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YOUNG GHANAIAN DIRECTOR, EMMANUEL ADJEI MAKES WAVES AFTER DIRECTING BEYONCE’S “BLACK IS KING” FILM

Following the July 31 release of Beyonce’s Already music video which features Shatta Wale, a lot of praise has come the way of the artiste.

However, checks done by Nkonkonsa.com has it that another Ghanaian, Emmanuel Adjei, played a major role in the whole Black Is King Film.

Emmanuel Adjei, a Ghanaian-Dutch filmmaker and visual artist, whose work has explored the realms between films and music videos is said to be one of the directors who worked closely with Beyonce. Adjei who has some details on his official website is credited to have worked on many top-notch projects which have gained prominence in the global entertainment space.

Checks made on his website and about his bio had this to say about him: “With a primary interest in storytelling, Adjei’s work interrogates concepts of power, freedom, displacement, and inequality, told through his multi-layered dramatic narratives.” 

Adjei has a degree in Fine Arts from the Utrecht School of the Arts (NL) and went further to study Film at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent (BE). Some of the projects he has worked on include short film The Formula (2016) and music video Human (2016) for Sevdaliza. 

His own short film, Shahmaran (2018), received widespread critical acclaim, numerous awards and nominations.

Ghanaian actress Ama K. Abebrese was probably the first person to highlight Adjei’s feat as she took to Twitter to blow the young director’s trumpet over his collaboration with Beyonce.

Apart from his recent link up with Beyonce, Adjei has collaborated with a variety of recording artists such as Madonna, Mark Pritchard, and Mykki Blanco.

Beyonce released the much-awaited Already music video with Ghana’s Dancehall star Shatta Wale which was part of her Black Is King music film.

Following the release of the video, which has surpassed 2 million views in less than 24 hours, many entertainment players have congratulated the Ayoo hitmaker over the feat.

Source: NKONKONSA.com  

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