Jayne Augoye

Jayne Augoye is an assistant editor and covers the entertainment and lifestyle beat for PREMIUM TIMES. She has a master's degree in Media and Communication from the Pan Atlantic University. Twitter@jaynejones

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Lil Kesh, Olamide and Logo Benz album art

Olamide justifies promoting money rituals in ‘Logo Benz’

Popular rapper, Olamide Adedeji aka Olamide, has addressed controversies that have trailed ‘Logo Benz’, a new track by Lil Kesh. Olamide was a guest artiste on the track released on Wednesday. In the new song, which was produced by Rexxie, Olamide raps about money rituals, diabolic practices and how he…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari meets MOPPAN, pledges support for entertainment industry

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday charged Nigerian entertainers to explore potential partnership opportunities with the Moroccan entertainment industry. Mr Buhari said this when he met with members of the Motion Picture Practitioners’ Association of Nigeria (MOPPAN), at the presidential villa, Abuja, a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES, highlighted. MOPPAN…

Yul Edochie

Actor Yul Edochie dumps APGA for PDP

Nollywood actor turned politician, Yul Edochie, on Monday announced his defection to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The popular actor also tweeted that he was resigning his position as the senior special assistant (SSA) on creative and entertainment media to Willie Obiano, governor of Anambra State. The 36-year-old actor said…

Up North

British Council screens Nollywood film ‘Up North’

The British Council hosted a private pre-release film screening of a new Nollywood film titled “Up North” at its Lagos office this past weekend. Some cast members like Rekiya Attah and the crew including the director, Tope Oshin-Ogun, were in attendance. The film, which was written by Chinaza Onuzo and…

Made in Nigeria' poetry event in Lagos on Saturday night.

Fusion of dance, drama as ‘Made in Nigeria’ poetry event holds

A Nigerian spoken word and performing poetry artist, Dike Chukwumerije, was the centre of attraction at the ‘Made in Nigeria' poetry event in Lagos on Saturday night. Exploring themes of love, peace and unity during his performance, Chukwumerije held the audience spellbound for a little over two hours when he…

Leo Stan Eke, Linda Ikeji and Peter Obi

Linda Ikeji’s baby dedication, Rudeboy PSquare’s name change, others top entertainment stories last week

Peter Obi attends Linda Ikeji’s baby dedication The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the 2019 presidential election, Peter Obi, attended Linda Ikeji’s baby dedication in Lagos on Sunday. Also in attendance was the chairman of Zinox Group, Stan Leo Ekeh, alongside other dignitaries. Linda, who has…

Charly Boy remarries wife of 40 years

Charly Boy remarries wife of 40 years

Maverick entertainer and activist, Charles Oputa popularly known as Charly Boy, on Saturday walked his longtime wife, Lady Diane, down the aisle in Abuja for a formal exchange of marital vows. The wedding held at the chapel of the Sisters of Jesus the Redeemer Catholic Church in Gwarimpa Estate where…

Why my marriage to Olu Jacobs has lasted — Joke Silva

It is not unusual for celebrity marriages to crash. In fact, these days, it's almost expected. But despite the downfall of many, a few Nollywood relationships have stood the test of time. The union of veteran actors, Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva, is a shining example in this regard. Having…

Linda Ikeji and her new born. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram page of Linda Ikeji]

Linda Ikeji apologises to fans for having child out of wedlock

Ever since Nigerian blogger, Linda Ikeji, debuted her pregnancy bump, she has faced backlash for obvious reasons. For years, most fans of Linda, 38, knew their model as a self-styled celibacy advocate known for her stance against premarital sex. Linda would later clarify she was against "casual" not "premarital" sex.…

A cross section of the Hollywood stars starring in Rise

Hollywood stars set to star in Boko Haram-inspired movie

Hollywood stars, Sasha Morfaw (Black Panther), Jimmy Jean-Louis (Claws, Heroes), Sufe Bradshaw (Veep) and Peter Mensah (300), are starring in a dramatic Boko Haram-inspired thriller titled 'Rise'. The film is directed by Maritte Go who co-wrote the film with Broderick Engelhard. Hollywood news site, Deadline, reports that Eric B. Fleischman…

Linda Ikeji and son Jayce

Linda Ikeji reveals identity of son’s father

Popular Nigerian blogger, Linda Ikeji, has finally released photos of her three-month-old son and confirmed that a socialite, Sholaye Jeremi, is his father. She disclosed this in an early morning post on Instagram on Friday. “Meet my son Jayce! And yes, Sholaye Jeremi is his dad. Unfortunately, he and I…

PHOTOS: Buhari drafts top Nigerian musicians, actors into campaign team

Top Nigerian entertainers, on Wednesday, attended the launch of President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 campaign platform tagged ‘Together Nigeria’ in Abuja. The entertainers were hosted by President Buhari and the first lady, Aisha, in Aso Rock on Wednesday night. Mrs Buhari shared photos from the event on her verified Instagram handle.…

Wizkid [photo: Hypebeast]

Soundcity MVP awards: Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido top nominee list

