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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Afrika Shrine, a nightclub in Lagos founded by Nigerian music legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. [Photo credit: Come to Nigeria]

French President Macron to visit Fela’s Afrika Shrine

The French leader, Emmanuel Macron, will visit the Afrika Shrine, a nightclub in Lagos founded by Nigerian music legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, on Tuesday, the state government has announced. The state government in a statement by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transportation, Taiwo Salaam, said it will host…

Hakeem Kae-Kazim is a Nigerian-born Hollywood actor

Why Nollywood should be voice of the black race — Actor Hakeem Kae-Kazim

Hakeem Kae-Kazim is a Nigerian-born Hollywood actor famous for his roles in films like, "Hotel Rwanda," "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," "X-Men Origins: Wolverine among others. The 55-year-old actor who spent his formative years in Nigeria before his family re-located to London, currently features in three series on…

Books [Photo credit: www.nigeriaphysio.net]

Lagos book club to host literary event

The second edition of a literary appreciation event, organised by The Book Club, Lagos will hold on June 30 at the J. F. Ade- Ajayi Auditorium (Main Auditorium), University of Lagos. The outlined programme for the event, tagged “Living Through The Leaves 2018”, includes a stage presentation of Wole Oguntokun's…

Children playing at the swimming pool used to illustrate the story

Eight life-saving water tips for children every parent needs to know

Children need constant supervision around water, be it a bathtub, a wading pool, an ornamental fish pond, a swimming pool, a spa, the beach, or a lake. Swimpro, a platform that connects personal swimming instructors to learners across Nigeria, saysyoung children are especially at risk because they can drown in…

D'Banj and Family

Dbanj to report circumstances that led to son’s death – Lagos Police

The police in Lagos on Monday said singer, Dapo 'Dbanj' Oyebanjo, would report the circumstances that led to his son's death to the police when the mourning period is over. The police also said that a delegation from the command, led by the Divisional Police Officer, Ikoyi Division, Mustapha N'Abba,…

Nollywood Actor, Mercy Johnson mourns mother

Mercy Johnson holds funeral rites for mum

Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson-Okojie, has held burial rites for her late mum in Kogi state. The actress’ mum, Elizabeth Johnson, a businesswoman, passed on a month ago. She was 67 years. Mercy wrote on Instagram, “We said our final good bye to our loving mother a few days ago. Adieu,…

D'Banj and Family

Dbanj loses son

Nigerian singer, entertainer and entrepreneur, D’banj, and wife Lineo Kilgrow, have lost their one-year-old son, Daniel Oyebanjo III. The toddler reportedly drowned at a pool in the singer’s residence in Ikoyi, Lagos. Although the news filtered in on Sunday evening, the singer confirmed the sad news in the early hours…

Dele Odule

Actor Dele Odule reacts to Instagram fights, says ‘elders’ have intervened

Worried about the spate of Instagram outbursts among some of his colleagues, veteran actor, Dele Odule says some ‘elders’ in the Yoruba movie industry have waded in. Mr Odule is the national president of TAMPAM an acronym for Theatre Arts & Movie Practitioners Association of Nigeria. Major stakeholders in the…

Liz Anjorin and Ronke Oshodi-Oke

Instagram showoff: Actress Liz Anjorin slams Ronke Oshodi-Oke for chiding colleagues

Hours after actress, Ronke Oshodi-Oke, berated her colleagues for flaunting their wealth on social media, another actress, Liz Anjorin, has flayed her. In a series of videos on her page in the early hours of Saturday, Liz called her colleague unprintable names and said there was more to Ronke’s video…

Humble Smith drops debut album “Osinachi”

Nigerian Afro-pop singer, Humblesmith, has released his debut album titled Osinachi, three years after releasing the hit song ‘of the same title. The singer announced the release of the once-anticipated ‘Osinachi’ album on Friday. The ‘Abakaliki 2 Lasgidi’ singer has a star-studded feature list which includes artistes like, Tiwa Savage,…

Yoruba actress, Ronke Oshodi-Oke

Actress Ronke Oshodi-Oke chides colleagues who flaunt cars, houses on social media

Yoruba actress, Ronke Oshodi-Oke, has berated her colleagues who show off on social media anytime they buy a car or a house. The 43-year-old actress aired her views in an Instagram live session in the early hours of Friday. She said, “Before you show off, first look at the condition…

Toyin-Aimakhu

Crashed Marriage: Toyin Abraham apologises to Mercy Aigbe

Some actresses never cease to entertain their teeming social media fans what with their regular Instagram fights and call outs. About a week ago, Yoruba actresses, Toyin Abraham, popularly known as Toyin Aimakhu, and Mercy Aigbe, slugged it out on Instagram. Trouble began after Toyin accused Mercy of being the…

