Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 02/23/2014 - 03/02/2014





Saturday 1 March 2014

Photos from Omo Ibru & Maxwell Herbert Peile traditional wedding

One of the Ibru daughters Omotubie Ibru married her heartthrob Maxwell Herbert Peile today March 1st in Lagos. Several past and current state governors including former Governor of Ogun Olusegun Osoba, Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta state, former Governor of Lagos State Bola Tinubu, Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State and several other dignitaries attended the traditional wedding which held at Tafawa Balewa Square, Onikan in Lagos. See more photos after the cut...

Etisalat crowns NoViolet Bulawayo winner of its Pan-African prize for Literature

Etisalat Nigeria on Sunday, February 23rd at the Marquee, Federal Palace Victoria Island, crowned Zimbabwean writer, NoViolet Bulawayo, as winner of its pan African Prize for Literature, the first ever Prize celebrating first time writers of published fiction books. Continue...

Explosions rock football viewing centre in Maiduguri killing many people

Twin explosions rocked a football viewing centre in Ajilari ward, Jere Council area of Maiduguri, in Borno State today March 1st killing several football fans, Vanguard reports.
The Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), said to have been planted by suspected Boko Haram terrorists at the viewing centre at Ajilari Railway Cross, exploded at about 6pm,  killing many fans, while several others sustained injuries.
A residents of Ajilari told a Vanguard correspondent that, “Some suspected terrorists in two Toyota Hilux Pick Up vans, pretending to be  firewood suppliers, detonated the bombs near the football viewing centre,  resulting in loss of several lives.

Wizkid celebrates his parents

Wizkid shared a pic of his parents on his instagram page today and wrote that everything he is today he owes to them...

Former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria queen Matilda Kerry weds

Former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria Matilda Kerry (pictured second from right) got married today in Lagos. The medical doctor and president of the George Kerry Life foundation, is pictured above with other MBGN Queens at her wedding.

Pictured from left: Munachi Abii - MBGN 2007. Chinenye Ochuba Akinlade- MBGN 2002. Matilda Kerry - MBGN 2000 and Agbani Darego - MBGN 2001. See a photo of Matilda and her husband at their wedding today after the cut. Big congrats to her...

Knorr Taste Quest Episode 7- Victor Bows to the Heat!

It’s another episode of your weekly culinary adrenaline rush, Knorr Taste Quest 2, Hot Just Got Hotter!! This week, the contestants were reminded that the competition is anybody’s game with the eviction of self-proclaimed adrenaline junkie, Victor Akpojovwo. The task of the day was tagged Healthy eating- cooking for a vegetarian, and the 11 contestants were asked to prepare a three course meal in Fifty minutes. Fourteen Ingredients were provided, out of which, six was to be used in all three courses. The six must use ingredients were; Karela (Bitter Melon), Mushrooms, Oatmeal, Lentils, Pawpaw and Cheddar Cheese. Other ingredients included, Okra, Zucchini, Radish, Knorr, Carrots, Green pepper, Cocoyam and Baby cucumbers. Continue...

Photos: Genevieve Nnaji, Chaka Chaka, open Mudi South Africa

Genevieve Nnaji, South African icon Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Nigeria's Consular General to South Africa, Okey Amuche, South Africa Consul General to Italy, Saul Kgomofdomolobi, Super Sport presenter Mozez Praiz, actor/comedian, Basorge Tariah Jnr and many others attended the official unveiling of the South African branch of Nigerian fashion power house Mudi Africa. Mudi CEO
Mudiaga Enajemo pictured above with Ms Genny.

Mudi Africa also branches in Kenya and Ghana. See more photos after the cut...

Chris Brown diagnosed with mental illness

Chris Brown has been diagnosed as bi-polar, suffering from post traumatic stress disorder and self-medicating inappropriately. This was revealed during his last court appearance...

He appeared in court yesterday for a probation hearing and a letter from his rehab facility gave the singer high marks for improvement but suggested he remain in treatment.

The letter, obtained by E! News, reads in part,
"Mr. Brown will also require close supervision by his treating physician in order to ensure his bipolar mental health condition remains stable. It is not uncommon for patients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Bipolar II to use substances to self-medicate their biomedical mood swings and trauma triggers."
"Mr. Brown became aggressive and acted out physically due to his untreated mental health disorder, severe sleep deprivation, inappropriate self-medicating and untreated PTSD."
Chris was ordered to remain in treatment for two more months. His next hearing is set for April 23.

Photo: Sound Sultan shows off his new Toyota SUV

The singer and dad of two shared this pic on instagram this morning and wrote: "#Instacollage! No children, but this one moves too! The New Ninja Mobile is home". Congrats to him.

