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Rave News Digest: Actor And Singer Rotimi And Vanessa Mdee Expecting Baby, Made In Lagos Becomes Highest Charting Nigerian Album On Billboard 200, Lingard + More

Rave News Digest: Actor And Singer Rotimi And Vanessa Mdee Expecting Baby, Made In Lagos Becomes Highest Charting Nigerian Album On Billboard 200, Lingard + More

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Rotimi and Vanessa Mdee expecting a baby together, Made in Lagos becomes Nigeria’s highest charting album on Billboard 200, Linguard rejects new deal. 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 topics…

1. Singers and couple Rotimi and Vanessa Mdee expecting baby

 
 
 
 
 
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American actor and singer, Rotimi and his lady, Tanzanian singer Vanessa Mdee are gearing up for some major parenting goals. The couple announced on September 7, via social media that they’re expecting a baby boy in the coming weeks. As the couple broke the good news on social media, the father to be used the moment just how much it means to raise a child with his ride or die.

“My greatest gift has been you. You changed my life and now we are beautifully linked forever to raise a little us. I pray our son has your glow, your heart, your mind, and your spirit. I will protect you and our son with everything I have!

Rotimi also shared a series of pics showing them boo’d up together and Mdee glowing with her baby bump. It can be recalled that the two got engaged earlier this year.

Congratulations to the couple.

2. Wizkid’s ‘Made In Lagos’ becomes Nigeria’s highest charting album ever on the Billboard 200

On September 6, 2021, it became known that Wizkid’s “Made In Lagos,” has risen to a new position of No. 28 on the Billboard 200. This comes after a “Essence (Remix)” with Justin Bieber – which rose to No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 – and Made In Lagos (Deluxe).

With this new peak, ‘Made In Lagos’ becomes Nigeria’s highest charting album on the Billboard 200, surpassing Burna Boy’s “Twice As Tall,” which peaked at No. 54. Last week, ‘Made In Lagos’ peaked at No. 58. When the album dropped in October 2020, ‘Made In Lagos’ peaked at No. 80. Rotimi Vanessa Mdee baby

3. South Africa: Designer Lukhanyo Mdingi awarded the special Karl Lagerfeld Prize

South African designers continue to bag international wins. It was in March this year when Cape Town-based designer Lukhanyo Mdingi, was announced as one of the top 20 finalists for the coveted LVMH Prize of 2021. Now, in September, he has been named as the joint winner of the special Karl Lagerfeld Prize.

It is no surprise that he is one of the winners of the eighth edition of the LVMH Prize. His work is, after all, of international standards. The designer, known for creating meticulously made pieces and collaborating with artisans, shares the prize with KidSuper and China’s Rui Zhou. It is the first time that LVMH has had three winners for the Karl Lagerfeld Prize.

4. Ethiopia confirms cases of Delta variant

Ethiopia is the latest African nation to confirm cases of the Delta variant of coronavirus within its borders. The Delta variant is “more than twice as contagious as previous variants” and “might cause more severe illness than previous variants in unvaccinated people,” according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Ethiopia’s Health Minister Liya Tadesse says last week 8,300 people contacted coronavirus while 118 died, putting the total number of dead to close to 5,000. So far more than 2.5 million people out of Ethiopia’s population of 114 million have had a vaccine, according the Ministry of Health. But more doses are needed to meet a target of vaccinating at least 20% of the population.

5. Manchester United: Jesse Lingard rejects new deal

England forward Jesse Lingard has rejected a contract offer from Manchester United. It is understood Lingard has concerns about how often he is likely to play this season, especially since the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo. Lingard, who scored twice in Sunday’s World Cup win against Andorra, impressed during a loan spell at West Ham last season. The 28-year-old’s current United deal runs out at the end of the season.

Lingard did have offers to move in the summer, with West Ham especially keen for him to return. He has just four minutes of Premier League action under his belt so far this term, coming off the bench in the draw at Southampton last month. However, it will become more apparent how much he is likely to be used by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over the next three weeks, during which time United open their Champions League and Carabao Cup campaigns, in addition to playing four league matches.

Photo: rotimi | 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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