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Rave News Digest: Wizkid And Tems Win At NAACP Image Awards, Biden Nominates Ketanji Brown Jackson As First Black Woman Supreme Court Justice, Liverpool + More

Rave News Digest: Wizkid And Tems Win At NAACP Image Awards, Biden Nominates Ketanji Brown Jackson As First Black Woman Supreme Court Justice, Liverpool + More


Wizkid and Tems win big at NAACP Image Awards, Ketanji Brown Jackson first nominated Black woman Supreme Court Justice, Liverpool wins Carabo 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.

Here is a rundown of five of the hottest news stories…

1. Wizkid, Tems win at 2022 NAACP Image Awards

Wizkid and Tems were among the winners at the 2022 edition of NAACP Image Awards for their collaboration on “Essence” a track off “Made in Lagos” album. Essence, their collaborative hit track, won the outstanding music video category at the awards. The remix of the project featuring Justin Bieber also snagged the prize for the outstanding international song.

The NAACP Image Award is an event which recognizes the best in film, television, music and literature. The 53rd edition of the annual ceremony started on Monday and came to an end on Saturday. The win stretches Wizkid’s records at the awards. The “Ojuelegba” crooner also won at the 2020 and 2021 editions of the annual ceremony.

2. Biden to nominate Ketanji Brown Jackson as first Black woman Supreme Court Justice

In an historic nomination, President Joe Biden chose U.S. federal appeals court judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed, Jackson would become the first Black woman to sit on the bench of the nation’s highest court. Jackson would fill a vacancy when Justice Stephen Breyer retires after the current Supreme Court term. During his campaign, Biden pledged to put a Black woman in the position should it become available.

Biden urged the Senate to “promptly” confirm Jackson, adding that he has already taken the initial step of sitting down with Senate Judiciary Committee leaders. Shortly after Biden’s official announcement on Friday, Jackson followed him by giving thanks for her journey to this point in her life and career.

3. South Africa: Riky Rick will be laid to rest in a private ceremony on Tuesday

The funeral of the beloved South African artist Rikhado Makhado, popularly known as Riky Rick, will take place at a private ceremony in Johannesburg on Tuesday March 1. The rapper’s family announced that they’ve planned an intimate gathering for his send-off, which will be live-streamed. A memorial service for the hitmaker will follow on Friday March 4. Close friends, family and selected media will gather for the special “Tribute Celebration” which will also be live streamed.

The Makhado family have thanked SA and the world for the outpouring of love they’ve received since the untimely passing of the rapper on Wednesday. In the statement, the family stated that they are “deeply moved by the global outpouring of support over the past three days.”

4. Thousands of African students trapped in Ukraine

The war waged between Russia and Ukraine has left thousands of African students fearing for their lives, as they desperately seek to escape the ex-Soviet nation. On Thursday February, 24, Russia’s Ukraine invasion was launched, sending in their troops and firing missiles from three fronts to broadly attack the nation.

A thread on Twitter with the hashtag #AfricansInUkraine has been circulating since Saturday, February 26. Poland border guards are reportedly rejecting African citizens from leaving Ukraine because of the color of their skin. There is also footage of Africans being left stranded at the train station. According to reports, thousands of African students study in Ukraine at affordable prices. As Russia’s military invasion continues, the students are trying to find their way to safe-havens.

5. Liverpool defeats Chelsea to win Carabo Cup

Liverpool won a dramatic penalty shoot-out to secure the first domestic trophy of the season after a classic Carabao Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley. Kepa Arrizabalaga, brought on in the closing moments of extra time as a penalty specialist, missed the decisive spot-kick after a magnificent game came down to a shoot-out between Chelsea’s keeper and his Liverpool counterpart Caoimhin Kelleher. Kelleher made it 11 penalties from 11 for Liverpool but Kepa blazed wildly over the top as a high-class showpiece was decided by the finest of margins after 21 successful attempts.

Chelsea, who had three goals disallowed for offside, were left to rue two big misses by Mason Mount but they were also grateful for a magnificent display from keeper Edouard Mendy, who produced a string of outstanding saves. Liverpool created a host of chances and had a Joel Matip goal ruled out for a foul and offside in an incident-packed game that went right down to the wire before Jurgen Klopp’s side prevailed.

Featured image: wizkidayo and temsbaby / Instagram 

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 reports to top African news today, and the best sports stories in 2022. 

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