Gidiculture teams up with Style HQ to bring you the ultimate festival fashion guide

Festivals are tons of fun and can be quite adventurous. With temperatures peaking at a scorching 35oC during the Gidi Culture Festival, The Style HQ have put together a little Style Guide on what to wear. From the comfort conscious bohemian chic, the street style veteran and the front row fan, our festival style ambassadors The Soho Sister and Tania Omotayo play dress up to show which  fashion guide matches your festival personality. Continue...

Photos: Lupita Nyong'o steps out in strapless grey tweed midi-dress

Lupita attended yesterday's Women In Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party held in West Hollywood in this sexy cutout grey tweed midi-dress. She took her mum Dorothy as her date. Hope she wins an Oscar tomorrow.

Pregnant Muma Gee pictured

Singer Muma Gee confirmed a few weeks back that she was expecting her first child with husband Prince Eke. The pic on the right shows the singer's baby bump. Congrats to her...

Muslim extremists cut off a man's hand as punishment for stealing - and posted pics live on Twitter

Extremist Syrian organization named ISIS - Islamist State in Iraq and Syria - cut off a man's hand for allegedly stealing and tweeted the event and photos live. Daily Mail UK reports that ISIS claimed the man had asked for the punishment to be carried out in Maskanah, northern Syria, so he could be 'cleansed of his sins' of stealing.

The first tweet showed a blindfolded man being held down, surrounded by a large group of rebels, moments before the amputation. Two other images show a sword as it is brought down on the man's wrist... and seconds after, as the man's hand lies separated. See the graphic photos after the cut...

Pics: Check out Waje's looks at the Centenary celebration last night

Who watched Waje and Timi Dakolo's performance at last night's Centenary celebration? It was amazing. For her performance Waje wore a red Jovani dress and Valentino shoes. Her second outfit was a white jacket over brown shirt and black pants.

New Video: BeeCee - Baba Gidigba

New video from new from contemporary gospel artiste, BeeCee. Video shot in Lagos and directed by S.Akin's a young and upcoming filmmaker. Enjoy then continue to read more about BeeCee...

Ronaldo's girlfriend poses nude with R.Kelly in raunchy shoot for V magazine

The 47 year old singer and the 28 year old top model get hot and heavy in steamy shoot for the latest issue of V magazine. In one photo, Irina Shayk, who is footballer Cristiano Ronaldo's longtime girlfriend, posed completely naked with her back to the camera while tenderly holding on to R.Kelly. Ronaldo come get your woman. I don't trust this R.Kelly..:-). See the pic after the cut...

Happy New Month Everyone!

Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes you wonder what for. Sometimes when you try to get up, you fall. Sometimes the fall kills you. Sometimes you don't want to try to get up anymore. But remember, when you're down, the only way left to go is UP! Get Up. Keep believing! Fly!

Happy new month!

Friday 28 February 2014

Kidnappers demand N500m ransom to free Pres. Jonathan's uncle

Abductors of Inengite Nitabai, the 70-year old uncle of President Goodluck Jonathan, have demanded a N500m ransom, Sahara Reporters report.

A security source said that the abductors threatened to kill him if the family fails to produce the money. The source also said the family had constituted a committee to evaluate the demand, establish negotiations with the abductors and facilitate his release.

He said the kidnappers had also warned against the involvement of security operatives in the matter.
"The kidnappers contacted the family four days after and demanded a whopping sum of N500m. It is believed that the family of the victim has begun negotiations with the hoodlums," he said.

Etisalat unveils new ‘Gold Series’ Experience Centre in grand style

Fastest growing and most innovative company, Etisalat Nigeria further cemented its growing reputation as the most customer-centric GSM services provider in the country with the launch of its new customer service centre, aptly named the ‘Gold Series’ Experience Centre.

The state-of-the-art customer service centre located at 43, Adeola Odeku Street in Victoria Island was recently unveiled in grand style. Continue...

Photos from Ohimai Amaize and Tessy Oliseh's traditional wedding

Ohimai Godwin Amaize, popularly known as Mr Fix Nigeria, who is the Special Assistant (Youths and Grassroots Sports) to the Sports Minister, married his heartthrob Tessy Oliseh, the younger sister of former Super Eagles captain, Sunday Oliseh, today.

Their traditional wedding held earlier today February 28th at Ashton Gardens, Ogba, Lagos. Their white wedding will hold April 26th. Congrats to them. Continue to see more photos...

Dencia reacts to Lupita's speech, says she doesn't know who she is

Dencia has reacted to Lupita Nyong'o's speech at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon where the Oscar nominated actress made reference to her skincare product, Whitenicious. (Find it here). Yesterday Dencia tweeted that she'd never heard of Lupita. See her tweets after the cut...

Trends to look out for in 2014

After a lot of speculations into what trends will follow through 2014. Last year, we saw some old fashion trends coming back to rock runways and people picked up the trends fast. Some of the trends that we saw last year includes red carpets favorite Great Gatsby from the 60’s movie, Monochrome, Color blocking, Pastels and more 60’s twist trends high wait skirts. Continue...

