Jayne Augoye

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INTERVIEW: Why I played strong sex scenes in my latest film — Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

Leading actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has returned to Nollywood. After a three-year hiatus, the 39-year-old is lined up to debut “Alter Ego”  alongside Wole Ojo and Jide Kosoko. PREMIUM TIMES had an exclusive interview with the award-winning actress who has appeared in over 300 films. Omotola opens up about her career,…

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Falz warns colleagues about corruption, cites 9ice’s song

Popular comic rapper, Folarin Falana, who is widely known as Falz da bad guy, has asked his colleagues to desist from glorying fraud. Falz, who is a son of popular lawyer, Femi Falana, made the charge in an interview with HipTv on Thursday. He also cited a line from 9ice’s…

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Late singer Nomoreloss’ wife, Phoenix Osinuga, battles chronic ailment


Adeola ‘Phoenix’ Osinuga, the wife of late Nigerian singer Nomoreloss, is presently down with a chronic ailment. The popular media personality, an employee of Rhythm 93.7 FM, Lagos has been suffering from fibromyalgia for a sometime now. The ailment has seen her go ‘in and out’ of the hospital for…

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Help, Governor Ayade is after my life, ex-senator alleges

A former senator, Florence Ita-Giwa, says her life is endangered following her recent ‘exposure’ of the diversion of relief materials meant for Internally Displaced Persons in Dayspring Island, Bakassi. The senator disclosed this at a media briefing in Lagos on Monday. Addressing the press, Ms. Ita-Giwa alleged that a certain…

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Funke Akindele, Waje, Alex Ekubo, Mai Atafo named Baileys Celebrity Bakers

Funke Akindele, Waje, Alex Ekubo, and Mai Atafo have been unveiled as the celebrity bakers in the forthcoming Baileys Bakefest. The quartet make up one half of two teams competing at the event, which also doubles as Nigeria’s first baking festival. The other half of the teams comprise upcoming bakers…

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From fans to endorsements, Nigerian Instagram comedians take shine off ‘analogue’ colleagues

As a young school leaver, Damilola Olatunde’s favourite past time was posting funny pictures and status updates on Facebook. All that ended in 2013 after Instagram released an update, allowing users upload videos. Damilola switched to making Instagram comedy skits right away. With every video, he got better and soon…

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Tonto Dikeh disguises as man to attend Father’s Day celebration

Controversial Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, is currently trending on Instagram. The tattoo-loving actress posted a video of herself playing the role of her estranged husband as she attended a father’s day celebration in her son’s school in Abuja on Friday. In the video and pictures, the mother-of-one can be seen…

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Bayowa Films boss under fire for promoting Moji Olaiya’s ‘Canada To Grave’ DVD

Popular Yoruba movie/ music marketer, Gbenga Adewusi, has come under fire  for promoting a new DVD titled "Moji Olaiya Canada to Grave" on Instagram. Mr. Adewusi, who is also the CEO of Bayowa Films Production, has also been hit with backlash from his over 20,000 Instagram followers after he posted…

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Stay away from my husband, Comedian AY’s wife warns pregnant friend

Mabel, the wife of popular comedian, Ayo Makun, aka AY, has asked a popular Lagos sociailite, Freda Francis, to steer clear of her husband. Trouble began after the mother of one commented on a post shared by her husband. The photo, which was a selfie taken by AY and Freda…

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Folorunso Alakija’s son stages lavish £5million wedding

The wedding between Folarin, the son Nigeria's richest woman, Folorunso Alakija, and Iranian beauty, Nazanin Jafarian Ghaissarifa, is reported to have cost £5 million. The groom, a father-of-one, is an entrepreneur, investor and cinematographer who lost his first wife to cancer. Folarin's new wife studied Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering at…

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Family rules out foul play in Moji Olaiya’s death

The family of the late Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya, has released a statement thanking everyone -friends, fans and colleagues -for the show of love and support. The popular actress was buried on Wednesday morning at the Ebony Vaults, situated inside Ikoyi Cemetery, Lagos, amidst tears and encomiums. A member of…

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Tuface pledges 60% of song’s proceeds to refugees, IDPs

Nigerian singer, Innocent Idibia, aka Tuface, has pledged 60 per cent of the proceeds from his yet-to-be released song to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees Nigeria, to assist refugees and internally displaced persons. The song would be launched in commemoration of the World Refugees Day on June 20.…

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Actress Moji Olaiya buried with support from Tinubu, MC Oluomo

