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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D’banj conferred with chieftaincy title in Imo

Ace Nigerian singer, Dapo Oyebanjo aka D’banj, has been conferred with a chieftaincy title in Imo State. The iconic singer on Friday became the Enyi Ka Nwanne of Amuzi Obowo autonomous community in Imo State. Franklin Spice, general manager of DKM Media, shared on Instagram pictures of the ceremony where…

Five Nollywood stars to watch out for in 2018

Nollywood has seen the emergence of a number of fresh-faced and talented actors into its fold. These role interpreters have held their own and are tipped to give the established Nollywood actors a good run. Here, PREMIUM TIMES beams the spotlight on the top five actor/actresses to watch out for…

Mercy Aigbe

Mercy Aigbe controversy: “You Are A Liar,” bride replies designer RikaotobyMe

Although the embattled fashion designer, Maryam Elisha of Rikaotobyme, has apologised after coming under fire on Monday but the aggrieved bride is yet to be appeased. Following her swift and lengthy response, the bride has fired back by tagging her (designer) a liar. PREMIUM TIMES had reported how a bedazzled…

Banky W and Adesua

#BAAD2017: Africa Magic to air Banky W, Adesua’s wedding

The last has not been heard of Banky W and Adesua's fairytale wedding which held in Cape Town, South Africa, in November. This is because Africa Magic is set to air the celebrity-wedding documentary titled, The Wellingtons, on Saturday. The official trailer for the wedding documentary has been released with…

Singer Solidstar parts ways with record label

Nigerian music star, Joshua Iniyezo, popularly known as Solidstar, has parted ways with his record label, Achievas Entertainment, after 10 years. The father-of-one announced that the exit marks the beginning of another chapter of his life entirely. He said on his Instagram page: “I Joshua Iniyezo aka Solidstar, wish to…

Wole Ojo, Kehinde Balogun, Gbenro Ajibade star in new film, “Bachelor’s Eve”

Nollywood stars Wole Ojo, Kehinde Balogun and Gbenro Ajibade are the lead acts in a new Nollywood romantic flick titled, Bachelor’s Eve. Bachelor’s Eve tells the story of a handsome player, Uche, who is ready to finally tie the marital knot with the love of his life. Their relationship is…

Designer apologises for using bride’s fabric for Mercy Aigbe’s birthday shoot

The embattled fashion designer, Maryam Elisha of Rikaotobyme, has apologised after coming under fire on Monday. PREMIUM TIMES had reported how a bedazzled red dress worn by actress Mercy Aigbe for her 40th birthday photo-shoot on Monday became a bone of contention on Instagram. This is after a Benin-based bride…

Actor Saidi Balogun reconciles, dances with ex-wife, Faithia, at Mercy Aigbe’s birthday party

The reconciliation fever has caught the movie industry as estranged couple, Fathia Williams and Saidi Balogun, have danced together in public for the first time since their divorce four years ago. The surprise dance between the Yoruba movie stars was one of the highpoints of Mercy Aigbe’s 40th birthday party…

Tailor allegedly gives bride’s wedding dress to actress Mercy Aigbe for photo-shoot

A bedazzled red dress worn by actress Mercy Aigbe for her 40th birthday photo-shoot on Monday is currently the bone of contention on Instagram. This is after a Benin-based bride simply identified as rettypety on Instagram laid claims to the outfit saying it is originally hers. According to her, a…

Airport robbery: Tiwa Savage reacts after FAAN denies theft allegations

Mavin Records first lady, Tiwa Savage, has blasted the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria over its statement debunking allegations of theft she made as baseless and untrue. On Tuesday, a private jet purportedly conveying two top Nigerian musical artists, Ayodeji Balogun aka “Wizkid” and Tiwa from Uyo, the capital of…

A Collage of Wizkid, Kemen, Apostle Suleman and Dino Melaye's song art with music artist, Kach

#BAAD2017, Apostle Suleman, other top 20 viral social media moments of 2017

The year 2017 has been an interesting year so far. From goofs, controversies, to scandals, there was not one dull moment. For social media loving Nigerians, some personalities made the year an even more exciting year with their urge to share just about anything and everything online. Here, PREMIUM TIMES…

A Collage of Wizkid, Kemen, Apostle Suleman and Dino Melaye's song art with music artist, Kach

Top 20 Nigeria viral social media moments of 2017

The outgoing 2017 has been such an interesting year so far. From goofs, controversies to scandals, there was not one dull moment. For the social media loving Nigerians, some personalities made the year an even more exciting year with their urge to share just about anything and everything online. Here,…

