Jayne Augoye

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Wizkid

AFRIMA: Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa Savage dominate West African region nominations

Nigerian music stars, Wizkid, Davido and Tiwa Savage, are once more dominating the West African class of the regional nomination categories of the All African Music Awards. The stars are being nominated in AFRIMA top categories for the fourth time in a row. The nominee's list for the 2017 AFRIMA Awards…

Juliana Olayode

Why I lied to Nigerians that I was a virgin – Toyosi of Jenifa’s Diary fame

Fast-rising Nollywood actress, Juliana Olayode, has owned up to deceiving Nigerians that she was a virgin. The 22-year-old actress incurred the wrath of Nigerians when she claimed to have lost her virginity to her married teacher at 17. The raunchy details were contained in her new tell-it-all memoir titled "Rebirth,"…

Satguru Maharaj Ji

I’m ready to heal Buhari, like I healed IBB- Satguru Maharaj Ji

Satguru Maharaj Ji, the founder of the One Love Family, says he can heal ailing President Muhammadu Buhari if the president so wishes. The sect leader also claimed to have treated the former head of state, Ibrahim Babangida, of an undisclosed ailment while in office. Maharaj Ji made the claims…

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#ResumeorResign: “I’m not happy with you,” Charly Boy calls out 2face

The outspoken Nigerian musician, Charles Oputa, popularly called Charly Boy, has challenged his colleague, Tuface Idibia, to speak out and join the clamour for better governance. The 66-year-old singer made the call in a new video, which he posted on Instagram on Wednesday night. It comes on the heels of…

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New Nigerian movie ‘Royal Hibiscus Hotel’ set to premiere in Toronto

Royal Hibiscus Hotel, a new romantic comedy from Ebony Life Films, will be screened for the first time at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. It is the only Nigerian movie and one of just three African features in the Contemporary World Cinema category, which spotlights 48 of the…

Anti-Buhari protesters in Abuja

#ResumeOrResign: Charly Boy suspends participation in protest indefinitely

Popular Nigerian musician, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, has announced a suspension of his participation in the #ResumeOrResign protest. This comes a day after he and members of his group were assaulted at Wuse market in Abuja. The protesters demand the immediate resumption of President Muhammadu Buhari to…

THE OONI OF IFE, OBA ADEYEYE OGUNWUSI, OJAJA II AND HIS NEW WIFE, PRINCESS WURAOLA OGUNWUSI, DURING THE THANKSGIVING 

SERVICE OF THEIR TRADITIONAL WEDDING, AT THE ROYAL COURT OF IFE PALACE, ENUWA SQUARE, ILE-IFE ON SUNDAY(13/3/16). 
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Ooni of Ife denies marriage crash, keeps mum on ‘new Yoruba wife’

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has dismissed rumours that his marriage has crashed. Amidst growing concerns on the state of his 17-month-old marriage to Olori Wuraola, the Ooni said he and his wife are happily living together in the palace. There were online reports on Monday that the marriage…

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Truck crushes Nigerian gospel artiste to death in Port Harcourt

A popular gospel artiste, Fernandez Bishop, aka Jesus Freak, is dead. He was crushed to death by a truck on Tuesday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Fernandez was reportedly on his way to see a pastor when the accident occurred at Akpajo, Eleme in Port Harcourt. The devout Christian was…

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Piracy: Three suspects arrested at Alaba with N50 million worth of materials

Three men suspected to be pirates of film and musical works were arrested at the popular Alaba Market in Lagos on Monday. They were arrested during a raid carried out by the newly inaugurated task force on uncensored and unclassified movies by the National Film and Video Censors Board. Notable…

K-Solo

INTERVIEW: I earn big from songs but lose to online downloads — K-Solo

Top Nigerian music producer and singer, Solomon Oyeniyi, aka K-Solo has paid his dues in the industry. He began his career 12 years ago as a sound engineer before venturing into music production. Also an artist, he has produced hits and award-winning songs for the likes of Timaya, Banky W,…

Alex Usifo

INTERVIEW: Why I can’t play serious romantic roles in movies — Alex Usifo

Veteran Nollywood actor, Alex Usifo, shot into prominence playing the tough-talking and fire-spitting Talab Abass in Zeb Ejiro’s defunct soap, Ripples, in 1988.It was a character people loved to hate. The soap ran for five years uninterrupted on The Nigerian Television Authority before it was rested in 1993. Known for…

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Use ‘Juju’ to swear in government officials to stop corruption – Yeni Kuti

Yeni Kuti, the daughter of legendary Afrobeat musician, Fela Kuti, says to wipe corruption out of Nigeria, public officers must be made to swear by traditional African medicine popularly called Juju. The retired dancer said this in an interview with Classic FM, Lagos on Thursday. She said, “Let them use…

Sam Loco

Six years after death, veteran actor, Sam Loco, comes alive in ‘The Diary of Mimicko’

