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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2Baba giving a speech after recieving his award

PHOTOS: 2Baba conferred with OAU honorary music fellow

Nigerian music legend, Innocent Idibia, has been honoured with the award of the Fellow of the school of music by the Department of Music, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State. The singer becomes the first-ever recipient of the award which was presented to him at the department’s first public…

GNLD

TRENDING: #GNLD: Nigerians share hilarious ‘job scam’ experiences

Popular network marketing company, GNLD, on Wednesday trended on Twitter for funny reasons. This was after several Nigerians shared hilarious and frustrating job scam experiences with the Network marketing firm moonlighting as recruitment agencies. It appeared that the average Nigerian youth has an experience or two to share about a…

Controversial Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh

Tonto Dikeh’s ex-husband speaks on his failed marriage

Churchill Adekunle, the ex-husband of controversial Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, has once again spoken about their crashed marriage and how they met at a Lagos nightclub. Mr Adekunle, who has had a running battle with Tonto in the last two years, disclosed this in an interview with a blogger, Azuka…

Kunle Afolayan

Kunle Afolayan screens ‘Mokalik’ in Lagos

Award-winning Nigerian filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan, has held a media screening of his latest movie, ‘Mokalik’ (Mechanic) in Lagos. It held on Tuesday at the Filmhouse theatre, Twin-Waters, Victoria Island. Nigerian pop singer, Simi, secured her first acting role in the film alongside Big Brother Naija star, Tobi Bakre. ‘Mokalik’ also…

A rescue team search for more victims from the scene of a building, which collapsed at Itafaji on the Lagos Island on Wednesday (13/3/19). 02150/13/3/2019Kayode Oladapo/JAU/BJO/NAN

Confusion over another building ‘collapse’ in Lagos

There is confusion over whether another building has collapsed in the Lagos Island area of Lagos. Reports, which have since gone viral on social media, say the collapsed building, situated at 57, Egerton Square, Oke Arin in Lagos Island, collapsed around noon on Monday. Though details of the incident are…

Olafunke Philips [Photo: Facebook Profile]

Woman exposed as alleged fugitive cocaine trafficker removes Sanwo-Olu from her profiles

Hours after she was exposed as a cocaine trafficker evading trial, Olufunke Phillips, who worked as a digital manager for the Lagos State Governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has removed all traces of him from her social media profiles. Ms Phillips, a popular social and political commentator on social media, had jumped…

Olufunke Phillips, the digital manager of Lagos State Governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Journalist exposes Sanwo-Olu’s aide as cocaine trafficker evading trial

A Nigerian journalist, Ruona Meyer, has called out Olufunke Phillips, the digital manager of Lagos State Governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for being a fugitive after being charged for cocaine possession. Ms Meyer made the disclosures on Friday morning via posts she made on her Facebook and Twitter pages Ms Phillips, who…

Florence Ita-Giwa celebrates 73rd birthday in Lagos

PHOTOS: Florence Ita-Giwa celebrates 73rd birthday in Lagos

It was a double celebration for a former senator, Florence Ita-Giwa, who turned 73 and launched a new restaurant named ‘Echoes of Calabar’ in Victoria Island, Lagos on Sunday. The restaurant, which is located in the heart of Victoria Island, also served as the venue for the birthday celebration where…

Yvonne-Jegede-and-Abounce

My marriage crashed three months after I got pregnant – Actress Yvonne Jegede

Nollywood actress, Yvonne Jegede, has finally confirmed that her one-year-old marriage to Olakunle ‘Abounce’ Fawole has crashed. Abounce, who is the son of a late actress, Bukky Ajayi, married Yvonne at a simple but classy wedding ceremony in Lagos in February 2018. Separation rumours begun trailing their marriage some weeks…

Ibinabo-Fiberesima

Actress Ibinabo Fiberesima, Obesere dump PDP for APC

Nollywood actress Ibinabo Fiberesima and Fuji music exponent, Abass Akande popularly called Obesere, have defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Ms Fiberisima, who announced her defection on Facebook, said she was exercising her constitutional right to freedom of association. “I am one…

Gayle King and R. Kelly during his first interview after arrest last month. [Photo credit: NY Times]

“I’m fighting for my life,” R. Kelly weeps in TV interview

Popular American multiple Grammy Award Winner, Robert Kelly, also known as R. Kelly, has finally broken his silence for the first time since his child sex abuse allegations came to the fore. In a teaser for an interview that will air in full over two days starting Wednesday on an…

Olu Maintain and eLDee

eLDee calls out Olu Maintain for performing his song ‘Big Boy’

Nigerian rapper, Lanre Dabiri, better known by his stage name ‘eLDee tha Don’, has called out his colleague, Olu Maintain, on social media for performing his (eLDee’s) hit song 'Big Boy' on stage. Olu Maintain, who is currently on a music tour in the U.S. performed the said track at…

