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Rave News Digest: Jeremy Scott Exits Moschino, Funke Akindele Loses Election, Rashford + More

Rave News Digest: Jeremy Scott Exits Moschino, Funke Akindele Loses Election, Rashford + More


Jeremy Scott exits Moschino, Funke Akindele loses election, Rashford forced to withdraw from qualifiers. 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. Jeremy Scott leaves Moschino after 10 years at the fashion house

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Jeremy Scott is stepping down as creative director of the Italian luxury house Moschino after 10 years of wild and wacky fashion shows and his elegant dressing of numerous celebrities. The company made the announcement Monday. “Scott has penned a fundamental chapter in the legacy of the brand with his fearless and show-stopping pop-camp style and incisive humor — true to the renowned codes of the House,” the company said in an email statement.

The American designer took over at Moschino in October 2013 with a groundbreaking fall/winter collection that, according to the statement, “launched a thousand debates on the role of fashion in the annals of art, consumerism, and social commentary.” Massimo Ferretti, chair of Moschino parent Aeffe S.p.A., thanked Scott for “ushering in a distinct and joyful vision that will forever be a part of Moschino history.” Scott called his years at Moschino “a wonderful celebration of creativity and imagination.”

2. Funke Akindele loses election, deletes posts relating to politics

Nollywood actress Funke Akindele has deleted all posts relating to politics from her Instagram page. After losing the just-concluded gubernatorial elections, the actress-turned-politician took down all political posts concerning herself and, Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran, better known as Jandor, after they contested under the People’s Democratic Party for governor and deputy governor positions in Lagos state.

The actress cum politician and her running mate lost the election to All Progressive Party (APC) candidate and returning governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and came third behind Labor Party candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour. The election was reportedly marred with heavy violence and rigging as voters and potential voters were threatened and harmed.

3. South Africa: Musa Keys announces tour

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Amapiano star Musa Keys, aka “The Tsonga Michael Jackson,” is looking forward to sharing his music with the world and recently announced his US tour. The Selema hitmaker took to his Instagram to share the news with his fans. His tour will take place from May 20 to June 15. “US tour loading. Can’t wait to share my vibes with the rest of the world again,” he said.

Musa has proven himself to be a force in the music industry with his electric stage performances and vocals. The musician is one of the artistes who worked with AKA on his last album. Talking about how the song came about weeks before his untimely death, AKA said collaborating with Musa was a no-brainer.

4. Dennis Rodman accuses Travis Scott of ripping off shoe design

Dennis Rodman, the NBA Hall of Famer, has accused Travis Scott of copying the backward swoosh he helped introduce with the Nike Air Darwin. During a recent sneaker convention, the five-time NBA champion claimed Scott used the same logo flip on his Air Jordan collaborations that the sportswear brand had on the Nike Air Darwin.

“Travis Scott has copied my shoe,” Rodman said. “I was the first guy to do mine backward when I was playing with the Chicago Bulls. Come on, Travis, give me some credit. You copied my shit. This ain’t new, but either way, congratulations.” Sneaker enthusiasts lost their minds when La Flame and Jordan Brand teased the Travis Scott Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG in 2019. The sneaker came in a Mocha colorway with an accompanying backward Nike swoosh and had many people believe that Travis and Nike were doing something innovative.

5. Marcus Rashford forced to withdraw from England squad for upcoming European qualifiers

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has been forced to withdraw from the England squad after picking up a knock against Fulham on Sunday. As the dust settled on a truly chaotic final 20 minutes in the FA Cup quarter-final between Manchester United and Fulham, Rashford was withdrawn by Erik ten Hag in the 83rd minute with the Red Devils then 2-1 ahead. It has since been confirmed that the 25-year-old picked up a knock in the eventual 3-1 win, and has been forced to withdraw from the England squad for their upcoming duo of games as a result.

The Three Lions meet this week to kick off their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign, with games against Italy and Ukraine awaiting Gareth Southgate‘s side. Rashford was expected to be a part of that squad following his sensational form this season that saw him earn both club and Premier League player of the month awards for February, but the knock has now ensured he will remain at Carrington for the next two weeks instead. United state on their website that Rashford will “hopefully be available” for their away trip to Newcastle when club football returns in April, while colleagues Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw will continue with England as expected.

Featured image: Lauren Cowart via @jeremyscott/Instagram

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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