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Rave News Digest: Wizkid Gets MTV VMAs Nomination, Megan Thee Stallion, Justin Bieber Lead VMAs Nominations, Chelsea + More

Rave News Digest: Wizkid Gets MTV VMAs Nomination, Megan Thee Stallion, Justin Bieber Lead VMAs Nominations, Chelsea + More

Wizkid gets MTV VMAs nomination, Megan Thee Stallion, Justin Bieber lead VMAs nominations, Chelsea wins 2021 Super Cup. 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.

1. Wizkid gets MTV VMAs nomination for ‘Brown Skin Girl’

Nigerian music superstar, Wizkid has grabbed an MTV VMAs nomination for “Brown Skin Girl,” his 2019 collaboration with Beyonce. The “Essence” hit maker and American rapper SAINt JHN joined Queen Bey on the record from her 2019 soundtrack album “The Lion King: The Gift.” The nominations for the 2021 MTV Music Video Awards (VMAs) were released yesterday, August 11, and the record is in the running for Best R&B.

Other records in the category include; “Leave the Door Open” by Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic, “Go Crazy” by Chris Brown and Young Thug, “Heartbreak Anniversary” by Giveon, “Come Through” by H.E.R. ft. Chris Brown and “Good Days” by SZA.

With this collaboration, Wizkid has enjoyed success with several awards. He has won two Soul Train Music Awards, the BET Awards, a NAACP Image Award and a Grammy Award for Best Video in 2021.

2. Megan Thee Stallion and Justin Bieber lead 2021 MTV VMA nominations

The nominees for the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards–taking place on September 12 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and will welcome back fans as part of a live audience–has been released, with Megan Thee Stallion and Justin Bieber leading the pack with six and seven nods respectively.

Bieber received seven nods, including Artist of the Year, Best Pop Song for “Peaches,” and video of the year for “Popstar,” his collaboration with DJ Khaled and Drake. He will compete for Artist of the Year with Megan Thee Stallion, who landed six nominations including one for “WAP,” the racy video with rapper Cardi B. To commemorate its 40th year, artist Kehinde Wiley designed a new Moon Person trophy for the ceremony.

3. AKA mourns late fiancée Nelli Tembe four months after her death

 
 
 
 
 
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South African rapper AKA has taken to social media with a heavy heart to remember his late fiancée, Anele “Nelli” Tembe who died earlier this year. Four months after her tragic death–from reportedly falling off the 10th floor of the Pepperclub Hotel in Cape Town on April 11–the hit maker once again shares his grief online.

Taking to Instagram with a snap of the pair in a photo shoot for the “Fela in Versace– the rapper’s Bhovamania merchandise line–the star reminded followers that it has been four months since Nelli died. Heartbroken, the star said that the feeling doesn’t go away but he is doing the best he can with the opportunities and gifts in his life. He also went on to thank those who have stood by him during these difficult times.

4. Shatta Wale gets MTV VMAs nomination

Ghanaian dancehall artist Shatta Wale has been nominated in the Best Art Direction category for his appearance in Beyoncé’s “Already” at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards. Shatta Wale and Beyoncé are in the same non-voteable category with Ed Sheeran“Bad Habits,” Lady Gaga“911,” Lil Nas X“Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” Saweetie ft. Doja Cat“Best Friend,” and Taylor Swift“Willow.”

This is Shatta Wale’s first MTV VMA nomination.

5. Chelsea wins UEFA Super Cup 2021

 
 
 
 
 
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Chelsea FC won the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday with a 6-5 penalty shootout victory over Villarreal CF at Windsor Park in Belfast to get the 2021-22 European season underway. The two sides were tied, 1-1, at the end of 90 minutes and the end of extra time. Hakim Ziyech gave the Blues the lead in the first half, scoring in the 27th minute. Ziyech was substituted with a shoulder injury later in the first half, however, American Christian Pulisic took his place. After some crossbar and post-rattling misses for the La Liga side, Gerard Moreno equalized for Villarreal in the 73rd minute.

Thomas Tuchel’s men ultimately triumphed on penalties with a 6-5 success to their names, but the Chelsea manager made a surprise move before the end of the second period of extra time. Tuchel inserted backup goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga for starter Edouard Mendy.

The move, like most of Tuchel’s in 2021, worked out. Kepa denied a pair of kicks, including stopping Raul Albiol’s to clinch the victory. Pulisic, Mason Mount and Antonio Rudiger were among the successful penalty takers for the Blues, who scored six straight penalty kicks after Kai Havertz missed the opener.

Photo: Instagram – wizkidayo


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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