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Drake Is Shooting ‘One Dance’ Video in South Africa

Pictures from frenzied fans confirms Drake has been visiting the Rainbow Nation.

Drake’s earworm “One Dance” featuring Kyla and Wizkid is finally getting the official video treatment in South Africa.


This comes as Drizzy broke a UK record Friday, edging out Rihanna’s “Umbrella,” for having the longest-running number one single since there was such a thing as a legal download (RIP Napster).

We suspected something has been stirring for the Champagne Papi when he posted this Instagram photo of crew, Material Culture, part of the “izikhothane” dance-battle subculture created by black youth in South Africa’s townships.

@material_culture sell offfffffff

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Then photos and videos started surfacing online from frenzied fans confirming the Views rapper has been visiting the Rainbow Nation.

Apparently Drake has been making the rounds at the Melrose Arch and the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Joburg, a slight detour from Soweto where he has been shooting the video.

And it appears the Canadian rapper has mended his relationship with Popcaan of Jamaica after the dancehall artist was controversially dropped from the album-version of “Controlla.”

OVOUNRULY @champagnepapi @popcaanmusic

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Once the video, directed by Anthony Mandler, hits the internet, which could be at any moment now, we’ll let you know. In the meantime, check this:

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The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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