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Rave News Digest: Ari Lennox Speaks On Amsterdam Arrest, ‘Amina’ Becomes First Nollywood Movie To Make Netflix Global Top 10 List, Salah

Rave News Digest: Ari Lennox Speaks On Amsterdam Arrest, ‘Amina’ Becomes First Nollywood Movie To Make Netflix Global Top 10 List, Salah

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Ari Lennox speaks on arrest in Amsterdam, “Amina” becomes first Nollywood movie to make Netflix’s global top 10 list, Salah speaks on transfer rumor. 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.

Here is a rundown of five of the hottest news stories…

1. Ari Lennox opens up about racist arrest in Amsterdam

Ari Lennox is providing a little more insight into her arrest in Amsterdam, though she still can’t fully divulge what happened due to being “silenced.” On Saturday, December 4, the singer took to Twitter for the first time since her arrest to admit her remorse behind the incident. While she didn’t expand on the situation much, Lennox did make it clear that she wishes she could change how she reacted to the mistreatment she was facing, as it was happening.

This explanation from the songstress comes after some alarming tweets earlier this week, when the Washington, D.C. native claimed she was racially profiled by security in an airport in Amsterdam who “hate Black people,” causing her arrest.

2. ‘Amina’ becomes first Nollywood title to hit Netflix’s global top 10 list

 
 
 
 
 
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Izu Ojukwu’s newly released film, “Amina” has broken a new Netflix record. The film which premiered exclusively on the streaming platform recently became the first Nigerian film to make the global top ten list.

Confirming the feat, director Izu Ojukwu shared a video of Netflix Director of Content for Africa, Ben Amadasun making the announcement at a press briefing. Starring Lucy Ameh in the lead role as Amina, the film explores the rise to power of the 16th century warrior and queen.

3. South Africa: Major League DJz launch their own NFTs

Fresh off their globetrotting missions these past few months, Major League DJz took to social media to announce that they’d be making available the first ever amapiano NFT. “The first Amapiano NFT and our NFT is now available for purchase tomorrow! We are showcasing at Miami Art Basel.”

The twin DJs accompanied the announcement with a clip of the digital art piece that they’d be showcasing at Miami Art Basel. The art piece designed by Maxhosa, depicts the faces of the DJs mixed with CDJs, a mixer, sound system and their unique style.

A few hours after the announcement, they shared a statement that they’d be pushing back the release date, which was scheduled to be December 3, due to the unprecedented demand, and that they would be making even more NFTs.

4. Sony unveils first trailer for ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One)’

Sony Pictures on Sunday, December 5, released the first look teaser and title of the upcoming animated superhero film “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”. The upcoming movie is the sequel to 2018’s Oscar-winning animated superhero film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” and continues the story of the Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) version of Spider-Man.

This movie will chronicle Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), the first Black Spiderman and the hero from the “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”, as he groups up with Miguel O’Hara (Oscar Isaac), “Spider-Man 2099”, and Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld) to face off with a powerful super-villain.

5. Liverpool star Salah responds to Barcelona transfer speculation

Mohamed Salah says he is “happy” to hear that Barcelona want to sign him but insists he would rather stay at Liverpool. Recent reports in Spain claim that new coach Xavi is determined to bring the 29-year-old to Camp Nou as his side look to strengthen their attack.

The Egypt international is in talks to sign a contract extension at Anfield, however, with his current deal set to expire in the summer of 2023. Although he is flattered by the interest from the Catalan team, Salah is determined to commit his future to Liverpool.

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Our Week Day News Digest brings you a summary of five of the hottest news topics across the world––including celebrity news from Nollywood to Hollywood, the latest trending global headlines from American reports to top African news today, and the best sports stories in 2021. 

 


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