Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 12/22/2013 - 12/29/2013





Saturday 28 December 2013

Remy Martin celebrates RMD and Chris Ubosi

Remy Martin celebrates Richard Mofe-Damijo and Beat FM/Naija FM CEO Chris Ubosi at the first ever Grandmaster edition of the pace setters party...see more photos after the cut...

Governor Adams Oshiomhole Survives Road Accident

Press Statement from Edo State Government
Governor Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole survived a motor accident at Ewu Village along the ever-busy Benin-Auchi road in Edo State at about 9.45am Saturday, 28th December 2013 on his way back to Benin City from his Iyamho Village. The incident occurred at about 9.45am at Ewu, in Edo Central Senatorial District, when a Peugeot J5 Bus filled with tomatoes and plantains apparently lost control and rammed into the Governor’s Flag Car from the opposite direction before swerving into a roadside ditch.
Three vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were in front of the Governor’s Flag Car and had passed the Peugeot J5 Bus before it [J5 Bus] had direct impact with the Governor’s car, which had the Governor, his Aide-De-Camp [ADC] and his Driver as occupants. The Governor’s Car was badly affected but both occupants of the Peugeot J5 Bus and that of the Governor’s sustained no injuries.

Singer Eric Arubayi weds

Eric Arubayi was 3rd runner-up West African Idol 2007. He released his debut album 'Redefined' in 2011 but not much has been heard from him since then. Eric did his traditional wedding a few weeks back while his white wedding held today in Abraka, Delta State...congrats to him.

Minister of Works wants feedback from you

A statement from the Minister of Works, Mike Onolememem.
Oftentimes, been in a position of authority comes with its own set of challenges. A good example is the bureaucracy that shields leaders from realities on ground. Most times, a minister’s aide(s) might not be his best means of touching base. Hearing directly from the people, without exposing oneself to unnecessary distractions, is the sure way to see and feel what is going on.
I want to hear directly from road users and patriotic Nigerians who desire to join hands with us to make our FEDERAL ROADS better than they are at present. I have created an email account (feedbackmow@gmail.com) through which you can reach me directly to lay your complaints ,proffer suggestions or inform me on just about anything to do with Federal roads. However, I will need the following favours: Continue...

IK Ogbonna pictured with rumoured new sexy Hollywood actress boo

Handsome actor and model IK Ogbonna pictured above with his rumoured new girlfriend, Ava Rejoius. Ava is an upcoming Hollywood actress/model and the two reportedly met during IK's recent trip to the US. He spent the better half of his stay with her and I hear she's coming to Nigeria soon to spend some time with him. Fine couple. See more photos after the cut...

The NET list of the 12 biggest artist of 2013

According to a list put together by Nigeria Entertainment Today, these are the 12 biggest artists of 2013. See below and see if you agree with them...
2013 was a very big year for Nigerian music and quite a number of artistes lived up to expectation. We’re talking sold-out shows, monster singles, European tours and endorsement deals. NET presents the 12 biggest artistes of 2013.
1. Wizkid
2. Davido
3. P-Square
4. Tiwa Savage
5. D'banj
6. Iyanya
7. Olamide
8. Flavour
9. Kcee
10. Femi Kuti
11. Ice Prince
12. 2face Idibia
What do you think of this list? Any name missing for you?

Beyonce and Jay Z spend $6,000 at New York sex toy store

According to a report by Radar Online, Beyonce and Jay Z dropped $6, 000 on sex toys at famous New York sex shop Babeland on December 26. And insider told the online news publication that the couple spent thousands of dollars on titillating toys to help them celebrate the season.
"They didn’t buy anything tacky or too extreme. It was all top-of-the-line stuff. Some of it was even gold-plated!'

black|Up launches three exciting new products

Tis the season to be jolly with the amazing new creations from black|Up. The first professional makeup artist brand for ethnic skins brings you good tidings this season with the launch of three exciting new products; New Matifying Fluid Foundation, New 8hr Correcting Primer and New Lip Lacquer.

Luxury, Innovation, Modernity and elegance are the signature of the professional makeup artist brand. From the chic and modern designed packaging to the ingeniously innovative formulas, you are bound to have a wonderful Christmas with black|Up. Continue...

