Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog





Friday, 21 July 2017

Timaya kinda trolls his fans with photo of his house, says 'see how good I'm living'

The singer has a really nice, well decorated house and shared a photo on IG to show his fans

'I can't imagine a world without you in it' Read Chester Bennington's heartbreaking farewell letter to Chris Cornell after he committed suicide in May

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington committed suicide yesterday after returning from a holiday with his wife and children. Before he committed suicide, his bossom friend, Chris Cornell, who was the lead vocalist for the rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, killed himself on May 18th and according to reports, Chester mimicked the way Chris killed himself.

Now that he's dead, the heartbreaking open letter he shared on the day Chris killed himself has now gone viral. Read it below...

Dino Melaye hosts 6yr old Boko Haram victim, Ali Ahmadu (photo)

The senator shared this photo of the 6 year old boy in his home and said the boy is preparing for a fund raising event to operate his spinal cord injury...

They are reporting that Chester Bennington's suicide mimicked the suicide of his close friend, Chris Cornell.

TMZ is reporting that Linkin Park leade singer Chester Bennington's suicide is almost identical to that of his close friend, Chris Cornell, who committed suicide in May. They died in virtually identical ways. Read the full report below...

Law enforcement sources tell us, the Linkin Park singer was found hanging from a door separating his bedroom from his closet. TMZ broke the story, Chris Cornell died hanging from a hotel door separating the bedroom from the bathroom.

We're also told Chester was found with a belt around his neck. Chris was found with an exercise band around his neck.

Our sources say there was a partially empty bottle of alcohol in the room where Chester died, but no evidence of drugs.

And we're told Chester did not leave a suicide note in the room. Neither did Chris.

TMZ broke the story ... Chester killed himself on Thursday, which would have been Chris Cornell's 53rd birthday.

Video shoot ban: Nigerian artistes should be ashamed of themselves

This article was written by former rapper and author Odega Shawa. Read below...

At the beginning of the year I begged Nigerian artistes to do something for the masses suffering and dying under the weight of stupid government policies. I begged them to forget that some of them collected money from politicians to dance and prance on political campaign stages, like clowns. I asked them to remember their conscience and do something, that the masses cannot do it all by themselves.
I even told them what to do: give us some hot headed reality songs and videos, and deny us – for a short period, a very short pause in their shining careers – the usually consistent serving of half-naked women, expensive looking cars and houses. I implied that if they do not, very soon it will be their turn. See the article here

I wrote this in that article: ‘There is a reason I believe that something will change if Nigerian musicians do this this year. Politicians fear the masses. They only love us in our deaf and dumb form, in our zombie phase. A lot. The idea that the masses are uniting with the most powerful voices in the struggle would get them on their feet. How else do we tell this government clearly that we cannot afford the burden of their CHANGE if we cannot get our own musicians to lend their voices to our cry?’
Seun Kuti, split image of his fearless father, is at the forefront of government resistance. Charlie Boy and Daniel Wilson did something, I believe. But they are so old school, according to a recent facebook music enthusiast I argued with, that their efforts did not really resonate with the millennials, the core group that matters most in our socio-cultural consciousness at the moment. One or two others did something as well if I remember correctly.
But the crème de la crème of the industry could not be bothered. Usually, on social media, that is where they remind you they are richer than you are, you are nobody so you can go shove your opinion up your you-know-what hole. You should be ashamed of yourself, in other words, for having an opinion about what a multi-millionaire musician is doing with his/her platform.
Everything was going good for the musicians and their happy entourage, the poor masses could go you-know-what themselves.
I knew then that whatever goes round comes around, at least in a government led by intellectual giants like Lai Mohammed. And now he has dropped it on the musicians, right at the living spot where they make their money!
No more foreign video shoots for music videos to be broadcast in Nigeria.
As something that is expected to actually work in a real life economy the ban is so stupid, or so stupidly worded as it is, that I am not going to waste my time on it as Reno Omokri and co had so predictably done.
What I want to do here is laugh out loud at the musicians now shrilly screeching against Lai Mohamed’s latest contribution to our national economic development. All of a sudden the hash tag #MinisterFaceYourWork became a thing on social media.
So this people can speak out against bad government policy like this?
I will try and quote them, in their own words, the few of them that have responded to the ban:
Jude “Engees” Okoye: ‘An industry they NEVER encouraged, supported or empowered is what they now want to control. Let all of you stop running to abroad when you are sick. You people (Lai Mohamed and the federal government gang) are the ones refusing to fix our health facilities so u travel out when mosquito bite una. So why tell us where to record when u can’t provide uninterrupted power here in Nigeria.’
“So all the money artists have spent shooting videos that are yet to be released will be refunded abi?”
“An economy/industry that has gotten thus far without your one dime or assistance is what you want to nip so insensitively.”
“So will you sponsor the unavoidable travel expenses 2Naij of the international acts we have featured on our songs?
“You might think that a musical video is just “a thing” we do!!. It’s a business! you don’t understand!!”
At least a little bit of research would help”
“Have you sponsored a music video or even been at a video location. You see an industry moving forward , your contribution shouldn’t be to pull it back!!
“Sad, sad, sad..“The video directors we use round the world are also Nigerians. I guess you don’t know that!”
‘We watch you use the country any how you like because unfortunately, you are the ones at the helm of affairs. We all see how that has been going since 1960. You are not providing jobs for the masses. Education is poor, our Nigerian certificates are more useless than tissue paper outside Nigeria. *Meanwhile the budget to run the Nigerian Senate this 2017 is N215billion. There’s no stable electricity. Security is not stable. Our hospitals are not equipped, to the extent our president is receiving treatment in a London hospital. *Meanwhile the budget to run the Nigerian Senate this 2017 is N215billion.
Stop sending your kids to schools abroad. It’s Nigeria’s money you are spending abroad.’

