Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 10/27/2013 - 11/03/2013





Saturday 2 November 2013

Graphic pics: 28 killed, 200 wounded in Anambra church stampede

About 28 people lost their lives today Nov 2nd during a stampede at the Holy Ghost Adoration Ground, Uke, Idemili North LGA of Anambra State (The Adoration ground after the stampede above

Punch reports
More than 100,000 people were said to be gathered at the venue of the incident, with facilities that can hardly take 5,000 people, when the stampede occurred. The tragic incident has already become political, as the camps of Governor Peter Obi and Senator Chris Ngige are trading blame over the incident.
About 200 victims that survived the stampede were taken hospitals in Onitsha and Nkpor where a lot of them were treated and discharged.
*Viewer discretion advised*. Graphic pics after the cut...

Rita, Ebube Nwagbo & Oge Okoye's outfits to Nollywood at 20 event

Check out Rita Dominic, Ebube Nwagbo and Oge Okoye's sexy outfits to the Association Of Movie Practitioners (AMP) Nollywood At 20 event. The event is happening tonight at Intercontinental Hotel in Lagos. Will bring red carpet photos later...

Acid attack victim Ebere Eze buried

Ebere Eze, the 24 year old mother of one who was lured by her estranged husband to a deserted place on Friday 11th October and attacked with acid, (Read the story HERE) has been buried. She was buried today November 2nd in her father's compound at Edoji Uruagu Nnewi in Anambra State.

Ebere was pregnant at the time she was murdered by her husband. So today, they buried her and her unborn child. Too sad. Her killer, Sunday Ezeh is still at large.

Introducing Yung Maro. Listen to his two new hot singles...

Yung Maro, real name - Augustine Efeadue Junior is a well-educated artiste bearing a unique style and a genuine passion for creating music; in other words, he is more than just your typical Nigerian music artiste with a story. 

In his words, "music has always played an important role in my life, keeping me from the streets and giving me a sense of responsibility". Currently trading his music within the Hip Hop/ R&B genres. Yung Maro, the University of North-East London graduate (B.Sc, Computer Science) who currently runs an Indie record label, Dynasty Entertainment, has just come through with a 5-track EP titled "Take Over", released on the 31st of August, 2013. Continue...

"Those who can't afford Heineken should stick to Ka kai" Mercy Johnson hits back at marketers

Mercy Johnson Okojie took to Twitter this morning to hit back at Nollywood Movie Marketers who are planning to ban her for being too expensive. Mercy charges between N1.8m to N2m per movie. And I totally agree with her, if you can't afford her fees, look for other actresses who are less expensive. See more Tweets after the cut...

Rihanna Ranks No.1 in Touring Revenue

While Kanye West is canceling shows because of poor ticket sales, Rihanna is selling out concerts. Her Diamonds World Tour has been ranked No.1 in touring revenue...

From Billboard
Rihanna ranks at No. 1 on Hot Tours with sales reported from her Diamonds world tour. The Diamonds tour, in support of Rihanna's 2012 album Unapologetic, kicked off on March 8 in Buffalo, N.Y. and played U.S. and Canadian arenas through May 7, closing with a packed house at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. With revenue from the European dates added, the tour's overall gross passed the $100 million mark from more than 1.2 million sold tickets.
Following the run through Europe, the Barbadian singer spent September and October on brief jaunts through markets in Asia, Australia/New Zealand and South Africa as well as stops in Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv. She is currently on the road for a final North American trek that wraps on Nov. 15 in New Orleans.

Photos from Annie Idibia'a baby shower

The baby shower held today at Annie's home. See more photos after the cut...

Bus ticket solution for NYSC Corps members

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Oya. We are there to take the hassles of the trip away from you.

Seun Kuti on Stella Oduah's car scandal


Photos from Ice Prince's 27th birthday party

Rapper Ice Prince turned 27 on October 30th and his management team and record label, Chocolate City, hosted him to a lavish party at Spice Bar in Victoria Island, Lagos. It was a star-studded party as his friends from the entertainment industry and media came out to celebrate with him.

Guests at the party included Audu Maikori, Iyanya, Lynxx, Naeto C, Dammy Krane, Chopstix, Loose Kaynon, DJ Sambo, Kid Konnect, DJ Spinall, DJ Obi, Grip Boiz, Toolz, Sexy Steel, Ubi Franklin, Emma Nyra and many others. See photos from the event after the cut...

Reno Omokri vs Atiku's former political adviser, Bashir Yusuf

Reno Omokri is special assistant to the president on new media while Mallam Bashir Yusuf is former VP Atiku Abubakar's political adviser and chairman of the Peoples Democratic Movement, PDM. The two men went at each other on Twitter last night over President Jonathan's Jerusalem Pilgrimage. See their tweets after the cut...

