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Rave News Digest: Asake Stuns For GQ Magazine Creativity Award Feature, O.J. Simpson Dead at 76, Premier League + More

Rave News Digest: Asake Stuns For GQ Magazine Creativity Award Feature, O.J. Simpson Dead at 76, Premier League + More



sake stuns for GQ Magazine Creativity Award feature, O.J. Simpson dead at 76, Premier League announce a new technology for its matches. Stay in the know with our Rave News Digest, which summarizes five of the hottest global news stories you need to catch up on, saving you time and energy. Consider it your daily news fix.

1. Asake stuns for GQ Magazine Creativity Award feature

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Mr. Money with the Vibes, popularly known as Asake, was center stage for the GQ Magazine Creativity Award feature. The GQ Creativity Award is a highly esteemed recognition presented to individuals who are leading the way in a world infused with creativity. This year, the recipients of this prestigious award include F1 racer Lewis Hamilton, Hunter Schafer, Asake, and Danny McBride. As part of the award ceremony, Asake participated in a photo shoot and was granted an interview with GQ Magazine.

Asake broke into the Nigerian music industry properly in 2022. Since then, he has been climbing towards success. According to him, his music became successful two years ago, but he has been working to pull it off for years. He said, “You have to understand: I got there in two years, but I’ve been working for years.”

2. O.J. Simpson dead at 76

O.J. Simpson, the former champion football running back-turned-actor who was acquitted in a sensational trial of charges that he murdered his ex-wife and her friend, has died of cancer, his family confirmed. He was 76 and died Wednesday at his home in Las Vegas. His family took to his official X account to write, “On April 10th, our father, Orenthal James Simpson, succumbed to his battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his children and grandchildren. During this time of transition, his family asks that you please respect their wishes for privacy and grace.”

Though Simpson was not found guilty of the deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, three years after his criminal trial, he was found liable in a civil suit brought by the victims’ families.

3. Ruger and BNXN announce their joint EP dropping April 19

In an unexpected turn of events, BNXN and Ruger have announced that they will be releasing a seven-track joint EP titled “RnB” on April 19. The artists have gone past their past online conflicts and chosen to channel that energy into enriching their discography. At the start of 2024, they enticed fans with a track named “Romeo Must Die.” Following this, BNXN, previously known as Buju, posted a picture of himself donning a captain’s uniform on social media. Ruger followed suit, and the two declared another collaboration titled “POE” along with a joint EP. The joint EP seems to be the trend in the Nigerian music scene now.

4. Ice Spice tapped in Spike Lee’s film, ‘High Low’ opposite Denzel Washington

Ice Spice is gearing up for her moment on the big screen. In Hollywood, stars have often intersected their talents across industries, and now, the Bronx native is doing the same. On Wednesday, April 10, news broke that the “Munch” hitmaker has been cast in a new flick by iconic filmmaker Spike Lee. This film will mark the award-winning rapper’s acting debut. The Apple Original Films and A24 production, “High Low,” will also star living legend Denzel Washington. Lee will serve as the film’s executive producer, who has already begun production.

5. Premier League announces a new technology for its matches

The Premier League has recently announced the implementation of a semi-automated offside system for the upcoming football season. The announcement was made on Thursday, April 11, via the league’s official website. Currently, any offside calls related to goals are being checked by VAR officials. However, after reaching a unanimous decision in a meeting, the 20 clubs have decided to introduce the new rule. The new technology eliminates the need for VAR officials to manually draw off-side lines. Instead, it generates a virtual line by identifying key skeleton points, such as head, toes, upper arm, and knees, on multiple players simultaneously.

According to the statement released: “Premier League Shareholders’ meeting today, clubs unanimously agreed to the introduction of Semi-Automated Offside Technology. The new system will be used for the first time in the Premier League next season, and it is anticipated the technology will be ready to be introduced after one of the autumn international breaks. The technology will provide quicker and more consistent placement of the virtual offside line, based on optical player tracking, and will produce high-quality broadcast graphics to ensure an enhanced in-stadium and broadcast experience for supporters.”

Featured Image: Micaiah Carter for GQ Magazine  

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