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Rave News Digest: Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie Bags Chieftaincy Title, Burna Boy Makes Rollingstone List Of Greatest Singers Of All Time, Ronaldo + More

Rave News Digest: Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie Bags Chieftaincy Title, Burna Boy Makes Rollingstone List Of Greatest Singers Of All Time, Ronaldo + More


Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie bags chieftaincy title, Burna Boy makes Rollingstone list of the greatest singers of all time, Ronaldo signs to Al-Nassr. 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. Chimamanda bags chieftaincy title in hometown


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Congratulations are in order for novelist Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie as she has been conferred an Igbo chieftaincy title in her hometown, Abba. The “Half of a Yellow Sun” writer is from Anambra State, and on Friday, December 30, was honored with the title “Odeluwa Abba,” which means “she who writes for the world.” Several dignitaries, including the Governor of Anambra State, Charles Soludo, were present at the ceremony.

The news of her conferment, accompanied by photos and videos of the occasion, made its way around various social media platforms, with fans congratulating the writer.

Congratulations to Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie on her chieftaincy title.

2. Burna Boy makes Rollingstone list of greatest singers of all time

On January 1, Rollingstone released its list of the 200 greatest singers of all time featuring both dead and alive artistes. This list featured two African greats: Burna Boy at number 197 and Fela Kuti at number 188. This is well-deserving for the artiste to be featured among the world’s-greats after a very successful few years of releasing back-to-back highly acclaimed albums and giving well-rated global performances.

The list also features only Black artists in the top 10 positions, including Beyonce and Mariah Carey.

3. South Africa: Mampintsha’s funeral service takes place

Mourners gathered at the International Convention Centre in Durban on Friday to pay tribute to musician Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo. The 40-year-old died in a Durban hospital at the weekend. He was admitted to King Edward Hospital for treatment after suffering a minor stroke and was then transferred to Durdoc Hospital.

The service was attended by close friends and family of the star and was streamed online. The funeral follows a memorial service for Mampintsha on Thursday at the eThekwini Community Church.

May his soul rest in peace.

4. Ghana’s Afrochella comes to an end

After five years, Ghanaian music and cultural festival Afrochella will not return, its organizers have said. The shocking announcement was made at the very end of the two-day festival, in the early hours of Friday morning. “This is the last Afrochella,” said co-founder Abdul Abdullah to the thousands of people still in the El-Wak stadium in the capital, Accra. He did not give any reason. However, in October, the California-based music festival Coachella sued the organizers for trademark infringement.

Abdullah made the announcement just after headline act Burna Boy had closed his set, wowing the crowd with hits such as “Last Last,” “Angelina” and “Dangote.”

5. Al-Nassr confirm signing of Cristiano Ronaldo following Man Utd exit

Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr has announced the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo on a free transfer, following his premature exit from Manchester United. Following weeks of speculation about Ronaldo’s potential move to Al-Nassr, his arrival has been made official by the Saudi club. The 37-year-old’s brief time as a free agent has come to an end, with Al-Nassr revealing his acquisition on social media. “History in the making,” the club wrote in a Tweet. “This is a signing that will not only inspire our club to achieve even greater success but inspire our league, our nation and future generations, boys and girls to be the best version of themselves. Welcome Cristiano to your new home.”

Al-Nassr Chairman Musalli Al-Muammar added: “This deal is more than just writing a new historical chapter. This player is a higher example for all athletes and youth in the world, and with his presence in Al-Nassr, we will move forward to achieve more success for the club, Saudi sports, and future generations.” While initial reports suggested Ronaldo’s announcement would come after Al-Nassr’s fixture against Al-Khaleej on Saturday, the club made it official a day early.

Featured image: @chimamanda_adichie/Instagram

Our Weekday 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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