Meet TG Omori, popularly known as Boy Director, whose real name is ThankGod Omori Jesam. He is a prominent Nigerian music video director and cinematographer, renowned for his creative work in the music industry. TG Omori has directed an array of music videos for a diverse range of contemporary artists, including big names like Olamide, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Tekno, Kizz Daniel, Fireboy DML, Falz, Timaya, Naira Marley, Asake, and many others.
Bio Data Overview
|ThankGod Omori Jesam
|Date of Birth
|June 8, 1995
|Cross-River State, Nigeria
|Graduated from PEFTI Film Institute
|Directed popular music videos for renowned artists
|"Am I a Yahoo boy," "Totori," "Soapy"
|Video Director of the Year (City People Entertainment Awards)
|Net Worth (2023)
|Estimated at $2 million USD.
Born on June 8, 1995, TG Omori hails from Cross-River State in Nigeria. His upbringing took place in Agungi, Lagos State, within a middle-class family. His journey into directing commenced at the age of 15 when he oversaw stage plays in his school and church. Facing challenges, he was advised by his father to work as a waiter in a restaurant. However, his passion for directing prevailed. He delved into video creation at just 16 years old, and at 20, after graduating from PEFTI Film Institute, he turned his passion into a full-fledged profession, becoming one of Nigeria's youngest professional filmmakers. He emphasizes that the camera is a tool, not the sole creator.
In 2019, TG Omori was the mastermind behind a significant portion of the music videos dominating the summer 2019 charts across platforms like MTV, Soundcity, and Trace. He directed videos for numerous musicians, including the controversial track "Am I a Yahoo boy" by Naira Marley, "Totori" by Olamide & Wizkid, and "Soapy" by Naira Marley, which earned the Viewers Choice award at the 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival.
In the same year, he clinched the Video Director of the Year title at the City People Entertainment Awards. His prowess in directing was further evidenced by having two videos in the top 10 most viewed Nigerian music videos of 2019.
2021 brought another achievement – a music video for the North African remix featuring ElGrande Toto, released on November 4. This video, shot in Lagos and directed by TG Omori, garnered over 34 million views on YouTube within a month of its release.
Beyond his directorial work, TG Omori has also graced the fashion world. He has appeared as a fashion model on the runway of the prestigious Heineken Lagos Fashion Week. His distinctive style and unabashed display of his lifestyle have made him stand out.
As of 2023, TG Omori's net worth is estimated to be around $2 million USD. He has amassed a significant portion of his wealth through his flourishing career as a video director and cinematographer. His contribution to the music industry has been invaluable, pushing boundaries and introducing innovative concepts through his visual storytelling.