Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 11/24/2013 - 12/01/2013





Saturday 30 November 2013

Matse Uwatse shares inspiring testimony of her transition from single to married woman

OAP Matse Uwatse Nnoli shared a really inspiring testimony on her nstagram page today that I want to share with you guys here. For those who are not married, 2014 is our year in Jesus name! Amen. Lol. Sometimes it happens when you least expect it. Read Matse's article below and believe...!
2013!! Slowly coming to an end. A year of many joys and enlightenment. If one had told me on the 31st of December 2012 when I lit fireworks and screamed "Happy New Year!" that I would be married and expecting a miracle; my mini-me, I would have doubted. If someone had told me I would be a dual citizen of Nigeria and Germany, I would have wondered how. I was terribly hurt in 2012 but in just one year my life changed forever. Some have said, "Can she ever settle down?", "Who will marry this feminist?" "Which man go put this one for house?". Well, my God has answered those questions. :-) I have grown mentally, spiritually and emotionally. I have learnt not to be selfish and more tolerant. It wasn't all roses in 2013...I lost my job that I put so much into but gratefully other doors are opening. I was sick beyond comprehension and thought I would die but God was with me. 

Enish Nigerian Restaurant and Grill berths in South East London

With a proliferation of swanky European and Asian offerings across south east London, there has been an absence of high-end African options before now. 

EnishNigerian Restaurant and Grill in Lewisham High Street has filled that void with an up-scale, trendy place to get a different kind of bite. It has enjoyed rave review in the British press in its short time in existence.

Joint owners Eniola and Olushola Medupin have 20 years experience in restaurants and finance, with Olushola having run one of Lagos’ top restaurants for a decade. The appeal of Nigerian food, the couple say, is its freshness and variety of ingredients. Continue...

Photos from gospel singers Jahdiel and Eben's white wedding

The white wedding of Gospel singers Jahdiel Peter and Emmanuel 'Eben' Benjamin took place today Nov. 30th in Ikota Lagos. Wishing them happy married life. See more photos after the cut...

Photos from Obasanjo's son's white wedding in Ogun state

Former president Obasanjo's son, Bisoye Obasanjo married Chigozie Nwenyi today in Ogun state. The pics are not clear because they are phone pics from a guest at the wedding so please manage...:-). More photos after the cut...

Mozambique Airlines plane crashes in Namibia, killing 33 people

A Mozambique Airlines plane carrying 27 passengers and 6 crew members crashed in Namibia today Saturday November 30th, killing all on board, local media reports.

The Brazilian-made Embraer 190 aircraft left Maputo and was heading to Luanda when it crashed in a remote border area near a Namibian national park, Mozambique authorities said. The plane was carrying 10 Mozambicans, 9 Angolans, 5 Portuguese, and one citizen each from France, Brazil and China, plus six crew members, including two pilots, three flight attendants and a maintenance technician, the airline said today.

Investigators are now trying to determine the cause of the crash.

New Video: Magnito ft.Tkon - Inimini

Magnito, the feel-good rapper is back! This time it's the video for his hit single, Inimini feat singing sensation Tkon, produced by Gospel on de Beat. The video for the song was directed by Unlimited L.A. Magnito is signed to Kay Money Entertainment. Enjoy the video...

Peter and Lola Okoye cover December issue of Genevieve magazine

Newly weds Peter and Lola Okoye cover the Wedding Edition of Genevieve magazine December issue. Such a beautiful cover/couple!

Nick Cannon comes for Kanye West on twitter

Kanye has been on a media blitz ranting about how he's a genius and the most impactful artist of this generation...blah blah blah. Nick Cannon took to Twitter to point out to Kanye that real geniuses don't have to announce it...

Trivia: They've both dated same women, super model Selita Ebanks and reality star Kim Kardashian. See more Tweets after the cut...

Saheed Balogun reportedly drags wife fathia to court over name

According to unconfirmed reports, popular actor Saheed Balogun has dragged his ex-wife actress Fathia Balogun to court over the use of his name, Balogun, insisting that she drops it. The two were married for many years before ending their union, which produced three children, a few years ago.

Saheed has been trying for years to get Fathia to revert to her maiden name but Fathia has always insisted she made a career using the name and has no plans to ever drop it.
"My name is Fathia Balogun and it’s going to remain Balogun for life. Nobody can ever change that or stop me from answering that name" She said in an interview in 2011.
Well, now Saheed has reportedly gone to court to get her to drop the name. Can the courts really force her to drop her ex-husband's name? And why is Saheed so insistent on this, how does it affect him?

Video Camp 2013 Holds December 4-7

If you've ever wanted to be able to shoot videos for commercials, music videos, documentaries, movies, events... here is your chance to get started!