Popular Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya, was buried on Wednesday morning at the Ebony Vaults, situated inside Ikoyi Cemetery, Lagos, amidst tears and encomiums. The funeral rites of the late Nollywood actress progressed into an interment on Wednesday morning at the Ikoyi Cemetery with many Yoruba filmmakers, actors and fans of…

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Mark Zuckerberg meets founder of Nigerian all-female Facebook group

The Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, on Tuesday received Nigeria’s Lola Omolola, founder of a private Facebook group called Female in Nigeria. FIN was founded in 2015 by Ms. Omolola, as a movement of women focused on building compassion and providing support for one another, with the goal of having up…

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Nollywood filmmaker, Charles Novia, reacts to being called mediocre by Chude Jideonwo

“Without the ‘mediocrity’ of a Charles Novia, we wouldn’t have arrived at the brilliance of a Kemi Adetiba.” Without the 'mediocrity' of a Charles Novia, we wouldn't have arrived at the brilliance of a Kemi Adetiba.— Chude Jideonwo (@Chude) June 4, 2017 That was the tweet posted by the co-founder…

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Lai Mohammed’s Jollof rice claim sparks Africa competition

Big Brother Naija contestant, Uriel Oputa, has been named the host of the Africa Jollof Rice Challenge. She was presented to the media at a ceremony, which held at BeerHugz, Ikeja City Mall, Lagos, on Sunday. An initiative of Brand Television Network, a lifestyle and entertainment television network, the African…

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Lagos Book Club to host literary event

The Book Club Lagos, a community of readers and book lovers, is set to host a literary appreciation event tagged Living through The Leaves. The event which will feature excerpts from selected Nigerian literature is billed to hold at J. A. Ade- Ajayi Theatre, University of Lagos, on June 17.…

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Anambra has too many ‘beer parlours’, Monarch laments

The traditional ruler of Ogilisi, Idemili South Local Government in Anambra, Alex Onyido, has decried the number of “beer parlours” in the state. Mr. Onyido raised the alarm in Awka, the state capital, on Friday at the 2017 edition of Lady Victoria Onyido quiz competition, organised by the National Drug…

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Twelve top actors, singers Nigeria lost in five months in 2017

The Nigerian entertainment sector lost some of its brightest stars just five months into the year. The Yoruba film industry lost three stars within 30 days. Also saddening is the fact that the veteran entertainers whom we lost, died because they were unable to raise funds to treat terminal ailments. Here…

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Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya, to be buried June 7

The body of Moji Olaiya, the popular Nigerian actress who died last month in Canada, will arrive Nigeria on Tuesday ahead of her funeral. The actress will be buried on June 7 at Ebony Vault, Ikoyi Cemetery in Lagos after a brief lying in state that will take place on…

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Odunlade Adekola refutes 5th death rumour

Popular Yoruba actor, Odunlade Adekola, who is renowned for his comic roles, has refuted a fifth death rumour currently being peddled in a new Instagram video. Obviously upset about the speculation which he described as malicious, the 38-year-old film star resorted to cursing those behind the rumour in a funny…

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Jim Iyke, Joseph Benjamin, team up on Princess Halliday Show

Nollywood actors, Jim Iyke, Joseph Benjamin, Robert Peters, and a host of other A-list personalities are featuring in the new season of Princess Halliday Show on Mnet. Shot in the United States, guests of the show have included political figures, business leaders, global players, popular stars and ordinary people who…

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Mid-term Assessment: Nigeria’s entertainment industry coping without Buhari’s promises

Two years since President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn into office, the Nigerian entertainment sector remains largely self-funded and private sector driven. Mr. Buhari made a string of promises to the Nigerian creative industry during his presidential campaign. Many of them made headlines – from assisting Nollywood to fully develop into a world-class…

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Shina Peters says Nigerian govt. not appreciating entertainers

Renowned Juju musician, Shina Peters, says the federal government is not appreciating the Nigerian entertainment industry especially veterans like him. The Afro Juju creator bared his mind in a chat with PREMIUM TIMES at the official commissioning of the Copyright Society of Nigeria house on Sunday, in Lagos. He said,…

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Wizkid wins 3 Billboard awards; Drake breaks record with 13 awards

Nigerian popstar, Wizkid, won three awards at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, which held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, United States, on Sunday. The only Nigerian artiste to win this big, Wizkid’s hit collaboration with Drake & Kyla on One Dance last year earned him all the awards. The singer, who…