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Rave News Digest: Angela Bassett, Quinta Brunson Make Time Women of the Year List, Wizkid Postpones ‘More Love, Less Ego’ Tour, Messi + More

Rave News Digest: Angela Bassett, Quinta Brunson Make Time Women of the Year List, Wizkid Postpones ‘More Love, Less Ego’ Tour, Messi + More

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Angela Bassett, Quinta Brunson make 2023 Time Women of the Year list, Wizkid postpones ‘More Love, Less Ego’ tour, Messi receives threatening message. 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. Angela Bassett, Quinta Brunson make 2023 Time Women of the Year list

Time Magazine has revealed its 2023 Women of the Year list. The magazine has named 12 “extraordinary leaders” who are working toward a more equal world, recognizing Cate Blanchett, Angela Bassett, Phoebe Bridgers, Quinta Brunson, soccer player Megan Rapinoe, professional boxer Ramla Ali, activist Ayisha Siddiqa, Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad, activist Olena Shevchenko, Suntory Beverages CEO Makiko Ono, reproductive rights activist Verónica Cruz Sánchez, and Brazil’s minister of racial equality, Anielle Franco.

To celebrate the new roster, the magazine will mount its second annual invite-only Time Women of the Year gala in Los Angeles on March 8. The event will feature a special performance from music star Bridgers and appearances by honorees like Blanchett, Siddiqa, Bassett, Brunson, Ali, Shevchenko, and Alinejad. P&G is on board as presenting partner, along with Fiji Water as a supporting partner.

2. Wizkid postpones ‘More Love, Less Ego’ tour over logistical issues

On Thursday, March 2, Wizkid announced via his Twitter account that he was postponing his upcoming “More Love, Less Ego” tour due to unforeseen logistical circumstances. He revealed that the tour was now set to take place in the fall of 2023 and reassured fans that all tickets bought so far remain valid. The Wizkid tour was initially scheduled to kick off on March 3 with a show at the Houston Toyota Center. The tour was supposed to run from March 3 to April 7, with stops in 18 cities in the US and Canada.

The announcement of the postponement has come as a surprise to fans who were gearing up to see the Grammy-winner perform live. Although Wizkid has given unforeseen logistical issues as the reason for the postponement, some people are of the opinion that low ticket sale is the main motivator.

3. Michael B. Jordan receives Hollywood Walk of Fame star

On Wednesday, March 1, Michael B. Jordan received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, where he was introduced by his “Creed III” co-star Jonathan Majors and “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler. During his tribute to the 36-year-old actor, Majors got emotional but also praised his already massive achievements. Additionally, Majors called Jordan “Michael B. Handsome” and said that “Creed I” inspired him to get an Equinox membership.

In his speech, Coogler recalled meeting up with Jordan for the first time before casting him in 2013’s “Fruitvale Station.” Jordan is one of the most respected actors in Hollywood and has been acting since he was 12 years old.

Congratulations to MBJ on this feat!

4. Warner Music Africa’s MD Temi Adeniji listed among Billboard’s top Women in Music

 
 
 
 
 
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Warner Music Africa’s managing director Temi Adeniji has been enlisted among Billboard’s 2023 Women in Music. Adeniji is widely credited with playing a leading role in helping the label expand across the continent. Apart from her role as MD, she’s also Warner Music’s SVP Strategy for Sub-Saharan Africa. 

In 2021, Adeniji was named Billboard’s Executive of the Week, off the back of the global success of Ckay’s “Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah).” Every year, Billboard hosts a Women in Music event to honor and recognize the women artistes, producers, creators, and executives making their mark in the music industry.

5. Messi sent threatening message by gunmen in attack on family store in Argentina

Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi received a threatening note from gunmen who attacked a supermarket in his hometown of Rosario on Thursday. Food store Unico, located in the Lavalle district, is owned by the family of Messi’s wife, Antonela Roccuzzo, who is also a native of the Argentinian city. Police were called to the scene after a reported 14 shots were fired at the store’s shutters and front door in the early hours of Thursday morning. Two individuals on a motorcycle were seen fleeing the scene after leaving a sinister message for the PSG forward.

“Messi, we are waiting for you,” the note read. “Javkin is a drug dealer. He is not going to look after you.” The message refers to Rosario’s mayor, Pablo Javkin, who after the incident spoke out on the level of violence and the need for more policemen in a city where crime is on the rise. Rosario is the largest city in Argentina’s central province of Santa Fe, 300 kilometers (186 miles) north of Buenos Aires. No people were harmed in Thursday’s attack, but significant damage is thought to have been done to the store.

Featured image: @im.angelabassett and @quintab/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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