PSquare: Why I may consider reuniting with my brother — Mr P

Peter Okoye, the one half of the disbanded group, Psquare, has stated the condition under which he might reunite with his brother, Paul, on stage. Speaking on the the possibility of a P-Square reunion in an interview with Hot 93.3Fm, Ghana, Peter, who now goes by the Mr P, said,…

AMVCA receives 3000 entries for 2018 edition

The organisers of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) say they received close to 3000 entries for the 2018 edition of the award. The Channels Director, Africa Magic, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, revealed this in a statement on Thursday. This year, a number of awards will be presented in 27 categories,…

A Nigerian writer, Anietie Isong,

Nigerian writer shortlisted for UK’s biggest literary prize fund

A Nigerian writer, Anietie Isong, has been shortlisted for the Betty Trask, McKitterick, Tom-Gallon and Somerset Maugham awards alongside 21 other authors. The Society of Authors made the announcement on June 13. Anietie is shortlisted for the McKitterick Prize, for his debut novel, Radio Sunrise. The McKitterick Prize is awarded…

Kenny Blaq. [Photo credit: MediaGuide.NG]

Kenny Blaq returns with ‘Oxymoron II’ comedy show

Otolorin Kehinde, a music-comedian popularly known as Kenny Blaq, has announced a date for the 2018 edition of his comedy show. Following the successful debut of the first edition tagged ‘Oxymoron: X-Files’, Blaq says he is set to return to with ‘Oxymoron II: The Rush’ on July 29. The comedy…

Sani Danja, Ibe Kachikwu, Sound Sultan, others attend ‘Boss of All Bosses’ premiere

The premiere of the anticipated Nollywood comedy, Boss of All Bosses, held this past weekend at Filmhouse IMAX, Lekki, Lagos. At the star-studded event, PREMIUM TIMES spotted guests like Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Emmanuel Kachikwu, Chinedu Ikedieze (Aki), Okey Bakassi, Funny Bone, Sound Sultan, Adunni Ade and Sani…

Wizkid’s runway photos sell for N179,889 online

Nigerian pop singer, Wizkid, walked alongside Naomi Campbell on the Dolce & Gabbana runway this past weekend at the Milan Men’s Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019. The singer made history as the first African artist to walk at one of the famed house’s shows. Wizkid (real name Ayo Balogun) dazzled in…

Lagos Police foil planned kidnap of customs officer

The police in Lagos have said detectives attached to Area-D-Command, Mushin, foiled an attempt to kidnap a Deputy Comptroller of Customs, her younger brother and son on Saturday. The information was relayed by the rapid response squad’s official Twitter handle, @rrslagos767 on Monday. The identity of the officer was not…

XXXTentacion (Photo Credit: Uproxx Studios)

U.S Rapper, XXXTentacion, shot dead

A controversial hip-hop artiste, XXXTentacion, was shot and killed on Monday in Florida, BBC reports. He was 20 years old. XXXTentacion (real name Jahseh Onfroy), was reportedly leaving a motorcycle dealer in his car when a gunman opened fire. Video footage circulating on the Internet appeared to show Onfroy lying…

RMD and Dakore Akande in a scene from Castle and Castle

RMD, Dakore Egbuson star in new legal drama series

Popular actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo, and Dakore Akande, are the lead cast in a new EbonyLife TV legal drama series titled "Castle and Castle.' The series will be exclusive to the network's Video on demand platform, from July 1. It follows the story of a married couple, ‘Remi Castle’ and her…

Mr Eazi

Why I launched intervention fund for emerging African artistes – Mr Eazi

Pop singer, Mr Eazi, who recently launched a $100,000 dollar intervention fund for emerging African artistes, has explained the reason behind the initiative. The singer, real name Oluwatosin Ajibade, says the initiative is aimed at encouraging young creatives to participate in the 2019 elections by voting better leaders. According to…

Father’s Day: How Nigerian celebs trended for wrong reasons

All over the world, June 17 is usually set aside to celebrate fathers. On this day, many celebrities take to their respective social media pages to celebrate the day as it pleases them. Back here in Nigeria, it wasn’t any different. However for some celebrities the day afforded them the…

The late Moses Ochei aka Mozzyx on his hospital bed

Moses Ochie of ‘Fellyx & Mozzyx’ fame is dead

Moses Ochie, the one half of veteran Nigerian pop duo, Fellyx n’ Mozzyx, is dead. He died on Saturday night. He was 49 years old. The ace singer, who died in his Lagos home, battled a chronic kidney ailment for seven years. He was reportedly diagnosed with the ailment on…

Late Bambino Anachina

Nollywood producer, Bambino Anachina, is dead

A Nollywood producer and actor, Bambino Anachina, has passed on. Nollywood filmmaker, Fidelis Duker, confirmed the news on his Facebook page on Sunday. Mr. Duker paid glowing tributes to his late colleague in a lengthy post on Facebook. “He was among the few people I spent time with on Thursday,…