Written by Clement Oluwasegun
Nigerian artist, video director, and former NCAA athlete, Oladapo Fagbenle, professionally known as Daps has recounted his one year leap of success.
Recalling how he was bounced from the BET Awards last year when he went with Wizkid and Sesan, to him being nominated for best video, he wrote:
“Exactly one year ago, I went to the BET Awards with @wizkidayo & @sesandirector. Rushed to the Beverly Center to buy an outfit & everything. FRESH! We pulled up to the red carpet & the sun hit my beard… I knew it was going to be a good day.
“Long story short, I was denied entry – no pass for me. Shit was so embarrassing… I had to delete my snaps & play it off like I had somewhere else to be. Wiz & Ses felt bad & I trekked to the other side of the Staples center to call an Uber home.
“I sat in the Uber contemplating how I was gonna shit on everybody… grind mode activated.
Yesterday I was nominated for 2 BET awards with my people @migos. Didn’t win video of the year (congrats Beyoncé) or viewers choice award (congrats… Beyoncé), but it’s all good. Shoutout to my guys for winning The Best Group award tho. What a difference one year makes. Don’t fold. The is unlimited”
Daps is best known for directing music videos for recording artists such as Migos, Stormzy, Iggy Azalea, Kendrick Lamar, Wizkid, 2 Chainz and Davido.