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Rave News Digest: Wizkid Wins NAACP Award, Beyoncé Emerges As Biggest Winner At The NAACP, Ibrahimovic + More

Rave News Digest: Wizkid Wins NAACP Award, Beyoncé Emerges As Biggest Winner At The NAACP, Ibrahimovic + More

Wizkid wins NAACP award, Beyoncé wins big at the 2021 NAACP Awards, Zlatan Ibrahimovic makes Sweden return. 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: Wizkid wins NAACP Image Award for the second time

Multi-award-winning Nigerian singer, Ayodeji Balogun popularly known as Wizkid, has become the first Nigerian singer to win the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) image awards, and, for the second time. Wizkid earned the award after he collaborated with American singer Beyonce‘s “Brown Skin Girl,” which won an award at the 2020 edition of the popular Image awards.

Wizkid won the Outstanding Music Video category at the NAACP, sharing the stage with Beyoncé featuring Saint JHN and Blue Ivy on the same song. NAACP took to their Twitter page to congratulate the talented artiste.

2. Beyoncé wins big at 2021 NAACP Image Awards

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Beyoncé was the biggest music winner at the 2021 NAACP Image Awards. The “Crazy in love” hitmaker scooped four top prizes at the awards ceremony on Thursday night, March 25, held over several days, and concludes tonight. Beyoncé’s “Brown Skin Girl” landed her the Outstanding Female Artist and Outstanding Music Video gongs.

The R&B megastar competed against H.E.R., Jazmine Sullivan, Ledisi, and Alicia Keys for the former prize, while in the music video category, she beat her own “Black is King.” Beyoncé also took home Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Contemporary), and Outstanding Hip Hop/Rap Song with Megan Thee Stallion for their remix of the rapper’s mega-hit “Savage.”

3. South Africa: Cassper Nyovest finally shows off his son

Cassper Nyovest and his son

The negative side of social media influenced rapper Cassper Nyovest and his partner Thobeka Majozi to become super-skeptical about sharing their son’s images on the net. Still, on Thursday, Cassper couldn’t help but share a glimpse of his boy.

Cassper took to Instagram to post the first snapshot of his son in which a part of his face was visible. Even though the baby wasn’t posing or looking at the camera, Cassper’s fans could see for the first time how cute the six-month-old is. Cassper captioned the snap, “Stuntin’ like my daddy.”

4. Ghana secure ninth straight AFCON qualification

Ghana midfielder Mohammed Kudus dribbles past Rivaldo Coetzee (left) in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

Ghana’s Black Stars yesterday secured qualification to the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations tournament slated for Cameroon after they held South Africa to a 1-1 draw at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Thursday.

Mohammed Kudus’ goal just after recess broke the deadlock, and minutes later, Percy Tau canceled the lead to give his side a slim chance of making it to the competition. Simultaneously, the Black Stars secured Ghana’s ninth straight qualification and 23rd appearance to the continent’s flagship competition. After a scoreless first half during which Ghana survived some missed chances by the host team, the Ajax midfielder put Ghana ahead four minutes after recess.

5. Zlatan Ibrahimovic makes Sweden return

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic making his return.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic marked his return to international football after a five-year absence with an assist as Sweden beat Georgia in their World Cup 2022 qualifying opener on Thursday. The 39-year-old volleyed the ball across the area for Viktor Claesson to bundle home just before the break.

Ibrahimovic’s return meant he became the oldest player to represent Sweden. The AC Milan striker beat the previous record of 38 years and 59 days previously held by goalkeeper Thomas Ravelli. Ibrahimovic, who has 62 international goals, could not get on the score sheet himself before he was substituted in the 84th minute.

Featured image: 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 Hollywood to Nollywood, the latest trending global headlines from American news today, to top African news and sports stories in 2021. 


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