The music industry in Nigeria has grown to international reckoning with award-winning artistes recognized in every part of the world.
Music videos contribute a lot in expressing the quality of the music industry in Nigeria. A lot of music video directors are doing well in the country but some are standing out more than others. Here’s a list of top 10 music video directors in Nigeria as posted on hotvibesmedia. These directors have been involved in a good number top quality music videos produced in this country. So if you’re planning to embark on music video production with quality touch you should consider making a choice of director based on this list.
1. Clarence Peters
Clarence Peters is rated as one of the best music video director in Nigeria.
The seasoned talented director is the owner of CAPital Dream Pictures, a media production company.
Clarence Peters whose birth name is Clarence Abiodun Peters is the son of Nigerian Afro-Juju musician Shina Peters and Nigerian Nollywood actress Clarion Chukwuka.
He has directed over 50 high quality HD music videos,according to sources,he charge his clients up to 6 million for his services.
He has produced and directed music videos for international superstars like Migos, 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar, Stormzy, Iggy Azalea, Wizkid, Patoranking and Davido.
One of the videos he directed for Migos has been viewed over 67 million times on YouTube.
Daps real name is Oladapo Fagbenle,the world class music director has Nigerian parents and lived in Nigeria until he was 3 before moving to the UK.
The former NCAA athlete is rated as one of the best video director,he currently resides in Los Angeles,California USA.
Sesan Ogunro is one of the talented Nigerian director,he is famously known for directing D’Banj’s “Mr Endowed Remix’ video
According to sources,his clients pay up to 3 million Naira for his services.
4. Moe Musa
Moe Musa whose full name is Mohammed Musa is a UK trained Nigerian video director. He bagged his first degree in Media Technology from Moe Thames Valley University,United Kingdom.
Moe is rated among the best music video directors in Nigeria today,some of his work include EME’s ‘Get Down Tonight’ and other numerous videos.
5. Unlimited LA
Unlimited LA whose real name is Buari Olalekan Oluwasegun is holding down the 5th position.
Unlimited LA was trained by DJ Tee,in 2013 he made his debut by directing Sean Tizzle’s hit track video titled ”Sho Le”.
Currently he is one of the most sought after music video directors in Nigeria.
Mattmax whose real name is Mathew Abiodun Aina is among the heavyweight video directors in Nigeria,some of his works include Olamide’s “Voice Of The Street”,D’Banj’s ”Don’t Tell Me Nonsense” amongst others.
7. Ani James (Aje Films)
Aje filmworks is owned and managed by Ani James. He is rated as one of the best music video directors in Nigeria.
Some of his work include Brymo’s Ara video .
He has over 8 years experience in the industry.
8. Patrick Elis
Patrick Elis is known for directing Wizkids hit song titled ”Holla At Your Boi”.
Patrick has directed a lot of other high quality HD music videos in Nigeria.
9. Adasa Cookey
Adasa Cookey is the owner of Square Ball Media which is a multimedia video production company.
He left his banking job to pursue his dream and is currently making it big, some of the music videos he has produced include Burna Boy’s ”Like To Party” video amongst others.
10. Paul Gambit
The Yaba College of Technology graduate is holding down the 10th spot for the best video director in Nigeria this year.
He started out as an graphic Artist,then an Editor and later a photographer before venturing into video directing and production.
He also directs commercial and television programs.
Paul Gambit’s real name is Paul Obata, one of his works include Yemi Alade’s ‘Sugar’ music video.
This is a list of the best music video directors you can get in Nigeria. A number of them are also plying their trade abroad.
So what do you think about this list?