If you are looking for evidence as to the abundant creative talent in Nigeria, there is hardly any better example out there than TG Omori; one of the best film makers the country has produced in Nigeria for a long time. What makes this young man even more special is his age; and what he has achieved in such a short time, at such a tender age.
TG Omori is a household name, not just because he has produced so many good films and music videos; but the superior story telling that he does with his film making. Sometimes when people come to know how young he is, they start to wonder how a person so young can be so well established as a cinematographer, and how he can be so much in demand, to the point that big stars are quite content to wait for him until he becomes available.
His story is going to be quite a tough act for anyone to follow; this is a case of exceptional success through a combination of fortunate circumstances, talent, and hard work.
TG Omori Profile
Real Name: ThankGod Jesam Omori
Aliases: TG Omori, Boy Director
Date of Birth: 8 June 1995
Place of Birth: Lagos, Nigeria
State of Origin: Cross River State
Net Worth: $700,000
TG Omori Biography
TG Omori, whose real name is ThankGod Jesam Omori, was born on the 8th of June, 1995. He is one of the hottest music video directors; a cinematographer per excellence.
TG Omori was born in Lagos State, Nigeria, but he hails from Cross-River State, in the southern region of Nigeria. He developed an interest in acting and directing while he was in secondary school; at the age of 15, he was already overseeing stage plays in his school and church.
TG Omori quickly went up the ladder of importance; he produced videos for leading Nigerian musicians including Olamide, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Naira Marley, Tekno, Kizz Daniel, Fireboy DML, Falz, Timaya, and many others.
Early Life and Education
TG Omori attended the average primary and secondary schools in Agungi, Lagos State, Nigeria. He did not give the exact details about the schools he attended, but that was where he discovered that he has something to offer the world in terms of making videos that tell stories and capture audiences. He started directing stage plays at the age of 15; this was both in his church and school.
When he came out of secondary school, a combination of circumstances forced him to work briefly as a waiter at a local restaurant. He did this work for some time, while continuing to look for opportunities to improve himself. Working as a waiter did not dampen his passion for making films; he started shooting videos as at the age of 16, and he later went to the Pencil Film Institute from where he graduated at the age of 18.
After graduating from this institute he was armed with the professional skills to take the Nigerian music industry by storm; which is exactly what he did. Although, as one would probably expect, he started working his way from the bottom; by working with smaller artistes, before he got the attention of some of the big boys in the industry.
One thing that we can say for sure is that his association with Naira Marley has certainly helped his career.
TG Omori Cinematography
TG Omori produced the video for Aunty Patricia For Minz in 2015
TG Omori produced the video for My Side for Ycee in 2018
TG Omori produced the video for Naira Marley’s hit song “Am I A Yahoo Boy?” The buzz generated by that song convinced Naira Marley that he was the right man for the job; he went on to work with the artist on several other hit songs such as “Soapy” and many others. He has also worked with top artists like Olamide & Wizkid on the song Totori, and many others like Burna Boy, Falz, and Timaya.
TG Omori Recognition
TG Omori recognizes the fact that the best kind of recognition is the one given by fans themselves. Nevertheless, he has received the following accolades;
In 2019, TG Omori won the video director of the year at the City People Entertainment Awards.
Naira Marley’s song “Soapy” which he directed won viewers’ choice at the 2020 SoundCity MVP Awards Festival.
TG Omori has also seen many of his music videos he directed rise to the top 10 most viewed Nigerian music videos.
One video which he shot for foreign stars has over 35 million views after a month of release on YouTube.
TG Omori has also established himself as a fashion expert; he showcases his fashion sense, and always ends up stealing the show. He has even appeared on the runway; also making him a bonafide model. His social media accounts are also very busy; he posts short videos and pictures, and some of them revolve around fashion.
Off set; he is described as a calm and reserved person. Some people have even used the word shy to describe him.
TG Omori Age
TG Omori was born on 8 June 1995, in Lagos Nigeria. That makes him 27 years old at the time of writing this post. He is usually known to receive celebratory messages on his birthday from family and friends. He has never been too secretive about his age or circumstances surrounding his family life.
TG Omori State
TG Omori was born in Lagos, Nigeria; but he hails from Cross River State. He grew up in Agungi, and is a bonafide Lagosian; having spent all his years in the state.
TG Omori House
TG Omori has not revealed any details about his house, neither has he even shared photos of the interior of his residence. Nevertheless, he is rumored to live in a posh house in the Lekki area of Lagos State. There are no details about ownership of the property.
TG Omori Cars
TG Omori has been seen posing with a Dodge Charger Convertible which is priced in the region of $50,000
He has also been seen posing with a GMC SUV which is priced at around $40,000
He also posted a Volkswagen Car on his twitter handle although that is hard to evaluate because it is an older model, and can potentially be rare.
TG Omori Price
TG Omori charges around 8 million per video shoot. Extra work outside the shoot times will attract additional fees. He is one of the best music video directors and producers in Nigeria till date.
TG Omori Net Worth 2023 – $700,000
TG Omori is estimated to be worth around $700,000. The money comes from his work as a music video producer. He is one of the most in-demand video makers in the country, and he is said to receive around N1 million per video. Judging from the amount of work he has done recently with top musicians in the country, it could very well be that he is a lot richer than that.
Besides that, he has done modeling work; he has actually featured on a runway like a professional model, and he has posed for pictures for fashion brands, and gone on to post the pictures on his social media handles. Keep in mind that his social media accounts have very large numbers of followers, and he would certainly be well paid for such promotional content.
TG Omori Personal Life
People have been asking if TG Omori is married, it seems strange that such rumors should ever come out in the first place because TG Omori has not hinted at such through his social media. In fact, TG Omori has not even hinted at any romantic interest from any angles; he has not been seen in public with anyone that could suggest a romance.
One can therefore infer that he is not planning marriage anytime soon, and he is not even in any committed relationship. One can say he is very focused on his career at the moment.
TG Omori Social Media
TG Omori is active on both twitter and instagram; on his twitter account he has around 932,000 followers, while on his instagram he has 781,000 followers. Both accounts receive heavy amounts of engagement; TG Omori is very popular.
With his iconic mustache and crazy hair; TG Omori is a weird looking young man- one that may look hip and at the same time somewhat lost. Make no mistake about it that man is arguably the hottest talent in music video directing that Nigeria has ever seen.
He has proved himself at such a young age to be someone who not only makes beautiful music videos, but also who makes videos that tell the story of the song.
TG Omori has made some of the most recognized music videos in the country, and has even gone international.
Unlike many of those who are in the entertainment industry; he was born into an average family and once worked as a waiter in a restaurant. Nevertheless, he was always in tune with his talent, and after graduating from a film making institute in Lagos, he went on to establish himself as one of the greatest the country has ever seen.
TG Omori is also a fashion model and social media influencer.