Falz, StarBoy, Phyno, Yemi Alade, Burna Boy… 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.
Tekno – ‘Jogodo’
In the video, we see Tekno wander the streets of Lagos in search of a beautiful woman, who he finds amidst the chaos of the marketplace. “Jogodo” is definitely the best thing Tekno’s dropped this year — easily surpassing his last two releases, “Anyhow” and “Yur Luv“.
Falz – ‘This Is Nigeria’
In Falz’s response to Gambino’s iconic ‘This Is America‘, the Nigerian rappers highlights issues of Boko Haram’s kidnapping of girls and government’s slow response, drug addiction among the youth, corruption, conmen masquerading as pastors as well as the society’s preoccupation with reality TV shows among other issues. Heavy stuff.
StarBoy x Wizkid x Duncan Mighty – ‘Fake Love’
“Fake Love” is a highlife-tinged banger that finds Duncan Mighty and Wizkid singing about an age-old celebrity problem: not knowing if someone’s only with them for the money and fame.
Burna Boy – ‘Devil In California’
Three months ago, Burna Boy dropped his incredible mixtape, Outside, and it’s still the best body of work by a Nigerian artist this year. He now shares new visuals for the song ‘Devil in California‘, taking us on a hazy trip accross Los Angeles.
Wavy The Creator – ‘Shaku (Dance)’
Wavy The Creator is the latest artist who jumps on the shaku craze that we’ve been watching for the past six months or so. Although as we can expect from the unconventional artist, she does so with her own spin and rocks it.
Falz x SIMI – ‘Foreign’
Directed by Aje Filmworks, the video follows Simi and Falz as they make up totally unbelievable stories in a buka. As expected, the video hilariously ends with neither of them being able to afford their meals.
Phyno x Olamide – ‘Onyeoma’
For this other Clarence Peters-directed clip, Phyno and Olamide try to come up with a concept for the video. They eventually decide to go through social media to see how fans reacted to the song’s message, and that ends up being the entire video.
DJ Spinall x Kizz Daniel – ‘Baba’
As for the surprisingly basic music video for ‘Baba’, which was shot by Director Q, DJ Spinall goes the exact same route he did with “Nowo” (also shot by Director Q) — using a massive party to remind anyone watching what his songs are about.
Yemi Alade x Westsyde – ‘Kpirim’ (Dance Video)
Yemi Alade enlisted the dance group Westsyde to perform in the dance video for ‘Kpirim‘. The best thing about the colourful video is the lack of a set structure with Westsyde’s choreography, as the dancers just seem to be vibing to the catchy song.
Yung L – ‘Anya’
Off his debut album Better Late Than Never, dancehall artist Yung L serves up the visuals to the fan favourite tune – “Anya”. The visuals were directed by Clarence Peters (again!).
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