Twim Academy's Video Camp 2013 offers you 4 exciting days of "cameras...lights... action". You get to learn about (and work with) real equipment in a real studio environment. You also get to learn from professionals. Don't take their word for it, after the cut you will find a video of some of their students. For more details, fees or registration, click here. Continue...

"I was forced to masturbate in front of teammates" - David Beckham

Retired footballer David Beckham recently revealed that he was forced to masturbate in front of his teammates as part of his initiation into Manchester United's youth team in 1991.

Beckham, who opened up about the incident in a documentary titled The Class of ’92, said the incident happened when he was just 16 years old. He said he was forced to stare at a calendar photo of eighties Reds soccer player Clayton Blackmore (pictured right) and pleasure himself, while his teammate watched, as part of an embarrassing hazing ritual.
“Everyone had an initiation that you had to go through on the youth team, that was one of the most uncomfortable ones. The fact that I had to look at Clayton Blackmore’s calendar and do certain things. I was embarrassed when I was saying it on camera let alone talking about it more. But it’s something that we all had to go through. It was definitely something I wouldn’t like to go through again!' Beckham said
The Class of ’92, is a documentary about the generation of Manchester United stars who came of age two decades ago.

The Okoye boys in South Africa for the Channel O awards

This is the first pic of Jude Okoye with his brothers Peter and Paul Okoye since his absence at Peter's wedding to Lola two weeks ago. Peter has since said reports that his family does not support his marriage to Lola Omotayo is ridiculous.

He told Encomuim magazine;
"I saw some of those reports and was full of laughter. Everybody is just laughing because the reports are like comedy to us. Honestly, there is no iota of truth in the rumour. But it’s one of the prices you pay as a celebrity, so I remain focused.

Omotola, Donjazzy, named among 2013 Africa's 100 Most Influential People

Actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, music producer Don Jazzy, writer Chimanda Adichie and musicians P-Square have been named one of Africa's 100 Most Influential People in 2013 by the New African Magazine

Other Africans in the list include Ghanaian/US actor Idris Elba, Nigerian/UK actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sudan supermodel Alek Wek, South African comedian Trevo Noah, South African fashion mogul, Precious Moloi-Motsepe and Senegalese actor Omar Sy. Well deserved. See the full list HERE

Music Meets Runway announces official date

The highly anticipated event of the year, Music Meets Runway announces its event show date as the 21st of December 2013. For the third time in a row, MMR is scheduled to take place at the Eko Hotel & Suites at 6pm prompt. 

This year’s event is tagged The Icons Edition and will feature prominent Designers and Artists such as; DeolaSagoe, Lanre Da Silva Ajayi,  ItuenBasi, Femi Kuti,  2Face and much more. Tickets to the most talked about event this year is available right now on www.afritickets.com. Continue...

Friday 29 November 2013

Who rocked the striped blazer; Neyo, Wiz Khalifa or Miguel

Singer Neyo (left), rapper Wiz Khalifa, (centre) and singer Miguel (right) in pleather black and white striped blazer. Who rocked the look?

Abuja court sentences Lebanese to life imprisonment for terrorism

A Federal High Court in Abuja today sentenced Talal Ahmad Roda (pictured above), one of the three Lebanese men arrested in May 2013 in connection with illegal possessions of weapon, to life imprisonment. Mr Roda was arrested after a large cache of arms was found in a bunker during a raid on his residence. He was found guilty of all 5 counts of illegal possession of weapons and conspiracy.

Two other men, Mustapha Fawaz, the owner Amigo Supermarket in Abuja and Abdallah Tahini, who were also charged with possession of illegal weapons, were set free by the court. See photos from the trial after the cut...

New Video: Solid Star - Oluchi ft. Flavour

Here is the visual for the number 4 track from Solidstar's Grace and Glory album, directed by Aje Films

US rapper Wale explains why he's never been to Nigeria until now

In a radio chat with Toolz on Beatfm yesterday, Wale said the reason he's never been to Nigeria until now was because his parents, who are both from Ondo state, were so poor they couldn't afford a bring him home.
"I grew up poor. We lived in DC, in the projects. Getting a ticket to Nigeria on $20, 000 income yearly, to my family that wasn't really... you know...like I was a 15 year old with a decent job, I'm not going to save up to go to Nigeria. That wasn't what I was thinking when I was that age. And then I was in college and the money tight right then. And then I get this record deal when I dropped out of school, you're running around so much you don't even have time to see your own parents"

Photographer Yomi Black mocks his ex-girlfriends

If you're an ex-girlfriend of popular photographer, OAP and media entrepreneur, Yomi Black, then you need to get in here...this is for you! Hehe. Yomi is married to a gorgeous woman (pictured right) and likes to constantly remind people of that fact. Yesterday he posted that pic of his wife above on his instagram page, praising her beauty while dissing his ex-girlfriends. Yomi wrote "OK, she is f**king fine....#damn." Then kinda mocked all the women he's loved and lost!

