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Meji Alabi Biography: Education, Career, Awards, and Net Worth

Meji Alabi is a filmmaker, director, photographer, and producer from Nigeria. He was born in London but chose to relocate to Nigeria to demonstrate his level of creativity and to contribute to the improvement of the content produced. He has directed video content for top entertainers and artists such as Beyonce, Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Popcaan, Goldlink, Koffee, and Nasty C, among others.

Early Life and Education

Meji was born in London on December 13, 1988, and moved around a lot as a toddler with his father after his parents divorced in 1989. He moved back and forth between Texas, the Bahamas, and London. In Houston, Texas, he attended Stratford High School and Spring Forest Middle School. Meji Alabi also has a licensed vocational nursing degree from St. Phillips College in San Antonio, Texas, and a degree in accounting and finance from the University of West London with a first-class summa cum laude distinction.


JM Films was founded in 2014 by Meji Alabi and Jimi Adesanya. JM Films (a subsidiary of Unbound Studios) is a media and production services firm based in Lagos, Nigeria. It specializes in creative visuals, music videos, commercials, movies, and television. He is also a co-founder of Priorgold Pictures, a production company based in Lagos, Nigeria that was founded to meet the needs of the entertainment industry by providing staff and equipment for the creation of imaginative visual content.

In 2014, he directed the music video for Seyi Shay’s song “Murda,” which also featured Patoranking and Shaydee. Because of the popularity of this video, he received a lot of attention in the Nigerian music industry, and it received a nomination for Best Video at the MTV Africa Music Awards the following year. In 2014, he also directed the music video for Seyi Shay and Wizkid’s song “Crazy.” In 2015, that video was nominated for Best Music Video of the Year (Artist and Director) at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards, as well as Best Music Video at The Headies.

In 2016, he began creating music videos for the elite of the Nigerian music industry with the video for Maleek Berry’s song “Kontrol.” He directed the music video for Alikiba’s song “Aje,” which won Best Music Video at the 2017 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival. Meji directed the music video for Davido’s single “Assurance” from his album “A Good Time” in 2018.

Burna Boy has been working on some of Meji Alabi’s projects since 2018. He directed the songs “Pull Up,” “On The Low,” and “Gum Body” from Burna Boy’s album “African Giant,” all of which feature Jorja Smith. Meji also directed the music videos for the album “Twice As Tall” songs “Real Life with Stormzy” and “Way Too Big, Wonderful, Monsters You Made” with Chris Martin.

Meji Alabi directed the music videos for Ginger starring Burna Boy, No Stress, and Smile starring H.E.R., as well as Wizkid’s Made in Lagos album. As the producer in charge of the Nigerian footage, he also worked on the 2020 Black Is King visual project, which was executive produced by Beyonce Knowles-Carter. He also co-directed the Grammy Award-winning music video for “Brown Skin Girl,” which he worked on with Ibra Ake and Jenn Nkiru.

While working with Black Dog Films, Meji directed the visual component of the “Zero Malaria: Draw The Line Against Malaria” campaign in 2021. Kenyan Olympic gold medalist and marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge is part of the movement, as is South African mountaineer and explorer Saray Khumalo, Nigerian artist Laolu Senbanjo, who is currently captain of the South African national rugby team, Siya Kolisi, and Rwandan-British choreographer Sherrie Silver.

Personal Life

Meji Alabi keeps his private life away from the media and the public.


“Zulu Screams”2019Goldlink
“Wonderful”2020Burna Boy
“Way Too Big”2020Burna Boy
“Unstable”2017Zak Abel
“Traffic Jam”2019Banx+Ranx feat. Kojo Funds
“Take Over”Beatfreakz feat. Mr Eazi, Seyi Shay, Shakka,
“Sweet in the middle”2019Davido(feat. Naira Marley, Zlatan Ibile & Wurld)
“Sugarcane”2017Tiwa Savage
“Space For Two”2018Mr Probz
“Smile”2020Wizkid (feat. H.E.R)
“Satan Be Gone”2015Asa
“Risky”2019Davido (feat. Popcaan)
“Right Now”2015Seyi Shay
“Real Life”2020Burna Boy feat. Stormzy
“Pull Up”2019Burna Boy
“Property”2018Mr Eazi
“Pon My mind”2018Maleek Berry
“On the low”2018Burna Boy
“No Stress”2020Wizkid
“No Crime”2018Nomso Amadi
“Never Gonna Stop”2015Niyola
“Murda”2014Seyi Shey (feat. Patoranking & Shaydee)
“Monsters You Made”2020Burna Boy feat. Chris Martins
“Ma Lo”2017Tiwa Savage (feat. Wizkid)
“London Town”2018Mr Eazi feat. Giggs
“lento”2020Mr Eazi (feat. J Balvin)
“Kontrol”2016Maleek Berry
“Kini Issue”2020Runtown
“Jungle”2018Nasty C
“Hold Me Down”2019Eugy feat. Wavy The Creator
“Gum Body”2019Burna Boy (feat. Jorja Smith)
“Ginger”2021Wizkid (feat. Burna Boy)
“Get it now Remix”2018Tiwa Savage ( feat. Omarion)
“For Life”2017Runtown
“Energy”2018Skepta & Wizkid
“Dunrich”2018Popcaan (feat. Davido)
“Dis Love”2019DJ Spinall (feat. Wizkid & Tiwa Savage)
“Dangerous Love”2020Tiwa Savage
“Crazy”2015Seyi Shay (feat. Wizkid)
“Cool Me Down”2020Dj Tunez (feat. Wizkid)
“Cool As A Breeze”2020Chronixx
“Check”2018Kojo Funds (feat. Raye)
“Cause A Commotion”2020Bugzy Malone feat. Skip Marley
“Body Deep”2019Wavy The Creator
“Been Callin”2017Maleek Berry
“All Night”2017Yungen (feat. Mr Eazi)
“All Night”2017Yungen
“49-99”2019Tiwa Savage
“4 AM”2020Manny Norte


“Cloth Surgeon”2016Complex & Selfridges
“Npango”2017Tigo Nipa
“Fashion Week”2018GTB
“Beauty Launch Campaign”2019UOMA
“Autism: A Mother Knows”2019GTB
“Food & Drink”2019GTB
“Fashion Is Freedom “2019GTB
“No. 5”2019Infinix

Awards and Nominations

2014MTV Africa Music Awards 2014Best VideoNominated
20152015 Nigeria Entertainment AwardsBest Music Video of the year (Artist & Director)“Crazy”
(Seyi Shay)
2015The Headies 2015Best Music Video Director“Seyi Shay (Crazy)”Nominated
2016The Headies 2016Best Music Video Director“Seyi Shay (Crazy)”Nominated
2017Nigeria Entertainment AwardsMusic Video of the Year“Seyi Shay(Yolo Yolo)”Won
2017Soundcity MVP Awards FestivalBest Music Video“Alikiba (Aje)”Won
2018Nigeria Entertainment AwardsBest Music Video of the year (Artist & Director)“Malo”
(Tiwa Savage)
2018The Headies 2018Best Music Video Director“Tiwa Savage (Malo)”Nominated
2020The Headies 2020Best Music Video Director“Wizkid (Smile)”Nominated
2020Soundcity MVP Awards FestivalVideo Of The Year“Tiwa Savage (49-99)”Won

Net Worth

His net worth is currently unavailable.

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