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Rave News Digest: Fashion Designer, Virgil Abloh Passes On, P-Square Announce Reunion Concert, LeBron + More

Rave News Digest: Fashion Designer, Virgil Abloh Passes On, P-Square Announce Reunion Concert, LeBron + More


Virgil Abloh is dead, P-Square announce reunion concert, LeBron James fined. 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. Renowned fashion designer, Virgil Abloh dead at 41 after battle with cancer

Renowned designer Virgil Abloh is dead. LVMH took to social media to announce Virgil’s passing, citing a private battle with cancer. “LVMH, Louis Vuitton, and Off White are devastated to announce the passing of Virgil Abloh on Sunday, November 28th, of cancer, which he had been battling privately for several years,” the statement reads.

According to a post on Virgil’s Instagram, he battled “a rare, aggressive form of cancer, cardiac angiosarcoma.” He is survived by his wife, Shannon Abloh, two kids, his siblings and parents.

It is a sad day in fashion. Our condolences to Virgil’s family and friends.

2. P-Square announces reunion concert

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The moment everyone has been waiting for has arrived as popular music duo, P-Square have announced a reunion concert to take place at the Livespot Festival. P-Square, who just reunited recently, have announced that they will be putting together a special 3-hour reunion concert at the Livespot Festival. This was announced on Friday, November 26.

P-Square also celebrated their birthday together, and will now take the stage together in a reunion concert put together by the Livespot Festival. The reunion concert will be held on Saturday, December 18, at the Livespot Entertainment Center, Lagos, Nigeria.

3. South Africa: Cassper Nyovest calls off Slik Talk boxing match

Rapper Cassper Nyovest says his fight with YouTuber Slik Talk is officially off. The “Siyathandana” hitmaker claims Slik Talk keeps finding excuses not to fight him. According to a screenshot he shared on Twitter, Slik wants a guaranteed $12,000, despite originally having agreed to $6,000.

The additional money is split between medical costs and his fee to promote the fight. Slik Talk also apparently wants the money, regardless of whether he wins the fight or gets knocked out by Cassper. The screenshot indicates that the YouTuber also wants Cassper to hire and pay for his security and asked to bring his own sponsors for the fight.

4. COVID: US joins EU in restricting flights from Southern Africa over new coronavirus variant

The US will restrict travel from South Africa and seven other southern African countries to try to contain a new coronavirus variant spreading there. From today, Monday, only US citizens and residents will be allowed to travel from the region. This follows a similar flight ban imposed by the EU and the UK. Canada is also introducing travel restrictions.

The World Health Organization (WHO) earlier declared the new variant to be “of concern”, naming it Omicron. US officials said flights from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi will be blocked, mirroring earlier moves taken by the EU. The ban will come into effect today.

5. LeBron James fined $15,000 for obscene gesture

NBA superstar LeBron James on Friday, November 26 was fined $15,000 for an obscene gesture, and warned by the league about using profane language. The NBA superstar made the gesture Wednesday, November 24 after scoring a late shot in the Lakers’ 124-116 overtime victory against the Indiana Pacers.

The latest league infraction comes after James missed a game at New York while serving a suspension for hitting Detroit Pistons center Isaiah Stewart in the face. After the victory over the Pacers, James used profanity in an interview with sports news network, ESPN.

Featured image: virgilabloh  | 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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