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Rave News Digest: Leigh-Anne Pinnock And Andre Gray Are Married, Ayra Starr Teases New Song, Benzema + More

Rave News Digest: Leigh-Anne Pinnock And Andre Gray Are Married, Ayra Starr Teases New Song, Benzema + More

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Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Andre Gray are officially married, Ayra Starr teases new song, Karim Benzema joins Saudi Pro League champions. 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. Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Andre Gray are officially married

Little Mix star Leigh-Anne Pinnock is finally married to her footballer beau Andre Gray. The duo tied the knot three years after getting engaged and almost two years after becoming parents to their adorable twins. The couple jetted to Jamaica for the ceremony, with Leigh-Anne’s bandmate and BFF Jade Thirlwall among their many guests. According to reports, the couple had a huge party to celebrate, a bash which included a song specially dedicated to the couple in which Leigh-Anne was described as a “Queen.”

Their reception was apparently held at a beachfront location, with the wedding party dancing long into the night. The bride is yet to share any photos from the big day but her dad shared a snap ahead of the nuptials, posing in a waistcoat and bow tie and beaming for the camera.

Congratulations to the new couple.

2. Ayra Starr teases new song

Ayra Starr has teased a new song during an Instagram live session. The Mavin signee is enjoying a fine run in 2023 as her hit single “Rush” continues to perform well on the charts and her only release of the year “Sability” also enjoyed impressive success. She is set to continue her fine form as she teased a new single on an Instagram live session on June 5. The single, previewed to over 8,000 live viewers, had a fast-paced Amapiano beat and Ayra’s trademark captivating melody that resonates with listeners.

The single is likely to be her next release she aims to kick off the second half of the year on a strong note. Ayra Starr has been on tour for the most part of the year and she has thrilled fans in several countries with her music. She also recently featured on Marvel’s “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” soundtrack album movie alongside Omah Lay and Wizkid.

3. South Africa: Enhle Mbali celebrates international award for her acting

 
 
 
 
 
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Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa was announced as the recipient of the Best Actress award at this year’s Screen ATX in Austin, Texas, in the US for her role in “Four Walls.” The actress took to her timeline excitedly revealing the news to her fans. “What a great pleasure to have won Best ATX actress for the movie/short series Four Walls. Thanks to my producers, directors, fellow cast, and crew. It would have not happened without you … We did it! I’m so excited. I would have loved to go and just see what was happening and to grace the red carpet, but the fact that they have given me this honor is absolutely a pleasure,” she said.

The limited series follows a married nurse Grace Molotsi (played by Enhle), who is held hostage by two thugs who invade her home while on the run from the cops after a cash-in-transit robbery goes wrong. Enhle’s character in the series sheds light on the impact of gender-based violence (GBV).

Congratulations to the actress on this feat!

4. Naomi Osaka and Cordae reveal the sex of their baby

 
 
 
 
 
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Four-time Grand Slam-winning tennis champion Naomi Osaka is expecting her first child with boyfriend rapper, Cordae—and according to a recent Instagram post, it’s a girl! The 25-year-old star shared the big reveal with her IG followers, which included photos from her baby shower. The soon-to-be mom can be seen standing in the middle of a flurry of pastel pink and purple flowers and balloons and resting her arm on a giant pink mushroom prop, while a sign behind her reads, “A little princess is on the way!” Cordae was photographed kissing Osaka’s stomach in a Burberry shirt.

5. Karim Benzema joins Saudi Pro League champions Al-Ittihad on potential €600m contract following Real Madrid exit

Karim Benzema has joined Saudi Arabian champions Al-Ittihad on a free transfer following the expiration of his Real Madrid contract. Benzema has long been linked with a big-money move to the Middle East and said farewell to Real Madrid on Tuesday. He has now been unveiled as an Al-Ittihad player. The France international is understood to have signed a two-year contract with an option for a further year, which is set to pocket him a staggering €200 million (£172m/$213m) per season.

For the majority of the season, Benzema had been expected to extend his Madrid contract, which expires this summer. However, in the end, he opted to follow former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo to Saudi Arabia, with the pair poised to battle it out for the title next season. “I am excited to see you in Jeddah,” Benzema said in a video posted on Al-Ittihad’s social media channels. “Al-Ittihad is a new challenge for me. It’s a good league and there are many good players. Cristiano Ronaldo is already here, he is a friend who shows that Saudi Arabia is starting to get ahead and I am here to win as I did in Europe.”

Featured image: @andregray_/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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