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Rave News Digest: Wizkid Features In Tommy Hilfiger Campaign, August Alsina Hints At Retirement, Samuel Eto’o + More

Rave News Digest: Wizkid Features In Tommy Hilfiger Campaign, August Alsina Hints At Retirement, Samuel Eto’o + More

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Wizkid features in Tommy Hilfiger campaign, August Alsina hints at retirement, Samuel Eto’o to run for president of Cameroon Football Federation. 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. Tommy Hilfiger taps Wizkid for ‘Pass the Mic’ campaign

Fashion brand, Tommy Hilfiger has enlisted Wizkid, the Grammy-winning Nigerian musician, for its “Pass the Mic” campaign aimed at inspiring people globally. The campaign, which was launched on Monday, September 20, also features top entertainers including Yara Shahidi, Anthony Ramos, Jack Harlow, Kim Soo-Hyun, and DJ Cassidy. “Speak up. Stand up. Light up the world. Yara Shahidi, Anthony Ramos, Jack Harlow, #KimSooHyun, DJ Cassidy and Wizkid are lighting up the world with their voices and their words—and passing the mic to you. What do you have to say? #TommyHilfiger #PassTheMic,” the brand wrote on Twitter and Instagram.

According to the company, the initiative was birthed by the idea that everyone has the power to affect and change the world because voices speak volumes. The campaign addresses themes such as commitment, confidence, community, and societal change.

2. Singer August Alsina hints at quitting music

 
 
 
 
 
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August Alsina’s days in the music industry may be numbered. The R&B singer took to Instagram on Monday (Sept. 20) to announce that he is likely retiring from music. In a message to his fans, he revealed that he intends to release a couple more projects before stepping away from the spotlight. “These last couple projects are likely to be the last you see/hear of August Alsina,” he wrote. But before he calls it quits, he plans to take one “last victory lap. W/ that said, it is my hope that we can enjoy each other while I’m here, on my last victory lap around the sun,” he added. “I’ll strive to make it as nostalgic as possible for you w/ beautiful tunes & high vibes.”

He has been candid about his private life, including his “entanglement” with Jada Pinkett Smith, his battle with an autoimmune disorder, which temporarily paralyzed him and being a parent to his nieces and nephews after losing his siblings.

3. South Africa: K Naomi is engaged

 
 
 
 
 
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South African personality K Naomi got engaged over the weekend. The popular TV host made her relationship with her now fiancé, known only as Tshepo, on Instagram official earlier this year. Taking to Instagram, K Naomi made the big announcement about Tshepo putting a ring on it, captioning the post: “I said ‘yes’ to my best friend!”

 
 
 
 
 
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Wedding bells seem to be in the air with South African celebrities as former Miss South Africa and Miss Universe 2018 first runner-up Tamaryn Green also revealed that she’s got engaged. Zesimdumise “Ze” Nxumalo proposed to the beauty while on their baecation at exclusive Sweni Lodge in the Kruger National Park. Tamaryn also shared the news on Instagram, saying: “Here’s to forever.”

4. Justin Trudeau wins third election

Justin Trudeau has secured a third election victory, but his decision to call a snap election was criticized by political opponents – and even allies – after the Canadian prime minister failed once again to win a parliamentary majority. As of Tuesday morning, the Liberals had won or were leading in 158 seats – short of the 170 needed for a majority. Erin O’Toole’s opposition Conservatives won 119, a result that largely mirrored the outcome of the 2019 election.

For the second time in two years, Trudeau has been handed a minority government by Canadians, meaning he will have to reach across the aisle to work with smaller parties in order to govern. In his victory speech at 1.15 in the morning, Trudeau nonetheless told supporters that Canadians had given him a “clear mandate” to continue governing – but acknowledged that his election gambit had not been popular.

5. Samuel Eto’o announces candidacy for Presidency of Cameroon Football Federation

 
 
 
 
 
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Former Cameroon international Samuel Eto’o is to stand as a candidate in the race for the presidency of his country’s football federation (Fecafoot). The former Barcelona and Inter Milan star made the announcement on his social media pages on Tuesday evening, saying he had taken the decision “out of love for Cameroon and passion for our football. Time is running out. Waiting is not an option. It is time to rebuild our football,” Eto’o said.

The delayed Fecafoot elections are expected to take place on December 11, with the Africa Cup of Nations set to start in Cameroon on January 9. Eto’o, 40, had an illustrious playing career, winning domestic and European titles in both Spain and Italy. The four-time African player of the year is his country’s record scorer with 56 goals in 118 games and also enjoyed brief stints in the English Premier League with Chelsea and Everton, ending his playing career in Qatar. At international level, he helped Cameroon win the Africa Cup of Nations in 2000 and 2002 and was a gold medalist at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

Photo: wizkidayo | Instagram


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