Rave News Digest: Wizkid Confirms Feature On Asa’s Upcoming Album, Kanye West Disappoints Fans, Elana Meyers Taylor Makes Olympic History + More
Wizkid confirms feature on Asa’s upcoming album, Kanye West disappoints fans, Elana Meyers Taylor makes Olympic history. 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. Wizkid hypes Asa’s upcoming fifth album
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On February 21, Nigerian singer, Asa announced her fifth album, “V.” It is set to drop on Friday, February 25, and will feature Wizkid, The Cavemen and Amaarae. The body of work is a follow-up to Asa’s 2019 album, “LUCID” and has also gotten a co-sign from the legendary Wizkid. On his Twitter he wrote that, “ASA x BIG WIZ ??”
In 2015, Wizkid had spoken it into existence when he wrote that, “Yo Asa has to be the only one I want to work with so bad. Love love her…” Wizkid Asa album
2. Fans upset after Kanye West’s ‘Donda 2’ fails to release on time
Kanye West fans who spent $230 to listen to his new album #DONDA2 are upset that it failed to drop at midnight https://t.co/HZQYPt5Wif— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) February 22, 2022
Fans were shocked and surprised after they dropped large amounts to listen to Kanye West’s “Donda 2” — exclusive to his platform, Stem Player — and it has yet to be released. Announced via his social media channels last week, Ye said that his sequel album would not be featured on any of the major DSPs (Apple Music, Amazon, Spotify, YouTube). “Today artists get just 12% of the money the industry makes. It’s time to free music from this oppressive system. It’s time to take control and build our own,” he wrote.
Fans quickly dug into their digital wallets to fork over around $230 total for a Stem Player, which is being billed as “the first Yeezy tech product,” according to West, and to receive an advance copy of Donda 2. The move proved very lucrative for West, who alerted his followers that he had brought in $2.2 million in a single day from the gadgets. Fans are still hopeful the album will be released soon.
3. South Africa: Lady Du shares her heartbreak as manager ‘takes money’ from her
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Amapiano vocalist Lady Du has sworn she is moving in a new direction after she opened up about her management woes. Taking to Instagram, she revealed she did not know why she wasn’t getting booked. She alleged in a separate post that her manager, whom she didn’t name, was taking money from promoters behind her back. Du said she was not one to fight, but had to share her story for upcoming amapiano artists to be vigilant when hiring managers.
The amapiano hitmaker apologized to her fans for not dropping her EP and said she was going through a lot. She shared on Instagram the painful experience after revealing her manager has been treating her harshly. Industry colleagues rallied behind her and urged her to terminate the contract.
4. Tanzanian singer, Diamond Platnumz criticized over Confederate flag
Diamond Platnumz shows Confederate flag in new hit— MK (@jmollel) February 22, 2022
The Confederacy was the group of southern states that fought to keep slavery during the US Civil War – and the flags are seen as divisive and a symbol of racial tensions in the US.
Who is he working for?https://t.co/XJ3cOP0TWv pic.twitter.com/BPGFeZE9DS
Tanzanian musician Diamond Platnumz is being criticized online for featuring a Confederate flag in the video of his latest hit song. The Confederacy was the group of southern states that fought to keep slavery during the US Civil War — and the flags are seen as divisive and a symbol of racial tensions in the US. One of Diamond’s video scenes in the song “Gidi” has two of the flags displayed as he dances while donning a cowboy look. People on social media have reacted to the video as some criticized him while others tried to educate him.
5. Bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor makes history as the most decorated Black Winter Olympian
History for bobsled pilot Elena Meyers Taylor ?— CBC Olympics (@CBCOlympics) February 19, 2022
The American is now the most decorated Black Winter Olympian of all-time with five medals
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Elana Meyers Taylor of Douglasville, Ga. won her fifth Olympic medal Saturday, February 19, making her the most decorated Black athlete in Winter Olympics history and the most decorated woman in Olympic bobsledding according to reports. According to Team USA, on February 14, Meyers Taylor tied speed skater Shani Davis as the most decorated Black athlete in Winter Games history after winning her fourth Olympic medal in the inaugural monobob event.
Meyers Taylor, 37, broke the tie after winning bronze in the two-woman bobsled with teammate Sylvia Hoffman. With the addition of monbob, she’s the first women’s bobsledder to win two medals in a single Olympics and the fifth U.S. bobsledder to win two medals in a single Olympics.
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