EBONY Rundown: Nigeria Celebrates Royal Wedding, Pfizer Wins FDA Approval, and More

From left: Yusuf Buhari, son of Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, and Zahra Nasir Bayero, the niece of the Emir of Kano. Image: @Wraith_Studios

Pfizer Vaccine Wins FDA Approval

The Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine became the first COVID-19 vaccine to receive full approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration, CNN reports. The approval, which only applies for people ages 16 and up, is expected to usher in more vaccine mandates.

A Royal Wedding for Nigeria

A royal wedding took place in Nigeria last week. Yusuf Buhari, son of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, and Zahra Nasir Bayero, the niece of the Emir of Kano, tied the knot during a lavish wedding celebration on Friday. According to BBC, the newlyweds met at the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom. Historians say that a marriage between the presidential family and royal family is unprecedented.

Kanye Reveals Drake’s Address as Vintage Beef is Resurrected

As fans anxiously await the release of Donda, it seems that Kanye West and Drake have resurrected their throwback beef. Over the weekend, West uploaded the screenshot of a map to Drake’s home in Toronto. Though he did not denote that the address belonged to Drake, the map screenshot included an image of Drake’s OVO logo. The image, which was quickly removed, comes after Drake seemingly took shots at Kanye in his featured verse on Trippie Redd’s “Betrayal.”

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McDonald’s Announces Saweetie Merch Collection

Monday, McDonald’s announced the next leg of their collaboration with Saweetie: a merchandise line. The McDonald’s x Saweetie collection features 10 “vibrant and pastel color designs” inspired by the rapper’s love of airbrushed apparel. “Ya’ll know I stay dipped in the latest fashion, so it was only right I drop some icy merch to celebrate my McDonald’s collab,” said Saweetie in a press statement obtained by EBONY. “There are so many oversized pieces that I love—like my favorites: the Saweetie ‘N Sour Hoodie and Fry Tees.” Merchandise is available for purchase at www.icybysaweetie.com, but only for a limited time.

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