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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Big-Brother-Naija

#BBNaija: Organisers announce start date for 2019 edition

Since the previous season of Big Brother Naija show tagged ‘Double Wahala’ ended in 2018, fans have been anticipating the epic season return this year. After several months of teasing, Multichoice Nigeria, organisers of Big Brother Naija, on Saturday, announced that the 2019 edition will air this June. According to…

Sullivan Chime

Ex-Gov Chime’s estranged wife seeks custody of 10-year-old son

Clara, the estranged wife of a former Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime, on Thursday, asked the FCT High Court, Apo, to grant her custody of their 10-year-old son, NAN reports. Clara said this in her response at the hearing of the petition filed by Mr Chime, seeking the dissolution of…

American R&B trio, Next, arrives Lagos

American R&B trio, Next, arrives Lagos

Next, an American contemporary R&B trio, popular during the late 1990s and early 2000s, have arrived Lagos. They are best known for their #1 hit single "Too Close" as well as "Wifey", and "I Still Love You’’. They are billed to perform at Classic FM Concert holding at the Federal…

Tiwa Savage signs with Universal Music Group (UMG). [PHOTO CREDIT: Universal Music Group]

Tiwa Savage exits Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records

Tiwa Savage has signed an exclusive global recording agreement with Universal Music Group (UMG), the music-based entertainment global leader announced in a statement on Thursday. Under the new agreement, Tiwa’s future music will be released internationally through UMG’s operations in more than 60 countries worldwide. This deal makes Tiwa the…

Controversial Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh

I’m shameless, will fight ex-hubby dirty, Tonto Dikeh declares in explosive interview

Nollywood star, Tonto Dikeh, on Wednesday, vowed to continue to fight dirty with her ex-husband and father of her son, Olakunle Churchill, because “she has no shame." The mother-of-one said this in an explosive interview with media personality, Daddy Freeze, on Wednesday. The actress made several allegations against her ex-husband…

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New infant-maternal mortality advocacy film ‘Anave’ debuts

Some of Nigeria's leading actors including Omawunmi Megbele, Waje, Shawn Faqua, Seun Ajayi, Rita Edwards among others have featured in a new film titled ‘Anave’. An initiative of fast-rising Nollywood producer, Nicolette Ndigwe, the film was jointly produced by Maternal Mortality Eradication (MACMME) project and Sterling Bank Plc to create…

Regina Daniel and Ned Nwoko

Nollywood celebrities react to Regina Daniel’s alleged marriage

Popular comedienne, Helen Paul, has raised concerns over various troll comments on the alleged marriage of a 20-year-old actress Regina Daniel to a famous billionaire businessman, Ned Nwoko. Paul took to her Instagram handle @itshelenpaul and on a video clip on Sunday, to suggest that rather than trolling, people should…

Nigerian actor and politician, Desmond Elliot.

How I combine acting with politics — Desmond Elliot

When Nollywood star, Desmond Elliot, contested and won a seat in the Lagos State House of Assembly in 2015, not a few wondered what would become of his acting career? Four years down the line, the 45-year-old actor turned politician appears to have found a way around it. “I don't…

(L)The Tallest Man in Nigeria Afeez Agoro and Bakare Mubarak, the tallest model in Sub Saharan Africa (R)

Meet Mubarak Bakare, the tallest model in Sub-Saharan Africa

Standing at a towering height of 6ft 8in, Bakare Mubarak is currently the tallest model in Sub-Saharan Africa; a record he has held since 2016. His intimidating height attracts stares anywhere he goes. When PREMIUM TIMES recently spotted him in a crowd at the ROK grand tour finale which held…

Controversial Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh

Nollywood actresses share men, clothes – Tonto Dikeh

Controversial actress, Tonto Dikeh, has revealed that her female colleagues share men and outfits. The 33-year old actress made this disclosure in an interview with PlusTVAfrica while speaking about rivalry in Nollywood. “We are all fighting for the same thing. It’s a circle, we share the same men, the same…

burna-boy

Burna Boy attacks Nigeria’s leaders, says they don’t care about citizens

Nigerian afro-fusion artiste, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, has accused the federal government of being nonchalant about topical national issues. “We have real issues that we need to channel our energy to. We die everyday at the hands of police. We are robbed of our rights as human…

Psquare: I don’t regret being an independent artiste – Mr P

Peter Okoye, the one half of the disbanded group, Psquare, has said he does not regret his decision to pursue a solo music career. The singer said, “Being an independent musician comes with a lot of impacts. Am doing a lot for myself now and I have no regret about…

Sola Sobowale reunite in ‘Gold Statue

21 years after ‘Diamond Ring,’ RMD, Sola Sobowale reunite in ‘Gold Statue’

21 years after starring in Tade Ogidan’s classic ‘Diamond Ring;' Nollywood stars, Richard Mofe Damijo and Sola Sobowale have reunited in ‘Gold Statue'. The movie is Ogidan's second collaboration with both actors. In ‘Diamond Ring’, RMD and Sola were the parents of a teenager (played by Teju Babyface who was…

