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Despite the ruckus that greeted Come Closer, Wizkid’s new musical video over the absence of Drake, the video continues to be a major breakthrough for Nigeria’s Starboy.

In recent times, Come Closer has garnered more views than his old hits, in­cluding Holla at Your Boy, In My Bed and Jaiye Jaiye with over 8.6million views mak­ing the video Wizkid’s fifth most viewed music video.

Come Closer first broke an African record when it got its first million views just 24 hours after its release on April 6, and it has remained the ‘fastest growing’ video by the music star.

Perhaps, Nigerians’ disappointment with Drake’s absence is not misplaced, as the video would have had some additional significant millions.

But notwithstanding, Come Closer has performed creditably thus far and it shouldn’t be long before it becomes Wizkid’s highest viewed video.

Controversies trailed the new music of Ayo ‘Wizkid’ Balogun, after fans were miffed over the absence of Canadian star Drake in the video for Come Closer, the latest collaboration of both artistes.

In response to the criticisms, Wizkid revealed that as at the time the video was being shot, Drake had inexcusable personal issues to deal with.

Author: Yemi Olarinre