Intro

Sami Leka (born 18 May 1980) is an Albanian Music-Video Director, Editor, Colorist, Vfx. He has received many national and international awards, including Best graphic designer and Best Editing for the video-music productions. Sami Leka is called as one of the most influential people in Albania over years for the video-producing and he is ranked among the highest-paid directors in Albania. After graduating from the Academy of Arts in Albania, Leka has been nominated as the best student establishing one of the best artistic job ever in the framework of a student studies. His artistic job has been awarded as one of the most accomplished works of the decade and recently, is included in the Academy’s archive. This was rare as a student work has never been excepted before in the Academy’s archive. Academy archive accepts only one work of every ten years. It was 2003 when Sami Leka started to be part of the Albanian video-music- producing market. Leka, started to lead his own ideas in 2009, when he got promoted as one of the best video-music directors in Albania. It was (2006) when he has been awarded with “Best Graphic Designer” in the ‘Netët e Klipit Shqiptar’ Festival in Albania. The first award transformed him into the inspiration for the Albanian singers regarding the video-songs. Leka demonstrated a strong working proficiency in video production and post-production editing, showing that his strongest point was the development of a great eye for visual design aesthetics.

Career

Leka’s first major video-music production was ‘Perse me mua’, in 2006, when he has been awarded with the first Prize in Graphic in the ‘Netet e Klipit’ Festival.

That year, he was also one of the ‘first choices’ of Albanian singers. He started to become famous and due to his talent the most well-known singers in Albania started to trust the production of their video-songs to Sami Leka.

At the same time, Leka collaborated with prestigious studio such as Ministry of Communication, Pika, Kuju Studio. Also, he collaborated with Real TV during 2006 and Ora TV contributing in the post-production of the two advertisements of the BOOM TV show.

It was 2003 when Leka started to work in part time in BBF TV. In the beginning of his professional career, he started with the editing process of the video-songs. Developing further his skills he became the main graphic designer (Vfx) and color grading.  

Leka became the supervisor of all the post-production in the BBF TV during 2010. Since then, he is still in the position of the supervisor covering all the post-production industry in the television. During his career, Leka has demonstrated a strong working proficiency in video production and post-production editing. Based on his experience, Leka became an effective team player that thrives in a fast-paced and highly collaborative environment.

Leka collaborated with numerous of Albanian singers’ overtime. Often, after the first collaboration, the same artists decided to keep collaborating with him for their future video-songs. Some of Leka’s close collaborations as below: (Ranking according the alphabetic order)

Adrian Gaxha – Brilante 2008.

Afërdita Dreshaj – Nese je burre 2008, Qyteti hesht 2012.

Agim Poshka – I kam te gjitha e skam asgje 2006.

Alban Skënderaj– 2009, Nese thua po  & Mrekullia e 8 -2013, Je ti & Urat e jetes – 2014, Mirmengjes & Miresevjen ne sHpirtin tim – 2013, 24 ore – 2014, Dhurata – 2017.

Albërie Hadërgjonaj ft Don Pizhi – E ndezim pak 2008, 1 Shans 2018, Sa here mke dasht 2016, Leje leje 2018, Kur nuk shkon nuk shkon 2013, Music 2015.

Altuna Sejdiu ‘’Tuna’’ - Pardon 2014, Hola 2014, Bermuda 2016, Nobody there 2015.

Anjeza Shahini – Lote pendimi, & Erdhi momenti 2010.

Anxhela Peristeri  – Mos me harro 2007, Femer mediatike 2014, Bye bye 2015, S’ka si ne 2015, Ta kam dhon 2015, Si po jetoj 2016, I joti 2017, Insanely in love 2018, Muza ime 2019.

Artjola Toska– Cohen rosat 2007, Njoh dy cuna 2008, Goc Tirone jam 2013.

Aurela Gaçe- Transit 2011, Ja ke nge, Jepi volum 2012, Shpirt i shpirtit tim , Dua  2013, Merrem sonte  2014, Bab ne kte skene  2015,  Nene e imja nene 2016, Fustani 2017, Te dua 2018.

Bleona Qereti - Scandalous 2009, Take you over, Pass out, Fuck you I’m famous 2015, Take you over 2015, I don’t need your love, Monster 2018, Su di noi, 2019.

Çiljeta Xhilaga– Falma 2007.

Dafina Zeqiri-  Vec me tpas ty, Got ur back, Ndjenje tjeter 2014, Hate you love you 2015, Te ti, Shume qejf 2016, Rude girl 2017.

Denada Bare- Te ndjej 2008.

Eli Fara- Vjeshta 2010, Vetem sonte 2012, Denglat, Hallakatem 2013, Nga dashuria 2014, Me mua mos 2015, Akoma 2017.

