Yes! We love their works! Crave for their arts! Wow at everything from their hard work. But little or nothing is heard about the brains behind these arts. We always watch music videos, from music artists, but most times we less bothered or bent about those behind the scenes who make the videos come to life.
Cinematographers/directors are inarguably the majors when it comes to making good videos, because they are actually the backbone to the flow, and know what it takes in making these videos attract a the massive number of audience they get.
Walking in this light, we have one of the best music cinematographer/director, T. G Omori on our Afrobeats360 spotlight today.
ThankGod Omori better known as T. G Omori is a top Nigerian cinematographer who was born in the year 1995 and is also a native of Cross River State, Nigeria.
In making music videos,T. G Omori had the zeal to become one of the best, as he started his journey at an early age of 16, but took it up professionally, at the age of 18 after he graduated from a film school named pencil film institute. This in turn, made him the youngest professional film maker in Nigeria as at that time.
There’s always something that drives one to pursue a particular dream. For T. G Omori he said,
“Well I ventured into music video directing because I was a rapper. In between this period when I was making viral video contents for friends, I had a strong love for acting, thinking of creative ideas and bringing them to life. My first love was acting though but after a stressful chase to break into the movie industry as a teen actor seemed impossible. I thought I’d try my hands in directing to add value to my creativity. There, I started learning cinematography and editing on YouTube and I had to rent cameras to practice with my hood friends who did rap music. From there, I got offers to direct standard budget videos”
Just reading that above, your could see a lot of positivity and forwardness in order to make himself better by not letting financial constraints, even to purchase a camera weigh him down.
No doubt, when you put more efforts on something good, it surely directs you to people who needs your service and this played out right with T. G Omori when he got to direct his first professional music video “Respect A Woman” by ES+(plus).
In 2018, he shot YCEE “My Side” video. In the cinematography word, the cinematographer/director pointed that in the year 2019, he shot the most controversial video in Nigeria as at that time, Naira Marley’s ‘Am I a Yahoo boy”. Since then he has made and built an outstanding business portfolio giving him various accolades from fans and from various entertainment platforms.
He has worked with big Nigerian artists like Olamide “oil and gas”, Tekno and Zlatan “agege”, Wizkid’s “totori”,etc.
He has always wanted to be exceptional and different. In an interview he pointed out that he wants the world to come shoot their videos in Nigeria and also said,
” We are painting Africa as a culture, everyone wants to be part of. The same way you want to shoot pop videos in America, I want them too to come shoot afrobeat, a lifestyle the whole world wants to be part of. I want Beyonce, ,Jay Z to want to shoot a video with me here in Nigeria. I want my videos to be a point of reference”.
Pushing the African culture to the fore front with the talent you got is everything legendary, because it is the very best way to showcase Africa, and ThankGod Omori has been so dedicated to this path.
We, the Afrobeat 360 crew wish him well in all his endeavors. And look forward to more feats from him!
Afrobeats To The World!