Ayodeji ‘Wizkid’ Balogun, Burna Boy and Davido are the top contenders in the 2018 Soundcity MVP awards. The organisers unveiled the nominees’ lists on Thursday, with Wizkid nominated in most categories. They include Best Male MVP, Best Pop, Best Collaboration, Digital Artiste of the Year, Video of the Year, Listeners’…

Femi Odugbemi

Nigerian filmmaker receives lifetime achievement award

Renowned filmmaker, Femi Odugbemi, has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award by the Nigerian Film Corporation, under the auspices of the Nigeria Film Society. Mr Odugbemi was presented the award at the Zuma Film Festival which held in Abuja, last weekend. The managing director of the Nigerian Film Society,…

Cast and Crew of 'Two Weeks in Lagos'.

New Nollywood movie ‘Two Weeks in Lagos’ underway

A new Nollywood movie titled ‘Two Weeks in Lagos’, is currently being shot in Lagos. The film’s director, Kathryn Fasega, disclosed this when she introduced the cast and crew to the media in Lagos on Wednesday. It features prominent Nigerian actors like Joke Silva, Jide Kosoko, Tina Mba, Beverly Naya,…

Femi Kuti pictured with his son Made and ex-wife, Funke

Femi Kuti’s son, Made, graduates from Fela’s alma mater

Made, the eldest son of Afrobeat legend Femi Kuti, has graduated from London’s Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Made left Nigeria to finish college in London in January 2014, before proceeding to Trinity Laban, formerly Trinity College of Music, the same school his iconic grandfather, Fela, attended in…

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Alexis Sanchez, Osun elections others top 2018 Google Searches in Nigeria

Osun elections, Alexis Sanchez and Black Panther have been named the top Google Searches in Nigeria in 2018. Google Nigeria made this known on Wednesday in Lagos when it presented the results of its 2018 Year in Search to the media. Google’s Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Anglophone West Africa,…

Davido at the BET Awards

Davido’s ‘Assurance’, Wizkid’s ‘Fever’ top Google trending songs for 2018

Davido’s 'Assurance', Wizkid’s 'Fever,' and Olamide’s 'Science Student' are the most searched songs and top trending songs in Nigeria for 2018. This is according to the Google Top Trending Songs of 2018 list released on Wednesday. The list also includes top trending movies and sports people of 2018. Davido had…

Chimamamda Adichie at the creative writing workshop

Chimamanda Adichie concludes creative writing workshop in Lagos

Chimamanda Adichie’s ‘Purple hibiscus Trust Creative Writing’ ended on a high note with a literary evening at Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos recently. The event was organised in partnership with Trace TV and Venator Partners Ltd. Hosted by Ozzy Agu and Oreka Godis, the evening featured panelists, American novelist, David…

Harriet Anena (L) with renowned African author, Wole Soyinka (C) after winning the prize in Nigeria Credit-softpowernews

Nigerian professor, Ugandan win Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature

Nigeria’s Tanure Ojaide and Uganda’s Harriet Arena have been announced as the joint winners of 2018 Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature. Servio Gbadamosi, a doctoral candidate in the cultural and media studies program at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, was the runner-up. He was shortlisted for his…

Gideon Okeke

Actor Gideon Okeke alleges police brutality

A Nollywood actor, Gideon Okeke, is seeking justice after he was allegedly brutalised by the police in Lagos. Okeke, who is famous for his role on the TV Drama series, Tinsel, said some police officers attached to the Maroko Division manhandled him and a fellow driver, Mosomola Ilori, along Lekki-Epe…

KWAM 1 grief-stricken as saxophonist dies

A Fuji music exponent, Wasiu Ayinde Marshall, also known as Kwam 1 or K1, has announced the death of his long-time saxophonist, Joel Ajayi. The musician, in a statement on Monday, said he is saddened that despite his effort at bringing the medical situation of late Mr Ajayi under control,…

Tana Adelana won the Best Actress in Leading Role (English) at the 2018 BON AWARDS

BON Awards 2018: Tope Oshin, Tana Adelana win big

Tope Oshin’s young-adult film ‘We Don’t Live Here Anymore’ carted the most awards at the 10th Best of Nollywood (BON) awards ceremony which held on Sunday at the Kakanfo Conference Centre in Ibadan, Oyo. It won in four categories; including best director, best editing, movie of the year while the…

Morayo Afolabi-Brown

TVC presenter apologises to husband on live TV

Morayo Afolabi-Brown, host of popular TV talk show, “Your View”, on Friday, apologized to her husband on live TV over a statement she made on air. The talkshow host was in the news on Wednesday for saying that she trusts her husband but wouldn’t allow him bathe their daughter. Ms.…

Reekado Banks

Reekado Banks announces exit from Mavin Records

A day after celebrating his 25th birthday, Nigerian singer, Reekedo Banks, has announced his exit from Mavin Records. The singer, whose real name is Aloleyi Solomon, joined Mavin Records alongside Korede Bello and D'ija in 2013, to kick start Mavin 2.0. Reekedo Banks announced the departure on Instagram on Friday…