Ace music video director, TG Omori has finally given in to the demands of controversial singer, Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable after a series of incessant attacks.
Days back, Portable released screenshots of the private chat he had with Omori. From their conversation, Portable asked Omori how much he would use to shoot a music video for him.
To the shock of Portable and all who read the conversation online, TG Omori replied “$50,000” which is about twenty-three million in Naira.
In response to the outrageous amount, Portable shared a voice note telling Omori “Let me quickly go and do money rituals,” Portable wrote in Pidgin, in what was an attempt at sarcasm.
Both creatives have since been trending on Twitter, with many music lovers wading into the discourse until TG Omori finally bowed to the pressure this morning.
Omori asked Portable to send his song to him and noted that he was not mad at Portable and that he completely understood his plight.
“Portable send your new song make we shoot. Just like everybody I love portable and I’m not mad at him, if I was him I’ll feel the same way knowing i might never have a video better than zazoo. E reach to call the director out 7times everyday.
I know it’s entertaining and all but let’s just stop the trend already. the noise is disturbing my edits. Peace and salam”, Omori tweeted.
Meanwhile, Portable isn’t the first to protest Omori’s rates. Blaqbonez also did the same in 2022 after being billed $30,000.
In 2019, Omori shot half of the videos on the summer 2019 charts countdown on MTV, Soundcity, and Trace.
He directed videos for numerous musicians, including Naira Marley’s ‘Am I A Yahoo boy’, ‘Totori’ by Olamide & Wizkid, and ‘Soapy’ by Naira Marley which won Viewers Choice at the 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival.
In 2019, he won video director of the year at City People Entertainment Awards and directed two videos in the top 10 most viewed Nigerian music videos of 2019.