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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New web series, Our Best Friend’s Wedding, premiered in Lagos

A new web series titled, “Our Best Friend’s Wedding” has premiered in Lagos. The series is an initiative of an online lifestyle channel, REDTV, in conjunction with The Naked Convos and supported by the United Bank for Africa Plc.
 The series is a romantic comedy drama which tells the story…

2Baba

Why I’m leading anti-government protest – 2face

Despite the controversy around his planned anti-government rally, Nigerian musician, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as 2face, has insisted on going ahead with the rally and provided reasons for it. Speaking at a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday, the singer said the protest would kick off on Monday from the…

Nigerian music legend, Innocent Idibia also known as 2Baba.

We will protect 2face-led anti-government protest – Nigeria Police

The Lagos State Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni, says the command is aware of a proposed demonstration which popular artiste, 2face Idibia, plans to lead on February 5. Mr. Owoseni said this on Monday while addressing journalists in Lagos. The police chief also paraded the publisher of Biafra Times and nine…

Nollywood Actor Ramsey Nouah

Real reason my wife and I don’t do red carpet — Ramsey Nouah

Getting celebrated Nollywood actor, Ramsey Noauh, to agree to an interview, was a tough call. In between shooting films and his involvement in charity, he has indeed been busy. After a series of convincing, the 46-year-old actor finally gave in. At the Eko Club in Surulere, Lagos, where this interview…

Cobhams Asuquo

Cobhams Asuquo set to release debut album

Acclaimed Nigerian Music producer, Cobhams Asuquo, has announced plans to release his first album as a performing artiste this year. The album entitled 'For You' will be released at an exclusive album launch concert, which will hold in Lagos on March 12. 'For You' is a 14 track album all…

Literary icon, Buchi Emecheta, dies at 72

One of Africa’s most celebrated writers, Buchi Emecheta, is dead. The literary icon that has been based in Britain since 1960, died in her sleep on Wednesday in London. She was aged 72. Regarded as Nigeria's best-known woman writer, she is respected for her imaginative and documentary writing about African…

Fresh controversy trails MMM as top guider, wife reportedly flee to Philippines

Social media is currently awash with reports that top MMM Guider in Nigeria, Chuddy Ugorji, and his wife, Amaka, have fled to the Philippines following the imminent collapse of the Ponzi scheme. Several Nigerian news sites and social media commentators credit the revelation to a NAN report. If Mr. Ugorji…

Comedian Seyilaw reveals challenges, money spent to have first child

Popular Nigerian comedian, Oluwaseyitan Aletile, aka Seyilaw, is a happy man and the reason is not far-fetched. He recently welcomed his first child, a daughter, with his wife, Ebere, after five years of marriage. Tiwaloluwa was born in October 2016. The couple tied the knot in 2011 and, sadly, in…

2Baba

Recession: 2Face‎ plans to lead nationwide protest

Foremost Nigerian singer, 2Baba, also known as 2Face, has called on Nigerians to join him in a nationwide protest against the Federal Government. According to the artiste, the protest, which will hold on February 5, is a call for good governance and an urgent explanation for the economic downturn nationwide.…

Comedian, Baba De Baba, under fire over rape skit

Nigerian comedian, Chidi Uzoma a.k.a Baba De Baba, has angered Nigerians online after suggesting that forcefully having sex with a girl who visits a man is not rape. Trouble started when the comedian made a skit about "forcefully sleeping" with a woman who refused his several advances after he had…

INTERVIEW: Google Nigeria to train 1 million people on digital skills — Country chief

Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor is the Google Country Manager in Nigeria. In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES, she speaks on Nigeria’s technology space and the opportunities that abound therein for Nigerian entrepreneurs PT: What informed your choice of career early in life and have you always longed to work in the information technology…

D’Banj releases 5 new videos on CREAM platform

The Kokomaster, D'banj, has released five new videos for the winners of his CREAM initiative on the CREAM platform. The newly released videos are that of Rayce, TK Swag, MKJ, Leke Benson and Legend Courage who are winners in their respective categories. C.R.E.A.M is an acronym for Creative, Reality, Entertainment,…

Freedom Foundation screens new documentary ‘My Lagos Diaries’

A new real-life documentary series titled, ‘My Lagos Dairies’ has been screened in Lagos. It was put together by Freedom Foundation, a faith based not-for-profit organisation of the House of Freedom. The 13-part documentary series, which tells the heart- wrenching stories of indigent Nigerians trying to survive in Lagos, was…

