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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Late Nigerian musician Fela Anikulapo Kuti

Chimamanda Adichie, Bobi Wine, others for 2019 Felabration

Celebrated Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie, and Ugandan pop star-turned-politician, Bobi Wine, are some of the personalities expected to attend the Felabration 2019. Yeni Anikulapo-Kuti, daughter of Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti, disclosed this in an interview with PM News on Sunday. Also expected to grace the event are British rapper and…

Members of the Nigeria Oscar Selection Committee include the chairman, Chineze Anyaene, Mildred Okwo, Charles Novia and Shuaibu Husseni

Nigerian Oscar Selection Committee calls for entries from filmmakers

Ahead of the 2020 Oscars, the Nigerian Oscar Selection Committee (NOSC) has called on Nigerian filmmakers to submit entries for the ‘Best International Feature Film' category. The category is dedicated to a feature-length motion picture produced outside the United States with a predominantly non-English dialogue track. Each year, countries with…

Anti Bobrisky protest Image by tribuneonlineng

Anti-Bobrisky protest, Shan George’s outburst, other entertainment stories last week

Anti-Bobrisky protest in Abuja Nigerian youth on Wednesday took to the streets in Abuja to protest against what they described as moral decadence of Idris Okunneye popularly known as Bobrisky. The protesters, under the aegis of National Youths Council of Nigeria, while disowning him, said they stood by the National…

Mr Latin [PHOTO CREDIT: Tvcontinental.tv]

Yinka Quadri, Mr Latin read riot act to feuding actresses

Veteran Yoruba actors, Yinka Quadri and Bolaji Amusan (Mr Latin) on Friday said they would not accept ''any act of indiscipline'' from feuding actresses, Toyin Abraham and Lizzy Anjorin. The visibly angered actors were reacting to the Instagram spat between Toyin and Lizzy which has lingered for almost a week.…

Kanye West [Photo: NME.com]

Kanye West edges out JAY-Z as world’s richest rap artiste

The American star, Kanye West, has been named Forbes highest paid hip hop artiste for the first time in his career. Kanye West, who is also called Yeezy, is expected to top $1.5 billion in sales this year or about half of what Nike’s Air Jordan generates in earnings. Forbes…

Over 70 exhibiting artists, others for 2019 ART X Lagos

The organisers of ART X Lagos kicked off activities for their fourth annual showcase at an event in Lagos on Thursday. This year a total of 21 leading international art galleries have been scheduled to feature at the event which holds at the Federal Palace in Victoria Island from November…

PHOTOS: Argungu Polo Tournament and Cultural fete holds in Kebbi

Kebbi State over the weekend played host to a four-day Argungu Polo Tournament & Cultural Fete. The tournament provided a perfect precedent to the much anticipated 2020 edition of the Argungu Fishing Festival which attracts thousands of tourists from across the world. After a 10-year hiatus, fans of the popular…

2baba unvieled Tboiz, a 3 member boy band , at an event in Lagos on Wednesday

2baba celebrates ‘two decades in music’ in style

Nigerian music legend, Innocent Idibia, aka 2baba, has unveiled Tboiz, a boy band which will perform at his ‘20 Years A King Concert’. The concert is being organised to commemorate 2baba's two decades in the music industry. The singer disclosed this at a media launch held on Wednesday in Lagos.…

Majek Fashek

Femi Otedola foots Majek Fashek’s hospital bills

Billionaire businessman Femi Otedola has taken up the medical expenses of ailing veteran Reggae musician, Majek Fashek. Majek's manager, Uzoma Omenka, confirmed this to PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday. Mr Omenka said the businessman has decided to foot all the medical bills for the reggae music icon who has been admitted…

Headies

Headies: Organisers reveal date for 2019 edition, call for entries

The organisers of the Headies (originally called the Hip Hop World Awards) have announced that the 2019 edition will hold on October 19 in Lagos. They also said they are ready to receive entries for the 13th edition themed ‘The Power of A Dream’. According to the organizers, only musical…

Toyin-Aimakhu

Why we can’t settle Toyin Abraham, Lizzy Anjorin feud – Mr Latin

The President of the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), Bolaji Amusan aka Mr Latin, has reacted to the recent Instagram outbursts between his colleagues, Toyin Abraham and Lizzy Anjorin. On Monday, lawyers representing Toyin wrote Lizzy demanding a public apology from her for accusing the former…

Tiwa Savage: Photo by Universal Music Group

PHOTOS: Tiwa Savage promotes new single under Obalende Bridge

Ahead of her album release slated for 2020, pop diva, Tiwa Savage, on Tuesday promoted her latest single '49-99' under the popular Obalende bridge in Lagos. The single and video is her first official single since she was signed on to Universal Music Group in May. Despite the heavy downpour,…

An Oscar statue is pictured at the press preview for the 91st Academy Awards Governors Ball, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. The 91st Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24. at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

