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New Video: Darey – Ba Ni Kidi



Brand new video from Darey. It is the quirky circus-themed video for his track “Ba Ni Kidi“. Check on it!


  1. Gosh!

    April 28, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Darey is crazily gooooooooddddd!!!!!!!!!! (if there’s a word like that) Damn!!!!!!!!

    • alubiscuit

      May 2, 2011 at 8:32 pm

      yes ooooo! my 1st time seeing him dance!

  2. adenike

    April 28, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Darey,when it comes to music videos, you lead and others follow! Good job bro!!

  3. Allen

    April 28, 2011 at 9:01 am

    A Nigerian Music Video with a circus theme? young man where did you get you skills from? I hope you realize that you’ve just set a new standard for the industry. that’s a lot of pressure you’re about to take on, and let’s not forget, lots of awards too. I’m more than impressed, i’m in shock, (good shock)

  4. Jerry

    April 28, 2011 at 9:16 am

    where on earth u go get dt kind short man?? lwkmd.. chai! best video I’ve seen from these parts in long long time

  5. Anayo

    April 28, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Darey is one man that never fails to deliver when it comes to videos. He spares no expenses when it comes to doing a quality job. kudos

  6. olu-f

    April 28, 2011 at 9:33 am

    not pheeling this one oo..nice video and concept though but “put your money in the bowl” nah!!!

  7. Usman

    April 28, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Dis Brother has got mad skills man. Respect!

  8. Kevin Jang

    April 28, 2011 at 9:54 am

    first, the way you are, now Ba Ni kidi. I’m happy to announce that Darey has finally woken up? don’t get me wrong, all that soul and rnb was great, but the real musical genius rests in the flawless combination of up tempo with soul stirring ballads and videos that make you pay attention. That was something Micheal Jackson knew how to do, now I’m proud to say, “So does Darey” Nice one bruv

  9. Tokunbo

    April 28, 2011 at 10:10 am

    World Class Video

  10. madam

    April 28, 2011 at 11:12 am

    mad creative!! and dare is looking good! keep representing…

  11. Naj

    April 28, 2011 at 11:26 am

    UBER COOL! I love the concept and this video oozes fun. When I 1st heard this I wondered how soul-crooner Dare did it. But yup yup yup. The guy is on track here.

    • Wazzoz

      May 6, 2011 at 9:28 pm

      Naj – apart from the 10 second intro into the video, it becomes sligthly messy. It is a bit left field for darey but every artist is entitled to experiment..

  12. dewowo

    April 28, 2011 at 11:51 am

    dont dare Dare o.
    The guy is goodly bad! thumbs up.

  13. faith

    April 28, 2011 at 11:57 am

    not feeling it at alll….with wat is happenin in d north now….anyway great video with yee song….

  14. Gladys

    April 28, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    @faith on the contrary, I would say with all the recent happenings in the north, this song casts a more a positive light of distraction that makes us smile and laugh rather than frown when we hear the hausa language. Great timing Darey! I love this video

    • bayo tej

      April 28, 2011 at 4:35 pm

      correct geh! the song is dope jor! dont mind bad belle peps!!! Dare art Alade u too much jor!!

  15. Betty

    April 28, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    The fact that most Nigerians can’t relate to the circus theme, is the one fact that makes this video totally amazing! To them Darey’s new video presents a new world that blows your mind away with jaw dropping tricks, strange characters and cool costumes. it’s a brand new experience on it’s own. just like your first visit to the circus.

  16. cheaster

    April 28, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    trust me, am a bit unhappy that he used the hausa language, pls our youths are dying , pls no ba ni kidi, darey nice video, try pull your stings make GEJ do something.

    • bayo tej

      April 28, 2011 at 4:32 pm

      what exactly are u driving at? someone has spent years dev an album and prolly months to shoot a video and this is wot u hav to say?

    • e-bukun

      April 28, 2011 at 5:30 pm

      Lol…Please help me ask o. Great job Dare, keep it up. I agree, despite all the negativity attached to the Hausa language recently, this song did lift up my spirits. Plus it’s catchy…now say it in a yoruba accent…”baaaa ni kidi”

  17. rosebud

    April 28, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    i love it….

