Thank goodness it’s EID. Fortunately, there are lots of interesting stories, from financial elevations to the breaking of curses, for us to indulge in while feasting.
Catch up on the trending stories that made the week:
Step aside for the youngest self-made billionaire, Rihanna. Riri is now the youngest female on the Forbes 2022 list of “America’s Richest Self-Made Women,” at age 34.
According to Forbes’ 2022 list, the “Umbrella” singer sits at no.21 as the youngest self-made female billionaire in the US with a net worth of $1.4billion and the only woman under 40 on the list. The new mum is also the first billionaire of her native country Barbados.
However, despite the impressive numbers, Rihanna has pointed out reaching financial milestones wouldn’t stop her from working. Well, that’s a queen right there.
The Drake’s Curse
It takes a Naija man to know what strongholds to break. UFC middleweight champion Isreal Adesanya broke the Drake’s curse after he won his UFC 276 title, leading to a $1 million bet win for the singer. Word has it that everytime Drake supports, poses or bets on a team, it’s a sure loss. Reacting to this, Adesanya told newsmen, “…After that fight we were still talking in the DMs as well so I don’t know people, what curse? Also the green short, another curse. I’ve broken all the curses, the Drake curse, the shorts curse because apparently I changed my shorts from black and gold. EA cover curse I’ve broken that, embedded haircut curse…”.
Pending sad news at Disney. Entertainment giant Disney may lose its exclusive rights to iconic cartoon character Mickey Mouse in 2024. US Copyright law states that intellectual property on an artist’s work expires 95 years after its first publication. As such, the 95-year-long copyright held on Mickey Mouse by Disney will expire in 2024, allowing anyone to use the cartoon character in non-Disney content. However, it will still be able to use any future versions in other movies or works of art until they reach the 95-year mark. Mickey Mouse first appeared in a minute short black-and-white film directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks in 1928.
The end of an era
Two weeks after “The Wendy Williams Show” aired its final episode, its social media sites have been deleted. The iconic daytime talk show hosted by Wendy Williams herself first premiered in 2008 and came to an end on June 17 after she suffered health problems. The show’s website has been completely scrubbed and fans can no longer find its Instagram and YouTube. Wendy Williams didn’t appear on the show’s final episode, but a video tribute was made to her. However, Williams’ iconic purple chair was rescued from the show, and she has plans to include it in her upcoming podcast.