List of Best Music Video Directors In Kenya. Want to do a video of your song, here is a list of Kenya’s best accomplished music video directors you should watch and get inspired. Artists have learnt that that a good music video is part of the package and it will play a significant role on how their songs are received. As such, they have been going out of their way to seek the services of the best videographers.
Who is a Music video director?
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.
On November 8, 1992, MTV began listing directors with the artist,song, and record company credits, because music videos had increasingly become an auteur’s medium. “The case for the director as music video author is strong. It is the music video director who has principal control of everything that is added to the pre-existing recorded sound text.” Directors, including Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze, and F. Gary Gray, have gone on to direct feature films, continuing a trend that had begun earlier with directors such as Lasse Hallström and David Fincher. The most expensive video of all time was directed by Mark Romanek: Michael and Janet Jackson’s “Scream” (1995), which cost $7 million to produce. In 2003, Spike Jonze, Chris Cunningham, and Michel Gondry founded the Directors Label.
Here is a List of Best Music Video Directors In Kenya
Every music video has an unsung hero who pulls strings behind the scenes. Here are the top most sought after music video directors in Kenya today:
Jibril Blessing (born 15 April 1988), professionally known as J Blessing or jblessing, is a Kenyan cinematographer and music video and television producer and director. He is the cinematographer and director of the TV comedy series The Churchill Show. He owns Link Video Global and has done over 1,000 music videos. He has also won numerous awards, including 2011 Groove Awards Video Producer of the Year, three Mwafaka Awards as well as KMVA (Kubamba Music Video Awards) Worship Video of the Year He charges about 200,000 per video. Blessing grew up in the slums and started out as a dancer. He studied at the Los Angeles Film School in California
J. Blessing is the Best Music Video Director In Kenya – He is also a household name having worked with some of the biggest name. Some of his latest videos include; Avril’s Kitoko, Wahu’s Sifa, Fik Fameica’s Tonsukuma among others.
Hit songs directed: Prezzo and Cannibal’s My City, My Town; Sage’s So Alive ft. Octopizzo; P-Unit ft Alicious’ Mobimba; Kristoff ft Frasha & Kingkaka’s Dandia; Cindy Sanyu’s Still Standing; Hopekid with Altamin’s Dance Holiday ft. Joyce Omondi.
He is one of the Best Music Video Directors In Kenya. Naiboi’s I Wanna Be, Arrow Bwoy’s Lover Man and Digi Digi, Nadia Mukami’s African Lover, Si Rahisi among others
Moses Osidiana is one of the Best Music Video Directors In Kenya – He directed Drinks Na Mayenx by Bon Eye, Brian Narrates and Konkodi, Le Band’s Move, Konkodi’s Gaza among others.
Johnson Kyallo is one of of the Best Music Video Directors In Kenya – Some of his notable works include; Femi One ft Kristoff’s Tippy Toe, Mbithi’s Msichana Mmoja, Arrow Bwoy’s Murder, Rosa’s Ride among others.
Neo manuel offers incredible filming services from Pre-Production, Production and Post-Production prioritizing on Corporate Videos, Commercials, Music Videos, Films and TV series. He is among the best Directors in Kenya
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X Antonio is a kenyan Music Director who has directed Otile Brown’s Baby Love, Chaguo La Moyo, Mapenzi Hisia, Aje Anione among others.
Enos Olik was originally a band artiste with a diploma in animation and BCom degree from the University of Nairobi.He always loved music and arts and he thought his destiny was in the band. When a friend needed his video directed and asked for his help, he would borrow a camera from Shang Tao, where he did his diploma in animation to shoot his first video, and that eventually led to the video Ni Msoh for Kelele Takatifu, featuring Holy Dave. The song was not only a hit, but it made a name for Enos as a director. Some of his latest work include; Timmy Tdat ft Rosa Ree’s Kipopo, Masauti’s Kiboko Remix featuring Khaligraph, Otile Brown ft Khaligraph’s Japo Kidogo, Gilad ft Dela’s Fire.
Hit songs directed: Sauti Sol’s Nishike, Sura Yako, Still the One and Nerea; Jaguar’s Kioo; Octopizzo’s Ivo Ivo; Elani’s Milele, Ali Kiba’s Nagharamia; Vanessa Mdee’s Come Over; P-Unit’s Weka Weka; Eddy Kenzo’s Maria Roza and Nameless’ Letigo.
