Tiwa Savage performs at Paris Fashion Week, Megan Thee Stallion launches mental health resources Website, Benzema returns from injury. 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. Tiwa Savage performs her new song at Paris Fashion Week
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Tiwa Savage performed her new song with Major Lazer at Paris Fashion Week’s Etam live show. The Queen of Afropop recently released a new amapiano single, “Koo Koo Fun” with Major Lazer. Etam is a prestigious French lingerie company. Its show during fashion week has evolved from just fashion to a live musical concert. Every year, many international artists perform at Etam live fashion shows.
For Etam’s show this year, Canadian rapper Tommy Genesis, South African musician Master KG, British singer Shygirl, DJ Diplo from Major Lazer, Tiwa Savage, and French singer-songwriters Benjamin Biolay and Adé performed.
2. Megan Thee Stallion Launches Mental Health Resources Website, focuses on Black community
"Hotties! You know how much mental wellness means to me, so I created a hub with resources that can help when you might need a hand. Head to https://t.co/dUAnYKW0mb now and check it out. Love y'all so much ?" – @theestallion pic.twitter.com/LMta2wIIRK— Shea Jordan Smith (@shea_jordan) September 25, 2022
Megan Thee Stallion wants her fans to know that she supports their mental health. Launching Bad Bitches Have Bad Days Too, the new site is meant to provide her fans, who she often refers to as Hotties, to have resources all geared to mental health. With links to free therapy, crisis hotlines, and groups that are specifically working with the Black community, including therapy for Black women and Black men, the website is a one-stop shop. An LGBTQ Psychotherapist of Color Directory is also available.
On Sunday, September 25, a Twitter user shared the news and posted a link to the site that also included a message from the rapper. “Hotties! You know how much mental wellness means to me, so I created a hub with resources that can help when you might need a hand,” the 27-year-old wrote. Bad Bitches Have Bad Days Too, is also a lyric reference from her song “Anxiety” off her sophomore album “Traumazine.”
3. South Africa: Costa Titch dominates the AFRIMA 2022 nominations list
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Hitmaker Costa Titch has scored six nominations for the 2022 edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA). The two-time South Africa Hip Hop Awards recipient received nominations in the following categories for his 2021 smash hit, “Big Flexa”: Song of the Year; Breakout Artiste of the Year; Best African Collaboration: Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Electro; and Best Artiste, Duo or Group in Use of African Dance/Choreography.
Reflecting on the moment of getting the nominations for Africa’s biggest music event, he wrote in an Instagram post: “God did.” Other South African artists including Zakes Bantwini, Nomfundo Moh, Kabza De Small, Ch’cco, Mello and Sleazy, Young Stunna, DJ Maphorisa, Mafikizolo, Major League DJz, A-Reece, Blxckie, and Kelvin Momo also received nominations.
Congratulations to the nominees.
4. Grammy Academy CEO reveals ongoing consideration for Afrobeats category
The Recording Academy is now considering an Afrobeats category at the annual Grammys ceremony ?— TurnTable Charts (@TurntableCharts) September 26, 2022
Harvey Manson Jr., the CEO of The Academy, revealed in an interview with the press in Ghana over the weekendpic.twitter.com/kZuXpMoCJS
While speaking to the press at the Global Citizens concert in Ghana, Chief Executive Officer Harvey Manson revealed that the academy has kicked off the first process in the long road to adding an Afrobeats category to the Grammys. According to Harvey, the academy had a meeting with Afrobeats creatives that includes artists, producers, songwriters, and executives where they talked about Afrobeats and its many genres.
He further revealed that the members of the academy will have to submit a proposal for the addition of a new category before deliberations will kick off. However, the listening session with the Afrobeats leaders is the first step. The addition of an Afrobeats category to the Grammys will mean that songs that fall under the Afrobeats subgenre will be eligible for nomination.
5. Benzema returns to training after injury
Karim Benzema was spotted in Wednesday’s training session, participating with the full group as others returned from international duty. Real Madrid remained perfect in La Liga without Benzema as young midfielders Eduardo Camavinga and Aurelien Tchouameni continued to take huge strides, and Federico Valverde entered the goalscoring form of his life. Still, Benzema’s return will no doubt be celebrated. There’s no one in Europe who has been as deadly in big moments as the French star.
Les Bleus will also be pleased to see the Ballon d’Or contender nearing full fitness with the World Cup less than two months away. This is big news for Benzema, and all football fans should be rooting for him to make the October 16 Clasico against Barcelona. Big games deserve big players.
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