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Wizkid at Gidi Fest 2018. Photo: Tej/Gidi Culture Festival.

Watch Drake Bring Out Wizkid at His London O2 Arena Show

They performed "Come Closer" and "Soco."

Drake is currently in the middle of his Assassination Vacation tour across the UK, Ireland and Europe.

Since the beginning of the month, he's been taking on an impressive seven show run at London's O2 Arena, which was turned into the O3 for this residency. He's already brought out notable guests like the newly-freed J Hus for some of his shows.

Read: The 25 Essential Wizkid Songs

For his concert on Monday, April 8, Drake brought out none-other-than Wizkid.

The Nigerian star, who himself had just wrapped-up a Canadian tour across Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Edmonton, came out to a warm reception from the 20,000 capacity crowd.

Wizkid performed his Sounds From The Otherside single "Come Closer" alongside Drake and went on to also play his more recent huge hit, "Soco." He came on right after Drake played "One Dance," which Wizkid was also featured on and helped write.


Read: Wizkid Comes Closer to Global Stardom, With or Without Drake

At a recent press stop ahead of his Toronto show, Wizkid revealed that he has two new albums on the way as well as a new collaboration with Drake.

During that press conference the Nigerian artist said, "That's my brother man, big shout out to Drake, that's the real one right there… It's always exciting. He's like one of the biggest artists in the world. I do my own little thing in Africa, around the world [laughs]. So it's always amazing when you get into the studio with an artist that is as talented as you but in a different wave, different vibe."

Tory Lanez has also been joining Drake on his European tour, he recently dropped a free mixtape that features covers of Wizkid and Davido.

Check out some videos of Wizkid coming onstage at the O2 Arena below.





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Cynthia Erivo Responds to Stephen King's Tweet on Diversity

The British-Nigerian actress begs to differ with the veteran author's tweet on diversity and 'quality' in this year's Oscar nominations.

British-Nigerian actress Cynthia Erivo has responded to veteran author Stephen King's recent tweets on the issue of diversity and this year's Oscar nominations.

King has been subject to considerable backlash since his controversial tweet about how he would "never consider diversity" when it comes to evaluating art of awards citing that, "It seems to me that to do otherwise would be wrong."

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Nnedi Okorafor attends the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Nnedi Okorafor's 'Binti' Is Being Developed Into a TV Series at Hulu

The award-winning novella is coming to a screen near you.

Binti, the acclaimed book by award-winning Nigerian-American author Nnedi Okorafor, is being adapted into a TV series, set to premiere on Hulu. The Hollywood Reporter was the first to break the news.

The three-part, science fiction novella will be adapted for screen under the studio Media Res. The script is being written by both Okorafor and writer Stacy Osei-Kuffour, who has previously written for Watchmen and The Morning Show amongst others.

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In Conversation with Congolese NBA Player Emmanuel Mudiay: 'I want more African players in the NBA.'

The Utah Jazz player talks about being African in the NBA, supporting basketball in the DRC and how 'everybody knows about Burna Boy'.

Inspired by his basketball-playing older brothers, by second grade, Emmanuel Mudiay already knew that he wanted to play in the American National Basketball Association. Then in 2001 his family, fleeing the war in Democratic Republic of Congo, sought asylum in the United States.

In America, Mudiay saw basketball as a way for him to improve his situation. After impressive high school and college careers, he moved to China to play pro ball. Picked 7th overall in the 2015 NBA draft, the now 23-year-old guard has made a name for himself this season coming off the bench for the Utah Jazz.

Mudiay attests to the sport having changed not only his life but that of his siblings. Basketball gave them all a chance at a good education and the opportunity to dream without conditions. Now he wants to see other talented African players make it too.

We caught up with him to talk about his experience as an African player in the NBA, his hopes for basketball on the African continent and who he and his teammates jam out to in their locker rooms.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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University lecturer and activist Doctor Stella Nyanzi (L) reacts in court as she attends a trial to face charges for cyber-harassment and offensives communication, in Kampala, on April 10, 2017. (Photo by GAEL GRILHOT/AFP via Getty Images)

Jailed Ugandan Activist, Stella Nyanzi, Wins PEN Prize for Freedom of Expression

The outspoken activist, who is currently serving a prison sentence for a poem she wrote about the president's mother's vagina, won for her resistance "in front of a regime that is trying to suppress her."

Stella Nyanzi, the Ugandan academic, activist, and vocal critic of President Yoweri Museveni has been awarded the 2020 Oxfam Novib/PEN International award for freedom of expression, given to writers who "continue to work for freedom of expression in the face of persecution."

Nyanzi is currently serving a 15 month sentence for "cyber harassment" after she published a poem in which she wrote that she wished "the acidic pus flooding Esiteri's (the president's mother) vaginal canal had burn up your unborn fetus. Burn you up as badly as you have corroded all morality and professionalism out of our public institutions in Uganda."

According to the director of PEN International, Carles Torner, her unfiltered outspokenness around the issues facing her country is what earned her the award. "For her, writing is a permanent form of resistance in front of a regime that is trying to suppress her," said Torner at the award ceremony.

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