Jayne Augoye

ayne Augoye, an assistant editor, covers the entertainment and lifestyle beat for Premium Times. She has a master's degree in Media and Communication from the Pan Atlantic University. She can be reached through @jaynejones (Twitter)

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Nollywood’s latest thriller 'Sylvia' screens in Lagos

Nollywood’s latest thriller ‘Sylvia’ screens in Lagos

A new gripping Nollywood thriller "Sylvia" was screened at the Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Thursday. TRINO Studios, creators of the award winning short films, “Las Gidi Cops” and “The encounter”, produced the film. Sylvia is a compelling a tale of love, lust, betrayal and deadly obsession which ends shockingly…

BB Naija Ifu Ennada, Slim Case, others for Legend Real Deal Experience

Entertainment events to attend in Lagos, Abuja this weekend

BB Naija Ifu Ennada, Slim Case, others for Legend Real Deal Experience BB Naija’s Ifu Ennada will host the Legend’s Real Deal Experience alongside Comedian, De Don on Saturday. The show is slated to hold at Abesan mini stadium, Abesan Estate, Ipaja, Lagos. This edition will be headlined by fast-rising street…

Femi Anikulapo Kuti and Seal at Afrika Shrine

PHOTOS: British singer Seal visits Femi Kuti at Afrika Shrine

British singer, Seal, is currently in Nigeria and has visited Afrobeat legend, Femi Kuti, and his family at the New Afrika Shrine in Lagos. Femi Kuti, his son, Made, and his sister, Yeni, shared photos of the visit on Instagram. Femi also revealed that Seal was visiting and is working…

Ras Kimono

Tears as Majek Fashek, Oritz Wiliki, others pay tribute to Ras Kimono

The final burial rites of the late Reggae legend, Ras Kimono, commenced on Wednesday with a tribute night held at the COSON house, Ikeja Lagos. A sleek red carpet was on display at the tribute night, which turned out to be a concert of some sorts. PREMIUM TIMES spotted the…

Nollywood actress, Ufuoma McDermott.

Why actors need to experience stage before film – Ufuoma McDermott

Ufuoma McDermott’s journey into Nol­lywood began when she held movie buffs spellbound with her delivery in Zeb Ejiro’s 2004 movie, The President Must Not Die. Today, she is an A-List Nollywood actress. The former beauty queen is returning to the cinema this September with a new comedy flick, titled 'What…

Tiwa Savage

Tiwa Savage denies ‘romance’ with Wizkid, other entertainment stories last week

Nigerian porn star reveals acting fees A popular Nigerian porn star, Savage Trap Queen, said she makes N100,000 from every x-rated movie she features in. She disclosed this in an interview with ‘BBC Pidgin English’. She also she said she is no longer shy as she has her mum's support.…

AFRIMA 2018: Davido, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, others bag nominations

Top Nigerian acts, Davido, Wizkid and Tiwa Savage amongst others, have been nominated for the All African Music Awards. This was made known at the official nominations announcement media briefing held at the Eko Hotels Victoria Island, Lagos, on Friday. Other popular Nigerian artistes who were also nominated include Simi, DJ…

Alex Iwobi

Nigeria footballer Alex Iwobi makes Nollywood debut

Nigerian footballer, Alex Iwobi, has made his Nollywood debut in a new movie titled “INPADISU.” An official trailer for the film released on Friday shows the 22-year-old footballer being hunted by mysterious characters after "a simple choice changed everything." A statement by his managers made available to PREMIUM TIMES on…

Dapo drops new single “Sisi Shade”

Fast-rising Afro-pop singer, Dapo Arogundade, popularly called Dapo, has dropped a new single titled “Sisi Shade.” The singer said the song released on Friday is a true-life experience about how he fell in love with ‘Sisi Shade’ amidst criticism. According to him, the song addresses the challenges that young lovers…

Peterson Ojieson

Nigerian who crossed Mediterranean narrates own tale in new book ‘Irregular Migrant’

In debut novel, Nigerian writer tackles illegal migration, get-rich quick syndrome Peterson Ojieson’s debut novel, Iregular Migrant: A story of Perils, Triumphs and Karma, has a very compelling storyline. Not only does it relieve the author’s perilous sojourn to Europe through the Sahara desert and the Mediterranean Seas, it also sheds light…

Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi

Top entertainment stories from last week

Ooni debunks remarriage rumours The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, is not planning to remarry anytime soon, his palace has said in a statement. The monarch was previously married to Wuraola Ogunwusi (now Zaynab-Otiti Obanor) but the royal union lasted only 17 months. The monarch is alleged to have quietly…

Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) nominees cocktail party holds in Lagos

