Actress Jenifer Lewis to receive Hollywood Walk of Fame star, MI Abaga to retire stage name, Gomez signs new Liverpool contract. 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. Actress Jenifer Lewis to receive a Hollywood Walk of Fame star
Fans of the screen legend and acclaimed author can watch it all happen on July 15.https://t.co/OmThd6MeVA— BET Her TV (@BETherTV) July 7, 2022
The incomparable Jenifer Lewis will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 15. A force on stage, screen, and sound, Lewis will be honored with the 2,726th star, in an event that will take place at 6284 Hollywood Boulevard and streamed live exclusively on the Walk of Fame website. Lewis’ star will be for television.
“Jenifer Lewis is considered a national treasure and a force to be reckoned with,” said Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “She is one of those performers who always keeps the audience on their toes! I placed Jenifer’s star next to one of her all-time favorite actresses, the legendary Katharine Hepburn. Those ladies are two peas in a pod, as both delved in Human Rights activities and are known to be as feisty as all get out!”
Congratulations to the beloved actress.
2. Nigeria: MI Abaga to retire stage name, MI ahead of next album
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Multi-award-winning superstar rapper MI Abaga has announced that he will be retiring his famous stage name, “Mr Incredible Abaga (MI Abaga)” and he will be taking on a new name in preparation for his next album dropping in August 2022. MI made this revelation in an Instagram post on Thursday 7th July. In another post, the rapper further revealed that his last act as MI Abaga will be on 10th July 2022 where he will be celebrating his decade-long legacy as Africa’s greatest rapper at “The Vibe.”
MI Abaga is one of Nigeria’s most talented and impactful artists with his notable contributions to hip hop. He has promised that his next album, which is his 7th studio album, will be defining. Fans will be eager to see what comes next after MI Abaga. It’s surely going to be an emotional moment for fans whom he has wowed with his phenomenal talent with the said name.
3. South Africa: First look at Thuso Mbedu alongside Viola Davis in ‘Woman King’
Internationally renowned SA-born actress Thuso Mbedu has dropped the trailer for the highly anticipated Hollywood film: “The Woman King.” Taking to her Instagram on Wednesday, the multi-award-winning actress shared the trailer of the movie that is set to premiere in cinemas on September 16. The flick, inspired by the true events of the African kingdom of Dahomey in the 18th and 19th centuries features household Hollywood names such as Viola Davis and John Boyega and SA actors Thuso Mbedu, Zozi Tunzi, Siv Ngesi. Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi announced that she too was cast for the star-studded American historical film.
Grammy Award-winner Lebo M created five original songs for the film. Thuso Mbedu, who’s a two-time Emmy-nominated actress, played the lead role in Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The Underground Railway.”
4. Convicted ex-president returns to Burkina Faso
#Burkina Faso/ Exclusif / ci dessous, photo de l'ancien Président Blaise Compaoré dans l'avion qui le conduit ce 07 juillet 2022 à Ouagadougou où il doit participer le 8/7/ à une rencontre de " réconciliation nationale". Son avion se posera à la Base aérienne de Ouaga . pic.twitter.com/2q5h19vadB— Serge Daniel (@sergedanielinfo) July 7, 2022
The former President of Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaoré, has arrived back in his country after spending seven years in exile. The government says he is there to hold talks with the military junta as part of reconciliation efforts. One journalist has been tweeting pictures of the return. In April, Compaoré was given a life sentence in absentia for his role in the assassination of the country’s revolutionary leader, Thomas Sankara, during the coup that brought him to power 35 years ago.
It’s not clear whether Compaoré will be subjected to a judicial process now that he is back in Burkina Faso. Lawyers representing the family of Mr. Sankara have called for his arrest.
5. Gomez signs new Liverpool deal with Jota and Keita set to follow
Joe Gomez has signed a new long-term contract at Liverpool, with Diogo Jota and Naby Keita also in line for new deals. Gomez, 25, followed in the footsteps of Mohamed Salah by committing his future to the Reds and has now set his sights on forcing his way back into Jurgen Klopp’s team at center-back. The England international made just 11 starts last season, and only 21 appearances in total, but has been assured he remains very much a part of Klopp’s plans and has now extended his seven-year stay on Merseyside.
Gomez’s previous deal had two years left to run, leading to suggestions he could be tempted away from Anfield this summer. Aston Villa and Newcastle were among those linked, but reports say that it was unlikely that a transfer would take place and that the player was determined to fight for his spot at Liverpool. Gomez has now silenced speculation over his future once and for all by signing a new five-year contract that will keep him at Anfield until 2027.
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