‘Dear lai mohamed please address us and let the world know where your family members are currently studying now. Justify your wicked acts.
Politicians should be stoned when making such a speech…’
Bla bla bla.
It had to take the genius of Lai Mohamed’s intellectual goody bag to drag our musicians out of the glow of their self-centred bubbles. They are now suddenly reminded that they live with the poor and the miserable under stupid policies in this society ran by a clown troupe of a government.
Thank you, Lai Mohamed.
Thank you, COSON.
God bless our Federal Republic of Clowns and the combined brain power of our leaders.
By the way I have heard none of the suddenly unhappy musicians say anything about COSON. Yet this dubious proposal to stop them from shooting their musical videos abroad must have had some significant COSON collaboration. It was announced after Lai Mohamed’s visit to COSON offices.
Thank you too, Tony Okoroji. Now you have given the real musicians something to really hate. Not any of all that: ‘when was the last time he waxed a record?’ bullshit. The other day I heard someone say the last time anybody in COSON leadership did a song starboy Wizkid wasn’t even born. But let me not digress.
Now we all wait for these elite musicians to turn their outrage on the latest government goof to musical expression, I hope.
Such big hope.
Like waiting for roses to grow on concrete.
Get in the studio, you rich nitwits, and sing reality songs about this charade we are witnessing as government! Title it Minister Face Your Work, or whatever.
Again, as I wrote in my January article: ‘We do not have the voice that you people have. You are celebrities, super stars, artistes. Speak for us, we beg you once again, before we die in our misery and hopelessness, before we quench, as Fela put it. You have the voice. You have the platform. You have the power. Speak for us this year, like Fela did. We will make you a legend in return. Imagine that.’
I sit here and imagine P Square going in at Lai Mohamed and APC now on a new ‘hit’ single. Shoot the video with Aso Rock in the background. Or create a cartoon canvass classic like Jay Z’s The Story Of O.J. Give some of that South Africa flight money to MCKtoons in Lagos. That’s a powerfully talented young man that can do with the exposure and tell our compelling  sad story if PSquare can just ask him.
I wait.
I wait for the reality to sink in that we are all in this shit together.
Your shrill screeching is correct by the way, the ban makes no sense. But we are not interested. Not that much.
We are not the ones flying to South Africa, Dubai and Europe to shoot musical videos. We are just waiting for the price of tomato and beans to come down at the local market in Mushin. Why should we care if you don’t care about singing and discussing what is happening to us at Mile 12 market?
Now all of a sudden musicians are remembering that government officials send their children abroad to school while the education system festers and deteriorates at home. All of a sudden our musicians are talking about elected government officials trouping abroad to cure their headaches when the entire national health sector is in shambles.
These musicians should be ashamed of themselves for their sophisticated silence all along, while the masses suffered and died; while teenage girls carry pregnancies for nine months only to sell their babies for cash to feed and survive.
Get up off your rich asses and wake your dead social consciousness.
Let the spirit of Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s African Exceptionalism run through your creative veins, for once and for your people!
Do this one thing for us all this year – or get away with your shrill screeching about how the government is planning to cut your career throats with the video shoot ban. Go and die, lol.
odega shawa
IG: @shawa_kalakutabooks
twitter: @shawa2008

Photo: UK Police appeal for assistance to trace high risk missing Nigerian woman, Juliana Akinade

Metropolitan Police UK is appealing for assistance to trace a high risk missing woman from South Tottenham. Juliannah Akinade, 78, was last seen at approximately 07:30hrs at her home address. She is a black woman, approximately 5ft 2inches tall and is possibly wearing a cream, ¾ length jacket.

