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Rave News Digest: Singer Waje Loses Dad, Tunji Balogun To Become CEO Of Def Jam, Messi + More

Rave News Digest: Singer Waje Loses Dad, Tunji Balogun To Become CEO Of Def Jam, Messi + More

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Waje loses dad, Tunji Balogun to become CEO of Def Jam, Messi joins PSG. 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 topics…

1. Nigeria: Singer Waje loses dad

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Nigerian singer Aituaje Iruobe also known as Waje has lost her dad. The music star announced the sad news on her Instagram page on Tuesday, August 10, wherein she penned a touching tribute to her dad. Waje, however, did not disclose the circumstances that led to her father’s death.

“A girl needs a father. A girl needs her father. This girl will always love her father. This girl will dearly miss her father. Rest well daddy you will always be in our hearts!” she wrote.

Our condolences to Waje and her family.

2. Tunji Balogun to become the new CEO of Def Jam

On August 10, it was announced that RCA’s executive vice president of A&R Tunji Balogun is set to become the new CEO of Def Jam Records. Balogun is also the founder of Keep Cool, an RCA imprint.

The Nigerian American is set to replace Paul Rosenberg, Eminem’s manager who became Chairman and CEO in 2017, but stepped down in February 2021, after being strongly criticized for the company’s inability to create a new range of stars. Rosenberg was also criticized for not taking advantage of the Drill Movement that started in his backyard.

Congratulations to Tunji Balogun.

3. South Africa: Scoop Makhathini takes aim at Cassper Nyovest, says he’s problematic

Media personality Scoop Makhathini has taken aim at hip hop heavyweight, Cassper Nyovest. Scoop shared his opinion regarding Cassper ‘s comment on politics in the amapiano scene. In the latest “POPcast” episode, the panelists–which included DJ Switch, Scoop and Ms Cosmo discussed Cassper leaving the hip hop industry for amapiano.

They started off by referencing a tweet from Cassper in which he said there was no politics in amapiano. Consequently, Scoop stated that Cassper should consider the contributions he has made to the politics in the hip hop industry.

This is not the first time Makhathini has been vocal about his thoughts on Cassper and his career. Last year he ruffled feathers when he said the “Nokuthula” hitmaker should take a break from music.

4. Namibian teen Olympic star receives hero’s welcome

Namibia’s first woman Olympic medalist, Christine Mboma has been given a hero’s welcome on her return home from Tokyo. Water cannons showered the commercial jet that flew the 18-year-old and the rest of the Olympic team back to the capital, Windhoek, from Japan. Outside the airport, dancers, bikers and sports fans joined in the frenzied celebrations, before a victory convoy paraded through the city.

Mboma won a silver medal in the 200m at the Games, just weeks after she had been told she could not compete in her preferred 400m because of her high levels of testosterone.

5. Lionel Messi signs two-year Paris St-Germain deal after leaving Barcelona

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Lionel Messi has signed a two-year contract with Paris St-Germain after leaving Barcelona. The 34-year-old’s deal also has the option of a third year. Messi left Barca – the only club he has played for – as they were unable to afford a new deal under La Liga’s financial fair play rules.

“I am impatient to start a new chapter of my career in Paris. The club and its vision are in perfect harmony with my ambitions,” said the Argentine star. PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi said: “I am delighted that Lionel Messi has chosen to join Paris St-Germain and we are proud to welcome him to Paris, with his family.”

Photo: Instagram – officialwaje


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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