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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Popular Yoruba actress, Foluke Daramola’s husband warns ‘amebos’

If you are one of those preying into the marriage of actress Foluke Daramola-Salako, please steer off. This is the message her husband, Olukayode Salami, is passing across to intruders who police him because he is married to the curvaceous actress. Olukayode wrote this on his Instagram page: “IT IS…

Wizkid, Drake’s new collaboration leaks online

A new collaboration between Wizkid and American star, Drake, titled "Hush Up The Silence" has found its way online. Although Hush Up The Silence is described as Wizkid featuring Drake, the details of its release are unclear, as it surfaced online unofficially on Sunday morning. The song is currently playing…

Muyiwa Ademola’s car gift, Chiwetalu Agu’s outburst, other top 5 trending Nollywood stories

Several Nollywood actors are in the news today for so many reasons. With so many goofs and cheers, our Nigerian movie stars never cease to entertain fans both on-screen and off-screen. From scandals, to controversies, and landmark achievements, here, we round up the top 5 stories making the rounds in…

Big Brother Naija: Former housemate, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, named host

Ex-Big Brother Nigeria housemate, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, has been announced host for Big Brother Naija reality TV show. The former housemate in Big Brother Nigeria show back in 2006 will make a re-appearance at the reality show’s revival but this time as the host. The lawyer turned media personality will usher…

Tiwa Savage to perform at official Grammy Week event

Nigerian music star, Tiwa Savage, has been announced as one of the artistes that will perform at the 8th annual Essence “Black Women in Music”—an official GRAMMY Week event – this February. The event, held the week of the Grammys, will take place on February 9 in Los Angeles. The…

INTERVIEW: Nollywood actress, Ibinabo Fiberesima, opens up on prison experience, marriage

Top Nollywood actress, Ibinabo Fiberesima, has been in the eye of the storm following her court case over the death of Suraj Giwa, who died in a car accident. Despite the controversies and outcry that have trailed the sad incident, the actress has managed to remain strong. Fiberesima turned a…

Mercy Johnson, Tonto Dikeh settle 3-year feud

Nollywood actresses, Tonto Dikeh and Mercy Johnson, settled their three-year feud on Friday. Tonto extended an olive branch in an Instagram post in the early hours of Friday. She wrote, “Good morning world, since I have your undivided attention I better make good use of it and not miss the…

MMM Nigeria returns with new conditions

Nigeria’s number 1 Ponzi scheme, MMM Nigeria, is back. This is according to a statement issued by the official Twitter account. "This is to officially inform you that MMM Nigeria is open for business a day earlier than promised! Let's go there Nigerians," the post said. This time around the…

Ibinabo Fiberesima says her marriage of 2 years has crashed

Embattled Nigerian actress, Ibinabo Fiberesima, says her two-year-old marriage to Uche Egbuka has crashed. The pair tied the knot at an elaborate ceremony in December 2014. The mother-of-three made this known in a lengthy Facebook post on Friday to commemorate her birthday. In the post, she also opened up for…

Mr Eazi

Mr Eazi apologises to Nigerians after Twitter backlash

Rave of the moment, Mr. Eazi, has apologised to Nigerian fans on Twitter for saying that present day Nigerian music was influenced by Ghanaian music. His apology was contained in a tweet which read, “Just got a call, my fam in Imeko are doing family meeting to deport me to…

Mr. Eazi attacked for tweeting that Ghana influenced Nigerian music

Rave of the moment, Mr. Eazi, has incurred the wrath of Nigerian music fans after stating that present day Nigerian sound was influenced by Ghanaian music. The Afrobeat singer recently moved to Nigeria having lived in Ghana since 2007. Although Nigerian music is a major force in Africa, “the new…

Abia govt, governor, wife donate N14 million to ailing Nollywood actor, James Uche

The Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has donated N3 million to offset the medical bills of ailing veteran Nollywood actor, James Uche. The actor, who is presently down with high blood pressure, diabetes and kidney failure, needs to undergo an urgent kidney transplant and eye surgery in India, which will…

Sharia police, AKA Hisbah [Photo credit: Today.ng]

Sokoto govt denies disbanding Sharia police after governor daughter’s wedding raid

The Sokoto State Government has denied disbanding the State Hisbah Commission. The religious police unit, known as the Hisbah, is responsible for enforcing Sharia law practiced in parts of northern Nigeria, including Sokoto State. The rebuttal is contained in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Bashir…

