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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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…

Olamide, Ayuba, Osupa, others for One Lagos Fiesta

Popular musicians, Olamide, Teni, Slimcase, Mr Real, Humblesmith, Blackky, Mr P, Adewale Ayuba, Saheed Osupa, among many others are billed to perform at the 2018 One Lagos Fiesta. The eight day, non-stop, celebration will hold simultaneously in five different designated locations in Lagos from December 24 to 31. The venues…

Toyin Abrahim and Adeniyi Johnson - Photo Credit: Pulse

Adeniyi Johnson begs ex-wife Toyin Abraham to sign divorce papers

There was a mild drama on Wednesday as actor, Adeniyi Johnson, took to Instagram to plead with his ex-wife, Toyin Abraham, to sign their divorce papers. In a series of post on his Instagram page, the actor revealed that Toyin has been stalling their divorce for the past three years…

Small Doctor

Nigerian musician, Small Doctor, released on bail

A popular singer, Small Doctor, has been released on bail barely 24 hours after he was arrested for alleged unlawful possession of a firearm and allegedly threatening violence against a police officer. The singer whose real name is Adekunle Temitope, was arrested and paraded by the Lagos Police Command on…

Victor Olaotan

Actor, Victor Olaotan, seeks assistance after ghastly accident

Tinsel actor, Victor Olaotan, requires financial assistance to receive medical treatment outside Nigeria in a bid to avert the amputation of his legs. The 66-year-old actor is best known for his role as Fred Ade-Williams in the long-running television drama “Tinsel”. The veteran actor has been receiving medical care since…

Small Doctor (pictured 2nd from left) was paraded alongside the other suspects at the police command in Lagos

Police arrest Nigerian musician, Small Doctor, for ‘unlawful’ gun possession

A popular musician, Small Doctor, whose real name is Adekunle Temitope, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for unlawful possession of a firearm and for allegedly threatening to shoot a police officer. The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, revealed this on Monday while parading the…

Group reward finalists in HIV self-testing contest

Group rewards finalists in HIV self-testing contest

Three youth, who proposed smart ideas on the promotion of the HIV/AIDS self-testing among Nigerian youth, have been recognised by a team of Nigerian researchers. HIV self-testing (HIVST) is the process by which people who want to know their HIV status perform HIV test themselves and interpret the result in…

Sandra, Flavor and Anna

Top entertainment stories from last week

These are some of the entertainment reports that made the headlines last week. Kemi Olunloyo attacks Iyabo Ojo For exposing the shenanigans of her colleagues in the movie industry, controversial journalist, Kemi Olunloyo has come after actress, Iyabo Ojo. In a now viral post, Olunloyo re-opened a controversial past issue,…

Deola and Darey Art Alade (1)

How we successfully run business together and avoid scandals — Darey Alade, wife

Business partnerships are known to be tricky so it’s even more amazing when a couple also manages to run a successful company together. The latter is what Nigerian musician, Darey Art Alade and his wife, Deola, have achieved running Livespot, a Lagos-based intergrated Communications firm with offices in Abuja. The…

Backyard Fashion Show

Entertainment events to attend this weekend

Various entertainment events are holding in Lagos this weekend. PREMIUM TIMES brings some of them to the attention of fun-seekers. Backyard Fashion Show The maiden edition of the Backyard Fashion Show holds this weekend. The event will be a 360-degree experience showcasing the finest of underground African fashion, live music…

Nora Roberts and Tomi Adeyemi

Plagiarism: American author, Nora Roberts, addresses Tomi Adeyemi’s allegations

Popular American romance writer, Nora Roberts, has responded to plagiarism allegations made by Nigerian author, Tomi Adeyemi, on social media. Ms Roberts is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 190 novels while Ms Adeyemi is an award-winning Nigerian writer based in the U.S. Ms Adeyemi, in a…

Chinua Ezenwa-Ohaeto

Nigerian writer wins prestigious international award

A Nigerian writer, Chinua Ezenwa-Ohaeto, has won the New Hampshire Institute of Art's 2018 Writing Award: Narratives in Prose, Poetry. The NHIA writing programme is centred on the idea of deeply examining stories that effectively communicate an idea in any genre. This year, NHIA requested submissions from new and emerging…

UNESCO HQ. [Photo credit: Unesco]

UNESCO declares Reggae Music global cultural treasure

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has declared Reggae music a cultural treasure worth protecting. The Paris-based UNESCO, the cultural agency of the United Nations, made its ruling at a meeting this week. The popular genre which developed in the early 60s from the streets of Jamaica…

