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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INTERVIEW: I earn big from songs but lose to online downloads — K-Solo

Top Nigerian music producer and singer, Solomon Oyeniyi, aka K-Solo has paid his dues in the industry. He began his career 12 years ago as a sound engineer before venturing into music production. Also an artist, he has produced hits and award-winning songs for the likes of Timaya, Banky W,…

INTERVIEW: Why I can’t play serious romantic roles in movies — Alex Usifo

Veteran Nollywood actor, Alex Usifo, shot into prominence playing the tough-talking and fire-spitting Talab Abass in Zeb Ejiro’s defunct soap, Ripples, in 1988.It was a character people loved to hate. The soap ran for five years uninterrupted on The Nigerian Television Authority before it was rested in 1993. Known for…

Use ‘Juju’ to swear in government officials to stop corruption – Yeni Kuti

Yeni Kuti, the daughter of legendary Afrobeat musician, Fela Kuti, says to wipe corruption out of Nigeria, public officers must be made to swear by traditional African medicine popularly called Juju. The retired dancer said this in an interview with Classic FM, Lagos on Thursday. She said, “Let them use…

Six years after death, veteran actor, Sam Loco, comes alive in ‘The Diary of Mimicko’

The timeless legacy of the late ace Nollywood actor and comic, Sam Loco, was celebrated at the maiden edition of a comedy show tagged ‘The Diary of Mimicko’. Organised by comedian, Anton Mitchual aka Mimicko, the show held at Glitz Event Centre in Lekki, Lagos on Monday, August 7, same…

#ResumeOrResign: Nollywood actor Jim Iyke joins protesters, says Nigeria now the joke of Africa

Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke, has lamented the current state of the nation and also joined in the clamour for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari. The actor who joined the #ResumeOrResign protest on Wednesday at its convergence point in Unity Park, Abuja, shared his views while speaking to the media…

Talent hunt to discover Nigerian child stars berths in Lagos

The 2017 edition of the African Children Talent Discovery Foundation, tagged Unleash Your Talent, has been inaugurated in Lagos. The ACTDF President, Noah Dallaji, declared the talent hunt open at a star-studded event which was held at the Sheraton Lagos Hotel on Monday. Some celebrity ambassadors of ACTDF present at…

Tonto Dikeh

I will remarry when I find true love – Tonto Dikeh

Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, was a guest at the unveiling ceremony of the 2017 African Children Talent Discovery Foundation, Unleash Your Talent. PREMIUM TIMES had a chat with the controversial movie star at the ceremony, which held in Lagos on Monday. In the interview, the mother-of-one spoke about her ‘Born…

Nigerian entertainers react to govt’s tax break

The Nigerian government’s announcement of a tax break for the creative industry has begun generating reactions from stakeholders. In a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said the decision to grant the industry ‘Pioneer Status’ is in fulfilment of the promise made by…

Mercy Aigbe’s husband, Lanre Gentry, threatening to kill me – Yoruba filmmaker

A Yoruba movie producer and musician, Lege Miami, says Lanre Gentry, the estranged husband of actress Mercy Aigbe, is threatening to kill him for allegedly sleeping with her. The publicity-loving filmmaker made the allegation on Instagram on Tuesday. He said he received a series of threatening messages from the actress’…

How pirates wrecked my N1 billion company, left me bankrupt – Pioneer Nollywood distributor, Igwe Gabosky

A pioneer Nollywood distributor, Gabriel Okoye, popularly known as Igwe Gabosky, has narrated how Nollywood pirates wrecked his company and left him bankrupt. The bandana-loving Nollywood movie producer-turned-distributor made the revelation on Monday in Abuja when the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, led a team of stakeholders to…

Land Scam: Rachael Bakam distances self from ‘heartthrob’ John Fashanu; says, “We Aren’t Married”

Rachael Bakam, an Abuja-based actress and TV personality, has distanced herself from the embattled ex-footballer, John Fashanu, in a press statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES. Her denial comes on the heels of Mr. Fashanu’s alleged multi-million-naira land fraud scandal, a development that saw him spend two days in an…

Lagos Suya Carnival aims for Guinness World Record

Organisers are aiming for the Guinness World Record book with a 50-ft long barbecued mean, popularly known as ‘suya’ at the inaugural Lagos Suya carnival scheduled to hold on October 1. The Chief Executive Officer, SuyaStops, Kehinde Talabi, announced this at a press conference in Lagos on Saturday.
 Mr. Talabi…

Adekunle Gold

Adekunle Gold drops new video ‘Call On Me’

