TG Omori also known as Boy Director is one of the most sought-after cinematographers behind the visuals of most musicians. His biography is explored below.
He is a cinematographer and music video director. He has shot more than 405 music videos for both A-List musicians and upcoming artists.
He originally hails from Cross Rivers State, Nigeria.
TG Omori’s biography paints him as an established cinematographer and music video director. He is widely recognized for producing videos for hit songs such as Soapy, Am I a Yahoo Boy, and Totori. He currently resides in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria.
He has become a household in the Nigerian music industry for being the man behind the scenes making sure music lovers enjoy the best visuals of music from their admirers.
But, what more is it to know about TG Omori? TheDistin has gathered 10 generic and interesting things about him, including but not limited to his career, family, personal, and finances. Let’s dive into his life.
|Celebrated Name:||Boy Director or TG Omori|
|Net Worth:||$800,000 to $1 million|
|Profession:||Filmmaker, music video director, cinematographer, fashion stylist|
|Year Active:||2018 – Present|
|Full Real Name:||ThankGod Omori Jesam Obono|
|Date of birth:||8 June 1995|
|Age:||27 years old (as of May 2023)|
|Birthplace:||Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria|
|Current Residence:||Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria|
|Tribe:||Ogoni tribe, Rivers state|
|State of origin:||Cross Rivers State|
|Height:||in feet 5’6″ |
in centimetres 168
|Weight:|| in pounds 121 |
in kilograms 55
|Parents:||Father’s name is unknown|
Mother’s name is unknown
|Education:||High School: Kuramo College |
College: Pencil Movie Institute
|Social Media Accounts:||Instagram @boy_director |
Who is TG Omori?
TG Omori is a filmmaker, cinematographer, and music video director from Nigeria. He is behind most of the best visuals of the music videos of some of Africa’s musicians.
TG Omori has directed music videos for recording artists across various genres of the new generation, including Olamide, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Tekno, Kiss Daniel, Fireboy DML, Falz, Timaya, Naira Marley, Asake, and many others. He is popularly known in the music industry for his notable work. Some music videos he has shot include Soapy, Am I a Yahoo Boy, Buga, and Holy Father.
TG Omori developed a passion for being a director quite early in his life. At 15, he used to oversee stage plays at his church and school.
His prowess in music video directing has seen him win awards such as City People Entertainment Award in 2019 and AFRIMMA Award in 2020.
How old is TG Omori?
The Nigerian director, TG Omori also known as Boy Director is 27 years old as of May 2023. He marks his birthday on 8 June and was born in 1995. His zodiac sign is Gemini.
Where is TG Omori from?
The Nigerian filmmaker was born ThankGod Omori Jesam Obono in Agungi, Lagos State, Nigeria. He is a Nigerian citizen of African descent. His state of origin is Cross-River State, Nigeria.
Where did TG Omori attend school?
The cinematographer attended Kuramo College for his secondary school education. After high school, he joined Pencil Film Institute in Lagos State, Nigeria.
Who are TG Omori’s parents?
Boy Director is from a middle-class family background. The names of his parents, their pictures, and what they did for a living are not known to the public. It is reported that his parents never liked his choice of career since he was the only person to do it. Omori was advised by his dad to be a waiter at a restaurant since nothing was going well for him at that time. But as things turn out to be good for him, his mother and father must be proud of him. There have not been any reports about him having any siblings.
What is TG Omori’s height and weight?
The filmmaker has a nice physique and hasn’t reported any disturbing health conditions since he gained fame in his years of hard work. So, how tall is TG Omori? The famous Nigerian video director stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches (168 centimetres). He weighs around 121 pounds and 55 kilograms. He has a black hair color and a dark brown eye color.
What is TG Omori’s career like?
He is a cinematographer and filmmaker. TG has had a passion for acting since he was young–he participated in church dramas and other events.
Omori started making videos at the early age of 16, but took it up professionally at 20 after graduating from PEFTI Film Institute, making him one of the youngest professional filmmakers in Nigeria at the time. He always said that the camera is just a tool, not the main creator.
