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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Tiwa Savage named Profectiv MegaGrowth brand ambassador

Mavin Record first lady, Tiwa Savage, has been unveiled as the new brand ambassador of Profectiv MegaGrowth -a hair care brand. The singer was introduced to the media at a glamourous ceremony, which held at the Landmark Event Centre in Lagos on Saturday. An after launch party was held at…

My governorship ambition not a publicity stunt – Singer Kcee

Limpopo crooner, Kingsley Okonkwo, who is better known as Kcee, says he genuinely wants to become the next governor of Anambra State. The singer disclosed this on Rubbin Minds, a programme on Channels TV on Sunday. In the wake of the passage of the ‘Not Too Young To Run’ bill…

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Mercy Aigbe, Alexx Ekubo top BON Awards nominee list

The nominee list for the 2017 Best of Nollywood, BON, Awards has been released. Actors Omotola Jalade-Ekiende, Mercy Aigbe, and Alex Ekubo are the top contenders. The organisers say, this year, over 120 films were screened, including 113 feature films, seven short films and two TV series. According to the…

Finding Adaora returns to theatre for Independence Anniversary

The acclaimed stage play, Finding Adaora, will return to the theatre on October 6 and 7 at the Muson Centre in Lagos. The play is produced by 2 Masks & a Griot Theatre Company and supported by Temple Management Company. It is an initiative of the creative duo of Roli…

Jide Kosoko, Rachael Oniga, Kenneth Okolie, shine at ‘The Royal Hibiscus Hotel’ premiere

Nollywood stars, Jide Kosoko, Rachel Oniga, Zainab Balogun, Kenneth Okolie and Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju, took Toronto’s iconic Festival Street by storm on Sunday night for the Premiere of ‘The Royal Hibiscus Hotel.' The Special Guest of Honour for the premiere was Foli Coker, DG – Nigerian Development Tourism Commission. The…

Police arrest husband of ‘cheating’ comedienne for allegedly leaking sex video

Lawrence Abrokwah, the husband of a popular Ghanaian comedienne and TV personality, Afia Schwarzenegger, has been arrested for recording and circulating the video of alleged infidelity involving his wife. Consequently, he is set to appear before a domestic violence court in Ghana. Mr. Abrokwah had reportedly caught his wife in…

“I am not dying” – Veteran actor, Sadiq Daba says

Veteran Nollywood actor, Sadiq Daba, has dispelled rumours that he is on the verge of dying as a result of a potentially life-threatening disease, leukaemia. Several news outlets had reported that the Kano-born actor was dying; but the broadcaster has reassured his fans that he is not dying as he…

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55 husbands reported how their wives battered them in Lagos — Attorney General

A total of 55 husbands reported how their wives battered them in the last eight months to the Lagos State Government. This is according to the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Lagos State, Adeniji Kazeem. Mr. Kazeem who is also the chairman, Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team disclosed…

Colleagues, friends join actress Eucharia Anunobi as she buries son

Life took a new turn for Nollywood actress, Eucharia Anunobi, as she buried the remains of her only child, Raymond, on Tuesday morning at the Ikoyi, Lagos cemetery. He was aged 15. Present at the funeral were actresses, Ini Edo, Stephanie Okereke-Linus, Monalisa Chinda, Rita Dominic, Lillian Bach, Susan Peters…

Police launch investigation into killing of Gulder Ultimate Search 3 winner

The Lagos State Police Command said it has arrested three suspects in connection with the killing of the season 3 winner of the reality show, Gulder Ultimate Search, Hector Jobarteh. Hector, 38, was killed by some gunmen in his home at Agege, Lagos State on Saturday. His neighbours and witnesses…

Sleep with Ooni’s ex-queen, die prematurely — Ifa Priest 

An Ifa priest, Yemi Elebuibon, has declared that any man who sleeps with the estranged wife of the Ooni of Ife, Zaynab Otiti-Obanor, faces death. The Ifa devotee also noted that the former queen must undergo some cleansing rituals with any man before they can become intimate.  In addition, he said the…

‘Who wants to be a Millionaire’ returns, Frank Edoho dropped as host

Barely two months after popular TV game show, Who wants to be a Millionaire, went off air, it is expected to begin airing again across major TV stations on Sunday. Following a partnership with Airopay, which is a global international payments operator, the show’s producer, Ultima Studios Limited, said the…

