Davido celebrates 10 years in the music industry, Phylicia Rashad named Dean at Howard University, Champions League final moves to Porto. 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 topics…
1. Davido celebrates 10 years in the music industry
Global superstar, Davido is celebrating 10 years in the music industry. He started his career with the release of his first-ever single, “Back When,” which featured veteran Nigerian rapper and one of the hottest rap property at the time, Naeto C.
Afterward, Davido followed up Back When with “Dami Duro,” the record that gave him fame and officially introduced him as one to watch out for over the coming years.
With 28 documented awards, 3 albums, 1 E.P, over 1 billion streams across digital platforms, 1 billion-plus views on YouTube, several sold-out concerts, and numerous hit songs to his name, Davido has indeed earned legendary status in the span of his 10 years in the industry.
Congratulations to the superstar on this feat.
2. Phylicia Rashad named Dean at Howard University’s College Of Fine Arts
Phylicia Rashad can now add university dean to her list of career accomplishments. She is best known for her role as Clair Huxtable on “The Cosby Show.” On Wednesday, the school announced the multi-award-winning actress and director would be dean of her alma mater Howard University’s College of Fine Arts.
Before Rashad began her acting career, she was a theater acting major at Howard. Rashad graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in fine arts in 1970. Now, Rashad, 72, said she looks forward to returning to the university that shaped her theatrical skills.
3. South Africa: AKA withdraws from Joburg Day event and all other public appearances
Rapper Kiernan “AKA” Forbes has changed his decision to return to the spotlight. He announced his withdrawal from the Huawei Joburg Day line-up and public appearances in general.
In a statement shared by AKA’s management team, The T Effect, the rapper said he would not be performing at events in the near future. Additionally, AKA had decided to sit out live events and public appearances because of the conversation involving him on social media.
This comes after leaked video footage of an incident involving AKA and his fiancée, the late Anele “Nelli” Tembe, went viral. Earlier this week, the video ignited speculations about violence in their relationship on social media.
4. Ghana: Worlasi releases song for #FixTheCountry campaign
For about a week now, many celebrities have stood in solidarity with Ghanaians in demanding that government fulfills its promises in a campaign called #FixTheCountry. After voicing his issues in numerous tweets, among others, rapper Worlasi has released a song. The song conveys the message the campaigners are collectively trying to relay.
He titled the song “Message from tired people who’ve been lied to.” In it, he captures images of communities with one developmental deficiency or another to convey his message. These flashes of images of numerous communities are laced with flashes of a man, who represents the politician, blissfully enjoying while staying blind to the cries of the people.
5. Champions League final moved to Porto
The Champions League final between Chelsea and Manchester City on May 29 will take place in Portugal. 6,000 fans from each club will be able to attend. The game has been moved from Turkey to the Portuguese city of Porto due to the coronavirus restrictions.
Portugal is on England’s green list, so players and fans can attend without having to quarantine on their return home. On the other hand, Turkey is on the red list. The final had been due to be staged at Istanbul’s Ataturk Olympic Stadium.
UEFA, UK government officials, and the Football Association met to deliberate on Wembley hosting the game. However, they could reach no agreement on quarantine exemptions for sponsors, VIPs, and broadcasters.
Cover photo credit: Instagram – davido
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