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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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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

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