He used to work in a cyber café where he learned about computers and how to edit music videos he managed to save Sh5,000 to shoot and edit a video in River Road. When the video got airplay, the record studio where he belonged was impressed and hired him as an in-house video guy. When it was time to leave, he approached J Blessing who mentored him and let him work as his assistant and the rest, as they say, is history. He charges Sh150,000, that’s minus logistic costs.
Hit songs directed: Barua by Bahati; Tam Tam by Willy Paul and Size 8; Dawa ya Moto by Grandpa Government; Wafula by Alaine and Churchill; Nabeba Mawe by Eric Omondi; Take it Slow by Willy Paul and Sauti Sol; Kingston Girl by Wyre; No More by Wyre; Kamua Leo by Kidis, DNA, Wyre and Ameleena; Story Yangu by Bahati and Dennoh; Sijafika by Willy Paul, Gloria Muliro, Kambua and Size 8.
Trey Juelz – He directed Khaligraph’s Juu Ya Ngori, Kelechi Africana’s Superwoman, Rojo Mo’s Ni Wewe, Khaligraph ft Msupa S’ Watajua Hawajui among others.
He charges about Sh180,000 for an average music video, minus logistic costs he also directs the television series Scars on Star Times and Super Shopper.
Hit songs directed: Size 8 Moto and Afadhali Yesu; Hopekid HK General; Alemba and DJ Sadic Overflow; Makena Narudi; 24 Elders, Daddy Owen and Laura, Mtetezi and Natamani Nikuone; Janet Otieno and Rigan Nisamehe; Recapp, 5 Stones.
Producer Eddy a.k.a Edgar Asila is a Music Producer, Events Organiser and Video Director at Fleva Entertainment. Founder .. An award winning audio visual Director based in Nakuru, +254718001217
Rikki Bekko is a music video director who has directed Top music such as Ethic’s Position, Rawbeena’s Romantic, Femi One’s Hiyo One, Nadi Mukami Radio Love just to name a few.
VJ One has directed some hit songs in Kenya Songs such as – Dinda, Usipime Mwanaume, Somaga, Gudi Gudi, by Naiboi And Voloyoom, Mega Rider among others.
Ivan Odie is one of the of Best Music Video Directors In Kenya – He directed Tunji’s Mat Za Ronga (Remix), Ochunglo Family’s Na Iwake (Remix), Steph Kapela’s Too Easy among others.
He is one of the pioneers in the scene. He began his career as part of the music group Boomba Clan. They were so disappointed in the quality of the video for their song that Mboss decided to shoot it himself. The result was the video for Do Not Touch My Car, and later, Chonga Viazi, which won the best video award at Chaguo La Teeniz 2006. Apart from his own music, he has directed a considerable list of celebrity names including: Jaguar ft Iyanya, One Centimetre Remix; Rabbit, Kichinjo; Nazizi ft Ginjah (from Jamaica), Brother Sister, Wyre ft Cecil, She Said Dat Remix; Cannibal, Legend; Jay A ft. Amani, On Me; Wyre ft. Jua Cali, Khadija.
His ability to infuse humor in his videos has earned him a reputation as one of the most fun and engaging videographers. He has branched into TV and advertising, with his most notable mainstream media work being part of the team that produced the Tusker Project Fame season 6 auditions.
Songs directed: Jaguar ft Iyanya, One Centimetre Remix ; Rabbit , Kichinjo ; Nazizi ft Ginjah (from Jamaica), Brother Sister, Wyre ft Cecil, She Said Dat Remix ; Cannibal, Legend ; Jay A ft. Amani, On Me ; Wyre ft. Jua Cali, Khadija. He charges Sh180,000, average, minus logistic costs per video.
Richard Gitonga alias Richie-G I one of the youngest directors in Kenya.
He has directed Jimmy Gait’s-Kuna day & Baby-T’s-Dandiwa hit which enjoyed a massive airplay nationwide and many more hits
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Music Producer and Video Director at Dreamland Music Entertainment. Founder of Dreamland Music Entertainment… An award winning audio visual Director based in Nairobi, +254724216191,
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