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Rave News Digest: Megan Thee Stallion Amends Lawsuit Against Record Label, Mavin Records Unveils New Signee, Bayanni, Barcelona + More

Rave News Digest: Megan Thee Stallion Amends Lawsuit Against Record Label, Mavin Records Unveils New Signee, Bayanni, Barcelona + More

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Megan Thee Stallion amends lawsuit against record label, Mavin Records unveils new signee Bayanni, Barcelona unveils new kit. 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 amends lawsuit against her label 1501 Entertainment

Megan Thee Stallion is hoping for a victory after amending a lawsuit against her 1501 Ent. label with reason to believe she fulfilled her contract after releasing her second studio album, “Trauamzine,” according to reports. The “Her” rapper is requesting a Texas judge to rule that her LP is the final obligation to satisfy her deal with 1501 and free her from her contract. The Houston Hottie tweeted out earlier this month before the second studio album release sharing how the CEO is “mad” and he’s not able to make any more money off of her after this recent release.

1501 is also pushing back against Megan’s claims that her “Something For Thee Hotties” project qualifies as an album because it includes previously-released music as well as new songs. Although the “Good News” rapper hadn’t sought damages in the past, she is now looking to be compensated with $1 million in damages as she claims 1501’s had made efforts to derail her career and take advantage of her.

2. Nigeria: Mavin Records announce new signee Bayanni

 
 
 
 
 
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Mavin Records has announced the signing of a new singer who goes by the name Bayanni. The new signee was unveiled on Monday, August 21 across the company’s social media platforms along with his debut EP. The elaborate unveiling video includes guest appearances from ace skit makers Sabinus and Brain Jotter.

Bayanni is a male singer-songwriter who is a product of Mavin Academy. He was discovered by Mavin’s A&R team who tapped him and put him through their artist development process for him to hone his skills. His debut EP “Bayanni” is an introduction to his writing and melody which he intends to use to thrill listeners and carve a niche for himself in the Nigerian music industry. He becomes the second act Mavin will unveil in 2022 following the signing of Boy Spyce.

3. South Africa: Thuso Mbedu selected as Toronto International Film Festival rising star

 
 
 
 
 
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SA-born Hollywood actress Thuso Mbedu has her feet firmly on the ground in the US, announcing that she has been named a rising star by the Toronto International Film Festival. On Instagram on Tuesday, Mbedu, who stars in The Underground Railroad, shared that the anticipated film “The Woman King” will be viewed at the festival.

“Thank you TIFF for this beautiful recognition. I look forward to learning and having an incredibly awesome time at the Toronto International Film Festival, where everyone will get to see The Woman is King for the very first time,” she wrote. Mbedu was also recently honored at this year’s International Women of Power Awards. The star-studded event, hosted by Heirs of Afrika, celebrated powerful women.

4. Biden announces cancellation of $10K in federal student loan debt for a majority of borrowers

President Joe Biden announced Wednesday, August 24 that he will forgive $10,000 in federal student loan debt for most borrowers. In a tweet, Biden said he’ll also cancel up to $20,000 for recipients of Pell Grants. The relief will be limited to Americans earning under $125,000 per year, or $250,000 for married couples or heads of households.

The Education Department notes that the relief is capped at the amount of a borrower’s outstanding eligible debt. Along with the debt forgiveness, the president will also extend the payment pause on most federal student loans “one final time” through December 31, 2022, according to the tweet.

5. Barcelona and Nike unveil new 2022-23 third kit

Nike has finished off their trio of Barcelona 2022-23 season kits with a third jersey inspired by the Cross of Sant Jordi, on the club’s 30th anniversary of the award presentation. While Barca looked to the 1992 Olympics for their home and away kit inspiration this season, they chose to showcase the club’s commitment to social causes, diversity, and inclusion for their third kit, brought together with a similar simplistic style design. For that reason, players from the Barca Genuine Foundation team appear at the forefront for the launch of the third shirt.

Moving away from the usual stripes we see donned on the club’s kits, the 2022-23 third kit focuses on a large red and blue cross on the chest over an all-over grey base. The Spotify sponsor logo features in the middle of the cross in grey, with a classic black Nike swoosh and FC Barcelona crest on the front. The said cross commemorates the award of the Cross of Sant Jordi, awarded to the club in recognition of its contributions to the betterment of society and its leading role in the promotion of the sport, as well as its values in relation to sport, civic duty, and solidarity, which make it so unique in the sports world.

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