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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Wizkid, Tekno, Yemi Alade, Olamide, win big at the SoundcityMVP2016

The maiden edition of the Soundcity MVP Awards Festival ended in the early hours of Friday amidst fanfare. Held at the Expo Center, Eko Hotel & Suites Lagos, the organisers put up an amazing event but it was not without a few hitches. Just like the Headies, a handful of…

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Davido, Patoranking, Tekno, to perform at 2016 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival

Davido, Patoranking, Tekno and Olamide, and many other stars are billed to perform at the Soundcity MVP Awards Festival today. Comedian, Basketmouth, will also anchor the show, which will take place Expo Center, Eko Hotel & Suites Lagos, Nigeria. These stars will join the performers' line up from Tanzania and…

Actress Toyin Aimakhu rebrands, unveils new name

Controversial Yoruba actress, Toyin Aimakhu, has changed her name to Toyin Abraham. Explaining the decision, the actress who is no stranger to scandals, said, “It is a family decision and I will like to be officially addressed as Toyin Abraham henceforth”. In addition, she now goes by the name Toyin…

Top 5 Nollywood movies of 2016

In a year dominated by politics, Nollywood churned out plenty of movies worth seeing at the theatres. It was also a great year for thrillers, historic movies, and biopics. The year also saw a handful of Nollywood films debut at international festival amidst rave reviews. But, some lucky films shattered…

5 places to worship in Lagos on Christmas day

For the first time in many years, Christmas Day falls on a Sunday. This automatically means that Christians around the world will worship at their various churches on Christmas day. If you are holidaying in Lagos or are undecided about where to worship in Lagos on Christmas day, not to…

Top 6 Abuja-based fashion designers of 2016

In 2016, the Nigerian fashion scene witnessed the dominance of a crop of Abuja-based fashion designers. Although these designers are not by any means greenhorns in the fashion and style industry, their craftsmanship experienced some boost thanks to the numerous celebrities whom they clothed as well as their social media…

Why I left Medicine for acting – Kiki Omieli

A medical doctor by training, multiple award-winning Nollywood actress, Kiki Omieli, shot into limelight on account of her antagonistic role in the 2012 feature film "Married But Single". A class act, the Anambra State-born actress speaks about her career, background, why she made the switch to acting as well as…

5 interesting moments from 2016 Headies

The 2016 Headies Awards may have come and gone but some remarkable and not so remarkable memories still linger. PREMIUM TIMES presents 5 interesting moments from one of Nigeria’s prestigious music awards. 1.Kcee and Harrysong kiss and make up When Harrysong’s Reggae Blues was announced as the Song Of The…

Ahead of divorce from British wife, actor Fabiyi celebrates 4th wedding anniversary

Popular Yoruba actor cum producer, Yomi Fabiyi, has celebrated his fourth wedding anniversary ahead of his divorce from his British wife. Fabiyi, who married a British, Fran, at a low-key celebration in Lagos shared the news with his Instagram followers. He wrote, “Happy 4TH Wedding Anniversary to us. Just as…

Nigeria pageant organisers explain ‘toy car’ star prize after attacks

Organisers of a Delta State-based beauty pageant, Evergreen Kreation
Face of Delta/Model Hunt, have reacted after they were criticised for giving out a "dead car" as star prize. Founded by Egwolo Ediri Maurice, the pageant, which recently produced a Face of Delta/Model, was blasted by Nigerians after a photograph of the…

Top Nigerian artistes boycott Headies Awards as winners emerge

The 2016 Headies has come and gone leaving in its trails several remarkable memories. Nollywood actress, Adesua Etomi, and artiste, Falz, anchored the award show, which ended end in the early hours of Friday. The show, which was held at Eko Convention Center, Victoria Island, Lagos, saw Kiss Daniel clinch…

Arewa Music and Movie Awards call for entries

The organisers of Arewa Music and Movie Awards are announcing a call for entries for the fourth instalment of the award, which is billed to hold in 2017. All movies, music or any materials/projects entries must be original or professionally adopted. Submission of entries ends February 5, 2017. Founded in…

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Burna Boy, YCEE, Maleek Berry, others set for Nativeland festival

Nigerian star artistes, Skepta and Burna Boy, Ycee, Ajebutter 22, Maleek Berry, Fresh L, DAP The Contract, Odunsi and much more are set to perform at the maiden edition of Nativeland festival. The event, which is powered by Ndani, will take place at Muri Okunola Park on December 22. The…

