Regina King gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, Lota Chukwu working on documentary for FIFA, Ighalo uncertain about Super Eagles return. 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.
Here is a rundown of five of the hottest news stories…
1. Regina King gets star on Hollywood walk of fame
Oscar-winning actor Regina King’s fame was cemented in history on Thursday, October 28, when she placed her hand and footprints on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theatre. King did a little dance as she stood barefoot in the wet cement, and etched “No place like home” under her name, the opening line of the theme song for “227,” the TV series from the late 1980s in which she first gained attention.
“This means so much,” King said during the ceremony. “A lot of people are going to see this and they’re going to think it comes from ‘The Wizard of Oz’, but it comes from my beginning.”
Congratulations to the star on her star!
2. Nigeria: Lota Chukwu is working on a documentary film for FIFA
Anyway, I’m producing a documentary for FIFA. ✌?
— Lota Chukwu Elixir (@TheLotaChukwu) October 27, 2021
Actress Lota Chukwu has unveiled yet another milestone achievement with the latest announcement that she has been commissioned to work on a documentary film for the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Chukwu made the announcement via a tweet shared on Wednesday, October 27. She wrote: “Anyway, I’m producing a documentary for FIFA.”
The actress whose short film directorial debut “David” is set to premiere at this year’s AFRIFF, also disclosed in the tweet that the new documentary film will be directed by Nora Awolowo. In addition to Chukwu’s latest feat, the actress recently announced, via Twitter, that she had landed her first lead role in a romantic comedy feature film alongside industry veterans.
3. South Africa: DBN Gogo appears on new Spotify billboard in Times Square, New York
I had a dream and realised that old ways don’t open new doors; so I decided to make every moment count to assure that I become everything I wanted for my life.
— uMaka Mah ?? (@DBNGOGO) October 27, 2021
The energetic and talented DBN Gogo has been featured on a massive billboard in Times Square, New York City. The billboard is part of the Spotify EQUAL Music Program, which recently announced DBN Gogo as its EQUAL Africa artist of the month. The programme aims at providing a platform to highlight women in music. The popular DJ is the first South African artist to join its roster of female ambassadors.
This roster also includes Nigeria’s Tiwa Savage and US rapper Saweetie. DBN Gogo has been one of the country’s most prominent DJs over the past year or so. “I had a dream and realised that old ways don’t open new doors; so I decided to make every moment count to assure that I become everything I wanted for my life. Never apologize for being a powerful woman! – @dbngogo for @spotify @spotifyafrica #SpotifyEQUAL #EQUALAfrica,” she said as she announced the billboard feature.
4. Queen Elizabeth advised by doctors to rest for 2 weeks
— Forbes (@Forbes) October 29, 2021
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has been advised by her doctors to rest for at least the next two weeks, avoiding official visits and only undertaking light duties during this time, Buckingham Palace said on Friday, October 19. However, the world’s oldest and longest-reigning monarch, is determined to appear at the annual Remembrance Sunday service that commemorates the nation’s war dead in central London on November 14, the palace said.
Elizabeth, who is the queen of 15 other realms including Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, has been resting at her Windsor Castle since she stayed overnight in hospital last week after undergoing “preliminary investigations” for an unspecified ailment that is not related to COVID-19. The monarch had already pulled out of addressing world leaders in person next week at the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow.
We wish the Queen speedy recovery.
5. Ighalo uncertain about possible Super Eagles return
Coach Rohr is keen to include him in his squad for next month’s #WCQ2022.
— Oluwashina Okeleji (@oluwashina) October 29, 2021
The Al-Shabab striker announced his retirement from the national team in 2019 but coach Gernot Rohr wants him back. Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo is contemplating making a return to the national team ahead of the forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations finals in Cameroon in 2022 and next month’s World Cup qualifiers. The former Manchester United forward announced his exit from international football after the 2019 AFCON in Egypt, where he won the Golden Boot. He has been plying his trade at Al-Shabab and in the 2020/21 season.
The 32-year-old has revealed the Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr and NFF President Amaju Pinnick have contacted him regarding a possible return but he has not made up his mind. “They have been in contact with me about the possibility of coming back, Amaju and coach,” Ighalo told the media. “I don’t know. I have not said yes or no. I haven’t made any decision concerning the national team.”
Photo: iamreginaking | Instagram
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