Nollywood director, Kemi Adetiba has talked about the effect the unstable power supply in Nigeria had on her when she recently traveled to New York.
In an interesting tweet, she disclosed that she heard the sound of blaring sirens in New York City and almost screamed “Up NEPA.”
Her tweet read, “Heard sirens and my mind immediately went, “Nonsense people… They’ve finally brought light.”
This just shows the degree of my mental and emotional abuse living in Lagos.
I say this because… 1.) I was watching TV at the time.
2.) I’m currently in NYC.”
A fan replied, “I still catch myself in Berlin ironing multiple clothes because somewhere in my subconscious I need to use the electricity to iron as many as possible before the electricity disappears”
Someone else wrote, “Our body have subconsciously become accustomed to these behaviours.While in London I hurry to charge phone & iron my clothes fearing that the lights might go off, forgetting that lights are on 24/7.#nigeria situation have dealt a terrible blow on our psyche. It’s quite pathetic”
Kemi Adetiba is a Nigerian music video director, filmmaker, and television director whose works have appeared on Channel O, MTV Base, Soundcity TV, BET and Netflix.
Born in Lagos on 8 January 1980, Kemi Adetiba started her journey into the media as a young child where she headlined two national television commercials for the iconic detergent brand OMO, Towing the path of her father, Dele Adetiba, a veteran in the advertising and broadcast industries who played a pivotal role in the development in Nigeria.
Some of the awards her works have won include Best Female Video for the song “Ekundayo” by TY Bello at the Soundcity TV Music Video Awards, Best Female Video for the song “Today na Today” by Omawumi at the 2010 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. Adetiba’s most recent works are music video direction of Waje’s “Onye” which features Tiwa Savage, Olamide’s “Anifowose”, “Sitting on the Throne” and Bez’s R&B single “Say”.
Kemi was nominated for Best Music Video Director of the Year at The Headies 2014. She won the City People Entertainment Award for Best Music Video Director Of The Year (2015) and a HNWOTY Award for Woman of the Year in Film and Television (2017).
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