Initially, he worked in a production company as a writer. He later became interested in shooting and editing while still working at the company. He, therefore, started mastering editing and cinematography through the help of YouTube videos. He would hire a camera to shoot before acquiring his own.
His first professional music video to direct was Respect a Woman in 2006, which Es Plus released. Since then, he has produced several music videos for notable artists such as Olamide, Wizkid, Kiss Daniel, Falz, Burna Boy, and Naira Marley.
How many music videos have TG Omori shot? He has shot more than 405 music videos.
Here are some of the music videos TG has directed.
|2018||Blow||Wizkid & Blaq Jersey|
|2019||What if I Say||Fireboy|
|2020||Comfort||Vector (feat. Davido|
|2020||Zazoo Zehn||Portable (feat. Olamide)|
|2021||Fendi||Blaqbonez (feat. Joeyboy)|
|2022||Nobody to Somebody||Skales|
|2022||Bandana||Fireboy (feat. Asake)|
Aside from video directing, he is a fashion model.
The Nigerian cinematographer is also a fashion stylist. He made an appearance on the runway at the Heineken Lagos Fashion Week event. Additionally, according to his Facebook profile, he is a writer and director at RedArkGroup. He is also the former founder and director of Shot and Chopped by TG OMORI.
According to Accelerate Tv He is known for his different style of fashion and is never ashamed to show off his lifestyle. Recently he has been featured in front of the cameras in music videos.
Who is TG Omori’s girlfriend or he is married?
Becoming famous and your admirers not inquiring about your love life is something rare. Many are on the look to see what their favorite videographer’s dating life looks like.
In 2020, the music producer accused sensational Afrobeat singer Joeboy of snatching his girlfriend. The creative video director shared via his Twitter page (@boy_director) “Joeboy thief all their girlfriend!!! Thief my own join, Nothing Dey happen You be my guy.”
All those while of his jokes with the “Sip (Alcohol)” crooner, the name of his girlfriend nor her picture was known to the public.
In February 2023, TG Omori made the news after a video of him and his girlfriend was for the first time made public. The highly celebrated director had joined many celebrities to celebrate Valentine’s Day and was spotted in a viral video with a young lady as they both wished netizens a Happy Valentine.
In the video, the beautiful black lady was seen posing for the camera with Omori in the background. He later walked up to her with a big smile before giving the mystery lady a peck on her neck.
He has not come out to confirm or deny that he is dating this said lady, hence, he is still assumed to be completely single; not married, not engaged, not in any relationship, and doesn’t have a girlfriend.
Also, he is not yet a father, hence, he has no children. However, he has been flaunting a little boy who bears a striking resemblance to him. Although he keeps referring to the boy as his son, he has not officially confirmed it. When TG Omori uploaded the photo they both snapped, some people were commenting “father and son“.
What is TG Omori’s net worth?
The music video director’s net worth is alleged to be $800,000 which is equivalent to 359,180,000 Nigerian Naira. His primary source of income is earnings from his thriving cinematography career.
How much does TG Omori charge for a video shoot? There are no exact amounts to show how much he charges as for now it seems to vary. Per African Facts Zone, Boy Director reportedly charges at least N8 million ($19,242) to shoot a music video. It would also be recalled that, in a conversation with Blaqbonez, TG Omori made it known that he currently charges about $30,000.
In 2022, he took to Twitter to state that he will soon charge $1 million, adding that when he starts charging the new price, the artiste will have no option but to pay. “If I don’t die young, I’m gonna charge a million dollar(s) for a video, and y’all gonna pay. You can’t run, you can’t hide.”, he wrote.
Also in 2022, he revealed that a video shoot with him ‘cost a Benz and 2 houses in ikorodu’ when Joeyboy lamented how expensive it is to shoot music videos with him.
TG recently charged controversial street-hop singer Portable a discounted fee of $50,000 to shoot a new video.
When tasked with informing the entire world how much he was paid for Asake’s Joha’s video, in a since-deleted tweet, TG Omori boldly revealed that Joha’s video cost about $165k which is 75 million naira.
He currently lives in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria in his own house and owns a couple of expensive cars.