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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Boyz II Men’s Shawn Stockman apologises for infidelity

Shawn Stockman, one of the prominent members of the American award-winning vocal group, Boyz II Men, aired his dirty linen in public when he apologised to his wife and fans for infidelity on Instagram. Stockman, who has been married to Sharonda Jones for 15 years, shared a heartfelt video with…

How Dressmeoutlet.com seeks to transform Nigerians, Africans – Olatorera Oniru

Olatorera Oniru is the CEO of Dressmeoutlet.com, a Lagos-based e-commerce start-up that retails fashion products sourced from across the globe. In this exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES, she speaks about the challenges in entrepreneurship, her business and the Cocktails & Dresses, which will hold in December. PT: Tell us about…

Nollywood actress, Rita Dominic, signs new endorsement deal

Nollywood star actress, Rita Dominic, has been unveiled as the brand ambassador of a Canadian luxury hair brand, BK Unique Hair. The announcement was made at a media launch, which held at Sleek Square, Victoria Island, Lagos State, on Wednesday. Defending the choice of Rita Dominic as the brand ambassador,…

Movie producer, Seun Egbegbe, denies stealing 10 iPhones

About 24 hours after film producer, Seun Egbegbe, who is best known as the ex- lover of popular Yoruba actress, Toyin Aihmakhu, was arrested by the police for attempting to steal 10 iPhones from Computer Village in Lagos, he has denied the claims in a new statement sent to PREMIUM…

AY’s ‘A Trip to Jamaica’ sets new record

A Trip to Jamaica, the most recent movie by popular Nigerian comedian and filmmaker, Ayo Makun aka AY, has broken the record previously held by his 30 days in Atlanta movie to become highest grossing Nollywood/Hollywood movie in Nigerian cinemas. An excited AY shared the news with his teeming Instagram…

Richard Mofe-Damijo, Zack Orji, Victor Olaotan are ‘Three Wise Men’ in new comic flick

Veteran Nollywood actors, Richard Mofe Damijo, Zack Orji and Victor Olaotan, are the lead acts in a new Nollywood film titled Three Wise Men. Produced by Opa Williams and directed by Patience Oghre-Imobhio, the soon-to-be-released comic flick sees all three stars debut in what could readily pass for their first…

INTERVIEW: How I cope with ladies’ attention, marriage pressure – Banky W

Since hitting the limelight in 2008 following the release of hit single, Ebute Metta, which was a remix of Rihanna's smash hit, Umbrella, Olubankole Wellington aka Banky W has gone on to become one of the richest Nigerian artistes. In this exclusive chat with PREMIUM TIMES, the fun-loving artiste speaks…

INTERVIEW: Reggae music not receiving adequate attention in Nigeria – The Mandators

In the 1980s through to the 1990s, Victor Essiet of The Mandators fame, held sway in the Nigerian Reggae music scene. With back-to-back hits such as Rat Race and System, Essiet and his late wife, Peggy, toured the world preaching the gospel of Reggae music. Not only did he influence…

Nollywood actor returns to Nigeria after successful kidney operation

After undergoing a successful kidney operation in the United Kingdom some weeks back, Nollywood actor, Leo Mezie, returned to Nigeria on Wednesday. Now sporting a more refreshed and healthy appearance, the Abia State-born thespian looked every bit like his former self. A Nollywood stakeholder, Monye Uche, shared the good news…

NMVA 2016: Dbanj, Aramide, Wizkid top nominee list

Organisers of the Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) have released the list of nominees for the 2016 edition. This year’s edition marks 10 years since the inception of the award. The award has 23 categories with heavyweights like Dbanj, Wizkid, Yemi Alade, Flavour, Tiwa Savage, competing in various categories. This…

Sahara Group’s 20 film ‘extrapreneurs’ emerge

After a rigorous screening of over 150 docu-film entries by celebrated Nigerian movie producer and director, Kunle Afolayan, Sahara Group’s ‘Grooming Film Extrapreneurs’ competition has produced 20 finalists. The shortlisted 20 finalists include: Albert Adeshoga, Iniabasi Udosen, Babtunde Oyewunmi, Heaven Kalu, Azeez Hussein, Onome Egba, Dorothy Njemanze, Ashkay Makar, David…

Club Quilox reacts to Oritsefemi

Club Quilox has issued a statement in the aftermath of the brawl between popular Nigerian singer, Oritsefemi, and a member of the security team at the nightclub on Saturday. In the statement, signed by the PR and Marketing Manager of Quilox, Jessica Ulo Oputa, and sent to PREMIUM TIMES, the…

