Wizkid’s Essence tops Rolling Stone‘s Best Songs of 2021 list, Serena Williams set time publish first children’s book, Jude Bellingham 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.
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1. Wizkid’s ‘Essence’ tops Rolling Stone’s best songs of 2021 list
Wizkid’s global-pop sunshine, Taylor’s 10-minute masterpiece, Silk Sonic’s 1970s slow jam, and much more–these are the best songs of 2021 https://t.co/CUFBYILMXE— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) December 6, 2021
Rolling Stone recently released their list of the best songs of 2021 and at the very top of that list is none other than Essence by Nigerian superstar, Wizkid featuring Tems. The list was released on Monday, December 6.
The Rolling Stone Best Songs of 2021 list is not the first recognition Essence has gotten recently with the Wizkid song appearing on Spotify’s Best Pop Songs of 2021. The song also appears on Billboard’s Best songs of 2021 list.
2. Serena Williams is publishing her first children’s book
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Serena Williams is already one of the best tennis players and athletes of all time, with 23 Grand Slam titles and four Olympic gold medals. Now, she’s looking to expand on her success off the court — this time, by writing a children’s book.
Williams announced the news on her Instagram, saying that the book will be about her toddler daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian’s beloved doll Qai Qai, which Williams created herself. Williams created the Qai Qai doll in 2018. And the doll has been a trailblazer ever since, amassing more than 353,000 followers on Instagram — with her own coveted blue check — more than 25,000 followers on Twitter, and more than 3.2 million followers on TikTok.
3. South Africa: Amanda du Pont & MacG take legal action against each other
[READ] Amanda du Pont has responded to MacG via her attorney and made it categorically clear she will NEVER apologise for how he featured in her video remarks. Im fact, she says MacG's laughter and word choices as a podcaster amount to both civil and crimen iniura against her 1/3 pic.twitter.com/5g7GulQp3B— Eusebius McKaiser (@Eusebius) December 6, 2021
The gloves are off with actress Amanda du Pont and podcaster MacGyver “MacG” Mukwevho taking legal action against each other. Amanda has served MacG with court papers after his lawyers summoned her to apologize for falsely accusing him of rape and requested a “round table meeting.”
In the legal papers that have been circulating on social media since Monday, Amanda’s legal representatives said the actress refuses to apologize for the remarks she made in a statement she shared on her social pages after the airing of the Jub Jub episode on Podcast and Chill on December 1. This comes as a response to MacG’s attorneys, Tania Mokwana Inc Attorneys, serving the actress with a cease and desist letter for making “defamatory statements” on her social media.
4. Malaria fight disrupted by COVID-19
NEWS: 47,000 more people died of malaria due to COVID-19 disruptions – setting back progress on malaria by years. Millions remain out of reach of tests, medicines, bednets and the new malaria vaccine that save lives. We must do more to reach the unreached.https://t.co/agBEm5Vg7Q— Dr. Raj Panjabi (@rajpanjabi) December 7, 2021
New data from the WHO has revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted malaria services, leading to an increase in cases and deaths. According to the report, there were an estimated 241 million malaria cases and 627,000 malaria deaths worldwide in 2020, represents about 14 million more cases in 2020 compared to 2019 and 69,000 more deaths.
Approximately two-thirds of these additional deaths (47,000) were linked to disruptions in the provision of malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment during the pandemic.
5. Jude Bellingham fined by German FA for referee comments
Dortmund have confirmed that Jude Bellingham has been fined $45K but won’t be banned for his comments about the referee in Dortmund vs. Bayern ?️— B/R Football (@brfootball) December 7, 2021
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England midfielder Jude Bellingham has been fined 40,000 euros (£34,000) by the German Football Association after questioning the appointment of referee Felix Zwayer for Borussia Dortmund’s Bundesliga match against Bayern Munich.
Bellingham criticised Zwayer after Dortmund’s 3-2 defeat on Saturday, referring to the official’s six-month ban for a match-fixing scandal in 2005. The 18-year-old has been fined for “unsportsmanlike behaviour.” Dortmund will not appeal.
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