Patrick Elis is an actor and music video director from Nigeria. He is from Delta State but you grew up in Warri. He has been into music directing For almost 10 years,He hit the lime light after He shot wizkid first video “Holla at your Boy“.Best Video Director AFRIMMA AWARD 2016 winner.
Patrick Elis studied Architecture in school— Petroleum Training Institute in Warri, He moved to Lagos where he joined a group of guys that deal in music
production and they started working together. So, in 2008, IHe went to South
Africa to study and came back to Nigeria and started working with
different directors. In 2010, He
joined Nigezie as its director of photography. Before
Patrick Elis went and studied cinematography in United States.
Patrick started Directing since 2008 but the Patrick Elis concept came to the fore in 2010 when He
shot Wiz Kid’s “Holla at Your Boy” video. But before then, He have been
shooting videos . He shot some reality shows. He shot “Who Wants to be a
Millionaire”; worked with Nigezie for about a year; shot some TV
commercials and a lot of stuffs for private organizations, which He
didn’t put his name on. But when He shot Wizkid’s video, He needed to put a
name, so that was how Patrick Elis’ name first appeared on TV as music
video director. Elis also shot Samklef video called Labalaba. He shot Bonbe, Show me your Money, Thank You and a couple of others for wizkid.