Both D'banj and 9ice came out with new videos this week and I have continually watched the videos over and over to pick my best. My hobby of trying to pick the flaws of naija musical videos just won't let me rest. I must confess I'm a great fan of naija hip-hop music(at least the ones that make sense) but I only try to turn on my critical side for videos where we have the least display of boobs and not too much sexual content.
As per D'banj's video (Fall in Love) despite the general acceptance of the video just because he kissed Mrs D'banj( ah ... dem never marry nw), I absolutely feel there's still something missing in the video. My first critic of the video stems from the opening scene where D'banj's first few words after coming out of the shower were in 'broken' English ... haba! It just made him look so 'razz' beside Genevieve. I also wonder when naija artistes will learn to come up with a video almost immediately after a song is released because doing a video almost immediately with the song gives it a better hype than doing the video a year later. They should learn from Olu Maintain's 'Yahooze' video and 9ice's 'Gongo- Aso'. The videos never lived up to expectation because they came out almost a year after the songs were released. If they had been released almost simultaneously with the songs, they would have been generally accepted or too much flaws with the videos wouldn't have been seen.
9ice's 'No be Mistake' video seems to be rocking my heart. Though it had some element of 'copycat' from other videos at the beginning, it pulled the strings after that till the end. The photographer character added something different to the usual party scenes we are already used to in naija videos. Big ups to 9ice for doing this video not too far from when the song was released. I'm sure he learnt a big lesson from the 'Gongo -Aso' video.
'No be Mistake' say I don turn Naija musical video critic.