th  at 8:47pm. This is the couple's second child. Big congrats to them. Another pic after the cut...

Wednesday 25 September 2013

Baileys to give consumers an unforgettable experience at the Sisters with Soul Concert

Baileys your number one premium Irish cream is giving consumers a chance of a lifetime to meet with Mary .J. Blige. Baileys is offering its consumers an opportunity to watch MJB rehearse, being interviewed and also ask her their own questions. All you need to do is stay close to your local radio (Cool FM, Beat FM & Classic FM) to get more information. Winners will also automatically win tickets to the concert.

At the SWS concert, Baileys will be giving consumers an experience of a lifetime with the following; 
Emporium of Desire lounge at VIP entrance
Bar in the VIP area.
Make up for first 100 ladies from BM Pro.
Also some tickets would be given out at Get arena today Wednesday 25th 2013 at Industry Nite.

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