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Rave News Digest: Rihanna And A$AP Rocky Confirm Son’s Name, IK Osakioduwa, Zozibini Tunzi To Host 2023 AMVCA, Ja Morant + More

Rave News Digest: Rihanna And A$AP Rocky Confirm Son’s Name, IK Osakioduwa, Zozibini Tunzi To Host 2023 AMVCA, Ja Morant + More


Rihanna and A$AP Rocky confirm son’s name, IK Osakioduwa, Zozibini Tunzi to host 2023 AMVCA, Ja Morant suspended again. 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. 

1. Rihanna and A$AP Rocky’s son’s name is confirmed in toddler’s first birthday tribute

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Rihanna and A$AP Rocky officially announced the name of their son, RZA, on his first birthday. The adorable little boy’s special day was marked with a post from his proud dad, who shared several precious family photos on Instagram. On Saturday, May 13, A$AP Rocky captioned the carousel of moments with RZA, “‘Wu-Tang is for the children.’ Happy 1st birthday to my 1st born. RZA.” There are multiple images of the family of three beaming with happiness, as well as a few photos of A$AP Rocky doting on the baby.

Rihanna has yet to share a post of her own; however, she is prominently shown throughout Rocky’s selection of memories. Fans eagerly waited for a year to learn what the singer, 35, and rapper, 34, named their first child together. Learning the baby boy is named after a hip-hop icon from his father feels like a perfectly timed gift to fans, despite multiple outlets releasing the little one’s name days ahead of his birthday.

2. IK Osakioduwa, Zozibini Tunzi set to host 2023 AMVCA

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The hosts for the ninth Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) have been revealed. Zozibini Tunzi, a South African model and Miss Universe 2019 has been confirmed as one of the co-hosts of this year’s ceremony. She joins Nigerian media personality IK Osakioduwa, who returns for the 9th time to host the prestigious awards. On his return to the AMVCA stage, IK shared his delight in the ceremony and this year’s nominees. In his words, “It feels good to be hosting the AMVCAs once again; I have been privileged to be on this stage for the past nine years, and I do not take that for granted. I’m excited about the nominees this year and cannot wait to see them all shine.”

While these two take the main stage, media personalities, Toke Makinwa, Uti Nwachukwu, Sika Osei, and VJ Adams will host the red carpet speaking to guests, and giving viewers a sneak peek into all the glitz and glam of the night.

3. South Africa: Bubu Mazibuko announces pregnancy

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Seasoned actress Bubu Mazibuko has revealed she’s expecting a little one. Taking to her Instagram timeline, she shared a clip of a photo shoot with her and her husband Langa. The couple is seen watching the sunset by the beach with her baby bump in full view.

“What a long and intense journey! But here we finally are! Living in what feels like a dream and definitely a miracle. I was going to detail the hardships of this journey for us, and I probably will write about it one day, but today all I want to express is gratitude. Thank you to everyone who held our hands through this long process. Family, friends and particularly our fertility doctors. Thank you. This has to be one of the happiest times of my life. We can’t wait to meet you,” she posted.

Congratulations to the parents-to-be!

4. Jamie Foxx released from hospital and ‘recuperating’

Jamie Foxx is out of the hospital after an unknown “medical complication.” The Oscar-winning actor and singer’s daughter Corinne Foxx shared an update on Instagram after unsubstantiated reports that the 55-year-old’s condition had worsened. “Sad to see how the media runs wild,” the 29-year-old actor wrote in a story. “My Dad has been out of the hospital for weeks, recuperating. In fact, he was playing pickleball yesterday! Thanks for everyone’s prayers and support.”

The star of “Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!” also added that an “exciting work announcement” was on the way. Foxx, who won the best actor Oscar for music biopic “Ray,” was initially taken to hospital while filming the Netflix comedy Back in Action in April. His daughter shared that he had “experienced a medical complication” but was in good hands.

5. Grizzlies suspend Ja Morant from all activities after social media video

Ja Morant was suspended by the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday after he appeared to be holding a gun in another social media video that was streamed live on Instagram. The team said Morant is suspended from all team activities, pending league review. It’s the second time in less than three months that Morant was seen on Instagram holding what appeared to be a weapon. The first led to an eight-game NBA suspension that was handed down in March and cost Morant about $669,000 in salary.

It’s unclear what sanctions Morant may be facing for the second video, which was widely shared online Sunday. An associate of Morant went live on Instagram while the All-Star was in the front seat of a vehicle with another person, briefly appearing to display a handgun. It is unclear where or when the latest video was filmed. “We are aware of the social media post involving Ja Morant and are in the process of gathering more information,” NBA spokesman Mike Bass said.

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Our Weekday News Digest brings you a summary of five of the hottest news topics across the world––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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