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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Organisers dissociate self from Miss Anambra over sex tape

The Alleged Lurid Content In Circulation The management of Anambra Broadcasting Service, organisers of the Miss Anambra Beauty Pageant, have dissociated themselves from the alleged lurid content in circulation. They made this made known in a statement issued on the ABS website on Thursday. According to the release, the leaked…

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: How we shot ‘76’ movie with $3 million –Tonye Princewill

Set during the era of military assassinations and political unrest in Nigeria, "76" is a gripping romantic thriller which tells the story of the charismatic, "Captain Joseph Dewa", played by Ramsey Nouah, who is indicted by the military for his alleged role in the failed Nigerian coup of 1976. PREMIUM…

Emmanuella, Mark Angel, Chaka Chaka set for UK concert

Nigeria’s most popular kid comedienne, Emmanuella, and Mark Angel are set to perform alongside African Legends, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Eddie Kadi and Anne Kansiime at the 2016 edition of Afrikafest UK. One of the biggest music festivals taking place this year, the show will hold on November 19 at the…

Kaffy apologizes to Davido, insists dancers not well treated

Popular Nigerian dancer, Kaffy, has apologized to musician, Davido, for her early morning outburst on Instagram. Kaffy had earlier accused Davido and some Nigerian musicians of treating indigenous dancers badly. She alleged that several dancers had trained and rehearsed with Davido for the Three Kings concert, only for him to…

Kaffy attacks Davido, other celebrities who allegedly disrespect Nigerian dancers

An early morning Instagram rant by ace Nigerian dance choreographer, Kaffy, has revealed the shoddy manner dancers are treated by Nigerian musicians. The outburst is a fallout of an unpleasant incident that occurred at the recently held Three Thrones concert. According to the dancer who is married to Psquare’s official…

Nigerian actor’s leg amputated

Veteran Nollywood actor, Tunde Alabi, who has been laying critically ill, over complications from diabetes, has finally had one of his legs amputated. The amputation was carried out on Monday at the Lagos General Hospital. According to fellow actor, Paul Julius, who has been at the forefront of Mr. Alabi’s…

Tunde, Wummi Obe publicly advise Tiwa Savage on marriage

The 3 Thrones musical concert, which held recently at EKO Hotel Lagos, was filled with so many memorable moments. But, one stood out. At the star-studded event, Mavin Records First Lady, Tiwa Savage, stopped her performance midway to comment on the increasing number of failed marriages among young people. The…

Chimamanda Adichie in first print ad for No7

Not many leading international beauty brands would risk making one the world’s most famous feminist the face of its beauty range. But, this was exactly what the popular UK and Ireland pharmacy chain, Boots, did when it announced the award-winning author, Chimamanda Adichie, as the face of its No7 beauty…

Ailing Nollywood actor, Leo Mezie, finally in London for treatment

Exactly four months ago, word got out that the good-looking Nollywood actor, Leo Mezie, was down with kidney related disease. The news of his ailment was broken barely a month after popular music producer, OJB Jezreel, passed on. The latter died three years after he underwent a kidney transplant. Mezie…

Nollywood flick, 76, gets more laurel

A yet-to-be released Nollywood film titled "76" has made history as the only Nigerian film to premiere at the recently held BFI London and Toronto film festival in the same year. Produced by Nigerian politician-cum-businessman, Tonye Princewill, the film represented Nigeria in style and earned rave reviews from a host…

INTERVIEW: Joke Jacobs speaks on career, finance, Olu Jacobs

In this exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES, veteran Nigerian actress, Joke Jacobs, opens up on her career, current projects and challenges confronting Nigerian theatre. PT: You have stayed on top of your game for over four decades. Do you see yourself retiring soon? JOKE: I am very lucky to belong…

MAMA 2016: Wizkid, Yemi Alade, Tekno, others emerge winners

The sixth edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards which took place in Johannesburg, South Africa on Saturday was an eventful one as it saw Nigerian artistes winning big. Wizkid was the biggest winner as he went home with the highly coveted Artiste of the Year and Best Male act…

Yemi Alade, Nomzamo Mbatha, Bonang Matheba to host MTVMAMAs

Nigerian singer, Yemi Alade, and South African actress and model, Nomzamo Mbatha, will join Bonang Matheba as hosts of #MTVMAMAs which will take place on Saturday in South Africa. MTV Base Africa made this announcement on Friday at a press conference held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Matheba had earlier been…

