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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Copyright issues, unprofessionalism killing photography business in Nigeria – Kelechi Amadi-Obi

After obtaining a law degree and his call to bar in 1993, renowned Nigerian photographer, Kelechi Amadi-Obi, settled to full-time studio art. For over two decades, he has remained at the forefront of his career while inspiring a new generation of photographers. He has photographed some of the biggest celebrities…

AfDB president Adesina honoured by Swazi King at traditional ceremony

PHOTOS: Swazi King honours AfDB president Adesina at traditional ceremony

Mswati III, the King of Eswatini and head of the Swazi Royal Family, has honoured the president of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, at a traditional royal reed dance event. The annual weeklong ceremony is a traditional dance event where up to 40 000 Swazi maidens gather and dance…

Burna Boy

#Xenophobia: Burna Boy slams rapper AKA, vows never to visit South Africa

Afro-fusion sensation, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy, has threatened to 'deal' with South African rapper, AKA, if they ever meet. He also cautioned his colleague, MI Abaga, not to align with AKA. Burna Boy took over his Twitter account, which has been handled by his management for the last three…

Tiwa Savage

Xenophobia: Tiwa Savage boycotts show in South Africa

Nigerian music star, Tiwa Savage, has announced the cancellation of her upcoming show which was billed to hold on September 21 in South Africa. The popstar, who was scheduled to perform at DSTV delicious Festival in Johannesburg, made the announcement on Twitter on Wednesday. “I refuse to watch the barbaric…

Seun Egbegbe

Nigerian filmmaker spends 30 months in jail

Yoruba filmmaker, Olajide Kazeem, aka, Seun Egbegbe, has spent 30 months in prison custody due to his failure to to meet his bail conditions. The erstwhile Lagos socialist, known for his lavish lifestyle, has been incarcerated since February 10, 2017. The spokesperson for the Lagos State Command of the Nigerian…

Tuface Idibia

Xenophobia: Nigerian celebrities condemn attacks in South Africa

Nigerian celebrities including Toke Makinwa, Toyin Lawani, singers Banky W, 2baba, OAP Daddy Freeze and Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo, have condemned the killing of Nigerians in South Africa. Several properties and businesses, including those of Nigerians, have been targeted in the latest Xenophobic attacks, which South African authorities said they…

Serena Wiliams in Kimono made by Jane Michael Ekanem [Photo: Instagram @janemichaelekanem]

Serena Williams wears kimono by Nigerian designer

Serena Williams has been seen donning a black sleeveless Kimono jacket by a Nigerian designer, Jane Michael Ekanem. The tennis legend wore the attire during a recent Essence magazine cover photoshoot released on Monday. Essence is a popular monthly magazine for African-American women. It was first published in 1970. Jane…

popular cross-dresser, Bobrisky

Why we shut down Bobrisky’s birthday party venue — Police

The Lagos State Police Command have explained why they invaded and sealed off the venue of the birthday party of popular cross-dresser, Bobrisky on Saturday. The spokesperson of the police in Lagos, Bala Elkana, said ”Yes we sealed off the venue of Bobrisky’s birthday party today based on some credible…

Nigerian filmmaker, Ololade Okedare, has written a sexual and domestic abuse themed novel titled Catching Grace

Nigerian filmmaker releases book on sexual abuse, domestic violence

A novel which focuses on the effects of sexual and domestic abuse has been launched in Lagos. The book, titled ‘Catching Grace’ was written by a Nigerian filmmaker and actress, Ololade Okedare. The author wrote the book using the pseudonym ‘Lydianuel'. The book presentation was attended by various persons who…

BBNaija-housemates

#BBNaija : Google reveals five ‘most searched housemates’

Mercy, Tacha, Mike, Ike, and Seyi are the most searched Big Brother Naija 2019 housemates, Google revealed on Thursday. Google describes them as the five top trending Big Brother Naija 2019: Pepper Dem housemates since the commencement of the competition on June 30. Google West Africa Regional Communication and Public…

Davido again makes it into 2019 AFRIMA nominee list

AFRIMA: Davido, Burna Boy, Nasty C, Tamer Hosny top nominees

African music stars, Davido, Burna Boy, Nasty C, and Tamer Hosny have topped the 6th All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) Continental Nominees' List released on Sunday. The nominees' list comprising the 26 Continental Award Categories is coming few days after the 6th AFRIMA Regional Categories were unveiled in Lagos. Leading…

Obesere (photo by Jayne Augoye)

Infuse Nigerian culture in your music, Obesere tells hip-hop musicians

Fuji musician, Abass Akande, popularly called Obesere, has charged Hip Hop artistes to infuse Nigerian culture especially indigenous language in their music. The 54-year-old musician said this during an interview with PREMIUM TIMES at the launch of the Nigeria Cultural Festival in Lagos on Saturday. “When we talk of entertainment,…

DBanj and his wife Didi Lineo. [PHOTO CREDIT: Instagram page of DBanj]

