Emma K - 14th Sept 2018

Shot on a mixture of grainy film and high resolution quality, Meji Alabi's performance piece for Skepta and Wizkid's new track Energy, gives a colourful snapshot of Nigeria's creative youth.

The high energy piece was shot on location in Lagos and brilliantly captures the feel of the place predominantly through its cutaways from the central performance, to shots of Nigerian night life and charismatic individuals. 


"This is such an amazing collaboration and I felt lucky to be a part of it. We wanted to create that connection between Skepta and Nigeria but also showcase the multitude of talented creative young people that the new generation of Nigeria has to offer. Working with Wizkid was fantastic as usual, and shooting this "on ground" in Lagos was really special."


DirectorMeji Alabi
ProducerJimi Adesanya
Production CompanyJM Films
Executive ProducerJimi Adesanya
Production ManagerDawa Thompson
Director of PhotographyDave Pienaar
Focus PullerWillem Engelbrecht
Art DirectorAnti Design
EditorSam Bould
Editing companyCut+Run
ColouristJack McGinity
Grading companyTime Based Arts
Lead actorNew Gen Lagos
CommissionerLisa Foo
Other creditsPortrait Photographers:Danielle Mbonu, Baingor Joiner, Stephen Tayo

Emma K - 14th Sept 2018

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