Rave News Digest: Keke Palmer Gives Peek Into Baby Shower, Burna Boy’s ‘Last Last’ Certified Diamond, Asensio + More
Keke Palmer gives a peek into her baby shower, Burna Boy’s ‘Last Last’ certified diamond, Real Madrid reward Marco Asensio with a new offer. 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. Keke Palmer gives a peek into baby shower
.@KekePalmer jamming to @Beyonce at her baby shower. pic.twitter.com/bRFE1ZNXu8— DC3 SQUAD (@DC3_SQUAD) January 28, 2023
Darling actress, Keke Palmer had a themed baby shower last weekend. The actress shared pictures and videos from the event on her Instagram, and it was truly a scene out of a storybook. The party was themed “Once Upon A Baby,” with magical fairytale decor fit for a baby prince. Keke shared gorgeous maternity portraits taken the night of the party. She wore a beautiful ribbed dress from Stella McCartney that showed off her elegant baby bump and had her hair in a polished, loose bun.
Keke Palmer revealed the sex of her baby on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. “I don’t want to be too blunt for my baby boy,” she said, talking about the possibility that her baby may be a sensitive Pisces. “Pisces are known to be very deep, very emotional creatures…I need to wade in the water with a Pisces, just keep it chill.”
2. Burna Boy’s ‘Last Last’ set to receive Diamond RIAA certification
.@burnaboy's "Last Last" has now sold over 1 million units in the US.— chart data (@chartdata) January 26, 2023
Nigerian singer Burna Boy has recorded another giant stride as his hit single “Last Last” has surpassed a million units in sales in the United States. According to the news published by chart news platform Chart Data, “Last Last” is now eligible for an RIAA platinum plaque after it surpassed a million copies in sales in the US.
The hit track was released in 2022 as one of the lead singles off Burna Boy’s 6th album, “Love, Damini.” The single quickly became an international smash hit as it spent multiple weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 44. His platinum plaque sees him join CKay, Wizkid, and Tems as Nigerian artists with RIAA platinum plaques.
3. South Africa: Nasty C reacts to Chris Brown’s co-sign
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Rapper Nasty C might be over the moon after American R&B singer Chris Brown co-signed him. The US star posted a clip of Nasty’s rap freestyle on his Instagram stories, and Nasty C reposted it on his timeline. “Bro whaaat? (and this freestyle’s almost ag 500K on OTR YouTube channel),” he wrote.
“Co-sign” is a form of endorsement on social media, especially when bigger and more established artistes show love to an upcoming star—an informal way of giving a shoutout or stamp of approval.
4. Nigeria extends deadline to exchange old cash
Central Bank of Nigeria extends the deadline for the return of old series of 200, 500 and 1000 naira notes from January 31, 2023, to February 10, 2023, to allow for the collection of more old notes…https://t.co/HkT4ES90vK pic.twitter.com/hrdS4bJqbe— Central Bank of Nigeria (@cenbank) January 29, 2023
Nigeria’s central bank has extended the deadline to exchange old banknotes for redesigned ones. There have been long queues at some banks as Nigerians have struggled to meet the original deadline of Tuesday. People now have until February 10 to make the swap. The redesign of the higher-denomination naira notes has been heavily criticized, with analysts saying six weeks was not enough time for Africa’s most populous country to phase out the old currency.
It is happening a few weeks before the country goes to the polls for presidential and parliamentary elections. Local media has been reporting that there are not enough of the new notes in circulation, with people unable to withdraw them from banks. The move by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is seen as a push to encourage Nigerians to embrace digital payments in a society where cash is king.
5. Real Madrid rewards Marco Asensio with new offer
Marco Asensio is in contract talks with Real Madrid.— MARCA in English (@MARCAinENGLISH) January 29, 2023
But, it's about much more than money. https://t.co/PyMrXyMhYP
Real Madrid has reportedly tabled a new deal for Marco Asensio, with the winger’s current contract due to expire at the end of the season. The winger has been phased back into manager Carlo Ancelotti’s side this season, and the club has rewarded his improvement with a fresh contract extension offer. However, the Spanish winger reportedly has other offers on the table amid links to the Premier League and will mull his options before making a decision, according to reports.
Asensio was a key part of Madrid’s 2018 Champions League winning side but has struggled to reach that level since, with a knee injury in 2019 derailing his progress. He reportedly asked to leave the club last August and has been linked with several other top clubs, including Arsenal and Manchester United.
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