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EL'CARNAVAL MAGAZINE MUSIC CRITICS AND REVIEWS :BEST FIVE NIGERIAN MUSIC VIDEOS RELEASED IN THE MONTH OF MARCH.

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SONG - SISI MARIA
ARTIST - MALEEK BERRY
VIDEO DIRECTOR - UNLIMITED LA
PREMIER DATE - 16/03/2018
SONG RATING - 8/10
VIDEO RATING - 8/10

COMMENT - This song is a pure Casanova song. It's like a psyche you use when you want to get a girl laid, so in a way it's a very appealing song. The lyrics and production is way nice. The video is one very very colorful video filled with beach scenes, models in bikini rocking the beautiful African Ankara attire in a cool display to show off how creative the fashion can look with the different styling. The models looked very appealing in the camera which was also very pleasing to watch along with the way they move with finesse.
Maleek Berry also was very well dressed and he played his roles in all the scenes perfectly. The background used was all picture perfect talking about the white and rainbow coloured bamboo used alongside the ankara prints which synced well with marks on the faces of the models plus the make up and accessories like; the necklace, earrings and bangles, was also well checked and the way the director engaged Maleek Berry with the models was a good one and that there was no other cast asides Maleek Berry and the five models casted for the video. Although there was no storyline, no much activities and no special effect used in the video, the cinematography was a 100%. The video is very lovely and it was good for the song.

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SONG - BOBO
ARTIST - MAYORKUN FT DAVIDO
VIDEO DIRECTOR - CLARENCE PETERS
PREMIER DATE - 25/03/2018
SONG RATING - 8/10
VIDEO RATING - 9/10

COMMENT - The rainy scene in the beginning was the first catch followed by the white and black scene where Mayorkun was seen laminating over his relationship which was quite clear with the pictures on the bed and the flashes of the girl he was seeing from time to time at that very scene. The video further showed that the Angela and Adesua mentioned in the song referred to the same girl. Also, when the room turned red during the first scenes it like projected his sadness which further compliment the role played by him at that time. The cloning effects at different scenes in the song was used perfectly and Davido's part was all picture perfect from where he was seen walking through the crowd and cars before it switched to when he was alone in the car with the same girl and back amongst the crowd again.
The video mainly played around the issues Mayorkun was facing in his relationship and many of the viewers can as well relate to it cause it's also applies to real events has love alone can not keep a relationship in this age which brings about the question... 'Is it OK for a girl to cheat on her man simply because he can't spoil her with money like she wants to be spoilt? Can't love just be enough?'.. Ladies out there needs to redefine that attitude.
In a nutshell, the song is very inspiring and the video very well explained it following the lyrics to make up the whole story as scripted by the director.

3) 
SONG - IF I TELL YOU
ARTIST - ICE PRINCE
VIDEO DIRECTOR - SOS
PREMIER DATE - 16/03/2018
SONG RATING - 9/10
VIDEO RATING - 9/10

COMMENT - The video was probably a show off by Ice Prince Zamani after being away from making headline news for a long time and dropping this song was a great come back.
The beginning of the video showed some drunk ladies who probably passed out for drinking too much liquor at a party held in his crib the night before dawn. The set up in the room was a perfect work of art talking about the positions of the ladies on the bed, crouch and the floor. The banana seen in the hand of one of the drunk ladies along with the color of the disposable cups as well as the shoes, flowers, balloons and bottles amongst several things scattered on the floor, all displayed a picture perfect arrangement. Zamani, was spotted backing the camera in the intro feeling himself before turning to face the camera and then walking through and out of the first scene past another drunk lady in the bath tub before heading to the stairs where he walked pass another lady who already had picked a bottle of wine and cup on a shelf for herself before Ice Prince made it down the stairs, followed by another scene with colorful balloons everywhere on the floor with two ladies seated under different hair dryers while another two is seen fighting for his attention has soon as he sat down at the dinning table which was all a very nice display I must say.
The spontaneous switching effect also at the different scenes used was cool and the part where some ladies had to line up at a phone call booth waiting for their turn and then got into a fight with the white lady in the booth for taking too long on the phone while Ice Prince was just there doing his thing like it had nothing to do with him, was also nice, even though it wasn't a very needed scene.
The dance moves in the video was on point as they danced shaku shaku with finesse not like the regular hardcore way as displayed by street dancers. Other scenes with the girls in bikini displaying their naughtiness in a rather playful way with the Instagram live feed effect and screen shots, looked very cool. Also, the part where a lady was seen playing with very healthy looking fruits where she then poured some milk in her mouth which flowed down to her skin, preached that, if you eat good, you look good and it's a good life.
And to wrap it all up, the crib, the pool side view, the arts on the wall, the video color and the different scene plots was a very good thinking and concept from the director.

