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Nigerians Are Dragging Drake On Instagram for Failing to Appear in Wizkid's Video

Drake did not appear in Wizkid's "Come Closer" video, and his Nigerian fans are not having it.

Why wasn't Drake in Wizkid's "Come Closer" video? Ehh, no one really knows for sure, but there is one thing that's certain: Nigerians will never forget.


Many believed that Drake had "tried" Wizkid—and the many other Nigerian artists who express support for him—by not bothering to appear in the video, or even post about the song on social media. Basically, folks weren't having it.

Drake did eventually take to Instagram to post about the video's release. "Congrats to my g, Wizkid. New song and video out now!!! Madness," he shared along with a picture of the single art. The post came just a little too late for Wizkid fans, however. Damage had already been done.

They are currently sounding off in his comments section. Because, Nigerians.

Read some reaction below, via Not Just Ok.

 

 

It went from zero to a hundred real quick.

 

Drake's absence was glaring, but it hasn't stopped Starboy from doing his thing. He's made it this far without Drake's cosign and he shows absolutely no sign of slowing down. OkayAfrica contributor Sabo Kapede, breaks it all down in "Wizkid Comes Even Closer to Global Stardom, With or Without Drake." Check it out, and watch "Come Closer" below if you haven't already.

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Mr Eazi, Shabazz Palaces, Patoranking and More to Join Lauryn Hill On 'Miseducation' Tour

The singer has added a slew of noteworthy musical guests to the lineup of her 20th anniversary tour.

Lauryn Hill has just announced new dates for the North American leg of her ongoing The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill World Tour 2018, which marks the 20th anniversary of her seminal album.

The tour will feature appearances from some of or favorite artists on select dates. Mr Eazi will join the legendary singer during her September 22 show in Phoenix, Arizona. Shabazz Palaces and Pantoranking will also open for the singer for a number of shows later on in the tour.

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The Rise of the New Egyptian King, Mohamed Salah

How Mohamed Salah brought Egypt to its first World Cup in 28 years.

When Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos brought down Liverpool's Mohamed Salah during this year's Champions League final in Kiev, it wasn't only Reds fans who feared the worst. Salah, a revelation this season for the English club, but a long-time favorite in his native Egypt, walked off from that match in tears and in a lot of pain, and it looked like he could miss the World Cup.

It would have been a tragedy for Egyptian fans, who had waited for 28 years to return to a World Cup, only to see that the star that finally led their team back to the world stage would risk sitting out from the tournament. And it would have been a tragedy for many neutral fans, who would miss one of the most exciting and explosive players right now performing at the most popular sporting event in the world.

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Wizkid Made His Runway Debut Over the Weekend & Folks Couldn't Get Enough

Who knew Starboy could slay a catwalk like this?

Not only is Wizkid an international pop star, but it looks like the Nigerian artist may also have a serious future in modeling—who knew?

Starboy was in Milan, Italy over the weekend, where he graced Dolce & Gabana's SS19 menswear catwalk, alongside supermodel Naomi Campbell, who has been increasingly and vocally supportive of all things afrobeats and Nigerian culture, since she visited the country back in April. British-Nigerian rapper Tinie Tempah also hit the runway during the show.

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The Black Colombian Team

This Colombian team, once again, will have a large contingent of black Colombians playing fundamental roles. Their stories might be a perfect example of what's at stake both at the World Cup and for the future of the country.

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