TG Omori (Real Name: ThankGod Omori Jesam, Born on June 8, 1995; Age: 27 years old) is a Nigerian cinematographer and music video director. TG Omori’s net worth is estimated at $700,000, an amount he accumulated majorly from his career as a director and cinematographer.
As famous as the videos he directed, TG Omori inspired a generation of cinematographers, revolutionized an entire style, and, in the process, became a legend in the Nigerian music industry, which is doing well and is rated among the top entertainment industries in the world. Get to know more about him here.
Summary of TG Omori’s Biography
- Full name: ThankGod Omori Jesam
- Nickname: TG Omori, Boy Director
- Gender: Male
- Date of birth: June 8, 1995
- TG Omori’s Age: 27 years old
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Zodiac Sign: Gemini
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Religion: Christian
- Marital Status: Single
- TG Omori’s Height in Inches: 5 feet 6 inches
- TG Omori’s Height in Centimetres: 167.6cm
- TG Omori’s Weight: 75 kg
- TG Omori’s Net worth: $700,000
- Famous for: Video Director
- TG Omori’s Instagram: @boy_director
- Twitter: @boy_director
Who Is TG Omori?
TG Omori is a 27-year-old professional Nigerian cinematographer and music video director. Also known as Boy Director, Omori plays a major role in the Nigerian music industry as he’s shot several top-notch videos for top Nigerian musicians like Olamide, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Tekno, Kizz Daniel, Fireboy DML, Falz, Timaya, and Naira Marley, etc.
Where Is TG Omori From and What Is His State of Origin?
TG Omori originally hails from Cross River State, which is in South-South geopolitical zone in Nigeria, but was born and raised in Agungi, a residential area in Lekki, Lagos state. Growing up with his middle-class parents, Omori had his primary education, after which he attended Kuramo College, Victoria Island Lagos, before heading to the University of Lagos ( UNILAG). He studied briefly at UNILAG and later dropped out to study Performing and Media Art at Wale Adenuga’s PEFTI Film Institute (also known as Pencil Movie Institute) in Lagos State.
How Omori Began His Career
Omori’s interest in cinematography dates back to his early teenage years when as a member of his church drama group, he was one of his group’s best actors. He was also responsible for directing stage plays in his school and church. While growing up, he desired to be an entertainer, so he engaged himself in various creative pursuits.
He was a dancer, rapper, stand-up comedian, and actor but ended up as a filmmaker. His newly found passion for filmmaking made him leave his studies at the University halfway so he could pursue his dreams.
After graduating from film school, TG Omori worked with Red Art Group as a scriptwriter. There he learned how to use the digital camera and the mechanics of film editing. To polish his skills and to further equip himself as a professional cinematographer, he engaged himself in creating content for YouTube and other online platforms. Before he turned 20, he was already making videos. He was notably the youngest professional filmmaker in Nigeria at the time.
TG Omori is one person who is certain of what he wants and is ready to take on his newly found fame. To him, the camera is just a tool, not the main creator. When he had access to a camera, Omori would go out, shoot viral videos with friends, and return home to edit them.
By so doing, he not only made little income for himself but also gained more experience in filmmaking. His first breakthrough was in 2015 when his friend introduced him to a group that gave him a contract related to his profession. He did it, and the videos went viral.
Days after his successful presentation, TG Omori got a call to shoot a video for an up-and-coming artist, Minz. He charged ₦700,000 to shoot Minz’s song, “Aunty Patricia” and his creativity in the video further announced him to the music market. Between 2016 and 2017, he shot videos for artists like Dremo, DJ ECool, Jinmi Abduls, and Mayorkun.
Breaking further into the mainstream with his name circulating in the A-list circles, Omori began to generate huge income shooting videos for YCee’s “My Side” and Yung L’s song with Reekado Banks. He also shot a video that featured popular Nigerian rapper and singer Zlatan Ibile.
His Major Break Came in 2019 with Naira Marley’s Video
2019 brought TG Omori to his major career breakthrough when he shot Naira Marley’s ‘most controversial song’, “Am I A Yahoo Boy.” To him, shooting Naira Marley’s video would further fuel his fame beyond the shores of Nigeria. While doing that, he also got the golden opportunity to shoot King Perry’s “Murder”. Luckily, the two videos were released the same week, earning him more publicity all over his social media platforms.
