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Rave News Digest: Yara Shahidi Graduates From Harvard University, Davido Speaks On Collaborating With Kanye West, Modric + More

Rave News Digest: Yara Shahidi Graduates From Harvard University, Davido Speaks On Collaborating With Kanye West, Modric + More


Yara Shahidi graduates from Harvard University, Davido speaks on collaborating with Kanye West, Modric to extend Real Madrid contract. 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. Yara Shahidi graduates from Harvard University

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Yara Shahidi is officially a Harvard University graduate. On Friday, May 27, the Grown-ish star took to her Instagram account to mark the occasion by sharing two photos of herself in a black gown and red suit. “Yara (noun): a Harvard graduate ??‍? #ITSOFFICIAL #CLASSOF2022,” the 22-year-old captioned the post. Additionally, Shahidi’s father, Afshin, also took to the social media platform to post a selfie of himself and his daughter on graduation day.

The actress had been celebrating her then-pending graduation from the Ivy League school earlier in the week. For instance, on Wednesday, she posted a photo with her brothers, Sayeed and Ehsan, on the steps of the university’s campus. “T-Minus 1 day to GRADUATION? so here I am, sharing this special moment with my most special day one’s,” she captioned the photo.

Congratulations to the star on bagging her degree.

2. Davido talks about working with Kanye West

In his interview with The Dotty Show on Apple Music, Davido revealed how he met and collaborated with Kanye West. “Crazy man. Yeah, we were in Atlanta when he was having the release parties, and then from there I met Jason who works with Kanye, and then we just got in the studio and played them a couple of records, and obviously ‘Stand Strong’ is the one that fit them. And we flew out to L.A. and we shot the video. And hopefully, we got to perform a couple of shows with them.” Davido recounts how the collaboration came about.

This is not the first time West will be working with a Nigerian as the billionaire rapper and fashion mogul has previously worked with Dbanj whom he signed to G.O.O.D Music in 2011. 

3. South Africa: Cassper Nyovest set to host workshop after Billiato ownership drama

Last week, rapper Cassper Nyovest clapped back at notorious blogger Musa Khawula after Musa took to Twitter to claim that Cassper doesn’t own his liquor brand, Billiato. The rumor spread like wildfire, prompting Cassper to respond a few hours later. “Stop spreading lies,” he tweeted. “I own my product. I am the majority shareholder.” After sharing a few other tweets laughing the rumor off, Cassper announced that he was considering doing a workshop to educate the youth on building and owning brands.

On Thursday evening, Cassper confirmed that the workshop was indeed in the pipeline and more details would be unveiled soon. “Workshop document done,” he shared. “Dates and venue dropping soon. Next month, we GIVING OUT GAME. You attending??” Politician Mmusi Maimane responded in support of the idea on Twitter, “May the business grow from strength to strength. Keep the focus on doing great work and rolling out your brand.”

4. Atiku Abubakar: Former Nigeria VP picked as PDP presidential candidate

Atiku Abubakar, former Nigerian vice-president, will lead the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) into next year’s general elections. Abubakar, 75, polled 371 votes to beat 13 other candidates that included Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike and former Senate President Bukola Saraki. More than 750 delegates voted at Saturday’s convention in Abuja.

Abubakar campaigned on promises of a more decentralized government. While thanking delegates for electing him, Abubakar accused the ruling party of dividing Nigeria and causing economic hardship. The party was disrupted last week week by the withdrawal of its 2019 vice-presidential candidate, Peter Obi, who left the party citing internal issues. The primary was overshadowed by widespread accusations of vote-buying, with candidates accused of bribing delegates with as much as $10,000 to vote for them.

5. Modric to sign Real Madrid extension after landing fifth Champions League crown

Luka Modric will sign a contract extension at Real Madrid after landing his fifth Champions League crown. Modric has spent nine seasons at Madrid to date, the latest of which saw him add three more trophies to his glittering career CV. The Blancos followed up Supercopa de Espana and La Liga successes by securing their 14th European Cup on Saturday night, and now Modric is ready to re-affirm his commitment to the Spanish giants. Modric is due to become a free agent on June 30, but Madrid are prepared to hand him fresh terms that will see him remain at Santiago Bernabeu until the end of the 2022-23 season.

The 36-year-old has convinced the board to retain his services after another stellar campaign that saw him record three goals and 12 assists in 45 appearances across all competitions, with one of his best displays saved for their 1-0 Champions League final win over Liverpool on Saturday, May 28. Furthermore, Madrid will consider extending Modric’s contract through to 2024 if he can maintain the same exceptional standards next term.

Featured image: Paul Mardy Photography | Instagram

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