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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Chinua Achebe's last visit to Nigeria

Google honours Chinua Achebe at 87

Technology giant, Google, honoured late Nigerian literary icon, Chinua Achebe, on its doodle on Thursday. Google Doodle is a special logo on Google’s homepage that is temporarily alternated and intended to celebrate holidays, events, achievements and people. Surrounded by iconic images of his most famous literary works, Wednesday’s Doodle celebrates…

Robaz entertainment berths, unveils new singer

A new record label and management company, Robaz Entertainment, was launched at the Oriental Hotels, Lagos, on Tuesday. The gathering had the likes of actress Ruth Kadiri; popular comedian Igos; and actor Mong Kalu aka Monkals, who also doubles as the label manager. In his speech, Monkals explained that the…

Comedian, Seyilaw, celebrates daughter’s birthday again in London

After reportedly spending much on his daughter’s first birthday in Nigeria, popular Nigerian comedian, Oluwaseyitan Aletile, aka Seyilaw , has staged another party for her in London. The proud papa had mounted a billboard along the Marina, CMS axis in Lagos to showcase his daughter on her first birthday in…

Toyin-Aimakhu

I used to take marijuana, codeine, hard drugs – Toyin Abraham

Nollywood star, Toyin Abraham, opened up on her past when she abused hard drugs like marijuana and codeine, and was involved in other vices. The actress made the disclosure at the 2017 edition of Success Story Africa, held at the TLC Auditorium, Lagos, on Saturday. “You need to stop bad…

Wikzid

#AFRIMA 2017: Wizkid defeats Davido, Tekno , Runtown

Star Boy, Wizkid, was the biggest winner at the All Africa Music Awards held on Sunday night at the Eko Convention Centre, Lagos. The pop star clinched three major awards: Best West African Artiste award, The Song of the Year and the Artiste of the year, trumping the likes of…

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Psquare put jointly owned mansion up for sale

The popular ‘Squareville’ mansion in Lagos, home of embattled Psquare brothers, Paul and Peter Okoye, is up for sale. It appears the brothers, Peter, Paul and Jude Okoye have finally decided to sell all their joint properties and perhaps split the money, so they can finally go their separate ways.…

bobrisky

Bobrisky released, attacks Eedris Abdulkareem

The popular Nigerian cross-dresser, Idris Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky, has slammed ace Nigerian rapper, Eedris Abdulkareem, for tagging him as ‘fake’. Bobrisky who was arrested at his Lekki, Lagos home on Tuesday, was released on bail on Friday morning. Bobrisky, who was still in a hotel in Abuja at…

TuFace Idibia [Photo credit: NAN]

‘Stop talking nonsense’, 2baba slams Eedris Abdulkareem, Blackface

Musician, Innocent Idibia, known as '2baba' has slammed his colleagues, Blackface and Eedris Abdulkareem, over their recent comments about him. Eedris, in an interview with GoldmyneTv called 2baba a double-faced individual who cared about no one. He also accused the music legend of neglecting his friend, Blackface, "when he needed…

Veteran actor, Sadiq Daba

I’m ill, but not a destitute – Actor Sadiq Daba

Veteran actor, Sadiq Daba, has said that despite his ailment, he is not begging for financial assistance as speculated on social media. Mr. Daba said this in a chat with PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday. He also expressed displeasure with the news of his illness making the rounds. “The way you…

GTBank Fashion Weekend Set To Showcase “Africa’s Finest”

The second edition of the GTBank Fashion weekend is set to hold on November 11 and 12. The two-day event will treat attendees to an enthralling journey across a wide variety of Africa’s finest styles and trends whilst showcasing small businesses in the Nigerian Fashion Industry. It is also a…

Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh and her ex-husband, Olakunle Churchill

I am trying to sue my ex-husband – Tonto Dikeh

Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, says she is trying to drag her estranged husband, Olakunle Churchill, to court. Tonto disclosed this on a TV programme, Rubbin’ Minds, with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on Sunday. But she refused to disclose what her complaints are against Mr. Churchill from whom she confirmed she is seeking…

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Mr. Eazi drops new Single, ‘Pour me Water’

Top Nigerian musician, Mr. Eazi, has dropped a new single “Pour Me Water" which is part of his 'Who Is Mr. Eazi' remix project slated for a March 2018 release. Ace Nigerian producer, E-Kelly, produced the new single. “Who Is Mr Eazi is going to be three or four remixes…

Osayomore

Musician Osayomore Joseph freed one month after abduction

Veteran musician, Osayomore Joseph, who was kidnapped on October 3 by unknown gunmen at his residence at Orovie village, Upper Ekenhuan road in Benin, Edo State has been released. The singer, who is famed for his Edo funk and highlife music, was released a month after he was abducted upon returning home…