2)
SONG - COMPLETE ME
ARTIST - SIMI
VIDEO DIRECTOR - AJE FILMS
PREMIER DATE - 09/03/2018
SONG RATING - 10/10
VIDEO RATING - 9/10

COMMENT - You have to love to love or be in love to relate very well with the song and video. The cool RnB song is a 10/10 with its intense and very emotional lyrics which sync perfectly with the love story in the video. The story is about good times shared with a love one, played by two people; Simi and a very handsome model who played the role of her man.
Many scenes in the video felt so real with the way both characters played their roles perfectly and seeing the video you could tell Simi, most especially was infact lost and carried away in her song.
One scene, Simi shared the other half of her man's shirt with him, synced to when they both fell on the bed and holding hands to show them as one. Other scenes she played alone showing off her pretty smile on camera and moving with such beautiful display of elegance following her song with lovely pose combined with her moves was a thorough, well polished and precise picture perfect scene picked up by the director. Again, the scene by the river bank where she walked through dried grasses with an umbrella over her head to meet her handsome Bobo, who was standing right next to a yellow painted old beetle car was another picture perfect scene. The make up, dress and other accessories like the white and yellow flowery band on hair, all looked lovely on her at the different scenes and also,  her man complimented her perfectly plus his haircut was well styled too; Had one of them proposed in the end, I personally would have screamed out loud on the top of my voice, cause it was a lovely video filled with happy moments that very much followed the lyrics of the song from the beginning to the end.

1)
SONG -  SOCO
ARTIST - WIZKID, TERRI, SPOTLESS X CEEZA MILLI
VIDEO DIRECTOR - CLARENCE PETERS 
PREMIER DATE - 26/03/2018
SONG RATING - 9/10
VIDEO RATING - 10/10

COMMENT - The title 'SOCO' and the lyrics will make you just want to think there can't be any special video to best complement the song ordinarily but Clarence Peters was able to beat the ordinary imaginations to it. The video was shot somewhere that looked like an abandoned factory and every scene preached good vibe combined with the backgrounds, the video color, the creative directing, light effects and displays.
The director mixed the urban and afro culture together artistically making it more of a masterpiece. Another good consideration by the director is projecting the artists with their well defined personalities; In the beginning, Wizkid is seen wearing a Leopard print sleeveless top with the gold chains on his neck combined with the silver rings on his fingers which dictates the proud swagger of a rich African with princely personality especially at the scene he was seen sitting on a peacock like throne, followed by the second artist, Terri, seen wearing a torn orange sweater showing him off has a wild kid, the third artist, Spotless, tied a scarf around his arm like that of a skipper and lastly, Ceeza Milli displayed simplicity, (all this followed sooth with the concept of the song) .
The video is filled with lot of scenes jam packed with plenty of activities talking about the display of the different styles of the shaku shaku dance which made the video very interesting to watch with the prints on the branded van, the video plots as well as the effect that showed a long line appearing on the walls and floors which then smashes and vanishes was very thoughtful of the director.

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