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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.

Career

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.

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Videography

Title Year Artist(s)
“Zulu Screams” 2019 Goldlink
“Wonderful” 2020 Burna Boy
“Way Too Big” 2020 Burna Boy
“Unstable” 2017 Zak Abel
“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)
“Sugarcane” 2017 Tiwa Savage
“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
“Property” 2018 Mr Eazi
“Pon My mind” 2018 Maleek Berry
“On the low” 2018 Burna Boy
“No Stress” 2020 Wizkid
“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)
“Kontrol” 2016 Maleek Berry
“Kini Issue” 2020 Runtown
“Jungle” 2018 Nasty C
“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)
“For Life” 2017 Runtown
“Fever” 2018 Wizkid
“Eyo” 2015 Asa
“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
“Assurance” 2018 Davido
“All Night” 2017 Yungen (feat. Mr Eazi)
“All Night” 2017 Yungen
“Aje” 2016 Alikiba
“49-99” 2019 Tiwa Savage
“4 AM” 2020 Manny Norte

Commercials

Title Year Brand(s)
“Cloth Surgeon” 2016 Complex & Selfridges
“Npango” 2017 Tigo Nipa
“S4” 2018 Infinix
“Fashion Week” 2018 GTB
“Beauty Launch Campaign” 2019 UOMA
“Autism: A Mother Knows” 2019 GTB
“Food & Drink” 2019 GTB
“Fashion Is Freedom “ 2019 GTB
“No. 5” 2019 Infinix

Awards and Nominations

Year Event Prize Recipient Result
2014 MTV Africa Music Awards 2014 Best Video Nominated
2015 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Music Video of the year (Artist & Director) “Crazy”
(Seyi Shay)
Nominated
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”
(Tiwa Savage)
Nominated
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

Net Worth

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