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Rave News Digest: Latto Welcomes Stacy Abrams During Atlanta Concert, Bella Shmurda Teases Upcoming Single, Vinicius Junior + More

Rave News Digest: Latto Welcomes Stacy Abrams During Atlanta Concert, Bella Shmurda Teases Upcoming Single, Vinicius Junior + More

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Latto brings out Stacy Abrams during Atlanta concert, Bella Shmurda teases upcoming single, Vinicius Junior calls for lifetime ban to racists. 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. Latto brings out Stacy Abrams during Atlanta concert to encourage fans to vote

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We know which candidate Latto is supporting as she brought out Stacey Abrams during her Atlanta concert over the weekend to share an important message about abortion rights ahead of election day. “I got the big microphone,” Abrams began before encouraging the audience to vote. “This is our choice; this is our year, I need your big energy. Let’s get it done.”

The rapper supports Abrams’s stance on your body, your choice, as she released a record called “P*ssy,” after Roe v. Wade was overturned this year.

2. Nigeria: Bella Shmurda teases new single ahead of album release

Street-pop sensation and fan-favorite Bella Shmurda took to his Twitter account to tease a single off his upcoming album, “Hypertension.” The single, according to Bella is track 3 on the album, and he is set to release the single on Wednesday, October 25. The work is a mid-tempo Afroswing record that has Bella in his storytelling mode, sharing the carefree side of him that gives no thought to the opinions and criticisms of others.

Meanwhile, “Hypertension” is slated to be released on October 27, and it will be Bella’s debut album. He has already released some singles off the album, including “New Born Fela” and “Philo” featuring Omah Lay.

3. Akon says the first phase of Akon City will open in 2026

 
 
 
 
 
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Akon City will be here before we know it, according to Akon. During a recent interview, the singer confirmed that the city he is building in Senegal will be open for living by 2026. In addition to that, he says it will house the largest hospital on the continent of Africa. “We’re still on track,” said the “Lonely” crooner, noting that despite the ongoing effects of COVID-19, his futuristic city is still set to open in the initial year that they set out for. He added during the interview: “It kind of stalled a bit because a lot of partners and solution providers obviously had to lockdown, but it didn’t affect the paper pusher side of it.”

He further explained what the paperwork and negotiation stages were like during the pandemic. At this point, they have graduated to the feasibility and environmental sectors of the building process. “Now, we’re back on track. Now, construction will start in 2023,” Akon shared. “We still have the three-year window for the first phase to be done and our goal is for the first phase to be done by 2026 to make the junior Olympics in Senegal.”

4. Rishi Sunak wins race to become the UK’s first non-white prime minister

Rishi Sunak will become the United Kingdom’s new prime minister after winning the ruling Conservative Party’s leadership contest, which was triggered by the resignation of Liz Truss last week. Sunak’s win on Monday came days after Truss’s resignation following her disastrous tax cut plans, policy U-turns, and the market chaos it caused. “There is no doubt we face a profound economic challenge,” Sunak said. “We now need stability and unity, and I will make it my utmost priority to bring our party and our country together.”

Sunak, a former finance minister, has been left with the task of steering a deeply divided country through an economic downturn set to make millions of people poorer. Sunak’s only challenger, Penny Mordaunt, leader of the House of Commons and former defense minister, was reportedly backed by 30 MPs, compared with nearly 150 supporting Sunak.

5. Real Madrid star Vinicius Junior calls for lifetime bans for football fans found guilty of racist abuse

Vinicius Junior has called for anyone found guilty of racist abuse to be given a lifetime ban from attending football matches. Vinicius Jr. was the subject of a vile storm of racist abuse in September in reaction to his celebratory dancing. A Spanish agent said he should stop “playing the monkey,” while Atletico Madrid fans were filmed singing songs of a racist nature before their derby. The Brazilian winger has now spoken out about the abuse and suggested anyone who is found guilty should face severe consequences.

Speaking to the media, Vinicius Jr said: “If you hurt other people, you must pay. It’s hard to say that [racism in soccer] will end with so many people still doing it. But I like to believe that there are more good people than bad. All the racist people must pay in some way. They like to watch soccer, so those Atletico Madrid fans should never be allowed to step foot in a stadium again. That will make them suffer the consequences and reflect about their actions.”

Vinicius has already produced a powerful video, where he told fans he would not stop dancing despite the abuse aimed his way. Many international teammates came out in support, as did Brazilian icon Pele, who said black players will keep “fighting for our right to be happy.” Latto Stacy Abrams

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