"I'm not ready for marriage' - Flavour says in new interview

In a new interview with Vanguard, highlife artist Flavour said he's single and not thinking of marriage
People will always talk and turn around stories. But I am still single because marriage is not my priority for now. I  still want to hit the top before thinking about marriage. It’s not yet time. I am still concentrating on my music.

Flavour also explains how he manages to stays away from controversy/scandal
I try to stay away from trouble. For instance, I don’t even  go to clubs. Any time I want to do something, I do it in the comfort of my house. I party inside my house. I do my  recording inside my house. When you start mingling and partying with everybody in different places that is where one or two things would start to emerge.
I’m either here in my house or in my second house on the Island. When you mingle much with people, at times you start trusting people that are not supposed to be trusted. You start having divided attention. You would take a picture and make joke with it and tomorrow it’s all over the newspapers and internet.

Battered pregnant woman: Lebanese boss arrested

The Lebanese boss who allegedly beat up a pregnant factory worker, causing her to lose her 7-months pregnancy, has been arrested by the Nigerian police. Kaveh Noine, a manager with Toppan Printing Company located in Ikeja Industrial Estate, was arrested yesterday Friday December 27th in Kano where he fled to and was brought back to Lagos to face justice.

A pic of the woman who lost her pregnancy, Alexandra Ossai, above. She confirmed that Mr Noine had assaulted her several times during her short stay at the company and indeed kicked her in the stomach few days before she lost her pregnancy. Alexandra also said the Lebanese manager was in the habit of physically assaulting other workers whenever he felt they stepped out of line.

Not only will Mr Noine face justice for what he did to Alexandra, but the Lagos State government via the Lagos State Public Advice Centre, also wants to bring other assault charges against him. They plan to visit the company and talk with other workers and find out if more people were abused by him. (Photo source - Punch)

Son kills mother because he says she ruined his life

A 22 year old man killed his mother with a knife and yanked her intestines out because according to him she 'ruined his life'

From NBC Connecticut
The man accused of killing his mother in Deep River, Conn., on Thurs., disemboweled her, according to a police report. Troopers responded to a home at 131 Rattling Valley Road around 1 p.m. Thursday after receiving a 911 call from the victim's ex-husband.
Robert Owen Rankin, the victim's 22-year-old son, was arrested and charged with murder. Rankin and his father were outside the house when police arrived.
On Friday, state police identified the victim as 45-year-old Margaret Rohner. According to court documents, Rankin admitted the crime to his father and then to the first state police trooper who arrived on the scene.

Succour for air travellers as air passenger’s rights bill passes second reading

The Air Passenger Rights Bill is presently on the floor of the House and it has passed second reading. If things go according to plan, then many Nigerians who constantly travel by air will soon heave a sigh of relief. All the agonizing stories of baggage loss or damage without proper compensation,flight cancellation with no prior notice, frequent delays, over booking etc all these will soon come to an end

We know that the airlines and the aviation ministry have turned a blind eye to these complaints over the years. Now the conversation is all over social media, as many aggrieved air passengers have lent their voices to the #AirPassengersRights campaign. Continue...

Photos: Sean Tizzle strips for the ladies *cough*

Sean Tizzle stripped for the ladies to reveal his 'one pack'...lol.. during his performance at the Star Beer Village on Thursday Dec. 26th. The fast rising music act won a N6.5million Hyundai SUV for emerging Next Rated Act at the Headies 2013 that same day. Continue to see more photos...

Friday 27 December 2013

Koga's One Night Stand set to hold tomorrow

Tomorrow, Saturday, Dec 28, 2013 Terry G,  Wizkid, Sean Tizzle, Wande Coal and Reminisce will do a battle of sort at Koga's One Night Stand. The event that has been themed Hot & Raw

The mainland concert that has enjoyed wide followership among party and fun faithful on Mainland will play host to more than one major artistes for the first time. Continue...

Mercy Johnson Okojie says Thank You

A message from Mercy Johnson-Okojie
2013 has been an incredible year for me. I couldn’t ask for more. It is one year I won’t forget in a hurry.

