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Rave News Digest: Kanye West Reportedly Named As Suspect In Battery Investigation, Wande Coal Teases New Single, Enzo Fernandez + More

Rave News Digest: Kanye West Reportedly Named As Suspect In Battery Investigation, Wande Coal Teases New Single, Enzo Fernandez + More


Kanye West reportedly named as a suspect in battery investigation, Wande Coal teases new single featuring Olamide, Chelsea makes new £105m offer for Enzo Fernandez. 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. Kanye West named as a suspect in battery investigation

Kanye West has reportedly been named as a suspect in a battery investigation after he allegedly ripped a woman’s phone out of her hand and threw it after she refused to stop filming him. In the video recording, the rapper notices he is being followed after leaving his daughter North’s basketball game. has an estimated Kanye West net worth of $500 million “You didn’t have to run up on me like that,” he says while confronting the woman. “If I say stop, stop with your cameras!”

The woman claims she could film him because he is “a celebrity.” Kanye then allegedly reached into her car, grabbed her phone, and threw it. He then hops into an SUV where his reported wife Bianca Censori is waiting for him. Deputies from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department were called to the scene and were provided video evidence of the incident. It’s still unclear whether the woman is a professional photographer or just taking videos of West as a citizen. Since then, according to reports, West has been named as a suspect in a battery investigation.

2. Nigeria: Wande Coal teases new single featuring Olamide

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On Sunday, January 29, Nigerian artiste Wande Coal teased an upcoming song featuring superstar Olamide titled “Kpe Paso.” The single is set to be released on Thursday, February 2, alongside its minted visuals. The teaser has excited fans who are keenly awaiting another collaboration between the duo after their 2022 single “Hate Me.”

Wande Coal and Olamide are two of the most recognizable names in Afrobeats in an illustrious career that has spanned over a decade. “Kpe Paso” can be expected to deliver another memorable moment in Afrobeats and also remind listeners of their superlative talent.

3. South Africa: Zozibini Tunzi remembers the late Miss USA

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Monday marked a year since the passing of Miss USA 2019, Cheslie Kryst. Zozibini Tunzi took to her timeline to pay tribute to her late friend. Cheslie died on January 30, 2022. The media reported a woman had jumped to her death from a midtown high-rise building. Zozibini became friends with Cheslie after sharing a luxury apartment in Manhattan with the late pageant queen during the year of her reign as Miss Universe 2019.

To commemorate the death of her late friend, Tunzi took to her Instagram timeline to share a precious moment she had with Cheslie when they coincidentally wore matching outfits. In the post, Zozibini revealed that her death anniversary was now dedicated to reminding people to seek help for their mental health. After Cheslie’s death, Zozibini shared a lengthy Instagram post speaking of how she was struggling to come to terms with the loss of her friend.

4. Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ breaks Afrobeats record on YouTube

Rema’s “Calm Down” has made history by becoming the most-viewed Afrobeats music video on YouTube. The single was released on February 11, 2022, as one of the lead singles off Rema’s debut album, “Raves & Roses.” Since its release, the single has enjoyed massive international success, which further soared with the Selena Gomez-assisted remix. The song also enjoyed international acclaim following the Selena Gomez remix, which has seen it peak at No. 8 on the UK Singles Chart and No. 35 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Weeks after the video crossed the 300 million views mark, the video has set a new record as the most-watched Nigerian music video on YouTube after it surpassed CKay’s “Love Nwantiti.” The news was reported by the foremost music chart publication TurnTable Charts on Sunday, January 29.

5. Chelsea makes new £105m offer for Enzo Fernandez

Chelsea has returned with a bid worth £105 million ($130m) for Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandez. Having failed to get a deal over the line at the beginning of January, Chelsea has reignited their interest in Fernandez with the transfer window almost shut. Reports say that the Blues have tabled a £105m offer to Benfica for the Argentine, and are optimistic that they will be successful with their approach before the transfer deadline.

The current offer meets the buy-out clause inserted into Fernandez’s Benfica contract but sees the fee staggered across one larger payment and five smaller installments. The report states this leaves room for negotiation, but with the money offered, Chelsea is hopeful it will be enough to convince Benfica to finally let Fernandez go. If the deal is done for that fee, Fernandez would smash the British record transfer fee set by Jack Grealish when he moved to Manchester City in 2021, while also eclipsing the £97m club-record fee they paid to re-sign Romelu Lukaku from Inter.

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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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