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Rave News Digest: Naomi Campbell Partners With PrettyLittleThing, Osas Ighodaro And Terrence J To Host 2023 Headies Award, Folarin Balogun + More

Rave News Digest: Naomi Campbell Partners With PrettyLittleThing, Osas Ighodaro And Terrence J To Host 2023 Headies Award, Folarin Balogun + More


Naomi Campbell partners with PrettyLittleThing for new collection, Osas Ighodaro and Terrence J to host 2023 Headies award, Folarin Balogun moves to Monaco. 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. Mary J Blige Earring Collection

1. Naomi Campbell collabs with emerging black designers for new collection with PrettyLittleThing

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On Wednesday, news spread that iconic runway model Naomi Campbell has partnered with e-retailer PrettyLittleThing for a collection that promotes body inclusivity. To bring the collection to life, Campbell joined forces with two Black designers—Victor Anate, whose roots trace back to Nigeria, and Edvin Thompson, a Jamaican-born New Yorker—hoping to effect change in the fashion industry. Although Campbell is known for gracing multifaceted runways across the globe, she said this moment in her career is about being impactful and making sure others get a seat at the table.

The collection features a wide range of trendy pieces with timeless attributes from sizes 0 to 26, including a bodycon dress with strategic cut-outs and an off-white satin dress. Other looks will include coats for winter, power suits, and footwear. The anticipated collection drops on September 5 at The launch will also be accompanied by a runway show featuring Campbell at Cipriani Broadway in Manhattan.

2. Osas Ighodaro and Terrence J to host 2023 Headies award

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The Headies Academy has unveiled Terrence J and Osas Ighodaro as the hosts for the 2023 edition, which is returning to Atlanta for the second straight year. Nigerian award-winning actress Osas Ighodaro returns for the second year after hosting alongside American actor Anthony Anderson in 2022. This year, she is joined by American actor and TV host Terrence J who has previously hosted popular TV shows “106 & Park” and “E! NEWS.” He also featured in the movie “Think Like A Man” in 2012. The 2023 Headies Awards is scheduled to be held on September 3, at the Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

3. South Africa: Da LES makes musical comeback for his ‘core fans’

Da LES is gearing up to make a comeback in the music scene after a three-year hiatus. The rapper, who achieved early success in the music industry with his former band, Jozi, is most known for his single, “Heaven.” He recently revealed he is working on an album and will be letting his fans in on the journey. “Yo! I just signed up to Twitch going to start streaming my studio sessions for my new album please follow now,” he announced on his timeline on Wednesday.

During his live session on the Twitch platform, Da LES said he had new music he wanted fans to hear. “We’ve recorded some new sh*t and we going to be putting it on my new album. Yes, you heard it Da Les is dropping a new album so you guys are part of history,” he said. “It’s been I think 3-years since I released an album. I’m going to be dropping a couple of teasers, just to let you know what the album is going to sound like. This is for my core music fans, people who have been with me.”

4. Sean “Diddy” Combs will make his return to R&B with ‘The Love Album: Off the Grid’

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Sean “Diddy” Combs is making a return to R&B with his recently announced new body of work, “The Love Album: Off the Grid,” which will drop on Friday, September 15. According to a press release, the “ACT BAD” hitmaker’s sixth studio album represents a “journey of retreating from the craziness of the world with a partner by shutting out all the distractions to just love on one another.” It will be released under his label, Love Records, which caters exclusively to R&B music. Combs introduced his first artist from the label, Jozzy, last year at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards.

5. Monaco confirm €40m signing of USMNT striker, Folarin Balogun, from Arsenal

Ligue 1 club Monaco have confirmed the signing of USMNT star Folarin Balogun from Arsenal for a reported fee of €40 million. Monaco announced the €40m ($43m/£34m) deal on Wednesday and confirmed that he has signed a five-year contract. The 22-year-old striker spent the 2022–23 season on loan at Reims in France and scored 22 goals for the Ligue 1 side. He leaves the north London club after three years, during which he made just 10 senior appearances.

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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 2023. 

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