Thursday, August 27, 2015
How ‘Bullion Van’ video caused beef between Kemi Adetiba and M.I Abaga
When Choc City rapper M.I Abaga dropped the video for ‘Bullion Van’ off his last album ‘The Chairman’, yesterday, Nigerians wondered why the director’s credit went to MEX. Why? In January 2015, we told you M.I was shooting the Bullion Van video with Kemi Adetiba. nba investigations reveal that the rapper and his Chocolate City team were far from pleased with the outcome of the video shot by Kemi Adetiba. The rapper decided not to release the video. ‘He wasn’t pleased at all’, a member of his team told our correspondent. ‘He had to fund a new video entirely and we settled for Mex’. It’s not the first time an artiste will be upset about the outcome of visuals by Ms Adetiba, who studied film-making in the US. But the multi-talented lady has had a string of impressive works to cancel any doubts about her skills. ‘It just wasn’t her kind of video’, one industry source told NBA; concluding, ‘I was surprised when I first heard she was chosen to shoot Bullion Van’. We are told M.I Abaga and Kemi Adetiba are not in talking terms. We couldn’t immediately confirm if she was paid in full. You’ll remember that in 2013, Davido had a similar issue when he rejected the video shot for his song ‘Gobe’ by Sesan Ogunro and went on to shoot another video for the song with Mr Moe Musa. The song ‘Bullion Van’ features Phyno, Runtown and Stormrex. Watch ‘Bullion Van’ video directed by MEX (who, by the way, is also responsible for the amazing ‘Orente’, by Adekunle Gold) below…...