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Rave News Digest: Timaya Arrested For Alleged Hit And Run, Jennifer Hudson’s Talk Show In The Works, Russia Appeal Against Football Ban

Rave News Digest: Timaya Arrested For Alleged Hit And Run, Jennifer Hudson’s Talk Show In The Works, Russia Appeal Against Football Ban


Timaya arrested for allegedly hit and run, Jennifer Hudson’s talk show in the works, Russia appeals football ban. 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 stories…

1. Timaya arrested hours after being accused of hit and run

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Nigerian music star, Timaya has been arrested hours after he was accused of almost killing a young lady. On Wednesday, March 2, an Instagram user Osinubi Omowumi, who claimed to be the sister of the victim, accused the music star of ramming his car into her sister after she challenged him for damaging her car.

In the latest development, men of the Nigeria Police Force stormed the residence of the music star on Thursday morning. The singer was seen explaining to the officers what transpired during the alleged hit-and-run incident. A few minutes later, he was whisked away by the armed police officers. Omowumi accused the music star of causing severe injuries to her sister. She also accused him of blocking her on Instagram when she tried to reach out to him.

2. Jennifer Hudson’s new talk show will debut fall 2022

Jennifer Hudson is officially heading to daytime TV with her eponymous talk show premiering on FOX in fall 2022. According to reports, the Jennifer Hudson Show will run for one hour and will be produced in Los Angeles by Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Telepictures and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.

News of Hudson’s daytime talk show first started to bubble up in November 2021 after it was confirmed that the superstar would be getting her own talk show series. It’s been a major year for the talented singer and actress already as the 40-year-old won big at the NAACP Image Awards last month after being crowned the NAACP Entertainer Of The Year award.

3. South Africa: Mr JazziQ set to feature Ty Dolla $ign on his upcoming album

Fresh off a brilliant year in which he achieved several impressive accolades, including amassing over 14 million streams on Spotify alone, amapiano pioneer, Mr JazziQ is already making some major moves in a bid to extend his run. His latest big move seems to have been securing a placement from multi-platinum-selling and multi-award-winning singer and record producer Ty Dolla $ign.

Two weeks ago, Mr JazziQ seemed to be manifesting this moment when he Tweeted: “?? international feature for my album ??” Last night, he quote-retweeted that post with a screenshot showing an incoming iMessage from Ty Dolla Sign with the caption: “What???” As amapiano continues to go global, this may be yet another massive moment in the genre’s rapid growth. Fans are already licking their chops at the prospect of hearing Ty Dolla on an amapiano record.

4. Ukraine opens hotline for Africans fleeing the war

The Ukrainian government has launched an emergency hotline for Africans and Asians fleeing Russia’s invasion, according to the foreign minister. It follows widespread allegations of racism faced by Africans attempting to leave the country.

Numerous African students in Ukraine have shared stories of being blocked by Ukrainian security agents from leaving the country. In a tweet, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said the authorities were “working intensively” to ensure the safety and passage of African and Asian students.

5. Ukraine crisis: Russia to appeal against football ban imposed by FIFA and UEFA

On Monday, Russian football clubs and national teams were suspended from all competitions “until further notice” by FIFA and UEFA. The union said it would file one lawsuit against football’s world and European governing bodies, demanding Russia’s men’s and women’s national teams be allowed to compete.

Russia wants its national teams reinstated to play their men’s World Cup play-off matches next month and the women’s team once again included in this summer’s Euro 2022 competition in England. The union also said it could ask for the suspension of competitions they were originally scheduled to compete in if unsuccessful.

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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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