Who are your top Nigerian music video directors in 2022?
Since MTV and Marylin Monroe, music will never feel like a complete art without music videos. And behind every good music video is an equally good creative mind in the form of a director or filmmaker.
Most times music video directors don’t get the credit and appreciation they deserve. A good music video can transform an unpopular song into a hit. In Nigeria we are blessed with numerous brilliant music video directors who continue to contribute to the exponential growth of the music industry.
In this list, we rank the to 5 Nigerian music video directors in 2022 (so far).
#5 The Alien
Whenever you see a greenish-blue alien head popping up towards the introductory or closing part of a music video, know that you are onto a work by eccentric Nigerian music video director The Alien. This year he’s worked with Kizz Daniel on “Oshe” and BNXN fka Buju for the video of his hit song “Kilometre” remix with Zinoleesky.
#4 Kemz Art
Kemz is one of the fastest rising music video directors in Nigeria. His work in 2022 includes Skiibii’s “Baddest Boy” remix alongside Davido. He also returned with Skiibii for the smash hit that is “Trenches.” Kemz’s brilliant camera angles and concepts puts him up there with the very best, and makes him one to watch for the future.
#3 Dammy Twitch
Dammy Twitch is one of the biggest hitters of 2022. Twitch worked with Simi in late 2021 on her Fela Kuti sampled hit song “Woman.” He continued those high-profile creativity in 2022, directing the video for Davido’s “Stand Strong” featuring The Samples, and more recently Naira Marley’s “Montego Bay video.” Twitch was recently listed among Forbes’ 30 under 30 list.
#2 Director K (DK)
Director K boasts one of the biggest and most diverse clientele of any Nigerian music director in 2022. The talented music director has worked with stars and brands all over Africa. Some of his notable works in 2022 include Black Sherif’s “Second Sermon” featuring Burna Boy. He also directed Ayra Starr’s “Beggie Beggie” video, “Balloon D’or” by Burna Boy and Wizkid, Rema’s “Calm Down” and more.
#1 TG Omori
TG Omori has become synonymous with music videos in Nigeria. After a meteoric rise, the hugely talented filmmaker has become the most sort after creative directors in Nigeria. His arsenal of filmography is dominated by music videos that give the songs a good run for their money. This year, TG Omori has directed Asake’s viral “Sungba” video, Fireboy DML’s “Playboy,” Rema’s “Are You There?” and lots more.
The top 5 Nigerian music video directors so far in 2022 are:
- TG Omori
- Director K
- Dammy Twitch
- The Alien