The heartbreaking poem a 14yr old girl wrote before she killed herself

Izzy Dix (pictured above), a gifted pupil who had ambitions to go to Oxford University, took her own life after complaining she could no longer cope with being bullied, both at school and online.

‘Izzy would come home and sob in my arms" Her mother Gabbi said "They called her “ugly”, “freak”, “frigid”. If she put her hands up in class, she’d be labelled a “swot” and they’d snigger at her, or make crude comments. They’d exclude her from events, tell her to go home, she wasn’t wanted. They’d turn their backs on her, literally. When she did come home, it didn’t stop, because it doesn’t, these days. They name-called her by text, then online. She’d log onto Facebook and get abuse. Then onto that awful site Ask.fm and be subjected to filth."

14 yr old Izzy committed suicide on September 17th. Her mother explained what happened that night
"When she came home from school that night, she seemed tired and a bit cranky. We had words because I wanted to watch The Great British Bake Off and she didn’t. But there was nothing to suggest she was going to do what she did. I remember she painted her nails - she was so meticulous about how she looked - then went up to her room and did her homework, had a shower, got her bag ready for school, laid out her uniform. I popped in and we had another chat about how the bullying was getting on top of her. It was nothing we hadn’t done 100 times before, and I’d always give her the talk about how she was stronger than the bullies.
‘Then I went downstairs while she got ready for bed. I had a cup of tea and a cigarette — she hates me smoking so I did it outside. I was gone 15 minutes, tops. In that 15 minutes my life was destroyed.’

Three men gang rape 15 year old girl in Lagos

Three men have allegedly gang-raped a 15-year old girl at the Ikorodu area of Lagos, as the police are alleged to be threatening the victim’s parents to settle the matter out of court.

The state government had earlier blamed the police for frustrating rape cases by threatening victims and their families to withdraw their cases. Two of the men have been arraigned at one of the newly established Family Courts in Ikeja for allegedly raping the girl.

The suspects are being tried by the Lagos State Office of the Public Defender, OPD, while the third suspect is still at large. It was learnt that the victim was lured to No 23, Fola Mustapha Street, in Ajegunle area of Ikorodu by her classmate (name withheld), a 16-year old girl, on the pretext that she wanted to return a text book which she had earlier borrowed from the victim.

It's the biggest most colourful concert of the year!

The biggest most colourful concert this year is finally here, it’s the Colourfulworldofmore Concert! They way it looks, line up, the preparations, seems like this is without a doubt the concert to be at. It's happening tomorrow November 3rd at Eko Expo Centre. Watch the video above to see what Wizkid has to say about what to expect at tomorrow's concert...

LIB exclusive: Marketers ban Mercy Johnson for being too expensive

Yeah you read right, Nollwood marketers have banned actress Mercy Johnson Okojie for being too expensive. Doesn't make sense does it? If someone's fees is too high, the sensible thing to do would be to boycott them and use less expensive actresses. Leave her to those who can afford her na, abi?

Mercy Johnson is currently the highest paid actress in Nollywood. She charges between N1.8million to N2m to feature in a movie. The others, like Ini and Funke charge between N700k to N1.2million.

For this reason, the actress has been blacklisted by the Nollywood Movie Marketers Association. The ban will not take effect immediately as Mercy has already signed up to do quite a number of movies. She returned on Thursday from a movie location, and will be on the set of another movie from tomorrow, Sunday. She will be traveling out of Nigeria sometime this month and when she returns, will be on another movie set...so she's basically booked till the end of the year.

The idea now is not to ban her after all her current contracts end. So the ban won't take effect until at least January 2014. This is not the first time the movie marketers association will be placing a ban on actors. They did this a few years ago when quite a number of Nollywood actors including Genevieve Nnaji, Ramsey Noah, RMD, Emeka Ike, Jim Iyke and others were blacklisted.

Bimbo Thomas says she regrets sending nude photos to ex-lover

Actress Bimbo Thomas granted an interview recently to The Nollywood Reporter, where she admitted sending nude photos to a married ex-lover. Bimbo says it's one the big mistakes of her life.
"Yes, I have been in love before and I have been involved in relationships I thought was love but wasn’t.. There was this relationship I thought would lead to the altar. I was committed to it and the guy was committed too but it still didn’t work out. We are still friends though. When I came out of that relationship, I didn’t want to date again. I just wanted to be left alone but you know women and love; I found another guy, he was the kind of guy one will call a gentleman. I fell in love with him; I could do anything for him. I even made a mistake that still tugs at my conscience till date; I sent him my nude photos. 
Looking back now, it was one mistake too many especially when I realized the guy was deceiving me as he was married with children. I cried and cried! I almost gave up on everything thing but God kept me.”

