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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I made N7,000 after killing Gulder Ultimate Search Winner — Suspect

Ismail Adeyemi, the suspected killer of the Gulder Ultimate Search 2006 winner, Hector Jobateh, has said that he was paid N7,000 after killing the reality show winner. He said, "I gave the deceased phone to my younger brother who sold the phone for N7,000 at the Ikeja Computer Village. I…

Obasanjo makes acting debut in Nollywood comedy series

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has made his acting debut in a Nollywood comedy series titled "Dele Issues". The special episode will be aired on October 14. The series is an initiative of Nollywood star, Samuel Ajibola, who is popularly known as Spiff in the sitcom "The Johnsons". Ajibola made the…

IPOB: Ita-Giwa, others say Nigeria’s unity ‘not negotiable’

A coalition of women group under the aegis of the Nigerian Women for Peaceful Coexistence and Unity has said that the unity of Nigeria is non-negotiable. The group’s leaders, former senator, Florence Ita-Giwa; former deputy governor of Lagos State, Sinatu Ojukutu; and rights activist;  Kafilat Ogbara, made the assertion in…

Five Nigerian classics worth listening to on Independence Day

In commemoration of Nigeria’s 57th independence anniversary, it is worth highlighting some classic Nigerian songs that preach unity and patriotism. Here are PREMIUM TIMES’ top 5 picks in no particular order. 1. Nigeria my Beloved Country by Funmi Adams This Funmi Adams’ classic is perhaps one of the very few…

PSquare’s split is publicity stunt – Kenny Ogungbe

Veteran broadcaster and CEO of Kennis Music, Kenny Ogungbe, has described the fight and split of Peter and Paul Okoye of P-Square as a publicity stunt. The two brothers and their older brother/manager, Jude Okoye, have been in the news after aggressive posts on their social media walls hinted that…

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INTERVIEW: Going into business has been my best decision — Dbanj

Popular Nigerian singer-songwriter, Oladapo Oyebanjo, aka D’banj, has come a long way since he released his debut album ‘No Long Thing’ in 2005. The multiple-award winning artiste who has been dubbed one of Nigeria’s richest solo musicians, recently celebrated the first year anniversary of his CREAM platform. In this interview…

How I found fame on Instagram – Comedian, Woli Arole

Woli Arole, whose real name is Oluwatoyin Bayegun, found fame on Instagram posting videos of him preaching the gospel in comical ways reminiscent of local prophets. Two years into the act, he found fame with 455,000 Instagram followers who have helped him build a national brand. Arole is also an MC,…

Eight amazing facts about Joke Silva at 55

Joke Silva remains one of Nigeria’s most successful actresses. She has featured in over 300 Nigerian movies and is most popular for movies like Phone Swap, The Secret Laughter of Women and as one of the Judges on the MTN Project Fame TV Series. In commemoration of her 55th birthday,…

Singer Harrysong, Dr. Amir, react to intellectual theft allegations

AlterPlate record label boss, Harrison Okiri, aka Harrysong, has reacted to an N45 million intellectual theft lawsuit slammed against him by a producer, Dr. Amir, on Wednesday. Dr. Amir alleged that Harrysong’s hit ‘Samankwe’ is his work, and is demanding N45 million. He also filed a similar suit against Five…

Ooni’s ex-queen receives award, dedicates it to women ‘who refuse to be tamed’

Olori Wuraola, the former wife of the Ooni of Ife, was endowed with the “Humanitarian of the Year” award from “Kechie’s Project” at an event during the UN General Assembly week. She shared the news on her Instagram page adding that her outstanding contributions to women and children across the…

Video of Psquare in a scuffle at lawyer’s office surfaces online

A video of brothers, Paul and Peter Okoye of P-Square, along with their brother/manager Jude Okoye in a scuffle at their lawyer’s office has been released online. News had surfaced on Sunday of the group’s intention to disband, after Peter reportedly sent a termination letter to their lawyer, Festus Keyamo,…

Idyl wins The Voice Nigeria Season Two

After three months of emotional performances and heart breaking evictions, Idyl from team Timi emerged winner of The Voice Nigeria season 2. The Bayelsa-born singer walked away with a recording contract with Universal Music Africa, a brand new GS4 SUV by GAC motors and an all-expense paid trip tour of…

