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Rave News Digest: SZA Features In New SKIMS Campaign, Wande Coal Postpones Album Release, Ozil + More

Rave News Digest: SZA Features In New SKIMS Campaign, Wande Coal Postpones Album Release, Ozil + More


SZA features in new SKIMS campaign, Wande Coal postpones album release, Mesut Ozil announces retirement. 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. SZA stars in new SKIMS campaign

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As SZA’s arena tour winds down, the singer has been enlisted as the star of a new campaign from SKIMS captured by photographer and artist Greg Swales. The campaign, launched on Wednesday both online and in billboard form in the Los Angeles area and elsewhere, is the latest in the brand’s Fits Everybody underwear series. In a statement, SZA expressed excitement about having the chance to work with a brand she says “strives to make women feel both comfortable and sexy.”

SKIMS co-founders Kim Kardashian and Jens Grede expressed similar sentiments in statements of their own, each highlighting how this partnership makes perfect sense, especially now. “She’s truly the woman of the moment, and I’m so honored for her to be featured in SKIMS’ latest campaign,” Kardashian said.

2. Wande Coal pushes back album release date

Award-winning Nigerian music sensation Wande Coal has decided to delay the release of his upcoming album “Legend or No Legend” by one week. Wande Coal made this revelation of the updated release date which now reflects on music streaming platforms. The decision by Wande Coal to move back his album release is most likely motivated by Davido’s announcement of his upcoming fourth album “Timeless” which is scheduled for release on March 31.

Davido’s album release is coinciding with the release of Wande Coal’s album hence the likely reason for the postponement by Coal. The new date for the release of Wande Coal’s upcoming album is now April 7. The album will be the star’s 4th project and 3rd album.

3. South Africa: Linda Mntambo welcomes new baby

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Congratulations are in order for Sekhukhune United player Linda Mntambo and his family after they welcomed a new member to their family. The soccer star took to his Instagram timeline, posting a picture of him holding a newborn baby, revealing he had welcomed his third child on Monday. In the post, Linda jokingly thanked EFF leader Julius Malema for the “shutdown” as he was able to share the precious moment on Monday. “May you continue to bless us with health, happiness and laughter. We are deeply grateful for baby Khanya. Thank you Julius Malema for shutdown … if it wasn’t for you I would be at work and would have missed this moment.”

Taking to his Instagram stories, Linda expressed his gratitude to God. “Grateful for your grace and mercy over my life and all the blessings you have showered me with.”

Congratulations to the parents on their bundle of joy.

4. Mawuli Gavor and partner expecting first child

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Ghanaian actor and TV personality Mawuli Gavor and his Indian-Austrian partner, Remya Gavor, are expecting their first child. The good news was announced by the actor to his fans and followers via Instagram on Wednesday, March 22, which also happens to be his birthday. He announced that this is his best birthday yet as he released pictures of himself and his expectant partner. He wrote, “A year older The best is yet to come.”

Fans and colleagues of the actor have since flooded his social media accounts with congratulatory messages, wishing the couple a safe and healthy pregnancy. Many have also expressed their excitement about seeing Gavor transition into fatherhood.

5. Mesut Ozil announces retirement

Former Arsenal and Real Madrid playmaker Mesut Ozil has confirmed he’s hung up his boots at the age of 34. Ozil announced his playing days are over after a brief spell with Istanbul Basaksehir. The midfielder retires after a career that saw him win La Liga and the Copa del Rey with Real Madrid and then move to Arsenal where he claimed the FA Cup four times. He also starred at the international level and lifted the World Cup with Germany in 2014. The player has endured a tough few years since leaving the Gunners and has now decided his playing days are over.

It’s no surprise to see Ozil call time on his career. There was speculation earlier this year he would walk away from the game and his career fizzled out after he fell out of favor at Arsenal and eventually left after agreeing to terminate his contract. A difficult spell at Fenerbahce followed before he moved to Istanbul Basaksehir ahead of the 2022-23 campaign, but he ended up making only seven appearances for the club. SZA SKIMS

Featured image: Greg Swales via @skims/Instagram

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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