Eranda Libohova – Ti me harro 2009, Coko dhe kakao 2010, Tkam tregu 2017.

Ermal Mamaqi– Let’s love 2007.

Flori Mumajesi - Pa jete 2014, Trendafil 2018, Jo vetem fjale 2014, Ani ani syn 2011, Tequila vava 2001.

Greta Koçi ft Erion Korini – Kush ka faj 2006, Mos shiko tjeter 2001, Dashuri pa shije , Shkolla wilson 2008,  Me fal nene 2009, Get this 2010, Me mu mas miri 2015, Ai ia vlejti , S’jena ni moti, I besova 2016, Atij 2017.

Ingrit Gjoni – Jek e jek 2006, Perse me mua 2005, Vitamina 2007, Barbi silicon 2007, Relax 2011, My heart is cryin 2011, Inshallah 2013, Imposible 2013, Hajde sonte 2013, Mbretershe 2014, Besame 2014, Do me kerkosh 2015, Sa me larg 2016, Faji 2016, Fustani pika pika 2017, Hasta la vista 2018, Flake 2018.

Ingrit Gjoni ft Ciljeta Xhilaga – Puci puci 2008. Mike dhe rivale 2012

Irma Libohova– Preke hunden 2007, Tango 2008.

Leonora Jakupi-  Iluzion 2012, Vajza e kojshise , Cift ty dua te kem  2014, Diamant, Te kam jete 2016.

Manjola Nalbani – Shpirtin ke tek mua 2009, Zemer Tirane 2012.

Merita Halili– Potpuri &Mall per Tiranen 2007.

Miriam Cani- Labyrinth – 2013, Shiu im – 2014.

Poni– Dashuria labe 2007, Kacurrelat 2017, Nuk ta fal 2015, Bio 2015, Nje sekonde 2011, Jap e jap 2012, Americano 2015, Laberi moj laberi 2010.

Rozana Radi – Policia 2006, Fly 2009, Joli mambo 2008, Forever 2014, Per me pas nje roze 2015,

Sabri Fejzullahu – Aeoroporti 2011, Ku je me kend je, Ilaci im 2012, Goditje ne zemer , Nuk harrohet 2013.

Samanta Karavella – All I need, Pafundesi , Larg 2013, Asnjo si un 2015, Na e dina , Si ai 2016, Zemren maje 2017, Faji 2018.

Shkelzen Doli– Albanian soul, Baresha , Arbereshes sime, 2017.

Sidrit Bejleri – Sa fort te du 2017, A e ke ndi 2018.

Silva Gunbardhi- Dije se te dua 2009, Kolazh dasme 2018, Hajde shqipe 2018, I love you 2017, Tequila 2014, Te ka lali shpirt 2013, Take truk 2009, Digje zemren 2017, Djemte e Vlores 2012, Unaza 2011.

Sinan Hoxha– Mamin babin e mashtron 2006, Mama mia 2018, Luje luje 2019, Bomba 2015, Gili gili 2013, Vullkan 2017, Vdeksha per ty 2014, Lock e zemer 2012, Alo alo ambulanca 2009, Adrenalina 2010, Kajrafili i vogel 2012, Kuq e zi 2011. Luje luje 2019.

Soni Malaj – Me te jeton 2014, Zeshkania 2017, Loca 2017, Me rrena 2015, Tulipan i bardhe 2014, En la intimidad 2018.

Stine – Relax 2011, Kieda show 2012, My everything, Friday night 2013, Nese vjen 2014.

Vagabondi ft Erion Korini & Gjergj Jorgaqi – Nenat shqiptare 2007.

Yllka Kuqi – E jotja sjam 2014, Nje vit zemra mu thy, Te kujtoj i mallkuar 2015, Ku je sonte, A ke zemer 2015, Je dashnia 2018.

Zaimina Vasjari – I kom 2013, Po ta dija 2014, Backout 2015, Vec ti 2013, Me u kthy 2016, Problem 2010, S’te dua 2007.

Part of Leka’s daily-bases job has been working in several post-productions of several advertising too. He successfully collaborated regarding the advertises with Raiffeisen BankVodafone, AMC Albania, Societe Generale Bank, Tirana BankDigitalb.

