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10 Highest paid music video directors in Africa

A music video director is the head of music video production. The director conceives of videos’ artistic and dramatic aspects while instructing the musical act, technical crew, actors, models, and dancers. They may or may not be in collaboration with the musical act. These top ten music directors in Africa are determined by a number of factors such as endorsements, brand value, earnings, bookings, popularity, and social media presence in Africa.

Sesan Ogunro

He is a Nigerian Uk based award-winning music video producer and 3D animator from Ekiti state. He had his primary and secondary in his country Nigeria before traveling to London where he studied 3D animation and special effects.He is the owner of Film factory a video production company which he runs with his younger sister Fade Ogunro radio and t.v. presenter.  He is characterized as one of the best directors in Africa by working with the top names in Africa and the international scene. Having directed videos for music’s biggest artists such as Kanye West, French Montana, D’Banj (Mr. endowed ft Snoop Dogg),9ice, Burna Boy, Da Les, Davido, AKA, Riky Rick, 2 Face, Sean Tizzle, Tiwa Savage, Diamond Platinumz- Eneka, and Wizkid. He has directed commercials like L’oreal, Mcdowell’s whiskey, Arik Air, Showreel

Clarence Peters

He is a Nigerian music video director, filmmaker, and cinematographer. Music videos with end caption “Clearance Shot it” are all productions of Clarence Abiodun Peters popularly known as clearance peters. He is the founder and CEO of Capital Dream Pictures, a production company that specializes in the realms of the performing arts, new media art, film, television, radio, and video. He is also the founder and CEO of Capital Hill Records, a record label home to Chidinma.He is the son of Sir Shina Peters, a musician, and Clarion Chukwura, an actress. He is one of the most sought-after music video directors in Nigeria because of the high level of creativity exhibited in many of his works. He shot the music video for Shuga’s theme song which was recorded by Boneye from P-Unit, Banky W., Wizkid, and L-Tido. Peters has also shot a good number of documentaries, TV commercials, short films, and TV features.He has worked with virtually all the A-list artists in Nigeria’s music industry. He has directed Yemi Alade-Johnny, Davido -Aye, Baby Boy by Falz, Wizkid Ojuelegba, P-Square – Away, Bank alert, Falz – Wehdone Sir, Skuki – Pass The Agbara, Kiss Daniel-Yeba and much more.

Moe Musa

Muhammed Musa popularly known as Moe Musa is based in the UK but many big artists and record companies in Nigeria have overtime found him worthy as a director of their music video projects. He is fast becoming one of the most sought-after video directors in the industry.As a graduate of media technology Thames Valley University, United Kingdom, Moe Musa has directed a whole lot of top rated music videos across Africa. he directed a full drama in Patoranking’s ‘Girlie O’ video and earlier in his career, Musa had directed Wizkid’s ‘Azonto’ video where he displayed his skills for a dance video.

He has also directed videos for Ghana’s Fuse ODG-Antenna, Davido -Skelewu, Timaya -Ukwu, Sarkodie- Down on One, Wande Coal, Iyanya, Ice Prince, Seyi Shay, R2Bees, Olamide’s Letter To Milli, Aye Mi -Skiibii, Korede Bello Ft. Tiwa Savage – Romantic, Olamide feat. Davolee Pepper Dem Gang, Diamond Platinumz feat Morgan Heritage-Hallelujah, and many others.

He is a Cape Town-based music video director whose body of work has afforded him a high-level of reverence within the industry. An AFDA Alumni, he has accrued a number of award nominations and awards music video. Lewis has worked on numerous videos for South Africa’s biggest artists such asParlotone’s “Sleepwalker”, Ricky Rick, Casper Nyovest, and Khuli Chana. Lewis once again solidified his GOAT status by way of a short film for 3 singles off Nasty C’s ‘Bad Hair’ album. The film

Patrick Ellis

He is believed to be a creative genius. .Patrick Ellis is a Nigerian born cinematographer and was named by Akon as the official music director for Konvict Music Africa.He has directed numerous music videos for top artists in the country and television commercials. He has lent his creative talents to directing outstanding music videos for several top stars that include Wizkid-Holla At Your Boy, Rugged man, Kukere-Iyanya, Olamide, Samklef, 2 Shotz, and Brymo.

Justin Campos

He has worked with Davido,  Alikiba, Sauti Sol, Navy Kenzo, Ace Hood, Sarkodie, Wizkid, R2Bees, Chege, Joh Makini, AKA, Sarkodie, Vanessa Mdee, Kcee, Runtown and other globally acclaimed musical acts. A. Campos has been in the game for 20 years, having shot and directed over 500 music videos. His visual prowess and use of special effects have resulted in him being one of the most sought-after directors in Africa.

Hanscana

Hanscana is a Tanzanian video director famed for shooting and directing music videos for Tanzanian hitmaker Diamond Platnumz. Diamond has opened up doors for him and his work after directing the hit Nasema nawe- Diamond Platinumz ft Khadijah Kopa. He is the head of the video department at Wanene as he leads his team and the company towards a brighter future. He has worked with recognized artists such as Diamond Platnumz, Chege, Jose Chameleone, Navy Kenzo, G Nako, Jux,   Vanessa Mdee and AY, just to mention a few. His strong work ethic is his only drive in an industry that earns him a great reputation and his distinctive skills.

Enos Olik

Enos Olik is a Kenyan creative music video director who was once a musician and a member of the Azizi music band. He is a Commerce graduate from The University of Nairobi and a certificate in 3D animation.  He has worked with the likes of Sauti Sol,  Jaguar, Anto Neosoul, Redsan, Abbas Kubaff, Timmy T Dat, Guardian Angel, Ommy Dimpos among others.Enos has worked on a few television productions,   advertising, film and documentary productions like #TheSearch, one of the biggest talent shows in town.He has directed music videos both locally and in Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda and His outstanding work have won him a couple of awards.

Mike Ogoke

Micheal Uche Ogoke aka Godfather is arguably among the best video producer in Africa with a passion for developing and empowering Africans in the media and entertainment industry. He has directed videos for, P Square, 2 Face Idibia, Davido, and D’Banj. Basically, this is the man credited with making African videos count in international music charts so he knows the script well. He has had a chance to work with the region’s finest such as Tanzania’s Diamond, Uganda’s Bebe Cool and Kenya’s Jaguar besides working with Papa Dennis

J Blessing

Jibril Blessing is a  Kenyan TV producer, Music Video Director, Cinematographer and Founder of Link Video Global. He has created numerous Variety of TV productions, Commercials, Documentaries and Music videos for both International and Kenyan based Musicians. He is the Director of Churchill Show, an award-winning show in Kenya and Laugh Festival Africa hosted by Daniel ‘Churchill’ Ndambuki, founded Link Video Global which has been instrumental in discovering new artists in Kenya such as Willy Paul.

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