There are music video directors and at the same time music artistes as the entertainment is a wide industry and contains a number of professions within it. Mostly, we’ve seen a number of artistes transition from being just musicians to becoming music video directors.
Below is five Nigerian music artistes that have done well for themselves as video directors and still performing well as recording artistes:
No doubt, Samklef one of the renowned music producers in the industry today. After working with Wizkid on his first album and becoming a musician himself, he discovered he wouldn’t stop there. He decided to try his luck in directing a music video.
Besides shooting most of his own videos under his klefsounds label ( Display and Suwe remix). He has also worked with the likes of CDQ, Dj Spicey and others.
2. Banky W
Rnb artiste, Banky W, known for hit singles like Ebutemetta, Strong Thing,yes/no, Capable and a host of others is a man of many talents among which is Video directing. He even has a video directing certfication from the New York Film Academy.
He directed his single Mercy, Dj exclusive tonight, Shaydee carry big load and a host of others, Banky W has shown he is ready for serious business in the music video directing industry.
Retired rapper and businessman, Eldee, the don is a Nigerian music artiste, producer and video director.
Eldee has also succeeded in directing a couple of music videos. His directorial works includes Lami”s Ere Ife, We made it ft. Sojay, Ota mi ft. LKT, 2shotz’ Carry Am Go, Sasha’s Emi Ma Le Gan to mention a few.
4. AKIN ALABI
Another prominent music video director cum musician is Akin Alabi. He shooted the music videos like Gbamu Gbamu and No be mistake by 9ice, Timaya’s If To Say, Konga’s Kaba Kaba, Klever Jay’s Igboro Ti Daru and others.
He goes by the music stage name, T I V with notable tracks like Komole ft. Vector and Provabs, Vanity, Beremole and others.
5. TERRY G
One of the multi-talented musicians Nigeria have ever produced is Terry G and he is one of the most creative entertainers we know. Akpako master as he’s fondly called is not just an a musician, but also a music producer, and music video director.
He is credited for directing videos such as Jump & Pass, Run Mad , Free Madness and most videos under his TGP entertainment.