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Rave News Digest: Doja Cat Makes Forbes 30 Under 30 List, Nigeria Makes Oscar Submission, Lewis Hamilton + More

Rave News Digest: Doja Cat Makes Forbes 30 Under 30 List, Nigeria Makes Oscar Submission, Lewis Hamilton + More


Doja Cat, Roddy Ricch and more make Forbes 30 Under 30 list, Nigeria makes submission for Oscars, Lewis Hamilton tests positive for Coronavirus. 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, Roddy Ricch and more make Forbes 30 Under 30 list

Forbes has released it’s 30 Under 30 list, and several young hip-hop artists are representing the genre with a strong showing in the Music category. The 2021 Forbes 30 Under 30 honors 600 different influential figures in 20 categories, and burgeoning hip-hop super star Roddy Ricch lead the list, which was published on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Doja Cat is also among this year’s honorees, largely due to the wild success of her 2019 album “Hot Pink,” which was streamed on Spotify over a billion times. The special issue of Forbes also features 30 Under 30 alum Travis Scott as the cover star, along with a lengthy interview about his wide-ranging business pursuits. Forbes’ list, when it comes to music, also features meteoric newcomers Lil Baby, Polo G and Saweetie among those represented in the music category.

#2. Nigeria: ‘The Milkmaid’ is Nigeria’s official submission for Oscars


“The Milkmaid” is Nigeria’s official submission for the 93rd Academy Awards in the International Feature Film (IFF) category of the Oscars. Announcing the selection on Tuesday, the Nigerian Official Selection Committee (NOSC) for the IFF category of the Academy Awards said it received several entries out of which six films – “Sanitation Day,” “Voiceless,” “Oloture,” “Ibi (The Birth),” “The Milkmaid” and “Eyimofe” – sailed through the first vetting exercise.

The last stage of three films, it says, had The Milkmaid, scoring overwhelming majority votes. Written, produced and directed by Desmond Ovbiagele, The Milkmaid is a Hausa language-based thriller on insurgency, especially as it affects women and children in Sub-Saharan Africa.

#3. South Africa: Actress Regina Nesengani graduates with a PhD

Regina Nesengani

Regina Nesengani, who is popularly known for her role as Chief Azwindini’s mother, Vho-Masindi, in the popular SABC2 soap opera “Muvhango” is celebrating a great milestone. The actress recently received her PhD degree from the University of South Africa (UNISA). According to television producer and creator of “Muvhango” Duma Ndlovu, Nesengani’s doctoral thesis was based on a burning societal issue in South Africa – gender-based violence – and it was written in Tshivenda.

Ndlovu took to social media on Tuesday to honour the legendary actress. He wrote: “Regina Nesengani, vho-Masindi in Muvhango, was last week conferred with a PhD Degree by UNISA, Her doctoral thesis was on gender-based violence and it was written in her native TshiVenda language. Dr. Nesengani ladies and gentlemen!”

#4. Ghana: NDC declares three-day prayer and fasting towards December 7

Presidential candidate John Mahama, his running mate and his wife at a service.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has declared a three-day prayer, fasting and thanksgiving period from Thursday, December 3 to Saturday, December 5, toward the December 7 General Election.

A statement signed and issued by the National Chairman of the party, Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, said the aim is to seek God’s goodness and mercies towards the election “and the last month to the end of a very engaging year 2020.”

It added that the period of Prayer, Fasting and Thanksgiving will be climaxed by the offer of Special Service on Friday December 4 and Saturday December 5, 2020 by the Muslim and Christian community respectively.

#5. Formula One’s Lewis Hamilton tests positive for Coronavirus

Lewis Hamilton has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. The seven-time Formula One champion will miss this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain. The Mercedes team on Tuesday (December 1) announced in a statement that Hamilton was tested three times last week and returned a negative result each time.

That said, Hamilton woke up Monday morning with mild symptoms and “was informed at the same time that a contact prior to arrival in Bahrain had subsequently tested positive,” the team said. “Lewis, therefore, took a further test and returned a positive result. This has since been confirmed by a retest.” Hamilton is currently in isolation and following all quarantine protocols.

Cover photo credit: Instagram – dojacat

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, latest trending global headlines, the Nigerian news today, top African news, and sports stories. 2020

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