Rave News Digest: Megan Thee Stallion Honored With Wax Figure, Davido Extends Partnership With Sony Music And RCA, Pogba + More
Megan Thee Stallion honored with wax figure, Davido extends partnership with Sony Music & RCA, Paul Pogba sends defiant message after injury. 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. Megan Thee Stallion honored with wax figure at Madame Tussauds
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Megan Thee Stallion has received the honor of being turned into a wax figure at the Las Vegas and New York Madame Tussauds locations. The rapper’s Las Vegas wax figure went up on Saturday, May 20, with the wax figure wearing Megan’s signature newsprint catsuit and matching cowboy hat, as seen on the cover of her 2020 album “Good News.” Her New York wax figure, on the other hand, which will be unveiled on June 1, will be wearing a diamanté bikini with a matching cowboy hat, accessorized with diamanté gauntlets and a choker. Megan couldn’t contain her excitement as she shared photos of herself alongside her wax figure counterparts. “I honestly wanted to kiss myself,” she wrote as she posed alongside the figures. “hotties we are officially legendary. go see me at @madametussaudsusa.”
The Megan Thee Stallion wax figures were made by a team of 20 artisans and took six months to complete. Reportedly, more than 200 measurements of the artist had to be taken to make the figures as accurate as possible. Her eyes, hair, and skin were painstakingly color matched from photo samples. The final figures have 10 layers of oil-based paints on them to recreate a realistic skin tone.
2. Davido extends partnership with Sony Music & RCA
EXCITING THINGS COMING ALL 2023 👀— Davido (@davido) May 19, 2023
I’m grateful to officially announce that I have extended my partnership with @sonymusic & @RCARecords, so we can keep bringing you more TIMELESS moments.
We don’t stop, Dey for who dey for you. ❤️ ⏳ pic.twitter.com/Cqg0l5MWBC
Afrobeats’ international success led international record labels to open their doors to Nigerian talents who are taking the music to listeners around the globe. Davido is one of Africa’s biggest artistes who’s signed to Sony Music UK through its subsidiary RCA. The hitmaker has been on the label’s books for some time and last week, he announced that he has extended his contract with them. In a tweet on May 19, Davido announced the extension of the partnership and his continuous dedication to creating timeless music. “I’m grateful to officially announce that I have extended my partnership with @sonymusic & @RCARecords, so we can keep bringing you more TIMELESS moments. We don’t stop, Dey for who dey for you,” the tweet reads.
Davido released his fourth album “Timeless” on March 31, and the album has broken multiple records on streaming platforms. The efforts of international labels have assisted in getting Afrobeats in enjoying impressive success internationally and Davido will be hoping to take his new album to more global listeners.
3. South Africa: Prince Kaybee inks with Ingrooves Africa
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Congratulations are in order for music producer and DJ Prince Kaybee after inking a new deal with a distribution company. An Instagram post shared by the label Ingrooves Africa announced the news by posting a snap of the DJ at their offices. “Yo Dintshang, We would like to welcome Prince Kaybee to the Ingrooves family. Looking forward to this new journey with you. Welcome to the family,” read the post.
In a separate Instagram post, Prince Kaybee weighed in on artistes signing to major record labels and reflected on his contract with Universal Music Group. “I needed the boost, I needed something that’s going to elevate my music and the brand Prince Kaybee. I signed a deal that I thoroughly went through. It favoured me. I had no problem with that deal because it was tailormade for me, because I went through it and we did a whole back and forth with the label and finally we agreed. It worked well for me for eight years.” Prince Kaybee parted ways with Universal in April. He revealed he no longer had any contractual obligations with it.
4. Beyoncé and JAY-Z reportedly purchase California’s most expensive home
Beyoncé and Jay-Z have bought the most expensive home ever sold in California at $200 million, TMZ reports. pic.twitter.com/d2Y4lozIx7— Pop Base (@PopBase) May 19, 2023
JAY-Z and Beyoncé have reportedly become homeowners of the most expensive residential building in the state of California. According to reports, the power couple paid $200 million for a 30,000-square-foot beachfront property in a prime area of Malibu. Reports claim to have received the information from trusted real estate insiders. The big buy blows the previous highest-selling home in the state, listed at $177 million, out of the water. JAY-Z and Beyoncé’s alleged history-making house now takes the throne as the second most expensive piece of property in the United States, with reports citing a $238 million apartment in New York City as the top contender.
As the couple is known to live a life of privacy, neither Grammy winner has confirmed the news. However, the thought of the superstars dropping a big bag wouldn’t come as surprising. Last week, reports revealed Queen Bey’s “Renaissance World Tour” alone could bring in “more than $2 billion” for the Houston native. The tour, named after her seventh studio album, kicked off to rave reviews and will visit over 50 cities worldwide. The first show commenced on May 10 at Sweden’s largest stadium, Friends Arena, and the final date will be September 27 in New Orleans.
5. Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba sends out defiant message after injury nightmare continues
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Paul Pogba has released a defiant video in which he said he is not giving up as he looks to recover from yet another injury setback. Pogba’s return to Juventus has been far from a fairytale, with injury issues meaning he has featured in just 10 games all season. Pogba’s latest injury setback came last week when he left the field after just 23 minutes in what was his first start in 390 days. The French midfielder posted a defiant message on Instagram as he looks to put the season behind him and return stronger. In a lengthy video, Pogba told his followers he would be back stronger and assured them he had mentally recovered from a grueling season.
Pogba missed the 2022 World Cup with a knee injury sustained in pre-season with Juventus and has played a maximum of three consecutive games all season. The midfielder has only played 161 minutes in all competitions this season as he constantly searched for full fitness. The midfielder will not feature again for Juventus this season as he looks to fully recover from injury in time for pre-season. Pogba will be hoping he can eradicate the issues he suffered this season to play a part in Juventus’ search for a trophy next season.
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