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Rave News Digest: Rihanna Now Officially A Billionaire, Nneka The Pretty Serpent Gets Release Date, Simone Biles + More

Rave News Digest: Rihanna Now Officially A Billionaire, Nneka The Pretty Serpent Gets Release Date, Simone Biles + More

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Rihanna is officially a billionaire, Nneka the Pretty Serpent gets Netflix release date, Simone Biles wins Bronze. 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. Rihanna is officially a billionaire

Rihanna has reached billionaire status. The multi-venturist, whose real name is Robyn Fenty, was officially declared a billionaire by Forbes today August, 4. The “Work” singer, 33, who has a catalog of hits dating back to the early 2000s, is worth $1.7 billion, according to the magazine’s estimates.

However, Rihanna’s fortune isn’t all due to her career in music. The superstar has her Fenty Beauty company, which she launched in 2017, to thank for a majority of her wealth. The singer’s riches also makes her the wealthiest female musician in the world, Forbes reports, and she’s in the second spot, just behind Oprah Winfrey, as the richest female entertainer.

2. Nigeria: ‘Nneka the Pretty Serpent’ reboot gets Netflix release date

Play Network Studios’ reboot of the classic thriller, “Nneka the Pretty Serpent” is coming to Netflix. The streaming platform recently announced August 15, 2021 as its official premiere date.

Directed by Tosin Igho, the feature film starring Idia Aisien in the lead role, centers on Nneka’s revenge mission targeted at her parents’ murderers. It also stars Bovi Ugboma, Bimbo Ademoye, Zack Orji, Shaffy Bello, Beverly Osu and Ndidi Obi, the lead star from the original film.

3. South Africa: Apple Music launches Visionary Women campaign in celebration of Women’s Month

Apple Music has launched the latest installment of its Visionary Women campaign which aims to highlight the women that have shaped, shifted, and enriched the South African and global music landscape.

Now in its third year, Apple Music’s Visionary Women Collection will house the playlists of South Africa’s trailblazers, pioneers and disruptors, Zozi Tunzi, Janie Bay, Amanda Black, Demi Lee Moore, Jackie Queens, Azana, Moonchild Sanelly, LootLove, Buhlebendalo, Makhadzi, Tshiamo and Nomcebo Zikode, who have all created playlists of their ultimate female anthems.

4. Ghana marks Founders’ Day today

Ghana marks Founders Day today. It is the third to be marked since it was promulgated into law in 2018. Because it is being marked during the COVID-19 global pandemic, just a few activities have been planned to mark the day which has been declared a public holiday.

To mark the day, #FixTheCountry campaigners have hit the streets of Accra to demand that government addresses the many economic and social challenges facing the country.

5. Simone Biles wins bronze in balance beam after withdrawing from other Tokyo Olympics events

Simone Biles has won bronze in the women’s balance beam final after pulling out of other events at the Tokyo Olympics, citing mental health issues. She removed herself from the team final on July 27 after a shaky performance on vault during the first rotation.

The star gymnast received a score of 14.000 in her return to competition, placing her behind Chinese gymnasts Guan Chenchen and Tang Xijing. It was the seventh Olympic medal for Biles, tying her with Shannon Miller for the most ever for an American gymnast. Teammate Suni Lee placed fifth after nearly losing her balance during her routine.

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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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