5 Reasons J Cole Should Shoot A Music Video In Nigeria
American hip-hop act, J Cole is in Nigeria.
He will be headlining the CastleLite Unlocks Music Experience concert which takes place on April 27 at Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos.
The ''False Prophets'' rapper recently released his fifth studio body of work, ''KOD'' which is doing well on the Billboard charts.
The title track off the album, ''KOD'' broke Spotify's record for opening day stream.
J. Cole will be performing alongside several other Nigerian superstars: Wizkid, Davido, Ycee, M.I and Tiwa Savage.
There are speculations that the rapper may also be shooting a video in the country.
Bounce News brings to you 5 Reasons why J Cole should make that speculation a reality.
1. Rick Ross Shot 'Hold Me Back' In Lagos
After coming to Nigeria to headline the Summer Jam Festival in 2012, American rapper, Rick Ross stayed back to shoot scenes for the single ''Hold Me Back'' in Lagos.
The video, which captures the slums in the Obalende area, made many Nigerians angry.
They felt that the rapper was portraying Nigeria in bad light, hopefully J Cole will not follow this path, if he decides to shoot in Nigeria where there are loads of clean and highbrow communities.
2. Migos Utilized Lagos Traffic For Their Video 'Casting Call'
American Hip-Hop group, Migos made the best of their stay in Lagos.
They utilized the never ending Lagos traffic to shoot a music video in the commercial city.
The video contributed footage for their single ''Call Casting'' off the Culture album.
In the video, members of the group- Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff deliver their verses in various parts of the mainland and island.
3. Rae Sremmurd Took Advantage Of The Nightlife
In 2015, after touring North America and Europe with Nicki Minaj, the American musical duo got invited to South Africa.
While in the country, the duo took advantage of the visit to make the video for the single ''This could be us'', off their debut album Sremmlife.
The musicians took advantage of the nightlife and popular tourist sites in the country for the video.
4. French Montana & Swae Lee Fell In Love With Dancing Children
One half of Rae Sremmurd, American hip-hop artiste, Swae Lee watched a YouTube video of African kids dancing happily and barefooted in muddy terrain.
This inspired Swae Lee to travel to Uganda for the visuals for the hit single, ''Unforgettable'', which features French Montana.
The song went viral immediately the video was released.
5. Africa provided great footage for Cold Play's 'Paradise'
The Grammy Award winning British band, Cold Play, after performing in two shows in Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa in 2011, got inspiration for their already shot music video.
This led to them scrapping the initial video and flying the director, Mat Whitecross over to South Africa to record footage of African wildlife for the opening scenes of ''Paradise'.