Kokomaster Dbanj, wife expecting a son

The Kokomaster, Dapo Oyebanjo, who is also known as Dbanj, is set to welcome a son with his wife, Didi Lineo. The energetic performer who is currently in London for his Koko Concert revealed the cheering news in an interview with OAP Shopsy of Beat FM London. “I am going…

UPDATED: Nigerian musician makes Obama’s summer playlist

Mavin record’s signee, Rema, made Barack Obama’s 2019 Sure Playlist with his song, ‘Iron Man’. The former U.S. President shared the list on his twitter handle @BarackObama on Saturday. He shared a list of 44 songs he and his wife, Michelle, were bopping to this summer and Rema was number…

INTERVIEW: Why we’re shooting remake of ’Living in Bondage’- Producer

Steve Gukas, a renowned Nollywood filmmaker and director who produced award-winning advocative films '93 Days' and 'A Place in the Stars' is championing another legacy project. This time, a story about Nollywood. Gukas is producing a remake of the iconic Nollywood film ’Living in Bondage’ almost 30 years after the…

Kokomaster Dbanj makes Nollywood debut

Popular music star, Oladapo Oyebanji, a.k.a Dbanj has gotten his first Nollywood movie role in Jade Osiberu’s movie titled ‘Sugar Rush’. The music star is also the executive producer of the project. Osiberu made this known on her Instagram page when she posted the teaser video that had names of…

Biodun Fatoyinbo [Photo: Instagram]

COZA Rape Scandal: Why I shunned PFN panel– Fatoyinbo

Biodun Fatoyinbo, founder of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) on Friday explained why he shunned the panel set up by the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN). PFN set up the five-member panel to investigate the rape allegation leveled against him by Busola, wife of popular singer, Timi Dakolo. The embattled…

Algeria on map

Stampede at rap concert leaves five dead in Algeria

At least five people were killed in a stampede at a rap concert in Algeria. The concert and the stampede happened in Algiers, the Algerian capital, on Thursday night. The BBC quoted a local news site, TSA, as stating that the victims included three males and two females. Thousands of…

Larry King files for divorce from 7th wife

American television and radio host, Larry King, has filed for divorce from his seventh wife, Shawn King, CNN is reporting. The pair have been married for 22 years, but it appears the 85-year-old media icon is ready to move on. CNN reported that King filed for the divorce his 59-year-old…

L-R Steve Gukas, Dakore Akande, Ose Oyamendan and Kunle Afolayan at the 2018 edition of Nollywood in Hollywood held at The Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex in Los Angeles

‘Nollywood in Hollywood’ presentation event holds in Lagos

Ose Oyamendan, a Nigerian-American filmmaker, alongside other stakeholders held the presentation event of 'Nollywood in Hollywood’ on Tuesday evening in Lagos. The event, which held at Pop Central, Lekki, was designed for select industry guests, partners, and sponsors of ‘Nollywood in Hollywood’. PREMIUM TIMES is a media partner for the…

L-R Steve Gukas, Dakore Akande, Ose Oyamendan and Kunle Afolayan at the 2018 edition of Nollywood in Hollywood held at The Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex in Los Angeles

‘Nollywood in Hollywood’ presentation event to hold in Lagos

The organisers of ’Nollywood in Hollywood’ will hold a presentation event at Pop Central in Lekki, Lagos on Tuesday. The initiative is an annual showcase of the best three Nigerian films to the Hollywood film industry, Nigerians in the Diaspora and cinema audiences in Los Angeles, U.S. Arguably Nigeria’s biggest…

Mayo Ayilaran, MCSN DG

INTERVIEW: How we’re checking music copyright infringement — MCSN

In the last decade, the Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria popularly known as MCSN, has been inundated with several challenges. The most prominent being a longtime battle with its fierce rival, the Copyright Society of Nigeria, (COSON) over royalty collections. In January, the Supreme Court affirmed the legal status of MCSN…

An Afrima gold plated talking drum

Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido nominated for 2019 AFRIMA

Nigerian music stars, Tiwa Savage, Davido, Burna Boy, Simi, Wizkid, Kizz Daniel, Teni, Yemi Alade and Niniola have been nominated for the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA). The African Union and the International Committee, AFRIMA, unveiled the nominees' list (regional category) for its sixth edition at the Abora Hall, Eko…

The young filmakers pictured alongside Governor Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna State at a reception in Kaduna on Thursday Photo Twitter (1)

Meet Nigerian teens who shoot sci-fi movies with smartphones

'The Critics', a group of teenagers from Kaduna State who shoots science fiction films with their smartphone, has become famous. The teenagers, who are cousins, said they learned how to create science fictions special effects and film on YouTube. The Kaduna-based film-makers made their first film, ‘Redemption’, in 2016. They…

The controversial picture that landed popular Kenyan celebrity , DJ Moh in trouble Photo credit Nairobi Gossip Club

Kenyan DJ arrested after displaying gun online

A Kenyan entertainer, DJ Moh, has been arrested for publicly displaying a firearm. The deejay was attending a fellow DJ, Kym Nickdee’s birthday party, on Tuesday, when his picture was taken. A close look at the picture revealed that he had a gun tucked in his jean pocket. He was…