How ‘Bullion Van’ Video Split M.I. and Kemi Adetiba
The way artists often gush over each other, raving about how everybody on set was “like a family”, you’d think it was always sunny making musical videos. But recent revelations have dispelled that myth.
New Chocolate City boss, M.I., and music video director, Kemi Adetiba, might have played friendly in a recent photo shoot together but everything is not alright in the camps of both stars. It must have taken
some serious acting to pretend like they got along in this recent photo.
Not that they were ever best friends. But everything became clearer recently, when M.I. released his much anticipated music video, “Bullion Van”, featuring Phyno, Runtown and Stormrex, and the directing was
credited to MEX. Many Nigerians wondered why the director’s credit went to MEX (who, by the way, is also responsible for the amazing ‘Orente’ video, by Adekunle Gold). This is because in January, seasoned
director Kemi Adetiba was known to be shooting the very same music video.
According to new revelations by TheNET, the rapper and his Chocolate City team were far from impressed with the outcome of the video shot by Kemi Adetiba. Sources say the Chocolate City CEO decided to
scrape off her imprints on the video and contracted MEX for a complete re-shoot. The source said, ‘He wasn’t pleased at all and had to fund a new video entirely and we settled for Mex.’
It’s not the first time an artiste would be upset about the outcome of visuals by Ms. Adetiba, who studied film-making in the U.S. But the multi-talented lady has had a string of impressive works to cancel any
doubts about her skills.
You’ll remember that in 2013, Davido had a similar issue when he rejected the video shot for his song ‘Skelewu’ by Sesan Ogunro and went on to shoot another video for the song with Mr. Moe Musa.
Right now, M.I. Abaga and Kemi Adetiba are not on talking terms but mutual friends say time will sort everything.