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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Lai Mohammed’s Jollof rice claim sparks Africa competition

Big Brother Naija contestant, Uriel Oputa, has been named the host of the Africa Jollof Rice Challenge. She was presented to the media at a ceremony, which held at BeerHugz, Ikeja City Mall, Lagos, on Sunday. An initiative of Brand Television Network, a lifestyle and entertainment television network, the African…

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Lagos Book Club to host literary event

The Book Club Lagos, a community of readers and book lovers, is set to host a literary appreciation event tagged Living through The Leaves. The event which will feature excerpts from selected Nigerian literature is billed to hold at J. A. Ade- Ajayi Theatre, University of Lagos, on June 17.…

Anambra has too many ‘beer parlours’, Monarch laments

The traditional ruler of Ogilisi, Idemili South Local Government in Anambra, Alex Onyido, has decried the number of “beer parlours” in the state. Mr. Onyido raised the alarm in Awka, the state capital, on Friday at the 2017 edition of Lady Victoria Onyido quiz competition, organised by the National Drug…

Twelve top actors, singers Nigeria lost in five months in 2017

The Nigerian entertainment sector lost some of its brightest stars just five months into the year. The Yoruba film industry lost three stars within 30 days. Also saddening is the fact that the veteran entertainers whom we lost, died because they were unable to raise funds to treat terminal ailments. Here…

Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya, to be buried June 7

The body of Moji Olaiya, the popular Nigerian actress who died last month in Canada, will arrive Nigeria on Tuesday ahead of her funeral. The actress will be buried on June 7 at Ebony Vault, Ikoyi Cemetery in Lagos after a brief lying in state that will take place on…

Odunlade Adekola

Odunlade Adekola refutes 5th death rumour

Popular Yoruba actor, Odunlade Adekola, who is renowned for his comic roles, has refuted a fifth death rumour currently being peddled in a new Instagram video. Obviously upset about the speculation which he described as malicious, the 38-year-old film star resorted to cursing those behind the rumour in a funny…

Jim Iyke, Joseph Benjamin, team up on Princess Halliday Show

Nollywood actors, Jim Iyke, Joseph Benjamin, Robert Peters, and a host of other A-list personalities are featuring in the new season of Princess Halliday Show on Mnet. Shot in the United States, guests of the show have included political figures, business leaders, global players, popular stars and ordinary people who…

Mid-term Assessment: Nigeria’s entertainment industry coping without Buhari’s promises

Two years since President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn into office, the Nigerian entertainment sector remains largely self-funded and private sector driven. Mr. Buhari made a string of promises to the Nigerian creative industry during his presidential campaign. Many of them made headlines – from assisting Nollywood to fully develop into a world-class…

Shina Peters says Nigerian govt. not appreciating entertainers

Renowned Juju musician, Shina Peters, says the federal government is not appreciating the Nigerian entertainment industry especially veterans like him. The Afro Juju creator bared his mind in a chat with PREMIUM TIMES at the official commissioning of the Copyright Society of Nigeria house on Sunday, in Lagos. He said,…

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Wizkid wins 3 Billboard awards; Drake breaks record with 13 awards

Nigerian popstar, Wizkid, won three awards at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, which held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, United States, on Sunday. The only Nigerian artiste to win this big, Wizkid’s hit collaboration with Drake & Kyla on One Dance last year earned him all the awards. The singer, who…

How veteran Yoruba movie star, Moji Olaiya, died—Housekeeper

Torrents of tributes have poured in for renowned Yoruba movie actress, Moji Olaiya, a day after her death. Moji’s demise Thursday morning after she reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest sent a shock wave across the Nigerian entertainment industry. Her last post on Instagram was 18 hours before her death was announced. She…

Chigul, Bimbo Manuel, Ali Nuhu, dazzle in Banana Island Ghost

BAM-NEMSIA Pictures has released the first official trailer of its latest movie, Banana Island Ghost (B.I.G). It comes on the heels of Chigul aka Chioma Omeruah's hilarious prayer for ‘Sumtin BIG’ that went viral a few weeks ago. Written and directed by BB Sasore, the movie trailer was unveiled at…

Audu Maikori

Label boss, Audu Maikori, slams N10 billion lawsuit against El-Rufai

The head of Chocolate City Group, Audu Maikori, has slammed a N10 billion lawsuit against Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, accusing him of violation of human rights. The suit was filed at the Federal High Court, Abuja, by Mr. Maikori’s lawyers, Ballason’s Chambers. Justice John Tsoho presided over the…

