The extra effort artistes put into their visual production is why we run up their YouTube numbers.

In this article, we list some of the artistes whose music videos have given us performances so stellar, we wonder if it isn’t time they featured in a Nollywood original.

Tiwa Savage

We need to know why any Iya Rainbow-esque role script hasn’t been sent to Tiwa Savage. The performance in the opening scene in her 2015 hit, My Darlin’, video confirmed she’d kill as an “African mother”. She acts as an aged woman dressed in traditional attire for her daughter’s wedding, solemnly praying for the bride and her friends while they get ready.

Prettyboy D-O

Almost all of his music videos are cinematic. But he took it to the peak in Living In Bondage, a single he released in 2022. He’s chained and with a cloth bag on his head as some uniformed men dragged him to the gallows for execution in one scene. We need to see him on a Nollywood set giving the police a wild chase.


This guy established his music career as a loverboy in 2019. Fast forward to 2023, while Contour plays in the background, Joeboy’s speeding in a Mercedes to an unknown location to murder and bury a rival. In another scene, he’s brutalising the men holding his woman’s attention. 

We don’t know if love truly turns anyone into a killer. What we do know is if Chike, a fellow afrobeats loverboy, can do good gangster work in Nollywood, so can Joeboy.

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Cruel Santino

Cruel’s been expressing his passion for film, using Nollywood plots and aesthetics for a long time. Based on his track record, we’re sure he’d make better spin-offs of old classics like Living In Bondage and Nneka the Pretty Serpent.

Burna Boy

In the Monsters You Made video, Burna moves with a pizzazz associated with the bad boys of Nollywood, like Sam Dede, Ernest Asuzu and Kelvin Ikeduba. He’d fit right in similar roles.


In Fireboy DML’s Playboy music video, Rema dons a suit to make deals with some white men at a casino. He’s seen lighting a cigar for Fireboy, who seems to be his gambling oil-magnate boss. He’d make a good right-hand man, like Ade from King of Boys, don’t you think?


Since his emergence to the music industry, the ZaZoo Zehh crooner has been in the news every three market days for one drama or the other. We think he’ll like Nollywood.

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