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Rave News Digest: Beyoncé And Michael B. Jordan Make TIME 100 Most Influential List, Tiwa Savage Releases Music Video For ‘Stamina,’ Bruno Fernandes + More

Rave News Digest: Beyoncé And Michael B. Jordan Make TIME 100 Most Influential List, Tiwa Savage Releases Music Video For ‘Stamina,’ Bruno Fernandes + More


Beyoncé, Michael B. Jordan, and others make the 2023 TIME 100 Most Influential list, Tiwa Savage releases music video for hit single ‘Stamina,’ Bruno Fernandes suspended. Stay in the know with our Rave News Digest which summarizes five of the hottest global news you need to catch up on, saving you time and energy. Consider it your daily news fix. SZA Mary J Blige

1. Beyoncé, Michael B. Jordan, and others make the 2023 TIME 100 Most Influential list

TIME released its 2023 edition of its annual list highlighting the 100 most influential figures in the world today, showcasing minds and talents from across industries that have captivated public interest and pushed culture forward in the last year. Among this year’s honorees are actor and director Michael B. Jordan and songstress/rapper Doja Cat, each of whom is featured on one of four individual covers for the TIME100 list. Split into artistes, innovators, titans, leaders, icons, and pioneers, the list includes big personalities and move-makers in arts, entertainment, activism, culture, and beyond.

Among those honored include Beyoncé, actress/producer Angela Bassett, director/producer Gina Prince-Bythewood, WNBA star Brittney Griner, playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, singer Steve Lacy, artist Simone Leigh, sculptor El Anatsui, and more. Continuing its annual tradition, listmakers are each profiled/honored by their contemporaries and collaborators in the field.

2. Tiwa Savage releases music video for hit single ‘Stamina’

Following the song’s massive acceptance by fans and critics, Tiwa Savage delivers the official music video for the track “Stamina” which features Ayra Starr and Young Jonn. Produced by the highly sought-after record producer Magicsticks, “Stamina” serves as Tiwa’s first official single for 2023. The creative music video was shot and directed by the highly revered Clarence Peters.

3. South Africa: Thando Thabethe shares failed audition tape to inspire other actors to ‘keep going’

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Actress and radio presenter, Thando Thabethe is getting ready for the premiere of her first reality show, “Unstoppable Thabooty,” which is set to air from April 15. Leading up to her big moment, she took to Instagram to share a past video clip of herself auditioning for a show that she didn’t land. She hopes the video clip will inspire other actors to never lose hope when they don’t land a role, and force them to “keep going.”

The “How To Ruin Christmas” actress said that people often think that celebrity actors land every role they audition for and that is why she shared a tape to prove that it’s not always the case, despite putting on a damn good performance. She wrote in the caption: “#RolesIdidNotGet people often think we land every role we read for, so thought to share a series of self-tapes through the years of #RolesIDidNotGet to encourage you to keep going. Shout out @mantsoepout for this read ❤️.”

4. Queen Latifah makes history as the first female rapper inducted into the Library of Congress

Queen Latifah has been blazing her own path her entire career. On April 12, that path took her to the Library of Congress. Every year, the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress inducts over two dozen audio contributions from accomplished Americans who have made an impact on culture with their work. Latifah is a part of the 2023 class of inductees and made history in the process.

Latifah’s 1989 debut album All Hail the Queen will forever be a part of the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry. In doing so, the “U.N.I.T.Y.” rapper became the first woman hip hop artiste to join the prestigious collection.

5. Man Utd midfielder Bruno Fernandes suspended for Europa League quarter-final second leg vs Sevilla

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes will miss the Red Devils’ second leg of their Europa League knockout tie with Sevilla to suspension. The Portuguese midfielder was booked for a contentious handball late in the first half and will have to watch the second leg of the knockout tie from the stands after accumulating too many yellow cards. Fernandes’ absence will be a blow as United will head to Sevilla with the tie level at 2-2, after the Red Devils threw away a two-goal lead at Old Trafford.

United took control of the tie with two goals from Marcel Sabitzer but saw the game slip away thanks to late own goals from Tyrell Malacia and Harry Maguire. The Red Devils also saw Raphael Varane go off with a problem at half-time and Lisandro Martinez was carried off late on with what looked to be a severe injury.

Featured image: @beyonce, @michaelbjordan by @tayojr/Instagram

Our Weekday News Digest brings you a summary of five of the hottest news topics across the world––including celebrity news from Hollywood to Nollywood, the latest trending global headlines from American reports to top African news today, and the best sports stories in 2023. 

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