After a brilliant eye-catching rollout all week long, the video for Teni‘s ‘Billionaire‘ is finally here. This is the lead single for her recently released 6-track debut EP of the same title. Although the project was released to mixed reactions, Teni turns the tide in her favour with this brilliantly directed video: a strong video of the year contender.
Produced by Pheelz, ‘Billionaire’ is an up-tempo record, rich in instrumentation and overflowing with ambition. This, therefore, provides a perfect blend of a stunning dance record with a declarative and prayerful lyrics. Proudly weaving together Yoruba and English over ‘alujo‘-laced percussions, Teni sings of her lofty dreams of being a billionaire as well as the luxury and excess that comes with being one. In the accompanying video, that dream is realised.
The TG Omori-directed video opens with Teni daydreaming of being a star and billionaire at a family get-together. She is then seen preparing hard for her shot at the reality tv game show, Who Wants To Be A Billionaire with Frank Edoho. She finally gets her chance as a contestant and she ends up with the star prize of a billion naira. The video peaks with a hilarious appearance from Instagram comic, Broda Shaggi when he is called on to help Teni with her quest via the “phone a friend” lifeline.