Kanye's call for boycott of LV fails miserably. Fashion brand sells out

It seems like quite a number of people don't like Kanye and they spent their money to prove it. A few days after he called for a boycott of giant fashion brand Louis Vuitton, the exact opposite of what he was hoping for happened. Louis Vuittion sold out and a new record was even set for online sales.
After Kanye West told people to not buy any Louis Vuitton until after January the company took action and sent an e-mail to their best customers who responded in a huge way. The company says that sales surged this week and when final numbers came in that a new record was set for online sales and that customers responded to the attack by Kanye by coming to the brand for the first time and there were many small transactions by people who wanted to show their support for anything that is anti-Kanye." CDN reports
During that radio interview Kanye said "They think I don't realize my power." Guess he's not as influential as he thinks he is.

Ex-NBA player Olumide Oyedeji rants on Twitter about being turned down by Nigerian High Commission

For those who don't know who Olumide Oyedeji is, he's a former NBA player & current team captain of the Nigerian Basketball team. He's hosting a charity Basketball clinic for kids in London this weekend at the Damilola Taylor Centre in Pecham and from his rants on Twitter, the Nigerian High Commission in the UK were not interested in partnering with him on his charity project
He seemed really excited as he made his way to the embassy (tweet above)...and they burst his bubble lol. See his rants below and after the cut...

New Music: Wande Coal ft Burna Boy - Amorawa

Fresh from the stable of Black Diamond Ent comes Amorawa, a song by Wande coal ft Burna boy. Its a blend of super harmony/vocals and sound with top notch Ragga feel. Enjoy below ...

Rapper Ice Prince explains why he initially denied having a son

In an interview with Entertainment Express Showbiz Plus, Ice Prince explains why he initially denied having a son when the news made headlines in March 2012.
"It was complicated back then, I didn’t really know what was happening and I wasn’t sure of certain things. So the best I had to do then was deny it and sort out things first. Now I know he is my child and I have done everything as a father ever since.
Ice Prince also explains his relationship with his baby mama, Bimbo Babatunde.

"I speak with her often and it is usually about the baby. That is all for now.

Governor Adams Oshiomhole apologizes over comments to a widow

Gov. Adams Oshiomhole of Edo today Friday November 29th apologized for the comments he made to a widow in Benin during an inspection tour on Mission Road, in the state capital, a fortnight ago.

Oshiomhole said that he now regretted the comments which had become the subject of discourse in the social media. The Governor said that he made the comments in anger.

The governor’s apology was made when the leadership of the Federation of Muslim Women’s Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN), paid him a courtesy visit in Benin. Continue...

…And We Ran Lagos

Over 2000 athletes ran 10km from Onikan Stadium to Teslim Balogun Stadium. The race had everything; music, fun, a thirst for glory, new friendship, pain but in the end we conquered and winners emerged.

Williams Kefaf of Plateau State emerged the winner of the maiden edition of ‘Nike we run Lagos’ 10 kilometer race put together by the leading sportswear manufacturing company.

The race which was flagged off at the Onikan Stadium by the Lagos State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Enitan Oshodi, saw the Police officer dictating the pace from the beginning to Teslim Balogun Stadium where it was terminated. Continue...

Stella Oduah’s armoured cars will buy 51 police patrol vehicles' -Gov Fashola

During the 7th annual Town Hall Meeting on Security held in Lagos, Governor Fashola said the two BMW cars bought for Stella Oduah will purchase 51 patrol vehicles for the Nigerian Police.
"It is sad to know that the Federal Government that allocate three patrol vehicles for one state police command of 370, 000 police men, is unable to resolve how N255 million was used to purchase 2 saloon vehicles for one officer. It is a very grave irony. The cost of average vehicle needed to patrol the state is just N5 million. And with such fund, we will have put at least 51 patrol vehicles on the road, patrolling the streets of Lagos.”
"In spite of all this, they resist the idea of a state police. The money from the fund was in the last one year used to provide vehicles for the Nigerian Prison Service, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, National Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC and indeed the airport wing of the Nigerian police, is funded from this money. And it is the same aviation ministry that manage the airport that we had this very odious car scandal of N255 million.” (PM News)

Who rocked it; Jennifer Lopez, Yvonne Nelson or Anthony?

Who rocked this stretch-crepe mini dress by Roland Mouret, Jennifer Lopez, Yvonne Nelson or Lala Anthony?

Dr Fashakin arrested by the SSS for criticizing President Jonathan?

 When did President Jonathan start arresting people for criticizing him?

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