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Rave News Digest: Singer Rema Gains Admission Into The University Of Lagos, Model Ashley Graham And Husband Welcome Twins, Coutinho + More

Rave News Digest: Singer Rema Gains Admission Into The University Of Lagos, Model Ashley Graham And Husband Welcome Twins, Coutinho + More


Rema gains admission into the University of Lagos, Ashley Graham and husband welcome twins, Coutinho moves to Aston Villa on loan. 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.

Here is a rundown of five of the hottest news stories…

1. Singer Rema gains admission to the University of Lagos

Nigerian music sensation Rema has gained admission to one of Nigeria’s finest public institutions, the University of Lagos. The music star made this known via his Twitter page on Friday, January 7. “What if I told y’all I got an admission into Unilag? Lol Mom said I still need to get a degree sigh, oh well see you guys in class!” he tweeted.

The Mavin Record label signee did not reveal the program he will be studying at the university. Rema joins the list of celebrities like Davido who went back to the university to bag a degree despite the fame.

2. Ashley Graham gives birth to twin boys

Ashley Graham and her husband Justin Ervin just welcomed their twin sons at home. On Friday, January 7, the model shared the baby news via her social media. “Justin and I are so excited that our baby boys are here. They were born early this morning at home and are happy and healthy,” Graham wrote on her Instagram Story.

Proud dad Ervin reposted the message on his own IG account, adding, “I love you, @ashleygraham. Thank you, Jesus for our supernatural birth! Thank you all for your prayers and support.” In July, Graham announced that they were expecting. The married couple also have a 23-month-old son, Isaac Menelik Giovanni.

Congratulations to the couple on their growing family.

3. South Africa: American musician India Arie praises SA artist Lloyiso Gijana

Idols SA star Lloyiso Gijana has caught the attention of Grammy-Award-winning American musician India Arie. A video of her singing Lloyiso’s praises surfaced online and has people in their feels. The American mega star posted the clip on her Instagram in December where she shared her “top three favourite new musical finds” and Mzansi’s very own Lloyiso made the cut.

“He sings with so much heart and depth that it is striking. He is striking because a lot of people can sing notes but it’s a more to see people go to this place when they sing. He goes to this place and I just watched a bunch of his videos too,” she said in the clip.

4. Legendary actor Sir Sidney Poitier dies at 94

Sidney Poitier has died. The “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner” actor — who was the first black winner of the Best Actor Oscar for his work on “Lilies of the Field” — has passed away aged 94. The news was announced by the Bahamian minister of foreign affairs Fred Mitchell, prompting tributes from the world of entertainment.

Bahamian-American star Poitier was automatically granted US citizenship after being unexpectedly born in Miami while his parents were visiting in February 1927. Poitier is survived by six children, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Our condolences to those he left behind. May his soul rest in peace.

5. Philippe Coutinho signs for Aston Villa on loan from Barcelona

Aston Villa have agreed a deal to bring in former Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho on loan from Barcelona until the end of the season. The deal, which is subject to a medical and a work permit being granted, includes an option to buy the 29-year-old for £33m at the end of the season. Coutinho joined Barcelona in a £142m move from Liverpool in January 2018.

However, the Brazil international has not had the expected impact and Barca are keen to lighten their wage bill. The playmaker, who has scored 26 goals in 106 appearances for the Catalans, has 18 months to run on his Nou Camp contract, which expires at the end of the 2022-23 season.

Featured image: heisrema | Instagram

Our Week Day News Digest brings you a summary of five of the hottest news topics across the world––including celebrity news from Nollywood to Hollywood, the latest trending global headlines from American reports to top African news today, and the best sports stories in 2021. 


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