Juliannah requires medication for pre-existing medical conditions and suffers from short term memory loss. Police are asking anyone who has seen Juliannah Akinade or knows of her whereabouts is asked to call Haringey Police via 101 or contact the charity Missing People on 116000.

Chester Bennington had plans hours after suicide... a photoshoot with his band mates

The people who are the most shocked about the suicide of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington are his bandmates, because they had planned a group photoshoot hours after Chester hung himself in his room.

The father of 6 was home alone at the time of the suicide. His family was out of town and he was found upstairs by an employee. Read the full report from TMZ below...

Bennington's suicide was a shock to bandmates, because the group had plans for a photo shoot in Hollywood just hours after the Linkin Park singer was found hanging at his home.
Multiple sources tell us ... Chester hanged himself in his bedroom. His body was discovered shortly before 9 AM PT Thursday by a housekeeper.

We're told Chester arrived back in L.A. Wednesday from Arizona, where he and his wife were spending time. She stayed in AZ, but his return suggests the singer took his life Wednesday night or early Thursday morning.

Our sources say one of his bandmates showed up at Chester's Palos Verdes Estates home shortly after police arrived. He said he was driving Chester to the photo shoot and was "absolutely shocked."

The band also has plans to tour in 1 week, which made the suicide all the more shocking.

Abuja people, Don't miss this

Getgadgetnigeria and EKPO presents #SummerBBQFest 2017,Abuja's Most Anticipated BBQ Party. if your in Abuja for the holiday, you shouldn't miss this chance to eat, network & party.
Unlimited Free Drinks refreshed by Smirnoff,food,fun games,experience the burning beast, signature neon game lounge, live painting & Free Jollof Rice courtesy our sponsors: Maggi

Date: Sunday,23rd July 2017
Venue: Tobix recreational park,opposite Next Cash & Carry along Banex - Gwarimpa Express Way,Abuja.

Time: 12:00 pm Till Midnight
Gate Pass:  Get your earlybird tickets for N1,500 online at www.bbqfest.com.ng or pay at Venue at N2,000 only.

Mail: : Summerbbqfest@yahoo.com
Telephone: 08060546594,08162978712
Instagram: @bbqfestng
Twitter: @bbqfestng
Website : http://www.bbqfest.com.ng/

The look of love: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge can't take their eyes off each other

The couple, who have been together for nearly 15 years and married for six years, were pictured gazing into each other's eyes during last night's reception in Berlin.

Shocking photos of Pedestrian Bridge hanging dangerously in Ikire

This is a pedestrian bridge about to fall in Ikire Osun state. Looks like a death trap. Can the state government do something about it please?

Beautiful photos of Ibidun Ighodalo and her daughter, Keke

Photographer TY Bellow shared photos from the stunning photoshoot that former beauty queen Ibidun Ighodalo and her adorable daughter did recently. They are breathtaking. See more photos below..

Na wa! Kim K steps out in net top with all her boobs out for everyone to see

This is how the mother of two stepped out for a dinner date with her husband Kanye West in Beverly Hills on Wednesday night...more photos below...

Photos: Child labour or training? Nigerian pupils pictured clearing bushes in their school

A Port Harcourt Facebook user, Nkiru posted the photos, condemning the use of school pupils for manual labour.

"This should be stopped in Nigeria. I am not in support of this. It is called child Labour." she wrote

What do you guysthink?

"Dad, I've done a bad thing" 5-year-old girl left in tears after Council officers shut down her lemonade stand and issued her a £150 fine

A five-year-old girl, who was selling lemonade to revellers heading to a festival in east London had her stand shut down by council officers who slapped her and her father with a £150 fine.
Andre Spicer said his daughter burst into tears and told him. 'I’ve done a bad thing” after enforcement officers read out a lengthy legal letter before issuing him the notice.
The little girl and Mr Spicer, a professor at City University, were given the fine for "trading without a permit" after they set up the make-shift stall near their home in Mile End.

