April was a big month for music videos in Nigeria. We’ve sifted through the best with TG OMORI leading the charge, followed nicely by one of Africa’s leading divas. Jump into the audiovisual world of a future Lagos, where the clips are as contagious as the sound.
Davido ft. Summer Walker – D&G
Off of Davido’s sophomore album A Good Time, the video for D&G – shot by acclaimed director DAPS – has scenes bursting with color that speak to the lavish themes of prosperity that center the album. The artist announced that proceeds from the album will go to the funding of Coronavirus research.
WurlD – Love Nobody
WurlD’s video for “Love Nobody” is something straight out of a Bond movie. In fact, it’s inspired by a fight scene from Casino Royale. While a dangerous woman in black leather kicks ass, WurlD sings about jealous love and heavy intimacy. It’s cinematic, thrilling, and (spoiler alert) WurlD escapes into the night with the girl and a righteous sports car.
Joeboy – Call
Directed by TG Omori, the visuals to Afro Pop star Joeboy’s “Call” is set in a futuristic Lagos. Filled with an array of impressive Marvel–esque scenes, Joeboy’s heroism comes to the forefront, set against the poetic backdrop of a love story.
Oxlade – Away
Nigerian Afro-Fusion artist Oxlade has been on the rise ever since the release of his debut tape, Oxygene. The first single off the EP, “AWAY” (produced by Spax), was also the first to get some visuals. Directed by the man of the hour, TG Omori, the colorful video shot in Ghana plays to the adventure in the song’s story.
Show Dem Camp ft. Buju – Do Me Nice
Starring the femme fatale Seyi Shay, the visuals to Nigerian rap veterans Show Dem Camp’s “Do Me Nice” casts the trio, Ghost, Tec, and BUJU, in an unfavorable predicament. Decked in fancy suits, the Viktor Awuse visuals create an original tale of lust and death.
SIMI – Duduke
While fans of Nigerian artist Simi might have already had their suspicions, the Adasa Cookey visuals for her latest single “Duduke” officially announced her pregnancy, flaunting her baby bump (publicly) for the first time. It’s just one of the many things that makes the naturalistic video a wonder to watch.
Falz ft. Ms Banks – Bop Daddy
Falz’s “Bop Daddy” has been a sensation on social media for a minute, its challenge inspiring a slew of videos from beautiful women around the world. Its official video – which cuts in between beautiful scenes of splendor – is directed by Visionnaire Pictures Films and released after the rapper announced the song had hit one million streams on Audiomack.
Vector ft. Davido – Comfort
Last year, veteran rapper Vector released his EP, Vibes Before Teslim, a prelude to an album that’s supposed to drop later this year. A standout of the project was “Comfort”, a Davido–assisted song which takes on the relative themes love and assurance. TG Omori casts both artists against a backdrop of color and splendor, with cut and paste effects creating some fresh visuals.
Phyno – Oso Ga Eme
The Unlimited LA cut takes it to the streets for this gritty video, tracing a social commentary that marks the song and much of the Deal With It album from the artist.
Terry G ft. Skiibii – Adura
Veteran Nigerian artist and producer Terry G has been making a solid comeback with “Adura”, a prayerful number featuring Skiibii. TG Omori syncs the video with the song’s message and conjurs scenes which nod to gratitude, spirituality, free flowing gowns and all.