Comedian Tee A returns as host of 2019 NECLive

Nigerian comedian, Babatunde Adewale aka Tee A, will host the 2019 edition of The Nigerian Entertainment Conference for the seventh time in a row. The event will hold on April 24 at the Landmark Events Centre, Oniru, Victoria Island Lagos. The event will be graced by some of Nigeria’s sought…

Joshua Iginla and wife Yemisi

Popular Abuja pastor confesses to committing adultery

The senior pastor of Champions Royal Assembly, Kubwa, Abuja, Joshua Iginla, may have laid it all on the altar during a church sermon on Sunday. The popular preacher apparently confessed to cheating on his wife, Yemisi, in front of his congregation. It is unclear if his now estranged wife was…

NLNG calls for entries in 2019 literature, science, literary criticism prize

The Advisory Boards for The Nigeria Prize for Literature, The Nigeria Prize for Science and The Literary Criticism Prize, have called for entries in the 2019 edition of the awards. The event, which is sponsored by sponsored by Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited, is currently in its 15th year. The…

Salamina Mosese, Thembisa Mdoda, Dineo Ranaka, and Kay Smith are the lead cast in 'Baby Mamas' film

South African movie ‘Baby Mamas’ Premieres in Lagos

'Baby Mamas', a new South African comedy-drama, was premiered at Filmhouse Cinemas, Twin Waters branch in Oniru, Lagos, on Sunday. 'Baby Mamas', the first South African film to premiere in Nigeria, was directed by Stephanie Zwane. The movie takes a look at the daily lives of four young professional women,…

South African preacher Alph Lukau in blue claimed he rose the man in the coffin from death (Photo ALPH LUKAU FACEBOOK)

Resurrection Scandal: South African pastor apologises for misleading public

A South African pastor, Alph Lukau, who claimed to have resurrected a man from the dead has said he regrets the incident. His viral resurrection stunt led to several lawsuits with some critics challenging him to raise the late South African leader, Nelson Mandela, from the dead. Mr Lakau, who…

Copyright Infringement: Danny Young files N200 million lawsuit against Tiwa Savage

Nigerian musician, Ajibola Danladi, aka Danny Young, has filed a N200 million lawsuit against Tiwa Savage and Mavins Records for copyright infringement. Danny Young's lawyer, Creative Legal, sued Tiwa and her record label for allegedly unlawfully copying his (Danny Young's) 2009 single, Oju Tiwon, in her (Tiwa's) 2018 single titled,…

Fadeyi Oloro

Veteran actor, Fadeyi Oloro, hospitalized over unknown ailment

Veteran Yoruba actor, Ojo Arowosoge, famously known as Fadeyi Oloro, has been hospitalised over an unknown ailment. A viral video has been making the rounds on social media, showing the actor pleading for help from Nigerians in a hospital room. He looked frail and was also inaudible in the video.…

Nigerian rapper who bragged about criminal lifestyle in music video jailed

Adetokunbo Ajibola, a Nigerian rapper who bragged about his criminal lifestyle in a music video he made, has been jailed in the U.K. BBC reports that the rapper who goes by the stage name Trapstar Toxic was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment at Harrow Crown Court on Friday. A music…

Late Yoruba movie actor, Alfred Rotimi, has died

Veteran Yoruba actor, Alfred Rotimi, is dead

A veteran Yoruba actor, Alfred Rotimi, is dead. The deceased, who was famously known as 'Ilu Venture', died at his residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State, after a brief illness. The Abeokuta chapter of Theatre Arts and Movie Practitioners Association of Nigeria, TAMPAN, confirmed his death in a statement on Thursday.…

South African pastor faces suit for staging resurrection miracle

A viral stunt by a South African preacher, Alph Lukau, may lead to several lawsuits after the self-declared prophet claimed to have resurrected a man at his church in Johannesburg, the BBC is reporting. A group of funeral directors in South Africa have threatened to sue the preacher for a…

David Adeleke A.K.A Davido

Davido, Adesua Etomi, IK Osakioduwa nominated for Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards

Nigerian celebrities, Adesua Etomi-Wellington, IK Osakioduwa, and David Adeleke (Davido), have bagged nominations at the Nickelodeon kids’ choice awards nominations. The Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards is an annual American children's awards ceremony show that is produced by Nickelodeon. The show honours the year's biggest television, movie, and music acts as…

Baba Suwe

Baba Suwe gets N10 million lifeline ahead of foreign medical trip

Ailing Yoruba actor, Babatunde Omidina aka Baba Suwe, has received N10 million ahead of a planned foreign medical trip. An actor, Yomi Fabiyi, announced that a reverend, Esther Ajayi, made the donation which was facilitated by a popular Yoruba filmmaker, Gbenga ‘Bayowa’ Adewusi. The donor is the founder of the…

Ex BB Naija Housemate, Vandora

Ex-BB Naija Housemate Vandora to host New Reality Series

Ex-BB Naija housemate, Vanessa Emikhe-Williams aka Vandora, has been named the host of a new television show, ‘Our Perfect Wedding’. The announcement was made by Multichoice Chief Customer Officer- Martin Mabutho at the media screening of the new TV show in Lagos. The reality show, which has been hugely successful…