Mc Galaxy features Latino super star, Nacho, in new single

Nigerian Singer, Mc Galaxy, has featured Grammy-award winning Latino artiste, Nacho, in a new single titled Uh La La. With the collaboration, MC Galaxy, whose real name is Innocent Udofot, has become the first Nigerian artiste to tap into the South American music industry. The singer has also signed a…

Nollywood actor Sadiq Daba returns to Nigeria

The ace Nigerian broadcaster and actor, Sadiq Daba, is back home. The actor had revealed earlier that his leukemia is in remission, and prostate cancer is not spreading. A friend to the actor and President of Women Arise, Joe Okei Odumakin shared photos of the actor on her Instagram. The…

AY Makun and brothers star in new reality show

Top Nigerian comedian, Ayo Makun, popularly known as AY and his brothers, Lanre and Yomi Casual, are set to launch their own reality show in 2018. AY announced that the new reality TV show titled "The Makun Brothers," will revolve around their lives as brothers playing big in the Nigerian…

This photo of D’banj, Don Jazzy has got the Internet talking

After their reconciliation on Wednesday night, Don Jazzy and Dbanj have further thrilled their excited fans with pictures of themselves striking a rare pose since their messy split four years ago. Nigerians on social media seem unable to get enough of both music heavyweights and have been urging them to…

#30 Billion Concert: Davido reunites, Dbanj’ Don jazzy, Mo’Hits on stage

It is no doubt a season of reconciliation in the Nigerian music industry as one of Nigeria’s favourite groups, Mo’Hits reunited at Davido’s '30 Billion Concert' on Wednesday night. Davido had earlier announced that he would be offering a very 'mad and loud' surprise at his concert, which held at…

Top six messy Nigerian celebrity breakups in 2017

Divorce and cases of separation in the entertainment industry always make news headlines and trend for a long time on social media. Some celebrity marriages, which are often staged amidst pomp, tend to crash as fast as they are contracted. In 2017, it was not any different. While some celebrity…

Praiz Adejo

#EndSARS: Why we arrested singer, Praiz — Police

The Lagos State Police Command has said that it 'felt scandalised by singer Praiz’s rudeness' over his recent arrest. This was contained in an official statement issued to address the Praiz's Instagram outbursts shortly after his 'brief' arrest and release on December 19 in Lagos. The singer, whose real name…

Davido, Wizkid settle supremacy rift on stage

The rivalry between Nigerian top artistes, Davido and Wizkid, appears to be over. Both artistes reconciled during Wizkid’s concert which held at the Eko Convention Center in Lagos on Sunday night. Wizkid made the first move by inviting Davido to share the stage and spotlight with him to the delight…

Olu Jacobs

Olu Jacobs joins Instagram

Veteran Nollywood actor, Olu Jacobs, has followed the steps of several of his colleagues by joining Instagram. The 75-year-old actor joined Instagram on Sunday and will be 'instagramming' with the handle @_olujacobs . He already has over 4,900 followers as at the time of this report. The actor shared a…

16 celebrity deaths that shook Nollywood in 2017

Nollywood lost some of its brightest stars in 2017, with the Yoruba film industry losing three within 30 days. On a closer look, Nollywood lost some veterans because they were unable to raise funds to treat themselves. These stars may be no more but their legacies live on thanks to…

Ace actor Sadiq Daba responding to treatment

Ace Nigerian broadcaster, Sadiq Daba, who is currently undergoing intensive treatment for leukaemia and prostate cancer, is responding to treatment. Rights activist, Joe Odunmakin, has shared recent photographs of the 60-year-old actor on Facebook. In the pictorial stories, the actor looks much more refreshed and full of life. The actor…

Tonto Dikeh

Tonto Dikeh undergoes breast, butt enlargement on live TV

Controversial Nollywood star, Tonto Dikeh, is in the news again. Though this time she is not cursing anyone or at loggerheads with her ex-husband, Olakunle Churchill. She has decided to lay bare her life for all to see on a new reality show titled, “King Tonto.” In the footage, Tonto…

Ebuka

Ebuka returns as Big Brother Naija season three host

Popular media personality, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, is returning to host the third edition of the Big Brother Naija. The lawyer turned media personality’s return follows his successful hosting of the Big Brother Naija 2 which saw aspiring hip-hop artiste, Efe Ejeba, win the coveted N25 million prize money and SUV after…