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Rave News Digest:Wizkid Set To Drop New Music, Lebron James, Drake, Future Face Lawsuit, Benzema + More

Rave News Digest:Wizkid Set To Drop New Music, Lebron James, Drake, Future Face Lawsuit, Benzema + More


Wizkid set to drop music, Lebron James, Drake, Future face lawsuit over “Black Ice” documentary, Benzema out with hamstring injury. 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 set to drop new music

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Nigerian music superstar Wizkid has announced that he will be dropping new music on Wednesday, September 14. He revealed this via his Instagram account on Friday, September 9, with a post that reportedly reveals the name of the song: “Bad to Me,” and a caption that stated “Pre save Link! New Wizkid Music ??❤️? !!”

The post generated excitement from fans who have been waiting for new music from the Grammy-winning artist for a while. If the upcoming single turns out to be owned by Wizkid rather than a featured track, this will make it Wizkid’s first single since he released the “Made In Lagos” deluxe.

2. Drake, Future face lawsuit over “Black Ice” documentary

Lebron James, Drake, and Future are facing a $10,000,000 lawsuit after being accused of stealing “intellectual property rights” for their documentary “Black Ice.” According to reports, the former longtime head of the NBA Players Association, Billy Hunter, is seeking a share of profits from the documentary in addition to $10 Million after alleging to the Manhattan state Supreme Court that he holds exclusive legal rights to produce any film about the Colored Hockey League that existed from 1895 to the 1930s.

In the lawsuit, Hunter accuses James, Drake, and their entertainment companies of cutting a deal behind his back with the authors of the book that the documentary is based on called “Black Ice: The Lost History of the Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes, 1895 to 1925.”

The authors, George Fosty and Darril Fosty are also cited as defendants in the suit, citing breach of contract for allegedly violating an agreement they made with Hunter, giving him the rights to produce a movie on the Black hockey league. The suit mentions Hunter paid the authors $265,000 in February 2022 for exclusive movie rights to any “audiovisual” adaptation of the Black Ice story.

3. South Africa: Sipho Ngwenya and his wife Aamirah reveal baby’s gender

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Media personality Sipho Ngwenya and his wife Aamirah are expecting a baby boy. Sipho shared the gender reveal clip on his Instagram timeline while Aamirah shared a clip on hers enjoying the baby shower that family and friends recently organized for her. “When catching the bag of Pampers means you will have a baby next. I have never laughed so hard. Thank you for a fun day, ladies and gents,” she wrote.

Aamirah took to her Instagram to share a cute video of herself baking hot cross buns, only for fans to be hit with a plot twist later in the video when they realized it was a pregnancy reveal. The mother-to-be said she and her hubby were lucky because they got pregnant as soon as they set their minds to it.

4. Queen Elizabeth II has died

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years. She died peacefully on Thursday afternoon at her Scottish estate, where she had spent much of the summer. The Queen came to the throne in 1952 and witnessed enormous social change. Her son, King Charles III said the death of his beloved mother was a “moment of great sadness” for him and his family and that her loss would be “deeply felt” around the world.

Senior royals had gathered at Balmoral after the Queen’s doctors became concerned about her health earlier in the day. All the Queen’s children traveled to Balmoral, near Aberdeen, after doctors placed the monarch under medical supervision. Her grandson and now heir to the throne, Prince William, and his brother, Prince Harry, also gathered there.

Prime Minister Liz Truss, who was appointed by the Queen on Tuesday, said the monarch was the rock on which modern Britain was built and had “provided us with the stability and strength that we needed.”

5. Benzema faces at least three weeks out after Real Madrid confirm hamstring injury against Celtic

Karim Benzema is set for at least a three-week lay-off after Real Madrid confirmed he suffered a hamstring injury on Tuesday. After 26 minutes of the opening game of Real Madrid’s Champions League defense against Celtic, Benzema took a knock that he was unable to shake off. Eden Hazard took the place of last season’s top scorer a few minutes later and Benzema headed straight down the tunnel.

Earlier this week, Real Madrid confirmed in a statement that “he has been diagnosed with an injury to the semitendinosus muscle and an overload on the quadriceps, both in the right thigh.” In other words, it means the Frenchman has sustained a hamstring injury. Such is the nature of those injuries, the potential date of his return is entirely unclear. However, it’s believed that he will miss at least three weeks of action.

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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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