Over and over again, Nigerian music video director, Meji Alabi has proven to us that creativity is limitless just like art itself as far as some of our most loved Afrobeats videos are concerned.
Before we go down memory lane, can we please take a deep breath and talk about the latest STEW in the continent of Africa?
Well, Alabi has AGAIN, brought in his A-game behind the lenses of Wizkid’s most recent visuals for his single, “Fever” featuring Africa’s Number One Bad Girl, Tiwa Savage as the only Vixen and the video did not Only hold Nigerian Twitter down from 1-10 and most trending topic on all social media platforms but also became the fastest video to hit one million views on YouTube by a Nigerian in 20 hours. All thanks to Alabi’s directing prowess.
For a very long time now, Alabi has been the brain behind some of your favourite music videos across Africa but we bet you had no idea huh?
Remember how Tiwa Savage’s hit track, Ma Lo’s video became a continental sensation? The insane work of art which many of us are yet to figure out was put together by the illest director we are talking about here, Alabi.
Over time, Alabi has continued to show creativity in dexterity as far as his craft is concerned and with every video, he tells a story, he makes a movie and delivers a message.
Guys, we bet you the list is endless. Alabi officiated other mad videos out of Nigeria including, “Assurance” by Davido, Seyi Shay’s ” Right Now”, “Get It Now (Remix) by Tiwa Savage Ft Omarion, Maleek Berry’s “Kontrol”, “For Life” by Runtown, “Bad Energy” by Skepta ft Wizkid, “Proper” by Mr. Eazi, ” All Night” by Yungen ft Mr. Eazi and Poe’s “Man Already” among others.
If you have been keeping up with his works, then it’s safe to say that the UK-based Nigerian is underrated. He does not only deserve all the accolades he gets but even much more.
So here’s to a living art god, brain box, Afrobeats goldmine and our pride, Meji Alabi, WELL DONE MAN!
Watch some of the videos he directed below: