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Top 10 Video Directors In Nigeria (2021)

Nigeria is blessed with a lot of talented music artists – the bests in Africa – who release hit songs ever now and then. Guess what? Some of the songs from your favorite artists won’t be as big as they are without their music videos. Music videos boosts an artist’s visibility and exposure exponentially as stated on Redbrick

In other words, a song has a higher chance of becoming a hit if it’s accompanied with a good music video. As Nigeria has talented music artists, there are also very talented music video directors. Check out the top 10 best video directors in Nigeria in 2021. 

1. Clarence Peters

No one would argue that Clarence Peters is the number 1 video director in Nigeria. Whenever you see a video saying “Clarence Shot It” or “Capital Dreams Pictures” know that Clarence Peters is responsible. Clarence Peters has worked with almost all the big names in the Nigerian music industry. Some top videos he’s shot include;

  • Street Credibility by 9ice
  • I Celebrare by Waconzy 
  • Molowo Noni by Samklef 
  • Pakurumo by Wizkid 
  • Alingo by P-Square 
  • Dami Duro by Davido 
  • Sofa by Kizz Daniel 
  • YE by Burna Boy 

2. Daps 

Daps is responsible for Nigerian music videos with the highest views on YouTube. He was born in Lagos but is currently based in the UK and most of his works are for foreign artists. Some top videos he’s directed include; 

  • Fall by Davido 
  • Come Closer by Wizkid and Drake 
  • Like Dat by Davido 
  • Bad & Boujee by Migos and Lil Uzi Vert 
  • She For Keeps by Quavo and Nicki Minaj 
  • Body by Sean Paul and Migos
  • Go Crazy (Remix) by Chris Brown, Young Thug, Future,…

3. Aje Filmworks 

Aje Filmworks began recording music videos in 2006. In about 15 years, the company is one of the top video directors in Nigeria and a receiving of several awards. Their videography ranges from classics in the early 2010’s to hits in the 2020s. Some top videos this company has directed includes; 

  • Laye by Kizz Daniel
  • Problem by Reekado Bankz 
  • Mama by Kizz Daniel 
  • Karishika by Falz and Phyno
  • Wash by Tekno 
  • Komole by Sean Tizzle 
  • Feel Alright by Davido 
  • Ara by Brymo 

4. Sesan 

In the middle of the 2010s, Sesan dominated the Nigerian music video scene. You either see his name “Sesan” or his company “Film Factory” and his music videos are always gold. Sesan has worked with top dogs in the Nigerian music space. Some top videos directed by him include; 

  • Oliver Twist Remix by D’Banj and Kanye West 
  • Final (Baba Nla) by Wizkid 
  • The Sound by Davido 
  • In The Morning by Mr Eazi
  • Good Thing by Asa 
  • Soweto Baby by Dj Maphorisa and Wizkid

5. Unlimited LA 

During the days when Olamide and his YBNL boys were in charge of the airwaves, Unlimited LA was fixed on our TV screens. In 2021, and the talented video director is still among the hottest in the industry. He’s responsible for the video of some smash hits including; 

  • Science Student by Olamide 
  • Bahd Baddo Baddest by Falz, Davido, and Olamide
  • Bam Bam by Timaya and Olamide 
  • Sho Le by Sean Tizzle 
  • Repete by Black Magic
  • Katapot by Reekado Bankz
  • Poverty Die by Olamide

6. Adasa Cookey 

Adasa Cookey is a talented music video director and the owner of Square Ball Media. He supposedly refused a telecommunications job offer to follow his video production dreams which largely paid off. Some popular songs directed by Adasa Cookey includes;

  • Like To Party by Burna Boy 
  • Duduke by Simi 
  • Way Up by 1da Banton 
  • Shokor by Solid Star 
  • Ariwo Ko by Adekunle Gold
  • Goody Bag by D Prince 
  • Kokose by Sound Sultan and Wizkid 
  • Jericho by Simi 

7. TG Omori 

TG Omori is one of the new age Nigerian music video directors. He began video directly officially in 2018 and at just 25, has worked with top Nigerian stars. Notably, he won the AFRIMMA best music video director of the year award in 2020. Some of his top videos are; 

  • Totori by ID Cabasa, Olamide and Wizkid 
  • Soapy by Naira Marley 
  • Billionaire by Teni 
  • Vibration by Fireboy 
  • Odogwu by Burna Boy 
  • Call by Joeboy 
  • NoBody by DJ Neptune, Mr Eazi, and Joeboy
  • Away by Oxlade 

8. Moe Musa 

Moe Musa is a celebrated Nigerian music video director and one behind some of your favorite Nigerian songs. He was most prominent during the 2010s but he’s still making outstanding music videos in 2021. Here are hit songs whose videos he directed; 

  • Azonto by Wizkid
  • Bobo by Olamide
  • Ukwu by Timaya
  • More by Ice Prince 
  • Bum Bum by Diamond Platnumz 
  • Skelewu (unofficial) by Davido 
  • Only Girl by Adekunle Gold 
  • In My Head by Larry Gaaga and Patoranking 
  • Go Low by Wande Coal

9. Patrick Elis

Patrick Elis is one of the music video directors that revolutionized the Nigerian music industry. He was there at the very start of the career of the biggest stars in Nigeria and helped them score major visual credits. Patrick Elis is responsible for several hits including; 

  • Holla At Your Boy by Wizkid 
  • Yawa by Tekno 
  • Kukere by Iyanya
  • Baby Na Yo Ka by Flavour 
  • N.W.A by Phyno and Wale 
  • Sekem by MC Galaxy 
  • So Far So Good by Phyno
  • Sexy Ladies by Oritse Femi and Davido 

10. Mattmax 

Last on this list is Mattmax, owner of Mattmax Productions. This talented video director has been active in the industry since 2005. His videography boasts of renowned Nigerian artists and also hits some of which include;

  • Soke by Burna Boy
  • King Kong by Vector 
  • Superstar by D’Banj 
  • Stupid Love by Olamide 
  • Check and Balance by Burna Boy

Final Note 

If you watch the music videos of top Nigerian artists on YouTube or TV channels, you’re sure to find all these names listed above as directors. These are the top 10 best video directors in Nigeria in 2021.