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Rave News Digest: Banky W Reveals Wizkid Breached EME Contract, Pyer Moss Releases First Handbag And Women Footwear Collection, Chelsea Takeover Update + More

Rave News Digest: Banky W Reveals Wizkid Breached EME Contract, Pyer Moss Releases First Handbag And Women Footwear Collection, Chelsea Takeover Update + More


Banky W claims Wizkid still owes his record label, Pyer Moss releases first handbag and women footwear collection, Chelsea takeover update. 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. Banky W reveals Wizkid owed his record label 3 albums

According to Banky W, Wizkid released two solo albums before leaving EME, rather than the five required by his contract. The Nigerian singer, music executive, and politician spoke with Bounce Networks’ Ebuka Obi-Uchendu. Banky W spoke about his deal with Wizkid and how they ended things in the interview along with his wife, Nollywood actress Adesua Etomi-Wellington. When discussing his contract with Wizkid and how they parted ways, Wellington stated that Wizkid wanted to leave despite the fact that he had not fulfilled the terms of his contract. He further revealed that “Big Wiz” only released two albums, as opposed to the five stipulated in his contract.

When asked if he tried to talk him out of it, he replied, “No, because I could tell that mentally he was ready to do other things. For me, I just felt like some things are just meant to happen for a season and that was the season we were meant to work together.” Recall that Wizkid joined Banky W’s Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E) in 2009 and left the label in 2014.

2. Pyer Moss releases its first handbag and women’s footwear collection

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Pyer Moss has unveiled its new venture into leather goods and women’s footwear. The brand has expanded into these new categories with the release of its first handbag and mainline women’s footwear offering which launched on April 21. According to a press release, the handbags have been in development since 2019, and embody the brand’s thoughtful approach to design and production. Pyer Moss partnered with artisanal factories in Milan that produce for multiple heritage brands, further underscoring their attention to detail and product quality.

As a part of the launch, Pyer Moss featured its newest campaign on its first billboard which was placed on Flatbush Avenue & Church Avenue in Brooklyn where the brand’s creator, Kerby Jean-Raymond is from. The iconic campaign was photographed by Shikeith and styling by Dara. The collection is now available on

3. South Africa: Emtee celebrates ‘Hip Hop Artist of the Year’ win at Global Music Awards Africa 2022

Congratulations are in order for rapper Emtee after he was named Hip Hop Artist Of The Year at the Global Music Awards Africa 2022. The “Roll Up” hitmaker, who won against A-Reece, Sarkodie, Kwesi Arthur, and Ladipoe who were nominated in the ‘Hip Hop Artist Of The Year’ category took to Twitter to celebrate his achievement. “Can’t keep a good man down innit,” he wrote.

Earlier this year, Emtee took to his Twitter timeline to speak of the recognition and acknowledgement he received in other countries for his contribution to the music industry more than in SA.

4. Poland frees most detained Nigerians

Most of the Nigerians detained at camps in Poland after fleeing the war in Ukraine have been released, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has said. A total of 13 were released following the intervention of the Nigerian embassy, it said in a statement. Five other Nigerians had “unfortunately” applied for asylum and would not be released until Poland took a decision on their request or they withdrew it, the statement added.

Africans repeatedly complained of racism while trying to leave Ukraine at the start of the war. There were numerous reports of Ukrainian security officials preventing them from catching buses and trains going to the border.

5. Chelsea takeover latest: Lewis Hamilton & Serena Williams join Sir Martin Broughton’s consortium

Seven-time Formula One world champion Sir Lewis Hamilton and tennis superstar Serena Williams, with 23 Grand Slam titles to her name, are preparing to join a consortium that is bidding to complete a takeover of Chelsea. The group, which is headed by former Liverpool chairman Sir Martin Broughton, boasts a number of wealthy investors from the business and sporting sectors and is hoping to seize control at Stamford Bridge as Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich – who has seen his assets frozen by the UK government — prepares to sell up.

A long-running battle to take ownership of Premier League heavyweights is edging towards a conclusion, with only three parties left in the running after a list of preferred bidders was drawn up and final offers were tabled.

Featured image: wizkidayo and wellington | Instagram

Our Week Day 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 2022. 

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