A list of other collaborations with Albanian Singers of Sami Leka

2 Ton; 2po2; Adelina Berisha; Adelina Emini; Adelina Tahiri; Adrian Bujupi; Aida Doci; Alban Ramosaj; Albatrit Muqiqi; Albulena Ukaj; Aleksandër Gjoka; Alida Duka; Altin Shira; Altin Sulku; Amarda Arkaxhiu; Andi Shkoza; Andos; Anila Mimani; Anjeza Branka; Anjeza Shahini; Antre; Anxhelina Hadergjonaj; Aranit Hoxha; Argjend Lloga; Arif Vladi; Arilena Ara; Arinda Gjoni; Arta Bajrami; Artan Kola; Artushi; Aurel Thellimi; Aurora Ndoj; Baby G; Barbana Dini; Beatrix Ramosaj Bekim Kumanova ; Besjan Gashi; Big Basta; Big Mama; Blerina Braka; Blerina Matraku; Blero; Bruno; Capital T; Cozman; Bujar Asqeriu; Cartani; Devis Xherahu; Dhurata Dora; Dilan Reka; Dj Blunt; Dj Sardi; Djemte E Vjoses; Don Arbas; Don Pizhi; Duli; Dava Gjergji; Denisa Gjezo; Denisa Laska; Dinora; Dj Aldo; Eglantina Toska; Elda Shabani; Elgit Doda; Endrit Mumajesi; Elita 5; Elizabeta Marku; Edea Demaliaj; Elvana Gjata; Elvana Sadriu; Enca Haxhia; Eneda Tarifa; Eni Koçi; Enxhi Nasufi; Era Istrefi; Erga Halilaj; Erik Lloshi Erion Korini; Ermal Fejzullahu; Ertila Koka; Etno Engjujt; Eugent Bushpepa; Evans Rama; Evi Reçi; Edi Furra; Fatlume Popovci; Fatmira Berçani; Filloreta Raci; Fjolla Morina; Flora Gashi; Françesk Radi; Frida Xhoi & Xhei; Egzon Pireci; Elinara Shehu; Enkelejda Alushi; Ergi Dini; Ervin Bushati; Ervin Gonxhi; Fahrije Zogaj; Formula B; Ganimete Abazi (Ganja); Gena; Genc Prelvukaj; Gent Fatali; Genta Ismajli Gili; Gjeto Luca; Gjiko; Gjon Karrica; Gjyste Vulaj; Gold Ag; Gresa Behluli; Grupi Burn; Grupi I Tepelenës; G Bani; Gazment Kelmendi; GBMC; Gezim Salaj; Gjin Ndona; Hysni Zela; Irini Qirjako; Irkenc Hyka; Jeta Faqolli; Jonida Maliqi; Juliana Pasha; Hajredin Gjeta; Hysni Alushi; John Shahu; Jolanda Dhamo; Jurgen Kacani; Kaltrina Selimi; Kastriot Tusha; Kamaja; Kastro Zizo; Klajdi Haruni; Klint Collaku; Labinot Tahiri; Lazy; Ledi Vokshi; Ledina Çelo; Ledri Vula; Lind Islami; Lori Kaçka (Lori); Luana Vjollca; Lumi B; Liria Dedvukaj; Mahmut Ferati; Majk; Mariana Leka; Mariola Kacani; Mariza Ikonomi Mateus Frroku; Maya Alickaj; Meda; Mentor Haziri; Mentor Kurtishi; Mimoza Paraveli; Mimoza Shkodra; Morena Taraku; Motrat Mustafa; Muharrem Hoxha; Muharrem Ahmeti; Mustafa Mehja; Kelly; Klea Huta; Labinot Rexha; Luar; Marjeta Billo; Mr Elvis ; Nexhat Osmani; Nrg Band; Nurteel; Nikollë Nikprelaj; Noizy; Nora Istrefi; Olta Boka; Orgesa Zaimi; Orinda Huta; Ornela Bregu; Offchestra; Pandora; Petrit Lulo; Produkt 28; Ramadan Krasniqi; Remi; Remzie Osmani; Revolt Klan; Rezarta Shkurta; Ronela Hajati; Rovena Ibrahimi; Rovena Stefa; Onat; Rati; Sergio; Seven Saraci; Skerdi Ago; Sheila Haxhiraj; Shkelzen Jetishi; Shkumbin Ismaili; Shkurte Fejza - Behluli; Shkurte Gashi; Shpat Kasapi; Sinan Vllasaliu; Skivi; Stresi; Sabiani; Silvana Dollapi; Sparksi; Teuta Selimi; Heidi Lushtaku; Tingulli 3; Valbona Halili; Valbona Mema; Vani; Vedat Ademi; Vellezerit Korcare; Venera Lumani; Vera Laci; Vesa Luma; Vig Popa ; Vjollca Luka; Tinka Kurti ; Valton; Vaske Curri; Vida Kunora; Vitori Balili; Vjollca Haxhiu; Valton Krasniqi; Valentina Spaho; Xhero; Xhesika Polo; Xhavit Dedej; Xhensila Myrtezaj; Ylli Baka; Zef Beka; Zerka.

Work

Leka has worked on, in over 5 thousand video-music and won over 40 different prizes. Leka has the highest number of collaborations in Albania, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro and the highest number of awards in editing, directing and coloring video-songs.

