The Nigerian entertainment is a collaborative effort. Some people have the looks and some have the talent. On this list we examine eleven times Nigerian celebrities doubled as video vixens and models on songs they had no credited vocals.
It’s 2010, Mo’Hits records is still a family and Tiwa Savage makes her second onscreen music video debut after Kele Kele Love was released nearly a month earlier as Dr Sid’s love interest on Over The Moon featuring K.Switch.
For a drama intensive song like Simi’s Jamb Question, Falz was the perfect cast to lip synch Simi’s voice with the adequate gestures and mannerisms. The result is the production of one of the best music videos in 2015. And Of course, there’s still that remix featuring a verse by him.
Even at the peak of her chart-topper, Johnny, Yemi Alade still remains your girl from around the block. So we understand why she grabbed the chance to star in Wande Coal’s Baby Hello. And boy did she kill it.
Though both D’banj and Genevieve Nnaji have denied ever dating, at the height of the rumours about both superstars being an item, the flames of speculations were fuelled into a conflagration by the kiss they shared on D’banj’s 2010 Fall In Love video.
Ice Prince 2011 Superstar video had a lot of guest cameos; from Ice’s former Chocolate City family to Wizkid. But one face that stands out amongst the many video vixens embedded in the video is Soundcity OAP, Moet Abebe’s. She opened the video alongside Ice Prince and was shown multiple times through the video.
Rapper Poe didn’t have to do much to improve the aesthetics for Di’Ja’s debut video Awww. He just had to look cool enough while he was at it.
Burna Boy played the perfect dreadlocked partner for Cynthia Morgan in her Simantiniya video. The two dancehall singers grope, cuddle and kiss each other through the video.
Paul of P-Square
Though we haven’t heard much from Retta Rich in recent times, the visuals for he 2011 debut Kolo For You marked her first official appearance on the Nigerian music scene. The video featured an unexpected cameo from Paul of PSquare as she croons a mellow melody about losing her head over him.
Returning the favour for Poe’s cameo in her Awww video, Di’Ja stars in Adore Her featuring Funbi, a Lagos-hipsterish video about two guys who run into two girls.
Though Dammy Krane’s usual modus operandi in most of his music video comprises of him bursting complicated but energetic dance moves, when he stars as Chidinma’s village goofy crush in Kedike, the most he does is smile sheepishly.
The speculations about Lil Kesh and Chidinma dating may still be unfounded, but they must be good enough friends for her to have tolerated an entire verse from the rapper dedicated to doing strange things to her buttocks for her cameo in DJ Jimmy Jatt’s Da Yan Mo video starring YBNL trio, Olamide, Lil Kesh and Viktoh.