Photos: AMVCA nominees cocktail party holds in Lagos

With the 6th edition of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards a few weeks away, Africa Magic in association with MultiChoice hosted the nominees to an exclusive cocktail party. The event held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Lagos on Friday. It was hosted by popular media personality, IK Osakioduwa and…

INTERVIEW: I would be lying if I say I don’t miss Psquare – Peter Okoye

Fans of the disbanded Nigerian pop group, Psquare, are yet to get over the fact that their favourite music artistes now pursue solo careers. The music duo finally split in September 2017 after years of dominating the Nigerian music scene. Almost a year, fans are still urging the twin brothers…

chinedu ikedieze

INTERVIEW: How my height made me a superstar — Chinedu Ikedieze, aka Aki

Long before he became a Nollywood star, Chinedu Ikedieze lived with his grandmother in Abia State, his head filled with big dreams of being a lawyer and later an actor. He got his wish, becoming one of Nollywood’s most successful actors after he landed a role in the 2002 comedy…

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Five Nollywood movies to see this weekend

Do you want to know which Nollywood movie to see at the cinema this weekend? From comedy to epic and thrillers, quite a number of Nollywood films are actually worth the hype. Check out our recommendations below: 1.Seven and a half dates The movie follows the life of a young…

Hennessy VS Class-2018-Auditions in Lagos

Events to attend this weekend

Hennessy VS Class Auditions The Hennessy VS Class audition makes its final stop in Lagos on Saturday. This opportunity is not limited to emerging rappers based in Lagos alone, but for anyone who believes they have what it takes to be the new face of Rap in Nigeria. The Lagos…

Simi Ogunleye, popularly known as Simi

Simi releases new single “I dun care”

X3M music vocalist, Simi Ogunleye, popularly known as Simi, is out with a new single titled “I dun care”, alongside a video. Simi, who recently became the first Nigerian artiste to hit the one million stream mark on music platform, Boomplay, with her sophomore album, dropped the track on Friday.…

FG, BOI disburse loans to petty traders in Lagos

The federal government and the Bank of Industry have begun disbursing interest-free loans to traders in various markets across Lagos. The loan facility, tagged ‘Market Moni’ and ‘Trader Moni’, is part of the federal government’s financial inclusion drive. The Executive Director, BoI, Toyin Adeniji, disclosed this at the commencement of…

Ofu Obekpa

Black Panther actor, Ofu Obekpa, screens latest film “Klippers” in Lagos

A U.S. based Nigerian filmmaker, Ofu Obekpa, has held a media screening for his latest film titled “Klippers” ahead of its August 10 cinema release. Speaking at the screening, which held at Ozone Cinema, Yaba, Lagos, on Tuesday, the filmmaker, who featured in the Hollywood movie Black Panther, said he…

A still from Burna Boy's Ye Video

Burna Boy pays homage to Fela in “Ye” video

Afro-fusion singer, Burna Boy, has paid homage to the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, in a new video titled “Ye”. The singer said the song narrates some socio-cultural issues Nigerians deal with in a laid back and easy-going manner. Adding to the political undertone of the song and video, it…

Pasuma

Entertainment events to attend in Lagos this weekend

Simi, Pasuma to grace same stage first time “33” Export will be celebrating its “City of friends” parties by bringing together two talented artistes from different genres of Nigerian music - Simi and Pasuma. The event will hold in Lagos on August 3 and 4 at the Eagles’ Club, Surulere,…

Ras Kimono

Ras Kimono’s burial dates announced

The late legendary Nigerian Reggae artist, Ras Kimono, who passed on at the age of 60, will be buried in his home town, Onitsha Olona, Delta State, on August 25. Ras Kimono died in a Lagos hospital on June 10, after a brief illness. The family of the late reggae…

‘The past few weeks have been trying and difficult’ – Dbanj

Singer, Dapo ‘D’banj’ Oyebanjo, has said the past few weeks have been incredibly trying and difficult since the death of his son in June. The singer disclosed this when he made his second social media appearance, since the tragedy, on Thursday on Instagram. Dbanj’s decision to post a photo of…

A cross section of the MTF Academy judges

3,100 people apply for 2018 Multichoice Talent Factory

The organisers of the Multichoice Talent Factory say they received over 3,100 entries for the inaugural edition. They disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Lagos. They also added that the regional interviews and the screening process to select twenty of the most noteworthy candidates have begun. The shortlisted…

Dance, drama takes center stage at Eko Theatre Festival

Dance, drama takes center stage at Eko Theatre Festival

Art lovers are in for a treat as the Eko Theatre Festival enters its fifth day with dance and drama taking center stage. The weeklong carnival, which kicked off on Sunday with a media parley at the Nike Art Gallery, Lekki, Lagos, has so far featured top-notch performances from local…