  18. Olayemi

    April 28, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    I don’t know but I think the video made the song somewhat great…nice anywayz…

  19. Tyna

    April 28, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    nice concept

  20. PurpleiciousBabe

    April 28, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    love it… creativity on point….

  21. Mariamah

    April 28, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    The video is too good for the song

  22. seun

    April 28, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    absolute crap! and an inept display of creativity, what on earth was he thinking when he made this video?Too much reptition of lyrics, and apart from the circus theatrics, the song is just boring. Pipl with spent talent tend to make up for their waste, with such comical video. It will only appeal to a section of the country, perhaps someone from that end must have bank rolled it,thats Dare good business strategy for you, money!

    • ojaybaby

      April 28, 2011 at 7:52 pm

      @Seun Nawa for you o..cnt u just appreciate creativity when you see it? we always complain that we dont see different themes for videos,now someone is making the effort to do so and u cnt see anything good in it.Instead of being so condescending,y dont you give some constructive critisism?

    • Ready

      April 29, 2011 at 8:09 am

      I don’t get it…are you criticizing the song based on the video or the video based on the song? Because aesthetically & cinematographically (oyinbo plenty) speaking, this video is superior. I no sabi if you just wan use the word ‘inept’ and ‘creativity’, but this is the wrong video for that, you fo click Sound Sultan’s video to use all that English.
      When you complain about repetition, you have a point. And I know you have a right to your opinion, but facts are facts. The song might not be stellar, but this right here, this video right here my nucca (Anyone get the Katt Williams’ reference?) is the ish.

      *If this post seems a tad off, it’s because of the night vigil I’m doing for this royal wedding business. No, I can’t explain why I’m doing it either.

    • mercy

      May 5, 2011 at 5:00 am

      Ok u cracked me the heck up!! LOL!!! Nice response!

  23. Jonah

    April 28, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    I’m not even going try to sound smart, an analyze issh I know nothing of technically. It’s a fun video with a fun sound. that’s good enough for me!

  24. yane

    April 28, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    haha, very nice. good job!

  25. Yoye

    April 28, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    This is fantastic. Kudos Darey.

  26. Mira

    April 28, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Great video, some would even say revolutionary!

  27. Gbagaun!

    April 28, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Wow, I love this. So creative and it’s not a lazy effort like we are seeing a lot. Darey really outdid himself with this one. God bless!!!!!

  28. ij

    April 29, 2011 at 12:08 am

    not really feeling the song, but great video! I hope for his sake all his efforts translates to money and it doesn’t just end up being a creative video. I personally feel his management has a lot of work to do to get it into clubs and the airwaves, we naija people like our olekus , wetin deys, and tongolos type songs, most are not too keen on the video just a sick beat that they can dance to.

    • Freda

      April 29, 2011 at 11:46 am

      I don’t know what you talking about, my friends and I go crazy, every time we hear this song, it was a hit even before the video. I’ve actually been inside a few clubs where people literally went nuts with excitement when the song came on.

  29. Oladips

    April 29, 2011 at 12:43 am

    Darey could have had dancing chickens and i would still have loved this video.
    Love it

  30. Oladips

    April 29, 2011 at 12:46 am

    Did i mention that i love this video


    April 29, 2011 at 4:42 am

    aren’t most of his CD sales from black Africa? i really don’t understand the concept of the videos and he makes his settings look as if he is in the west (even though he probably is) but it should still be made for the African audience. this over-westernized stuff is giving me a headache. it seems Darey never likes to promote anything Nigerian.
    SMH. if i didn’t know who he was, i would assume he is from the UK or something.