Patience Ozokwor stars alongside son in new movie

Patience Ozokwor starred alongside her son, Uchendu, in a new movie titled Why Marry?. The movie is a collaborative effort between movie makers in Nigeria, Cameroon and Ghana, and Ozokwor plays the lead role in it. Produced by Visionary and directed by Nelson Spyk, the movie, which recently premiered at…

Jonathan Butler, Mi Casa, A’rese set to storm Lagos

Award-winning South African singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Jonathan Butler; soulful house trio, Mi CASA; and The Voice Nigeria reality TV winner, A’rese; are all set to thrill music lovers at the second instalment of 'A Night At The Kazbah.' An initiative of Nigeria music station, Smooth 98.1FM, the event is…

Jimmy Cliff, Youssou N’Dour, Awilo Longomba storm Nigeria for Sunny Ade’s concert

Leading talent agency and event firm, Temple Management Company, has officially unveiled a grand legacy concert in honour of Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye popularly known as King Sunny Ade. The concert is tagged Sunny On Sunday. The event was unveiled to the media at a press briefing, which held in Lagos on Tuesday…

Desmond Elliot raises alarm over ailing veteran actor, James Uche

Nollywood actor turned lawmaker, Desmond Elliot, has called on his colleagues to assist ailing Prince James Uche, who has been down with kidney failure for the past one year. Elliot made the announcement on his instagram account on Wednesday. He posted a photo of James, a Nollywood actor, in the…

Tiwa Savage

EXCLUSIVE: Tiwa Savage speaks on marriage controversy, D’banj, Don Jazzy

PREMIUM TIMES had an exclusive chat with Mavin Record’s First Lady, Tiwa Savage, at an event in Lagos on Tuesday. In the interview, the pretty mother of one spoke about her career and controversies. P.T: How have you handled all the controversies that trailed your marriage in April? TIWA: It’s…

Filmmaker Femi Adisa, wife welcome another set of twins

Popular Nigerian film-maker, Femi Adisa, and his wife, Tomi, have welcomed another set of twins. The couple had their first set of identical twins in October 2014. The producer and director announced the arrival of his babies with a photograph of the newborns and a caption, which read, “My God has done…

How I work with Europeans, Asians to create African fashion — Top Nigerian designer, Deola Ojo

Deola Ojo is an acknowledged advocate of haute couture and one of Nigeria’s most prominent fashion designers. The first child of the chairman of Toyota Nigeria, Michael Ade-Ojo, she owns the eponymous label, House of Deola. In this exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES, the talented designer, who has been plying…

Charly Boy

Charly Boy ‘speaks’ with late father about state of Nigerian judiciary

Popular Nigerian entertainer, Charly Boy aka Area Fada, has lent his voice to the recent clampdown on the Nigerian judiciary. The controversial singer who is known for his alternative lifestyle and political views, aired his views in a series of instagram posts today. In a lengthy post, he claimed he…

Falz

Rapper, Falz The Bahd Guy, joins Tinsel cast

Popular comic rapper, Folarin Falana, who is popularly known as Falz da bad guy, is the latest cast member of Nigeria’s longest- running hit series, Tinsel. A son of respected lawyer, Femi Falana, he joins the cast as Kayode Beko-Williams, a young socialite with a heart of gold. A statement…

Rahama Sadau gets Hollywood invite after Kannywood ban

Top Kannywood actress, Rahama Sadau, who was recently  expelled from the industry for featuring in a romantic musical video, has been invited  by international superstar, Akon, and US-based Nigerian film-maker, Jeta Amata, to visit the set of their new film in Hollywood - Los Angeles. The news was broken by…

Banky W

Banky W speaks: Some people not destined to get married

It is no secret that top Nigerian RnB artiste, Banky W, is one of the most eligible bachelors in the Nigerian entertainment industry. Good-looking and talented, the 35-year-old artiste whose real name is Olubankole Wellinton recently became the butt of jokes as a result of his single status. Obviously unperturbed…

Veteran Nigerian rapper, IllBliss, set to drop 4th studio album

Hip-hop pioneer and entrepreneur, IllBliss, is set to drop his 4th studio album titled 'Illygaty: 7057' on October 20. According to the rapper whose real name is Tobechukwu Ejiofor, as part of the build up to its release, he will be showcasing songs from the album to an exclusive audience…