When songs are released, it is essential that a visual that would narrate the intention of the song be released as well.
These videos help to get the listeners even closer to the songs and possibly help to turn them to be a fan of the songs. That is why when musicians look towards shooting a video for any of their songs, they tend to look for the best hands for the job. They always make sure the best of the best are consulted as they want their visuals to be top-notch and accorded huge, positive commendations by the viewers.
In 2019, many of the video directors in the Nigerian music industry have delivered crisp, top-notch videos for music artistes in the music year. However, there are a few who have stood out, delivering numerous numbers of music-video projects without losing their extravagant touch of quality. Of those few, we have narrowed down 3 out of them who we consider to be the best video directors of 2019. They have been the most sought-after and the directors with the most creative work. Check below:
TG Omori – This director is the newest kid on block as far as music-video directing is concerned in Nigeria. He came into full limelight in 2019 even though he has been around since 2016. In 2019 alone has shot for the biggest music artistes in the country. TG Omori has the reputation for shooting the most music videos in 2019. He has worked with Wizkid, Olamide, Zlatan, Naira Marley and many more, only in 2019. Some of the biggest and most controversial music videos were shot by him with really creative ideas. TG shot “Soapy,” he shot “Am I A Yahoo Boy” and “Agege.”
Other music videos TG Omori has shot in 2019 are, “Totori,” “Oil and Gas,” “Shotan,” “2 Stoopid” etc.
Clarence Peters – Arguably the biggest name in the history of music videos in the Nigerian music industry, Clarence has done really well in 2019. The director is responsible for some of the biggest music videos in the Nigerian music industry in 2019, delivering very colourful and creative works. His 2019 videos are in fact some of the most streamed videos in the Nigerian music scene in 2019. Clarence has worked with Rudeboy, Zlatan, Burna Boy, Fireboy, Phyno all in 2019 delivering beautiful music videos.
Some of the songs Clarence has shot videos for in 2019 are; Rudeboy’s “Reason With Me” & “Audio Money. ” Zlatan’s “This Year” Mayorkun’s “Up To Something” and many more.
Meji Alabi – This is definitely the most luxurious and expensive video director we have in the Nigerian music industry currently. Meji really doesn’t shoot too many music videos and this probably is because he is an elite video director. The acts that afford him in the industry are only the superstars. Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage are mostly the only consistent patrons Meji has in the Nigerian music industry. Meji has shot some really fantastic videos in 2019 that definitely would be contenders for video of the year at award ceremonies that would emerge. He shot Davido’s “Risky,” Tiwa savage’s “49-99,” American rapper; Cassanova’s “2am” featuring Davido and Tory Lanez, and these videos are on a different class. What sets Meji apart from other video directors we have in the music industry is his ability to use his videos to narrate which gets you stuck all through till the end.
Is there any other director you feel is worthy of a place in this top 3, drop their name below.