BLEONA - Take you Over (2015).

Bleona - I Don't Need Your Love (2018).

Bleona - Monster (2018).

Saad Ramadan - E7sasik Sanam (2014).

Shkëlzen Doli - Baresha (2017).

Chawki - QAHWA (2017).

Aurela Gaze - Tranzit (2016).

Anxhela Peristeri - Insanely in Love ft. Kastriot Tusha (2018).

Dafina- Hate you, Love you (2017).

Flori Mumajesi - Pa jete (2014).

Leonora Jakupi - Vajza e kojshise (2014).

Miriam Cani - Shiu im (2014).

ROZANA RADI - PER ME PAS NJI ROZE (2014).

Soni Malaj Ft. Jowell“El la Intimidad” (2014).

Alban Skenderaj - Miresevjen ne shpirtin tim (2014).

Era Istrefi - Njo si ti (2014).

Elvana Gjata - Njelloj (2016).

Stine- Nese Vjen (2014).

Eli Fara- Vetem Sonte (2014)

Eranda Libohova- Takm Tregu (2017)

Enca - Dua (2018)

Awards

Leka has been awarded with over than 20 awards. He has been nominated in different categories, such as: best graphic, best editing, best coloring, best post production, etc.  In the ‘Netet e Klipit Shqipatar’ Festival he has been awarded with the Best Graphic designer with the song ‘Perse me mua’ by Ingrit Gjoni and in 2007 with the song ‘Preke Hunden’ by Irma Libohova.

Netet e Klipit Shqiptar Festival
 

Awarded - Ingrit Gjoni –Perse me mua’–Best Graphic, 2006

Awarded - Irma Libohova - Preke Hunden - Best Graphic 2007

Awarded- Vagabondi- Nenat Shqiptare –-Best Video/First Prize, 2007

Awarded - Alban Skenderaj- Larg dhe Afer –Best Video/First Prize, 2008

Awarded- Ingrit Gjoni- VITAMINA – Audience Award, 2008

Awarded- Shota Baraliu- Adonis- Best Editing, 2009

Awarded- Blero Ft Zajmina- Vec Ti –Best Production, 2010

Awarded- Big Basta - Bohu gati- Best Video Music Hip Hop, 2010

Awarded- Stine Ft Ingrit Gjoni- Relax –Audience Award, 2011

Awarded- Poni – Fjala ime eshte kenga- Best Video for the Albanian Folk Music, 2012

Awarded- Leonora Jakupi – Iluzion- Media Award, 2012

Awarded- Aurela Gace- Tranzit –Best Video/First Prize, 2012

Awarded- Ciljeta Ft Ingrit Gjoni- Mike dhe Rivale –Best Production, 2012

Awarded- Leonora Jakupi- Vajza e Kojshise –Best Video/First Prize, 2014

Awarded- Anxhela Peristeri Ft Marcus Markado- Bye Bye –Best Editing, 2015

Awarded- Rozana Radi- Per me Pas nje Roze –Best Video/First Prize, 2016

Awarded Ingrit Gjoni ft. Gjeto Luca – Best Production, 2017


 

Video Fest Awards

Awarded - Alban Skenderaj- Larg dhe Afer – Best Video/First Prize, 2008

Awarded- Alban Skenderaj - Miresevjen ne Shpirtin Tim –Best Video/First Prize, 2012

Awarded- Alban Skenderaj - Miresevjen ne Shpirtin Tim – Best Video Pop, 2012

Awarded- Elvana Gjata ft 2po2-Beso –Best R&B Music Video, 2013

Awarded- Flori Mumajesi- Pa jete - Best Video/First Prize, 2013

Awarded - Alban Skenderaj- Mrekullia e 8 –Best Video Pop, 2014

Awarded- Dafina Zeqiri Ft Dj Blunt- Vec me te pas Ty –Best R&B Music Video, 2014

Nominated - Alban Skenderaj- Mirëmëngjes –Best Video Pop, 2013


 

Zhurma Show

Awarded -Aurela Gace ft. Fifi – S’nuk - Best Video/First Prize, 2017

Nominated - Leonora Jakupi -  Iluzion- Best Video, 2011

Nominated - Alban Skenderaj – Mirmëngjes- Best Video, 2012

Nominated - Elvana Gjata ft 2po2 – Beso - Best Video, 2013

Nominated - Leonora Jakupi - Vajza e kojshisë - Best Video, 2014

Nominated - Dafina Zeqiri ft. Sardi Dj - Te ti - Best Video, 2015

Nominated -Capital T ft. Dhurata Dora – Bongo -Best Video, 2016

Nominated -Enca ft. Noizy – Bow down - Best Video, 2016

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