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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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Here's What You Need To Know About The Political Unrest In Sudan

Thousands have been protesting the Sudanese government over the weekend, supporting the military's plans for a coup.

Sudan's transitional government is in turmoil as thousands of citizens conducted a sit-in protest against them, over the weekend. A group of Sudanese citizens have called on the military to disestablish the nation's current government, as the country struggles with the greatest crisis they've seen since the end of former dictator Omar al-Bashir's controversial ruling, two years ago. The weekend's pro-military protests come as anti-military protestors took to the streets earlier this month to fight for civilian-ruled laws.

Military-aligned demonstrators assembled outside of the famously off-limits entrance of the Presidential Palace located in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum on Monday. Gatherers set up tents, blocking off access to two main intersections, cutting off access to the capital for those inside. Police attempted to wave off crowds with teargas, with Khartoum state officials saying they had, "repelled an attempted assault on the seat of government," in a statement issued Monday.

The assembly was called for by a coalition of rebel groups and political parties that support Sudan's military, accusing the civilian political parties of mismanagement and monopolizing power under their ruling. Demonstrations began on Saturday, but Sunday's gathering saw a lower attendance. According to Reuters, by Monday afternoon, thousands, between 2,000 - 3,000, had returned to voice their concerns. 52-year-old tribal elder Tahar Fadl al-Mawla spoke at the helm of the sit-in outside of the Presidential palace saying, "The civilian government has failed. We want a government of soldiers to protect the transition." Alongside a 65-year-old Ahman Jumaa who claimed to have traveled more than 900 kilometers (570 miles) from Southern region Nyala to show his support.

Protesters are demanding the appointment of a new cabinet that is "more representative of the people who participated in the December 2019 revolution that eventually led to the ousting of former president Omar al-Bashir", Al Jazeera reported from Sudan. Protesters headed towards the Presidential Palace, where an emergency cabinet meeting was being held when they were met by police forces.

Pro-civilian political parties have plans for their own demonstration on Thursday, the anniversary of the 1964 revolution that overthrew Sudan's first military regime under Ibrahim Abboud and brought in a period of democracy that the country still struggles to uphold.


Sudanese Twitter users shared their thoughts online, with many drawing similarities between the current unrest and other political crises the nation has faced.


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