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Rave News Digest: Jennifer Hudson And Common Reportedly Dating, BNXN Set To Release New Single, Jorginho + More

Rave News Digest: Jennifer Hudson And Common Reportedly Dating, BNXN Set To Release New Single, Jorginho + More

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Jennifer Hudson and Common reportedly dating, BNXN set to release new single, Jorginho signed to Arsenal. 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. Jennifer Hudson and Common reportedly dating

Jennifer Hudson and Common appear to be the newest couple on the block after an insider confirmed to the media that they are officially dating, although they’re keeping things under wraps. Reports say that a person close to the situation has confirmed the “Dreamgirls” actor has been secretly dating the 50-year-old rapper. The two have reportedly known each other for years, but they got closer on the set of their new thriller, “Breathe.”

Rumors began swirling last year after Common and J Hud had a romantic dinner in Philadelphia. An eyewitness told the media the couple were “cozy and flirty” and engaged in “lots of cuddling and giggling” throughout the dinner. Things picked up again after Common and Hudson were spotted together after the rapper had picked her up from filming her talk show in Burbank, California. The pair looked comfortable together outside of the show lot before jumping into his car. Jennifer Hudson ended her engagement to professional wrestler David Otunga in 2017, and Common called it quits with actress Tiffany Haddish in 2021.

2. Nigeria: BNXN is set to release a new single featuring Kizz Daniel & Seyi Vibez

On Tuesday, January 31, BNXN revealed via his Twitter account that he will be releasing a new single titled “Gwagalada” featuring Kizz Daniel and Seyi Vibez. The announcement has excited fans who are thrilled by the thought of the trio on a song together.

The single is produced by ace producer SARZ. BNXN will be aiming to use it to kick off another successful year. There is no date for the release yet, but fans are very excited about this collaboration.

3. South Africa: Tshepi Vundla and JR tie the knot in private ceremony

South African influencer Tshepi Vundla and music producer Tabure Thabo Bogopa Junior, affectionately known as JR, tied the knot this weekend. The couple announced in December that they were engaged to be married. Vundla broke the news on Instagram to her 312,000 followers with a picture of herself and JR, showing off her engagement ring.

On Sunday, the content creator took to her Instagram stories, the day after the big celebration, sharing the backdrop behind the main table. The backdrop had the couple’s initials and names written. “Matshepang and Thabo’s wedding celebration” read the signage.

In a separate post, Vundla shared a little more about her big day, describing it as “one of the best days ever.” The mother of two also reflected that the “fights, tears, nerves and stress” were worth it all now that the big day has passed. She also thanked her guests for respecting their no-phone policy and revealed that more content would be coming soon.

Congratulations to the couple.

4. Drake Wins $2.3M dollar bet on The Chiefs returning to the Super Bowl

Drake kicks off his 2023 sports betting run with a massive $2.3 million win with the Kansas City Chiefs. When it comes to sports gambling, Drake might be the king of high-dollar wagers. People lose millions at the casinos every day, but no one loses in the public eye quite like Drizzy. His partnership with Stake.com has seen gambling become one of his top priorities on social media.

To kick off 2023, the rapper placed a massive $1.1 million bet on Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs to return to the Super Bowl. After a battle with the Bengals, the Chiefs punched their ticket to the Super Bowl. For Drizzy, this meant he took home over $2.3 million, marking an amazing start to 2023. With 11 more months to go, hopefully, the odds are in Drake’s favor in his future bets.

5. Arsenal completes £12m Jorginho transfer from Chelsea

Arsenal has confirmed the signing of Italian midfielder Jorginho from London rivals Chelsea in a £12 million deal. The Gunners have confirmed the arrival of the 31-year-old midfielder after he underwent a medical on Tuesday morning. Jorginho has signed an 18-month contract until the summer of 2024, although Arsenal does have the option to extend his stay by another year. The Premier League leaders will pay Chelsea an initial £10 million for the Italy international, with a further £2 million to be paid in add-ons further down the line.

Arsenal turned to Jorginho after failing to agree on a deal with Brighton for Moises Caicedo. The Gunners saw two bids knocked back by the Seagulls for the 21-year-old, with the latest totaling £70 million.

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Our Weekday 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 2023. 


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