While most Nigerian music video producers have largely concentrated on the Nigerian music industry, Moe Musa has taken the whole of Africa as his base, and has worked tirelessly to promote African Music, as well as the Black British brand of music. When the time comes to recognize those who have pioneered the black brand of music, and have taken African music to the level it is today, Moe Musa will surely get the recognition he deserves.
Moe Musa is one of Africa’s top videographers; the music industry could not have grown so rapidly without his contributions. His lively videos always up the ante; and other directors have to meet up or surpass them, thus by that competitiveness we have seen some unique and breathtaking videos over the years which have helped put Nigerian- and African music on the world map.
Even more interesting is the way he found himself making videos for a living. We will discuss how he came about his career choice, and how he discovered his talent. We will also talk about his family, state, house, and other details.
Moe Musa Profile
Full Name: Mohammed Musa
Also Known As: Moe Musa
Date of Birth: April 17th, 1984
Place of Birth: Lagos, Nigeria
Occupation: Film Maker, Music Video Director
Moe Musa Biography
Mohammed Musa, better known professionally as Mr. Moe Musa was born in Lagos, Nigeria on April 17th, 1984. He moved to the UK with his parents when he was 3 years old, and that means all of his education took place in Britain. Mohammed Musa attended Carshalton Boys High School, and Carshalton College. When it was time for higher studies he attended the University of West London.
Moe Musa then returned to Lagos, Nigeria, but it was after he discovered the potential in the music industry in Nigeria; and after he saw what he could do as an artist.
His first forays into the world of directing came in London; he stated in an interview that he had always wanted to be a film maker, although he had some fears initially, which needed to be overcome. That love for making videos was what guided him towards the path he threads today; although he could have easily ended up shooting movies or documentaries, or even working for television.
His first professional videos were for Stylo G back in the UK, and from there he did several other videos for artists in the UK, some of whom are Nigerians. It was from there that his fame spread back home; and artists started demanding his services, and he then decided to move back to Nigeria, so as to make it easier for Nigerian artists to have access to his talent. His presence has since attracted African artists as well, many of whom have come in from all corners of the continent to shoot their music videos with him.
Moe Musa established Mr Moe Musa Productions; which is his signature key with which viewers can identify his work. With this company he directs, produces, and edits his video productions. Some of the early works he did include Antenna, for Fuse ODG, featuring Wyclef Jean. That was in the year 2012.
That video’s success spurred Moe Musa to do another one for Fuse, this time with Sarkodie, and it was titled “Down on One,” which was done in the same year. Those videos attracted Wizkid’s attention, and so Moe Musa was contacted to do the video for “Azonto” in 2013. The video was very successful, and received nominations for a few awards.
From there he literally became famous; as artists and their managers lined up for his services, and some had to wait for weeks to get him to do their videos. Some of the early videos by Moe Musa, at that time when every artist wanted to taste his talent include: Wizkid’s “On Top of Your Matter,” as well as Wizkid’s “Azonto.” Moe Musa also shot Davido’s “Skelewu,” as well as Tiwa Savage’s “Wanted.” In that rush; he also did the video for 2Face Idibia ft. Fally Ipupa.