Kelly Hansome drops new EP

Now Muzik and Maga Music Group artiste, Orji Obinna Michael, aka Kelly Hansome has dropped a new EP titled 4Play. The songs were released on Wednesday to coincide with the artiste’s birthday. The EP contains 12 tracks, five of which are bonus cuts of previously released singles. On this release,…

Ali Nuhu, Hafiz Ayetoro, others shine in new Nollywood film, Ojukokoro

A new comedy - crime-heist thriller, Ojukokoro, is set to raise the bar in filmmaking in Nigeria. The gripping movie, written and directed by Dare Olaitan, features an award-winning cast that includes Wale Ojo, Ali Nuhu, Tope Tedela, Somkele Idalama, Linda Ejiofor, Zainab Balogun, Hafiz Oyetoro (Saka) and Seun Ajayi.…

Veteran Nigerian musician, William Onyeabor, dies at age 70

Veteran Nigerian musician and pioneer of electronic music, William Onyeabor, has died at age 70. He died in his home in Enugu, Nigeria, after a brief illness. A statement released by his record label boss, David Byrne of Luaka Bop on his Facebook page confirmed his death. "It is with…

I intend to quit music in 2020 – Mr Eazi

Hip-hop act, Mr Eazi, says he intends to quit music in 2020. The artiste made this known while fielding questions on HipTV show, Street Hop. The soft-spoken artiste says he considers his singing career as short term and hopes to be like American Hip Hop Icon, Jay Z, in the…

Johnson Suleman, Founder Omega Fire Ministries

Popular Nigerian church sacks pastor for participating in MMM with church’s account

The leadership of Omega Fire Ministries, OFM, Worldwide, led by Johnson Suleman, has sacked one of its pastors, Joseph Aiyedun. The cleric was relieved of his duties after it was revealed that he used the ministry’s name and bank account to register for money doubling scheme, Mavrodi Mundial Movement, MMM.…

Popular Yoruba actress, Foluke Daramola’s husband warns ‘amebos’

If you are one of those preying into the marriage of actress Foluke Daramola-Salako, please steer off. This is the message her husband, Olukayode Salami, is passing across to intruders who police him because he is married to the curvaceous actress. Olukayode wrote this on his Instagram page: “IT IS…

Wizkid, Drake’s new collaboration leaks online

A new collaboration between Wizkid and American star, Drake, titled "Hush Up The Silence" has found its way online. Although Hush Up The Silence is described as Wizkid featuring Drake, the details of its release are unclear, as it surfaced online unofficially on Sunday morning. The song is currently playing…

Muyiwa Ademola’s car gift, Chiwetalu Agu’s outburst, other top 5 trending Nollywood stories

Several Nollywood actors are in the news today for so many reasons. With so many goofs and cheers, our Nigerian movie stars never cease to entertain fans both on-screen and off-screen. From scandals, to controversies, and landmark achievements, here, we round up the top 5 stories making the rounds in…

Big Brother Naija: Former housemate, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, named host

Ex-Big Brother Nigeria housemate, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, has been announced host for Big Brother Naija reality TV show. The former housemate in Big Brother Nigeria show back in 2006 will make a re-appearance at the reality show’s revival but this time as the host. The lawyer turned media personality will usher…

Tiwa Savage to perform at official Grammy Week event

Nigerian music star, Tiwa Savage, has been announced as one of the artistes that will perform at the 8th annual Essence “Black Women in Music”—an official GRAMMY Week event – this February. The event, held the week of the Grammys, will take place on February 9 in Los Angeles. The…

INTERVIEW: Nollywood actress, Ibinabo Fiberesima, opens up on prison experience, marriage

Top Nollywood actress, Ibinabo Fiberesima, has been in the eye of the storm following her court case over the death of Suraj Giwa, who died in a car accident. Despite the controversies and outcry that have trailed the sad incident, the actress has managed to remain strong. Fiberesima turned a…

Mercy Johnson, Tonto Dikeh settle 3-year feud

Nollywood actresses, Tonto Dikeh and Mercy Johnson, settled their three-year feud on Friday. Tonto extended an olive branch in an Instagram post in the early hours of Friday. She wrote, “Good morning world, since I have your undivided attention I better make good use of it and not miss the…