After it was contacted by the Evening Standard, Tower Hamlets Council promised to cancel the fine immediately and said it would contact the family to apologise.
A spokesman for the council said it expected its enforcement officers to show common sense when using their powers.
Furious Mr Spicer branded the enforcements officers' decision an “over-zealous way of applying the rules,” after the pair set out to refresh festival goers heading to Lovebox in Victoria Park on Saturday.
"It’s not like she was trying to make a massive profit, this is just a five-year-old kid trying to sell lemonade" he said.
“She sobbed all the way home and was telling me: 'Dad, I’ve done a bad thing’. She was very upset because she was proud of selling it, and this really soured the experience.”
“Things like this are common in America…. When I shared our experience with my cousin who lives in Chicago, he told me this would be a national scandal.”
Mr Spicer said he tried to tell his distraught daughter they would set up another stand to sell their homemade pop once they had a permit, but she replied: “No. It’s too scary.”
After telling his friends what had happened, he said a colleague told him it was an example of how “we are discouraging budding female entrepreneurs.”
Branding the situation “Lemonadegate”, Mr Spicer said he has been left confused over how to entertain his child, adding: “Setting up a lemonade stand is obviously far too risky.”
The professor said four officers stormed up to the table just 30 minutes after the pair had set up the stand, where they were selling one large cup of the fizzy drink for £1 and a small glass for 50p.
A spokeswoman for the local authority said: “We are very sorry that this has happened. We expect our enforcement officers to show common sense, and to use their powers sensibly. This clearly did not happen.   
“The fine will be cancelled immediately and we will be contacting Professor Spicer and his daughter to apologise.”

Source: Evening Standard

Graphic: Two kidnappers killed during gun duel with police in Abia State

A four-man armed kidnap syndicate who has been terrorizing Aba and its environs has been smashed by Detectives attached to Omoba Division on July 19, at Ovungwu, Isiala-Ngwa South Local Government Area of Abia State.

The syndicate had on July 18, in Osisioma Ngwa abducted one Onyemaechi Mbamaonyeukwu Ijeoma ‘m’, the Managing Director of Mba Hotels Aba in his ash colour Nissan Infinity Jeep with Reg. No. GWA 807 DH and held him hostage in an uncompleted building at Umuajuju Ovungwu, Isiala Ngwa South LGA while negotiating for ransom.

On a tip off, the Detectives led by their DPO, swooped on the hoodlums’ den where the gang opened fire on sighting them. During a shootout, two of the Kidnappers later identified as Nwadibia and Monday were gunned down while others escaped with bullet wounds. The victim was rescued unhurt and one of the Detectives sustained some injuries.

Items recovered include the victim’s Nissan Infinity Jeep, two motorcycles and four GSM phones. The injured Detective is responding to treatment, victim reunited with his family and man-hunt for the fleeing members of the gang continues.
Spokesperson for the Command, DSP Geoffrey Ogbonna urge members of the public to volunteer information to the Police or any other Security Agency on anyone found with bullet wounds.

Photo: Police declares man wanted over spate of of robbery/kidnapping cases, shooting of Inspector in Imo State

The Imo State Police Command has declared one Uju Promise Ekene Amadi (male) wanted. He was declared wanted for his involvement in series of Armed Robbery/Kidnapping cases in the State. He was also involved in the attack on Policemen at Nipping Point Nkaraha Junction along Port-Harcourt road Umuagwo where one Inspector Oliver Nwaba was shot.

On 22nd May, 2017, he was arrested by operatives of the command during which, a four count charge was preferred against him and he was subsequently remanded in Owerri Prison on awaiting trial. He was later released by the Court. The suspect has gone back to terrorizing Nkaraha Junction and Ohaji in particular.
Uju Promise Ekene Amadi is 26 years of age and hails from Umuna Umuagwo Mgbisi, Ohaji L.G.A Imo State. He is average height, speaks Igbo and English languages fluently.
He remains wanted until arrested. Any person(s) with any useful information regarding the whereabouts of Uju Promise Ekene Amadi is requested to report to the Anti-Kidnapping Unit, State Headquarters Owerri or to the nearest police station please.

Political corn eaters: Governorship aspirant, Senator Andy Uba buys roasted corn from roadside seller during campaign

Anambra State gubernatorial aspirant, Senator Andy Uba has joined the league of "humble" politicians who patronize corn sellers on the streets to strike emotional connection with the electorates during political campaigns.

He also had lunch with pupils of Girls High School Uga.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Meet one of the pretty ladies Boko Haram kidnapped in Borno

There were reports this week that Boko Haram members attacked a police convoy and kidnapped 10 women. Among the women kidnapped is Serah John popularly known as Awa. Her friends are crying over her abduction on social media.

Hushpuppi and his Louis Vuitton bags strike a pose at the airport

Mr Hushmoney..

Karrueche Tran enjoys date night with her dad in L.A...

Karrueche Tran and her dad spent some quality time together in LA recently. See more photos after the cut...

Lol...check out this sign post warning potential thieves

Lol...you're warned!

Recent Posts