In this week’s collection of stand out news brand content from the last seven days, an insight into the popular match making reality show, an investigation into plastic waste and Burna Boy makes history…
1. Not just a pop star
Singer, publisher, interviewer. She’s launched a range of clothes with Donatella Versace last month and is moving onto her acting debut as a mermaid in Greta Gerwig’s ‘Barbie’ — is there anything Dua Lipa can’t do? Aged 27, she is 21st in The Sunday Times Rich List for under-35s, with a fortune of £75 million.
As The Times shared on TikTok, Lipa and her team have now created a website named Service95, putting together multiple of articles covering culture, style, and geopolitics. “We bring cool stories from around the world,”. Service95 is an attempt to be a refuge to wean her young fans off the negative effects of social media
In this week’s Guardian ‘Pop culture’ podcast, Chanté Joseph hosts Paul Brunson from Married at First Sight UK about how he uses his expertise to pair couples and gives insight on the upcoming series.
3. Burna Beats
Award-winning singer, Damini Ebunoluwa — popularly known as Burna Boy — has made history as he becomes the first African to headline and sell out 80,000 seats in a London stadium. Metro looks into why artists such as Burna Boy and Wizkid are just some of the examples of Afrobeat’ music’s increased popularity over recent years.
4. World’s deepest hotel
Fancy a voyage to the unusual? The Star shared images of the world’s deepest hotel in the UK with its followers on Twitter. Guests sleep in an abandoned underground mine in the ultimate adventure staycation. Located at Deep Sleep in Eryri, Snowdonia, visitors can spend the night sleeping in a cabin at the bottom of a Victorian mine, 400m underground.
5. “Wishcycling” plastic
A new study suggests that recycling plastic may be doing more harm than we realise, this week’s episode of ‘The i podcast’ reported, investigating how we can kick our plastic habit and clean up our recycling act.
From increasing its toxicity to releasing billions of microplastic particles in every cubic metre of waste water, recycling may not be the silver bullet we once hoped. Now, ministers are set to increase a crackdown on “wishcycling“, when well-meaning households drop items that can’t be recycled into their green bins.