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Rave News Digest: Tems On Black Panther Sequel Soundtrack, Kim Kardashian Supports Gunna, Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan breaks 100m hurdles + More

Rave News Digest: Tems On Black Panther Sequel Soundtrack, Kim Kardashian Supports Gunna, Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan breaks 100m hurdles + More

Tems features on Black Panther sequel soundtrack, Kim Kardashian supports Gunna, Ndidi returns to playing. 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. Tems features on the soundtrack of Black Panther sequel Wakanda Forever

Nigerian superstar Tems has been featured on the soundtrack of the yet-to-be-released Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. This surprise was revealed when Marvel released the trailer for Wakanda Forever on Sunday, July 24, with Tems singing a cover for Bob Marley’s “No Woman No Cry.”

This comes shortly after the star was revealed to be a co-writer on one of the songs on Beyonce’s upcoming album “Renaissance.” The soundtrack also features Kendrick Lamar and the interpolation of his hit song “Alright.” 

2. Kim Kardashian supports Gunna amid YSL RICO case

Kim Kardashian has often thrown her support behind people she believes are wrongfully incarcerated. Now, she’s doing so once again, this time, with Gunna. The Atlanta rapper’s been incarcerated since May over his ties to an alleged RICO case involving his label Young Stoner Life. In a tweet shared on Wednesday, the reality star and entrepreneur tweeted #FreeGunna. She also added “Free” and “P” emojis, referencing his Pushin P movement.

The same message was also shared on Kardashian’s Instagram Story. The news about the Atlanta Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act involving Young Thug, Gunna, and several artists under his Young Stoner Life Records broke in May 2022, those involved are facing more than 50 allegations.

3. South Africa: Black Motion rubbish break up rumors: ‘The music goes on, don’t be fooled’

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After Prince Kaybee sent the rumor mill into overdrive last week by expressing that the group had split, Black Motion announced that they’re still going strong. “Still in disbelief that Black Motion is no more, the most decorated and astounding duo of our time.?,” @PrinceKaybee had tweeted. The “Club Controller” hitmaker’s tweet was received as fact by his followers and spread like wildfire across social media, with many expressing their disappointment at the group’s split.

In response, Black Motion, which consists of Thabo Mabogwane (Smol) and Bongani Mohosana (Murdah Bongz), quickly put out an Instagram post stating, “The music goes on, don’t be fooled,” along with the caption, “Rumor mongering.” In a follow-up post, together with an image they wrote, “Black Motion is dropping soon. Let them talk but the music lives on.”

4. Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan breaks 100m hurdles world record with time of 12.12 seconds

Tobi Amusan broke the 100m hurdles world record with a stunning semi-final time of 12.12 seconds – before taking gold at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon. The Nigerian, 25, ran even faster in the final – but her 12.06 was ruled ineligible by an illegal tailwind. The previous record of 12.20 was set in 2016 by American Kendra Harrison.

Jamaica’s Britany Anderson took silver and Puerto Rico’s Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn got bronze. Amusan, who had already run a new African record of 12.40 seconds in Saturday’s heats, said: “I believe in my abilities but I was not expecting a world record at these championships. I wanted to get out and go. I did what I had to do.” Great Britain’s Cindy Sember finished fourth in the semi-final won by Amusan, but qualified for the final with a British record of 12.50, beating sister Tiffany Porter’s 2014 mark by one hundredth of a second.

Amusan wasn’t the only athlete who flew the Nigerian flag high at the World Championship event. Nigeria’s Ese Brume has won a silver medal in the women’s long jump at the World Athletics Championship in Eugene, Oregon. Brume came second behind German Olympic champion Malaika Mihambo, who continued her dominance in the women’s long jump by soaring to a second successive World Championship gold with a final leap of on Monday morning, July 25.

5. Nigeria midfielder Ndidi returns to action for Leicester City after four-month injury layoff

Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi played his first match in four months during Leicester City’s 3-1 win over League One side Derby County in a pre-season match on Saturday. Ndidi started and managed 60 minutes of the encounter that Brendan Rogers’ side won courtesy of goals from Nigerian compatriot Kelechi Iheanacho, Zambian Patson Daka, and Englishman Callum Wright.

After a first-half stalemate, Iheanacho slammed a well-taken strike into the net for his maiden goal of pre-season before Derby’s Tom Barkhuizen leveled matters 10 minutes later but Daka struck for the third time in pre-season before Wright completed the scoring. Ndidi started in a three-man midfield alongside Youri Tielemans and Luke Thomas as Rodgers went with a 3-5-2 system before he was substituted after an hour, with Senegalese Nampalys Mendy taking his place.

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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 Hollywood to Nollywood, the latest trending global headlines from American reports to top African news today, and the best sports stories in 2022. 

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