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Rave News Digest: Doja Cat To Host MTV VMAs, Nollywood Actor Victor Olaotan Passes On, Benjamin Mendy + More

Rave News Digest: Doja Cat To Host MTV VMAs, Nollywood Actor Victor Olaotan Passes On, Benjamin Mendy + More


Doja Cat to host MTV VMAs, Victor Olaotan is dead, Benjamin Mendy charged to court. 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. Doja Cat to host MTV Video Music Awards

Rap star Doja Cat has been announced as the host of the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards in New York. The 25-year-old announced the news via social media, revealing she’s thrilled to be hosting the awards show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on September 12. Alongside a promotional video for the event, Doja wrote on Instagram: “I’m hosting the 2021 #VMAs this year Wowowowowowow [mind-blown emoji] Tune in on 9/12 at 8pm on @mtv”

Doja has also been confirmed as one of the performers at this year’s Video Music Awards. The rapper will star at the ceremony alongside the likes of Chloe Bailey and Shawn Mendes, who were also recently confirmed for the show.

2. Nollywood actor Victor Olaotan is dead

Nollywood veteran Victor Olaotan has died. The movie star passed away on Thursday, August 26, after a prolonged illness. His widow, Julia Olaotan, broke the news of his death to the media this morning. In her statement, Mrs Olaotan said she is grateful that the 69-year-old actor can finally go to rest after suffering for years.

Olaotan, known for his lead role in popular soap opera “Tinsel”, was bedridden for five years after being involved in a ghastly accident back in 2016. At some point, several of his colleagues solicited funds to help get the movie veteran back to his feet.

Our condolences to the Olaotan family and friends.

3. South Africa: Cassper Nyovest says he’s not doing diss tracks anymore

South African rapper Cassper Nyovest has said that he wouldn’t be doing diss tracks anymore since he doesn’t get the bag from them. The “Destiny” rapper has his eyes on the prize when it comes to getting money and moving forward, isn’t going to waste his energy making diss tracks to settle beef. Being the subject of many celebrity beefs, recently with AKA and Prince Kaybee, the rapper has reconsidered his position.

Responded to a fan stating that his comeback to making hip hop music should be a diss track, he said: “I’m not doing diss tracks anymore. Nobody is worthy, I’m not messing up my money. If u got a problem, let’s turn it into entertainment. Twitter fights don’t bring any money. Diss tracks don’t bring money. We grown, we feed families. Let’s go to the ring. Make some money feel me?”

4. Powerlifter Tijani wins Africa’s first Paralympic gold

Nigerian powerlifter Latifat Tijani has become the first African to win gold at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics as she triumphed in the 45kg final. Tijani outperformed Cui Zhe of China and Justyna Ozdryk of Poland, who finished second and third respectively, in a hard-fought final. Tijani put up a scintillating performance after her first lift of 105kg was disallowed.

The Ogun state-born athlete came back strong with her second attempt of 105kg and her third attempt at 107kg being capped with 117kg in her fourth lift–close to the world record of 118kg. Tijani is a former hairdresser, but quit the job in 2017 to focus on powerlifting. She said that a gold medal can “change my life.” The medal is Nigeria’s 71st medal in Paralympics.

5. Benjamin Mendy: Manchester City footballer charged with rape

Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy has been charged with rape. The 27-year-old defender is charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault, Cheshire Police said. The charges relate to three complainants over the age of 16 and are alleged to have taken place between October 2020 and August this year. 

Mendy has been remanded in custody and will appear at Chester Magistrates’ Court on today, August 27. Manchester City said the defender–who also plays for the French national team– had been suspended pending an investigation.

Featured image: dojacat | 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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