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Rave News Digest: Halle Bailey Scores Role In Pharrell Williams’ Musical, Asake Debuts New Look, Harry Kane + More

Rave News Digest: Halle Bailey Scores Role In Pharrell Williams’ Musical, Asake Debuts New Look, Harry Kane + More



inger and actress Halle Bailey scores a role in Pharrell Williams’ coming-of-age musical, Asake debuts new look in viral video, and Harry Kane registers 50 goals and assists this season. Stay in the know with our Rave News Digest, which summarizes five of the hottest global news stories you need to catch up on, saving you time and energy. Consider it your daily news fix.

1. Halle Bailey scores a role in Pharrell Williams’ coming-of-age musical

Halle Bailey has officially joined a special Universal Pictures’ untitled Pharrell Williams and Michel Gondry project, a coming-of-age musical set in Virginia Beach in the summer of 1977 inspired by Atlantis Apartments, Williams’ childhood neighborhood. The project is said to be based on a script by Martin Hynes (“Toy Story 4”) and Steven Levenson (“Tick, Tick…Boom!”). Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Oscar-winner Da’Vine Joy Randolph have also joined the cast.

2. Asake debuts new look in viral video

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Asake, known for his iconic dreadlocks, has debuted a striking new hairstyle, shedding his locks in favor of a fresh look. In a video swiftly making rounds on social media, Asake was captured at a recent social event sporting his newly trimmed hair, marking a significant departure from his previous appearance. Also, the sudden transformation has left fans in awe and sparked widespread speculation about the motives behind Asake’s drastic change.

3. South Africa: Thandiswa Mazwai makes ‘dream come true’ with Tiny Desk debut

Thandiswa Mazwai is beaming with pride after her debut on NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concerts. The Tiny Desk Concerts series is one of the most popular series on YouTube for music lovers. The concerts, which typically run from 15 to 30 minutes, feature live performances by renowned musicians. The singer performed her biggest hits.

“TinyDesk was one of those dreams come true for me and my fans. Thank you to globalFEST for hooking us up. The show was shot on a snowy day in DC this January. They usually ask that performances are kept to about 15 to 18 minutes. So we did about five songs, some of them shortened,” she said.

4. Amaarae signs new deal with Burna Boy’s management, Bad Habit

Ghanaian singer Amaarae has inked a groundbreaking deal with Bad Habit, a distinguished label, management, and publishing company established in 2015. This was revealed in a social media post on Thursday, April 4. Renowned for its collaborations with industry giants such as Atlantic Records, Warner Chappell, and the Alternative Distribution Alliance, Bad Habit offers unparalleled opportunities for its artists to flourish in the music industry.

Amaarae, whose meteoric rise commenced with the release of her album “Fountain Baby,” is slated to join an illustrious lineup of talents on Bad Habit’s roster, including Grammy Award winner, Burna Boy. The deal represents a co-partnership agreement with Amaarae’s independent label, Golden Child Entertainment Ltd.

5. Harry Kane becomes the first player in Europe’s top-five leagues to register 50 goals and assists this season

Harry Kane has become the first player in Europe’s top-five leagues to register 50 goals and assists this season. Kane put Bayern ahead after 38 minutes and registered his 38th goal of the season in all competitions for Bayern this season. The English striker, who is not only known for his goalscoring ability but also his creativity, has also registered a further 12 assists. Since his blockbuster transfer to the Bundesliga champions last summer, the Englishman has delivered consistently and broken countless records. His latest feat puts him above any other striker in Europe’s top five leagues and, once again, shows he ranks amongst the very best players in the world.

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Our Weekday News Digest summarizes five of the hottest news topics worldwide–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 2024.

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