Oritsefemi confirms being beaten at Quilox nightclub

Popular Nigerian singer, Majemite Ekele, aka Oritsefemi, was involved in a brawl at the Quilox nightclub in Lagos on Saturday. According to the ‘Double Wahala’ crooner, violence ensued when one of the club security officers pushed him aside when he tried to exit the VIP section of the nightspot. Eyewitnesses…

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun

INTERVIEW: Why Nigerians are yet to feel impact of N0.75 trillion capital projects spending – Finance Minister

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, was one of the speakers at the ongoing Wealth Creation Platform organised by the Kingsway International Christian Centre in Lagos. PREMIUM TIMES' Jayne  Augoye had an interview with Mrs. Adeosun on Saturday some minutes into the event where she outlined critical steps the Muhammadu…

Nigerian actor announces decision to divorce British wife on Instagram

Popular Nigerian actor and producer, Yomi Fabiyi, announces decision to divorce wife on social media Popular Yoruba actor cum producer, Yomi Fabiyi, made history on Friday night by becoming the first Nigerian actor to share his decision to divorce his wife on Instagram. Fabiyi, who married an English woman, Fran,…

MTVEMAs strips Wizkid of ‘Best African Act’ award

In a shocking turn of events, MTV European Music Awards has stripped Nigerian superstar, Wizkid, of the “Best Africa Act” award he won at the show which held at the Ahoy Stadium, Rotterdam, Netherlands, a couple of days ago. Wizkid was announced as the winner of the coveted award category…

Big Brother Naija returns after 10-year hiatus

The Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe, has announced the return of the popular reality TV Show, Big Brother Naija. He says the return is based on popular demand by people who wanted it back on the airwaves. Meanwhile, the auditions for the second instalment of the reality TV series,…

‘The Wedding Party’ of Banky W and Adesua Etomi

Nigerian music star, Banky W, and actress, Adesua Etomi, are newlyweds in a new Nollywood film titled 'the wedding party.' The film, premiered to the press, Thursday, at the Filmhouse IMAX Lekki, Lagos, will be screened in the cinemas on December 16. A suspense-filled romantic movie, it is inspired by…

Wizkid, Olamide, Seyi Shay, Simi, Tekno make 2016 Headies list

The countdown to the 2016 Headies Award has officially begun. The list of nominees has also been released. The list, which comprises 21 categories, covers different genre of Nigerian pop music culture. Touted as Nigeria’s ‘Grammy’ awards, mixed reactions have trailed the Headies nomination list since its release. See the…

Ahmed Musa hosts Kannywood’s Ali Nuhu in Leicester

Kannywood star actor, Ali Nuhu, was recently hosted by Leicester City forward and Nigerian national team player, Ahmed Musa, at Leicester City training ground. Musa reportedly gave the actor, who is currently on vacation in the United Kingdom, a first class treatment. Nuhu also shared a photo of himself and…

Literary icon, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, to headline Ake Arts and Book Festival

Literary icon and Kenyan novelist, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, will headline the annual Ake Arts and Book Festival holding between November 15 and 19 at the Arts and Cultural Centre in Kuto, Abeokuta. The 78-year-old author will be talking to writer, Okey Ndibe, about his life and his work in what…

Wizkid wins Best African Act at MTV Europe Music Awards 2016

Wizkid is the Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2016. The award ceremony takes place in Ahoy Rotterdam Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands, this evening. The announcement was done via the MTV Base Africa twitter page ahead of the show. The singer beat African heavyweights including Black Coffee…

INTERVIEW: Why I’d rather partner than compete against Tiwa Savage, others – A’rese

Up until she became the first ever winner of The Voice Nigeria in August, Agharese Emokpae was a stage actress. Now known by her stage name, A’rese, the graduate of Washington and Lee University (she was a Fine Art Major, with a focus in print making) is set to carve a…

Nigeria to partner Japan, France, to develop film industry

There is some good news for Nigerian filmmakers coming from the ongoing Animated Film Festival, which is being organised by the Japanese and French Embassies in Abuja. At the well-attended event graced by personalities in the Nigerian film and entertainment industries, the Federal Government expressed its intention to partner with…

Bonang Matheba, Ahmed Soultan, Ika Jong to Host Afrima 2016

The 2016 edition of the prestigious All Africa Music Award is set to hold on Sunday at Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. To herald the ceremony, the African Union and the International Committee of the All Africa Music Awards, have unveiled hosts. The hosts, who were drawn from…