The timeless legacy of the late ace Nollywood actor and comic, Sam Loco, was celebrated at the maiden edition of a comedy show tagged ‘The Diary of Mimicko’. Organised by comedian, Anton Mitchual aka Mimicko, the show held at Glitz Event Centre in Lekki, Lagos on Monday, August 7, same…

Jim Iyke addressing protesters

#ResumeOrResign: Nollywood actor Jim Iyke joins protesters, says Nigeria now the joke of Africa

Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke, has lamented the current state of the nation and also joined in the clamour for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari. The actor who joined the #ResumeOrResign protest on Wednesday at its convergence point in Unity Park, Abuja, shared his views while speaking to the media…

Talent hunt

Talent hunt to discover Nigerian child stars berths in Lagos

The 2017 edition of the African Children Talent Discovery Foundation, tagged Unleash Your Talent, has been inaugurated in Lagos. The ACTDF President, Noah Dallaji, declared the talent hunt open at a star-studded event which was held at the Sheraton Lagos Hotel on Monday. Some celebrity ambassadors of ACTDF present at…

Tonto Dikeh

I will remarry when I find true love – Tonto Dikeh

Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, was a guest at the unveiling ceremony of the 2017 African Children Talent Discovery Foundation, Unleash Your Talent. PREMIUM TIMES had a chat with the controversial movie star at the ceremony, which held in Lagos on Monday. In the interview, the mother-of-one spoke about her ‘Born…

File photo of the Nigerian musician Femi Kuti, right, with The Positive Force band, at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC on Friday, performing on a United States tour.

Nigerian entertainers react to govt’s tax break

The Nigerian government’s announcement of a tax break for the creative industry has begun generating reactions from stakeholders. In a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said the decision to grant the industry ‘Pioneer Status’ is in fulfilment of the promise made by…

Lanre, Mercy and Lege Miami

Mercy Aigbe’s husband, Lanre Gentry, threatening to kill me – Yoruba filmmaker

A Yoruba movie producer and musician, Lege Miami, says Lanre Gentry, the estranged husband of actress Mercy Aigbe, is threatening to kill him for allegedly sleeping with her. The publicity-loving filmmaker made the allegation on Instagram on Tuesday. He said he received a series of threatening messages from the actress’…

Gabosky

How pirates wrecked my N1 billion company, left me bankrupt – Pioneer Nollywood distributor, Igwe Gabosky

A pioneer Nollywood distributor, Gabriel Okoye, popularly known as Igwe Gabosky, has narrated how Nollywood pirates wrecked his company and left him bankrupt. The bandana-loving Nollywood movie producer-turned-distributor made the revelation on Monday in Abuja when the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, led a team of stakeholders to…

The Fashanus and the Fani-Kayodes

Land Scam: Rachael Bakam distances self from ‘heartthrob’ John Fashanu; says, “We Aren’t Married”

Rachael Bakam, an Abuja-based actress and TV personality, has distanced herself from the embattled ex-footballer, John Fashanu, in a press statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES. Her denial comes on the heels of Mr. Fashanu’s alleged multi-million-naira land fraud scandal, a development that saw him spend two days in an…

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Lagos Suya Carnival aims for Guinness World Record

Organisers are aiming for the Guinness World Record book with a 50-ft long barbecued mean, popularly known as ‘suya’ at the inaugural Lagos Suya carnival scheduled to hold on October 1. The Chief Executive Officer, SuyaStops, Kehinde Talabi, announced this at a press conference in Lagos on Saturday.
 Mr. Talabi…

Adekunle Gold

Adekunle Gold drops new video ‘Call On Me’

Following the huge success of his ‘One Night Stand’ UK Tour earlier this month, urban highlife singer, Adekunle Gold, real name Kosoko Adekunle, has released the video of ‘Call on Me’. The video was shot in West Hollywood, Downtown Los Angeles by Dayo Oyelola and Peter Longno as Director of…

Sola Sobowale

INTERVIEW: How I got into acting, my Wedding Party experience – Sola Sobowale

Arguably, no one quite personifies old-school Nollywood glamour like actress, Sola Sobowale. A viewer’s delight, veteran entertainer and academic, Tunji Oyelana (who is married to her elder sister Kikelomo), showed her the ropes. Her roles in Village Headmaster, Mirror In The Sun and in the infamous Yoruba film, Asewo To…

Asari Dokubo

Asari Dokubo slams Don Jazzy for criticising Diezani over fraud allegation

Ex-Niger Delta militant leader, Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, has lampooned Mavin Records boss, Don Jazzy, for condemning former petroleum minister, Diezani Allison-Madueke, over what he described as unconfirmed reports that she stole "$90 billion". Mr. Asari-Dokubo blew hot in a video published on Facebook, where he also branded President Buhari and his…

Mr Eazi and Wizkid performing together at a recent concert

Apple Music names Nigerian singer Mr. Eazi in ‘Up Next Artist’ series

The rave of the moment, Mr. Eazi, has made history as the first Nigerian and indeed African musician to be named Apple Music’s ‘Up Next Artist’. The initiative is aimed at showcasing emerging artistes to the world. The announcement coincides with a new documentary clip, a live performance and a…