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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Finally, Zahra Buhari confirms own wedding

Zahra, the daughter of the President of Nigeria, has finally confirmed that her nuptials to Ahmed, son of billionaire businessman, Mohammed Indimi, will hold on December 16. An Instagram post by Zahra, who is a graduate of Microbiology from the University of Surrey in England, “#zahmed2016 #InshaAllah’’ was all that…

Popular Nigerian clergy blasts pastors who invite comedians to church events

Popular Nigerian dramatist and founder of Mount Zion Drama Ministry, Mike Bamiloye, has spoken out against Nigerian clergies who invite comedians to perform at their church events. Mr. Bamiloye, who is also the president, Mount Zion Faith Ministries, tackled the controversial topic in a lengthy post on his official YouTube page on…

How I survived Uyo Church building collapse – Ini Edo

But for divine intervention, popular Nollywood actress, Ini Edo, would have been a victim of the collapsed church building in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital. The roof of the Reigners Bible Church in Uyo, caved in during an ordination service on Saturday, klling at least 29 people. Hundreds of worshippers…

WSTRN, Migos, Krept & Konan to perform at Beat FM Xmas concert

The 2015 BET Awards Best Group nominee, Migos, alongside UK rap group, Krept & Konan, and WSTRN are set to storm Nigeria this December for the BEAT FM 2016 Christmas concert. Set to take place on December 20 at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos, the show promises to be a remarkable…

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Tonto Dikeh nominated for South-South award

Nollywood star actress, Tonto Dikeh, has been nominated for the 2016 edition of the South-South Progressive Awards. Tonto will be honoured alongside other Nigerian politicians and dignitaries at the award ceremony scheduled to hold at Hotel Presidential Port Harcourt, Rivers State on December 16. Other awardees include Gov. Nyesom Wike,…

Wizkid cancels all December, January shows for health reasons

Nigeria’s superstar, Wizkid, has cancelled his homecoming concert earlier scheduled for December, and all shows in January 2017. The 26-year-old musician made the announcement to his fans in Nigeria and Uganda on Twitter on Friday. He said he was acting on his doctor’s recommendation. He said, “Team Wizkid and I…

Top trending Nigerian YouTube videos in 2016

The list of 2016 top trending YouTube videos in Nigeria and globally has been released. It was contained in a statement issued by Google Nigeria and released to PREMIUM TIMES. A cursory look at the favourite video of 2016 shows that Nigerians joined the global community in dominating the dance…

Another Nigerian artiste gets Grammy nomination

Another Nigerian artiste, Faridah Demola-Seriki, better known as Kah-Lo, has also been nominated for a Grammy. Kah-Lo, an alumna of Hofstra University in the United States of America, was nominated for Best Dance Recording for the song “Rinse & Repeat” where Riton featured her. The song "Rinse and repeat" was…

Monalisa Chinda, husband in first post-wedding outing

Nollywood star actress, Monalisa Chinda, and her husband, Tonye Coker, were spotted in public for the first time on Saturday, since they tied the knots in September. The couple who were wedded at a glamorous ceremony in Santorini, Greece, was one of the participants at the Delightsome Land School Rip…

MultiChoice concludes auditions for Big Brother Naija

MultiChoice Nigeria has concluded its search for participants in the upcoming Big Brother Naija reality TV show. The auditions, which held in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, witnessed a turn out of Big Brother Naija hopefuls from different backgrounds, each with unique skills and personalities. The Big Brother Naija reality…

T-records unveils first label act, D’Tac

T-Records, owned by Mark-Anthony Opurum aka Ogologo Na Tallest, has unveiled its first label act, Daniel Tunde Adeosun, popularly known by his stage name, D’Tac. The label which has its roots in the United States, made this known on Sunday, when it signed a multi-million naira management deal with D’Tac,…

Omotola unveiled as Nigeria Liquefied Petroleum Gas Ambassador

Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has been unveiled as the brand ambassador for the Nigeria Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association. The mother-of-four who is fondly called, Omosexy, made this known on Sunday via her Instagram handle. Findings have revealed that the actress who recently returned to the big screen after a three-year…

Ali Modu Sheriff’s daughter weds Army Chief Buratai’s aide

Maiduguri, the Borno State capital will be agog with weddings this December. Aside from the Indimis who are receiving President Muhammadu Buhari's daughter, Zahra, into their fold as a wife; Halima, one of the daughters of a factional Peoples Democratic chairman, Ali Sheriff, is also set to walk down the…

Yemi Alade, Falz, Tekno make Future Awards nominee list

Ahead of the 11th edition of The Future Awards Africa, which holds on December 18 in Lagos, the organisers have unveiled the 2016 nominees. The nominee list was contained in a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES. Top Nigerian music artistes, Yemi Alade(27), Falz(26), Teckno(22), Kiss Danielz(23) and Mr. Eazi(25)…

100 Nigerian school girls win N100,000 scholarship each

One hundred secondary school girls between the ages of 11 and 16 have been awarded a scholarship grant of N100, 000 each as part #MyFutureStartsToday initiative aimed at fostering leadership qualities in the girl child as well as developing their writing skills. The #MyFutureStartsToday kicked off in August with a…

Nigerian music legend, KSA, inducted into Hard Rock Hall Of Fame

Legendary Nigerian musician, King Sunny Ade, today made history as the first Nigerian artiste to be inducted into the Hard Rock Café Hall of Fame. He is also the first Nigerian to have his memorabilia hanging from the Hard Rock Café. Hard Rock's archive includes over 77,000 items, and is…

Nollywood Flick, The Wedding Party, Premieres to Sold-Out Audience

The much talked about Dubai Tourism Grand Premiere of ‘The Wedding Party’, held recently at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. The highly anticipated event had a ‘White and Chic’ dress code which saw cast and guests alike step out in elegant attires. Guests at the premiere include…

Inside preparations for Zahra Buhari’s glamorous wedding

As President Muhammadu Buhari‘s daughter, Zahra, prepares to walk down the aisle with Ahmed, son of billionaire businessman, Mohammed Indimi, on November 30 and December 4, more information about the hitherto low-key wedding have been revealed. Zahra is also the ambassador for the SCAF, a foundation set up to arrest…

“No bad blood between 5 Star Music and I” – Harrysong

In this exclusive chat with PREMIUM TIMES, singer songwriter, Harrysong, opens up on his latest move and why he quit Five Star Music From singing in his local church in Warri, Delta State, this fisherman turned singer-songwriter, now charges as much as N1 million to write a song. The muscular…

Popular OAP, Toke Makinwa, opens can of worms in new tell-all memoir

It is no longer news that popular Nigerian media personality, Toke Makinwa, is now an author. What is, however, news is the fact that the controversial radio girl has opened a can of worms in her tell-all memoir titled ‘On Becoming’. The book was launched at a star-studded event on…

Information Minister charges Nigerian broadcast stations to respect COSON copyright royalty agreement

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has called on all broadcasting stations operating in Nigeria to honour the copyright royalty agreement they entered into with Copyright Society of Nigeria through the Broadcasting Organizations of Nigeria and Independent Broadcasting Association of Nigeria in 2014. The Minister made the call…

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,…

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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…