The 12 months 2020 was an explosive one within the timeline of the rise of afrobeats– a Nigerian-backed musical change, to the world. 2020 was the 12 months of outstanding releases from powerhouses within the music business equivalent to Grammy-award-winning Burna Boy, Grammy-award-winning Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa Savage and extra, regardless of the universe-wracking pandemic. It was additionally the 12 months with an astounding string of breakout acts. From Omah Lay, to Bella Shmurda, Bad Boy Timz and extra. All of this exercise has made 2021 the 12 months to look at intently and the place music movies are involved, to remain glued to our screens as visuals for tasks from the earlier 12 months in addition to contemporary ones are being launched. Indeed, 2021 has been off to an awesome begin and to understand and try a number of the good work that has already been put in for the primary three months of this 12 months, listed here are the very best Nigerian music movies of the 12 months 2021.
1. Dimension- JAE5 ft Skepta, Rema
On Dimension, a track owned by producer, JAE5 with a video that presently sits at 2.3 million views on YouTube since its launch on the 18th of March, Rema set a relaxed but haunting tone to the track whereas Skepta flowed over the beats in his common minimize and dried British swagger. All these parts are blended to make a calming bop however the last blow is dealt within the tranquil but artsy visuals which options nonetheless aquamarine waters, and night pictures of the seaside, large minimalistic areas, a big bonfire, artsy wanting fashions and vibrant afro-themed outfits for Rema and Skepta.
The video was directed by Ebeneza Blanche and premiered on the 18th of March, 2021.
2. Champion- Fireboy DML
TG Omori has prior to now 12 months since he broke out, ensured that his watermark is one we proceed to get pleasure from seeing on our favorite movies. And the visuals to Fireboy DML’s Champion will go down as one in every of such. Shot within the northern a part of Nigeria with plentiful area, rolling hills and a sea of lush forestry, the storyline of the video was hatched in such a manner that the ability of Fireboy’s phrases have been channelled by means of the display as he ran throughout the huge area. When finally D Smoke got here on to do his half, we noticed a rapper who had been portrayed to be in his peak because the frames positioned him excessive up above non-championlike issues.
The video aired a month in the past presently has virtually 1,000,000 views.
3. Mon Bebe- Patoranking ft. Flavour
If there’s one factor aside from music that Patoranking has proven us that he’s grasp of, it might be vogue and elegance. An alement he’s by no means caught slacking on and in his mvideos too. The visuals of Mon Bebe the place Mama Africa, Yemi Alade herself performs the function of his lover, function the proper instance to show Patoranking’s authority on such issues. In this case, the visuals featured breathtaking depictions of the African tradition and actually introduced the continental sound of the track to the fore.
Mon Bebe’s video which was shot by Dammy Twitch, presently has 4.1million views and went dwell on the twenty ninth of January.
4. Running (To You)- Chike and Simi
Chike had a tremendous breakout 12 months through which he served what was the most effective tasks of 2020 however the artiste continues to strike the rod, placing out a track full with visuals on the twelfth of February. A real soldier for the artwork of affection, his Simi assisted file not solely touched on real love, however the video itself confirmed an empowering but harrowing quick movie about two lovers whereas completely juxtaposing the duet and forwards and backwards he had with Simi.
Running was shot by Director Pink and is presently 4 million sturdy the place views are involved.
5. Forever Remix- Gyakie ft. Omah Lay
A seamless collaboration between two gifted breakouts acts from Ghana and Nigeria respectively, the video sees Gyakie in motion in bid to save lots of her kidnapped lover with noteworthy, chemistry-infused clips of the singer and Omah Lay singing collectively.
The video which was launched on the twenty sixth of March has 3.9 views for the time being and was directed by Dammy Twitch.
6. Grammy Performance- Burna Boy
Indeed it’s not a typical music video and Burna Boy has dropped visuals to 2 songs off his Twice as Tall album, however his Grammy efficiency was so properly put collectively, from the styling, to the live band’s arrangement and the transitions it has earned iself a spot on this record. What’s extra? The efficiency got here after he’d clinched the award for finest Global Music Album, making it’s premiere an epoch second for Nigerians and Africans as properly.
The Grammy efficiency which went dwell on the fifteenth of March, was shot by Clarence Peters and sits on 1.5 million views.
7. The Best- Davido ft Mayorkun
Davido has gained the hearts of a number of music lovers along with his lighthearted but confident character and for the video of the Mayorkun-featured track, The Best, it was this high quality that was centred to create a Japanese/ karate-themed video with Davido because the sensei and Mayorkun because the star scholar.
The visuals which have 6.2 million views was shot by Dammy Twitch and launched on the twenty eighth of January.
8. Police N Teef Prettyboy D-O.
He needs to be some of the vibrant and ballsiest artistes to grace our screens in latest occasions and he made certain to remind us of this on the visuals of his police and thief the place he was the much-loved girlfriend snatcher, making an look at a Jerry-Springer like TV present.
The visuals that are completely different, hilarious and aesthetically pleasing have been shot by UAX Studios and launched a month in the past inside which it has garnered 306 thousand views.
9. Highway- DJ Kaywise ft Phyno
2020 was additionally the 12 months of the crossover of South African Amapiano style. A sound which our musicians and producers made good use of as seen in songs like DJ Kaywise’s Highway. The thrill of the track was additionally not not noted within the visuals however slightly explored with clips of vehicles drifting and shifting at excessive speeds. Cameos like Pete Edochie and D’Banj additionally made the video extra notable, incomes it 1.8 million views because it premiered on the twentieth of February.
10. For You- Teni ft. Davido
The video of to this track, a single off Teni’s Wondaland album, is just put a pleasant movie that visualises the heights Teni will attain for her lover as she promised on the track. In this case, it features a jail break after being talked into it by Davido who was presumably her lover, in an exhilarating forwards and backwards and present of vocal energy.
Also directed by Dammy Twitch, the video has 6.3 million views because it was unveiled on the eleventh of February.
11. Away- Ayra Starr
The video of Ayra Star’s Away was our first music video introduction to the teenage rising star that serves as a message to like one’s self whereas subtly however absolutely speaking the truth that Ayra Starr was now a drive to be reckoned with on the music scene.
The video was directed by Lupe Garou movies and launched on the twenty second of January with 2.9 million views on YouTube.
12. Are You Sure- Lyta ft Zinoleesky, Emo Grae, Naira Marley
On this track, we’re taken on a journey to the wild wild west the place Lyta and the opposite artistes featured, asks his love curiosity in a saloon whereas garbed up in cowboy gear with the remainder of his Marlian Music household, if she loves him for who he’s and isn’t merely intoxicated.
An undeniably completely different and refreshing tackle visuals, the video got here out a month in the past and now has 500, 000 views on YouTube.
13. Ginger- Wizkid ft Burna Boy
Wizkid’s Made in Lagos has a number of notable collaborations and the one with Burna Boy on Ginger, which is now a hyperlink up of Grammy-award-winners is the very first on the traditional album. On the Meji Alabi-directed visuals, a minimalistic assertion of Lagos life and opulence is made which additionally seamlessly depicted the approaching collectively of the musical powerhouses.
The video premiered on the eighth of January and has since amassed 14.2 million views.
We would agree that the primary quarter has positively witnessed run the place the Nigerian music scene is worried and that these 13 movies serve to seize that reality. However, there are nonetheless different nice visuals and so we’ll like to listen to from you within the feedback part, what do you concentrate on our record of the very best Nigerian music movies within the first quarter of 2021 and which is your private finest?