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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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15 South African Artists to Watch in 2019

Featuring Manu WolrdStar, Ranks, Dee Koala, Touchline, Sibu Nzuza and more.

Every year a wave of artists breaks in South Africa.

Last year saw young artists such as Mlindo The Vocalist, Muzi, Una Rams, Shekhinah, Sho Madjozi, KLY, Zoocci Coke Dope, Flame, J Molley, Rowlene and a whole lot more become household names and internet sensations. They released projects that shaped the country's musical landscape—a lot of them were on our list of 20 artists who could fuck up the game in 2018.

Alongside the aforementioned artists, there were just as many who were bubbling under, releasing singles that caught the attention of many fans. In 2019, these artists stand a great chance of expanding further and reaching more ears than they did last year.

From Manu WorldStar's lovely pop, to Ranks' version of ATM (African trap music), the refreshing Xhosa rap of Dee Koala, the street raps of Touchline, among others, we bring you a list of South African artists to keep an eye out for in 2019.

*The list is in no particular order.

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Netflix Has Picked Up an Animated Musical Inspired by Shona Mythology

"Tunga" is the brainchild of Zimbabwean-born screenwriter Godwin Jabangwe.

The latest African story to become a Netflix original will be an animated, family-friendly musical based on Zimbabwean culture, Deadline reports. The streaming service won a four-way bidding battle for Tunga, created by Zimbabwean-born screenwriter and newcomer to the film industry Godwin Jabangwe.

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Burna Boy Teams Up With Oritse Femi & Konshens on New Track 'Play Am'

Nigeria meets Jamaica on the Young D-produced dancehall-infused jam.

Fresh off his massive collaboration with Zlatan on "Killin' Dem," Burna Boy is back with another one.

The artist teams up with fellow Nigerian artist Oritse Femi and Jamaican artist Konshens for the dancehall-infused track "Play Am."

The song opens with a memorable verse from Konshens before both Oritse Femi and Burna join in, making for a unique fusion of Yoruba, Patois and Pidgin over the track's vibrant, multilayered production by producer Young D.

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