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November 29, 2019

The most essential Nigerian star of the past two years, Burna Boy kicked off 2019 with the clip for his Zlatan-assisted gem, “Killin Dem”. While the song actually dropped in 2018, the dynamic video helped turn the banger into one of the year’s biggest hits. So, as the video just crossed 20 million views on […]

November 22, 2019

Sarz and WurlD recently dropped a fantastic joint EP, I LOVE GIRLS WITH TROBUL — a project about love and messy relationships. Prior to its release, the duo unveiled a fitting video for standout track, “EGO”. The Chukwuka Nwobi-directed clip, which follows a couple post-breakup, perfectly captures one of the project’s core themes. So, we […]

November 15, 2019

After a few 2019 songs that didn’t really take off, Teni finally landed another major hit with her aspirational banger, “Billionaire”. Now, she’s dropped a video for the single, and thanks to the vision of one of the year’s busiest directors, TG Omori, it’s easily her best one to date. The video has already amassed […]

November 8, 2019

Tems is easily one of 2019’s most original breakout stars. Her anthemic third single, “Try Me” has been readily embraced by a wide audience, and its Ademola Falomo-directed clip, which also happens to Tems’ first-ever music video, has been a big part of that success. So, as the video nears a million views on YouTube, […]

October 25, 2019

Following her game-changing record deal with Universal Music Group, Tiwa Savage came out with her first single of 2019, the Fela-inspired “49-99”. As great as the song was, the Meji Alabi-directed video that accompanied it was even better. So, as Tiwa recently visited Genius to explain the track’s meaningful lyrics, we at Zikoko decided to […]

October 18, 2019

Nonso Amadi — “What Makes You Sure?” While they never really break the mould, Nonso Amadi’s music videos are always, at the very least, gorgeously shot and narratively cohesive. For his latest effort, “What Makes You Sure?”, he ups the game with even more vibrant cinematography and a compelling side story. The Seyi Akinlade-directed video […]

October 18, 2019

Sometime in the near future, people will look back at 2019 and wonder how we paid so little attention to Ladipoe’s “Jaiye”. One of the best written and produced songs of the year, accompanied by a near-perfect music video, it’s downright criminal that this boisterous anthem isn’t a bigger hit. That being said, it’s a little […]

October 11, 2019

Too many Nigerian music videos are boring retreads of already tired concepts. That’s why we created #WatchThis — a weekly series that will dutifully curate visuals from the past week that deserve your attention. Patoranking — “Open Fire” ft. Busisiwa  When it comes to music videos, Patoranking has been killing the game for a while […]

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