Daps (director)

Oladapo Fagbenle (born 12 February 1986), professionally known as Daps, is a Nigerian-born British artist, video director, and former NCAA athlete.[3] He is best known for directing music videos for recording artists such as Migos, Stormzy, Iggy Azalea, Kendrick Lamar, Willie xo, Wizkid, 2 Chainz and Davido .

Daps
Birth nameOladapo Fagbenle[1]
Born (1986-02-12) 12 February 1986 (age 35)[2]
Lagos, Nigeria
OriginLondon, England[1]
Occupation(s)cinematographer
Websitedapsofficial.com

CareerEdit

Born to Nigerian parents, Daps begun his career within the media industry as a video producer in New York and London. Before this, he played collegiate basketball at Campbell University and Bellarmine University. Daps is also the brother of British actor, O. T. Fagbenle, video producer, Luti Fagbenle, and basketball player Temi Fagbenle. Daps currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

BasketballEdit

Daps began playing basketball in London, England, where he played for the Westminster Warriors. He then continued his athletic career in the United States where he attended The Master's School in Connecticut for one year. Daps received a scholarship to play basketball at Campbell University in North Carolina where he competed for two years and received his bachelor's degree.[4] Daps then transferred to Bellarmine University where he played basketball for two more years and received his master's degree.[5] Daps is also the older brother of WNBA Minnesota Lynx Centre Temi Fagbenle.

Entertainment careerEdit

Daps began his video production career in the fall of 2010 and began directing music videos in 2013. In 2016 he directed the video for "Bad and Boujee" which went on to become a US number 1 and generated hundreds of millions of views.[6] The video for the Daps-directed, critically acclaimed "T-Shirt" was released.[7]

Music videographyEdit

Artist(s) Song Title Label Director Production Company
Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora "Black Widow" Virgin EMI Director X / Daps (B-Unit Director) Luti Media
Jordin Sparks ft. 2 Chainz "Double Tap" Louder Than Life/Sony Music Daps Luti Media
Dappy "Beautiful Me" All Around The World Daps Luti Media
Kendrick Lamar "King Kunta" Top Dawg Entertainment Director X / Daps (B-Unit Director)
Cris Cab "Bada Bing" Island Records Daps Luti Media
Iggy Azalea "Team" Def Jam Fabien Montique & Daps Luti Media
Niykee Heaton ft. Migos "Bad Intentions" Capitol Records Daps Luti Media
Migos "Cocoon" Quality Control Music / 300 Ent. Daps Luti Media/Creative Row
Quavo ft. Nicki Minaj "She For Keeps" Quality Control Music Daps & Quavo
Sneakbo ft. Nyla "Right Here" Universal Music Daps Luti Media
The Shires "My Universe" Universal Music Daps Luti Media
Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert "Bad & Boujee" Quality Control Music / 300 Ent. Daps Creative Row
Migos "T-Shirt" Quality Control Music / 300 Ent. Daps Creative Row
Stormzy "Big for Your Boots" Merky Daps Mastermind Productions/Creative Row
Migos ft. 2 Chainz "Deadz" Quality Control Music / 300 Ent. Daps Creative Row
Migos no" Quality Control Music / 300 Ent. Daps Creative Row
Wizkid featuring Drake "Come Closer" RCA Records/Sony Music Daps Creative Row
Young Thug "All the Time" 300 Ent. Daps Creative Row
Sean Paul ft. Migos "Body" Universal Music Daps Luti Media/Creative Row
Migos featuring Gucci Mane "Slippery" Quality Control Music / 300 Ent Daps Creative Row
Ayo & Teo "Rolex" Sony Music Daps Luti Media
Willie XO "Kraze " SBMG Daps
Davido "Fall" DMW/Sony Music Daps Luti Media/Creative Row
Rich the Kid "Plug Walk" Rich Forever Music/Interscope Records Daps
Davido "Like Dat" DMW/Sony Music Daps Creative Row
DJ Snake "Enzo" UMG Recordings Daps
2 Chainz ft. Migos "Blue Cheese" Def Jam Recordings Daps
Lil Baby "Close Friends"[8] Quality Control Daps
DaBaby & Lil Baby "Baby" Quality Control Music Daps
Lil Uzi Vert "Sanguine Paradise" Warner Music Group/Atlantic Records Daps & Lil Uzi Vert

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Daps, The Flex God: Daps". Okay Africa. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Men's basketball: Oladapo Fagbenle". Campbell University. Archived from the original on 27 July 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Jordin Sparks f/ 2 Chainz "Double Tap" (DAPS, dir.)". Video Static. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Fighting Camel statistics". fightingcamel.com. Archived from the original on 23 January 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Oladapo Fagbenle – 2009–10 Men's Basketball". bellarmine.edu. n.d. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Migos' 'Bad and Boujee,' Featuring Lil Uzi Vert, Tops Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Migos Have Already Given Us the Best Music Video of 2017". Vulture. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  8. ^ Williams, Aarom (13 February 2020). "Lil Baby's Romantic Paris Vacation Goes South In His Heartbroken 'Close Friends' Video". Uproxx. Retrieved 13 July 2020.

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