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Drake Responds To A Young Zimbabwean Artist On Instagram

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Drake just responded to Nyasha Warambwa, a 19 year old Zimbabwean artist, by publishing his artwork piece titled Welcoming CLB on Instagram and tagging him simultaneously. Nyasha Warambwa uses the alias Huliodraws and Ykhulio on all his drawings. 

Drake's Instagram profile has 91,8 million followers and at the time of publishing this story, Welcoming CLB had received 1.4 million likes, whilst Warambwa's Instagram profile, Huliodraws gained upwards of 4000 followers, from the gesture.

The painting shared by Huliodraws shows Drake's eight album covers placed on a mantle and underneath, fans can see eight different versions of Drake from each of his album eras. Thank Me Later-era Drake welcomes Certified Lover Boy Drake to the classics by shaking hands. Also, highlighting how far the artist has come.


Prior to Drake's response, Waramba had published the artwork in question on his Huliodraws Instagram profile the previous day, with an accompanying caption, "Welcome CLB! @champagnepapi another classic era for the books." He then tagged Drake and also, sent a direct message that referenced his new album, titled Certified Lover Boy which he applauded, calling it a classic. "Started making this before you dropped because I already knew it was gonna be a classic" read the message, of which, Drake simply responded by "liking" the message, then typing "Means the most. Gonna tag u." He shared the post on his page 24 hours later.


"1 year down the line and the absolute last thing I thought would ever happen for me actually happened, my work is on Drake's page." tweeted Warambwa.


The artwork's nft has already been minted and available for sale via auction 




According to analytics data provider Alpha Data, Drake's latest album Certified Lover Boy racked up over 430 million audio streams in the U.S. in the three days after its release, September 3 through 5. 

The album also topped multiple of Drake's own all-time records for the most-streamed album in less than 24 hours on Spotify and Apple Music. Records on both of the streaming platforms were previously held by 2018’s Scorpion.

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