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Rave News Digest: Ketanji Brown Jackson Sworn In, Funke Akindele And JJC Skillz End Marriage, Asisat Oshoala + More

Rave News Digest: Ketanji Brown Jackson Sworn In, Funke Akindele And JJC Skillz End Marriage, Asisat Oshoala + More

K etanji Brown Jackson sworn in, Funke Akindele Bello and JJC Skillz end marriage, Asisat Oshoala launches football academy for girls. 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. Ketanji Brown Jackson becomes 104th Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson made history Thursday, June 30 when she was sworn in as the 104th associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court – the first Black woman to join the nation’s highest court. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. administered the constitutional oath, and retiring Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer, 83, whose seat on the bench Jackson has filled, administered the judicial oath. Jackson’s family attended the event held in the Supreme Court’s west conference room.

“I am truly grateful to be part of the promise of our great Nation. I extend my sincerest thanks to all of my new colleagues for their warm and gracious welcome,” Jackson said after the ceremony. “I am also especially grateful for the time and attention given to me by the Chief Justice and by Justice Breyer. Justice Breyer has been a personal friend and mentor of mine for the past two decades, in addition to being part of today’s official act.”

A formal investiture ceremony will take place at a special sitting of the court in the courtroom at a later date.

2. Funke Akindele and JJC Skillz’s marriage crashes

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Nollywood actress Funke Akindele and her husband Abdul Bello popularly known as JJC Skillz have ended their marriage. JJC Skillz made this known via his Instagram page on Thursday, June 30. “Dear Friends and family I need to let you know that Funke and I have separated. While it lasted we shared a lot of things together and have created 2 beautiful children. The last two years have been extremely difficult for us,” he wrote.

“I know I have tried my best to fix things but I believe it is beyond repair now. 3 months ago and at Funke’s insistence I moved out of the house and apart from AMVCA have not been able to get Funke to sit down in an amicable manner to discuss the future of our relationship.” The veteran rapper said he decided to announce their separation to let the public know they are already pursuing their individual lives.

3. New details emerge over mysterious deaths of 21 teens at a South African nightclub party

South African authorities are still looking for answers after 21 underage teenagers partying at a nightclub died under mysterious circumstances. According to reports, new details emerging reveal survivors speaking of a strong and suffocating smell in the wall-to-wall-packed two-story building. Bodies of many of the victims were discovered by police laying on tables, chairs, and couches, as well as sprawled on the dance floor of the club in the early hours of Sunday morning, June 26.

“They died as they danced. They dance, fall, and die. Literally,” Police Minister Bheki Cele told the press. “Others would just feel dizzy, sleep on the sofa, (and) die. It tells you the story that they were all kids because somebody should have taken note.” Police have reportedly sent forensic samples from the victims to a toxicology laboratory to investigate whether the teens ingested a poison or a toxin at the party as a result of a possible gas leak.

4. Victony premieres new single ‘Many Man’ on A Colors Show

Fast-rising Afrobeats sensation Victony has premiered a new single “Many Man” on A Colors Show on YouTube. “Many Man” premiered on Thursday, June 30, and it sees Victony join Ayra Starr and Oxlade as stars who have recently premiered new singles on A Colors Show.

Victony’s ascent to popularity and his faith in his abilities and providence as he pursues stardom are both sonorously recalled in the song. His calming vocals and delicious melody, which he employs to offer another fun tune, will be enjoyed by listeners.

5. Asisat Oshoala launches football academy for girls

Nigeria international and Barcelona striker Asisat Oshoala has launched the Asisat Oshoala Academy in Lagos, Nigeria. The football conservatoire established in partnership with kitting outfit Nike and Women Win is intended to provide access to sport and education for young girls in her community. “I have always strived to give back to the girl child in my community and I believe this football academy will provide opportunities for more girls to excel through the combination of sport and education,” Oshoala said.

The Asisat Oshoala Foundation set up in 2015, will be responsible for the daily management of the football outfit. Amsterdam-based Women Win will also bring their expertise to the academy’s development. Oshoala Academy will provide 30 girls between the ages of 12 to 18 with access to 90 minutes of football training three times a week. It will also be complemented with life skills education covering a range of empowerment and rights-based topics. Graduates from this academy will be encouraged to convert their leadership skills to make a positive impact in their respective communities.

Featured image: Ketanji Brown Jackson | Getty

Our Week Day 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 2022. 

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