Mr Eazi, Tomi Agape, Olamide, Teni, L.A.X….Because the Afrobeats hits have been blowing us away lately, Prospect selects for you the 10 best Nigerian videos that have surfaced over the last month.
Mr Eazi x Slimcase x Mr Real – ‘Overload’
The E Kelly-produced “Overload” finds the singer Mr Eazi bringing it back to Nigeria by teaming up with the shaku shaku duo of the moment, Mr Real and Slimcase.
Olamide x Wizkid – ‘Kana’
Paired with vocals from Wizkid, Olamide sings about taking hints from a woman who wants to get with him by smartly understanding her cues. In the Sesan-directed accompanying video, that simple narrative becomes a heist and gamble house shootout, with equal amount dead bodies and bullets flying around.
Tomi Agape x Nonso Amadi – ‘In The Night’
Produced by Spax, the slow-tempo beat of the song will grab you within seconds, and leaves a lot of room for Tomi Agape’s strong voice to shine. In the video, she showcases her carefree aura and her killer style.
Adekunle Gold – ‘Surrenda’
After Adekunle Gold finally dropped his highly anticipated sophomore album, About 30, the gifted singer is back with a high-concept video for one of the album’s catchiest tracks, “Surrenda“.
L.A.X. x Wizkid – ‘Nobody’
Performed by L.A.X. and Wizkid and shot by Paul Gambit, the visuals for ‘Nobody‘ are precisely what you’d expect from its stars and director. While it’s undeniably vivid and beautifully shot, it is pretty indistinguishable from most of the videos out right now.
Mr Eazi x Giggs – ‘London Town’
For the ‘London Town’ video, Mr Eazi smartly enlisted the talented Meji Alabi who has a real talent for making even the most mundane settings sparkle with vivid colours and stunning shots. Just like the song itself, the video is easily one of the best things Mr Eazi has done in a while.
DJ Neptune x Kizz Daniel – ‘Wait’
DJ Neptune clearly knows exactly how to bring out the best in the artists he works with, which explains why “Wait” rises above almost all the Kizz Daniel features we’ve been flooded with this year — musically, at least. But the Adasa Cookey-directed music video, while stunning and well shot, doesn’t do anything to clarify what the song is actually about.
Yemi Alade – ‘How I Feel’
This song is nothing like the Yemi Alade we usually get, as it’s a simple love song without her signature ‘Mama Africa’ vibe. The crisp video sees her cosy in a beach setting, revelling in her feelings of love.
Teni – ‘Askamaya’
The Spellz-produced “Askamaya” is a completely different sound for Teni, which leaves room for her to show off her musical range. The colourful video however isn’t as exciting or inventive as the song itself, as it contains all the trappings of the typical Nigerian video.
Bils x Giggz – ‘Loudah’
BiLs released a video for his Afro-house single ‘Loudah’. His cadence over this heart-pounding instrumental produced by GIGGZ is guaranteed to make you move.
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