The success and popularity of Marley and King Perry’s music videos earned Omori more gigs with top Nigerian artists – he shot Olamide’s “Oil and Gas” and “Totori” with Wizkid. He also shot videos for Fireboy, Timaya, Tiwa Savage, D’banj, and Tekno. Naira Marley reached out again because he had another controversial song, “Soapy,” which was released in 2019.
To end the successful year, TG Omori won video director of the year at City People Entertainment Awards and directed two videos in the top 10 most viewed Nigerian music videos of 2019.
In 2021, TG Omori directed a video for the North African remix of Cee Kay’s smash hit, Love Nwantiti featuring ElGrande Toto. The video was released on 4 November 2021, and it gained over 34 million views within a month of its release on YouTube.
In 2022, he shot and directed music videos for Asake’s “Sungba”, “Organise”, “Bandana”, “Terminator”, “Peace Be Unto You”, and Rema’s “Are you there”, among many others.
TG Omori’s Videography
- “My Side” by Ycee
- “Totori” by Olamide, Wizkid & I.D Cabasa
- “Am I a Yahoo Boy” by Naira Marley
- “Soapy,” by Naira Marley
- “Billionaire” by Teni
- “Stoopid” by Timaya
- “Blow” by Wizkid & Blaq Jersey
- “King” by Fireboy DML & D smoke
- “Girls” by Falz,
- “Nobody” by DJ Neptune, Joeboy & Mr. Eazi
- “Vibration” by Fireboy
- “Skeletun” by Tekno,
- “Agege” by Tekno (feat. Zlatan Ibile)
- Shy by D’Bnj
- “Odpgwu” by Burna Boy
- “Away” by Oxlade
- “Ozumba Mbadiwe” by Reekado Banks (feat. Fireboy DML)
- “Sungba” by Asake
- “Organise” by Asake
- “Peace Be Unto You” by Asake
- “Are you there” by Rema
What Is TG Omori’s Net Worth?
TG Omori’s net worth is estimated at $700,000, which is roughly ₦322 million. He accumulated much of his wealth from his career as a video director and cinematographer. At the moment, TG Omori is indisputably one of the most prolific music video directors in Nigeria.
Some of TG Omori’s recent top most-viewed music videos include Kizz Daniel’s “Buga”(143 million views); “Ozumba Mbadiwe” by Reekado Banks ft. Fireboy DML (33 million views); Asake’s “Peace Be Unto You” (25 million views); “Totori” by I.D Cabasa ft. Olamide & Wizkid (11 million views); and “Call” by Joe Boy (9 million views).
One of Omori’s most recent creative works is Davido’s trending song off his Timeless album, “Feel”. For the first time, he got the chance to work with one of Africa’s best-selling musical artists, and the video was a huge success, with over two million views in less than one month.
Aside from making and directing videos for top Nigerian musicians, Omori also generates income from other side jobs. As a model, for instance, he is known for his eclectic fashion sense. He has appeared as a fashion model and has been featured on the runway of the prominent Heineken Lagos fashion week. He also features in front of the cameras of music videos.
How Much Does TG Omori Charge for a Music Video?
TG Omori charges between $35,000 (₦16 million) and $50,000(₦23 million) per video shoot. TG Omori is one of the most sought-after video directors in Nigeria. Prior to his rise to fame, he charged as low as ₦700,000 to shoot a video, but as his fame grew wider, so did his fee.
Omori’s charging fee per video shoot is the highest compared to what other top directors like Clarence Peters, DJ TEE, Meji Alabi, Moe Musa, and Daps charge. It is said that the likes of Clarence Peters charge between ₦3 million to ₦6 million, which is much lower than what TG’s pay per shoot.
List of TG Omori’s Awards
For his long years of commitment to the creation and directing of exceptional music videos in Nigeria, TG Omori has received accolades from various bodies in the entertainment industry. The most recent award he has received so far was at The Headies 2022, where his creative work on Fireboy’s “Champion” received the “Best music video” award. This was quite exceptional for his fast-growing career.
TG Omori’s Awards and Accolades include
- 2019 City People Entertainment Awards for “Best Music Video Director of the Year”
- AFRIMMA 2020 award for “Best Music Video Director of the Year”
- 2021 Headies nomination for “Best Music Video (“Billionaire” by Teni)” award
- 2022 Headies “Best music video” award