Will he show up? Will he ghost? That has been the question on everybody’s lips as the official version of Wizkid’s ‘Come Closer’ which featured Drake dropped. And the question was fully answered; Drake did not show up.

This
is the second outing for both stars who ruled 2016 with the phenomenal
‘One Dance’, breaking every possible streaming records in the process.
On Spotify, they gathered over a billion streams, the highest any artist
has ever pulled off in the streaming age.
The
song was earlier leaked in the year, but it was mopped up from the
internet by Sony Music who owned the copyright of the song.
The
official version has been made public, and there’s just a little
difference between the leaked version and this new one. It has been
cleaned, mixed and mastered right. But its form and arrangement is still
intact.

Wizkid

Wizkid
(Instagram)

‘Come
Closer’ is Drake repaying the professional favor that Wizkid did, and
he repaid it in full. The video for the song which was released on
Friday, April 7, 2017, has no sign of the pop star. Wizkid held down
proceedings alone, surrounded by voluptuous African women who rocked
traditional fabrics woven into urban wears.
Came
into the game, no one replace me/Mi love mine and she straight with no
chaser/I love my guys, know mi all about mi paper/Mi got mi girls all
around me, mi no chaser, yah/Starboy, call me number one/When mi tune
drop, the girls, they bounce along/Mi no like nothing come between me
and mi paper/So when mi come inna di place, mi undertaker,”
he rhymes.
Drake’s absence was clearly obvious as his verse had no one to mime it., except Wizkid, who handled it admirably. “Too
mix up in drama to go outside/Too mix up in drama to free my
mind/Jealous people around me, I need to change my life/I just turn
colder every time I try/What would I do without you, my chargi?/I don’t
feel that way with anybody/Tell me your secrets, I’m not messy/Steady it
for me, girl, hold steady,”
Drakes spits.
This
is not new between the stars. Drake’s video for ‘One Dance’ which was
shot in Africa (Cape Town, South Africa) had Wizkid missing from the
set, with no official reason shared with the public. But his was less
conspicuous due to the robust storytelling in the video.

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