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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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…

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…

Apostle Suleman Sex Scandal: Nollywood actress Daniella Okeke breaks silence

Controversial Nollywood actress, Daniella Okeke, whose name has been mentioned several times in the ongoing Apostle Suleman's sex scandal with Stephanie Otobo has finally reacted. It has been alleged that Mr. Suleman acquired a N160 million duplex located in Mende Maryland, Lagos and a $76,000 brand-new Mercedes-Benz 450 GL for…

Drinking Fanta, Sprite with Vitamin C is toxic, Nigerian Court rules; slams NAFDAC

A Nigerian Court has ordered the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control to direct the Nigeria Bottling Company Plc., manufacturers of Fanta and Sprite soft drinks, to include a warning on the bottles of the product, that its content cannot be taken with Vitamin C. Justice Adedayo Oyebanji…

Actress, Mercy Johnson, appointed SSA to Kogi Governor

Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson-Okogie, has been appointed by Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, as his senior special assistant on entertainment, arts and culture. Johnson was appointed alongside 53 other Senior Special Assistants on Tuesday. The position is the 32-year-old actress’s first political appointment in her home state. A statement…

Johnson Suleman, Founder Omega Fire Ministries

Sex scandal: Nollywood actors defend Apostle Suleman

Nollywood actors, Leo Mezie, and Georgina Onuoha, have thrown their weight behind the embattled General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries, Johnson Suleman. Mr. Suleman is currently enmeshed in an alleged sex scandal with budding singer, Stephanie Otobo, and Nollywood actress, Daniella Okeke. Mr. Mezie, who claimed he miraculously recovered from…

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Davido expecting baby number two with American-based lover

Rave of the moment, David Oyeleke, aka Davido, is about to become a second-time dad. The 24-year-old singer confirmed the news in an Instagram interview with Beat FM on-air-personality, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, on Friday night in Lagos. The father-of-one confirmed that he was indeed expecting another child when Gbemi asked him…

Daddy Showkey ‘starts new Ajegunle home’

Veteran Nigerian Dancehall star, John Asiemo, popularly known as Daddy Showkey, says he has commenced the building of his first home in Ajegunle, a Lagos suburb. “Today I Start My House. In AJ and the Great Pastor Sunny came to bless the house,” the artiste wrote on Instagram, accompanying a…

Ali Nuhu named face of Nigerian telecom consumer campaign

Kannywood actor, Ali Nuhu, has been named the face of the Nigerian Telecom Consumer Campaign, which kicks off on March 15 in Abuja. The Kannywood star broke the news on his official Instagram account when he posted a statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission, Tony…

Tonto Dikeh

Tonto Dikeh accuses actress of sleeping with husband, Churchill

Controversial Nollywood star, Tonto Dikeh, has released evidence of domestic abuse in a new video. In the video, which is reminiscent of Tiwa Savage’s infamous interview, Tonto also accused actress, Rosaline Meurer, of sleeping with her estranged husband, Olakunle Churchill. Meurer could not be immediately reached. Tonto said she endured…

#BBNAIJA: Disgraced housemate, Kemen, apologizes

Disgraced ex-Big Brother contestant, Kemen, has apologized to BBA housemate, Tboss on Instagram. Kemen, was disqualified from the TV Reality Show for sexual misconduct after he fondled Tboss without her consent. He performed the act after the other housemates had gone to sleep on Saturday night. Kemen has since come…

Nollywood actor, Prince James Uche, is dead

After a protracted battle with diabetes and kidney ailment, veteran Nollywood actor, James Uche, is dead. The actor died on Wednesday, two days to his scheduled trip to India for surgery. The actor’s fund raising team confirmed that his death on Wednesday evening was due to complications from diabetes and…

Pete Edochie at 70: Celebrating Nigeria’s movie icon

In honour of the 70th birthday anniversary of the Nigerian film icon, Pete Edochie, we take a look at his landmark achievements, recognitions and why he is regarded as one of Africa’s greatest actors. An actor’s actor, Pete Edochie shot into prominence in 1987 when he played the lead role…

New TV drama series ‘Life 101’ premieres in Lagos

Life 101, a new TV drama series, has premiered at FilmHouse IMAX Cinemas, Lekki, Lagos. The screening witnessed a gathering of notable entertainers and Nollywood stakeholders. It tells the story of four childhood friends who leave their high school years behind as they head for the university. The drama series…

