“It Hurts Me When Nigerian Artists Go To Shoot Their Music Videos In Other Countries” – Nancy Isime
In a popular show on HipTV, tagged “Trending” hosted by screen model and video vixen, Nancy Isime, with her guest, a renowned Nigerian video director, Paul Gambit, the TV host revealed that it hurts her to see Nigerian music artists moving to other countries like South Africa to shoot music videos.
“There used to be a notion for Nigerian artists who just pops into the scene, to run going to South Africa for their video shoot, when there are bunch of talented video directors here in Nigeria; and it hurts me.”
She also added that most of the videos shot in other countries might be clean, with good models, but doesn’t really connect with Nigerians. She further stressed that what’s more “heartbreaking” is some of these artists might still not be financially stable, yet they take their music to South Africa for video shoot, and then bring it back to Nigerians to watch.
According to Nancy:
“Some of them are still managing, might even beg the video directors to shoot for them with the little they have, just to end up shooting music videos outside the country, then they will bring it back to us here in Nigeria”.
Nancy also stressed the need for Nigerian artists to patronize more Nigerian video directors, models, couples with the fact that the country have directors who makes even more classic video with the beautiful climate weather of the country.
The guest, Paul Gambit added that those music artists chooses to shoot their music videos in South Africa and other countries because they probably saw the different concepts used by South Africa video directors, and prefers it to Nigerian directors’, and also wanted to elevate their own market values but ends up shooting videos that don’t really connect to Nigerians.