He said the industry standard fee was 7 – 7.5 million Naira but now 27 – 30 million Naira.
Famous comedian and music executive, Bright Okpocha aka Basketmouth is not happy because of the high cost of shooting music videos.
According to him, the industry standard fee was 7 – 7.5 million Naira before, but now it is around 27 – 30 million Naira.
He said that was the reason why he decided to do a holdup video for ‘Party’, the lead track from his upcoming album, ‘Uburu’, instead of paying over N25 million to shoot a standard video.
Basketmouth spoke in a recent interview with The Beat 99.9 FM, Lagos.
He said, “The visual we have for my song ‘Party’ with Peruzzi is not an official video. It’s just like a holdup because I did not know that the economy has hit us that bad. 2 years ago, I used to make videos for 7 – 7.5 million Naira. Now, it is 27 – 30 million Naira.
“I’m an Igbo man so the first thing I thought about was, ‘Okay Bright, if you’re spending N25m on visuals, it’s for uptick, right? Then do a holdup video, do something for uptick as well.’