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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Hustle Cast Member

Sola Sobowale, John Ajayi, others return in “Hustle” Season 3

Hustle, the popular Nigerian comedy series, is set to return to TV screens for a third season on October 8 on DSTV Channel 153. Hustle stars Seun Ajayi as the lead character and also features veteran Nollywood act Sola Sobowale. The series also stars Maurice Sam, Elvis Poko, Deborah Anugwa,…

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Nigerian singer Juggernaut dies in car crash

Fast-rising Nigerian singer, Egbeoluwa Ademilade, popularly known as Juggernaut, is dead. The deceased who was signed to Seun Anikulapo-Kuti’s record label, died on Sunday after his car crashed into a trailer with no backlights in Lagos. His record label, 5ive Music Group and Black Haus Entertainment, confirmed his death in…

Abass Akande (Obesere) .... Photo: www.mjemagazine.com via google

Obesere, Kwam 1 in war of words over Ambode

Fuji music exponents, Wasiu Ayinde, popularly called Kwam 1, and Abass Akande, popularly called Obesere, have engaged in a war of words over Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos. The bone of contention is a recent viral video wherein Kwam 1 shared his opinion on the 'best governors' Lagos State has…

2017 Miss Nigeria Mildred Ehiguese

Miss Nigeria: Organisers say winner won’t be determined by looks alone

The organisers of 'Miss Nigeria' beauty pageant, Daily Times Nigeria, have said that the 2018 winner will not be chosen based on physical attributes alone. The creative director of Miss Nigeria, Ezinne Akudo- Anyaoha, disclosed this at a media interview held in Lagos on Wednesday. “We are committed to finding…

M.I Abaga.

MI, Mayorkun, Adekunle Gold, Simi thrill Lagos fans at Nickfest

Nigerian musicians, M.I Abaga, Mayorkun, Simi and Adekunle Gold were the star performers at the annual family-centric festival, Nickfest. The event held at Balmoral Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Saturday and Sunday. The venue came alive again during their exhilarating performances, which set the audience in a delightful…

Wizkid [photo: Hypebeast]

Wizkid drops first official singles of 2018

Nigerian Afropop star, Ayo Balogun, has finally released two new singles titled "Fever" and "Master Groove". The Starboy had promised his fans that he would release new music on October 1. The tracks are Wizkid's first official singles of 2018 despite featuring on a number of hit releases. Produced by…

The late Jibril Mailafia

AMAA renames award category after slain Nigerian animator

An award-winning Nigerian film editor/Animator, Jibril Mailafia, who was killed by unknown men in Jos, Plateau State, on September 24, has been accorded a posthumous honour. In a category tagged ‘Jibril Mailafia Award for Best Animation’, the deceased who had earned a nomination in the same category, in the 2018…

OLAMIDE

Olamide supports Ambode, Davido reacts to Osun results, other top entertainment stories last week

Olamide declares support for Ambode The rapper, Olamide, has said he wants Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos to run for a second term. The indigenous rapper shared this on Instagram on Sunday. The rapper has been at the forefront of entertainers, who rallied round the governor during his campaign. Olamide…

AKIIN SHUGA BAND

INTERVIEW: Secret behind success of Shuga band – Akin Shuga

Award-winning musician and leader of the popular Shuga band, Akin Tofowomo, gave the business of live band prominence at a time when it was regarded as ‘uncool.' Popularly known as Akin Shuga, his highly sought after live band is known to perform at high-profile events in Nigeria and abroad. The…

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Anambra Flood kills late music maestro, Osadebe’s son

Okechukwu Osadebe, the 18-year-old son of late highlife maestro, Stephen Osadebe, has lost his life in the ravaging Anambra flood. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the younger Osadebe died on Thursday in the Osadebe’s Atani country home in Ogbaru when he was swept away by the flood…

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Entertainment events to attend this weekend

Lord of the Ribs comedy Festival 2018 Basketmouth will be performing alongside A-list comedians from all around Africa and the world. Some of the comedians include Capone (USA), JJ Williams (USA), Kevin J (CAN), Okey Bakassi (NG), I Go Save (NG), Buchi (NG), Alfred Kaing (ZMB), Salvador (UGA), Senator (NG)…

From Right Lota Chukwu, Kalu Ikeagwu and other guests at the premiere

Photos: New Nollywood movie “Kinsman” premieres in Lagos

A new Nollywood movie titled, “Kinsman” was premiered at the Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Thursday. Written and produced by Teni Stuffman and Doris Ariole, Kinsman is a faith-based story directed by Doris Ariole. Nollywood celebrities like Kalu Ikeagwu, Ebele Okaro, Lota Chukwu, Chioma Nwosu, Bridget Chibufue and Omobala…

