Hayford known in showbiz circles as Takyi Native is an Accra based Ghanaian video director, editor, director of photography (DOP) and founder of Native Media.
Takyi Native was born and raised in the Western Part of the country – Takoradi to be precise, where he had his basic education. After completing his secondary education at St John’s Boys SHS he went on to pursue software engineering at IPMC. He went further up the educational ladder by enrolling at Wisconsin University where he offered Bachelor of Science in Information Technology.
Henry Hayford worked as an animator and editor for the 2012 Miss T-Poly Pageant, edited the Pepper Dem music video for Stonebwoy which featured Edem & Amare. He also worked on Miss Universe 2017 as video editor, shot and edited ‘Providence and Destiny’ for Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams and worked on numerous other TV shows and commercials in Ghana.
Takyi Native considers himself naturally talented with an effortless ability to capture beautiful moments onto film and translate them into something creative and memorable.
He possesses a unique style that is entirely his own, he is very dynamic and highly creative. Never one to rest, he has been working hard at shooting and producing some of the best and notable music videos of artists with both local and international recognition.
He has shot many music videos which includes;
Flexclusive – My Love featuring Eno Barony
Eno Barony – Fear no Man
Bisa kdai -Asew featuring Mic Flames
Eno Barony – Deedew ft Sista Efia
Snow b -Kwasema ft kofi kinaata
Aya – tele wele
Eno Barony – Juicy me
Mr J – Attention
Blackstarx Togo – Agama
Blackstarx Togo – Time no dey ft Donzy
His work as a prolific video director and editor naturally brought his works to the attention of award organizers. He took home the ‘Directed Video’ trophy at TGCLU DTV 2017 held in Washington DC and was nominated twice at the Western Region Music Awards as well as getting a nomination at the 4syte Music Video Awards (MVA) for Best Gospel Video.
He currently works as Senior Video Editor at Dominion TV and is also the Creative Director for Diplomatic Call TV show.
Follow him on Instagram and Facebook at Takyi Native. For bookings Contact: +233 24 429 3781
Source : Wyse Brain