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Rave News Digest: Singer, Jazmine Sullivan Tests Positive For COVID-19, Burna Boy Gives Update On Accident, Russian Clubs And Teams Banned + More

Rave News Digest: Singer, Jazmine Sullivan Tests Positive For COVID-19, Burna Boy Gives Update On Accident, Russian Clubs And Teams Banned + More


Jazmine Sullivan tests positive for COVID-19, Burna Boy gives update on accident, FIFA and UEFA ban Russian teams and clubs. 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. Jazmine Sullivan tests positive for COVID-19, cancels tour dates

Jazmine Sullivan is on the road to recovery after testing positive for COVID-19 and a selection of her upcoming shows for her Heaux Tales Tour have been canceled until further notice. The R&B crooner headed to her social media accounts on to share the news with her followers. “My doctor confirmed today that I’m positive with Covid. I am taking every precaution to isolate myself,” she wrote. “I’m truly sad to have to cancel more shows but health and safety come first for myself, my team, and all of you.”

The “Pick Up Your Feelings” singer informed her fans that her shows for the next few weeks have been canceled. “We will let you know when the tour will resume once we have made that decision. As soon as we have more information in regards to tickets and rescheduling, ticket holders will be notified via email,” she continued. As the news quickly went viral, fans were visibly heartbroken and took a moment to respond, wishing Sullivan a speedy recovery.

2. Burna Boy give update after car accident

Grammy-Award winner, Burna Boy has spoken about his car accident on Saturday. The 30-year-old was involved in an accident in the Lekki area of Lagos with his Ferrari. Speaking on his Instagram page, Burna Boy confirmed he had an accident, but he’s fine. He lamented that everyone in the area took out their phone to record him instead of helping him during the incident. The singer, who was not angered by their actions, said it happened because they were excited to see him.

His post read, “Yes it’s true. I had a bad accident in my Ferrari today. My leg just hurts a little, but I’m fine. It is funny how everyone came out with their phones recording me instead of helping out (I guess they were too excited to see me regardless of the situation lol) but I love you all. Gambo got me.”

We wish the African Giant speedy recovery.

3. South Africa: Cassper Nyovest thanks fans for supporting his business ventures

South African rapper Cassper Nyovest thanked his fans for supporting his footwear partnership and alcohol brand. The “Destiny” rapper has been growing from strength to strength when it comes to branching out to business ventures outside of music. Last year, Cassper signed a multimillion-rand deal with Drip Footwear under his company, Family Tree, which is not only a record label but produces clothes, too. The “Siyathandana” hitmaker also launched his tequila brand, Billiato.

Taking to Twitter, Cassper explained how these latest business ventures are a perfect fit for him and that he loves seeing people enjoy his products. He went on to thank his fans for supporting him and shared that he’s already turned a profit. “Both businesses are doing well and are already making a profit which is so encouraging cause I haven’t even been trading for a year. The potential is immense and I can’t wait to express all these ideas that I have. The support my people have given me is overwhelming. Thank you all!!”

4. Ukraine sues Russia over genocide claim in UN’s highest court

Ukraine said Russia had “falsely claimed” that genocide was being committed in the breakaway republics of Luhansk and Donetsk in order to justify an invasion. Russia “emphatically” denies the allegations, the indictment states. The court is now expected to declare in emergency proceedings that “Russia has no legal basis” for its military action in and against Ukraine. A date for a hearing has not yet been set.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi had earlier announced the lawsuit via Twitter. In the indictment, Ukraine also accuses Russia of “planning acts of genocide in Ukraine” and “intentionally killing or seriously injuring people of Ukrainian nationality.” Court proceedings before the International Court of Justice are usually lengthy. However, in the case of an urgent application, a hearing can be scheduled within a few weeks.

5. Ukraine crisis: FIFA and UEFA suspend all Russian clubs and national teams

Russian football clubs and national teams have been suspended from all competitions by FIFA and UEFA after the country’s invasion of Ukraine. The world and European football governing bodies said they would be banned “until further notice.” It means the Russian men’s team will not play their World Cup play-off matches next month and the women’s team have been banned from this summer’s Euro 2022 competition.

Spartak Moscow have also been kicked out of the Europa League and their last-16 opponents RB Leipzig will advance to the quarter-finals. UEFA has also ended its sponsorship with Russian energy giant Gazprom. “Football is fully united here and in full solidarity with all the people affected in Ukraine,” FIFA and UEFA said in a joint statement. “Both presidents hope that the situation in Ukraine will improve significantly and rapidly so that football can again be a vector for unity and peace amongst people.”

Featured image: jazminesullivan / 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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