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Why Is Drake Missing From Wizkid's New Music Video?

Watch Wizkid's new music video for his afro-dancehall song "Come Closer," featuring Drake.

It's been a long time coming, but the music video for Wizkid and Drake's "Come Closer" is finally here.


"Me and Wizkid sat down together and came up with the concept of the video. We wanted something clean and sleek that showed little nuances of African culture without being too in your face about it. Something simple and stripped down," says DAPS, the video's director.

"You know, two Nigerian boys linking up, it's a good look for the culture and the continent. Hopefully we can keep influencing people's eyes and ears, and have them be more open."

The video features Wizkid and a group of dancers turning up in a sleek white space. There's lots of face paint and bright colors, and even an appearance from a zebra. Noticeably missing, however, is Drake.

There's been speculation surrounding Drake's absence from the video, with some peeps on the internets saying that it may be over a money dispute. We're guessing that the video may have just been shot while Drake was still on tour. There's been no official word as of yet.

Nonetheless, Starboy made it clear that he'll continue to shine all on his own. "Never underestimate your magic or power! U can do it yourself!! U have everything u need!! Proud African child," he wrote in an Instagram post.

Watch the video below.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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