Friday 1 November 2013

New Video: Capo2G - Run Dis

Enjoy the video and continue to read more about him...

Photos: LMAO! Dudes dressed as Beyonce and Kim K for Halloween

Lol. Makes no damn sense!! See the ones dressed as Kim K, Chris and Rihanna after the cut...

Photos: Singer Zara Gretti gets her groove back

So happy to see Zara Gretti looking healthy again. The singer, who battled multiple sclerosis for a while (an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord) is back in Nigeria and looking great again. Pic on the left is Zara when she was ill earlier this year and the pic on the right was taken a few days ago in Lagos. You go girl!

Africa Internet Business Summit holds tomorrow

Tomorrow, November 2, leading Internet gurus from all over the world will converge in Lagos for the First Africa Internet Business Summit, facilitated by Dr. Ope Banwo. The reason behind the summit is to teach and educate people on ways to make money legitimately online and the know-how of digital marketing and PR.

The speakers and facilitators for the summit, who are leading lights in their various fields, include Willie Crawford; Daven Michael; Lou Brown; Alicia Lyttle; Tim R. Johnson; Allyn Cutts; Raam Anand and Dr. Ope Banwo of Afrinet Solutions who is also the moderator of the event. Continue...

Beverly Osu and best friend Charity Owoh fall out over BBA Bimp

Lol. The things I hear in this my gossip work. I'm going to tell you guys a bit of this story because the whole thing is too messy. So Beverly Osu and her best friend Charity Owoh are no longer friends. In fact I hear they are currently sworn enemies...and it all has to do with one gorgeous man, Big Brother Africa contestant Bimp Habesh from Ethiopia. Beverly and Charity fell out after Charity began to pursue Bimp who has been staying more in Nigeria since the reality show ended a few more months ago. Charity went as far as introducing Bimp to her mum and let everyone know she was interested in him. Then came Beverly, who also started showing interest in Bimp. Remember she confessed her feelings to Bimp in the Big Brother house but Bimp told her he had a girlfriend and Bev subsequently turned to Angelo.

Anyhoo, the two friends first fell out after Charity allegedly told Angelo (when he was in Nigeria) that Beverly still had a thing for Bimp, and after Angelo left, things became really heated between the former BFFs. Beverly felt betrayed that her best friend not only ratted her out but also went after Bimp knowing how she felt about him. I hear that one of them even went as far as opening a twitter account to attack the other, and the other one got so depressed about the situation (because all their friends supported the other) that she 'contemplated' suicide.

Bimp is currently not dating any of the girls. He might not even know that they are fighting over him.

Also, Beverly has edited her twitter account where she had charity's email address as her 'for booking contact' and has removed everything about charity in her biography.

Photos from Patience Jonathan's foster mother's funeral service

Patience Jonathan's foster mum was buried today in Okrika in Rivers State. President Jonathan, VP Namadi Sambo, Governor Goodswill Akpabio, Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, Governor Theodore Orji and several prominent Nigerians were at the burial. More photos when you continue...

Kim and Kanye suing Youtube co-founder over engagement leak

Days after Kanye West staged his elaborate proposal to Kim K at San Francisco's AT&T Park in front of family and friends on her 33rd birthday, video footage of the event surfaced online. Kim & Kanye are now suing the person who leaked the video.

According to reports, Kim and Kanye have filed a copyright lawsuit against the co-founder of Youtube, Chad Hurley, claiming he crashed their party uninvited and taped and released footage of the proposal after signing an agreement promising not to after he was allowed to stay and witness the proposal. The are seeking unspecified damages. You can watch the engagement video after the cut..

Dear LIB readers: How do I collect my money back from my ex?

From a female LIB reader
My ex and I dated for three years and were actually planning to wed. We got engaged April last year but because of family issues the wedding was called off in November 2012. Despite the end of our engagement, we kept seeing each other on and off for several months until we finally broke up in August. I was hoping we would get past our problems and go ahead with the wedding but that didn't happen. Now, here's my problem. I gave my ex N720 thousand naira last year for a project he was involved in. I borrowed him the money because I thought he would be my husband and if the business venture succeeded it would benefit both of us but since we have broken up and he's now seeing someone else I want my money back. I have been asking him for the past two months and he's telling me rubbish and has stopped picking my calls. The business is doing fairly well and he's making some money from it; is another woman supposed to enjoy the fruit of my labour? I want my money back. How do I go about getting it back?

Nigeria's Next Celebrity Photographer

Nigeria's Next Celebrity Photographer is an internet based quarterly photography contest in a class of its own, it is simply a game of pictures and the stories they tell. Pictures taken by every day Nigerians on the street, in the bus, at home, work, shopping, playing etc and this requires no outstanding professional photography skill or qualification to participate. However, professional photographers can also participate. Anyone with a camera phone, I-pad, camera etc can participate. Continue...

