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Rave News Digest: Davido Conferred With National Award, Rapper Monaleo Welcomes Baby, Pochettino + More

Rave News Digest: Davido Conferred With National Award, Rapper Monaleo Welcomes Baby, Pochettino + More


Davido conferred with national award, rapper Monaleo welcomes baby, Pochettino signs Chelsea 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. 

1. Davido conferred with national award

Several individuals from the entertainment industry have been awarded national awards and hitmaker Davido joins this exclusive list of entertainers. As President Muhammadu Buhari leaves the seat of power, he has decided to confer some Nigerians with national awards as part of his last act in office. David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido is among the recipients of the Order of the Niger (OON) award. Davido is one of the biggest musicians to emerge from Nigeria and Africa with his music traveling beyond the continent and making him the most followed Nigerian artiste on social media.

Davido celebrated being conferred with the national award by posting a picture of the list of awardees on his Instagram story. The award-winning singer joins Afrobeats stars Teni, Burna Boy, and Fuji legend Wasiu Ayinde as artistes who have received national awards from President Buhari. President Buhari is set to hand over power to Bola Tinubu on May 29, following an election that was marred by an incredible level of irregularities and whose result remains a subject of litigation and massive public disapproval.

2. Rapper Monaleo welcomes baby

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Houston rapper Monaleo received double blessings last week. On May 26, the “We Not Humping” rapper took to Instagram to announce that just days before the release of her debut project, “Where The Flowers Don’t Die,” she gave birth to a baby. In the post, she revealed that the birth took place at home by way of a natural water birth, with no epidural. “I was debating on sharing this but this my greatest accomplishment,” Monaleo wrote, “above any accolade.”

Elsewhere in the post, she thanked her partner in parenthood, rapper Stunna 4 Vegas, for his boundless support throughout the journey. “I’m so glad we got to share this beautiful experience together,” she said. “I love you more than life!!!!!!” She continued with a special message for her baby, welcoming the newborn to their lives, “I can’t wait to create the safest space for you to be the super nova you are. mama loves you stinky,” she said.

Congratulations to the new mum!

3. South Africa: SA amputee dancer makes ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ history with incredible performance

South African-born dancer Musa Motha recently made Britain’s Got Talent history when he achieved the show’s first-ever group Golden Buzzer, blowing away the judges and fans with his act. Musa, 27, is an amputee after being diagnosed with cancer. “I was a football player before I got amputated. After my amputation I fell in love with music. My friends were dancing at the time and I asked them to teach me how to dance,” he explained. He recounted how his friends taught him to his crutches as “legs.” His love of music and dance brought him to the stage of the popular show where his routine pushed everyone out of their seats, and he saw many in tears. The judges and crowd gave him a standing ovation.

In a moment that left many with goosebumps, the crowd called for him to get a Golden Buzzer, which would put him straight through to the semifinals of this year’s competition. The judges agreed. Musa hopes to inspire with his performances, and the response since it the show aired proves he has done that. Legendary judge Simon Cowell stood alongside Musa and the other judges on stage and hailed him as a “hero.”

4. Blue Ivy makes her “Renaissance World Tour” debut dancing alongside Beyoncé

Beyoncé is only six cities into her “Renaissance World Tour,” but she has already floored concertgoers with a surprise appearance by her daughter Blue Ivy Carter. The mother-daughter duo commanded the stage before a crowd of thousands in Paris, France, on Friday, May 26. As previously reported, the tour stop in the City of Lights had several notable celebrities in the crowd. Blue Ivy, 11, appeared onstage alongside Beyoncé and her troop of dancers for performances of “Black Parade” and “My Power” from “The Lion King: The Gift” soundtrack.

The preteen effortlessly executed the choreography while dressed in sliver cargo pants and a shimmering silver mock-neck top. Her cool demeanor was accented with a pair of shades as she led the backup dancers down the runway-like stage. Fans have playfully and affectionately referred to Blue Ivy as her mother’s manager for years, but on Friday, she proved she really is a star in the making.

5. Mauricio Pochettino signs Chelsea contract to succeed Frank Lampard as Blues boss

Mauricio Pochettino has reportedly signed the contract that will see him become Chelsea’s new manager in the 2023-24 campaign. The Blues have worked their way through three managers this season, with Champions League winner Thomas Tuchel relieved of his duties in September 2022. Graham Potter then lasted just 31 games at the helm, with Frank Lampard returning to Stamford Bridge as interim boss. Several candidates have been linked with the most prominent of Premier League posts since then, but reports say that Pochettino has agreed to take the reins. The former Southampton and Tottenham head coach has been out of work since leaving Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the 2021-22 season.

Pochettino boasts plenty of experience when it comes to the English top-flight, while he also guided Spurs to the Champions League final in 2019, but he will be inheriting a Chelsea squad that has underperformed badly this term. They are destined to finish in the bottom-half of the table despite investing around £600 million ($741m) across the last two transfer windows. Lampard’s final game in charge of Chelsea will be against Newcastle on Sunday, with Argentine tactician Pochettino then set to pick up the managerial baton heading towards the summer transfer window and another rebuilding project.

Featured image: @davido/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 2023. 

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