Following the huge success of his ‘One Night Stand’ UK Tour earlier this month, urban highlife singer, Adekunle Gold, real name Kosoko Adekunle, has released the video of ‘Call on Me’. The video was shot in West Hollywood, Downtown Los Angeles by Dayo Oyelola and Peter Longno as Director of…

INTERVIEW: How I got into acting, my Wedding Party experience – Sola Sobowale

Arguably, no one quite personifies old-school Nollywood glamour like actress, Sola Sobowale. A viewer’s delight, veteran entertainer and academic, Tunji Oyelana (who is married to her elder sister Kikelomo), showed her the ropes. Her roles in Village Headmaster, Mirror In The Sun and in the infamous Yoruba film, Asewo To…

Asari Dokubo slams Don Jazzy for criticising Diezani over fraud allegation

Ex-Niger Delta militant leader, Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, has lampooned Mavin Records boss, Don Jazzy, for condemning former petroleum minister, Diezani Allison-Madueke, over what he described as unconfirmed reports that she stole "$90 billion". Mr. Asari-Dokubo blew hot in a video published on Facebook, where he also branded President Buhari and his…

Apple Music names Nigerian singer Mr. Eazi in ‘Up Next Artist’ series

The rave of the moment, Mr. Eazi, has made history as the first Nigerian and indeed African musician to be named Apple Music’s ‘Up Next Artist’. The initiative is aimed at showcasing emerging artistes to the world. The announcement coincides with a new documentary clip, a live performance and a…

Toke Makinwa

I was told to withdraw from UNILAG over bad grades – Toke Makinwa

The On Air Personality, Toke Makinwa, has revealed that she was once advised to withdraw from school as an undergraduate of the University of Lagos over bad grades. The publicity-loving media personality disclosed this fact on her Instagram page. Toke made the disclosure against the backdrop of the fact that…

Former Nigeria's Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke

Alleged Corruption: Nollywood actor, Aremu Afolayan, rains curses on Diezani Alison-Madueke

Nollywood actor, Aremu Afolayan, has placed curses on the ex-Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, for allegedly stealing billions of Naira from Nigeria. The actor shared a video on Instagram on Wednesday where he blamed her “kind” for the reason Nigerians flee the country in search of greener pastures. Aremu, who is…

EFCC reveals rapper F.Shaw as handler of its famous Twitter handle

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has finally revealed the identity of the handler of its witty Twitter account. He is fast rising rap artiste, Olufemi Olukayode Adeyemi, popularly known as F.Shaw,the EFCC handle tweeted. However, the unveiling was mixed with irony as the anti-graft agency also disclosed that F.…

Yoruba movie actor, Olurotimi Ayinde, is dead

The movie industry has once more been thrown into mourning following the death of another Yoruba actor, Olurotimi Ayinde, a.k.a Abu Olododo. The actor died in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Sunday night at the age of 51. His death came a few hours after the death of seasoned actor, poet…

TBoss, Annie Idibia, get new endorsement deal

Big Brother Naija contestant, TBoss, and actress Annie Idibia have been unveiled as the brand ambassadors of Instant Pickup, a mobile-enabled laundry app. Ubi Franklin, who is the CEO of Made Men Music Group, unveiled the celebrity ambassadors as well as its mobile application at the Landmark Centre, Oniru, Lagos…

Ooni of Ife to pay registration fees for 1,000 Queen Moremi beauty contestants

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has offered N5 million to the first 1,000 aspiring aspirants of the second edition of Queen Moremi beauty pageant slated for October. The ambassador to the maiden Queen Moremi of Ile-Ife, Ronke Ademiluyi, disclosed this at an event in Lagos on Thursday. She said,…

Actress Halima Abubakar cries out: “Stop spreading lies about me. I’m not dying”

Ailing Nollywood actress, Halima Abubakar, has reassured her fans that there is no cause for alarm over her health status. The actress, who has been sick for a while owing to complications from a fibroid operation she underwent in India in April, made the appeal in an Instagram post on Wednesday.…

Africa’s leading artists prepare for Lagos Fair

The second edition of ART X Lagos annual art fair, organised by TP-Collective, will hold between November 3 to November 5 at the Civic Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos. The event will host some of Africa’s most sought-after artists, emerging artists, and leading galleries. Launched in 2016, ART X Lagos…

Nigerian experts test six chicken breeds to improve poultry production

A team of Nigerian experts under the auspices of African Chicken Genetic Gains, ACCG, have said they are currently testing six breeds of chickens in five states in the country. They said a positive outcome will signal a breakthrough in poultry production in Nigeria following the development of disease-resistant breed…