The Zikoko Guide To Making A Romantic Nigerian Music Video

August 11, 2021

There are certain things to consider when making a music video but if you are a Nigerian looking to make a music video, you can just disregard all those things and do these instead. There are a lot of things to consider when making a music video, here is a guide on how to make a perfect romantic music video.

1. Mention someone’s name

Use a generic name like Joanna, Folake, Shade —  Make sure it’s a name people can chant. This is important for when you are performing on stage, so you can ask any girl with that name to join you on stage as the sweetheart musician you are.

if babes don’t react like this, you are doing something wrong.

2. A cute phone scene

This is an important thing to consider when making a music video. There must be a scene when you and your love interest are on the phone in different rooms. You must be singing into the phone and she can sit looking cute or rolling around her bed and smiling sheepishly for no reason like people in love always do.

3. Go on a date in the video

Please what is a romantic music video without a romantic date? Take her to places people don’t usually go on their first date, like a paintball arena. Be creative and original. Because after shooting someone they will still love you innit? If you shoot her and she cries, we can’t assure you of a second date. Don’t blame Zikoko

4. Order fried rice

People don’t do this anymore but if you are shooting a restaurant scene make sure you both order fried rice. Except you are a Lagosian, then you can order creamy pasta. Don’t let this tradition die.

5. There must be a rain scene

Nothing says romance like a rain scene. Are you really in love if rain is not beating you like a thief? Every musician and their daddies have used this at least once. How do you think the weather for two propaganda started? Don’t sleep on this.

6. A plot twist

Is there a fine line between music videos and movies? Yes. Are Nigerians aware? No. It can be something small from the love interest in your video being your half-sister, to her resurrecting from the dead.

7. There must be a bad belle

As there are antagonists in real life, there must be a bad belle in your music video. Of all the things to consider when making a music video, this is very important. Your bad belle can be everlasting poverty, a greedy father, or even a jealous best friend.

8. Influencer starter pack

It is very telling of your character as a musician if you don’t have at least one influencer in your video. Who will hype it for you before everyone else watches it?

9. Aesthetics 

You must have a couple of models standing in a place that makes them stand out, like a rowdy market, wearing African designer haute couture for no reason. You can also make sure that you are wearing different shades of a particular colour in every scene for the ‘aesthetics’.

10. Choose your producer 

This is the most important decision of all…based on your budget. Everyone will judge you based on who you hire to produce your music video so choose wisely before you become a meme we will gladly upload it on our meme site.


 

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