Apostle Suleman’s wife addresses Stephanie Otobo in new video

Lizy Suleman, wife of the senior pastor of Omega Fire Ministry, Johnson Suleman, has addressed the alleged sex scandal involving her husband and a lady named Stephanie Otobo. Reacting to the ongoing drama, Mrs. Suleman described the purported photos of her husband, published online, as fake. In a video, Mrs.…

Iyanya Releases ‘Hold On’ from New EP

Mavin Record artist, Iyanya, has dropped his hot new single entitled "Hold On" off his forthcoming EP. His new song is a fitful answer to the yearnings of his numerous fans who have been asking for more since November last year when he released the hit track, "Up 2 Sumting"…

Man who sat on Tor Tiv’s throne gets quick sentence; jailed four years

A 30-year-old man, Stephen Nyitse, who sat on the Tor Tiv’s throne shortly before the new king was installed on Saturday in Gboko, Benue State, has been jailed for four years. Mr. Nyitse was handed the sentence on Monday after being convicted by a Chief Magistrate Court presided over in…

Akwa Ibom Speaker declares support for disgraced #BBNaija housemate, Kemen

Onofiok Luke, Speaker Akwa Ibom State Assembly, on Monday declared his support for Kemen (Ekemini Ekerette ) the disgraced #BBNaija housemate. Kemen, an indigene of the state, was disqualified from the Big Brother Naija (#BBNaija) house for sexual misconduct after he fondled Tboss, one of the housemates without her consent.…

Five unforgettable moments at 2017 AMVCA

The 2017 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards was a great improvement from previous editions. The award ceremony saw Izu Ojukwu‘s ’76 cart away the most awards (five), including Best Overall Movie, Best Director and Best Actress. Nollywood also had a great outing this time around, asstrong contenders from Kenya and…

Kemen disqualified from #BBNaija

Kemen, one of the Big Brother Naija #BBNaija housemates has been disqualified from ongoing TV reality series. He was caught on camera on Saturday night touching fellow housemate Tboss while she was asleep. Host of the show, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, made the announcement during the live eviction show on Sunday. Kemen,…

Cobhams Asuquo

INTERVIEW: Why I don’t do ‘commercial’ music — Cobhams Asuquo

Nigerian-born songwriter/music producer/singer, Cobhams Asuquo trained as a lawyer, but veered into music full-time to fulfill a lifelong desire. Previously signed to Sony/ATV UK publishing as a songwriter, he floated his first music production and label company Cobhams Asuquo Music Production in 2008. Eight years later, he started Vintage Gray…

Toke replies estranged hubby over N100 million lawsuit

Popular on-air personality, Toke Makinwa, in her recent Vlog series titled “Daddy issues” spoke about the lawsuit filed against her by estranged husband, Maje Ayida. The radio girl, who is currently on a book tour in London, said, “As you guys might have heard, there’s a lot going on in…

Gov. El Rufai [Photo credit: Information Nigeria]

Audu Maikori will be prosecuted, El-Rufai‎ vows

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State says the Chocolate City boss, Audu Maikori, and others will be prosecuted for their roles in the Southern Kaduna crisis. The governor disclosed this while fielding questions at the “Technology as a Policy Imperative” session at the Social Media Week, Lagos 2017, on Friday.…

THROWBACK: Things you didn’t know about Nollywood’s epic movie, Living in Bondage

Director: Chris Obi-Rapu Producer: Okechukwu Ogunjiofor Screenplay: Kenneth Nnebue and Okechukwu Ogunijofor Language: Igbo with English subtitles Year of release: 1992 Lead cast: Kenneth Okonkwo, Nnenna Nwabueze, Kanayo Kanayo, Ngozi Nwosu, Bob Manuel-Udokwu and Rita Nzelu. It was the film to beat. Released in 1992, Living in Bondage afforded Nigerians…

Court dissolves actor Emeka Ike’s marriage

A Lagos Island Customary Court on Thursday dissolved the marriage between Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike, and his wife, Emma, over incessant battery. Emma, a teacher, had on July 13, 2015, approached the court to dissolve the 14-year-old marriage between her and the Nollywood star. The court president, Awos Awosola, said…