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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Ras Kimono

Ras Kimono’s burial dates announced

The late legendary Nigerian Reggae artist, Ras Kimono, who passed on at the age of 60, will be buried in his home town, Onitsha Olona, Delta State, on August 25. Ras Kimono died in a Lagos hospital on June 10, after a brief illness. The family of the late reggae…

‘The past few weeks have been trying and difficult’ – Dbanj

Singer, Dapo ‘D’banj’ Oyebanjo, has said the past few weeks have been incredibly trying and difficult since the death of his son in June. The singer disclosed this when he made his second social media appearance, since the tragedy, on Thursday on Instagram. Dbanj’s decision to post a photo of…

A cross section of the MTF Academy judges

3,100 people apply for 2018 Multichoice Talent Factory

The organisers of the Multichoice Talent Factory say they received over 3,100 entries for the inaugural edition. They disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Lagos. They also added that the regional interviews and the screening process to select twenty of the most noteworthy candidates have begun. The shortlisted…

Dance, drama takes center stage at Eko Theatre Festival

Dance, drama takes center stage at Eko Theatre Festival

Art lovers are in for a treat as the Eko Theatre Festival enters its fifth day with dance and drama taking center stage. The weeklong carnival, which kicked off on Sunday with a media parley at the Nike Art Gallery, Lekki, Lagos, has so far featured top-notch performances from local…

Femi Kuti's bassist

Femi Kuti’s band member ‘absconds’ in U.S.

Nigerian Afrobeat legend, Femi Kuti, has called out Aghedo Andrew, a member of his 'The Positive Force' band, who absconded in the U.S on Sunday. Mr Aghedo, a bassist, was supposed to play with Femi at the SummerStage Festival at the Central Park, New York. According to the legendary artiste,…

Nigerian designer Yeside Laguda showcases Adire collection

Nigerian fashion designer, Yeside Laguda of My Q Lifestyle, unveiled her latest designs tagged The Roots Collection, at Rele Gallery, Victoria Island, Lagos on Saturday evening. The designer went down history employing a modern twist to wearable pieces made from the indigenous Tie and Dye fabric popularly known as Adire.…

Funke Akindele and Omoni Oboli in Moms at War

Comedy drama “Moms at War” set for cinema release

Nollywood stars, Funke Akindele, Omoni Oboli, Eucharia Anumobi and Yul Edochie, take the lead in a new comedy drama titled “Moms At War.” The movie is scheduled for cinema release on August 17. The producers said in a statement on Sunday that the film tells the story of two mothers…

Video: P Diddy meets Wizkid, hints at visiting Nigeria

American hip-hop superstar, Sean Combs, alias P Diddy has expressed a desire to come ‘back home’ after meeting Nigerian superstar Ayobami Balogun a.k.a Wizkid. Diddy, who is best known for his hit song, ‘Bad Boy For Life’, shared a video on his Instagram page on Friday following a visit to…

Chika Lann is an ex- international model and TV personality

Why I insist that my hairdo costs N40 million – Model, Chika Lann

Chika Lann is an ex-international model and TV personality who became an internet sensation because of her Avant-garde hairstyle. PREMIUM TIMES recently spent an afternoon with her and she speaks about her career and eccentric style. PT: You have a unique fashion sense. What defines your style? Chika : My…

Entertainment events to attend in Lagos, Abuja, Calabar this weekend

Lagos & Calabar: Phyno, Kizz Daniel, Simi for ‘City Of Friends’ funfair Singers, Kizz Daniel, Phyno and Simi are billed to perform at an event to mark the World Friendship Day this year. Tagged ‘City of Friends’, the concert is scheduled to hold at the Municipal Gardens in Calabar, this…

Twitter

Nigerian celebrities gain as Twitter begins purge

Twitter kept to its promise of clamping down on “problematic” and “fake’’ accounts signaling a major new effort to restore trust on the popular platform. In continuance with the cleanup, the social media platform announced on Tuesday that it has removed more than 143,000 apps, which violated its policies between…

Lagbaja

Lagbaja to perform alongside Simi in Abuja

Notable Afrojazz singer, Bisade Ologunde, popularly known as Lagbaja is set to perform alongside singer, Simi, at the Johnnie, Jazz & Whisky concert on Saturday. The event will hold at the Central Park Arena in Abuja, the Johnnie, Jazz & Whisky concert will see Lagbaja give his first major performance…

Stephanie Linus

Stephanie Linus returns with “Make Me Fabulous” season 2

The Season 2 of the 'Make Me Fabulous' reality show, created and produced by Nollywood star, Stephanie Linus, will premiere in August. “In the very successful run of Season 1, 13 couples were treated to a lavish and luxurious experience that ignited new meaning into their relationships. Season 2 is…

