Guardian Life Weekly Catch-Up
A lot has happened this week. Guardian Life, however, has compiled a list of the most talked-about stories you need to know about.
Audience Left In Awe By Tems’ Captivating Speech
Tems, the acclaimed Nigerian music sensation, took the stage at the Essence Festival in New Orleans and delivered a captivating speech, recounting her remarkable journey as a testament to her roots in Lagos, Nigeria. She passionately shared her story, highlighting her origins and the arduous path she traversed to achieve success, proclaiming her life as a living testimony.
The audience responded with resounding applause, acknowledging her powerful words. Adding to her list of accomplishments, Tems achieved a significant milestone at the 65th Grammy Awards in 2023. Her exceptional contribution to Future’s hit track ‘Wait For U’, featuring Drake, earned her the prestigious award for Best Melodic Rap Performance. This accolade further solidified her status as a force in the music industry.
Game of Thrones Stars Welcome Second Child
Kit Harington and Rose Leslie, known for their roles as Jon Snow and Ygritte on HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones, joyfully welcomed their second child, a baby girl. Already blessed with a two-year-old son, the couple shared the exciting news. In February, Harington shared the pregnancy announcement, teasing that their son was in for an incredible surprise as he was about to become a big brother.
Harington and Leslie have been candid about their struggles with mental health, with Harington battling depression and anxiety, while Leslie has encountered anxiety and panic attacks. The unexpected announcement from the couple demonstrates their commitment and transparency toward their growing family.
Burna Boy Appreciates Fans On 32nd Birthday In The Netherlands
Burna Boy, the Grammy-winning Nigerian artist, marked his birthday with a memorable celebration in the Netherlands following an astonishing performance that captivated an audience of 45,000. The gifted musician was pleasantly surprised by his mother and crew, who organised a delightful birthday party, leaving both Burna Boy and the crowd brimming with joy.
After an exhilarating tour with Afronation Portugal 2023, where he shared the stage with numerous talented African artists, Burna Boy recently returned from Portugal. Adding to his accomplishments, he proudly revealed that one of his tracks has made it to the UK platinum list, while also extending congratulations to Mahalia Simmer for earning Gold status.
Man Consumes 62 Hot Dogs In Record-Breaking Hot Dog Contest
Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, held on July 4 in Coney Island, New York, saw Joey Chestnut, a 16-time champion, achieve a remarkable feat. He devoured a staggering 62 hot dogs in just 10 minutes, setting a new record. The event attracted a massive crowd, and Chestnut faced tough competition from 15 other eaters. Despite the physical difficulties involved, he remained determined to push himself to the absolute limit during the contest. The Professional League of Eating Contests organised the event, inviting the top male and female finishers to compete.
Each participant had their scorekeeper meticulously track their hot dog consumption. The contest winners received a grand prize of $10,000, while those who secured second, third, fourth, and fifth place earned $5,000, $2,500, $1,500, and $1,000, respectively. The champions proudly celebrated their victory by earning the coveted Mustard Belt, a symbol of unparalleled eating prowess.