#Oscar 2020: Nigeria announces selection committee

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has reconstituted a 12-member committee of Nollywood stakeholders, ahead of the 2020 Academy Awards, popularly called The Oscars. The committee will call for Nigerian entries ahead of the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony which will take place at the Dolby Theatre in…

Davido and Chris Brown Photo Instagram

Davido performs with Chris Brown at Barclays Centre

Hot on the heels of their recent hit single, 'Blow My Mind', Davido joined Chris Brown at the latter’s 'IndiGOAT' tour at Barclays Centre on Saturday. Both artistes shared the videos of their performance on Instagram. Breezy, as Chris Brown is popularly called, brought Davido on stage to perform some…

Dammy Krame

Dammy Krane to be arraigned for defamation, threat to life

Popular musician, Johnson Oyindamola, popularly known as Dammy Krane, is set to be arraigned by the police on Monday. The singer will be arraigned on three counts bordering on threat to life, defamation, and conduct likely to cause a breach of peace. A copy of the charge sheet obtained by…

Idia Aisen speaking

Search for Nigerian superstar designers begins

The Design Fashion Africa (DFA) initiative, a platform aimed at discovering, inspiring and empowering young Nigerian fashion talents, has been launched in Lagos. The unveiling ceremony held at Eko Hotel & Suites on Saturday. In attendance were top Nigerian and African fashion designers including Idia Aisien and Mai Atafo. ‘Nollywood…

Nigerian musician, Folarin Falana (Falz)

Falz only Nigerian rapper nominated for BET Hip Hop awards 2019

Nigerian musician, Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz, is the only Nigerian rapper on the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards nominee list. The 28-year-old rapper was nominated in a new category, Best International Flow. BET launched the category to honour artists from around the world. The rapper will be contending…

Yemi Alade signs licensing deal with Universal Music. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram handle of Yemi Alade]

Yemi Alade signs licensing deal with Universal Music

Nigerian music star, Yemi Alade, has signed a licensing deal with Universal Music Africa and Universal Music France. Music licensing is the commercial use of copyrighted music through an agreement called a music license. Music licensing agreements guarantee that a song's copyright holders are paid for the use of their…

Blackface releases own version of ’African Queen’

After several years of accusing his ex-bandmate, Innocent Idibia, also known as 2baba, of stealing his song ’African Queen’, Nigerian dancehall singer, Ahmedu Obiabo, popularly called Blackface, has dropped his version of the hit tune. Blackface retained elements of the original version, like the lyrics, chorus, verses and rhythm, in…

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James Bond: Nigerian fans react to prospect of female 007

James Bond star, Pierce Brosnan’s support for a woman to take over the 007 role has fired up the franchise’s (mostly male) fans. To make Bond a woman, they argued, would go against writer Ian Fleming’s original vision. Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter over the weekend, Brosnan, who played 007…

Majek Fashek and his manager , Uzoma Day Omenka, at Queens Elizabeth Hospital London

UPDATED: Majek Fashek critically ill, seeks financial assistance — Manager

Veteran Reggae musician, Majek Fashek, is critically ill and currently receiving treatment at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in England. The 66-year-old singer was flown out of Nigeria on Wednesday after his condition became critical. His manager, Uzoma Omenka, confirmed this to PREMIUM TIMES on Monday. He also said they currently require…

former Big Brother Naija housemate, TBoss

I’m not the father of Tboss’ child — Dino Melaye

A senator, Dino Melaye, on Sunday, denied being the father of former Big Brother Naija housemate, TBoss’ baby. The Kogi West senator, who welcomed a daughter with a popular Yoruba actress, Bisi Ibidapo-Obe, seven years ago, also said he never dated TBoss. Writting on Twitter, Mr Melaye said, “I naturally…

Adebayo Salami alias Oga Bello

How I feel slapping my biological father, Oga Bello, in movies – Femi Adebayo

It is a fact that children of stars have to struggle to forge their own identity. It was not any different for popular Yoruba actor, Femi Adebayo, whose father is veteran Nigerian actor, Adebayo Salami alias Oga Bello. After kicking off his acting career on the set of his father’s…

PHOTOS: Ex-BBNaija housemates, Bambam, Teddy A hold traditional marriage

Two Big Brother(S3) “Double Wahala” housemates, Tope Adenibuyan aka Teddy A and Bamike Olawunmi aka BamBam, are now traditionally married. The reality TV stars’ traditional engagement held in the bride’s parent’s hometown in Ibese, Ilaro in Ogun State on Saturday. The ceremony came two weeks after the lovebirds broke the…

PHOTOS: Davido holds private album listening party in Lagos

Sony Music West Africa has held a private listening party of Davido’s upcoming album ‘A Good Time’ in Lagos. The event was anchored by MTV Base TV Host, Ehiz. Nigerian music personalities in attendance include DJ Jimmy Jatt, Olisa Adibua, Moet Abebe amongst others. An excited Davido took the audience…