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In Case You Missed: Here are quick highlights of some stories that trended over the past week
Ghanaian-American fashion designer, Virgil Abloh has passed away after a private battle with a rare cancer decease.
Renowned fashion house, LVMH shared the sad news with a statement which read: “We are all shocked after this terrible news, Virgil was not only a genius designer, a visionary, he was also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom. The LVMH family joins me in this moment of great sorrow, and we are all thinking of his loved ones after the passing of their husband, their father, their brother, or their friend.”
WILD LINE-UP FOR WILDALAND – DAVIDO, STONEBWOY, JOEBOY AND MORE
Christened as “Africa’s Glastonbury”, the WILDALAND festival is a music and entertainment lifestyle festival and seeks to provide a distinctive entertainment experience that will merge the best of both African audiences in the wild every December in Ghana.
The festival, which will see the grand return to live events, will also be characterised by ultra-immersive real-time social content. Davido, R2Bees and Stonebwoy have been named as headliners for this year’s edition. Joining Nigeria’s roster are Adekunle Gold, Omah Lay, JoeBoy, Oxlade, Buju, Lojay, CKay, and Ruger.
Completing Ghana’s contingent are KiDi, Kuami Eugene, Black Sherrif, Gyakie, Wendy Shay, Kwabena Kwabena, Camidoh, Yaw Tog and Kofi Jamar.
MESSI SEVEN BALLON D’OR
After being cancelled in 2020, the Ballon d’Or returned with a bang in 2021 as the great and good of the football world again eyed the biggest individual honour the game has to offer. Speculations had it that Bayern Munich’s Polish international striker Robert Lewandowski would be given the nod for the 2021 Ballon d’Or, or that Real Madrid would secure the award for their French forward Karim Benzema.
In the end, it was Lionel Messi who walked away with his seventh Golden Ball, beating Robert Lewandowski into second place when the results were announced by France Football in Paris on November 29.
WIZKID’s O2 MAGIC
Nigerian singer, Wizkid sold out all his three shows at the O2 arena in London.
As previously reported the first show of his “Made in Lagos” Tour scheduled for 28th November was sold out in 12 minutes. As a result, a third date was added for 1st December due to the high demand. The singer’s debut album “Superstar” released in 2011 and has since gone on to become the most streamed Nigerian artist of all time on streaming platform Spotify. Subsequently, he also won the “Artist of the Year” award for the African region in the Apple Music Awards 2021.
TWITTER’S JACK DORSEY BOWS OUT
As reported by the New York times, “the social media pioneer, Jack Dorsey, whose name has become synonymous with the company, stepped down on Monday as chief executive of Twitter, the social media site he co-founded in 2006.
He was replaced by Parag Agrawal, who as the company’s chief technology officer had recently been working on technologies associated with cryptocurrencies, which have become a fascination of the tech industry’s power brokers, including Mr. Dorsey.
OMICRON COVID-19 VARIANT IN GHANA
According to reports from the Ghana Health Service, two cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant has been recorded in Ghana. Ghana’s health ministry detected the country’s first cases of the new variant on passengers who arrived at the Accra international airport after a series of tests were conducted on the 21st of November. The Ghana Health Service said in a statement: “We have not seen any omicron within the community of Ghana, according to tests in the country. But the danger is that omicron could be incubating in Ghana.” Scientists further disclosed that it will take weeks to discover how dangerous the new variant is, and sources have also revealed that the variant has been found in Europe, with cases of community transmission identified in earlier COVID-19 samples before travel bans came into place.
Compiled by: Team Whoopro.