Ricky Bekko Vs Deska Torres Vs X Antonio: Who is the baddest video director?

If you watch Kenyan music videos and don’t bother to find out who shot them then I’m sure you are wondering who these people are. However, if you give a hoot, like yours truly, then you are definitely familiar with the three names.

The three; Ricky Bekko, Deska Torres and X Antonio are the brains behind the most viral music videos in Kenya today. Chances are your favorite artist has already worked with any of them or is planning to because, let’s be honest, they are the best in the business.

Also read: 10 super talented Kenyan music video directors

The truth is that Kenya has no shortage of talented video directors. If you ask anyone who they want to shoot their music videos, you’ll hear names like; J.Blessing, Sammy Dee, Moses Osidiana, Johnson Kyallo, Kevin Bosco Jr. etc. However, this is changing fast because of the new kids on the block.

Other newcomers whose work really stands out include; Mike Lolly P, Nezzoh Montana, Dambiz, VJ One, Trey Juelz, X Benjoes, Joweezy, Ivan Odie etc. However, today we’ll only focus on Ricky Bekko, Deska Torres and X Antonio because we’ve been seeing more videos by them compared to the others.

All the three videographers are talented, no one is denying that. However, we’d like to know who you would pick if you had to settle on one. If you don’t know them, we’ll mention some of their works so that you can compare and contrast every aspect, from the shooting to the editing.

Ricky Bekko

Ricky Bekko
Ricky Bekko

He is the founder of Big Dreams Studios. Some of the videos he has directed include; Ethic’s Position, The Kansoul’s Accelerator, Rawbeena’s Romantic, Femi One’s Hiyo One, Nadia Mukami’s Radio Love, King Kaka’s Kula Vako, most of Kush Tracey’s songs, among others.

Deska Torres

Deka Torres
Deska Torres

He is the co-founder of Platnumz Pictures and arguably one of the best video directors in East and Central Africa. His works include; Ngeta by Arrow Bwoy, Otile Brown’s Dala Dala, Nadia Mukami’s Lola, Alvindo’s Taka Taka & Boychild, Eddie Butita’s Kidesign, Magix Enga’s Some Love, Dom’s Chupa among others.

X Antonio

X Antonio

He is the lad behind International Textures. Some of the videos he has directed include; The Band BeCa’s 1234, Janet Otieno’s Nifunze, The Kansoul’s No Woman No Party, Papa Dennis’ Olalo, Vivian’s Charm, Bahati’s Mapenzi, Elani’s Sirudi, Size 8’s Ni Yesu, Otile Brown’s Baby Love, Chaguo La Moyo, Mapenzi Hisia, Aje Anione among others.

That said, who among the three is the baddest video director according to you? Leave a comment below.

Yvonne Darcq has dropped a new banger ‘Chinjiana’ and we are feeling it (Video)

Sultry Kenyan singer Yvonne Darcq is back with another jam and believe you me, it’s one for the books.

Dubbed Chinjiana, which loosely translates to hit on one another, the song is all about flirting with someone that you really like and what follows after that. I believe you are all of age so I don’t really need to explain this.

This song epitomizes what happens in the modern society i.e. how conversations begin in Instagram DMs and before you know it, the two of you are hooking up.

Yvonne Darcq
Yvonne Darcq

I really loved the slow ragga/ dance-hall vibe in Chinjiana. In my opinion, it gave the song context and made it more appealing.

Of course, Yvonne Darcq’s sexy voice makes you want to listen to the song again and again. You almost feel like she is telling you slide into her DM. Okay, maybe I’m stretching it but you get my point, don’t you?

I also felt that her approach in this song is different from what we are all used to. While she’s still very seductive, it was awesome to see her vibing to a dance-hall beat.

Chinjiana was produced by the one and only Jegede and he did a commendable, while some may argue that this song is a bit slow, I still feel like it has a party vibe, think of it like a warm up song.

The song was directed by Ricky Bekko of Big Dreams Entertainment and to be honest, apart from the beautiful shots, especially in the club, I also loved the scene transitioning.

Listen to Chinjiana below and tell us what you think.