MF Doom has died at 49, Temi Otedola wins acting award, Cavani has been banned over Instagram post. 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.
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1. MF Doom, iconic masked rapper dead at 49
MF Doom, a masked rapper who awed hip-hop fans and fellow musicians with intricate wordplay, has died. He was 49. The British-born rapper rarely appeared in public without his signature mask, modeled after the Marvel Comics villain Doctor Doom. His death was confirmed Thursday by his representative, Richie Abbott.
His wife, Jasmine Dumile said in a statement that MF Doom — whose real name is Daniel Dumile — died October 31. The cause of death has not been disclosed. Jasmine Dumile posted a photo of the rapper and a heartfelt message on his Instagram page. She called him the “greatest husband” and father and thanked him for showing her how not to be “afraid to love.”
Our condolences to his family and friends.
2. Temi Otedola wins best actress at Ghana Movie Awards
Fashion influencer and actress, Temi Otedola, has emerged winner of the Best Actress award at the just concluded Ghana Movie Awards 2020. Otedola won the best actress award (African Collaboration) for her role in the Kunle Afolayan movie ‘Citation’ which also cupped the Best Movie award (African Collaboration) at the virtual event.
Temi wrote on Twitter, “I just heard I won the Ghana Movie Award in the category of Best Actress (African Collaboration) for my role in Citation!!! So so grateful! Thank you for this honor 🙏🏾🇬🇭❤️ Also!! CONGRATULATIONS @kunleafolayan who won for Best Movie (African Collaboration) 🍾 So happy for the entire Citation Family!”
3. South Africa: SA passes 18,000 mark for new daily COVID-19 cases
South Africa on New Year’s Eve for the first time breached the 18,000 mark for new daily COVID-19 cases and 436 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported. The country has now recorded a cumulative total of 1,057,161 cases, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Thursday.
The Health Minister said that 28,469 South Africans are known to have succumbed to COVID-19 this year, amongst those were 436 public health care workers. A cumulative total of 43,124 health care workers have been infected with COVID-19.
4. Ghana: Stonebwoy’s daughter celebrates birthday with kids at 37 Military Hospital
Dancehall artiste Stonebwoy and his wife Louisa took their oldest child to celebrate her birthday at the 37 Military Hospital. In some photos shared on Instagram, Catherine Jidula who turned three on December 30, was seen in a tiara while other kids had on pink pointy hats. The three-year-old’s Instagram post also revealed that Stonebwoy paid the hospital bills of the young people in the hospital.
“Thanks everyone for all the birthday wishes and birthday gifts. 🎂🎁 I spent my birthday with my sisters and brothers who are not feeling too well at the children’s ward of 37 Military hospital. We had so much fun together and I know they will get well soon. Thanks to my daddy for paying their bills too. God bless you ❤️,” she captioned her post.
5. Edinson Cavani: Man Utd forward banned over Instagram post
Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani has been given a three-match ban and a £100,000 fine for a social media post containing a Spanish phrase that is offensive in some contexts. The Uruguayan, 33, pleaded guilty to a Football Association charge of using insulting and/or improper words.
Cavani sent the message after scoring a winner at Southampton on November 29. The striker subsequently deleted the post and apologized when the meaning that could be attached was pointed out.
Along with the ban and fine, Cavani must also complete a “face-to-face” education program. Cavani’s ban will begin immediately, ruling him out of United’s Premier League game with Aston Villa on New Year’s Day. He is also set to miss the EFL Cup semi-final against Manchester City on January 6 and FA Cup third-round tie with Watford on January 9.
Cover photo credit: Instagram – mfdoom
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