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Rave News Digest: Kanye West Wears ‘White Lives Matter’ Shirt, Nigerian Stars Win BMI London Awards, Mahrez + More

Rave News Digest: Kanye West Wears ‘White Lives Matter’ Shirt, Nigerian Stars Win BMI London Awards, Mahrez + More

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Kanye West wears a White Lives Matter Shirt during 2022 Yeezy fashion show, Wizkid, Tems, CKay, Joeboy, Tempoe, P2J, win BMI London Awards, Mahrez dropped by Man City. 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. Kanye West wears a White Lives Matter Shirt during 2022 Yeezy fashion show

Business mogul and Yeezy owner Kanye West had a surprise fashion show showcasing his Season 9 collection on Monday during Paris Fashion Week and left attendees speechless. Before the models appeared, Kanye West gave a speech wearing a White Lives Matter T-shirt emblazoned with the Pope’s face on the front and a pair of bedazzled flip-flops.

Right Wing commentator Candace Owens joined Ye on the runway, and Lauryn Hill’s daughter Selah Marley modeled the shirt, which had Twitter users confused, being that she comes from an Afro-centric family. We’re not sure what message Ye was sending with this collection but this has sparked a lot of controversy on the internet.

2. Wizkid, Tems, CKay, Joeboy, Tempoe, P2J, win BMI London Awards

The BMI Film & TV Awards are awards presented annually by Broadcast Music, Inc., honoring songwriters, composers, and music publishers in various genres. In the latest edition of the London-based award, Nigerian acts Wizkid, Tems, and CKay took home awards as well as producers P2J and Tempoe for their work on “Essence” and “Love Nwantiti” respectively. Similarly, Joeboy and Kwame Eugene also won for their contributions to CKay’s “Love Nwantiti.”

Global Afrobeats hits “Essence” and “Love Nwantiti” both received awards for songwriting in the Pop Category. Both the original “Essence” and the Justin Bieber-assisted remix were awarded in recognition of the song’s exploit. Tems took home one of the biggest awards as she won the Impact prize which is given to a songwriter/producer/composer for their artistry, creative vision, and impact on the future of music.

3. South Africa: Cassper Nyovest wins boxing match against Priddy Ugly

Celeb City’s exhibition fight between Cassper Nyovest and Priddy Ugly had the rappers discovering new respect for each other for having the guts to get into the ring together. Nearly 5,000 people gathered to watch the bout at the Sun Arena in Pretoria on Saturday with Lucas Radebe, sports, arts, and culture minister Nathi Mthethwa and transport minister Fikile Mbalula among the guests in attendance.

In the first two-minute round, Cassper knocked out Priddy Ugly to become the champion of the evening. After losing to NaakMusiQ in April this year, Cassper said he had a different strategy this time. Before their boxing match, Nyovest admitted that Priddy Ugly was in good shape and his confidence during his training sessions had intimidated him. Priddy, who has done kick-boxing in the past, said his strategy was to weaken Cassper’s power by tiring him out. Though things did not go his way, he was still proud of himself and his team.

4. Black Sheriff drops trailer for upcoming album ‘The Villain I Never Was’

Ghanaian rap sensation Black Sheriff has released the trailer for his upcoming album “The Villain I Never Was” which is set to be released on October 7. The trailer sees montages of Black Sheriff posing for promotional pictures in fancy clothes as he prepares for his album release. The album is set to include “Second Sermon” remix feat Burna Boy, charting-topping single “Kwaku The Traveller,” and recently released single “Soja.”

Fans are eagerly looking forward to the album from the artist whose talent is defining Afrobeats Hip Hop and bringing some complexities into the rap sound through an impressive blend of Drill and Ghanaian Highlife.

5. Mahrez has been temporarily dropped by Man City

Pep Guardiola has told winger Riyad Mahrez that he needs to get back to his best to win back his place in the Manchester City side. The Algerian winger has made just one start since August, with Phil Foden taking his place on the right wing. Guardiola says he still needs Mahrez, given the fact that the 31-year-old has been a major part of City’s recent success, but has challenged him to get back into top shape.

“He knows it,” Guardiola told a Champions League news conference when asked about Mahrez’s recent form. “I know perfectly Riyad. We need him to come back to his best and when he’s the best – personality, ability, quality, his love for the game. Step-by-step he will come back. Now he’s not playing much but he has to come back in better physical condition. The rest, I cannot teach him anything – he’s too good.”

Featured image: @kanyethegoatwest/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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