Back in the day, Ugandan artistes had a mentality that for your video to be aired on MTV base or Trace, you needed to use Nigerian or South African cinematographers. Many Ugandan artistes followed the cult and spent lots of money to have those directors make good music videos for them.
Fast forward in 2020, things have changed according to artiste Ykee Benda who has vowed never to use Nigerians to shoot his videos.
“I do not need to shoot a video with Nigerians anymore, or travel to Nigeria to hire their celebrated videographers,” he said on KFM.
He further added that Uganda is now at a position where videographers and directors have hugely stepped up on their picture quality and art. He noted that fans no longer complain about the quality of pictures.
Ykee Benda shot two videos with Nigerian cinematographers including ‘Time Table’ featuring Reekado Banks and ‘Onabayo’.