Jayne Augoye

ayne Augoye, an assistant editor, covers the entertainment and lifestyle beat for Premium Times. She has a master's degree in Media and Communication from the Pan Atlantic University. She can be reached through @jaynejones (Twitter)

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Traditional Wrestling, Dance Drama take center stage at NAFEST 2018

Traditional wrestling, dance drama, Tales By Moonlight, Ayo completion are some of the activities that have taken center stage at the ongoing National Festival of Arts and Culture holding in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State. The Festival’s Media/Publicity Committee, led by Emma Okah, has also itemised the programme schedule for Wednesday and…

Steaphanie Linus as Dr Zara in _Dry_

Nollywood movie “Dry” to screen at Ray Charles Week

“Dry”, a 2014 movie by Nollywood actress, Stephanie Linus, will screen at the 2018 Ray Charles Week. The event takes place at Dillard University, New Orleans, Lousiana, U.S. on Friday. The film's theme focuses on the practice of fistula and under-age marriage among young Nigerian women. The movie featured Liz…

Alaafin cutting his 80th birthday cake

Alaafin welcomes third set of twins in eight months

The Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi III, has welcomed a set of twins (a boy and girl), the third in eight months. The babies, whose mother, Queen Aanuoluwapo, is a first time mum, broke the news on Instagram. She wrote, “Oh Lord! Who am I that you are mindful of,…

Femi Kuti

2019: Why I won’t support Buhari, Osinbajo – Femi Kuti

Nigerian Afrobeat legend, Femi Kuti, has said he won't support President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the 2019 presidential election because of his late father’s beliefs. The singer said this on Sunday night at Felabration, an annual musical event to celebrate the memory of his late father,…

Adesua Etomi

PHOTOS: Nollywood stars storm ‘King of Boys’ Premiere

Kemi Adetiba’s highly anticipated Nollywood film, “Kings of Boys" premiered at the IMAX cinemas, Lekki, Lagos, on Sunday night. The theme for the night was ‘Gangster Royalty’ and guests adhered to the dress code by making striking fashions statements. The movie stars, Adesua Etomi, Reminisce, iLLBliss, Osas Ighodaro, Omoni Oboli,…

Zaynab Otiti-Obanor

Ooni’s ex-wife congratulates new queen, monarch

Zaynab Otiti-Obanor, the ex-wife of the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has congratulated the monarch and his new bride, Naomi Oluwaseyi, on their marriage. The ex-queen posted a congratulatory message on her instagram page on Monday morning. This is the first time she reacted to the news of the royal…

MTN Foundation Press Briefing

Five Nigerian musical dramas get sponsorship

The MTN Foundation on Saturday unveiled five Nigerian musical dramas and a visual arts festival as beneficiaries of its arts and culture sponsorship drive. All six productions will be staged at different days in October, November and December 2018. The Executive Secretary of the foundation, Nonny Ugboma, disclosed this at…

Omawumi

Omawumi attacks Buhari, Atiku; Nollywood producer’s death, other top entertainment stories last week

How Nollywood producer, Chris Ekejimbe, died Alex Eyengho, a close associate of the Nollywood producer, Chris Ekejimbe, who died on Saturday, has revealed that the late filmmaker died as a result of Malaria drug overdose. In an interview with PREMIUM TIMES, Mr. Eyengho, who is a founding President of the…

The late Nollywood producer, Chris Ekejimbe

Nollywood producer, Chris Ekejimbe, is dead

A renowned Nollywood producer, Chris Ekejimbe, died in the early hours of Saturday at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, after an undisclosed illness. Until his death, he was a member of the board of the Association of Nollywood Core Producers, ANCOPS. News of his death was broken to members…

Pidgin essay winner -Izeowayi Izaza Victor

21-year-old wins BBC News Pidgin essay competition

A 21-year-old undergraduate of University of Port Harcourt, Izeowayi Victor, has won the first edition of the BBC News Pidgin essay competition titled, “Is Africa’s youth ready for political leadership.” Izeowayi’s winning piece focused on the paradox of Africa that has 60 per cent of its population from a younger…

Entertainment events to attend this weekend

Shuga Coated Concert by Shuga Band The Shuga Coated Concert by Shuga Band will feature the likes of Adewale Ayuba, Kenny Blaq, Alibaba, Gbenga Adeyinka, Tosin Martins, Toyin Abraham, and Funny Bone. The Shuga band will be headlined and led by Akiin Shuga. Date: Sunday Venue: Eko Hotels and Suites,…

Nse Ikpe-Etim

Nse Ikpe, Arthur Nkusi to host AMAA 2018

Nollywood actress, Nse Ikpe-Etim, and Rwandan comedian, Arthur Nkusi, will anchor the 2018 Africa Movie Academy Award (AMAA), organisers have announced. In its 14th year, the award ceremony is scheduled to hold at the Intare Conference Arena in Kigali, Rwanda on Saturday. Ikpe-Etim will be hosting AMAA for the third…

Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi

Ooni of Ife reveals new wife, Naomi Oluwaseyi

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has revealed his new wife. She is Naomi Oluwaseyi. The monarch who is quite active on social media made the surprise announcement on Instagram on Thursday night. “I waited patiently upon the Almighty the King of kings, he eventually did it in the midst…

Yoruba Nollywood actor, Ola Omonitan aka'Ajimajasan'

Veteran Yoruba actor, Ola Omonitan ‘Ajimajasan’, is dead

A veteran Yoruba actor, Ola Omonitan, died on Thursday after a prolonged battle with a heart-related ailment. He was 80. His name might not ring a bell in Nollywood , but the late actor, popularly known by his stage name, Ajimajasan, is one of the earliest Yoruba theatre artistes to…

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Multichoice Talent Factory Academy kicks off in Lagos

The West African branch of MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy was launched in Lagos on Sunday. The initiators said the Academy is expected to provide Africa’s next generation of film and television storytellers the skillset to ignite their passion, connect with industry professionals and tell authentic African stories. Addressing the media…

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle expecting first child

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, are expecting their first baby. The Kensington Palace shared the news on Twitter on Monday, saying the baby would arrive in the spring of 2019. "Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people…

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Kanayo Kanayo completes law studies, Agbani welcomes first child, other top entertainment stories last week

Kanayo O Kanayo completes law studies Nollywood actor, Kanayo Kanayo, has written his final law exams at the University of Abuja and shared the news with his Instagram fans. The actor who spent five years at the tertiary institution posted a video of himself alongside his classmates. Kanayo is also…

Adekunle Nodash Adejuyigbe

Why I shot Boko Haram inspired movie – Filmmaker Nodash

A Nigerian filmmaker, Adekunle "Nodash" Adejuyigbe, has revealed the reason why he shot a Boko Haram themed movie titled, “The Delivery Boy.” Shot multiple times in 2015 and 2016 by The Elite Film Team and produced by Something Unusual Studios, the film poignantly situates its theme on the activities of…

2018 Felabration week kicks off in Lagos

The 2018 Felabration week, in honor of the late music maestro, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, has kicked off in Lagos with a secondary school debate. The debate titled, “Why State Police should be introduced to Nigeria", which held at Freedom Park, Lagos, on Wednesday, is a prelude to the main event,…

Ogaga during Mrs. Universe held last year

Beauty pageant for married women to hold in Lagos

Mrs Nigeria, a non-bikini beauty pageant for married women between the ages of 23-45 years, is set to hold in Lagos for the second time on October 21. The organisers, Pageants Nigeria Limited, spoke about the pageant, at a media event held in Lagos on Wednesday. They also added that…

A cross section of children at the screening

Chinese animation “Travel With The Wind” screens in Lagos

A new Chinese animation movie titled “Travel With The Wind” was screened at the Ozone Cinemas, Yaba, Lagos, on Saturday. The movie is an initiative of China's Hangzhou Minglang Film Production Company Limited and is expected to hit Nigeria cinemas at the end of 2018. It tells a growth story…

Baba Sala

PROFILE: Baba Sala: Pillar of Nigerian comedy

The father of Nigerian comedy. That title, earned over five decades in the entertainment industry, suited legendary comic actor, Moses Adejumo, popularly called Baba Sala, best. His demise at 81 on Sunday signaled the end of a significant chapter in the history of the Nigerian film industry. He alongside other…

Baba Sala

Ace comedian, Baba Sala, is dead

Veteran Nigerian comedian, Moses Olaiya, popularly known as Baba Sala, is dead. He was 81 years old. One of his sons, Emmanuel Adejumo, aka Boisala ,announced his demise in the early hours of Monday. “My Daddy is gone. Finally gone home to glory. King of Comedy finally say bye-bye to…

Late Ben Enwonwu, TUTU portrait

Enwonwu’s famous painting “Tutu” sells for £320,750 in London

The second rediscovered version of renowned Nigerian artist, Ben Enwonwu’s famous painting “Tutu” on Thursday, sold for an impressive £320,750 at Bonhams‘ Africa Now sale in London. In naira terms, it was sold for about N153 million (N152, 538,472.89). The portrait depicts Enwonwu's most famous sitter, Adetutu ('Tutu') Ademiluyi, the…

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 12:ÊPortrait of Okui Okpokwasili on the street in Brooklyn, NY on September 12, 2018.Ê(Photo byÊJohn D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.)Ê

Nigeria-American choreographer named 2018 MacArthur Fellow

A Nigerian choreographer, Okwui Okpokwasili, has been named a 2018 MacArthur Fellow. Ms Okpokwasili, 46, is one of the recipients of the "genius award" and is duly being recognised for ''making the lives of women who have been left out of dominant culture narratives and their stories visible''. This year’s…