Have you ever had to endure a bad breakup? Not the sad-for-a-few-days-but-can-still-function-and-eventually-find-a-rebound-fling situation; I mean the totally devastated, eating tub(s) of ice cream, glued to the couch, have not showered in three days, empty wine bottles decorating your living room floor type of breakup. Of course I am not speaking from personal experience…but from a hypothetical standpoint, breakups end rather horrific because they conclude without CLOSURE. There are left so many whys, how comes, what ifs, and what nexts. Well, the same sentiments can be expressed toward Afro-pop artistes and their respective African music videographers.
How many times have we all watched an incredible music video that ends in “To Be Continued…” but never is there a part 2? What if movies followed the same formula as music videos? Imagine if the Nollywood classic, “Beyonce: The President’s Daughter,” concluded with just part 1! There would be so many questions left unanswered! Does Ciara ever get proper facial reconstruction surgery? Does Beyonce finally end up with Raj? Does Raj ever find true happiness with the woman he loves? Well, thankfully, those questions were answered in the sequel. It is too bad that music videos do not have the same likelihood of continuity as Nollywood. We all probably can relate to being left hanging at the way a video ended because it did not provide us with necessary answers. Here are a few of my favorites along with questions that need answering!
All of You by Davido:
After the woman sneaks off in the morning with Davido’s belongings, does he ever get his stuff back? Does Davido file a police report or does he believe in the no snitching street code? Does he run into the thief later that day or even later in life? Ah Sesan! You must explain am!