Nigerian boy with viral ballet dancing video offered a scholarship, Chris Pratt and Kathrine Schwarzenegger, welcome baby, Tsimikas moves to Liverpool. 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.
Cardi B has called out male rappers for not speaking out about the death of Breonna Taylor. The rapper has said she wishes more men in the industry would call for justice for the 26-year-old paramedic, who was shot dead by police in her home in Louisville, Kentucky, in March. The officers justified entering with a so-called no-knock warrant.
Cardi B told Elle USA: “That is so insane to me. [I saw] Breonna Taylor’s name everywhere, but I didn’t really know her story. What they did to her is really f***ed up. Really f***ed up. What’s the excuse? Why is the cop not in jail? Wasn’t what he did a crime? It’s a crime! And no apology. No apology. No video of the cop coming out crying, ‘I f***ed up. I don’t this. I don’t that.’ Nothing. It’s nothing. I don’t even know how her mom still holds her head up. Unbelievable.”
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1. Nigerian dancer, 11, in viral video receives scholarship from NYC ballet company
An 11-year-old Nigerian boy’s ballet dance in the rain in Lagos not only touched the hearts of millions who saw his passion but it is helping make his dream come true.
Those who saw the Nigerian boy, Anthony Madu, dancing ballet without shoes under the rain in a video posted by his dance teacher were in awe of his talent — So much so that the attention the young ballet dancer received online at the middle of the year has helped him obtain a scholarship from a prestigious ballet company in New York City.
With the support of actress Viola Davis, who shared Anthony’s video with the caption “reminds me of the beauty of my people,” and actress Cynthia Erivo, 11-year-old Anthony was offered the opportunity to train at the American Ballet Theatre.
2. NPP to launch 2020 manifesto August 22
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) will launch its manifesto for the 2020 general elections on August 22, 2020. The drafting of the manifesto, according to the NPP General Secretary, Mr. John Boadu, was supervised by the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
He said it will be presented to the party’s council of elders before the launch. Mr. Boadu was addressing a press conference in Accra Monday afternoon, August 10, 2020, on the just ended mass voter registration exercise. He said the manifesto contained important policies that will help transform Ghana’s development.
3. South African radio legend, Bob Mabena has passed away
Bob Mabena, lauded as one of the pioneering black voices on South African radio, died on Monday afternoon from cardiac arrest, according to POWER FM, the station he worked for. The station made the announcement via a short statement on its website earlier in the day, leading the tributes and hailing him as an “icon who transcends space and time.”
Affectionately known as ‘The Jammer’, The 51-year-old DJ hosted the breakfast show on POWER FM but had a lengthy career in broadcasting, which included periods at radio stations Metro FM and Khaya FM. He had been a popular host on South Africa’s airways for more than three years.
4. Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger announce the birth of their daughter with a sweet photo
Actor Chris Pratt and author Katherine Schwarzenegger announced the birth of their first child together on Monday on social media — and shared a sweet photo with their new baby girl. The couple said they named their daughter Lyla Maria Schwarzenegger Pratt.
“We couldn’t be happier. Both mom and baby are doing great,” Pratt wrote on Instagram and Twitter. “We are extremely blessed. Love Katherine and Chris” He also included two Bible verses in the Instagram post.
Schwarzenegger posted a similar message to her own social media accounts, without the Bible verses.
5. Kostas Tsimikas: Liverpool sign left-back from Olympiakos
Kostas Tsimikas believes he has joined the biggest club in the world after completing a move to Liverpool from Olympiakos. The 24-year-old has joined the Premier League champions for about £11.7m on a five-year contract and is expected to provide competition for Andy Robertson.
“I’m very happy, I’m very proud to be here,” Tsimikas said. “It’s an honour to be here and I will give my best. For me, [it’s] the biggest club in the world.”
Tsimikas, who says his brother made him support Liverpool as a child, becomes the club’s first signing of the summer.
Our Week Day News Digest brings you a summary of five of the hottest news topics including the Nigerian news today, top African news, latest trending global headlines, sports stories, celebrity news from Nollywood to Hollywood. 2020
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