Meet 7 directors behind Wizkid’s hit music videos

Posted on August 27 2016 , at 11:52 am
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Wizkid is the real MVP at the moment, getting major collaborations and recognition across Africa, and beyond.

TheNETng presents the cinematographers behind the visuals of his popular songs.

1. Clarence Peters

Clarence Peters and Wizkid on set of 'Ojuelegba'. Credit: IG
Clarence Peters and Wizkid on set of ‘Ojuelegba’. Credit: IG

Clarence took Wizzy to the streets of Lagos to shoot the video of his monster hit ‘Ojuelegba’, which went on to be remixed by Drake and UK rapper, Skepta, as well as by Ghanaian rapper, Sarkodie.

Produced by Legendury Beatz, ‘Ojuelegba’ is the fifth track off Wizkid’s self-titled studio album, Ayo, released in September 2014.

Clarence, who’s arguably Nigeria’s biggest music video director, also shot the well received video of ‘Pakurumo’ off the 2011 Superstar album.

2. Sesan Ogunro

Wizkid and Sesan on set of 'Expensive Shit'. Credit: IG
Wizkid and Sesan on set of ‘Expensive Shit’. Credit: IG

Wizkid teamed up with Sesan for the video of ‘Baba Nla’.

In October 2013, Sesan, who had earlier been contracted to make a video for Davido’s hit song ‘Skelewu’, fell out with the self-styled OBO (Omo Baba Olowo) after the video made for the song by Sesan was rejected Davido. Things got worse when the video leaked online.

They have since kissed and made up in September 2014 in New York City, but Sesan’s relationship with Wizkid has remained incomparable.

‘Expensive Shit’ video was shot in South Africa.

With videos for ‘Jaiye Jaiye’ featuring Femi Kuti, ‘On Top Your Matter’, and ‘Sound it’ on the list, Sesan has never failed to impress.

Sarz was the producer of the song ‘Sound It’.

‘On Top Your Matter’ is off WizKid’s sophomore album ‘Ayo’, the video was shot in Johannesburg, South Africa.

3. Moe Musa

Wizkid and Moe Musa in London during 'Azonto' video shoot. Credit: Various
Wizkid and Moe Musa in London during the ‘Azonto’ video shoot. Credit: Various

Moe Musa, who eventually shot Davido’s preferred ‘Skelewu’ video after the outburst with Sesan, had his first-ever collaboration with Wizkid in 2013 for ‘Azonto’.

The video was shot in London and went on to get an award at the 2013 Channel 0 Music Video Awards.

4. Soto Jose

Credit: Giphy
Credit: Giphy

Soto Jose shot this video for Wizzy in Miami.

5. Kemi Adetiba

Kemi Adetiba directed new Nollywood movie 'The Wedding Party' which will be released in December. Photo: Filed
Kemi Adetiba directed new Nollywood movie ‘The Wedding Party’, which will be released in December. Photo: Filed

Kemi Adetiba directed the ‘Tease Me’ video in 2011.

She is also responsible for ‘Dance Go’ featuring 2face Idibia and Wizkid, shot at the Koga Studios in Lagos.

6. Patrick Ellis

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Patrick Ellis shot Wizkid’s first-ever music video ‘Holla at you Boy’ in 2010. The video had cameos by Banky W, Skales and Ice Prince.

He’s also behind the video for ‘Show you the Money’ shot in Surulere, Lagos, and ‘Bombay’ which featured Phyno and was produced by Dokta Frabz.

7. Genesis Lanre Lawanson

21-year-old Genesis strikes a pose with Wizkid. Credit: Glam
21-year-old Genesis strikes a pose with Wizkid. Credit: Glam

21-year-old Genesis shot the video for ‘Wonder’, which you can view below.

What video director’s work for Wizkid is your favourite?

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