If you don’t know who Melina Matsoukas is, it’s time to change that. She’s not only the director of the pilot for Issa Rae’s newly picked up comedy ‘Insecure’ but a grammy award winner and the brains behind hit music videos like “We Found Love”, “Pretty Hurts” and much more. From her stellar sense of style to her epic boss moves, this is why you should know who Melina Matsoukas is.
She’s moving on up. Melina is the director behind Issa Rae’s pilot for new comedy ‘Insecure’. The series has just been picked up by HBO and follows two modern Black women as they navigate uncomfortable and racy experiences.
She’s a record breaker. Melina is the first ever female director to win MTV’s Best Video Award for Rihanna’s ‘We Found Love.”
She’s honed her craft. Melina has worked with everyone from Jay Z and Beyonce to Jennifer Lopez. Her talents don’t stop at music, she also has big clients on her resume including Coca Cola, Lexus and Adidas.
She’s an internet darling. Her YouTube channel has over a billion views, while her Instagram boasts 25k followers.
She’s stylish. We all love a good slay and Melina provides them consistently. From sleek and minimalistic to fun and boundary-pushing, she can own any look.
She’s has international reach. She was the brains behind Solange’s video for ‘Losing You’ which helped her snag the best pop video award at the UK MVAs.
She isn’t stuck in one lane. Her short film Negros Negros was nominated for a Directors Guild of America award and got her recognition as the Director of the Year in 2009 by the Music Video Production Association.
She has an amazing crew. From top fashion editor Shiona Turini (pictured here) to Solange and Beyonce, Melina rolls with the best of them.