Firm develops mobile app for will making

A team of young Nigerians have developed an app, Carrotng, to enable people securely create their wills, organise assets and secure their financial future. Explaining the concept, in an interview with PREMIUM TIMES in Lagos, on Monday, the team lead, Odunayo Williams, said the mobile app and web platform was…

R-Kelly addresses sexual misconduct allegations in new song

R Kelly has opened up on the allegations of sexual misconduct levelled against him in a new 19 minute long song, “I Admit It”. The singer, who is the target of a boycott campaign over his treatment of women, hit backMonday in a 19-minute song on Instagram TV. He told his…

R-Kelly addresses sexual misconduct allegations in new song

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Charly Boy and his daughter, Dewy

Top entertainment news from last week

Charly Boy’s Daughter Comes Out Lesbian Charly Boy’s daughter, Dewy Oputa, revealed that she is a lesbian on Instagram this past weekend. She made this known on Instagram by sharing photos and a video of herself and her girlfriend. Her famous father has also vowed to defend lesbian, gay, bisexual…

Anietie Isong (Photo Credit: Pukaar Magazine)

Nigerian writer wins UK’s biggest literary prize fund

A Nigerian writer, Anietie Isong, has been named winner of the 2018 McKItterick Prize for his debut novel, Radio Sunrise. Anietie, the first Nigerian to win the prize since it was established in 1990, joins an illustrious line of previous award winners including Helen Dunmore, Petina Gappah and Mark Haddon.…

2Face Idibia [Photo credit: NAN]

2Baba sues former band mate, Blackface, for N50 million

Singer BlackfaceNaija says he is being sued for N50million by his former Plantashun Boiz bandmate, Innocent ‘2face’ Idibia. BlackfaceNaija said 2baba was suing him over his age-long claim that he wrote ‘Let Somebody Love You’ and ‘African Queen’; the latter’s biggest songs to date. In a letter sent through his…

Onyeka Onwenu (Photo Credit: Nigerian Eye)

Onyeka Onwenu in tears begs for release of Leah Sharibu

Veteran Nigerian singer, Onyeka Onwenu, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to hasten the release of the last Dapchi girl, Leah Sharibu. The singer made the passionate appeal in a 3-minute-clip shared by a senator, Ben Murray Bruce, on Facebook on Wednesday. Onyeka broke down in tears in the video…

Nnedi Okorafor speaks at TEDGlobal 2017 - Builders, Truth Tellers, Catalysts - August 27-30, 2017, Arusha, Tanzania. Photo: Ryan Lash / TED

Nigerian to write standalone comic on Black Panther’s “Shuri”

An award-winning Nigerian comic writer, Nnedi Okorafor, has been commissioned by Marvel Comics to write a book for Black Panther character, ‘Shuri’. Shuri, who gained global acceptance and fan base after the release of the Hollywood blockbuster, ‘Black Panther’, is the younger sister of lead character, T’Challa. Marvel is launching…

Cardi B, Beyonce and Jay Z Photo-Jonnit.com

Cardi B, Beyonce, Jay-Z Lead 2018 MTV VMA nominations

Cardi B, Beyonce, and Jay-Z lead the nominees for the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, which were announced on Wednesday. A statement by MTV states that the nominations cut across all gender-neutral categories. Cardi B received 10 nominations; which are gender-neutral including video, song, and artist of the year. Beyonce…

Shugri Jama Ibrahim - winner BBC News Somali Young Female Poet 2018

18-year-old wins BBC news Somali young female poet award

Shugri Jama Ibrahim, an 18-year-old form three student from Bosaaso, Somalia, has won the BBC News Somali Young Female Poet 2018 award. The teenage poet, who was named winner on Wednesday was the first runner up in the 2017 awards. This is according to a statement by BBC World Service…

Saidi and Fathia at their son's graduation

Actors Saidi Balogun, Fathia Williams reunite for son’s graduation

Yoruba movie star, Saidi Balogun, and his ex-wife, actress, Fathia Williams, put their differences aside, at least for a day, to celebrate their son’s graduation on Saturday. Saidi’s son, Khalid, whom he had with Fathia, graduated from secondary school in Lagos. The celebration of his graduation saw the two ex-lovers…

Rita Dominic's birthday

PHOTOS: Rita Dominic celebrates 43rd birthday

Nollywood actress, Rita Dominic, turned 43 on Thursday. To celebrate the day, she treated some colleagues and friends to dinner at the Sky Lounge and Restaurant in Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. Celebrities like Michelle Dede, Femi Jacobs, Blessing Egbe, Lanre DaSilva and more were at the birthday dinner. Sharing…