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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#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…

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#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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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 Big Brother Naija 2 which saw aspiring hip-hop artiste, Efe Ejeba, win the coveted N25 million prize money and SUV after three months in…

Village Headmaster producer, Tunde Oloyede, is dead

Tunde Oloyede, the producer and director of the defunct television drama series, Village Headmaster, is dead. Aged 70, the ace producer was said to have died Monday morning in his sleep at his residence in Festac Town, Lagos. While his family is yet to issue a formal statement, a relative…

Elumelu rocks Michael Jackson’s outfit to Xmas party

The Chairman of Heirs Holdings, Tony Elumelu, attended the firm's Christmas party dressed in a Michael Jackson outfit and everyone seems to be talking about it. The philanthropist and businessman looked every bit like the late pop star complete with the sequin gloves and bowler hat at the disco themed…

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Mr 2kay robbery: Burna Boy arraigned for armed robbery

Popular dancehall artiste, Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy, was on Monday arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly being an accessory to armed robbery. The prosecution alleged that Burna Boy connived with others to rob another musician, one Abiye Jimbo popularly known as Mr 2kay, in his room…

2019: I’ll do better than Buhari as president — Majek Fashek

Ace Nigerian reggae musician, Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly known as Majek Fashek, has said he would do better than President Muhammadu Buhari if given the opportunity. The singer, who was critical of the Buhari-led government in an interview with Showtime, said he would be a better president come 2019 when he…

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10 months after blasting Buhari, Actress Funke Adesiyan dumps PDP for APC

The popular Yoruba actress, Funke Adesiyan, has dumped the People's Democratic Party for the All Progressives Congress. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bcwg6jen8G2/?taken-by=funkeadesiyan The buxom actress made this known on Instagram on Sunday whilst also speaking about her motivation to go into politics. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bcu6F-GHms4/?taken-by=funkeadesiyan The actress’ latest move comes barely 10 months after she lambasted…

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How I survived one month in kidnappers’ den — Singer, Osayomore Joseph

Ace musician, Osayomore Joseph, who was kidnapped shortly after he performed at the one-year coronation anniversary of the Oba of Benin, has narrated his ordeal in the kidnappers den for one month. The singer was kidnapped on October 3 by unknown gunmen at his residence at Orovie village, Upper Ekenhuan…

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INTERVIEW: How deadly auto accident led me to music — Yinka Ayefele

On December 12, 1997, Nigerian musician, Yinka Ayefele, was involved in an automobile accident, which damaged his spinal cord and confined him to the wheelchair. The tragedy later became a watershed that transformed his life. In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES, the Gospel "Tungba" crooner speaks about that turning point in…

Davido, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, top #SoundcityMVP nominees list

Top Nigerian music heavyweights, Davido, Wizkid and Tiwa Savage have the most nominations in the 2018 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival. All three artistes were also nominated for the Best African Act award alongside Sarkodie, Cassper Nyovest and Shatta Wale. The ceremony is set to take place on January 12 at…

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Mr 2kay robbery: Burna Boy finally submits self to police

Nigerian dancehall star, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, has finally turned himself in after being declared wanted by the Lagos State police command for two months. The singer reported to the command headquarters in Ikeja at about 5 p.m. on Friday to state his side of the story…

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Mr 2kay Robbery: At last, Burna Boy reacts, says he will reveal truth

Embattled Nigerian singer, Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy, has finally reacted to allegations that he was behind the robbery of his colleague, Mr. 2kay. Mr 2Kay was robbed at gunpoint in his hotel room at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, on October 22, during the “Buckwyld N…

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Nollywood actor Yul Edochie joins APGA

A Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, who ran for governor in Anambra State under the Democratic People’s Congress has joined the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA. The actor disclosed this on Instagram on Friday. He was welcomed into the party by Bianca Ojukwu and the Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, who…

Nine Nollywood actors who ‘transformed’ convincingly for movie roles

In the last few years, many Nollywood actors have undergone drastic physical transformations for movie roles. But, only few have actually looked the part. PREMIUM TIMES presents nine of such actors who were drastically transformed for a movie role and, convincingly. 1. Nollywood actor, Femi Branch, won many hearts for…

Fuji musician, Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, also known as Kwam 1. [Photo credit: Encomium Magazine]

Kwam 1 speaks on daughter’s death

The popular Fuji musician, Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, also known as Kwam 1, has confirmed the death of one of his daughters, Wasilat. Wasilat died in Canada after a brief illness. The deceased, said to be 34 years old, reportedly died in the early hours of Tuesday from complications arising from…

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Dino Melaye features in new Music video

The controversial senator, Dino Melaye, has ventured into the entertainment industry following his appearance in a new music video by Afro trap star, Kach, titled Dino. The senator representing Kogi West has also made history as he becomes the first Nigerian serving lawmaker to be featured in a music video.…

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MMM, Moji Olaiya, others top Google Searches in Nigeria in 2017

What is MMM? Who is Bobrisky? Moji Olaiya and Where is Nnamdi Kanu have been named the top Google Searches in Nigeria in 2017. Google Nigeria made this known on Wednesday in Lagos when it presented the results of its 2017 Year in Search to the media. The list offers…