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Rave News Digest: Ice Spice And PinkPantheress Land SKIMS Campaign, Olamide Receives Billboard Recognition, Lukaku + More

Rave News Digest: Ice Spice And PinkPantheress Land SKIMS Campaign, Olamide Receives Billboard Recognition, Lukaku + More


Ice Spice and PinkPantheress land SKIMS campaign, Olamide receives Billboard recognition, Romelu Lukaku offered Chelsea lifeline. 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. 

1. Ice Spice and PinkPantheress land SKIMS campaign

On Monday, April 24, the shapewear and clothing brand created by Kim Kardashian, SKIMS, debuted a new campaign featuring Ice Spice and PinkPantheress. Earlier this year, the two recording artistes released their hit single “Boy’s a liar Pt. 2.” Between the radio, clubs, and social media, the popular track is still everywhere. Now, the duo has reunited for the latest SKIMS campaign, and fans couldn’t be more excited.

“Launching April 27: New Shapewear. Get ready for the next generation of our viral shapewear, led by a new generation of icons,” SKIMS’ official Twitter account wrote with a video of the stars. Kardashian shared a statement regarding the upcoming release. “I’m excited to launch this next generation of SKIMS shapewear with a campaign that celebrates these incredible musical artists,” she said. The mother-of-four added the ladies “are super talented women and truly reflect our SKIMS community.”

2. Olamide and YBNL receive huge Billboard recognition

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Rapper Olamide has received huge billboard recognition for his work as the CEO of the music label YBNL. The sensational and multiple award-winning rapper was named in the 2023 International Power Players List by Billboard due to his work in discovering and providing a platform for some of the biggest artistes in Nigeria.

The rapper, who recently released a new song titled “Trumpet” with CKay, has fans excited about what is to come in the year 2023 from him and the talents under his label.

Congratulations to Olamide.

3. South Africa: Bongeziwe Mabandla makes impressive debut on ‘A Colors Show’

Ahead of the release of his fourth studio album, “amaXesha,” which is set for release on May 5, South African singer Bongeziwe Mabandla showcased his unique blend of African-inspired folk music with an ethereal performance of his new single, “sisahleleleni.” Draped in an eye-catching mustard ensemble, which sparkled over the YouTube platform’s striking blue background, Mabandla delivered a moving performance that’s drawn rave reviews across the board over the past few days.

Colors shared: “Ahead of the release of his fourth studio album ‘amaXesha’ o, May 5th, South African musician Bongeziwe Mabandla (@Bongeziwe) drops by the COLORS stage to deliver a mesmerizing performance of his new single ‘sisahleleleni (i)’.🌅 Listen to ‘amaXesha’ here:”

4. Famed singer and activist Harry Belafonte has died at 96

Famed activist and singer Harry Belafonte has died at 96. On Tuesday, April 25, Belafonte’s longtime spokesperson Ken Sunshine informed the media he passed away Tuesday morning of congestive heart failure. The Harlem-born actor is remembered as the “King of Calypso.” It was a title given to the late singer for his successful take on folk music, which was an expression of his Black and Caribbean experience. Born in 1927, Belafonte became a popular musician in his late 20s and early 30s.

The Caribbean-American pop artiste generated an international fan base with his critically acclaimed studio album Calypso in 1956. Billboard said it was also his second No. 1 on its Top Pop Albums chart. Around the 1960s, Belafonte began increasing his efforts with Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement.

Our condolences go out to his family and friends.

5. Romelu Lukaku offered Chelsea lifeline

Romelu Lukaku will be asked if he wishes to try and revive his Chelsea career under incoming manager Mauricio Pochettino. The Blues are close to confirming former Spurs boss Pochettino as their permanent successor to Graham Potter, although Frank Lampard is set to remain in interim charge at Stamford Bridge until the end of the season. According to reports, attention is now turning to which Chelsea players could thrive under the Argentine, and it’s said that Lukaku will be offered the opportunity to reignite his stagnating career.

Lukaku was signed for a whopping £97.5 million ($120.9m) from Inter in 2021 but endured a nightmare return to the club he previously spent time at between 2011 and 2014. He managed just eight goals in 26 Premier League games, fell out with Thomas Tuchel, and irritated supporters with an infamous interview in which he admitted that he regretted leaving Italy. Lukaku returned to Inter on loan last summer, but the Nerazzurri have no interest in making the switch permanent as he has scored just five times in Serie A this season. However, Pochettino may favor reintegrating him into the squad once he takes over at Chelsea.

Featured image: Vanessa Beecroft via @skims/Instagram

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