Chris Attoh admits marriage to actress Damilola Adegbite has crashed

After months of speculation and denials, Ghanaian actor, Chris Attoh, has finally admitted that his marriage to Nollywood actress, Damilola Adegbite, has crashed. The actor made the revelation in an interview on Bellanaija. The 36-year-old Ghanaian star proposed to Adegbite on a boat cruise in Manhattan, NYC in August 2014.…

P-Square finally falls apart as Peter claims threat to life

Peter Okoye, one of the twin singing sensation, P-Square, has reportedly sent a termination letter to their lawyer, Festus Keyamo, demanding a termination of the partnership agreement between the duo. The music duo - P-Square's Peter and Paul Okoye - finally split on Sunday after years of dominating the Nigerian…

INTERVIEW: I can’t wait to have children – Denrele Edun

Denrele Edun is Nigeria’s vivacious and eccentric television personality. Born in Hamburg, Germany, to a Yoruba father and an Indian-Maurituius mother, he is the only son of his parents. An English-education graduate of the University of Lagos, Denrele began his television career as an actor at 11 as a presenter/producer…

Akpororo, Omawunmi, ThinTallTony, set for Nigeria Icon Reality Show

Nigerian celebrities, comedian Akpororo, singer Omawunmi and Thin Tall Tony of BBNaija 2017, have been unveiled as the judges of The Nigeria Icon Reality Show. The three were presented to the media at an official formal unveiling of the reality show at the Airport Hotel, Lagos on Friday. The reality…

She curses me with her private part, pastor accuses wife

A pastor, Bernard Towoju, has said he cannot tolerate his wife’s ill nature and troubles alleging that his wife, Abosede, was in the habit of going naked to swear at him with her private part. On Wednesday, he approached an Igando Customary Court, Lagos, seeking the dissolution of their marriage…

Yemi Alade joins Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran on “Just Dance 2018” Video Game

Nigerian Afro-Pop singer, Yemi Alade, has joined the likes of Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran, on “Just Dance 2018” Video Game. Developed by Ubisoft, the game is scheduled for release in October 2017 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii, Wii U, and Nintendo Switch. Ubisoft is…

Kalu Ikeagwu, Sinmi Hassan hit stage with ‘No More Lies’

After a successful stage debut, a psychological stage thriller, ‘No More Lies’ returns on September 22 with big names, Kalu Ikeagwu and Sinmi Hassan as the lead acts. The cast of the play has witnessed the addition of Nollywood hunk, Kalu, Charles Etubiebi and Nini Mbonu. Other cast members include…

Five quick ways to firm your breasts naturally

Every woman desires to have firm breasts especially after childbirth or breastfeeding, but this is not always the case. Although breastfeeding tends to take all the blame for saggy breasts, it is not the lone cause of drooping breasts. Sagging is actually the result of pregnancy and other influences. They…

IPOB: Good governance is solution, comedian ‘I Go Dye’ tells FG

A popular Nigerian stand-up comedian, Francis Agoda a.k.a I Go Dye, has said good governance is the real solution to the lingering Biafra agitation. I Go Dye, who was reacting to the recent military invasion of the South-east and the categorisation of IPOB as a terrorist organisation, noted that dialogue,…

People don’t take me serious – Comic actor, Charles Inojie

Nollywood comic actor and producer, Charles Inojie, has said a lot of people do not take him serious and also find it hard to believe what he says. The actor, who is well known for his role in the television series, 'The Johnsons', said it is a regular occurrence. In…

10 things to know about 2face as he turns 42

Nigerian music star, Innocent Idibia a.k.a 2face, was born in Jos, Plateau State, 42 years ago. He is one of Africa’s most decorated and successful Afro- pop singers.  Also one of Nigeria's most bankable singers, 2Face has MTV Europe Music Award, one World Music Award, five Headies Awards (Hip-hop award), four…

Biafra: Primate Ayodele releases prophecies, says Nigeria will split by 2035

The General Overseer of the Inri Evangelical Spiritual Church, Lagos, Elijah Ayodele, has said Nigeria will breakup into five entities by 2035. He also claimed that Nnamdi Kanu will not actualise Biafra and the 2019 presidential elections will spring some surprises. The cleric announced the prophesies at the press presentation…

Shot Gulder Ultimate Search winner buried, six suspects arrested

An Uber cab driver and five suspects have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the murder of the former Gulder Ultimate Search winner, Hector Jobarteh. Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Lagos Command, led by Sanusi Mohammed, a Chief Superintendent of Police, who had been on their trail since…