Popular Lagos club owner causes stir, steps out with ladies in dog chains

A popular Lagos club owner, Mike Eze-Nwalie Nwogu, A.K.A Pretty Mike, has caused a stir online after he attended a wedding with two ladies whom he chained to the neck. While this is not the first time the 30-year-old entrepreneur who is the co-owner of Club Uno, formerly Q Club…

New Nollywood movie, King Invincible, screens in Lagos

A new Nollywood epic, King Invincible, recently premiered in Filmhouse IMAX Cinema, Lekki, to a select audience. The diverse selection of attendees at the screening which included Kate Henshaw, Shafy Bello, Segun Dada, Adunni Ade, Ifeanyi Ifan Michaels, and a host of others, gathered to enjoy the shockingly thick plot of the…

10 things to know about new Redeemed Church’s Nigeria overseer

Joseph Obayemi on Saturday assumed an exalted position in one of the world’s fastest growing churches: The Redeemed Christian Church of God, which has its presence in 190 countries of the world. Mr. Obayemi was named national overseer for the church in Nigeria. Since August 2014, when Pastor Adeboye announced…

Sokoto Sharia police seize musical instruments used for Tambuwal daughter’s wedding

Islamic police stormed the wedding of Governor Aminu Tambuwal's daughter in Sokoto last week, and seized musical instruments used for the event, for allegedly violating the Sharia law, witnesses say. Witnesses at the high-octane wedding, which held on New Year eve, have been sharing unreported details from the classy shindig.…

How my feelings, not trends, made me one of Nigeria’s top fashion designers – Nikki Khiran

Nikki Khiran is one of Nigeria’s foremost fashion designers and the Chief Executive Officer of Nikki Khiran Couture, a fashion and lifestyle brand. In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES’ Jayne Augoye, she speaks about running her brand for over two decades and her passion for fashion. PT: What has kept…

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson welcomes first child at 50

American pop star, Janet Jackson, and her Qatari billionaire husband, Wissam Al Mana, have welcomed their first child, a son named Eissa. In 2015, the 50-year-old pop star postponed a tour following the release of her 2015 album titled Unbreakable, in order to plan a family. An extremely private Janet…

Veteran Yoruba actress, Toyin Majekodunmi, to be buried in March

The family and colleagues of the veteran Nigerian actress, Toyin Majekodunmi, popularly known as Iya Kike, who died on Monday, have agreed on March 2 and 3, 2017 for her burial. A burial committee has also been set up to this effect. The burial committee, chaired by Yomi Fabiyi, comprises…

Veteran Nollywood actors, Prince James Uche, Obi Madugbogu, critically ill, seek public support

Two veteran Nollywood actors, Prince James Uche and Obi Madugbogwu, are critically ill and require funds for necessary medical intervention. Mr. Uche is presently hospitalised in Lagos due to high blood pressure, diabetes and kidney failure. He has been ill for eight years and is currently bedridden at Godspower Hospital,…

Veteran Yoruba actress, Toyin Majekodunmi, is dead

The Yoruba movie industry has recorded its first death of 2017 as one of its own, Toyin Majekodunmi, died on Monday. The veteran actress, popularly known as Iya Kike in Yoruba movie circles, died on Monday. The cause of her death is not yet officially announced. Married to a fellow…

Harrysong denies ‘secret marriage’ to Niger Delta ex-beauty queen 

Alterplate artiste, Harrysong, has reacted to reports making the rounds that he secretly wedded an ex-Most Beautiful Girl in Niger Delta in 2014, Harriet Edide, last year. In a telephone chat with PREMIUM TIMES, the Reggae Blues singer denied the claims that he had been secretly married for some months now.…

Yemi Alade gets Grammy invite

Signing off 2016 in grand style, rave of the moment, Yemi Eberechi Alade, has received an invite to the 59th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, which holds on February 12, 2017 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, United States. While it is not clear in what capacity she will be…

Former Ekiti Governor, Ayodele Fayose

Top 5 most entertaining Nigerian personalities of 2016

There is no gainsaying that the Nigerian social media space has made stars out of ordinary people and also birthed business opportunities for a lucky few. However, some personalities who surprisingly are not entertainers, are arguably more prominent in the industry now than ever before, and are calling for more…