BBC to release new Fela Kuti documentary, Lena Waithe’s wife files for divorce, Solsjkaer gives update on Pogba. 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. Nigeria: BBC set to air new Fela Kuti documentary ‘Fela Kuti: Father of Afrobeat’
A new Fela Kuti documentary is set to air on BBC Two this weekend. The BBC documentary on the pioneering Nigerian musician and bandleader is aptly titled, Fela Kuti: Father of Afrobeat. Directed by Biyi Bandele the film compiles previously unseen archival footage of Kuti, as well as interviews with those dear to him, including family, friends, collaborators, and fans of the late musician.
Fela Kuti’s legacy as a genre-birthing artist who was vocally critical of the Nigerian government and military throughout his career has made his story particularly fitting for the documentary format, though hard to capture in just one exposition.
2. Alana Mayo files for divorce from Lena Waithe
Alana Mayo has filed for divorce from Lena Waithe. The news comes 10 months after the pair split in January — and about one year after Waithe revealed they were married. Mayo filed for divorce from Waithe in Los Angeles on Friday.
In their split announcement, the former couple said they had “nothing but support for one another.” The screenwriter, producer, and actress revealed that she and Mayo had tied the knot during a November appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which was guest hosted by John Legend.
3. Uganda: Uganda’s Bobi Wine released on bail as protest death toll rises to 37
Ugandan pop star and presidential candidate Bobi Wine, whose arrest this week triggered protests that led to at least 37 deaths, was released on bail on Friday after being charged with holding rallies likely to spread the coronavirus.
The violence comes as campaigns kick-off ahead of January elections in the oil-rich East African nation, whose aging leader Yoweri Museveni is a staunch Western ally but faces accusations of corruption and nepotism at home, which he denies.
Opposition leader Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, was arrested on Wednesday while campaigning in eastern Uganda for allegedly holding mass rallies in violation of restrictions imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19.
4. Ghana: Stonebwoy disappointed that Sarkodie reported him to the police
Stonebwoy says he did not expect Sarkodie to report him to the police after his misunderstanding with his manager Angel Town at the Black Love Concert. According to him, he had sorted his differences with the manager thus he was disappointed to receive a call from the police after resolving the issue.
Speaking on Showbiz A-Z he stated “you don’t take your friend to the police station. I wouldn’t do that to you.” However, addressing his comment once again on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM, Monday, Stonebwoy stated that he may have lost it if he was not a strong person following the police notice.
5. Manchester United manager Solskjaer gives Pogba injury update
Paul Pogba could be back in contention for Manchester United’s clash against Istanbul Basaksehir on Tuesday night. The midfielder missed the win against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday with a knock he picked up on his most recent international fixture with France but trained with his teammates on Monday ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League showdown.
Solskjaer said: “We hope he [Pogba] is going to be available, he trained this morning, we will see if there’s any reaction when we report tomorrow.”
Our Week Day 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, the Nigerian news today, top African news, and sports stories. 2020
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