L-R Sheila Chukwulozie, Chimamanda Adichie, Sam Onyemelukwe and Mazi Nwonwu

Chimamanda Adichie announces return of creative writing workshop

Celebrated Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie, has announced the return of her annual ‘Creative Writing Workshop’. Ms. Adichie disclosed this during a press conference held in Lagos on Monday. The workshop is sponsored by Trace Nigeria, and will run from November 20 to November 30. She also noted that the workshop,…

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18 galleries set for 2018 ART X Lagos

A total of 18 leading international art galleries have been scheduled to feature at the 2018 ART X Lagos holding at the Civic Center, Lagos from November 2 to 4. The founder and director, ART X Lagos, Tokini Peterside, disclosed this at a media briefing held at Wheatbaker Hotel, in…

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Abducted passengers released – God Is Good Motors

The passengers abducted by unknown gunmen on their way to Lagos from Enugu aboard a God Is Good Motors have secured their freedom, the transport company said in a statement on Monday. Armed men blocked the passengers at Ore in Ondo State and whisked them away to an unknown destination,…

The Merry Men lead characters, Falz, AY, Jim Iyke and Ramsey Nuoah

Photos: Stars in Agbada challenge for AY’s movie premiere

The premiere of comedian AY’s latest movie, Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons, held on Sunday night at Imax Cinema, Lekki, Lagos. AY had announced that he was on the lockout for the best Agbada (Yoruba traditional wear) at the premiere and urged the invited guests to stick to the…

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God Is Good Motors’ passengers kidnapped, some released after ransom payment

Family members of some of the passengers who were kidnapped after boarding a bus belonging to God Is Good Transport on Saturday narrated how they secured their release. The family members who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES over the phone said the transport company was yet to contact them more than…

Ras Kimono and Efemena Okedi

Ras Kimono’s wife, Efemena Okedi, is dead

Efemena Okedi, wife of late reggae legend, Ras Kimono is dead. She died in the early hours of Sunday in her Magodo-Isheri home in Lagos. Her death comes three months after Ras Kimono passed on. She was Ras Kimono’s third and closest wife. Indeed when Kimono passed on in June,…

Cobhams Asuquo

INTERVIEW: Why talent is not enough to succeed in music industry — Cobhams Asuquo

Acclaimed Nigerian music maker, Cobhams Asuquo, trained as a lawyer, but veered into music full-time to fulfill a lifelong desire. One of Nigeria’s most accomplished music producers, the visually impaired music maestor has shared the stage with international acts such as Ed Sheeran, Beyoncé, Common, Cold Play and Pearl Jam.…

2018 MBGN winner, Anita Ukah

Miss Imo emerges ‘Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria’

Anita Ukah, 23, has won the just-concluded Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) 2018 held at the Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre in Bayelsa. Ms. Ukah beat 36 other contestants to become the most beautiful girl in Nigeria. She is no stranger to beauty pageants having won the title of Miss…

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Lack of cinemas hampering Nollywood growth — PwC

The absence of cinemas is hampering the growth of the Nigerian film industry, a report has shown. The findings was contained in a report titled Entertainment and media outlook: 2018 – 2022 An African perspective was released by PricewaterhouseCoopers on Wednesday. It showed that Nigeria currently boasts 114 cinema screens…

Davido steals show at Adeleke's campaign rallies

OsunDecides: Davido steals show at Adeleke’s campaign rallies

Pop star, David Adeleke, popularly called Davido, has remained the star attraction on his uncle, Ademola Adeleke's campaign trail in the last few days. Mr. Adeleke is vying to be governor of Osun State under the Peoples Democratic Party The senator representing Osun west defeated Akin Ogunbiyi in the PDP…

RMD, Falz, MI, Ini Edo, others star in “Chief Daddy”

EbonyLife Films, producer of 'The Wedding Party (1, 2)' and 'The Royal Hibiscus Hotel,' has released its first teaser for its latest project, “Chief Daddy." The production company, in a statement on Tuesday, said the comedy film, which is scheduled for a theatrical release on December 14, had five other…

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Cobhams Asuquo drops new song ‘Starlight’

Acclaimed Nigerian music producer, Cobhams Asuquo, has released a new song titled "Starlight". The track is the latest installment by the ‘One Hit’ crooner as he continues to advance his singing career. Cobhams said it is a love song dedicated to lovers and everyone hoping to find true love. “This…

How award shows promote Nigerian fashion industry

Every fashion designer’s ultimate dream is having an A-lister rock their design on the red carpet of a major award ceremony. Adepoju Adesola was not an exception. So, when she was approached by former Big Brother Naija housemate, Bamike Olawumi, popularly known as Bambam, to design her outfit for the…