Who are your top Nigerian music video directors of 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 videographer.
Most times, music video directors don’t get the credit and appreciation they deserve. A good music video can transform a mediocre 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 top 5 Nigerian music video directors of 2022.
#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 the work of 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 featuring Zinoleesky.
#4 Kemz Art
Kemz is one of the fastest rising music video directors in Nigeria. His work this year includes Skiibii’s “Baddest Boy” remix, which featured Davido. Kemz also returned with same Skiibii to direct the video of the smash hit that is “Trenches”. His brilliant camera angles, creativity, and concepts put him up there with the very best. 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. More recently, he directed the video for Naira Marley’s hit song “Montego Bay”. Twitch was recently listed among Forbes’ 30 under 30 list.
#2 Director K (DK)
Director K boasts one of the biggest and most diverse clienteles of any Nigerian music director. The talented creator has worked with stars and brands all over Africa. Some of his notable works this year 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. The hugely talented director has become one of the most sort after creative minds in Africa. This year, his catalogue includes Asake’s “Sungba”, Fireboy DML’s “Playboy”, Rema’s “Are You There”, Kizz Daniel’s “Buga”, Asake’s “PBUY”, to name but a few.
The top 5 Nigerian music video directors so far in 2022 are:
- TG Omori
- Director K
- Dammy Twitch
- The Alien
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