Mo Cheddah

How I battled depression, suicidal thoughts – Mo’Cheddah

Nigerian rapper, Modupe-Oreoluwa Ola, aka Mo'Cheddah has opened up about her secret battles with depression and suicidal thoughts in a recent interview with DANG Network. Mo’Cheddah broke into the Nigerian pop scene in the 2000s before exiting the scene in 2016, at a point when she was being touted as…

Nigeria Anambra State map

Anambra govt backs planned abolition of Osu caste system

The Anambra State Government has adopted the December 28 date set by major traditional rulers in the South-east to abolish the controversial Osu caste system. The Osu caste system is an ancient practice in Igboland that discourages social interaction and marriage with a group of persons called Osu outcast. The…

2019: Actor Emeka Ike joins House of Reps race

Popular Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike, has declared his intention to contest for a seat in the House of Representatives in Imo state. The 51-year-old actor seeks to represent Ideato South LGA of Imo State under the Young Progressive Party (YPP). Mr. Ike who made the announcement on his social media…

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 22: Plaques that form part of the Benin Bronzes are displayed at The British Museum on November 22, 2018 in London, England. The British Museum has agreed to loan the plaques back to a new museum in Benin City in Nigeria. The Benin Bronzes were taken from Africa by British troops in 1897. The return of a basalt Easter Island Head figure has also been requested this week by The Governor of the Easter Islands, Tarita Alarcón Rapu amid a broader call for artefacts taken during colonial rule to be restituted. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

British, French museums to return Benin bronzes after over 100 years

Some of the bronzes looted from the Benin Empire by British soldiers over 100 years will be returned to Nigeria, but with certain terms and conditions, CNN is reporting. According to CNN, the Benin Dialogue Group, which comprises of representatives of several European museums, the Royal Court of Benin, Edo…

Radio queen, Tosyn Bucknor. [PHOTO CREDIT: Tosyn Bucknor fanpage on Instagram]

Tosyn Bucknor: Family announces burial date

The family of the late Nigerian radio personality, Tosyn Bucknor, has announced November 28 and 29 as dates for her funeral. Her only sister, a popular events planner, Funke Bucknor-Obruthe, shared the news on Instagram. Tosyn would be laid to rest on Thursday after a funeral service at the Harvesters…

Onyeka Onwenu

RMD, Onyeka Onwenu, Nkem Owoh star in new film

Nollywood stars, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Onyeka Onwenu, Nkem Owoh and Zainab Balogun are the lead acts in a new Nollywood movie titled “God Calling.” The film shines a spotlight on modern-day spirituality by imaginatively exploring what it might look like for Abraham or Prophet Elijah to be Nigerian in 2018, and…

Ikeogu Oke

Obituary: Ikeogu Oke: Nigeria’s ‘Poet Laureate’ takes a bow

His last Facebook post was on November 7. It was a quatrain, which he composed at the time he was hospitalized at the National Hospital, Abuja. It read: Strange Taste? A butterfly Drinking urine On a toilet floor Of the National Hospital. With these few words, the wordsmith captured the…

Ikeogu Oke

Tributes as Nigerians mourn celebrated poet, Ikeogu Oke

Friends and colleagues of the late Nigerian poet, Ikeogu Oke, who died on Saturday at the National Hospital, Abuja, have continued to pay him glowing tributes. Mr Oke last year won the Nigeria Prize for Literature sponsored by the NLNG for his collection of poems, The Heresiad. He was widely…

Chidimma Aaron, a model from Enugu state.

Miss Nigeria: Chidinma Aaron crowned winner

Twenty five-year-old Chidimma Aaron, a model from Enugu state, has beaten 17 other contestants to win the 2018 Miss Nigeria beauty pageant. The 12 top finalists filed out for the grand finale which took place on Sunday at the Exco Hall, Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos. Ms Aaron received N3…

Ikeogu Oke

Nigerian Poet, Ikeogu Oke, is dead

A Nigerian poet, Ikeogu Oke, is dead. Mr Oke last year won the Nigeria Prize for Literature sponsored by the NLNG for his collection of poems, The Heresiad. The poet and former journalist died at the National Hospital in Abuja on Saturday, his friends told PREMIUM TIMES. His death was…

Radio queen, Tosyn Bucknor. [PHOTO CREDIT: Tosyn Bucknor fanpage on Instagram]

Obituary: Tosyn Bucknor: The curtain falls on “Voice of Lagos”

Radio queen, Tosyn Bucknor, was not your regular celebrity. She was friendly, accessible, unassuming and a 'helper' of many. An interviewer's delight, she was not one to turn down an interview request even on short notice. Her death on Monday night as a result of sickle cell complications, as her…