TG Omori

TG Omori,[1] also known as Boy Director (born ThankGod Omori Jesam ) is a Nigerian music video director and cinematographer.[2] TG Omori has directed music videos for recording artists across various genres of new generation, includes Olamide, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Tekno, Kiss Daniel, Fireboy DML, Falz,[3] Timaya, Naira Marley, and many others.[4]

TG Omori
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Born
ThankGod Omori Jesam Obono

(1995-06-08) 8 June 1995 (age 26)
Lagos, Nigeria
Other namesBoy Director
OccupationFilmmaker, Music video director, Cinematographer, Fashion Stylist
Years active2018 - Present
Websitetgomori.com

Early lifeEdit

ThankGod Omori Jesam, hails from Cross-River State in Nigeria.[5] Omori grew up in Agungi, Lagos State, Nigeria from a middle-class background. He started directing at 15 while overseeing stage plays in his school and church. Omori started making videos at the early age of 16, but took it up professionally at 18 after graduating from Pencil film institute, making him the youngest professional filmmaker in Nigeria at the time.[6]

CareerEdit

In 2019, TG Omori was responsible for around half of the videos on the summer 2019 charts Count down on MTV, Soundcity, and Trace.[7] He directed videos for numerous musicians, including a controversial song by Naira Marley "Am I a Yahoo boy",[8] "Totori" by Olamide & Wizkid, and "Soapy" by Naira Marley which won viewers Choice at the 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival.[9] In 2019, he won video director of the year at City People Entertainment Awards and directed two videos in top 10 most viewed Nigerian music videos of 2019.[10]

FashionEdit

TG Omori, career, however, is not just limited to the behind the scene alone but has appeared also as a fashion model and has featured on the runway of the prominent Heineken Lagos fashion week.[11]

VideographyEdit

Year Artiste Song Title
2018 Ycee My Side
2019 Olamide, Wizkid & I.D Cabasa Totori[12]
Naira Marley Soapy
Teni Billionaire
Timaya Stoopid[13]
Wizkid & Blaq Jersey Blow
Naira Marley I'm a Yahoo Boy,[14]
Fireboy DML King[15]
Falz (feat. Patoranking) Girls[16]
Fireboy Vibration
Fireboy What if I say
Olamide Pawon[17]
Tekno Skeletun[18]
Tekno Suru[19]
Tekno (feat. Zlatan Ibile) Agege
Blaqbonez Shut Up
Victor AD Kpokpo Didi
D'banj Shy
2020 Burna Boy Odogwu[20]
Oxlade Away
DJ Neptune, Joeboy & Mr Eazi Nobody
Joeboy Call
Vector (feat. Davido) Comfort[21]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Event Prize Recipient Result Ref
2019 City People Entertainment Awards Best Music Video Director of the Year Himself Won [22]
2020 AFRIMMA Best Music Video Director of the Year Himself Won [23]
2021 The Headies Best Music Video ("Billionaire" by Teni) Himself Nominated [24]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "TG Omori". genius. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  2. ^ Gbenga Bada (19 August 2019). "5 leading Nigerian music video directors you should know". Pulse Ng. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Falz the Bahd Guy, TG Omori and Patience Namadingo". bbc. 12 August 2019. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  4. ^ Chisom Njoku (3 November 2019). "TG Omori: Beating The Odds And Shooting For The Stars". guardian. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  5. ^ 0-1:05 clip covers {Basic info} (16 November 2019). "Music Videos: Why Girls Go Naked TG Omori". Channels Television. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  6. ^ "The Young Music Video Director TG Omori Talks About His Journey As A Director | Today On STV". Silverbird Television. 31 December 2018. Retrieved 27 June 2020.
  7. ^ Adedayo Laketu (4 November 2019). "Interview TG Omori Is Breathing New Life Into Nigerian Music Videos". Okayafrica. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  8. ^ Kolapo Olapoju (12 May 2019). "TG Omori wants you to know why he shot Naira Marley's 'Yahoo Boy' video". Ynaija. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  9. ^ Augoye, Jayne (12 January 2020). "Naira Marley wins first major award at Soundcity MVP (Full list of winners)". Premium Times. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  10. ^ MOTOLANI ALAKE (5 December 2019). "Here are the 15 most viewed Nigerian music videos of 2019". Pulse Ng. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  11. ^ "5 Style Lessons To Learn From TG Omori's November 2020 Cover". 26 November 2020. Retrieved 23 May 2021.
  12. ^ MOTOLANI ALAKE (7 January 2019). "Wizkid and Olamide feature on ID Cabasa's comeback single, 'Totori'". Pulse Ng. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  13. ^ MOTOLANI ALAKE (28 June 2019). "Timaya releases visuals to dance jam, '2 Stoopid'". Pulse Ng. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  14. ^ "Naira Marley: Why I shot 'Am I a Yahoo Boy' video – TG Omori". Premium. 5 June 2020. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  15. ^ MICHAEL BAMIDELE (16 September 2019). "Watch Fireboy DML In New Music Video King". guardian. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  16. ^ "VIDEO Falz Girls ft Patoranking". Notjustok. 3 December 2019. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  17. ^ MOTOLANI ALAKE (25 September 2019). "Olamide goes wild in 'Pawon' video". Pulse Ng. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  18. ^ "WATCH TEKNO AND HIS GIDDY DANCE STEPS IN 'SKELETUN' MUSIC VIDEO". Soundcity Television. 30 October 2019. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  19. ^ MOTOLANI ALAKE (20 December 2019). "Tekno releases video for suru". Pulse Ng. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  20. ^ Emmanuel Esomnofu (16 March 2020). "Burna Boy teams up with tg Omori for the Afrocentric visuals of odogwu". Pan African. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  21. ^ "new Video Vector feat Davido – Comfort". BellaNaija. 10 April 2020. Retrieved 27 June 2020.
  22. ^ "WINNERS EMERGE @ CITY PEOPLE MUSIC AWARDS". citypeople. 5 November 2019. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  23. ^ Admin (16 November 2020). "Cuppy, Simi, Rema are Winners at 2020 AFRIMMA Awards". BellaNaija. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  24. ^ "Here Are The 14th Headies Music Awards Winners". 22 February 2021. Retrieved 29 April 2021.

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