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Rave News Digest: Tems Wins BET Hip Hop Award, Tia Mowry Files For Divorce, Xabi Alonso + More

Rave News Digest: Tems Wins BET Hip Hop Award, Tia Mowry Files For Divorce, Xabi Alonso + More

Tems wins BET Hip Hop Award, Tia Mowry files for divorce from Cory Hardrict, Former Liverpool and Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso given first managerial job. 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. Tems wins Best Collaboration at the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards

Tems has added another feather to her colorful hat after she won Best Collaboration at the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards on October 4, for her contribution to Future’s “Wait For U” which took home the award for Best Collaboration.

“Wait For U” edged out other nominees including “Family Ties” by Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar, “Way 2 Sexy” by Drake Featuring Future & Young Thug, “Hot Shit” by Cardi B, Kanye West & Lil Durk.

Congratulations to the songstress.

2. Tia Mowry files for divorce from Cory Hardrict after 14 years together

 
 
 
 
 
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Tia Mowry and Cory Hardrict are going their separate ways. According to reports, Mowry filed for divorce from her husband of 14 years. From legal documents that were filed on Tuesday, October 4 in Los Angeles, the paperwork reportedly cites “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the separation.

Tia Mowry took to social media to confirm the news that she’s divorcing Cory Hardrict. Hours after the news broke that she filed for divorce in Los Angeles, the actress wrote the following post on Instagram: “I have always been honest with my fans, and today is no different. I wanted to share that Cory and I have decided to go our separate ways. These decisions are never easy, and not without sadness. We will maintain a friendship as we co-parent our beautiful children. I am grateful for all the happy times we had together and want to thank my friends, family, and fans for your love and support as we start this new chapter moving forward in our lives.”

3. South Africa: Siv Ngesi eager to get in the ring with Cassper Nyovest

Known for his controversial tweets and fiery commentary, Siv Ngesi is on a mission to get into the boxing ring with rapper Cassper Nyovest but his request is being ignored by the star. Not going down without a fight and putting up one for days, Ngesi reckons it’s because Nyovest is scared of him. The media personality told the media: “I will fight anyone, even Big Zulu, but they’re avoiding me because they’re scared of me.”

In a string of appeals to Nyovest, Ngesi posted: “I’ve been trending for 3 days because you guys want me to fight @casspernyovest .. While you’re at it, please watch @WomanKingMovie!” Fans are calling for Ngesi’s offer to be taken up by Nyovest and they are even betting on Ngesi to “open a can of whip ass” on him.

4. Burna Boy becomes Nigeria’s all-time most-streamed artiste in the world

Yesterday, October 5th, Nigeria’s standard music data provider, Turntable Charts, announced Burna Boy as the most streamed artist across Apple Music, Audiomack, Boomplay, Spotify, and YouTube via their verified Twitter handle. This comes just days after Apple Music revealed the all-time metric for Nigerian artists’ performance on their platform. Burna Boy is Nigeria’s most streamed artist on Apple Music across all credits, according to the company.

Turntable Charts’ new publication confirms this, and also names Burna Boy as the most streamed Nigerian artist on other platforms such as Boomplay, Audiomack, Spotify, and Youtube.

5. Former Liverpool and Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso appointed Bayer Leverkusen manager

Xabi Alonso has been handed his first senior managerial post after being confirmed as the new Bayer Leverkusen manager. Bayer Leverkusen has confirmed Alonso is the club’s new head coach and has signed a contract until June 30, 2024. The Spaniard enjoyed a stellar playing career, starring for Bayern Munich, Liverpool, and Real Madrid, and has since moved into management. The World Cup winner has worked as a coach with Real Madrid’s youth sides and most recently took charge of Real Sociedad B.

The team is currently one place off the bottom in the Bundesliga, with just one win from eight games. Leverkusen was also beaten 2-0 by Porto last time out in the Champions League but is still level on points in Group B with the Portuguese side and Atletico Madrid. Sporting director Simon Rolfes has explained why his club has moved for Alonso. “In Xabi Alonso, we have signed a coach who, as a player, was an absolute world-class professional for many years, an intelligent strategist, and extremely successful in three of the most demanding European leagues,” he told the club’s official website.

Featured image: @temsbaby/Instagram


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