Top 7 Iconic Music Videos Directed By Jackie Russ – FrontPageAfrica
Alex Nyenga aka Jackie Russ spent seven years as a videographer which put him behind the camera of many memorable Liberian music videos, earning him several nominations and awards.
He has again proven himself as a top-notch video director over the past few months, earning him nominations for the 2021 MTN – Liberian Music Awards (MLMA) for Best Music Videographer and Liberian Entertainment Awards (LEA) 2021 Video Director of the Year.
Even though Jackie Russ is not a familiar face, he is definitely a household name who has worked with many top Liberian artists and influential celebrities. One of his un-emphasized gestures is that he gifted Caroline M. Moore, better known as MC Caro, her very first music video for her song “Bring Our Money Back” in 2018.
Here’s a look at the seven best iconic music videos directed by Jackie Russ.
7. Christophe Ft. Margas – Hold Your Polaruh (2016)
“Hold Your Polaruh” was directed by Christoph and filmed by Jackie Russ. The Nyenga brothers collaborated on arguably one of the hottest Liberian songs of 2016. The video shows pool scenes and other environments, but also provides a landscape that disapproves of male abuse of women.
6. C-Jay – My Wish (2018)
After kicking off his career with the hit song “Boss Chick,” C-Jay’s label Bilikon Entertainment turned to Jackie Russ to film “My Vow,” another song that quickly caught on with music lovers. .
5. Christophe Ft. Quincy B – Too Talking (2018)
The official audio track was released in 2017, but due to the death of Quincy B a few months after the song was released, along with a few other complications, the video was not released until April 2018. The video reminds fans how impactful Quincy B was during his time alive, and portrayed some of Christoph’s acting scenes.
4. Peaches Ft. Christoph & Takun J – You Frisky Ehn (2020)
Whenever old school mixes with new school, it always turns out to be a classic. The majority of the scenes were filmed at the Ducor Palace Hotel, one of Liberia’s historic buildings. The song’s visual also displays some dance moves from the King of Hip Co, Takun J.
3. Faithvonic Ft. T. Crack & Kpanto – Bouncing On You (2021)
The song was produced by one of Liberia’s renowned producers, Stoneluck Shine, and features two big street jamboree favorites, T. Crack and Kpanto. It was dropped in October 2020 and played a part in the 2020/2021 Liberia county fixture as the fans had something to dance and cheer on while supporting their respective counties. The video was released in early 2021.
2. TeddyRide Ft. DJ Blue – Pray For Me (2020)
A nominated audio and visual masterpiece, “Pray For Me” was an absolute hit in 2020. The video was filmed by Jackie Russ and produced by Mr. Johnny Kephe.
1. Native – History (2021)
“Story” is arguably one of the most talked about Liberian songs of 2021, and Native decided to team up with Jackie Russ on the concept for this explicit video. The video is rated 18 for parental guardians with nudity. It also features comedian Angel Michael for a guest appearance.