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EL'CARNAVAL MAGAZINE MUSIC CRITICS AND REVIEWS: FIVE NIGERIAN MUSIC VIDEOS RELEASED IN MARCH ON AND BELOW THE AVERAGE RATING OF 5/10.


SONG - SOMEONE LIKE YOU
ARTIST - FLAVOUR
VIDEO DIRECTOR - PATRICK ELLIS
PREMIER DATE - 13/03/2018
SONG RATING - 8/10
VIDEO RATING - 5/10


COMMENT - The video is an average compared to his past videos but the song is a beautiful love song with very intense lyrics not like the regular jam.
Filmed somewhere in Los Angeles and directed by Patrick Ellis, the location, the white building, the piano, the beauty from the whole background gave the video a very nice picture quality, the video color, the red Ferrari as well as the model in the video made it all pleasurable to watch. Moreso, the very gorgeous model, had a good interpretation of her roles and Flavour also displayed finesse.
The Buts however are all wrapped up in the first scenes. First of all, the shirt he wore while playing the piano was a terrible choice and the colour blend on it plus the way it looked on Flavour was oops. The second part was the animated trumpet which killed the realness of the video at that point and it was just sad to even see it more than twice in the scenes. If the director had thought about scenes like a small birthday hang out with friends or wedding anniversary where they get to share the time with small circle of friends and they get to blow off lighted candles on a cake and they kiss while the crowd cheer them on clapping and then Flavour is seen to call up a band to play the piano, trumpet and guitar while he takes on the Mic to sing for his Bae it would have made it all perfect like other scenes from where he was seen playing his guitar, playing with her and on till the end of the video.


SONG - YOUR LOVE
ARTIST - TEKNO
VIDEO DIRECTOR - PAUL GAMBIT
PREMIER DATE -  21/03/2018  
SONG RATING - 7/10
VIDEO  RATING -5/10

COMMENT - The makossa like sound gave the song a danceable vibe and the lyrics is also very nice. In the video the director narrated a love story that rather got Tekno to look too serious in most of the scenes for the first time in his video unlike the usual playful Tekno we know in his videos. In the beginning, Tekno was seen showing up at his Bae's dance rehearsal and at some point he switched to day dreaming about his escapades with her which followed some other scenes that did not really synchronized with the way the concept was suppose to play out from the beginning. Although, the dance moves and choreography in the video are all very interesting to watch, those parts he was seen dancing with the dancers while day dreaming was not very well defined.
The colours used in all the scenes was just a little on the average and there was no special effect, costume or any wow scenes in the video. It was rather just a normal, regular video with nothing to beat our imagination but kudos to the director though, setting up the lite circle bars Tekno sat in between was excellent but in all the directing was just on the average.

SONG - PROBLEM
ARTIST - REMINISCE
VIDEO DIRECTOR - CLARENCE PETERS 
PREMIER DATE - 09/03/2018
SONG RATING - 8/10
VIDEO RATING - 4/10

COMMENT - The dancers used in the video were absolutely amazing, the picture quality was well up to standard coupled with scenes in the video; the crowd, casts, location, the effects and the styling added to the street vibe which was a great concept in a way but not enough to get the video above average.
When you watch the video for the very first time you seem carried away expecting lot of scenes to crack your ribs especially if you have had to listen to the audio first and till the end of the video you see yourself still waiting for the climax all along and nothing, just random street scenes patched up together to make a full video which is not very satisfactory because the lyrics to the song has a lot of great comedy scenes enough to wow your imagination and of course you would expect these scenes in the video and not seeing anything related or to feed your expectations get you disappointed a great deal in the video and that is exactly why the video rating didn't reach an average mark.

SONG - LOOK INTO MY EYE
ARTIST - MR. P (PETER OKOYE) 
VIDEO DIRECTOR - MR. P (PETER OKOYE) 
PREMIER DATE - 20/03/2018
SONG RATING - 7/10
VIDEO RATING - 3/10

COMMENT - The video had great casts like popular Nollywood actor Mike Ezurounye and another popular vixen face in our music videos which was a plus to get everyone's attention to want to see the video till the end cause it means there is most definitely a short film in the video. The location for the video was an awesome pick, a very expensive looking mansion with a number of luxurious cars seen parked in the garage with the very Rolls Royce Mike Ezurounye used in the video which was like the major highlight coupled with the scary costumes, choreography plus the story itself.
The story however was what gave the video a bad remark from fans, that asides the fact that it was a copied version of Michael Jackson's thriller, of what erased the whole originality of the script. Also, the plots did not sync well into each other.
Listening to the lyrics there is nothing occultic about it in the first place from a general point of view and the whole idea of the occultic scenes was infact a terrible choice. He must have felt that the concept was the right one to use and that the story very well interpret the song as directed by himself but the video ended up confusing the intent of the song in the mind of the viewers.
The very sad part however was the way it ended. A lady or rather his wife according to the video screamed out loud from her sleep saying she saw his ex girlfriend in her dream which made us all realize the whole story was a dream, the mix up there was that the man right next to her was supposed to be Mike Ezurounye not Peter Okoye himself according to both the story and the statement, had it been the face was Mike's and later turned to Peter's face with the scary part maybe that would have left us all to reconsider our views. The video was great but not for the song.


SONG - SHEMPE
ARTIST - DJ XCLUSIVE, SLIMCASE X Mz KISS
VIDEO DIRECTOR - ADASA COOKEY
PREMIER DATE - 21/03/2018
SONG RATING - 5/10
VIDEO RATING - 3/10

COMMENT - The song was basically recognized because of the reputation of the artists in the song. The video is not up to an average maybe because of the song itself cause you can't picture a definite video in mind to very well match up with the lyrics which must have been the very problem the director had but kudos to him for trying. The street concept, location, video colour, dancers and the pimped car used for the drifting scenes seem cool but just on the average. The costumes in most parts of the video were not very well created. One scene, a girl was seen to cover her face with radio tapes which did not make any sense and also, the other scene where another cast had to put on a Ghana must go bag and covering her face with a metal plate was a lame idea.
And about the song itself, the abusive word, DJXclusive used towards the end was not needed at all and also that he tried to play the role of a rascal to blend into the parts played by Slimcase and MzKiss didn't work for him as it did both the featured, Case and Kiss.
Again, all of his outfits in most scenes was a debase, the colors mixture is what is tag a criminal act in the fashion world.
Finally, Slimcase needs to address the way he preach drug abuse which he showed off in the video by holding a plastic bottle filled with some unknown substances.

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