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Rave News Digest: Wizkid Promises New Music, Mariah Carey Moves To Trademark ‘Queen Of Christmas’, Elon Musk + More

Rave News Digest: Wizkid Promises New Music, Mariah Carey Moves To Trademark ‘Queen Of Christmas’, Elon Musk + More


Wizkid promises new music soon, Mariah Carey moves to trademark ‘Queen Of Christmas,’ Elon Musk interested in buying Manchester United. 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 promises new music soon

Global music megastar Wizkid has taken to his social media to promise his fans that he will be dropping new music soon. Wizkid, in a post on his Instagram Story, revealed that it has been two years since his last release. He then proceeded to assure fans that he will soon be dropping something.

In the post made on Wednesday, August 17, the Grammy winner stated “2 years since my last release and we still getting to it. Una Popsy go soon drop…soon come.” The post generated excitement from fans who have been desperately waiting for a new single from the star. Wizkid has a reputation for promising new materials before going radio silent. While his new comment might inspire hope considering that he’s due for a new single, precedents suggest that fans should manage their expectations.

2. Mariah Carey moves to trademark ‘Queen of Christmas,’ legal battles may begin

Mariah Carey‘s bid to trademark the title “Queen of Christmas” hasn’t landed well with other notable holiday music artists Darlene Love and Elizabeth Chan, and it may result in an upcoming legal battle. Despite her classic 1994 hit “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” the songstress might find herself in the middle of legal woes.

According to reports, Chan was once called the “Queen of Christmas” and chose to file a formal declaration of opposition against Carey. In the filing, the singer pointed out that “Carey has said in interviews that she doesn’t want the title.” Meanwhile, Darlene Love is known for her Christmas hits that have spanned over six decades including her album Queen of Christmas. She also releases new hits yearly just in time for the holidays but with the new trademark, Love finds herself stuck on how to move forward.

3. South Africa: SA singer Jonathan Butler says he was ‘racially profiled’ at US restaurant

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SA musician Jonathan Butler wants people to speak up about racism after he felt racially profiled at the Goose & Gander restaurant in California, USA. The singer and guitarist took to his Instagram timeline on Tuesday to recall his experience at the eatery, claiming the manager followed him to his car after he paid the bill, questioning him about whether he had tipped the waiter who served him.

Jonathan said he confronted the manager about offending him but he gave no response. He urged his followers to speak up against any kind of racism.

4. Sony Music Publishing opens Nigeria office, appoints Godwin Tom as MD

Global music powerhouse Sony Music Publishing has announced the expansion of its operations across Africa with the opening of a new office in Lagos, Nigeria. In light of this, the company has appointed creative executive Godwin Tom as Managing Director, reporting to President, International Guy Henderson. In his capacity as the head of the Nigeria division, Godwin will oversee the company’s expansion into Africa as it aims in growing its roster of songwriters and composers across the region.

With over twenty years of experience, Godwin Tom has a deep understanding of the African music industry and has fostered relationships with top stakeholders in Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. Godwin has also supported the development of future industry leaders through the Music Business Academy for Africa, an e-learning platform dedicated to training the next generation of music and entertainment professionals. He will be bringing this wealth of experience into making help Sony Music Publishing expand its base into Africa.

5. Elon Musk clarifies tweet on potential Old Trafford takeover

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk has clarified a tweet that indicated his interest in buying Manchester United. United supporters’ discontent with the Glazer family’s ownership has reached new heights in recent times, with the Red Devils enduring another disappointing transfer window. Wizkid New Music

They are no closer to signing long-term target Frenkie de Jong, while they have also been linked with Marko Arnautovic and Adrien Rabiot — two deals that were hugely unpopular with fans. On the pitch, things have been equally disastrous with United crashing to a 2-1 defeat to Brighton and losing 4-0 against Brentford in their opening two Premier League games.

Musk got United fans very excited with an interesting Twitter outburst on Wednesday. After providing another update on his political leanings, the Tesla CEO followed up by tweeting: “Also, I’m buying Manchester United ur welcome.” When asked by a user if he was being serious, Musk clarified his position. He added: “No, this is a long-running joke on Twitter. I’m not buying any sports team. Although, if it were a team, it would be Man U. They were my fav team as a kid.”

Featured image: Wizkid | 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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