      April 29, 2011 at 4:43 am

      even though he is speaking the language, i would think he was based there or whatever

    • Bola

      April 29, 2011 at 11:57 am

      Honestly babes, how many cds do you think is being sold in west africa with all the piracy going on? and you seem to forget that Darey might be from Nigeria, but he is an international artist, in the very sense of the word, how do you think his fans in south africa, america, asia and europe feel every time their idol chooses to service only one part of the world that doesn’t even buy? if there’s one thing I know darey is good at, it’s balancing diverse cultures with his music and videos. This is a good video it appeals to both the fans at home and the ones abroad


      April 30, 2011 at 1:48 am

      and is that a good enough excuse? many american artists (white to be specific) have a world wide fanbase and they still promote themselves and where they come from. im tired of black people using this as an excuse. you dont have to “conform” to sell music. there are people selling millions just by being themselves, yet africans/blacks are always making excuses just to promote another person’s ideal of beauty. will it kill to promote Nigeria and bring Nigeria to the forefront? the only person i see doing that is 2face.
      why because we are black we always treat each other like we are at the bottom of the barrel and in order for other cultures to like us, we must conform? there is nothing naija about most of Dare’s music or his videos, and thats it.
      and you say Africans pirate more? thats a lie! with the amount of technology available in the west and at anyone’s disposal, its so much more easier to illegally download a song. Most people I know get all their music free from different websites, even naija music too. many Africans dont have that, so they buy the CD, even though some may be pirated.

  32. Sugabelly

    April 29, 2011 at 5:32 am

    Will it KILL Dare if he doesn’t use white girls in his videos? Blurring them and putting them behind the black girl is not going to change the fact that ONCE AGAIN Dare passed over NIGERIAN models and gave valuable employment to foreigners when Nigerian models are looking for jobs.

    Two of the belly dancers were white, at least two of the girls in the crowd were white and the two or three cigarette girls were also white. That’s SIX or SEVEN employment opportunities that were stolen from Nigerians.

    Dare has no conscience.


      April 29, 2011 at 7:59 am

      as much as people will probably get on you, i always have to agree. people will always say we need to get over the racism, but its not really about racism, its about promoting yourself and where you come from. you don’t see white people going out on a strech to use black girls or even african girls sef, so why must it always be different when it comes to black/african artists? thats why people like Faze, 9ice, sometimes d’banj and some of the mo’hits crew, and some other artists have recently began to fall my hand. i don tiya! the day i see white artists patronize black models the way our artists do, then i will have no problem. but until then, it will remain one-sided.
      but i seriously ask these people, who do you think buys your music and goes to your concerts? the type of girls in this video or your mothers and sisters?

    • Malcolm

      April 29, 2011 at 6:55 pm

      In this day and age, are we still counting who’s white and who’s black? considering all my posts that has been deleted by BN, I wonder why they would let something as dark and perverse as this racist comment stay on the wall. white girls? that’s now a problem, not the concept, sound, cuts, but white girls? SMH

    • Ba Ni kidi

      April 30, 2011 at 9:01 am

      You make good points sometimes but you just eff it all up with some inciting conclusions. Just as with your saying that Darey has no conscience. It has totally zapped away any credibility to what you said before.
      You may come off as smart but certainly not wise.

    • Obi-talk

      April 30, 2011 at 6:54 pm

      Hey Ba Ni kidi,
      sorry to disaggree with you when you say sugabelly is unwise… yes sometimes her point doesnt come across as it suits you or even me, but to say unwise is totally not anywhere near you stating a fact.

      Pple with strong veiws sometimes come across like that on this blog, and there are many rubish and unwise veiws expressed on this blog, you’ll see thm all the time so be sure yu know wat you’re sying b4 u start anything….

  33. Malcolm

    April 29, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Damn, there’s a lot of anger in your voice, I wonder how anyone could feel this way after watching such a warm funny video (nice 1 Darey). The black movement died in the nineties pls wake up, we are one people, a director might choose to work with light skinned people because they respond better to lights (any professional will tell you same). and some of the so called white girls are actually light skinned black girls. You seem like a nice girl with a “noble” cause, but check it before all that hate eats you away from the inside. at the end of the day, music is art, and whatever colour the artiste chooses to express his art with, is solely his affair.

