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Rave News Digest: BNXN Premiers Single On A Colors Show, Diddy Clarifies R&B Music Debate, Tuchel Charged Again + More

Rave News Digest: BNXN Premiers Single On A Colors Show, Diddy Clarifies R&B Music Debate, Tuchel Charged Again + More


BNXN premiers single on A Colors Show, Diddy clarifies R&B music debate, Tuchel charged again. 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. 

1. BNXN debuts new single ‘In My Mind’ on A Colors Show

Afrobeats sensation BNXN, FKA Buju, has debuted a new single titled “In My Mind” on A Colors Show. The Nigerian singer and songwriter joins the growing list of Nigerian artists who have been platformed on the Show.

In the video that premiered on A Colors Show YouTube Channel on Monday, BNXN performed “In My Mind” which tells the story of a lover who deserted him when he was down on his luck only to return when he became a star. The single carries the trademark melody and vocal dexterity with which BNXN has established himself as Afrobeats’ chorus master.

2. Diddy clarifies R&B music debate

Diddy is clearing up any of the haze and confusion when it comes to the debate surrounding the state of R&B music and headed to his Twitter to respond to the question that he posed on August 17. The music executive and entertainer asked his 15 million followers “Who killed R&B?” before heading into an Instagram Live with Mary J. Blige. This question sparked a debate on Twitter with artists like Chris Brown getting displeased by the question.

Now Diddy has returned to his Twitter, where it all started, to give his final thoughts after having IG Live conversations with record producers Jermaine Dupri and Bryan Michael Cox, Kehlani, Summer Walker, and Tory Lanez.

3. South Africa: Master KG speaks on comments about his supposed monotonous sound

Master KG has hit back at trolls who say his music is monotonous. On social media, the “Jerusalema” hitmaker said brands always stick to tried and tested recipes. “Those who say my beats sound the same, do you expect KFC to taste like Nando’s? Naa” he said.

Despite the hate, Master KG has stated that he would continue to celebrate his achievements boldly and openly because not everyone appreciates the pinnacles he’s reached in his career.

4. Adichie trends after speech on Nigeria lacking heroes

World-renowned author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is trending in Nigeria after making a speech at the annual general conference of the Nigerian Bar Association, where she said that Nigerians were “starved of heroes” and that young people did “not find people to look up to anymore.” She also touched on Nigeria’s ongoing security challenges, such as the kidnapping-for-ransom crisis.

“Nigeria is in disarray. Things are hard and getting harder by the day. We can’t be safe when there is no rule of law,” she said. Online, people have supported Adichie’s speech. Back in July, Adichie announced she was backing Labour Party candidate Peter Obi to become the next president of Nigeria, saying she “cannot wait” to cast her vote for him in elections next year.

5. Tuchel charged by FA for comments about referee Anthony Taylor after Chelsea draw with Tottenham

Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel has been charged by the FA because of his comments regarding referee Anthony Taylor after his side’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham on August 14. The manager suggested after the Premier League match that the official should not be trusted to referee games involving the Blues. The London derby at Stamford Bridge involved several controversial incidents, with Tuchel insisting that both of Tottenham’s goals should have been disallowed — one for a foul on Kai Havertz in the build-up and the other for Cristian Romero appearing to pull Marc Cucurella’s hair. This new charge comes after the Blues boss had already been fined and given a suspended ban by the FA for his involvement in tussles with Spurs boss Antonio Conte during and after the match.

Featured image: BNXN | Instagram

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