Jim Iyke

INTERVIEW: My life, my ‘baby mama’ and the future — Jim Iyke

Not a few have dubbed Jim Iyke, ‘Nollywood bad boy’ but, love or hate him, the fashionable actor continues to enjoy a rising profile amidst several controversies. In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES, the University of Jos Philosophy graduate, opened up on things close to his heart as well as his latest…

Lead acts in the movie, RMD, Patience Ozokwor and Ireti Doyle

Wedding Party (2) trailer starring Patience Ozokwor drops

The first official trailer for "The Wedding Party: Dubai Destination” starring Nollywood heavyweight, Patience Ozokwor, has been released by ELFIKE Film Collective. The trailer features scenes from the anticipated sequel and music from Timi Dakolo, Kiss Daniel and Reekado Banks. A sequel to the highest grossing Nollywood movie yet, "The Wedding Party…

I won’t starve my wife of sex – Singer Oritsefemi

Ahead of his November 25 union to Public Relations expert, Nabila Fash, singer, Oritsefemi Ekele, has given reasons why he would not starve his wife-to-be of sex. The ‘Double Wahala’ crooner said this in an interview with PREMIUM TIMES. He said, “I don’t want lack of sex to be a…

Olori-and-Kabiyesi

Meet Olori Ola, Alaafin’s stunning youngest wife everyone is talking about

Badirat Adeyemi, fondly referred to as Olori Ola, is the stunning youngest wife of the Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi, making waves on Instagram. The queen currently has over 35,000 dedicated Instagram fans that literally praise her dress sense. The queen is known to be very close to the monarch.…

Tolani-Otedola

‎Otedola’s daughter Tolani debuts her music in Lagos

It was a night of thrills and soulful presentations when fast-rising Afro-beat singer, Ola with the stage name Tolani, hosted her first Nigerian musical showcase. Held on Sunday, at the Terra Kulture Arena, Victoria Island, Lagos, Tolani was joined on stage by top Nigerian music artistes like Tiwa Savage, Skales,…

Air Vice Marshal Olufunsho Martins (Inset- Scene of the recovery)

Former Air Vice Marshal, driver, killed as vehicle plunges into Lagos Lagoon

The bodies of a retired Air Vice Marshal, Olufunsho Martins, and his driver have been recovered after the vehicle they were driving in plunged into the Lagos lagoon on Saturday. The vehicle, a Ford Explorer SUV, fell into the lagoon after somersaulting on the Third Mainland bridge. It was removed…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai

El-Rufai reacts to court judgement mandating payment to Audu Maikori

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has vowed to challenge Friday's Federal High Court ruling which awarded up to N40 million in damages to Audu Maikori in a fundamental rights suit. In a statement to PREMIUM TIMES Friday evening, Mr. El-Rufai said the matter may drag to the Supreme Court, but won't truncate an ongoing criminal proceeding he earlier…

Audu Maikori

Court orders El-Rufai, Police, to pay Audu Maikori N40 million

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday ordered the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, and three others to pay N40 million as damages to the president of Chocolate City Group, Audu Maikori. Justice John Tsoho awarded the costs as compensation for what he ruled as Mr. Maikori’s unlawful arrest…

Lagos girls

Over 24% of Lagos women have sex before age 18 – Govt.

About 24.2 percent of women resident in Lagos State have their first sexual intercourse before the age of 18. The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Jide Idris, disclosed this at the first Lecture and Award Series, 2017 organised by Inspiration 92.3 FM. The event held on Thursday at the Nigerian…

Remi Oshodi-Surutu

I was paid N35 for my first movie role – Remi Surutu

Popular Yoruba actress, Remi Oshodi, says her debut acting role fetched her N35. The actress, who is popularly known as Remi Surutu, revealed this in an interview with PREMIUM TIMES in Lagos on Wednesday. She said: "I kicked off my acting career in 1985 with the classic TV series "Village…

Ikeogu Oke

Why I consider Poetry an endangered art form – NLNG prizewinner Ikeogu Oke

Ikeogu Oke is the winner of the 2017 edition of the Nigeria Prize for Literature, an annual competition sponsored by NLNG. Mr. Oke’s collection of poems, The Heresiad, came tops from among 184 entries received for the competition. He was also awarded with a cash prize of $100, 000. A…

Aramide

Why ‘alternative music’ is gaining grounds in Nigeria — Singer Aramide

Foremost Nigerian singer, Aramide, has said that the alternative music genre is not unexciting as perceived by some music enthusiasts. Aramide said this to PREMIUM TIMES in Lagos at a media briefing organised to announce the Alternative Music Concert 2:0. Aramide also said soul music, which she said is now…