Clarence Peters Biography, Career, Age, Controversies, Net Worth
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Clarence Peters Biography, Career, Age, Controversies, Net Worth

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In this article, we at Stechitegist will be sharing with you all you need to know about Nigerian Famous Music Video Director, Clarence Peters, ranging from his Biography, Career, Age, Controversies, Parents , Net Worth and so many more.

Clarence Peters Biography, Career, Age, Controversies, Net Worth

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 specializes in the realms of the performing arts, film 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 list of the Top 10 Most Visionary Music Video Directors.

Clarence Peters Profile at a Glance

NameClarence Abiodun Peters
Date of Birth27th of July, 1978
Age43 years old
State of OriginOyo State
OccupationFilmmaker, music video director, cinematographer
Years Active1998-Present
FoundedCapital Dream Pictures and Capital Hill Records
ParentsShina Peters and Clarion Chukwura
EducationGovernment College, Ikorodu and City Varsity, Cape Town
Net Worth$2.5 million

Clarence Peters Biography

Peters is the son of Sir Shina Peters, a musician, and Clarion Chukwura, an actress from Ananmbra State, Nigeria.

In an interview posted on the Daily Times of Nigeria website, 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.

Growing up, Peters was a footballer. He attended Beehive primary school and then Government College Ikorodu. After finishing secondary school, he worked at Alpha Visions for three years.

He studied Cinematography at City Varsity, a film school in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Clarence Peters Career

Upon returning to Nigeria after his education , Peters teamed up with a group of filmmakers to establish the Alliance Film Company, which is now known as the Allied Film Company.

Peters worked with the company for a year and eventually started his own production company. In 1998, Peters 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 honored him for his creativity.

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

Clarence Peters Biography, Career, Age, Controversies, Net Worth

Clarence Peters Controversy

In January 2014, a copyright infringement was levelled against Peters after the release of Tiwa Savage’s “Eminado” video. He allegedly stole the vintage nature of the “Asinamali” video which was released by Tumi and the Volume to honour the artistic works of Seydou Keïta.

Tumi took to Twitter to slander Peters. He urged his fans to shine a light on the issue. Savage’s manager and husband, Tunji “Tee Billz” Balogun, shed some light on the controversy.

He said they never knew that the video’s concept was adopted from another video, and were surprised as everyone else.

After the release of Ice Prince’s “VIP” music video on 21 June 2013, Peters was accused of plagiarising the contents of Slaughterhouse’s “My Life” video and implementing them into the “V.I.P” video.

In February 2014, Ice Prince defended the actions of Peters and said he told him the ideas to shoot. He also said that if anyone has a problem with the situation, they should hold him responsible.

In April 2020, Peters was also taken by the police alongside others for questioning in relation to the death of vixen, Kodak but Clarence was released after medical reports showed that late video vixen Kodak died as a result of electric shock while charging her phone.

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Clarence Peters Awards

Clarence Peters in the cause of his career has won several awards which include Best Music Video Director of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards, Best Music Video of the Year at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards, Best Video Director at the African Muzik Magazine Awards, amongst others.

Clarence Peters Net worth

Clarence Peters is currently one of the richest and most influential music video director in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $2.5 million.

Clarence Peters Biography, Career, Age, Controversies, Net Worth

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