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Rave News Digest: CKay’s ‘Love Nwantiti’ Certified Gold In The US, Nigerian Government Lifts Twitter Ban, Jeannie Mai And Jeezy Welcome First Child Together + More

Rave News Digest: CKay’s ‘Love Nwantiti’ Certified Gold In The US, Nigerian Government Lifts Twitter Ban, Jeannie Mai And Jeezy Welcome First Child Together + More

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CKay’s ‘Love Nwantiti’ certified gold in the US, Jeannie Mai and Jeezy welcome first child together, Coman extends Bayern contract. 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.

The Federal Government has lifted its suspension on Twitter. The decision was announced by Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, Chairman Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement and Director-General National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).

Kashifu, in a statement in Abuja, said the approval was given following a memo written to the President by Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim.

Here is a rundown of five of the hottest news stories…

1. Ckay’s ‘Love Nwantiti’ certified Gold in the US

On January 10, Nigerian singer and Warner South Africa artist, Ckay’s global smash hit, Love Nwantiti, was certified Gold in the US. This comes after the record was certified Gold in the UK and France. In 2021, the record shot up the charts across the world, topping major rankings. It also made CKay Africa’s biggest artist on Spotify.

In the US, a Gold plaque is issued when a record moves the equivalent of 500,000 copies via streaming and raw CD sales.

2. Jeannie Mai welcomes first child with Jeezy

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Jeannie Mai Jenkins 💍 (@thejeanniemai)

Jeannie Mai is a new mom! On Tuesday, January 11, The Real co-host, 42, announced the birth of her first child with husband Jeezy, 44, via Instagram. Sharing a picture of a baby blanket covered in footprints and a name tag reading “Baby Jenkins” nearby, Mai captioned the photo: “I asked God for a life of love and happiness. He sent me my family.” She added: “Baby Jenkins is here 🍼❤️.”

Neither Mai nor Jeezy has revealed further information such as the child’s name or gender. The newborn is Mai’s first child and becomes Jeezy’s fourth. He has three kids, Jadarius, Shyheim, and Amra Nor from a previous relationship.

Congratulations to the couple.

3. South Africa: Rachel Kolisi goes back to school

 
 
 
 
 
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The new SA school year won’t see just toddlers beginning school. It will also see Rachel Kolisi pick up a pen and book. The businesswoman and wife of Springbok captain Siya Kolisi revealed that she finally took the plunge and is going back to school.

“I’m officially a student — again! I’ve been wanting to study for a long time, but just haven’t had the opportunity. Finally decided to take a dive and do it,” she said in an Instagram post. Rachel did not stipulate what she was going back to school for.

4. Newcastle’s Hancock museum to repatriate Benin Bronze stave

A Benin Bronze “taken violently” by the British military in the 19th century will be returned to Nigeria. The item has been held at the Great North Museum: Hancock in Newcastle in its ethnography collection. The brass stave, with a bird sculpture on top, is likely to have been a musical instrument which was stuck with a metal road during ceremonies. Museum bosses said it had been unanimously agreed to repatriate it and Nigerian authorities had been told.

The Bronzes — thousands of metal sculptures and ivory carvings — were seized from the West African kingdom of Benin, in what is today Edo State in southern Nigeria, by a British military force in 1897. Many ended up being sold to museums or private collectors.

5. Kingsley Coman: France winger extends Bayern Munich contract until 2027

France winger Kingsley Coman has signed a contract extension with Bayern Munich, keeping him at the Bundesliga club until 2027. The 25-year-old’s contract was originally due to end in June 2023. Coman joined Bayern permanently from Juventus in 2017 following a two-year loan spell.

“I am very happy because FC Bayern are one of the biggest clubs in the world and I know we still have a lot of big opportunities and big goals here,” Coman said in a statement on the club’s website.

Featured image: ckay_yo | Instagram


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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