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Rave News Digest: Lil Kim Set To Release Biopic, Apple Music Unveils Dadaboy Ehiz As New Host Of Africa Now Radio, Chelsea Takeover + More

Rave News Digest: Lil Kim Set To Release Biopic, Apple Music Unveils Dadaboy Ehiz As New Host Of Africa Now Radio, Chelsea Takeover + More


Lil Kim set to release biopic, Apple Music unveils Dadaboy Ehiz as new host of Africa Now Radio, Chelsea takeover is complete. 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. Lil Kim set to release biopic

Lil Kim’s biopic is slated to hit the silver screen. During the Notorious B.I.G.’s posthumous 50th birthday celebration, the fellow Bad Boy labelmate confirmed that her life story will be on-screen for fans to learn more about her. On the red carpet of the event, which she hosted, the Queen Bee confirmed the biographical movie, saying “absolutely” such a project is in the works. The film will reportedly chronicle her transformation from a modest Macy’s clerk to a renowned Grammy-winning Hip Hop star.

Kim noted that the body of work will closely trail the release of her upcoming memoir, which is slated to hit shelves later this year. In the book, co-authored by Kathi Iandoli, the 47-year-old unveils the intimate details of her undying love for Biggie despite his marriage to singer Faith Evans at the time of his death. As for who will portray Kim in the biopic, the famed rapper says she’s not ready to reveal that information just yet – if it’s even decided.

2. Apple Music unveils Dadaboy Ehiz as new host of Africa Now Radio

Nigerian TV presenter, media personality, and influencer Dadaboy Ehiz is taking over as the new host of Africa Now Radio on Apple Music 1 for its 3rd season, beginning Friday 10 June. “I am super excited to be the new host of Africa Now Radio on Apple Music 1!” Ehiz said. “I’m thrilled about people experiencing African music from my point of view and being the face of such a prestigious show. We’re about to have a great time! It’s going to be a wonderful journey so make sure you’re strapped in properly because you’re about to have one smooth ride. I’m ready!” He added.

Over its two-year run, Africa Now Radio — Apple Music Radio’s first global African music radio show — has featured exclusive interviews with some of the continent’s biggest superstars. Based on the Africa Now playlist, Africa Now Radio with Dadaboy Ehiz will continue to showcase the latest African sounds.

Congratulations to Ehiz on this feat!

3. South Africa: Makhadzi denies rumored split from Master KG

Musician Makhadzi has debunked the fast-spreading rumor that she and her boyfriend Master KG have split. Taking to her Facebook timeline recently, the star shared a snap where the news of their breakup was reported and wrote “fake news” over the snap. According to reports, Makhadzi and Master KG are no longer in a relationship.

The Limpopo celebrity couple did breakup in 2020 after they chose to focus on their careers. It looked like it was an amicable split with the pair heading to their socials to announce it. However, they soon sparked dating rumors after a video of them fondling during a studio session was shared on social media and went viral. They kept num about their relationship until February this year when the “Ghanama” hitmaker took to Instagram to share images of her and Master KG enjoying a romantic candlelit dinner in celebration of Valentine’s Day.

4. Samuel Kanu: Kidnapped Nigerian Methodist Church leader freed

The head of the Methodist Church in Nigeria, Samuel Kanu, has been freed following his abduction on Sunday, a church official confirmed to the press. He was traveling with two other priests on a highway in the south-eastern state of Abia when they were kidnapped, police said. 

His release has led to jubilation in Nigeria’s Christian community. Soon after the news of the abduction came out, members of the Methodist Church in the country started hourly chain prayers for the release of Dr. Kanu and the other priests.

5. Todd Boehly-Clearlake consortium completes £4.25bn takeover of Chelsea ending 19-year Roman Abramovich reign

The Todd Boehly-Clearlake Capital consortium has officially completed the purchase of Chelsea, ending Roman Abramovich’s 19-year spell running the club. The total investment will cost £4.25 billion ($5.2bn), with £2.5bn ($3.2bn) ending up being the sale price of the club, while there is an agreement in place that £1.75bn (2.1$bn) will be invested over 10 years.

The purchase agreement was signed a fortnight ago and has been waived through by the Premier League Owners’ and Directors’ test, while the UK government, Portuguese authorities, and European Union (EU) have all approved the financial transaction. The club published a lengthy statement on Monday afternoon, which began: “Roman Abramovich has completed the sale of Chelsea Football Club and related companies to an investment group led by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital.” It then went into detail over the complicated process involved in selling the club after it was first put up for sale in early March.

Featured image: lilkimthequeenbee | Instagram

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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