North West features on her first magazine cover, Wizkid extends his record on the Billboard Charts, Kean Bryan retires. 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. North West features on her first magazine cover
, the well-known offspring of reality TV sensation , has made her debut as the cover star for Vice Media’s i-D magazine. During her exclusive interview, North provided insights into her budding interests and revealed her unmistakable connection to her father, the renowned . The young talent expressed her deep admiration for her father’s musical legacy, citing his classic 2004 hit, “Through the Wire,” as her current favorite song.
North West is already setting her sights on the family businesses. She aspires to make her mark within the Kardashian-Jenner empire, expressing a specific interest in her mother’s shapewear brand, SKIMS, and her father’s fashion label, Yeezy, showcasing a determination and ambition beyond her years. When asked about her future career goals, the precocious young talent didn’t hold back. North’s vision includes roles as diverse as a basketball player, rapper, and artist, indicating wide-ranging talents.
2. Wizkid extends his record on the Billboard Charts
Years after its release, fans seem to be unable to get enough of one of the biggest Afrobeats projects of all time, Made in Lagos by, as it returns to the Billboard Charts. As fans anticipate the release of a new song or album from the Grammy Award-winning singer, Made in Lagos has re-entered the Billboard World Albums chart at number 15, extending his record as the African artist with the longest charting album on the chart.
Made in Lagos tied the record for the longest-charting African album on the Billboard World Albums chart in February 2022, a record held by the Cape Verdean singer Cesária Évora. With her Grammy award-winning album, Voz d’amor, Évora spent a total of 66 weeks on the charts, peaking at number 2, which made her the only African to spend that long on the charts. But Big Wiz has now spent over 130 weeks on the chart with his latest re-entry.
3. Mariah Carey marks her return to holiday reign in a festive new video
Now that Halloween is over,is ready to get the masses into the Christmas spirit. In a video shared earlier on Wednesday, November 1, the vocal powerhouse is seen encased in a block of ice as costumed individuals work to unfreeze her. She eventually breaks out and thaws with help from her powerful voice, kicking off a huge celebration with her children, Monroe and Moroccan, and loved ones as All I Want for Christmas Is You plays in the background. “It’s time!” a message reads at the end of the colorful clip.
Released in 1994, All I Want for Christmas Is You helped to solidify Carey as the de facto queen of the holiday season. Every year, the up-tempo classic, which the R&B legend produced alongside Walter Afanasieff, finds its way back to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 during this time. Its most recent placement at No. 1 was in December 2022.
4. Afronation Festival Lagos edition cancelled
The highly anticipated afrobeat festival, Afronation, which was set to hold its inaugural edition in Lagos, Nigeria, has been canceled. The organizers of the Afro Nation Festival released a statement via social media expressing their disappointment over a unanimous decision to cancel the biggest Afrobeats festival. The cancellation has left music enthusiasts and fans around Nigeria disappointed. The reason behind this decision was that it was “currently not possible to deliver a show that is of the quality that Nigeria deserves.”
AfroNation is a renowned global festival celebrating the vibrant and dynamic Afrobeat music genre. The festival has been held in various destinations, including Portugal, Ghana, Miami, and Detriot; however, this would have been its first showcase in Nigeria.
5. Ex-Man City and Sheffield United defender Kean Bryan announces retirement from football aged just 27
Former Manchester City and Sheffield United defender, Kean Bryan has announced his retirement at the age of 27 following a string of injury problems. The English defender announced his retirement from professional football on Wednesday, November 1—his 27th birthday. Bryan made the official announcement with an Instagram post.
A Manchester City academy graduate, he joined Bury FC on loan from the Cityzens in 2016, where he made his professional debut in the English Football League. He later played for clubs like Oldham Athletic, Sheffield United, and Bolton Wanderers before joining West Brom in 2021. After making just three championship appearances for the Baggies, Bryan suffered an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and was ruled out for close to 18 months. He left the club after his contract expired at the end of the 2022–23 season.
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