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Rave News Digest: Fenty Brand Sued, Sound Sultan Social Media Hacked, Costa + More

Rave News Digest: Fenty Brand Sued, Sound Sultan Social Media Hacked, Costa + More


Fenty brand sued, Sound Sultan social media hacked, Diego Costa joins Mineiro. 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’s Fenty brand sued

Rihanna’s Fenty company is facing a lawsuit after playing the wrong version of a song during the brand’s latest fashion show. The brand is being sued by a musician who claims Rihanna’s company reached out to use one of her songs during a Savage X Fenty show last fall. Unfortunately, a mistake was made and the wrong version of the song was played, which included a sample of sacred Islamic proverbs being chanted.

The artist–who filed the lawsuit as Jane Doe to protect her identity–claims she immediately got death threats when the fashion show was live-streamed to millions. According to the suit, the artist made it very clear to Fenty reps that one version of the song had the religious verses and one did not, and she warned them to steer clear of the Islamic proverbs.

Even though Rihanna herself issued a public apology following the backlash, Jane Doe claims she was forced into hiding after receiving death threats over the song. She added that the constant threat of being decapitated and murdered led to anxiety and depression.

2. Nigeria: Sound Sultan’s wife raise alarm over hacking of late husband’s social media

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Farida Fasasi, the widow of the late Nigerian singer, Sound Sultan has raised an alarm as scammers have hacked her late husband’s social media handles and taken over his pages. The mother of three took to her Instagram page on Saturday, August 14, to call out the issue. 

“Hello everyone, Kindly disregard any communication from all @soundsultan’s social media accounts. The accounts have been hacked by scammers sending messages to innocent people to solicit funds. Please the family has no control over the accounts,” she wrote. “Let’s be watchful. Cybercrime is at an all time high. Thank you so much for your support all the way. You would be informed when we have control over the accounts. Farida.”

The singer passed away on Sunday, July 11, at the age of 44, after battling throat cancer.

3. South Africa: Pinky Girl launches platform to help female DJs

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Reality television star, Tebogo ‘Pinky Girl’ Mekgwe has officially launched the Pinky Couch Sessions. The platform seeks to help female DJs showcase their talents and potentially help them make it in the music business. The Pinky Couch Sessions will happen every month at different venues where upcoming female DJs will be chosen to become a part of the experience.

“I am very happy that I decided to do this as I believe that it will impact a lot of upcoming female DJs in a positive and meaningful way. Things can only get better from here on,” she said. Pinky Girl further stated that this will be an ongoing platform as she believes that women need to be constantly acknowledged, not just on Women’s Day or for Women’s Month.

4. 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake hit Haiti

At least 304 people have died and 1,800 others injured as buildings tumbled into rubble after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit southwestern Haiti on Saturday morning. As hospitals have become overwhelmed with incoming patients, Prime Minister Ariel Henry said he was doing everything in his power to rush aid to areas where towns were destroyed. The quake struck about five miles from the town of Petit Trou de Nippes, and about 78 miles west of the capital city of Port-au-Prince.

Henry declared a one-month state of emergency for the entire country and said he would not ask for international help until the extent of the damages was known. However, the International Red Cross and hospitals in unaffected areas are lending their support. United States’ President, Joe Biden also stepped in and pledged USAID support.

5. Diego Costa: Ex-Atletico Madrid striker joins Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro

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Former Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has signed for Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro, ending his eight-month spell without a club. The Spain forward, 32, left Atletico Madrid in December after asking the club to terminate his contract early. It was his second spell at the La Liga side, but he fell out of favour after rejoining from Chelsea in 2017. Costa’s new club Atletico Mineiro are five points clear at the top of Brazil’s Serie A.

Costa was born and raised in Brazil and played two friendlies for the country in March 2013, but having been granted Spanish nationality, declared he wanted to play international football for Spain later that year. He won two Premier League titles during his three-season stint with Chelsea, scoring 59 goals in 120 games. But his spell ended in acrimony after then manager Antonio Conte told him via text message that he was not part of his plans for the following season.

Costa refused to return to Chelsea from his home in Brazil after being told to train with the reserves, and was later sold back to Atletico Madrid. However, injuries limited him to 43 league starts in three years, during which time he scored just 12 goals, and he asked to leave the club “for personal reasons.”

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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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