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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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda, Jega, Aig-Imoukhuede, Mabogunje elected into American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The award winning Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has been elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, along with 228 new members, the Academy announced on Wednesday. Three other Nigerians were also elected into the revered Academy. They include: Nigerian geographer, Akin Mabogunje, from the University of Ibadan.…

INTERVIEW: BBNaija winner Efe Ejeba speaks: What I regret doing in Big Brother house

Big Brother Naija winner, Efe Ejeba, arrived Nigeria on Monday night and attended his first ever press conference at the Wheatbaker Hotel in Ikoyi on Tuesday morning. The 23-year-old rapper was announced as a new Payporte Brand Ambassador alongside Bisola, the first runner up of the TV Reality Show. PREMIUM…

Efe wins Big Brother Naija

Efe has emerged the winner of Big Brother Nigeria House, #BBNaija, which ended at 9.30 p.m. on Sunday. Efe beat the multi-talented Bisola to win the N25 million star prize, a brand new Kia Sorento SUV amongst other mouth-watering prizes. Efe, an upcoming rap artiste, appeared to be the `favourite’…

Sex scandal: Stephanie shares account statement showing alleged transfers from Apostle Suleman

The sex scandal between Apostle Johnson Suleman and Stephanie Otobo might not end anytime soon. This is because the latter has granted a new interview with Canada-based Worship Media where she released her statement of account detailing alleged transfers from Mr. Suleman. In the video, Ms. Otobo, who says she…

Kunle Afolayan’s latest flick, Omugwo, opens in Nigerian Cinemas

Kunle Afolayan’s latest movie, Omugwo, one of the three Africa Magic-commissioned films, is currently screening in cinemas across Nigeria. This is coming on the heels of a private media screening of the new comedy flick at the Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Friday. Speaking shortly before the screening of…

INTERVIEW: How I emerged first ever Miss Nigeria in 1957 — Atinuke Oyelode

Atinuke Oyelode won the first Miss Nigeria pageant in 1957. She was crowned queen at the Lagos Island Club in a contest that involved 200 young ladies from different parts of Nigeria. Following her win, she was given £200, a wardrobe filled with four beautiful cotton dresses and a trip…

Monalisa Chinda

Monalisa Chinda-Coker returns with Season 3 Of ‘You&I with Monalisa’

Nollywood star, Monalisa Chinda-Coker, is set to make a grand return with Season Three of her TV talk show, You&I with Monalisa. Themed “Made In Nigeria”, the third season of the show will premiere live on Africa Independent Television on Friday at 9:30 p.m. In a chat with PREMIUM TIMES, the mother…

Nollywood actress, Modupe Oyekunle, dies after childbirth

Fast rising Nollywood actress, Modupe Oyekunle, died Tuesday after giving birth to her third child, a baby girl. Her baby survived. Popularly called Oyinbo because of her complexion, Modupe gave birth to her baby, before giving up the ghost. She played a prominent role of Sandra in Segun Ogungbe’s blockbuster…

I almost committed suicide – Julius Agwu

Ace Nigerian comedian, Julius Agwu, has shared details about his near-death experience after it was discovered that he had three tumours in his brain. The entertainer who was off the radar for the greater part of 2015 and 2016 revealed touching details of his travails in a new video. The…

Seun Egbegbe

Police arraign controversial filmmaker, Seun Egbegbe, for ‘theft’

Controversial filmmaker, Olajide Kazeem, better known as Seun Egbede, and his alleged accomplice, Oyekan Ayomide, have been arraigned a third time for alleged serial frauds involving N39, 098,100, $90,000 and £12,550. They were arraigned on Monday following the amendment of the charges by the police. The duo had earlier been…

Celebrating Ebenezer Obey at 75

He is not a man to be ignored at any gathering. He commands respect wherever he goes. Juju music legend, Evangelist Ebenezer Obey’s soft, velvety voice and philosophical songs have endeared him to many Nigerians. For over 50 years, the chief commander as he is widely known, toured the world…

Bally evicted from Big Brother Naija

Bally, one of the housemates in the ongoing reality show, Big Brother Nigeria, has been evicted. He was evicted on Sunday because he got the lowest votes cast by the public. Tboss had the highest votes followed closely by Debie Rise. Three other housemates shortlisted for eviction — Debie-Rise, Mavis…

Court vacates injunction on disputed Nollywood film, Okafor’s Law

Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos has lifted the injunction that prevented the premiere and release of Omoni Oboli’s new movie titled Okafor’s Law. In his ruling on Thursday afternoon, the presiding judge said the movie should not have been prevented from showing in the first…