My fans were amazing. They stood by me and took on my fight. The critics played their parts too. I took the constructive ones, made adjustment and became a better person.

How can I forget 2013, the year I had the honour of being the most searched Nollywood actress for the third consecutive year. I am most grateful to the fans who worked the keyboard or keypad reading about me online.

Comedienne Princess Dammy & husband split after only 7 months of marriage

After just seven months of marriage, one of Nigeria's best comediennes Princess Dammy, real name Damilola Adekoya, has separated from her husband, movie producer/director Adeshola Jeremiah. The NET reports that the couple started having problems just two weeks after their wedding in May 2013 and officially split a few months ago after a series of efforts to mend the broken marriage failed.

Confirming the split, Princess Dammy told Thenet,ng
"Yes my marriage has ended due to irreoncilable differences. We have been having issues since the wedding but we still remained together hoping that we would be able to work it out. But apparently, we couldn’t work it out, hence the reason for our separation. We actually ended it several months ago, but we didn’t want to make it public. I’m sure God knows best’ 
Eya, sad to hear this...

Kim K shows off Xmas gift from Kanye, a hand-painted Hermes bag

Yesterday Kim Kardashian showed off the Christmas gift she got from Kanye West on her instagram page. It's a tan Hermes Birkin leather handbag (pictured above).. You would think it's not a big deal because Kim has lots of Hermes bags which retails for around $10,000 to $30,000, but...this bag is different. After buying the bag, Kanye commissioned legendary American contemporary visual artist George Condo to hand-paint a nude on the front of the bag. The design features several nude female figures and a bare-chested monster.

George Condo's paintings are sold for hundreds of thousand of dollars...one even recently sold for $1.3 million. Now ladies and gentlemen, you may be looking at one of the most expensive bags ever made! Kanye don't play! See more photos after the cut...

Diamond Bank Rewards Customers In Special Year-End Draw

Diamond Bank PLC, a leading player in the Nigerian Retail banking space, has announced a year-end special draw, under the DiamondXtra Reward Scheme, to reward loyal customers of its DiamondXtra account. The Draw will hold at the Iron and Building Materials Market, OrileIganmu, Lagos, on Friday, December 27, 2013.
At the Year-end special draw, 35 customers would win N1million each, 1 customer will win N2million and the luckiest customer will win Salary4Life (earns N100,000 every month for 20 years). Continue...

OMG! Banker slices husband’s penis with knife. (See photos)

Found this bizarre story on PM News. A woman took a knife and sliced her husband's penis during a fight at their home in Surulere. Read the report below...
The popular saying that hell has no fury than a woman scorned came to pass on Monday at the Surulere residence of a banker, Bimbo Ajetumobi Daniju and her gospel singer husband Olalekan Idowu Daniju when the woman allegedly took a knife and sliced her husband’s penis during a fight.
Bimbo, staff of a new generation bank in Lagos was said to have accused her husband of not taking care of her and their only child, Opeoluwa. The husband disagreed and while fighting, Bimbo allegedly seized her husband’s penis and sliced it with a knife. Bimbo denied using a knife but her fingernails to teach her husband a lesson on how not to treat a woman. The ugly incident happened on Monday at their Falolu Street, Surulere home.
Pics of the sliced penis after the cut...*viewer discretion advised*

Pics: Tonto, Funke Akindele, Florence Ita-Giwa, at Calabar Festival

Tonto Dikeh, Funke Akindele, Uti Nwachukwu, Florence Ita-Giwa, Mbong Amata and more celebs at the Calabar Carnival going on right now in Calabar, Cross River State. More pics after the cut...

Obasanjo is selfish, a fraud and evil, Eedris Abdulkareem Tweets

These two, OBJ and Eedris, have a history. See more Tweets after the cut...

D'Prince looking dapper in new photos

The Mavin artist shared the photos on his instagram page. What a handsome young man...:-). More photos after the cut...