List of Artistes He Has Worked With, And The Songs
Down On One by Sarkodie (featuring) Fuse ODG
Skelewu by Davido
More by Ice Prince (featuring) Lola Rae
Jaye by L.A.X (featuring) Ice Prince
Antenna by Fuse ODG (featuring) Wyclef Jean
Ori Mi Wu by Emma Nyra
The Matter by Maleek Berry (featuring) Wizkid
Azonto by Wizkid
Everything I do by Emma Nyra (featuring) Iyanya
So Many Tinz by May D
Secret Lover by Ezi Emela (featuring) Skales
Girlie O by Patoranking
Holiday by Tekno (featuring) Davido
Love Mine by Dr SID
Head Swell by Iyanya
Azonto by Fuse ODG
Caro by Starboy (featuring) L.A.X, Wizkid
Talented by Dr SID
Ukwu by Timaya
Turn Up by Olamide
Ginger by L.A.X (featuring) Wizkid
Ndagushima by Ommy Dimpoz
Wanted – by Tiwa Savage
Girlie O (Remix) by Patoranking (featuring) Tiwa Savage
Stinking Sh@t by ChopStix (featuring) Yung L, Endia, Ice Prince
Doumba by X Maleya
Boss by Ice Prince
Romantic by Korede Bello (featuring) Tiwa Savage
Coded Tinz by 2face Idibia (featuring) Phyno, Chief Obi
The Intro by Olamide
Super Woman by Wande Coal
Wonder by Papa Dennis (featuring) Korede Bello
Aye Mi by Skiibii
Wave by Iceberg Slim (featuring) Davido
Wetin Dey (Remix) by Rayce (featuring) Davido
Key to the City (Remix) by Tiwa Savage (featuring) Busy Signal
For Sure by BOJ (featuring) Simi
Work by Adekunle Gold
Pepper Dem by Olamide (featuring) Davolee
Letter to Milli by Olamide
Journey of a Thousand Miles by Olamide
African Girls by El Magnifico
Only You by Adekunle Gold (featuring) Moelogo
Wavy Level by Olamide
Weekend Vibes Remix by Seyi Shay (featuring) Sarkodie
Whyne Am by Wasiu Alabi Pasuma
Gee Boys by Vector (featuring) CDQ
Nana by Mi Casa
Hallelujah by Diamond Platnumz (featuring) Morgan Heritage
Feeling Good by El Magnifico (featuring) Olamide
Rudi by Rich Mavoko (featuring) Patoranking
One Cedi by Ellyman (featuring) Sarkodie
Fire Fire by RudeBoy
Waka by Diamond Platnumz (featuring) Rick Ross
Nkenji Keke by Rudeboy
The Heat by Eddy Kenzo
Koshi by Sheliroy (featuring) Small Doctor
DM Chick by Harmonize (featuring) Sarkodie
Reality by RudeBoy
Soft by CDQ (featuring) Mr Eazi
Feel Good by Ice Prince (featuring) Phyno, Falz
Entertainer by CDQ (featuring) Davido
Canon by Awilo Longomba
Low by Larry Gaaga (featuring) Wizkid
In A Fix by Ice Prince (featuring) Mr Eazi
In My Head by Larry Gaaga (featuring) Patoranking
Sun Momi by Korede Bello
Popping Bottles by Kwarteng (featuring) Kuami Eugene
List Of The Awards He Has Received For His Work Include
At the 2013 City People Entertainment Awards he won the award for Best Music Video Director of the Year.
He has also won several awards, as well as received several nominations as well.
Moe Musa Price Per Video Shoot
Investigations reveal that Moe Musa charges around 6 million naira per shoot. Of course, the prices are negotiable; and factors that can affect the prices include how established the artist in question, as well as the urgency surrounding the shoot. Sometimes some shoots are more complicated, and require additional props to do properly.
Moe Musa Age
Moe Musa was born on April 17th, 1984; which means he is 38 years as at the time of writing this post.
Moe Musa State of Origin
Moe Musa was born in Lagos, and he grew up in London. He has never revealed where his father is from, although some say he is from somewhere in the north of the country. Nevertheless, his state of origin would probably be Lagos/London.
Moe Musa’s family live mostly in London; his parents and siblings reside in London. However, Moe Musa lives in Lagos although he frequently spends time with his wife in London. He is married to a white lady, and the couple has a child.
Moe Musa House
Mr. Moe Musa is rumored to live in the Lekki axis of Lagos. Unfortunately however, there are no details about the house available as at this time.
Moe Musa Net Worth
Moe Musa is estimated to be worth somewhere around $12 million; the money mostly coming from his work as a music video director. He has also earned some good money by shooting commercials for top brands. His company also supplies videography equipment, as well as supplies talent when required.
He also makes money as a social media influencer; Moe Musa does promotional posts for fashion and lifestyle brands, as well as announces in coming videos. He has also directed and produced his own feature film; that is something which he wishes to pursue in the future.
How To Contact Moe Musa
Moe Musa is very active on social media; this is probably the best way to contact him personally. However, it is important to note that if the communication is not a booking, it will most likely be ignored. His social media handles are:
There is what you need to know about Moe Musa; Ace music video director. His advice to the younger generation is to keep working hard no matter what happens, and to keep their minds on what they hope to achieve. He also states that they should expect criticism; this is a creative industry and so everybody is going to have an opinion. In order to be successful in this industry therefore, they must accept the criticism; but it must not bother you.