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Nigerians Are Dragging Drake On Instagram for Failing to Appear in Wizkid's Video

Drake did not appear in Wizkid's "Come Closer" video, and his Nigerian fans are not having it.

Why wasn't Drake in Wizkid's "Come Closer" video? Ehh, no one really knows for sure, but there is one thing that's certain: Nigerians will never forget.


Many believed that Drake had "tried" Wizkid—and the many other Nigerian artists who express support for him—by not bothering to appear in the video, or even post about the song on social media. Basically, folks weren't having it.

Drake did eventually take to Instagram to post about the video's release. "Congrats to my g, Wizkid. New song and video out now!!! Madness," he shared along with a picture of the single art. The post came just a little too late for Wizkid fans, however. Damage had already been done.

They are currently sounding off in his comments section. Because, Nigerians.

Read some reaction below, via Not Just Ok.

 

 

It went from zero to a hundred real quick.

 

Drake's absence was glaring, but it hasn't stopped Starboy from doing his thing. He's made it this far without Drake's cosign and he shows absolutely no sign of slowing down. OkayAfrica contributor Sabo Kapede, breaks it all down in "Wizkid Comes Even Closer to Global Stardom, With or Without Drake." Check it out, and watch "Come Closer" below if you haven't already.

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Listen to Wizkid's Surprise New EP 'Soundman Vol. 1'

Wizkid treats fans to new songs featuring Chronixx, DJ Tunez and more—just ahead of 2020.

Wizkid is back. The Nigerian pop star surprised listeners early this morning with the unannounced release of a new EP, Soundman Vol. 1.

Though Wizkid has released a couple of singles this year, fans had been awaiting a new drop and more extensive project from the artist. With it being so close to the end of the year, it didn't look like we'd get a new body of work from the artist till 2020, but he proved otherwise when he took to Twitter at the wee hours of the morning to quietly share streaming links for the new project.

He also announced that a second EP, Soundman Vol. 2, would drop sometime before his highly-anticipated upcoming album Made In Lagos (MIL).

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The 10 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring K.O, Fatoumata Diawara, Burna Boy, Harmonize, Darkovibes x Runtown, Shatta Wale and more

Every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music through our Best Music of the Week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

Check out all of OkayAfrica's new playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi Crowned Miss Universe

South Africans celebrate Zozibini Tunzi's victory.

Today, Zozibini Tunzi got crowned Miss Universe at the 68th instalment of the global beauty pageant. The event took place at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta Georgia on the 8th of December.

Catriona Gray from The Philippines crowned her successor Zozibini Tunzi at the end of the event which was hosted by Steve Harvey as has been the case in the last five years.

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14 Cultural Events You Can't Miss this December in South Africa

OkayAfrica's guide to must-see events during South Africa's festive season.

South Africans will tell you that December is not just a month, it's an entire lifestyle. From beginning to end, it's about being immersed in a ton of activity with friends and family as well as any new folk you meet along the way. Whether you're looking to turn up to some good music or watch some provocative theater, our guide to just 14 cultural events happening in South Africa this December, has something for everyone.

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