Meji Alabi is a Nigerian filmmaker, director, photographer, and producer. He was born in London but chose to come over to Nigeria to show his level of creativity and also help improve the content that is produced. He has collaborated with some top entertainers and artists like Beyonce, Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Popcaan, Goldlink, Koffee, and Nasty C, among others, as a director of their video content.
Meji Alabi Biography
13 December 1988
Filmmaker, music video director, Photographer, Producer
2014 – Present
Early Life and Education
Meji was born on December 13, 1988, in London, and moved around a lot as a toddler with his father when his parents split up in 1989. He alternated between Texas, the Bahamas, and London. He went to Stratford High School and Spring Forest Middle School, both in Houston, Texas. Meji Alabi also holds a licenced vocational nursing degree from St. Phillips College in San Antonio, Texas, and a degree in accounting and finance with a first-class summa cum laude distinction from the University of West London.
Meji Alabi and Jimi Adesanya created JM Films in 2014. A media and production services firm with a focus on creative visuals, music videos, commercials, movies, and television, JM Films (a subsidiary of Unbound Studios) is situated in Lagos, Nigeria. He is also a co-founder of Priorgold Pictures, a production company with roots in Lagos, Nigeria, that was established to meet the demands of the entertainment sector by offering staff and equipment for the production of imaginative visual material.
He directed the music video for Seyi Shay’s song “Murda,” which also features Patoranking and Shaydee, in 2014. Due to the popularity of this video, he received a lot of attention in the Nigerian music industry, and the following year, it received a nomination for Best Video at the MTV Africa Music Awards. He also directed the music video for Seyi Shay and Wizkid’s song “Crazy,” which was released in 2014. That video was nominated for Best Music Video of the Year (Artist and Director) at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2015, as well as Best Music Video at The Headies in 2015.
He started creating music videos for the elite of the Nigerian music business in 2016 with the video for Maleek Berry’s song “Kontrol.” He was the director of the song “Aje,” performed by Alikiba, which received the Best Music Video honour at the 2017 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival. The music video for Davido’s single “Assurance” from the album “A Good Time” was directed by Meji in 2018.
Burna Boy has been collaborating with Meji Alabi on some of his projects since 2018. He directed the songs Pull Up, On The Low, and Gum Body from Burna Boy’s album “African Giant,” which features Jorja Smith. Meji also directed the music videos for the songs “Real Life with Stormzy” and “Way Too Big, Wonderful, Monsters You Made” with Chris Martin from the album “Twice As Tall.”
Meji Alabi directed the music videos for Ginger starring Burna Boy, No Stress, and Smile featuring H.E.R., in addition to working with Wizkid on the Made in Lagos album. He also worked on the 2020 Black Is King visual project, which was executive produced by Beyonce Knowles-Carter, as the producer in charge of the Nigerian footage. He also co-directed the Grammy Award-winning “Brown Skin Girl” music video, which he worked on with Ibra Ake and Jenn Nkiru.
Meji directed the visual component of the “Zero Malaria: Draw The Line Against Malaria” campaign in 2021 while working with Black Dog Films. The movement includes Kenyan Olympic gold medalist and world record-holder in the marathon, Eliud Kipchoge; South African mountaineer and explorer Saray Khumalo, Nigerian artist Laolu Senbanjo, who is currently serving as captain of the South African national rugby team, Siya Kolisi; and Rwandan-British choreographer Sherrie Silver.
Meji Alabi keeps his private life away from the media and the public.
|“Way Too Big”||2020||Burna Boy|
|“Traffic Jam”||2019||Banx+Ranx feat. Kojo Funds|
|“Take Over”||Beatfreakz feat. Mr Eazi, Seyi Shay, Shakka,|
|“Sweet in the middle”||2019||Davido(feat. Naira Marley, Zlatan Ibile & Wurld)|
|“Space For Two”||2018||Mr Probz|
|“Smile”||2020||Wizkid (feat. H.E.R)|
|“Satan Be Gone”||2015||Asa|
|“Risky”||2019||Davido (feat. Popcaan)|
|“Right Now”||2015||Seyi Shay|
|“Real Life”||2020||Burna Boy feat. Stormzy|
|“Pull Up”||2019||Burna Boy|
|“Pon My mind”||2018||Maleek Berry|
|“On the low”||2018||Burna Boy|
|“No Crime”||2018||Nomso Amadi|
|“Never Gonna Stop”||2015||Niyola|
|“Murda”||2014||Seyi Shey (feat. Patoranking & Shaydee)|
|“Monsters You Made”||2020||Burna Boy feat. Chris Martins|
|“Ma Lo”||2017||Tiwa Savage (feat. Wizkid)|
|“London Town”||2018||Mr Eazi feat. Giggs|
|“lento”||2020||Mr Eazi (feat. J Balvin)|
|“Hold Me Down”||2019||Eugy feat. Wavy The Creator|
|“Gum Body”||2019||Burna Boy (feat. Jorja Smith)|
|“Ginger”||2021||Wizkid (feat. Burna Boy)|
|“Get it now Remix”||2018||Tiwa Savage ( feat. Omarion)|
|“Energy”||2018||Skepta & Wizkid|
|“Dunrich”||2018||Popcaan (feat. Davido)|
|“Dis Love”||2019||DJ Spinall (feat. Wizkid & Tiwa Savage)|
|“Dangerous Love”||2020||Tiwa Savage|
|“Crazy”||2015||Seyi Shay (feat. Wizkid)|
|“Cool Me Down”||2020||Dj Tunez (feat. Wizkid)|
|“Cool As A Breeze”||2020||Chronixx|
|“Check”||2018||Kojo Funds (feat. Raye)|
|“Cause A Commotion”||2020||Bugzy Malone feat. Skip Marley|
|“Body Deep”||2019||Wavy The Creator|
|“Been Callin”||2017||Maleek Berry|
|“All Night”||2017||Yungen (feat. Mr Eazi)|
|“4 AM”||2020||Manny Norte|
|“Cloth Surgeon”||2016||Complex & Selfridges|
|“Beauty Launch Campaign”||2019||UOMA|
|“Autism: A Mother Knows”||2019||GTB|
|“Food & Drink”||2019||GTB|
|“Fashion Is Freedom “||2019||GTB|
Awards and Nominations
|2014||MTV Africa Music Awards 2014||Best Video||Nominated|
|2015||2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Best Music Video of the year (Artist & Director)||“Crazy”|
|2015||The Headies 2015||Best Music Video Director||“Seyi Shay (Crazy)”||Nominated|
|2016||The Headies 2016||Best Music Video Director||“Seyi Shay (Crazy)”||Nominated|
|2017||Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Music Video of the Year||“Seyi Shay(Yolo Yolo)”||Won|
|2017||Soundcity MVP Awards Festival||Best Music Video||“Alikiba (Aje)”||Won|
|2018||Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Best Music Video of the year (Artist & Director)||“Malo”|
|2018||The Headies 2018||Best Music Video Director||“Tiwa Savage (Malo)”||Nominated|
|2020||The Headies 2020||Best Music Video Director||“Wizkid (Smile)”||Nominated|
|2020||Soundcity MVP Awards Festival||Video Of The Year||“Tiwa Savage (49-99)”||Won|
His net worth is currently unavailable.
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