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Rave News Digest: Shaboozey Announces Tour, Rema Teases New Music, Nacho + More

Rave News Digest: Shaboozey Announces Tour, Rema Teases New Music, Nacho + More


Shaboozey announces “Where I’ve Been, Isn’t Where I’m Going” tour, Rema teases new single “Hehehe,” Captain Nacho leaves after 23 years at Real Madrid. Stay in the know with our Rave News Digest, which summarizes five of the hottest global news stories you need to catch up on, saving you time and energy. Consider it your daily news fix.

1. Shaboozey announces “Where I’ve Been, Isn’t Where I’m Going” tour

Country music’s rising star Shaboozey is taking his chart-topping hits on the road with the “Where I’ve Been, Isn’t Where I’m Going” tour. The announcement comes just days after the release of his critically acclaimed album of the same name. This first leg of the tour kicks off on September 9 at the legendary First Avenue in Minneapolis. Shaboozey will be bringing his high-energy live show to cities across North America, including Chicago, Toronto, Boston, New York, Atlanta, and Nashville, before concluding the tour in Winnsboro, South Carolina.

Fans can expect to hear all their favorites from “Where I’ve Been, Isn’t Where I’m Going,” including the mega-hit “A Bar Song (Tipsy),” which spent seven weeks in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100 and recently went double Platinum. Shaboozey has also hinted at performing new, unreleased music for the first time. Tickets go on sale in three phases. Artist presale started on June 25. A TikTok presale follows on Wednesday, June 26. General ticket sales are open to the public on Friday, June 28. For tickets and tour information, head over to American Dogwood

2. Rema teases new single “Hehehe”

Nigerian Afrobeats star Rema is back with a new song, and it has fans both intrigued and divided. On June 24, the singer took to his X account to tease a snippet of a track titled “Hehehe.” The song features Rema rapping and singing about his wealth and success, all while punctuating the lyrics with his signature laugh, “Hehehe.”

The snippet has sparked a firestorm of reactions online. Some fans are praising the song as another example of Rema’s artistic innovation, highlighting his ability to blend genres and create a unique sound. Others find the use of laughter throughout the song to be a peculiar choice. With over 3.1 million views on the snippet alone, Rema has captured the attention of the Afrobeats scene once again. Whether you find it catchy or cryptic, “Hehehe” is sure to be a song that stays with you long after the last laugh fades.

3. South Africa: Kairo Forbes gets a nomination at the 45th Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards

Kairo Forbes, the celebrity child star and social media influencer, has been nominated for the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. Kairo, the daughter of renowned DJ and businesswoman DJ Zinhle and the late multi-award-winning rapper AKA Forbes, has been recognized in the Favorite African Kidfluencer category. The 45th annual awards show will premiere on July 17.

Kairo joins an impressive roster of nominees, including Tyla from South Africa. At just eight years old, she is already a young mogul with her own jewelry line, making her one of South Africa’s most bankable children. With over 1.5 million Instagram followers and a verified badge secured before her fourth birthday, Kairo is a brand in her own right.

4. Young Jonn announces the North American ‘Jiggy Forever’ tour

Nigerian Afropop star Young Jonn is ready to set North America ablaze with his infectious energy. Hot off the heels of his debut album, “Jiggy Forever,” the singer and producer has announced his first-ever headline tour across the continent. Produced by Duke Concept, the “Jiggy Forever” tour kicks off on September 6. Young Jonn will be bringing his hit singles and undeniable stage presence to cities like Montreal, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, and Los Angeles.

This announcement comes just ahead of his appearance at Duke Concept’s Tribeville music festival in Houston on July 5. Fans can catch a glimpse of what’s to come on the “Jiggy Forever” tour before it officially starts in September. The pre-sale for the tour starts on June 26, with general on-sale following on Friday, June 28.

5. Captain Nacho leaves after 23 years at Real Madrid

Nacho Fernandez, a mainstay of Real Madrid’s defense and recent captain, is bidding farewell to the club after an incredible 23-year journey. The news was announced by Real Madrid on Tuesday. Nacho, a 34-year-old Spanish international, joined Real Madrid’s youth academy in 2001. During his remarkable tenure, he carved his name into Los Blancos’ lore by contributing to a staggering six Champions League titles, four La Liga crowns, and two Copa del Rey victories.

“Real Madrid announces that our captain Nacho has decided to end his career as a Real Madrid player,” the club stated in an official release. The statement further highlighted Nacho’s achievements, acknowledging him as the captain who lifted the club’s historic 15th Champions League trophy and one of only five players to have secured six European Cups throughout football history. Reports suggest that Nacho might be headed to the Saudi Pro League with Al-Qadsiah.

Featured Image: @shaboozey/Instagram

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