Dear LIB readers: Can't get the image of my ex **** out of my head

From a female LIB reader
I have been married for 3years with a child, love my husband, he is the kind of man any woman can hope for, spoils and pampers me like a guy asking a girl out for the first time (we are happy). But I think I love my ex more, we broke up because he lies too much to me and any guy that lies to you is not serious or doesn't love you (my theory), but we remained friends, the kind of friend that you can tell anything no matter how weird. We were chatting about 2 days ago and we got emotional that he sent me a picture of his penis and I almost jumped out of my skin. Since then I have not been able to sleep, work or do anything without seeing that image and longing for it, I so much want to be with him but I am married. What should I do? Please don't insult me, I need honest answer cause I can't talk to anybody about it.

Rita Dominic and Monalisa Chinda dazzle in multi-colored outfits

The stunning actresses wore these multi-colored outfits to Sen. Florence Ita Giwa's birthday last week. Which dress would you rock?

Actress Yvonne Okoro stuns in lingerie and see-through red dress

The Nigerian/Ghanaian actress has one of the best bodies in the movie industry...

Gidiculture Festival releases star-studded lineup schedule

The organisers of the highly anticipated Gidiculture festival today released the performance schedule for its all star lineup, with the Original African music channel, Dstv’s Channel O announced as the official broadcast partner.
The star-studded line up of artistes which includes Davido, Wizkid, Oritse Femi, Ice Prince to name a few has grabbed the attention of festival lovers around the country. Continue...

Sosoliso Aircrash survivor, Kechi Okwuchi's message to president Jonathan

Kechi Okwushi, one of the students who survived the 2005 Sosoliso air crash is now a big girl and in this YouTube video asked the president to do the needful in the Aviation sector. Watch...

Lupita talks about black beauty & Dencia's Whitenicious at BWHL

The Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon held yesterday February 28 at The Beverly Hills Hotel in LA...and Oscar nominee Lupita Nyong'o was one of those honored at the event which had Oprah, Tyler Perry, Kerry Washington, Michael Ealy and many other black Hollywood heavyweights in attendance. 

Accepting her award, Lupita gave one of the most powerful speeches about self-acceptance and loving yourself just the way you are. Her message basically is; Black is beautiful and you really don't need Dencia's Whitenicious. Yep, she mentioned Dencia in her speech. Check on it after the cut...

Centenary celebration, a dance on the graves of murdered students - Atiku

Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar says the centenary celebration currently going on in Abuja to mark the 100 years of Nigeria's Amalgamation is disrespectful to the memory of the recently murdered FGC students in Yobe state. His tweets above...

Meanwhile the families of late Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Chief Gani Fawehinmi have rejected the Post Humous Awards the Federal Government is to bestow on both Gani and Fela at a Centenary Awards which will hold later today at the Banquet Hall State House in Abuja. Continue...

Shop, karaoke and party tomorrow at Kubechi's Closet Fair

You are cordially invited to Kubechi's Closet Fair on Saturday the 1st of March 2014. Holding at Hall F1, 1st floor City Mall Onikan Lagos from 10am-7pm

There will be karaoke competition, massive clearance sales on most items on display, fun games and refreshment for kids courtesy Tijan entertainment, cocktails, Food and lots of music. Continue...

Man sues Macdonalds for $1.5million for giving him only one napkin

A man is suing Macdonalds for $1.5million for giving him only one napkin and refusing to give him another when he asked for it. Lol. The things you can sue people for in the US.

TMZ reports
McDonalds has made a new golden arch enemy - a California man is suing the company for $1.5million... because he says he only got one napkin with his meal. Webster Lucas claims he was stiffed on napkins at the Mickey D's in Pacoima, CA on January 29th -- after ordering a Quarter Pounder Deluxe - and when he went up to the counter to ask for more, he was rudely rebuffed by the manager ... who insisted he already got some. According to his lawsuit, Lucas, who is black, then retorted, "I should have went to eat at the Jack-in-the-Box because I didn't come here to argue over napkins. I came here to eat."That's when Lucas says things got racist -- claiming the manager (a Mexican-American) mumbled something about "you people."Lucas subsequently emailed the general manager to complain - insisting he couldn't work because of the "undue mental anguish" he was suffering as a result of the napkin debacle -- and says he was insultingly offered free burgers in return. Lucas wants to super size instead - $1.5 million.

Photos: Comedian Elenu and wife welcome baby boy

Comedian Elenu and his wife Chinwe welcomed a son this afternoon (Nigerian time) at San Ramon Regional Medical Centre in California, USA. The couple, who got married in June 2013, have named their new bundle of joy Jaden Olamide Akinlami. Big congrats to them...

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