Kanye West releases Donda, Victor Uwaifo passes on, Wolves sign Hwang Hee-Chan. 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.
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1. Kanye West releases long-awaited album ‘Donda’
DONDA THE ALBUM 8 AM EST pic.twitter.com/wKFqA7Ay5p— YEEZY MAFIA (@theyeezymafia) August 29, 2021
More than a month after Kanye West’s long-awaited 10th studio album was initially scheduled to be released, Donda is now streaming online. The 27-song album, which arrived unexpectedly on Sunday morning, features West’s musings on his late mother (the album’s namesake), mental health and criminal justice. In early reactions, fans raved over the rapper’s new work. The album went #1 on iTunes less than 90 minutes after it dropped.
A few hours after the release, West claimed Universal Music Group, parent company to Def Jam, released the album without his approval. “UNIVERSAL PUT MY ALBUM OUT WITHOUT MY APPROVAL AND THEY BLOCKED JAIL 2 FROM BEING ON THE ALBUM,” he wrote in an Instagram note.
2. Nigeria: Legendary singer Sir Victor Uwaifo passes on
Nigerian Music Legend, Sir Victor Uwaifo has passed on at age 80.— Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) August 28, 2021
His song, Joromi is the first African song to be certified gold. He received the gold disc in 1966.
He was a Professor, Singer/Songwriter, Sculptor, Car Designer, Guitarist, Inventor, Writer and Body builder. pic.twitter.com/qxQoYPZPY9
Nigerian legendary singer Sir Victor Uwaifo has died at the age of 80. According to reports, the music legend died on Saturday, August 28. A source close to the family says he passed away after a brief illness. He is recognized as the most educated performing music legend, musical instrument inventor with a B.A Honors (first-class valedictorian), Masters degree and Ph.D. in Architectural Sculpture, (University of Benin, Nigeria)
Until his death, he was a professor at the Department of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Benin, Benin – City. Uwaifo was a one time Honorable Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism in Edo state.
May his gentle soul rest in peace.
3. South Africa: Lady Du to replace Somizi on ‘Idols SA’as guest judge
Please give a warm #IdolsSA welcome to @Ladydu_sa! She's set to be the FIRST of MANY guest judges that'll join @tv_randall and @Unathi_Africa in the live shows this season. Episode 8 tomorrow is about to DU the things that can make the live show to be done! 💙— Idols South Africa (@IdolsSA) August 28, 2021
As uncertainty around Somizi Mhlongo’s return on “Idols SA” continues to linger, the singing competition has a plan in place for Somizi’s chair on the judging panel and the first guest judge has been announced as amapiano hitmaker Lady Du. M-Net issued a statement earlier this month saying Somizi’s role on the show had been put on ice as he deals with abuse allegations made against him by his estranged husband Mohale Motaung.
Since then, speculation as to who would replace the reality TV star has been rife on social media. However, instead of one “replacement” judge, Idols SA has announced that they will have a range of celebrities judging the upcoming talent. The first guest judge is the much-loved amapiano star, Lady Du. An excited Lady Du took to Twitter to share her pleasure at the opportunity to help find SA’s next superstar.
4. Ethiopian Yalemzerf Yehualaw smashes women’s world record at Antrim Coast Half Marathon
Yalemzerf Yehualaw wins the 2021 Antrim Coast Half Marathon and sets a World Athletics world record for the women's Half Marathon in 1:03:43!— Antrim Coast Half Marathon (@CoastHalf) August 29, 2021
Yalemzerf is the first woman to ever go sub-1:04 👏 👏 👏 pic.twitter.com/8Eyi78GSqJ
Ethiopian Yalemzerf Yehualaw smashed the women’s half marathon world record at the Antrim Coast event in Northern Ireland. Yehualaw, 22, clocked 63 minutes and 43 seconds which cut 19 seconds off the previous mark set by Kenyan Ruth Chepngetich earlier this year. The Ethiopian was under world record pace all the way. Her time cut 57 second off her personal best set in Istanbul earlier this year when Chepngetich set the then world record.
Yehualaw’s opening 5km of 15:05 had her eight seconds inside world record pace and she remained six seconds ahead of schedule as she reached the 15km mark in 45:24. The Ethiopian went on to produce an amazingly fast closing six kilometers–helped by a downhill section in the final two kilometers–as she obliterated Chepngetich’s previous mark.
5. Hwang Hee-chan: Wolves sign South Korea forward on loan from RB Leipzig
Wolves have signed South Korea forward Hwang Hee-chan from RB Leipzig on a season-long loan with an option to buy. Hwang, 25, joined Leipzig from Red Bull Salzburg in 2020 but struggled to gain a regular place in the team, making just three Bundesliga starts. He becomes Wolves’ sixth summer signing under new boss Bruno Lage.
Hwang, who played alongside Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland and Liverpool’s Takumi Minamino at Salzburg, has 37 caps for South Korea, including three at the 2018 World Cup. Wolves, who started their Premier League season with defeats by Leicester and Tottenham, presented their new recruit to the Molineux crowd before facing Manchester United on Sunday.
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