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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.

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Justice is on the horizon as Burkina Faso's former president, Blaise Compaore, is indicted for the 1987 assassination of Thomas Sankara.

Burkina Faso's former president, Blaise Compaore, has reportedly been indicted by a military court in the country's capital for the 1987 assassination of political revolutionary, Thomas Sankara. Hailed as a national hero, Sankara was assassinated alongside 12 other government officials in a coup led by Compaore before he ascended to power. In 2014, Compaore was forced to resign from his 27-year-long rule and seek exile in the Ivory Coast after continued mass demonstrations. Thirteen other political figures, including former General Gilbert Diendere, have also been indicted with charges including "assassination" and "concealment of corpses".

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