Stella Oyedepo, the General Manager of the National Theatre in Lagos State

National Theatre MD, Stella Oyedepo, dies in car crash

Stella Oyedepo, the General Manager of the National Theatre in Lagos State is dead. She was 65. Mrs Oyedepo died on Easter Monday while returning to Lagos from an official trip in Calabar, Cross River State. Her car reportedly rammed into an articulated vehicle at Sagamu along the Benin- Ijebu-|Ode…

Olamide stages first 2019 concert in Lagos (PHOTOS)

Following the release of his latest single, 'Woske', YBNL boss, Olamide, delivered a stellar performance at the Goldberg Unlimited Faaji, ‘The Take Over’ on Saturday. The event, which was the singer's first concert of the year, held at the Open Ground of Ikeja City Mall, Lagos. Celebrities like Do2dtun, Mayorkun,…

Baba Suwe

Baba Suwe arrives America for medical treatment

Veteran Yoruba actor, Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe, has finally arrived the U.S. for medical treatment. The 60-year-old actor, who was accompanied by his son Sola, arrived on Sunday and is expected to complete his medical treatment at an unnamed hospital in Rhode Island. The development comes two…

Ifeanyi Onyeabor

Nollywood director Ifeanyi Onyeabor is dead

A Nollywood movie director and stunt specialist, Ifeanyi Onyeabor, is dead. The accomplished filmmaker died while filming in Jos, Plateau State, on Good Friday. SIC Entertainment Production Nigeria Limited, a company he ran alongside his partner, Steve James, confirmed his death in a statement on Friday. The company described him…

Catholic community celebrates Good Friday in Lagos (PHOTO: Chinedu Lazarus)

Catholic community celebrates Good Friday in Lagos (PHOTOS)

Every year on Good Friday, Catholic communities around the world perform the story behind the crucifixion of Jesus as a reminder of Christ’s sacrifice. For congregants of our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Shasha-Akowonjo, Lagos, this yearly tradition is a highly anticipated event. This year was not any different…

Simi's Album cover

Simi features Adekunle Gold, Patoranking, Falz in new album

Pop singer, Simisola Ogunleye, a.k.a Simi has featured Adekunle Gold, Patoranking, Falz and Maleek Berry in her latest album titled ‘Omo Charlie Champagne’. Simi, who recently became the first Nigerian musician to hit the one million stream mark on the music platform, Boom play, dropped the album on Friday The…

CEO of MIDEM, Alexandre Deniot and Femi Kuti at the Midem press conference at the New African Shrine

Experts discuss positioning Nigerian music industry for growth

Experts at a one-day event have deliberated on ways to position the Nigerian music industry for growth and greater business opportunities. The dialogue was tagged MIDEM African Forum. The event was organised as a channel to individually and collectively change the narrative of Nigerian and African music in the global…

Ik Ogbonna

Homosexuality: Actor Ik Ogbonna threatens Vlogger with lawsuit

Nollywood actor, IK Ogbonna, has threatened to sue a US-based Nigerian blogger, Joyce Boakye, for alleged defamation of character. The threat comes days after the blogger, also known as Bold Pink, accused the actor of being a homosexual who is “hiding in the closet” and running after “Nollywood actors” despite…

Beyonce

Beyonce drops surprise 40-track album

American pop diva, Beyonce, released a surprise album ‘Homecoming’ shortly after her highly anticipated Netflix documentary of the same title went live on Wednesday. Beyonce, who has perfected the art of dropping albums without any teasers released the album across all major streaming platforms, including Apple Music, Spotify and Google…

Buhari’s aide tackles Omotola over ‘hellish’ comment

A presidential aide has reacted to Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde’s criticisms. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Omotola described the quality of life of Nigerians under President Muhammadu Buhari as ‘Hellish’ in a series of tweets on Sunday. [embed]https://twitter.com/Realomosexy/status/1117484563738050561[/embed] In response, the Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media, Bashir…

Femi Kuti

Extra-judicial Killings: Nigeria police need urgent reforms – Femi Kuti

Afrobeat legend, Femi Kuti, has called for the reform of the Nigeria Police as a possible solution to the incessant killing of innocent persons nationwide by police officers. He said the mindset of the police must be completely erased and changed. ''The police must work for the people. You can’t…

L-R Ade Bakare, Founder, Ade Bakare Couture, UK; Nike Okundaye, Curator General, Nike Art Gallery; Olutayo Irantiola, and Iyabode Aboaba, Chief Operations Officer (COO), Freedom Park during Yoruba Lakotun held at Freedom Park over the weekend.

Back talent with professional training, Nike Okundaye advises artists

Award-winning cultural curator, Nike Okundaye, has stressed the need for young Nigerian artists to back their talent with professional training. Mrs Okundaye said this at ‘Yoruba Lakotun’, a quarterly cultural renaissance show which held at Ethnic Heritage Centre, Ikoyi, Lagos over the weekend. The renowned textile artist, who once featured…