Photos from Iyanya's star studded 27th birthday party

Don Jazzy, Dr Sid, Jude Okoye, Timaya, May D, Naeto C, Kay Switch, Teebillz, Freeze of Cool FM and many other stars attended the 27th birthday party of Iyanya which held last night at 31 in Lekki Phase 1. Oh, and if you shine your eyes well well, you will see HER in the pics...*wink* Continue to see more photos...

Toke Makinwa says she and Maje Ayida are engaged but too busy to plan a wedding

On The Genevieve Magazine Show on Igroove radio, OAP personality Toke Makinwa talks about being engaged to her man of eight years, Maje Ayida and says the reason they are yet to get married is because of their busy schedule. Toke said:
"We've been together on/off for about eight years. We got engaged this year. And we were supposed to get married this year as well but I think it's the scheduling. Our schedules gotten so busy. Everyone says to me, just do it already. We map out some time to plan and then we get carried away..
She also talks about her accent and shares her opinion on bleaching. Watch the video after the cut...

Join Wazobia FM as they celebrate their 6th anniversary today

Make una come jolly with us as we celebrate our 6th anniversary of your ogbonge radio station - Wazobia FM. All the ogbonge celebs and musicians go dey there. 

Date: November 1
Venue: Rhapsody's for Ikeja shopping mall
Time: 9pm. 
For more informate, log on to - http://wazobiafm.com/lagos951/

Spot the difference: Naija Halloween vs Oyibo Halloween...:-)

Some of our Naija celebs celebrating Halloween yesterday. Hehe. Now check out dem oyibo people Halloween costumes after the cut...

New Music: Sean Tizzle - Komole

New music from fast rising music star, Sean Tizzle. This one is called Komole. Listen below...

Happy New Month Guys

Wanted to do this very early this morning but slept off...:-). You know what they say, you only live once, but if you live it well, once is enough! In this new month of November, I hope you never take things for granted. I pray that the spirit of procrastination leaves you. I hope that you believe in yourself enough to know that you can do anything and be anything you want to be. I hope you find strength inside you to fight for your dreams. I hope you love yourself enough not to care what people say about you. I hope you never wish you were someone else and realize you're exactly what God wants you to be. I pray that God grants you all your heart's desires. I wish you great happiness, great adventures, and I hope that after all said and done, when you look back one day, you would know that you came, you saw and you conquered. And generations would know that you were here!

Happy New Month LIBers...and thanks for everything!

Thursday 31 October 2013

Nollywood stars at Patience Jonathan's mum's Service of Songs

The First Lady's foster mum's service of songs held today in Okrika Rivers State and quite a number of our Nollywood stars including Nkem Owoh, Patience Ozokwor, Jennifer Eliogu, Onyeka Onwenu, Chinedu Ikedieze, and Ebube Nwagbo, attended. Ebube shared some photos on her Twitter page. See more photos when you continue...

New Music: Ludu - No Be Lie

After taking a break from the Nigerian music business for a while, Pop star Ludu returns with new single titled No Be Lie  which was produced by Davido's producer Shizzi.

Ludu currently signed to Cashville Records and will be releasing a follow up single to No Be Lie in few weeks while the video will drop before the end of the year. Listen to the song below...

Come in here ladies, check out pics of Joseph Benjamin working out

Check out Joseph Benjamin getting all sweaty and stuff during work out! Sexy man! :-)

Pics: Stella Oduah faces House Committee hearing over car scandal

Embattled Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah today faced House Committee Hearing over the BMW car scandal. See more photos and read a transcript of what was said at the hearing after the cut...

Photos: Remy Martin celebrates DJ Jimmy Jatt in grand style

Remy Martin Pacesetters VIP party, the shindig that redefines high-end gatherings added another feather to its hat as it celebrated the renowned DJ Jimmy Jatt at Prive Lounge in Victoria Island on October 18 at Prive Lounge.

Friends and fans came together with Remy Martin to celebrate DJ Jimmy Jatt in grand style amidst great music courtesy of DJ Sose and Remy Martin food pairings and cognac. Ayo Animashaun, Audu Maikori, Cecil Hammond, Wande Coal, Ice Prince, Burna Boy, DJ Humility, Tiwa Savage, Toolz, and Fade Ogunro were there to celebrate with him. See more photos after the cut...

Iyanya gets $25k Rolex watch from his manager, and world's most expensive perfume from GF

Iyanya today got a $25, 000 Rolex watch from his manager and partner, Ubi Franklin as a birthday present. He also got one of the world's most expensive perfumes from his current girlfriend. See the pics after the cut...

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