Everyone is talking about the top notch quality of Nigerian music videos being put out there daily; i belive credit should be given to whom it credit is due, and this time, we are talking about our Nigerian music video directors as well as the music producers since they work hand in hand. You will agree with me that there are times you just don’t love a particular music but mush later start loving it simply because of the music videos, now tell me why they shouldn’t be celebrated.
Currently, Nigerian music videos compete favourably with their international counterparts, being nominated and even compete for both local and international music video awards.
Talking about music video directors, most people only hear these names but not familiar with the faces of these prolific personalities simply because they work from the back-end and really do not have businesses with appearing in the music videos they shoot, they simply put their signatures (their names) at the end of the video as a form of giving credit to their works.
Over the years, Nigerian music videos have metamorphosed, many thanks to these prolific music directors. The list of top 10 music video directors are not cast in stones but they are worth giving credits considering their inputs, using their skills, talents and experience in placing Nigerian music videos on the celestial level alongside top music videos in the world.
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The directors that makes my top 10 Nigeria’s most visionary music video directors are young lads whose exploit have further strengthened Nigeria music as music as number one in Africa. Also included in this post are the costs of shooting a music video with these geniuses fees Music video directors.
Enjoy the ride as we bring you the top 10 music video directors in Nigeria in no particular order.
List of Top 10 Music Video Directors In Nigeria, Their Biographies And Charges
Sesan Ogunro is the blood brother of popular beat FM OAP , Gbemi. Over the years Sesan has brought us some of Nigeria’s best and most interesting music videos. He got his big break when he directed D’Banj’s “Mr Endowed Remix’ video. Sesan recently directed a video for an artiste I was been contracted to do PR for and he charged 3 million Naira for the 4 minutes video
2. CLARENCE PETERS
With real name Clarence Abiodun Peters, born to Ace Nigerian Afro-Juju musician Shina Peters who ruled the industry in the early 90s and Nigerian actress Clarion Chukwuka.
Peters is a Nigerian music video director, filmmaker and cinematographer. He is the founder and CEO of CAPital Dream Pictures, a production company that specializes in the realms of the performing arts, new media art, film, television, radio, and video. He is the pioneer of digital music video production and director. Many regard him as the best music video director in Nigeria and ranks in the top 10 list of best music video directors in Africa.
It is worthy to know that he is also the founder and CEO of Capital Hill Records, a record label home to Chidinma, Tha Suspect, and Illbliss. He is the most sought after music video director in the country. Clarence is no 1 amidst his contemporaries for his creativity.
Clarence Peters has worked with Nigerian music heavy weights like P-Square, He has directed loads of award winning music videos for the likes of PSquare and he ends all his production with his signature “Clarence Shot It”
He charges nothing less than 6 million naira to shoot a music video.
3. MOE MUSA
His real name is MOHAMMED MUSA born He is on the list simply because he is worth being there. He is one of the most sought after music video directors despite being based in the UK even though Nigerian music.
Has a first degree in Media Technology from Moe Thames Valley University, United Kingdom.
He got his major break when he directed EME’s ‘Get Down Tonight” . Since then he has directed a whole lot of top rated music videos. He has done videos for
almost all the big names in the Nigerian music industry and beyond as he has also directed videos for Ghana’s Fuse ODG, R2Bees and many more.
Mr. Moe Musa who is also an online video broadcaster charges 2.5million naira and above for his services.
4. ADASA COOKEY
A very popular name if you are familiar with Nigerian music videos. He is among the lists of artistes who dumped well paid career job to pursue his dream in the entertainment sector, music video directing precisely.
Adasa Cookey is the CEO of Square Ball Media, a video production company. Trust me tis dude is balling! The self trained video director who came to prominence after directing Burna Boy’s “Like To Party” video since then he has worked with popular artistes like Tiwa savage, Ycee, Wizkid and others music geniuses within and outside Nigerian soil.
Adasa charges 1.6 million Naira and above should you require his services.
5. UNLIMITED L.A
With real name as Buari Olalekan Oluwasegun . He runs Msayc Productions .He has steadily grown in recent years . He was trained by ace film maker DJ Tee. Unlimited L.A shot his first video in 2009 but came to limelight in 2013 when he directed Sean Tizzle’s “Sho Le” . Since then he has shot of lot of high profile videos.