Nigeria is blessed with numerous talents ranging from acting, singing, comedy and film making
The entertainment sector is one of the fastest growing sectors in Nigeria; our numerous talents are now getting global recognition.
Nigerian movies and music are now being nominated for international awards like the Oscars and Grammy.
Nigerian musicians are also being credited globally for their standard artistic music videos but behind that amazing music video is a super talented Nigerian music video director who should be credited for the success of the video.
These Nigerian music video directors and cinematographers are ranked under the best in the world for their unique artistic work that exhibits the African culture.
There are numerous talented music video directors and cinematographers in Nigeria but in this article I will share with you the top 5 best Nigerian music video directors in 2021.
Daps is a Nigerian-born British music video director who is currently base in Los Angeles, California.
Daps real name is Oladapo Fagbenle, he has worked with Nigerian and international artiste like Davido, Wizkid, Iggy Azalea, Migos, Lil Uzi Vert, Dj Snake, Sean Paul and Young Thug.
He is best known for directing the music of ‘Bad & Boujee’ by Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert which reached 1billion views on YouTube.
He is also recognized for directing ‘T-Shirt’ by Migos with 317 million views on YouTube.
Daps directed “fall” by Davido, which is the only song by a Nigerian artiste to reach 200 million views on YouTube.
He also directed ‘Come Closer’ by Wizkid ft. Drake with 103 million views on YouTube.
Other songs directed by Daps include;
i.No by Migos
ii. Black Widow by Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora
iii. Cocoon by Migos
iv. My Universe by The Shires
v. Team by Iggy Azalea
4) Dammy Twitch
Apampa Owolabi Oluwadamilola popularly known as Dammy Twitch is a Nigerian music video director from Oyo State.
He has worked with numerous Nigerian Musicians like Davido, Falz, Patoranking, Omah lay, Olamide, Lil Kesh, Peruzzi, Zlatan and Dremo.
Dammy Twitch directed ‘Fem’ by Davido which got 3 million views on YouTube in a day; it is currently 22 million views.
He also directed ‘Jowo’ by Davido and ‘Godly’ by Omah Lay with 25 and 22 million views on YouTube respectively.
Other music videos directed by Dammy Twitch include;
i. One Trouser by Falz
ii. Mon Bebe by Patoranking Ft. Flavour
iii. Zanku by Zlatan
iv. Majesty by Peruzzi
v. Aje by Peruzzi
3) Clarence Peters
Clarence Abiodun Peters is a talented Nigerian film maker, cinematographer and music video director.
He is the son of legendary entertainers speaking of Sir Shina Peters and Clarion Chukwura.
He started cinematography in 1998, making him one of the oldest music video directors in Nigeria.
Clarence is the CEO of Capital Dream Pictures, a film production and editing company.
He has worked with legendary Nigerian artiste like 9ice, Bracket, P-Square, J.Martins, 2face Idibia, Ice Prince, Sound Sultan, Terry G, H-Man, Charly Boy, AKAS, Waje, Banky W., Timaya, Phyno, Iyanya, Don Jazzy, Chidinma, Seyi Shay, Timi Dakolo, M.I, Davido, Burna Boy, Olamide and Wizkid.
He directed ‘Ye’ by Burna Boy with 136 million views on YouTube, he also directed award winning songs like ‘Johnny’ by Yemi Alade with 130 million views, ‘mad over you’ by Runtown with 120 million views and ‘personally’ by P-Square.
2) TG Omori
ThankGod Omori Jesam popularly known as TG Omori is a Nigerian music video director from Cross-River State in Nigeria.
TG Omori started professional filmmaking when he was 18 and was nicknamed Boy Director.
He directed controversial videos like ‘Am I a Yahoo Boy’ and ‘Soapy’ by Naira Marley.
Other songs directed by TG Omori include:
i. Billionaire by Teni
ii. Vibration by Fireboy
iii. Odogwu by Burna Boy
iv. Enjoy by Tekno
v. Scatter by Fireboy
1) Meji Alabi
Meji Alabi is a creative and talented Nigerian music video director, cinematographer and CEO of JM Films.
His music videos are pure exhibition of African arts and culture.
He has worked with Burna Boy, Davido, Wizkid, Mr Eazi, Skepta, Runtown and Flavour.
He directed ‘On the Low’ by Burna Boy with 198 Million views on YouTube making it the second most viewed song by a Nigerian artiste.
Other songs directed by Meji Alabi include;
i. Way Too Big by Burna Boy
ii. No Stress by Wizkid
iii. Risky by Davido ft. Popcaan
iv. Pull Up by Burna Boy
v. Energy by Skepta ft. Wizkid
This article is base on personal opinion back up with research, you are allowed suggest your top 5 best music video directors in the comment section below.
Thanks for reading.