Fela’s Kajal extends collab with Megan Thee Stallion in Popeyes creative

(Director Kajal, Megan Thee Stallion)

The new Megan Thee Stallion creative for Popeyes“Hottie Sauce,” was directed by female powerhouse director Kajal, who recently signed with the Toronto-based and culture-defining production company, Fela.

A Brooklyn native, Kajal is a multifaceted creative who rose to acclaim directing the powerful and transformative documentary short  Protecting Women of Color, starring Megan Thee Stallion and published by The New York Times

Created via agency GUT Miami, the Houston-born rapper drops the beat, then goes “Stallion-Mode” to come to the rescue in an epic showdown for her beloved Hottie Sauce. The modern-day Western blends music video elements, vibrant 2D animated sequences, comedic action, and an adorable dog cameo by Megan Thee Stallion’s frenchie.  Watch below:

REELated: Megan Thee Stallion drops her Hottie Sauce at Popeyes

Kajal’s creative portfolio encompasses inspirational campaigns for Nike and Hennessey that celebrate Black and Brown voices, in addition to photographing Issa Rae for the cover of Mic Magazine’s debut print issue in October 2021. Kajal achieved early success directing short films at Complex Magazine, where her documentary with Billie Eilish for Pigeons and Planes helped jumpstart her career.

A rising star across creative disciplines, Kajal uses her art to elevate underrepresented communities and to amplify people of color. She draws inspiration from her experience as a first-generation American to tell genuine stories that are rooted in realism and truth, packing an emotional punch. Kajal’s passion for filmmaking dates back to her youth, watching Bollywood films with her late grandfather–an aspiring director–who taught her the art of film and instilled a sense of humanity that inspires her work today.

“Kajal is a trailblazing director making waves in the industry and paving new paths for underrepresented creatives to achieve success. She’s fearless and strives to tell authentic and thought-provoking narratives that champion traditionally marginalized voices and help impact the way we view the world. Her vision reflects Fela’s mission of telling authentic cultural stories, and we’re excited to grow with her and help her push the narrative forward,” stated Taj Critchlow, co-founder and executive producer, Fela.


  • Client: Popeyes
  • Agency: GUT Miami
  • Production Company: Fela
  • Director: Kajal