Arts & Entertainment

Why I used another mum’s photo to announce my baby’s arrival — Halima Abubakar

The development generated heated backlash on social media, with many Nigerians criticising the film star for her action.

Nigerian singer, Naira Marley.

Naira Marley pledges to shoot COVID-19 video for Lagos govt

Naira Marley also said he would bear the cost of the video.

Lipstick vibrators

Coronavirus lockdown: Sex toy sellers record boom in sales

Sex toy sellers say sales began to pick up two weeks before President Muhammadu Buhari announced the 14-day lockdown.


VIDEO: Burna Boy mocks Nigerian youth

Burna Boy said that he believed the fire outbreak at a public building was intentionally started to cover up financial misappropriation.

Small Doctor

UPDATED: Funke Akindele’s Party: Small Doctor hands self over to police

Small Doctor arrived Ogba Magistrate Court on Wednesday after 12 noon in an SUV accompanied by his manager.

The award-winning Nigerian music producer, Larry Ndianefo aka Larry Gaaga. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram page of Larry Gaga]

Larry Gaaga begins production of ‘RattleSnake’ soundtrack

‘Rattle Snake’ was a 1994 Nollywood classic directed by the late Amaka Igwe

Nigerian musician, Naira Marley. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram page of Naira Marley]

Coronavirus Lockdown: Naira Marley, three others granted bail

The police said Naira Marley could be arraigned on Wednesday.

Lady Gaga

Coronavirus: Lady Gaga to curate online concert in celebration of health workers

The live broadcast, which will air on Saturday, April 18 and feature the real-life experiences of doctors, nurses and families living through the pandemic, will include an all-star line-up of artists.

Dr. Damian Avar

Coronavirus Lockdown: How couples can enjoy intimacy without pregnancy – Experts

Experts say prolonged period in lockdown combined with expected difficulties obtaining contraception may bring an increase in unplanned pregnancies

Funke Akindele and husband, JJC Skillz

Funke Akindele, husband to serve 14 days community service

PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported how the celebrity couple pleaded guilty to violating a government lockdown.

Funke Akindele and husband, JJC Skillz

Funke Akindele, husband plead guilty in court for violating coronavirus lockdown

Funke Akindele and JJC Skillzwere charged to court by the Lagos government.

Film Seller

KANNYWOOD: It will take Kannywood years to get back on its feet – Hassana Dalhat

Mrs Dalhat said the only way forward is to get the private sector and the government to invest in the industry.


Celebrities who tested positive for coronavirus

Here is a list of celebrities who have tested positive for COVID-19 thus far:

Nigerian musician, Naira Marley. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram page of Naira Marley]

Police summon Naira Marley

Naira Marley was present at the home of popular Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, on Saturday.

Funke Akindele

Coronavirus: Funke Akindele apologises for hosting house party amidst lockdown

The actress hosted the party to celebrate her husband, JJC Skillz— Abdulrasheed Bello’s birthday in Lagos on Saturday, despite the lockdown over COVID-19

Mr Poto Rahman with his wife

Coronavirus Lockdown: How we’re managing our finances, love life – Nigerian couples

With the lockdown comes a surfeit of time to spend with family—a time to rekindle the love between spouses.

Professor Harry Garuba [Courtesy the University of Cape Town]

A tribute to poet and professor Harry Garuba: we continue to learn with you

In 1996, Harry was a founding member and columnist for the Nigerian national daily newspaper, The Post Express. Harry used his words to illuminate where political shadows cast darkness.

World celebrated country music icon, Dolly Parton. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of Dolly Parton]

Covid-19: Music icon Dolly Parton donates $1 million for Coronavirus research

The heroic performer made the announcement in a statement on Wednesday.

Buhari mourns Nigerian author, Phoebean Ogundipe

Mrs Ogundipe was famous for authoring the English grammar series, Brighter Grammar.

Salawa Abeni

Salawa exposes man threatening to release her nude photos

Salawa accused him of threatening to tarnish her image and destroy her career.

Nigerian author Phoebean Ogundipe is dead

Phoebean Ogundipe died at the age of 92.

Fitness coach and nutrition expert, Odunayo Abdulai

Coronavirus Lockdown: How to stay fit, active at home – Fitness experts

One of the concerns some Nigerians have expressed about the on-going lockdown is weight gain.

The Ultimate couple in the Ultimate love saga 2020

‘Roksie’ win 2020 Ultimate Love TV show

Primary school teacher Rosie and entrepreneur Kachi walked way with a cash prize of N5.150 million.

Dr Samuel Meroyi

Coronavirus: How parents can keep up with children’s education —Educationists

The stay-at-home break might be a blessing, as it could serve as a platform for some family moments and point of reflection, Odilim Ewegbara, a public analyst said.

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Social Distancing: Seven Nigerian series you can binge-watch

PREMIUM TIMES has compiled a list of “feel-good” Nigerian TV series that could help bring some cheer to your week as we all continue to engage in social distancing.