Jenn Nkiru the Other Nigerian that won a Grammy

by Mar 18, 2021Entertainment Extras, Lifestyle & Entertainment

So we are gonna be talking about one wonderful lady that wasn’t really spoken about and celebrated. Her name is Jenn Nkiru.

Nkiru directs music videos and short films. The first film she directed was En Vogue, which was shot by Bradford Young and Arthur Jafa was released in 2014. In 2017, her second movie, Rebirth is Necessary was released.

This movie was featured on Nowness and won several awards including, the Canal + award at the Clermont Ferrand Film Festival and the Best Documentary at the London Independent Film Festival.

Rebirth is Necessary was also nominated for the 2018 best short film award at Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival.

She is known to have directed music videos for Kamasi Washington and Neneh Cherry. She was also the second unit director of Ricky Saiz’s video for Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Apeshit.

There is more. The “Brown Skin Girl” video was co-directed by British-Nigerian filmmaker Jenn Nkiru. Nkiru first worked with Beyonce in 2018 as second unit director of Ricky Saiz’s video for Beyoncé and Jay-Z, “Apeshit”. In 2020, Nkiru handled the video for the launch of Beyonce’s Ivy Park fashion line.

Big ups girl!

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Written By Ultimate Akpenyi

Ultimate Akpenyi is a passionate writer and a music artist. Born into a family of six, he loves controversial issues and also celebrates every kind of success. Keen in speaking about people and showcasing behind the scene lives of celebrities, we should be on the look out for him

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