Organisers of the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA), MTV Base, have revealed the nominees for the Best Video for this year’s awards show. Popular Nigerian music video director, Clarence Peters, is nominated twice for Yung L’s SOS and Burna Boy’s Run My Race.
The unveil, which was done at the KwaZulu-Natal and supported by Absolut & The City of Durban, sees Peters competing against the likes of Amr Singh for Heaven, Kyle Lewis for Sleepwalker and Khuli Chana and Terence Neale for Ragga Bomb.
According to the organisers, MAMA 2014 will feature performances from African and international artistes, including the awards’ signature collaborations between artistes of different genres and cultures.
The winner for Best Video will be chosen by MTV Base. Other Nigerian nominees include Tuface Idibia, Davido, Don Jazzy, Flavour, Burna Boy, Chidinma, Dr Sid, Ice Prince, P Square, Olamide, Phyno, May D, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid and Kcee.
Recently, Clarence made headline news when South African rapper, Tumi Molekane, accused him of lifting key visual elements off his own Asinamal video, which was released a couple of years ago.
According to Tumi, the Eminado video directed by Clarence Peters was a remake of his.
However, this is not the first time the video director has been accused of intellectual property theft. It will be recalled that he also been accused of copying scenes for Ice Prince’s VIP music video released in June 2013 from the US-based rap group, Slaughterhouse’s video.