Ooni of Ife reacts to split with wife

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has reacted to the declaration of his now ex-wife, Olori Wuraola, that she was out of the marriage for good. Speaking through his aide, the monarch said he would speak on the matter 'at the appropriate time.' The Ooni’s Director of Media, Moses Olafare,…

Owerri Market demolition led to my grandma’s death – Singer, Kelly Hansome

Nigerian musician, Kelly Hansome, has said the recent demolition of the Eke Ukwu market in Owerri, Imo State, led to his grandmother’s death. According to the singer, his grandmother's death was as a result of high blood pressure complications in the aftermath of the demolition. The musician’s claims come just…

Olori Wuraola confirms marriage crash with Ooni of Ife

The now ex-wife of the Ooni of Ife, Zaynab Otiti-Obanor, has confirmed that her 17-month-old marriage to the monarch, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has indeed ended. She made the disclosure via an official statement on her official Instagram page on Wednesday morning. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BYaSOushBke/?taken-by=hhzaynab[/embed] Her post partly read, “What I can confirm, is…

‘Leave my family alone,’ Uche Jombo cries out amid divorce reports

Divorce rumours are trailing top Nollywood actress, Uche Jombo, for the third time in two months. But this time around, the 37-year-old actress says she won’t have any of it, and has asked Nigerians to steer clear of her family and marriage. Jombo reacted to yet viral reports that she…

Top actors, Ibinabo Fiberisima, Emeka Ike, settle 12-year leadership rift

Foremost Nollywood actors, Ibinabo Fiberesima and Emeka Ike, have settled their 12-year rift, which had split the Actors Guild of Nigeria into two factions. The pair had been embroiled in a legal tussle over who should occupy the position of president of the AGN. A truce was however brokered at…

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‘My son has gone to be with Jesus’, Actress Eucharia Anunobi confirms death of only child

Veteran Nollywood actress-turned-evangelist, Eucharia Anunobi has confirmed the news that she lost her teenage child, Raymond, to sickle cell anaemia on Wednesday. Speaking to NETNG, the 52-year-old actress said her son had ‘passed to be with Jesus.’ She said, “My son has gone to our place of origin (heaven) to…

Why I want to be Anambra governor – Actor Yul Edochie

It is no longer news that Nollywood actor and entrepreneur, Yul Edochie, has his eyes on the gubernatorial seat in Anambra State. To prove that he means business, the award-winning actor, on Tuesday picked his nomination form to run for governor of Anambra State at the Jabi, Abuja office of…

EDITOR'S NOTE: PREMIUM TIMES has confirmed that the statement on the supposed ban of the songs credited to the National Broadcasting Corporation, NBC, did not emanate from the regulator. Therefore, there was no ban. We apologise for any inconvenience caused the NBC and the musicians mentioned in the initial report,…

Soyinka, Scholars, Others For Christopher Okigbo’s 50th Posthumous Celebration

A conference with a theme, Legacy of Christopher Okigbo, will be held on September 20 and 21 to mark the 50th year after the renowned Nigerian poet and author, Christopher Okigbo, died fighting for the independence of Biafra. Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, will present a keynote address at the event which…

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AFRIMA: Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa Savage dominate West African region nominations

Nigerian music stars, Wizkid, Davido and Tiwa Savage, are once more dominating the West African class of the regional nomination categories of the All African Music Awards. The stars are being nominated in AFRIMA top categories for the fourth time in a row. The nominee's list for the 2017 AFRIMA Awards…

Why I lied to Nigerians that I was a virgin – Toyosi of Jenifa’s Diary fame

Fast-rising Nollywood actress, Juliana Olayode, has owned up to deceiving Nigerians that she was a virgin. The 22-year-old actress incurred the wrath of Nigerians when she claimed to have lost her virginity to her married teacher at 17. The raunchy details were contained in her new tell-it-all memoir titled "Rebirth,"…

I’m ready to heal Buhari, like I healed IBB- Satguru Maharaj Ji

Satguru Maharaj Ji, the founder of the One Love Family, says he can heal ailing President Muhammadu Buhari if the president so wishes. The sect leader also claimed to have treated the former head of state, Ibrahim Babangida, of an undisclosed ailment while in office. Maharaj Ji made the claims…

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#ResumeorResign: “I’m not happy with you,” Charly Boy calls out 2face

The outspoken Nigerian musician, Charles Oputa, popularly called Charly Boy, has challenged his colleague, Tuface Idibia, to speak out and join the clamour for better governance. The 66-year-old singer made the call in a new video, which he posted on Instagram on Wednesday night. It comes on the heels of…