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Rave News Digest: Issa Rae Receives Key To Inglewood, Omo Ghetto The Saga Becomes Most Watched Netflix Naija Movie, Jota Injury Update + More

Rave News Digest: Issa Rae Receives Key To Inglewood, Omo Ghetto The Saga Becomes Most Watched Netflix Naija Movie, Jota Injury Update + More


Issa Rae receives key to the city of Inglewood, Omo Ghetto The Saga becomes most watched Netflix Naija movie, Jota injury update. 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. Issa Rae is the first person to receive key to city of Inglewood

Life imitated art for Issa Rae over the weekend. The “Insecure” creator and star became the first person to receive the key to the city of Inglewood at Saturday’s Taste of Inglewood festival. Her lead character was bestowed the same honor in a fantasy sequence during the final season of the award-winning HBO series. Referring to Rae as “the queen” of the southwestern Los Angeles county city, Mayor James T. Butts presented the key at the event, held across the street from SoFi stadium where Super Bowl LVI was held Sunday.

“I’m a little emotional, I’m trying to be a thug right now,” Rae said in her speech. The 37-year-old Emmy nominee, whose given name is Jo-Issa Rae Diop, is also a proud native and said: “I will always put on for my city. Inglewood, South L.A., stand up.”

Congratulations to Issa Rae.

2. Omo Ghetto The Saga becomes Netflix Naija’s most watched movie

Funke Akindele’s “Omo Ghetto The Saga” has hit a new record. The film is now leading as the most-watched title on Netflix Naija. According to reports, the comedy sequel has stayed on the streamer’s top 10 list as the longest-running title for a Nollywood picture with a total of 98 days.

Released in 2020, the comedy sequel starring Akindele in the dual role of twin sisters, Omo Ghetto grossed over N500 million making it the highest-grossing film in the Nigerian box office. Following its successful cinema run, the film debuted on Netflix in 2021, also to impressive reviews.

3. South Africa: ‘Love Island SA’ winners Thimna and Libho announce break up

“Love Island SA” winners Thimna Shooto and Libhongolethu “Libho” Gheza have separated after a year. Libho and Thimna took to their Instagram stories to announce their break-up, but saying they will cherish their time together. “Thimna and I have decided to break up. It’s been an amazing journey and I find comfort in that we gave it a full go and held nothing back. I’ve learned so much about relationships and myself. I will cherish our time together forever,” Libho wrote. Issa Rae key Inglewood

“Libho and I have decided to break up. We thank each and everyone of you who have supported and loved us. The past year has been amazing! Our relationship was beautiful and I wouldn’t change a thing about it,” Thimna wrote.

In the first season of Love Island SA, Thimna and Libho showed an instant connection and made their relationship official when Libho asked the fitness model to be his girlfriend. The pair were crowned as the winners of the reality show, bagging R1m and had since served couple goals on social media.

4. Mali conflict: Macron announces troops to leave after nine years

France and its allies in a European force will withdraw their troops from Mali after almost a decade, President Emmanuel Macron has announced. The troops have been involved in the fight against Islamist militants in the country since 2013. Macron said the decision to leave followed a breakdown in diplomatic relations, amid growing hostility from Mali’s governing military junta. The forces will be redeployed elsewhere in Africa’s Sahel region. “We cannot remain militarily engaged alongside de-facto authorities whose strategy and hidden aims we do not share,” Macron told a news conference in Paris on Thursday.

He denied that the mission had been a failure and insisted that France remained committed to combating Islamist insurgencies in the region. He added that Niger had agreed to host some of the withdrawing forces. “France has played a unifying role in this international mobilization in favor of the Sahel,” he said. “We will continue to ensure this unifying role.” The planned withdrawal, which is expected to happen over a four- to six-month period, was announced following meeting of European and African leaders at the Élysée Palace on Wednesday night.

5. Jota injury update: Liverpool star has ankle ligament pain, says Klopp

Liverpool forward Diogo Jota has picked up an ankle ligament injury in the Champions League last 16 tie against Inter, says manager Jurgen Klopp. Jota was substituted off Wednesday at San Siro after 45 minutes and was replaced by Roberto Firmino. The Reds had only just returned several key players from injury and international duty before Jota’s setback.

“I am happy with everything apart from Diogo [Jota] going off because of something around the ankle ligament,” Klopp told the press. “He could play on so maybe that is a good sign. The ankle was swollen at the break so we had to change.” Liverpool face Norwich City this Saturday before meeting Leeds mid-week and Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final on February 27.

Featured image: issarae / Instagram 

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 from American reports to top African news today, and the best sports stories in 2022. 

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