Since some years now high quality music videos have contributed a lot to the expansion of the African music market. Many African artists have started to use this instrument very successfully. It seems like that every year the level for music videos is set up one stage higher in many African countries. Although, generally, Nigerian, South African artists still prove to have a higher quantity of excellent videos, high quality visualizations are being produced in a growing number of African countries. East Africa has shown an exceptional rise in this aspect.
The quality of a music video is not only defined by the video itself but in how well the music is communicated through the video. Beautiful pictures alone do not make a great video, they need to be connected to melodies and lyrics of the song.
Check here JUSI I LOVE’s list of the best 15 Music Videos that have been produced in 2012:
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1. EL *-* ‘Kaalu‘ (Ghana)
Directed by Pascal Aka/ Concept by BBnZ Live
2. The Very Best *-* ‘Yoshua Alikuti‘ (Malawi/ UK)
Directed by Village Beat & Johan Hugo
Behind the Scenes: Making of ‘Yoshua Alikuti‘ video
3. P-Square *-* ‘Alingo‘ (Nigeria)
Directed by Clarence Peters & Jude Engees Okoye
4. The Very Best *-* ‘Kondaine‘ (Feat. Seye) (Malawi/ UK)
Directed by Village Beat
Behind the Scenes: Making of ‘Kondaine‘ video
5. Efya *-* ‘Getaway‘ (Ghana)
Directed by Sonny Addo
6. Fuse ODG *-* ‘Antenna‘ Competition Entries (Ghana/ UK)
Team London (Kurty Swift & Uncle CT) & Team Manchester (Tracy & KB)
Interview with both dance teams about their videos
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