‘The Wedding Party’ grosses N30 million in opening weekend

Elfike Collective’s box office hit, The Wedding Party, grossed N36 million in its opening weekend in cinemas across Nigeria. The romance themed movie took off in theatres with Wednesday and Thursday night sold-out preview screenings. The tally places The Wedding Party as the biggest opening weekend film of the year,…

Nigerian musician, Skales, buys home for mom

Nigerian star musician, Skales, has bought a new home for his mother. The musician, whose real name is Raoul John Njeng-Njeng, made the announcement on Instagram on Tuesday. He posted a photograph of the new home with the caption, “Set a goal for myself to cop a crib for my…

Miss Anambra, Chioma Obiadi Stephanie, crowned 40th Miss Nigeria

Chioma Obiadi Stephanie emerged the 40th Miss Nigeria at the Miss Nigeria pageant held at the Eko Hotel Convention & Suites, Victoria Island in Lagos, last night. An undergraduate of Nnamdi Azikiwe University studying geology, she represented Anambra State at the competition. Following her win, she takes over from the outgoing…

PHOTO NEWS: Miss Nigeria 2016 contestants unveiled

The 38 contestants who will represent the rich heritage of the 36 states in Nigeria including the Federal Capital Territory at the Miss Nigeria pageant have been unveiled. These contestants are the successful candidates who scaled through the audition stages held in Abuja, Port Harcourt, Enugu and Lagos State. They…

MMM Nigeria top guider, Chuddy Ugorji, finally reacts to frozen accounts

MMM Nigeria’s number one guider, Chuddy Ugorji, has finally reacted to the Ponzi scheme’s decision to pause withdrawals for one month. Mr. Ugorji, who is quite active on social media, addressed several controversies and allegations leveled against him in a lengthy Facebook post on Friday. A graduate of Karnataka State…

How KSA, Awilo Longomba, Onyeka Onwenu, others entertained at Sunny On Sunday concert

King Sunny Ade’s legendary status was again confirmed at his concert tagged Sunny On Sunday which held at the Temple Balmoral Hall, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. Each of the performing acts mounted the huge stage with full compliments of their bands to churn out soulful melodies. By the…

Budget Padding tops Google search by Nigerians in 2016

The Year 2016 in Nigeria Google Search has been intense and across-the-board. From elections, to excitement, to shock and hope, this year’s compilation of top trending searches brings together stories and questions through the eyes of Nigerians on the web. Going by the statement issued by Google and released to…

Group names winner of film competition

Joseph Duke has been adjudged the winner of Sahara Group's "Grooming Film Extraprenuers with Kunle Afolayan" project. Duke’s documentary entry entitled "Give Us This Day" earned him the first position. His feature, which beat entries from 20 finalists, highlighted the challenges faced by entrepreneurs, including a story about caring for…

Comedian MC Abbey Reacts to Criticism of Comedy in Church

Ace Nigerian gospel comedian, MC Abbey, has reacted to the calls for elimination of gospel comedy in church meetings and events. The comedian, whose real name is Abiodun Sherif Olapade, is airing his views on the heels of a statement by the president of Mount Zion Faith Ministries International, Mike…

City FM OAP, Sensei Uche, proposes to Toke Makinwa

City FM On Air Personality, Uche Agbai, openly proposed to controversial media personality turned author, Toke Makinwa, on Instagram Wednesday morning. Agbai, popularly called Sensei Uche, professed his love for Makinwa and named her his woman crush. He described her as a strong and independent woman who despite being through…

Alexx Ekubo, Yomi Fabiyi, Toyin Aihmakhu, others bag BON Awards

Nigerian movie stars, Alex Ekubo, Yomi Fabiyi, and Toyin Aihmakhu, topped the winners’ list at the Best of Nollywood Awards. Hosted by ace comedian, Okey Bakassi, and actress, Mercy Aigbe-Gentry, the awards aimed at acknowledging the resilience of Nigerian filmmakers amidst the economic recession, took place at El-Dorda event center,…

Afro-Juju artiste, IBE-Jii, drops new single

Bee Entertainment and Stargaze Management act, Ibe-Jii, has released his first single titled Ayanfe. The track is off his body of musical works, GreenWhiteDope, which is set to re-awaken old sounds, old values and old loves. Influenced by music from across the world, Ibe-Jii is a fast-rising Afro beat/afro juju artiste.…