K leads the lineup at upcoming Global Citizen Festival in Rwanda, Burna Boy sends a message to blogs, Luis Diaz back in Liverpool squad for Luton clash despite father’s kidnapping. Stay in the know with our Rave News Digest, which summarizes five of the hottest global news stories you need to catch up on, saving you time and energy. Consider it your daily news fix.
1. Kendrick Lamar leads the lineup at upcoming Global Citizen Festival in Rwanda
Global Citizen is teaming up with Kendrick Lamar and Dave Free’s company, pgLang, in an ambitious effort to establish a major music touring circuit across Africa starting with Rwanda on December 6.
— Facts On Rwanda (@FactsOnRwanda)
is set to headline an upcoming Global Citizen festival later this year. He will be the lead performer at Move Afrika: Rwanda on December 6 at BK Arena in Rwanda’s capital city of Kigali, according to Pitchfork. It’s the first in a series of touring festivals that will expand across Africa in the years ahead. Lamar and Dave Free’s enterprise, pgLang, will oversee the curation of Move Afrika: Rwanda, as well as other Move Afrika events, until 2028. pgLang’s goal with Move Afrika is “to inspire local youth and artists to unlock their creativity.
“We hope to curate an immersive experience that empowers various communities and cultures across Africa and around the world for a lifetime.” In collaboration with the Rwanda Development Board, Kigali will host the event every year for the next five years. The plan is to include a new country in the tour each year, aiming to reach five countries by 2025.
2. Burna Boy sends a message to blogs that share content about him
How far. all these instablog, PulseNg e.t.c abeg make all of una do meeting then decide how much I go give all of una make una forget my name totally. I know say I never pay any of una before so I say make I just run am finally. I greet you bros!!
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy)
has reacted to blogs and social media platforms that share content about him in a recent post on X (formally Twitter). On Friday, the Grammy award-winning singer asked media outlets such as Pulse NG, instablog, and others to have a meeting and decide how much he could pay to stop them from talking about him in the future.
The singer’s post read, “How far. all these instablog, PulseNg e.t.c abeg make all of una do meeting then decide how much I go give all of una make una forget my name totally. I know say I never pay any of una before so I say make I just run am finally. I greet you bros!!”
3. South Africa: Tyla’s hit song ‘Water’ becomes the most streamed Afrobeats song in 2023
Tyla’s Water becomes the most streamed Afrobeats song on Spotify in 2023 with 124m streams.
— African Folder (@africanfolder)
Afropop princess,left her mark in 2023 as her hit single “Water” became the most streamed Afrobeats song on Spotify. Water debuted in July and has since become the song of 2023. The melodic song also earned a spot on the Billboard Top Global 200 list. On the music platform Spotify, Water has gained over 124 million streams.
Tyla has also been nominated for Best New Artist at the BET Soul Train Awards. The rise of ”Water” also lifts Tyla’s fortunes on the Billboard Artist 100, where she leaped from 72 to 58 in her second week on the 100-position list, which measures artist activity across key metrics of music consumption.
4. SZA, Teyana Taylor, and Brandy among honorees for Femme It Forward’s Give Her FlowHERS Gala
On Thursday, Femme It Forward announced that they’ll be honoring some of the entertainment industry’s most notable Black women at their upcoming Give Her FlowHERS Awards Gala on November 10. The event, which will take place in Beverly Hills and is being held in conjunction with Live Nation, will acknowledge, , , , , , and more for their outstanding achievements as true innovators in their respective fields.
“After experiencing the powerful joy, inspiration, and genuine love of our inaugural event, we’re thrilled to bring together more trailblazing women and honor their impact at the second annual Give Her FlowHERS Awards Gala,” said Femme It Forward CEO and founder Heather Lowery in a press release. “This awards gala goes beyond giving the extraordinary women who have impacted culture their flowers as we look to plant more seeds of change for the future.”
5. Luis Diaz back in Liverpool squad for Luton clash despite father’s kidnapping
🔴✨ Luis Díaz decides to play despite his father still kidnapped in Colombia…
…and he scores crucial goal for Liverpool during extra time!
“Freedom for my father”, on his shirt.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano)
Liverpool forwardwas named on the bench for the Premier League on Sunday for the first time since the Colombian’s parents got kidnapped. On October 29, Diaz’s parents, Luis Manuel Diaz and Cilenis Marulanda, were stopped by kidnappers when heading toward their home neighborhood in the town of Barrancas. The Colombian government later confirmed that the kidnapping was carried out by a militant insurgency group called the National Liberation Army (ELN).
While the player’s mother was released a few hours after the kidnapping, the search is still ongoing for the whereabouts of the winger’s father. Amid a tragedy in his personal life, the Colombian international rejoined the Reds’ training earlier this week, as confirmed by manager, and was later included in the squad for the Luton clash.
Featured Image: @rbarwanda/X
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