Dwyane Wade Inducted Into Basketball Hall Of Fame

Dwyane Wade inducted into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Rema breaks King Sunny Ade’s 41-year-old record on US Billboard Albums chart, Neymar is off to Saudi Arabia. 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. Dwyane Wade inducted into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Dwyane Wade, 41, became the first Heat draft pick enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame when he was inducted as part of the 2023 class on Saturday night at Symphony Hall in Springfield, Massachusetts. He enters as a first-ballot Hall of Famer after retiring following the 2018–19 season. The list of others enshrined on Saturday as part of the loaded 2023 class included Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol, and Tony Parker; coaches Gregg Popovich, Gene Keady, Gary Blair, David Hixon, Gene Bess, and Jim Valvano; and former WNBA player Becky Hammon. The 1976 U.S. Olympic women’s team was also part of this year’s Hall of Fame class.

Wade was the final one to speak on Saturday, using his speech to tell his basketball story, from when he fell in love with the game to the highs and lows he experienced along his basketball journey to thanking those who supported and inspired him along the way.

2. Rema breaks King Sunny Ade’s 41-year-old record on US Billboard Albums chart

Famous singer Divine Ikubor, aka Rema, has broken legendary musician, King Sunny Ade’s 41-year-old record as the Nigerian artiste with the longest-running album in the US Billboard 200 chart’s history. King Sunny Ade set the record with his critically acclaimed album, “Juju Music” in 1982, 18 years before Rema was born.

The album spent 29 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart and was the longest-running Nigerian project in the chart’s history until it was recently displaced by Rema’s debut album “Rave & Roses,” which spent a 30th week on the chart this week. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption.

3. South Africa: AKA and Costa Titch score AFRIMMA nominations

Late rappers AKA and Costa Titch have been nominated for the 10th African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA), which celebrate African musicians. Set to be held at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at Meyerson Symphony Center, Texas, on September 17, the 2023 edition promises to be the best and biggest so far. Costa Titch was 28 when he collapsed and died while performing at the Ultra Music Festival at Johannesburg’s Expo Centre on March 11, while AKA was shot dead outside a Durban restaurant on February 10.

Costa Titch scored three AFRIMMA nods—in Best Male Southern Africa, Best Collaboration, and Video of the Year. AKA was nominated for his posthumous album “Mass Country,” as well as in the Best Male Southern Africa and Album of the Year categories.

4. Uzo Aduba celebrates baby shower surrounded by family and friends

Emmy award-winning actress Uzo Aduba was showered with love to celebrate her and her husband Robert Sweeting’s first child. The star took to Instagram to share photos from the party, expressing gratitude for her family and friends. “It was such an amazing feeling to have our families host a baby shower for us and to spend great time with our loved ones,” she captioned. At the 2023 Tony Awards in June, the actress announced her pregnancy when she debuted her baby bump on the red carpet. She then confirmed via Instagram that the couple was expecting. “I get to be someone’s Mommy!” she said in the post.

The baby shower, complete with a safari-themed cake and an etched glass “Baby Sweeting” sign, is bringing lots of excitement to the happy couple. Aduba seemingly teased the gender of the baby, hinting at her pink dress for a girl in the caption. “p.s. this dress choice is hinting at nothing. I honestly just liked the color. 🤗😉” she wrote.

5. Neymar agrees two-year contract that will see him earn a whopping €160m at Al-Hilal

Neymar has reached an agreement to join Saudi Pro League side Al-Hilal from Paris Saint-Germain. Neymar has agreed to sign a two-year contract with Al-Hilal that would see him earn a whopping €160 million (£138m/$175m). PSG have already agreed to sell him to the Saudi Pro League side, while the player appears to have given the green light, too.

Neymar, who became the most expensive player in history when PSG signed him from Barcelona for €222m in 2017, has been told by the French club that he is surplus to requirements. The 31-year-old has been out of action since March after undergoing reconstructive ankle ligament surgery. While wantaway attacker Kylian Mbappe has been reintegrated into PSG training, Neymar’s six-year stint in Paris looks to be over.

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Our Weekday News Digest summarizes five of the hottest news topics worldwide–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 2023. 

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