Headies 2013: Between nominee Orezi and winner Waje

Rihanna crooner Orezi isn't happy that he lost out to Waje in the Best Reggae/Dancehall category at the Headies yesterday. He took to twitter a few hours ago to express his displeasure (his tweet above). Waje responded by tweeting what you see below..(she's since deleted it).
@Wajemusik: So a fellow nominee subs me, hahahhaha Pity

I love 'I Wish'. I think it's a beautiful song and deserved to win. See more Tweets after the cut.

Headies 2013: Photos + Full list of winners

Nigeria’s most premium awards show, The Headies, held last night, Thursday, December 26, 2013 at the Oriental Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos. Hosted by the suave hip-hop artiste, Dr Sid & delectable songstress, Tiwa Savage, this year’s nomination had the tightest competition with a selection of some of the hottest names in the Nigerian music scene.

Olamide emerged the biggest winner of the night with three awards. Fast rising Afro pop artiste, Sean Tizzle also won the Next rated awards and a Hyundai Tucson SUV. Davido also bagged the Hip Hop World Revelation of the year award and Best R&B/Pop Album.

The Hall of Fame award went to legendary Fuji musician, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal who later closed the show with a five-star performance. See photos and full list of winners after the cut...

Xovar Lounge hosts Weird MC, Rayce, DipizLE, and Leo Wonder

This Friday, Xovar Lounge sets to host the award winning super star rapper weird MC along side leaders of the new  school music movement, the ladies man Rayce, record label CEO cum music artist Dipizle, the man with the wonder voice Leo wonder, and Mr Dallas.

The high octave event will feature great performances from the artist, fans will also have the opportunity to interact with their favourite stars. The vision behind the initiative is to celebrate notable musicians who had been consistent in delivering great sounds. Continue...

Thursday 26 December 2013

Waje debuts new haircut, slimmer body at the Headies 2013

The 'I wish' star was spotted at the Headies sporting no less than a short hair do and a trimmer, hotter bod'. Waje is also the highest female nominee at the Headies with four nominations. Wish her luck tonight!

Fashola to present the Remi Lagos award at CAL show

The governor of Lagos state, BabatundeRajiFashola will alongside FunmiIyanda be presenting The Remi Lagos Award. The award which is named after the late Lagos fashion designer, Remi Lagos is to be given to the most outstanding holistic educational scholarship beneficiary for 2013. The winner this is UmohUwana, who is also one of Change A Life(CAL) beneficiaries.

If you are familiar with the show which holds every 1st of January you will know it involves discussions on topical issues and celebrities usually join in. It will not be different this time around, instead it will be bigger. This year there will be D’Banj, radio presenters Matse and Toolz, Susan Eyo Honesty and others. Last year there was Davido, Ebuka, and Linda Ikeji. Continue...

Kanye promises not to say anything negative about anyone for six months

In his latest rant during the last stop of his Yeezus Tour in Toronto on December 23, Kanye promised not to say anything negative about anyone or anything for at least six months...
Everything I'm saying that’s not allowed, soak it in right now. This might be the last time y’all hear me talk s*** for a long time. Might be another like 6 months, at least. You’re just gonna have to run back the interviews and sh*t if you wanna hear some realness!
"I’m gonna tell y’all right now that all of the ideas, what they call the rants the streams of consciousness that I express, I told y’all, save those tapes and everything because I’ve decided to completely focus everything in 2014, on new ideas and on creative outlets. I’m not [going to] ever bring up Nike again, and the only way I’ll bring them up is in a positive light … I’ll never bring up the Grammys again in a negative light, because I actually appreciate the 21 Grammys that I did win.”
"Because I’m not [trying] to be a dude that has all the opportunities in the world and only focuses on the negative, or complains about it, or just gets in some type of zone that just having to turn up all the time and sh*t. So I’m letting you all now that this is the last Yeezus show, and this is the last time you’ll ever hear me say negative about anyone.."
Amen! Hope he means it!

Lady accused of stealing finally replies Mofe Duncan

The girl being accused by actor & model Mofe Duncan of stealing his girlfriend's phone, wristwatch etc has finally responded. (she decided to respond after seeing the story here ...hehe)

@IKushBarbie took to Twitter a few minutes ago to pray and curse Mofe out...lol. #dramathingz. See more Tweets after the cut...

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