Why Drake Was Absent In Wizkid’s Music Video
BY EKE ONYEKACHI T.
Given the recent trend of collaboration of local and international singers these days, many musicians have decided to rather have foreign singers feature in their songs and this may have caused more harm than good in some cases.
So, there has been much controversy concerning International rapper, Drake’s disappearance from Nigerian self acclaimed Starboy, Wizkid’s new video titled “Come Closer”. The issue at hand is, why has Wizkid failed, not just once, to have Drake feature in any of his music videos in which the latter collaborated with him in singing?
I recall not seeing Wizkid in the “One Dance” music video either. Initially, many would have thought it may be due to mutual agreement between both parties but with this recent video “Come Closer”, we have no option but to assume the worst.
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. However, Drake is missing.
I have argued that it is not proper for Drake not to appear in the video. For one, it is bringing lots of very negative speculations.
Could it be because of money? Perhaps wizkid cannot afford to pay him? This cannot be so considering the amount of wealth Wizkid has amassed over the years. Then what? Well on the other hand, I heard that Drake’s on tour. But then couldn’t Wizkid have waited just a little bit more for his return?
Till an official statement is made, I’ll just keep my fingers crossed on this issue.
Wait a minute? Did I mention that Nigerians went as far as comparing Wizkid to Dbanj with reason that Dbanj was able get rappers like Kanye West and Snoop Dog to star in his videos while Wizkid can’t get a common Drake? Hilarious yeah, but that should be considered too.
This comparison actually did go viral and MTVBase interfered by asking fans to vote between Wizkid and Dbanj via a twitter post. The votes were in Wizkid’s favour. However, Wizkid replied the post saying:
“So disappointed in y’all for bringing this up. After everything king Dbanj done in the game?!! Pls show respect!!”
Things just keep getting more interesting don’t they? Perhaps this “come closer” video may be just a “parody” and we should be expecting a dapper one which may feature Drake. Please Wizkid, hearken to my request. Trust me when I say this, Nigerians want to see both you and Drake in one hot music video.