Video produced and directed by SIJI
Edited in FCP7
Graded in Apple Color with FilmConvert
I'd always loved Scorsese's Taxi Driver particularly the scene in which the protagonist, Travis Bickle drives his cab around the mean and seedy streets of New York city's Times Square.
Taking a cue from this timeless classic, I sought to take in and showcase the grittier side of Lagos in line with the songs candid lyrics. My kinsman and co-producer, Ade Bantu was on hand to capture me singing my heart away in the cramped backseat of our gypsy cab as it snaked its way past police check points, busy market streets, grinding traffic, admiring fans and petty traders, all of which make up this colorful and manic metropolis.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Las Gidi (Lagos) in all it's rugged and funky technicolor glory. Kindly enjoy and share.
Lagos Lullabye is now available as a free download from; http://goo.gl/M8e5B3
For more information kindly visit sijimusic.com
Video directed and produced by SIJI
Co produced by Ade Bantu