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Rave News Digest: Wizkid And Tems Win iHeart Radio Award, Prince Harry Back In the U.K., Messi + More

Rave News Digest: Wizkid And Tems Win iHeart Radio Award, Prince Harry Back In the U.K., Messi + More


Wizkid and Tems win iHeart Radio Award, Prince Harry back in the U.K. for surprise court appearance, Messi honored with statue. 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 and Tems win 2023 iHeart Radio Award

Nigerian international music stars Wizkid and Tems, who delivered the international smash hit “Essence,” won the Best Afrobeats Artist award at the 2023 iHeart Radio Awards. The duo won the award after defeating other Afrobeats stars Ckay, Fireboy, and Burna Boy.

Tems also won Best Hip Hop Song for the Best Collaboration for her contributions to Future’s “Wait For U.” She was also nominated for Best R&B song for her hit single “Free Mind” which lost to SZA’s “I Hate You.” The 2023 iHeart Radio Awards was held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California and it was hosted by Lenny Kravitz.

2. Prince Harry back in the U.K. for surprise court appearance in privacy case

Britain’s Prince Harry was back in the U.K. on Monday for an unannounced appearance at the country’s High Court as legal proceedings began in a privacy case in which the prince and six others are suing the Associated Newspapers group, which publishes the Daily Mail tabloid. Harry, the California-based youngest son of King Charles III, is among the high-profile figures, including singer Elton John, who brought the action against the newspaper group claiming “gross breaches of privacy.”

The well-known litigants claim to have “highly distressing evidence that they have been the victims of abhorrent criminal activity and gross breaches of privacy by Associated Newspapers,” according to an October 2022 statement from Hamlins, the law firm representing the group. The alleged breaches of privacy include the hacking of cell phone messages, deceitfully obtaining medical records, bribing police officials, and illegally accessing bank records, the statement said. Associated Newspapers has denied the allegations, calling them “preposterous smears” and “unsubstantiated and highly defamatory claims,” according to reports.

3. South Africa: Nadia Nakai speaks on making a comeback after short hiatus

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Nadia Nakai has thanked those who held her hand as she returned to work after the death of her boyfriend AKA. Kiernan “AKA” Forbes was shot dead on February 10. His murder is still under investigation. Nakai took time off from work to grieve for her partner. As she returned to work on March 24, she had the support of AKA’s family. Taking to her social media timeline on Monday, the rapper said the love and support she had received from close friends and her fans had assured her she would be OK.

“Thank you to everyone who supported me as I went back to work. I am grateful for what people did for me to make sure I’m OK. Sometimes I feel I’m undeserving of the support, the messages, the hugs, and love from my friends, family, fans as well as the venues I worked this weekend. It really gave me hope that I will be OK … There are so many genuinely good people out there and I’ll never take it for granted. Thank you guys,” she said.

4. Six killed, including three children, in Tennessee school shooting

A shooter armed with two assault-style rifles and a handgun killed three students and three staff members at a Christian school in Nashville, Tennessee, on Monday morning, authorities said. The suspect, identified by police as Audrey Hale, 28, of Nashville, had a detailed map of Covenant School, a school for students in preschool through sixth grade, and allegedly shot through the door to gain entry to the school, police said.

The children were identified by Nashville police as Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, and William Kinney, all 9 years old. The slain adults were identified by the police as Cynthia Peak, 61; Mike Hill, 61, and Katherine Koonce, 60, who was the head of the school. Peak was a substitute teacher and Hill was a custodian, per investigators. The suspect was shot and killed by authorities in a lobby area on the second floor of the school roughly 14 minutes after the 911 call was placed, according to police.

5. Lionel Messi presented with statue that will be placed next to Diego Maradona & Pele in CONMEBOL museum

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Lionel Messi continues to be showered with praise as a World Cup and multiple Ballon d’Or winner, with a new statue of him unveiled by CONMEBOL. The Argentina international, who inspired his country to global glory at Qatar 2022, is being immortalized in the official museum of South American football alongside fellow legends Diego Maradona and Pele. Messi has also been presented with replicas of the World Cup and Finalissima trophies that he has helped the Albiceleste win over the course of a memorable 12 months.

The 35-year-old, who recently netted his 800th goal, has found the target on over a hundred occasions for Argentina after facing Curacao on Tuesday.

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Our Weekday 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 2023. 

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