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Rave News Digest: Doja Cat Releases First Codable Music Video, Actress, Beverly Naya Speaks On UK’s Xenophobic Travel Ban, Bellingham + More

Rave News Digest: Doja Cat Releases First Codable Music Video, Actress, Beverly Naya Speaks On UK’s Xenophobic Travel Ban, Bellingham + More


Doja Cat’s releases Woman, first codable music video, Beverly Naya speaks on UK’s xenophobic travel ban, Jude Bellingham under investigation. 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 stories…

1. Doja Cat’s Woman music video is the first ever codable video

Doja Cat has now released the first-ever codable music video for the first song on her “Planet Her” album, Woman. According to reports, the interactive experience allows viewers to learn about programming applications, executing computer commands and more as they jump from scene to scene, thanks to the Reshma Saujani-founded organization, Girl Who Code.

The non-profit organizations’ primary purpose is to introduce girls to the world of programming and coding, with the hopes that interest in the tech industry is the next step.

2. Nigeria: Beverly Naya reacts to ban on African countries due to the COVID-19 Omicron variant

Nollywood actress Beverly Naya has reacted to the banned placed on some African countries due to the COVID-19 Omicron variant. In a series of tweets shared on her Twitter account on Sunday, December 5, the movie star expressed worry over the manner Africans are treated by the western world.

The United Kingdom banned foreign travelers from Nigeria over the spread of the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron. This came days after the Canadian Government added Nigeria to its travel ban list over the Omicron COVID-19 variant.

3. South Africa: Mohale Motaung bags international award


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Media personality Mohale Motaung has scored his first international award. Mohale who was was nominated for the Africa Choice Awards in the male personality of the year category in August this year, scooped the award at the ceremony this weekend. An excited Mohale took to Instagram to share how overjoyed he was.

He was nominated alongside SA’s Oros Mampofu, Ghana’s Bismark Nii Odoi and Mawuli Gavor and Nigeria’s Kidd Waya and Ozoemena Chukwu.

4. COVID: UK red list criticised as ‘travel apartheid’ by Nigeria

Nigeria has criticized the UK’s travel restrictions after it was placed on the red list amid fears over the Omicron COVID-19 variant. “What is expected is a global approach, not selective,” Sarafa Tunji Isola, Nigeria’s high commissioner to the UK, said on Monday. He also echoed comments made by the UN’s chief, who described restrictions imposed on some southern African countries as “travel apartheid.”

New rules came into force on Monday morning. It means travelers arriving from Nigeria will be required to enter hotel quarantine — at their own expense — and isolate for 10 days. UK government minister Kit Malthouse, meanwhile, said the wording “travel apartheid” was “very unfortunate language.”

5. Jude Bellingham: German FA investigating midfielder’s comments on referee

The German Football Association is investigating England midfielder Jude Bellingham’s comments about referee Felix Zwayer after Borussia Dortmund’s 3-2 defeat by Bayern Munich. Bellingham, 18, questioned Zwayer’s appointment, referring to his six-month ban for a match-fixing scandal in 2005.

Zwayer rejected Dortmund’s appeals for a penalty before giving their rivals a spot-kick for a Mats Hummels handball. Robert Lewandowski scored the penalty to secure victory for Bayern. Speaking to the media, Bellingham said: “You give a referee, that has match fixed before, the biggest game in Germany. What do you expect?”

The DFB control committee have written to Bellingham and asked him to comment on his statements “as soon as possible.” Once Bellingham’s response has been evaluated, the control committee will decide what action to take.

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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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