    • Sugabelly

      April 29, 2011 at 4:48 pm

      Ngwanu ….. O_o

  34. Yoye

    April 29, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    @sugabelly @theamaka you guys have a point no doubt but I disagree on the issue of using Nigerians sometimes. Check Naija shot videos, where the dancers (maybe with the exception of kaffy, who is overused in my opinion) are not professional enough, can’t dance different styles and move appropriately etc. Where are you meant to hire pro dancers from? You people should stop hiding under the veil of racism for your opinions. The truth is that we don’t have as many professionals in the entertainment business across board in this country. Although it’s better than before but still a long way from where it should be. I think this Darey guy works hard to make an impression and show the world that as a Nigerian anything is possible. You guys should encourage and not bring down such positive strides. After all can only one person get it all right? Variety is the spice of life. If you don’t like it that’s fine but tearing down efforts for your personal enjoyment is sad. And finally isn’t he Nigerian? What’s your stress sef…


      May 2, 2011 at 1:48 pm

      not a good enough excuse, sorry! we Nigerians have grown accustomed to making excuses for everything. even if he wants to use “professionals” must they all LOOK one way?

  35. vivi

    April 29, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    The song is boring biko. Didnt even finish the video, what’s his point?

  36. Seun

    April 29, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    I love the song and the video. not many artistes can pull off a song like this, Darey held it, and delivered plus he did it in hausa, a language i’m sure he doesn’t speak on a regular. If that isn’t ART i wonder what is.

  37. john

    April 29, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    I quite agree, using foreign models is just so unpatriotic and its just a ‘vanity’ thing with most Nigerian artists. The ‘effizi’ nowadays is just to have a bit of exclusivity and western touch in anything you do in the entertainment industry and thats it. Look at the Fela show and the followership it attracted, many of those who watched that, didnt go to see it because out of any sense of loyalty to fela as fans, but bcos it was organised by foreigners, shown in New York and other chioce cities in the world. If that show had been put together by any of fela’s children, which may be rightly so and stage at the National Arts Theatre, i bet you,it wont be so ‘fly’ to go see it.

  38. vikky

    April 30, 2011 at 3:27 am

    i dont understand what he is saying but this is 100 times better than the robbish i just saw with psquare and lkt…u go boy

  39. rosebud

    May 2, 2011 at 12:16 am

    pls how many naija peeps can professionally do circus acts?jus want to kno…….

    • mercy

      May 5, 2011 at 5:07 am

      i’m waiting for an answer too o…. Ppl don’t really think things through before they criticize. If he uses Nigerian girls and the video comes out cheap they will talk if he doesn’t and the video is nice, they will still yarn balls! ahn ahn *in chi gurl’s voice* KILODERM!!??

  40. Phoenixxx

    May 4, 2011 at 11:55 am

    D.A.R.E, The Undisputed. Thumbs up, Bruv.

  41. Phoenixxx

    May 4, 2011 at 11:57 am

    The midget kinda reminds me of mini me in Austin Powers. hahahaha

  42. sparkshellz

    May 6, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    one thing u can’t fault Dare on is his creativity when it comes to videos. u may not like his music, u may not even like him….. but his videos are always on point. this is fantastic.

  43. Wazzoz

    May 6, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    The thing about quirky is that it has to be done tastefully. Circus themed videos are incredibly cliche nowadays. Sure it is a novelty within the realm of Nigerian music videos but the trick is the execution. There is just too much going on in this video for it to come off as organic.

    Darey’s experimental trip with electro music while midly intriguing might result in the lose of some of his fan base. Tread carefully with trends and what is considered ‘cool’.


  44. Wazzoz

    May 6, 2011 at 9:25 pm


  45. chill

    May 8, 2011 at 12:10 am

    @wazzoz if Darey has lost you from his fan base then…great! Darey does not come across as going with trends…if anything he is the only one I think is not scared of trying out new things. Of course there is a lot going on in the video….its called ‘energy’ lol!!!

    • Wazzoz

      May 9, 2011 at 8:11 am

      Chill – There is nothing wrong with trying new things or fusing genres. Darey pulls out an incredibly well produced Hausa hip-hop/electro track which sounds very David Guetta, which is the trend for now.

      The cinematography and energy is great but it is lost in too many concepts. Just look at previous artists who have tried doing music videos based on circus acts. All in all, a novelty in naija music with great production but average on the concepts. (Feast,beats, & visual treats)

  46. jadesola

    May 9, 2011 at 1:40 am

    Nice video but honestly! Its a rubbish song

  47. Yoye

    May 9, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    @jadesola…and this is becausae you don’t understand what they are saying shey? hater oshi…

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