56 editions after, Nigeria debuts at Venice Biennale

Three talented Nigerian artists, Victor Ehikhamenor, Peju Alatise and Qudus Onikeku, have been selected to showcase their unique works centered on the theme "How About NOW?" at the 57th Venice Biennale. Nigeria will also be making her debut at the world's most prestigious contemporary visual art exhibition, which holds on…

Label boss, Foston Utomi’s wife announces separation over ‘abuse’

Patoranking’s label boss’ wife has ended her marriage just after a year. A few weeks ago, Patoranking's record label boss, Foston Utomi, was in the news for the wrong reasons after his wife, Ajoke, accused him of domestic violence. Ajoke shared some photos of her bruises and scars on her…

Sex Scandal: Stephanie Otobo’s mom, sister beg Apostle Suleman on live TV

The mother of Stephanie Otobo, the Nigerian woman who accused a cleric, Johnson Suleiman, of infidelity and abuse, visited the Omega Fire Ministry headquarters in Auchi, Edo State, on Sunday to plead on her daughter’s behalf. Ms. Otobo’s sister accompanied their mum who is popularly called Mama Tope to the…

Another Nollywood figure dies

Prominent Nollywood scriptwriter, Chike Bryan, is dead. His close friend and colleague, Mac Collins Chidebe, broke the news on Saturday on Facebook. According to Mac Collins, Bryan was riding in his friend’s car when he received a phone call from home about some happenings. Then he lost his cool. Afterwards,…

Court injunction halts Omoni Oboli’s movie screening

A court injunction over copyright infringement allegations halted the screening of Nollywood actress and producer, Omoni Oboli’s film, Okafor’s Law at the IMAX Cinema in Lekki, Lagos on Friday evening. After months of preparation and publicity, the actress was served a court injunction at 5P.M. just an hour before the…

Sex Scandal: Police re-arraign Apostle Suleman’s accuser, Stephanie Otobo

Stephanie Otobo, the Nigerian woman who accused the popular preacher, Johnson Suleman, of infidelity and abuse, has been re-arraigned by police. Ms. Otobo was charged with blackmail and threat to life, conspiracy, and intent to steal from Mr. Suleman. Ms. Otobo, a Canada-based singer, was arraigned alongside her associate, Wisdom…

Tonto Dikeh’s husband breaks silence, says actress destroyed N66 million property

Olakunle Churchiil, the husband of controversial Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, has addressed the domestic violence allegations levelled against him by his estranged wife in a new video on Sunday. In the no-holds-bared video, the Abuja based entrepreneur said Tonto sometimes goes through an uncontrollable “crisis” as a result of her…

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Davido denies fathering secret child

DMW boss, Davido, has reacted to the news making the rounds that he secretly fathered a daughter four years ago. Ayotomide Labinjo, a 26-year-old lady based in Ibadan, alleged that Davido impregnated her after they slept together twice when the singer was in Ibadan. The singer, a father of one,…

INTERVIEW: Why I’m studying Journalism while singing — Korede Bello

Korede Bello, the boyishly handsome, guitar-wielding singer and songwriterannounced his arrival on the Nigerian music scene in 2014 with two songs- Cold Outside and African Princess. The "Godwin" crooner began to command attention after his infamous "Korede Bello wink" in the music video for Dorobucci, a chart-topping song by Mavin Record…

Top nine Nigeria’s forgotten ‘one-hit wonders’: Denge pose, Kerewa and more

A recent fascination of many artistes in the Nigerian music scene is the grandiose display of wealth on Instagram. In a few years from now, only a few popular Nigerian songs might remain relevant. While the likes of 2face and P Square manage to churn out hit after hit, others…

How I survived after my car went up in flames – Former Nigeria beauty queen

Ex-beauty queen and owner of Rikaoto By Me fashion line, Mariam Elisha, said she is yet to recover from trauma after her car went up in flames on Eko Bridge, Lagos on Sunday afternoon. he Kebbi-State born fashion entrepreneur narrowly escaped death after her Mercedes Benz G-Wagon caught fire while…

Helen Paul named New Face of Telecom Consumer

Versatile female entertainer, Helen Paul, has been announced as the new ‘Face of the Telecom Consumer’ by the Nigerian Communications Commission. The comedienne signed a contract to this effect on Wednesday at the commission’s head office in Abuja. Her appointment comes a week after Kannywood actor, Ali Nuhu, was also…