Clarence Peters Biography
Clarence Peters born Clarence Abiodun Peters, is a Nigerian music video director, filmmaker and cinematographer. Peters was born into a prominent family. He is the son of Sir Shina Peters, a musician, and Clarion Chukwura, an actress.
Clarence Peters obtained his primary education from BI primary school, and his secondary education from Government College Ikorodu. After completing his secondary education, 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.
Upon returning to Nigeria from South Africa, 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. 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.
Clarence Peters 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.
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.
Clarence Peters Awards
- 2009 – Nigeria Music Video Awards – Best Editor
- 2009 – Nigeria Music Video Awards – Best Director
- 2010 – The Headies 2010 – Best Music Video Director
- 2012 – Nigeria Music Video Awards – Best Cinematography
- 2013 – Nigeria Music Video Awards – Best Cinematography
- 2013 – Nigeria Music Video Awards – Best Director
- 2014 – MTV Africa Music Awards 2014 – Best Video
- 2014 – MTV Africa Music Awards 2014 – Transform Today by Absolut
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