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Rave News Digest: Toke Makinwa To Launch Talk Show, Travis Scott Facing $2 Billion Lawsuit, Sterling + More

Rave News Digest: Toke Makinwa To Launch Talk Show, Travis Scott Facing $2 Billion Lawsuit, Sterling + More

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Toke Makinwa set to launch talk show, Travis Scott facing $2 Billion lawsuit, Raheem Sterling launches foundation. 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. Nigeria: Toke Makinwa set to launch new talk show ‘Talk With Toke Makinwa’

Media personality, Toke Makinwa is set to launch a brand new talk show titled “Talk With Toke Makinwa.” The show which will launch on November 19, will see the ace show host get exclusive and intimate conversation with some of Africa’s biggest celebrities. The interviews will delve into their professional and personal lives, revealing never heard before stories of their controversies and triumphs.

Toke Makinwa’s latest talk show comes in the wake of what has arguably been a successful year. Season one of ‘Talk With Toke Makinwa’ will host the likes of DJ Zinhle, Bobrisky, Zari “The Boss Lady” and Mutale Mwanza. The season will showcase 13 one-hour long episodes.

2. Travis Scott facing $2 Billion lawsuit following Astroworld incident

A San Antonio-based attorney Thomas Henry on Thursday filed a $2 billion lawsuit on behalf of 282 victims of the deadly Astroworld Festival — adding to the legal woes faced by Travis Scott and other parties involved in the ill-fated concert in Houston. The lawsuit seeks up to $2 billion in damages from a long list of defendants, including Scott, Drake, event organizers Live Nation, Apple Music and NRG Stadium.

The latest blockbuster lawsuit comes on the heels of Houston attorney Tony Buzbee’s $750 million suit filed on behalf of 125 victims also against Scott, Drake, Live Nation, Epic Records, Apple Music and other entities. At least 140 lawsuits have been filed in the wake of the disaster.

3. South Africa: Master KG set to be sued over alleged ‘Jerusalema’ copyright infringement

There has been continued drama around Master KG’s 2019 megahit “Jerusalema” since collaborator Nomcebo Zikode claimed that she hadn’t been paid the royalties due to her for her work on the song. Now, a fresh letter of demand over copyright ownership has allegedly been served to Master KG and his reps, by producer Charmza The DJ’s lawyers.

Charmza The DJ claims the original melody of the composition, beats and the arrangement of the song and vocals were his. The letter of demand alleges that, in August of 2019, Charmza The DJ was invited by Master KG to work with him and Zikode in studio, in Midrand. It’s during that studio session that Charmza’s legal reps, Adams & Adams claim that he “originated, authored, composed and produced the original musical composition” that would go on to be released as Jerusalema.

4. Mauritius gets first female Chief Justice

Mauritus’ first female chief justice has been sworn in. Bibi Rehana Mungly-Gulbul, 61, was appointed to head the Supreme Court by the president following consultations with the prime minister. It is the highest court in Mauritius.

After studying law in England, she was called to the bar in 1983 in Wales. In the same year, she returned to Mauritius for private practice. Mungly-Gulbul succeeds Asraf Caunhye, who retired after 20 years in the Supreme Court. Her deputy will also be a woman, Justice Nirmala Devat. Among the 22 judges of the Supreme Court, 15 are women.

5. Man City star Raheem Sterling launches new foundation to benefit young people in Manchester

Raheem Sterling says he wants to help young people in Manchester reach their full potential as he unveiled his new charitable foundation. Manchester City forward Sterling launched ‘The Raheem Sterling Foundation’, focussing on young people in London, Manchester and, capital of Jamaica, Kingston.

The new foundation aims to “educate, empower and inspire young people” in all three cities “to become better prepared for the future and to embrace opportunities to achieve greater social mobility.” The foundation will focus on improving social mobility, further education, and empowerment in young people who may face challenges to reach their full potential.

Featured image: tokemakimwa | Instagram


Our Week Day News Digest brings you a summary of five of the hottest news topics across the world––including celebrity news from Nollywood to Hollywood, the latest trending global headlines from American reports to top African news today, and the best sports stories in 2021. 

 


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