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Rave News Digest: Cardi B Goes Diamond A Third Time, Wole Soyinka’s Biafra Documentary, Aubameyang + More

Rave News Digest: Cardi B Goes Diamond A Third Time, Wole Soyinka’s Biafra Documentary, Aubameyang + More


Cardi B becomes the first female rapper to have three diamond records, Wole Soyinka’s Biafra documentary being made, Aubameyang stripped of his captaincy. 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. Cardi B makes history, goes diamond a third time

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Cardi B is the first female rapper with three diamond records. Her collaborative Latin hit “I Like It” featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny was RIAA certified as 10x-platinum on Monday, December 13.

The Tainy and J.White Did It-produced track went No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and even appeared on her 2018 debut studio album Invasion of Privacy. It was also nominated for Record of the Year at the 2019 Grammy Awards. Following the news of the Diamond-certified record, Cardi headed over to her Instagram to share with her fans how much of a team effort this track was years back.

2. Nigeria: Wole Soyinka’s Biafra experiences to be made into documentary

Nigerian author and filmmaker Onyeka Nwelue has confirmed plans to produce a documentary based on Wole Soyinka’s incarceration following his visit to Biafran military leader Odumegwu Emeka Ojukwu.

Titled “The Last Night in Biafra”, Nwelue recently announced an interview with former President Olusegun Obasanjo for his witness account of the events leading to the Nigerian civil war between 1967-1970. Nwelue’s documentary follows the premiere of his feature film “Other Side of History” based on an article by Iduma Kalu.

3. South Africa: Cassper Nyovest’s boxing match with Slik Talk confirmed for December 22

After weeks of back and forths, the much-talked-about boxing match between rapper Cassper Nyovest and YouTuber Slik Talk is finally official. After having claimed the fight was off a few weeks ago, Cassper hinted it might be back on earlier in the month when he tweeted that Slik Talk had sent a signed contract.

Well, it seems the fight will go ahead after Cassper shared a poster of the fight on his Twitter and Instagram accounts. The fight, which has been dubbed “Fame vs Clout”, is set for December 22 at 9pm. It appears the fight may be held at a Fight Club gym.

4. UK removes all 11 countries from red list

The UK government has said that all 11 countries will be removed from the UK’s travel red list from 4am on Wednesday. Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe are on the list.

The red list was reintroduced in late November as a precaution after the emergence of the Omicron variant. But Health Secretary, Sajid Javid said it had spread so widely that the rules no longer had much purpose. Currently, all UK arrivals from red-list countries must pay for and self-isolate in a pre-booked, government-approved hotel for 10 days.

5. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang stripped of Arsenal captaincy

Arsenal stripped Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of the captaincy to “defend the interests” of the club, says manager Mikel Arteta. Aubameyang, 32, was removed as skipper after his “latest disciplinary breach”. The Gabon striker, who was dropped for Saturday’s 3-0 Premier League win over Southampton, will not be considered for today’s game against West Ham.

Arteta has not disclosed how Aubameyang broke the rules, but it was reported that he returned late from an authorized trip abroad. Asked when Aubameyang might return to the squad, Arteta said: “For now, it’s been a lot to digest and a really difficult decision to make, so we need a bit of time.”

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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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