Nigerian video director arraigned for ‘poisoning’ pregnant girlfriend

A Nigerian video director and CEO of Hg2filmworks,  Olaolu Akorede,  has been remanded in Ikoyi prison, Lagos, for allegedly poisoning his pregnant girlfriend and killing their unborn child. He was arrested by police on Tuesday and arraigned before an Igbosere magistrate court on a four-count charge of obtaining N2.5 million under false…

Veteran Yoruba movie actress, Moji Olaiya, is dead

Popular Yoruba movie actress, Moji Olaiya, has passed on in Canada barely two months after she welcomed a child. She died on Wednesday night after she reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest. Although her family is yet to issue an official statement, her colleagues have taken to social media to express…

Late Nigerian musician Fela Anikulapo Kuti

Fela’s costumes for induction into Hard Rock memorabilia collection

Late Afrobeat maestro, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s costumes will take a fitting place among other world music greats on the renowned Hardrock Cafe Music Memorabilia Collection on May 25. The singer’s famous children, Yeni, Femi and Seun Kuti will hand over costumes worn by Fela, including pieces of clothing and shoes to…

Domestic violence: Mercy Aigbe’s husband Lanre Gentry freed, laments prison condition

Lanre Gentry, the estranged husband of Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe, has finally regained his freedom after spending a week behind bars at Kirikiri Prison. He was released in the late hours of Tuesday after he met his bail conditions. In a series of Instagram posts, the embattled hotelier decried the…

Wizkid bags seven nominations for 2017 Billboard Music Awards

Nigerian popstar, Wizkid, has been nominated for seven awards at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards scheduled to hold at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, United States on Sunday. Wizkid’s hit collaboration with Drake & Kyla on One Dance last year earned him all the nominations. Wizkid is the only Nigerian…

76 and The Wedding Party win NollywoodWeek film festival award

Two Nollywood films, The Wedding Party and 76, jointly received the 2017 NollywoodWeek Public Choice Award at the recently-concluded NollywoodWeek Film Festival that took place in Paris, France. The festival trophy was given to Izu Ojukwu, the Director of 76, and Moses Babatope, who represented the director of the Wedding…

Nollywood actress, Foluke Daramola, named Sterling Homes brand ambassador

Nollywood actress and producer, Foluke Daramola-Salako, has been named the brand ambassador of Sterling Homes. The actress signed the deal with the real estate development and construction firm on Monday in Lagos. The endorsement will see Foluke grace the billboards, TV commercials of the brand henceforth. Speaking at the contract…

Domestic Violence: Mercy Aigbe’s husband, Lanre Gentry, to spend seventh night in prison

Lanre Gentry, the estranged husband of Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe, is still in Kirikiri prison, one week after he was docked for domestic violence charges. The efforts of his lawyers and friends to ensure that he regains his freedom on Monday was shattered. This was because all the magistrates in…

Apologise or get sued, 2face tells Blackface

The popular Nigerian musician, Innocent Idibia aka 2face, has finally replied his ex-band mate Blackface’s allegations with a letter from his lawyers asking Blackface to apologise for all the defamatory remarks he has ever made about him.
 2face’s lawyers, Seun Omotoba&Co, signed the letter. In the letter dated May 5,…

My husband was sleeping with my personal assistants – Mercy Aigbe

Embattled Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe, says the current crisis rocking their marriage began a few days after she discovered that her husband, Lanre Gentry, was sleeping with a certain lady and her personal assistants. The actress who had accused her husband of physical violence which she said affected her sight…

Funke Akindele-Bello releases trailer for new TV Series, Industreet

Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele-Bello, has released the trailer of her upcoming TV series titled, "Industreet.” Industreet TV Series, which is directed by Funke’s husband, Abdul Rasheed Bello, aka JJC Skillz, will focus on survival in the entertainment industry and on the hustle in the ghetto. According to Akindele who is…

Domestic Violence: Mercy Aigbe’s husband, Lanre Gentry, remanded in Kirikiri prison

Lanre Gentry, the estranged husband of top Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe, has been remanded in Kirikiri Prisons in Lagos. The 52-year-old hotelier, who finally appeared in court on Tuesday after failing to show up twice, is being remanded in prison until he meets the bail demands of N500,000 and two…