Nigerian singer Buju adopts new name
Buju adopts a new name, Gabrielle Union now owns a football team, Aubameyang scores his first Barcelona goal. Stay in the loop with our Rave News Digest that rounds up five of the hottest global news you need to catch up on, saving you time and energy. Think of it as your daily news solution.
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1. Nigeria: Buju adopts a new name, BNXN
It’s not “Buju” anymore
Call me “Benson” written as “BNXN” 🧑🏽🦱🏁 pic.twitter.com/MTqpZiRWet
— Benson (@BNXN) February 17, 2022
Having made her mark on the Nigerian music scene with her range of hit singles, feature films and her first long playlist, “Please excuse my lateness,” Buju changed from his old nickname to a new name, Bnxn (pronounced Benson, his last name). The surprising twist is part of the singer’s strategies to stand out in the industry, as his name has constantly confused fans due to similarities to the famous Jamaican music veteran. buju banton.
In a statement released by the singer, Bnxn, the transition is also part of his journey of self-discovery. Upon breaking into the Nigerian music scene, in 2019, Bnxn signed with Burna Boy’s label Spaceship Records, before going camping with his own label, To Your Ears Entertainment.
2. Gabrielle Union and her daughter Kaavia become owners of a professional football team
A group of star owners added someone the team described as a ‘three-year-old influencer’ https://t.co/VE83SgcNhU
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 16, 2022
Gabrielle Union welcomes a new business to her portfolio and she goes to pick up her daughter, Kaavia implied. Reportedly, the actress and entrepreneur and her 3-year-old son are now co-owners of professional women’s football team Angel City FC. The football franchise was founded in 2020 and is on a mission to change the narrative around diversity in sports ownership.
The team’s latest round of funding included investments from the mother-daughter couple, Christina Aguileraolympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson East, and more. With the move, Kaavia is now the youngest team owner in professional sports.
3. South Africa: Pearl Thusi receives praise from Queen Latifah for her role as “Wu Assassins”
I am speechless. Mute…
How I started my day… God is so good. I’m really at a loss for words… 🥺😩🤍 . wow. pic.twitter.com/YNGEh2PLyB
— Pearl Thusi (@PearlThusi) February 19, 2022
Actress Pearl Thusi was left speechless after the American icon Queen Latifah sang his praises after his superb performance in the recently launched Netflix film, “Wu Assassins: A Handful of Revenge.” Pearl has received rave reviews since the film, which is streaming on Netflix, was released on Friday. While the whole film seems to be approved, it was Pearl’s performance that impressed Queen Latifah – so much that she had to let him know.
The American rapper, singer and actress took to Twitter to let Pearl know how much she admires her. Queen has also expressed her desire to one day work with the actress. Therefore, the South African expressed her gratitude for Queen’s kind words.
4. Ethiopia starts generating electricity from the Nile Dam
Ethiopia will start generating electricity from its $4.2 billion mega dam on the Blue Nile on Sunday. It is Africa’s largest hydropower project and has been at the center of a dispute with Egypt and Sudan since Ethiopia began work in 2011.https://t.co/dSDcMBeS0q
– Charles Onyango-Obbo (@cobbo3) February 19, 2022
A controversial Ethiopian dam on the Blue Nile began generating electricity for the first time on Sunday, according to state television. The $4.2billion (£3.8billion) dam, located in the western region of Benishangul-Gumuz, has been a source of contention between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan since its inception construction in 2011. Sudan and Egypt fear that the project will reduce their share of Nile Waters. Ethiopia insists the dam is key to its development. The so-called Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (Gerd) is Africa’s largest hydropower project to date.
The Gerd is expected to generate more than 5,000 megawatts of electricity, doubling the country’s electricity production when fully completed. It is currently 83.9% complete, public broadcaster ETV News announced on Sunday. The Ethiopian government insists it will transform the national economy, which has been badly damaged by drought and war, when it is fully operational.
5. Aubameyang scores his first goal since signing for Barcelona
4 – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 🇬🇦 is one of only four players to have scored in La Liga (1), Premier League (68), Bundesliga (98) and Ligue 1 (41) in the 21st century, after Stevan Jovetić 🇲🇪 , who also scored in Serie A, Michy Batshuayi 🇧🇪 and James Rodriguez 🇨🇴. First. pic.twitter.com/VQ5qrFcbbp
— OptaJose (@OptaJose) February 20, 2022
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his first goals for Barcelona as they extended their La Liga unbeaten run to nine games with a win at Valencia. Aubameyang, who joined Arsenal for free on February 2, was making his first La Liga start and he slammed in the opener of by Jordi Alba past. Frankie de Jong tapped in a second and Aubameyang converted from close range, despite being checked by VAR for offside. Carlos Soler removed one before Pedri superbly upscale curly house.
Substitute Pedri’s strike could still be considered an Aubameyang goal – which would guarantee his hat-trick – because the ball hit the Gabon international’s back en route to the net. Aubameyang could also have scored a late hat-trick when a ball fell in the box, only for the home keeper Giorgi Mamardashvili deny the 32-year-old player.
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