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Rave News Digest: Megan Thee Stallion Covers Women’s Health Magazine, Wizkid and Tems Make Spotify’s Top 100 R&B Songs, Super Falcons + More

Rave News Digest: Megan Thee Stallion Covers Women’s Health Magazine, Wizkid and Tems Make Spotify’s Top 100 R&B Songs, Super Falcons + More



egan Thee Stallion covers Women’s Health Magazine, Wizkid and Tems take multiple spots on Spotify’s Top 100 R&B Songs, Super Falcons qualify for the Olympics after 16 years. Stay in the know with our Rave News Digest, which summarizes five of the hottest global news stories you need to catch up on, saving you time and energy. Consider it your daily news fix.

1. Megan Thee Stallion covers Women’s Health Magazine

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On April 10, Women’s Health unveiled their “Body Issue” with Megan Thee Stallion, who posed nude for the entire feature. In the interview, the Houston talent opened up about past struggles with mental health. “A lot of people didn’t treat me like I was human for a long time,” she said, adding that she kept a brave face for the cameras throughout her dark period.

Megan then revealed how she’d often cry before stepping out on stage for a public event or performance. “I didn’t want to get [out] from under the covers,” she admitted. The “Cobra” talent also broke down her physical regimen, which includes a Pilates class, StairMaster, and a balanced diet.

2. Wizkid and Tems take multiple spots on Spotify’s Top 100 R&B Songs

The sounds of Afrobeats are making waves across genres, with Spotify’s recent list of the 100 Greatest R&B Songs of the Streaming Era featuring not one but three Nigerian tracks. Wizkid landed at number 21 with his hit “Essence,” featuring the soulful vocals of Tems. But Tems doesn’t stop there. She nabs two solo entries on the list, showcasing her own rising stardom. “Free Mind” sits at number 29, while “Higher” comes in at number 45.

This recognition from Spotify underscores the growing influence of Afrobeats on the global music scene. With its television-worthy music videos, infectious rhythms, and soulful vocals, Afrobeats is captivating listeners worldwide.

3. South Africa: Tyla performs ‘Art’ on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

South African superstar Tyla had her first appearance on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” on Monday night in the US. The artist performed her song, “ART,” from her new self-titled album. The project has received praise from the music world and a positive reception from critics. “She won Best African Music Performance at this year’s Grammy awards. Performing ART from her self-titled album, Tyla,” Stephen Colbert said, introducing her. “That was beautiful, thank you,” the television host told Tyla after the performance.

4. Ja Rule arrives in Ghana for a charity project

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American rapper Ja Rule has embarked on a journey to Ghana to make a positive impact in the West African nation. The renowned rapper took to social media to announce his upcoming trip. He expressed his excitement for a charity project aimed at building a classroom block in Ghana. The initiative is spearheaded by Pencils Of Promise. This is an international NGO dedicated to providing quality education worldwide. It aims to enhance educational opportunities for children in Ghana and beyond.

In his social media post, Ja Rule shared a flyer detailing the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the classroom block at Nuaso Anglican Primary School in Ghana. The rapper and his wife, who accompanied him, made their way to the newly renovated Kwame Nkrumah Museum. Ja Rule is set to fulfill his pledge of constructing a school in the country, reaffirming his commitment to making a difference in the lives of Ghanaian children.

5. Super Falcons qualify for the Olympics after 16 years

The Super Falcons of Nigeria have qualified for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France, after beating South Africa 1-0 on aggregate. This marks the first time in 16 years that the West African team has earned a spot at the Olympics. Despite a strong offensive effort from South Africa, the Falcons’ defense held strong and prevented any goals from being scored. In the end, Rasheedat Ajibade’s first-half goal in the home tie was enough to secure Nigeria’s place in Paris.

The Super Falcons have been placed in Group C alongside Brazil, Japan, and Spain, while Zambia also secured their spot in the Olympics by beating Morocco 3-1 on aggregate to claim the second ticket slotted to Africa.

Featured Image: Ramona Rosales for Women’s Health Magazine  

Our Weekday News Digest summarizes five of the hottest news topics worldwide–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 2024.

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