Monday, 23 April 2012

Clarence Peters

Clarence Peters (born Clarence Abiodun Peters) is a Nigerian music video director, filmmaker and cinematographer. He is the founder and CEO of CAPital Dream Pictures, a production company that specialises in the realms of the performing arts, new media art, film, television, radio, and video.

He is also the founder and CEO of Capital Hill Records, a record label home to Chidinma, Tha Suspect, and Illbliss.

 He was ranked 2nd on Channel O's Top 10 Most Visionary Music Video Directors list. In 1998, he was involved in a Mobil sponsored music video for a documentary on AIDS. He directed 40 episodes of the TV series Everyday People. Peters has directed music videos for recording artists across an array of genres and generations, including Darey, Durella, and Wizkid. In 2012, he shot the music video for Shuga's theme song which was recorded by Boneye from P-Unit, Banky W., Wizkid , and L-Tido. Peters has also shot a good number of documentaries, TV commercials, short films, and TV features. In April 2014, Absolut Vodka honoured Peters for his creativity.

In September 2015, Peters announced plans to premiere his debut film called 'Hex', a 25 minute-long short horror film. The first official trailer was released on September 28, 2015.

Clarence was born into a prominent family. He is the son of Sir Shina Peters, a musician, and Clarion Chukwura, an actress. He obtained his primary education from BI primary school, and his secondary education from Government College Ikorodu. After finishing secondary school, he worked at Alpha Visions for three years. He graduated from City Varsity, a film school in Cape Town, South Africa. He majored in Cinematography while studying at City Varsity. Growing up, Peters was a footballer.

In an interview posted on the Daily Times of Nigeria, his mother opened up about wanting to abort him while he was in her womb, but changed her mind because of her belief that Peters was the reincarnation of her father who she lost when she was 11 years old. Upon returning to Nigeria from South Africa, Peters teamed up with a group of filmmakers to establish the Alliance Film Company, a company now known as the Allied Film Company. Peters worked with the company for a year, and eventually started his own production company. Peters has cited Steven Spielberg, Hype Williams, DJ Tee, Akin Alabi, Wudi Awa, HG2films, Kemi Adetiba, Sesan, Aje, and AK 1 as people he admires.

While in secondary school, Peters met Tha Suspect, a record producer and recording artist. The two started a group after becoming acquainted with each other. Capital Hill Records was formed after Peters returned to Nigeria from South Africa. He and Suspect decided to look for a female artist who could rap and sing. At a later date, Peters signed Kel to his record label after being introduced to her by Terry tha Rapman. In September 2010, Kel had a misunderstanding with Peters, which led to the termination of her recording contract. The rapper managed to release her debut studio album, The Investment, while signed to the label. Latterly, the label partnered with the Goretti Company, a management company owned by illBliss.

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10 comments:

  1. C. Peters is way out of this planet. The Boy Is Good

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  2. i love this guy...its my dream to work with him someday

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  3. This is a good role model for those of us that love visual effects. More grease to your elbows man.

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  4. I am proud to be a Nigerian and i hope to work with him real soon. Leocribs.

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  5. Clarence is always everywhere talking about the Nigeria Entertainment! He's da bomb. 297669FE

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  6. He's naija's Stephen Spilberg...lol

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  7. how can i work with Clarence peter

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  8. guy clearance you are an idol,lot of guys like us cherish your production

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  9. He's undiputetable n supernatural I love this conpotment and dedication to this work n affairs we all are proud of u clearance Peter. Keep it up bro u indeed a role model

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