Due to his popular track “Back in Uni,” Blaqbonez, a well-known name in Nigerian entertainment and social media, has now come up in discussions about video directing. Emeka Akumefule, also known as Blaqbonez, is a gifted singer and rapper from Nigeria who boldly claims that he is more creative, especially when it comes to directing music videos, than TG Omori, one of the country’s most well-known and well-paid music directors. Blaqbonez’s confidence in his creative abilities is backed by his impressive track record of producing visually stunning and unique music videos that have sought to push boundaries in the Nigerian music industry. His dedication to constantly pushing the envelope and exploring new artistic territories sets him apart from his peers, solidifying his claim as a true visionary in music video direction.
This argument arises because TG Omori and Blaqbonez are nominees for the 16th Headies Award’s “Best Music Video” category. While TG Omori received a nomination for directing the music video for Fireboy DML’s song Bandana,” featuring Asake, In contrast, Blaqbonez received a nomination for co-directing the music video for his song “Back In Uni.”
It is worth noting that due to TG’s high pricing, Blaqbonez had decided to start shooting his videos while he lambasted directors, especially TG, who were charging exorbitant amounts. The duo have had social media back-and-forths, and their concurrent nomination in the same category has sparked a debate about who is more productive among them amongst their social media supporters. Blaqbonez defended his claim that he is a better director than TG Omori during an appearance on Cool FM Nigeria’s Big Friday Show, co-hosted with reality star Tacha.
“Do you think you are a better video director than TG Omori?”
And he replied;
To be honest, I don’t think anybody is better than me at anything. So, it’s a very interesting question to pose. I believe that I’m one of the most creative human beings and if I put my mind to it, I will be the best at any field that involves creativity. So, the answer is definitely yes. I’m better than everybody.”
Blaqbonez also shared how the legendary performer and his friend Ahmed Ololade, aka Asake, significantly contributed to his musical career in a related interview. BlaqBonez revealed that Asake used to help him in the studio with background vocals before becoming famous in a conversation with Reality star Kimoprah on the Hip TV program, Trending. Blackbonez claimed he had known Fireboy, Asake, Superboi Cheque, Yhemolee, and Zamorra since they were students at Obafemi Awolowo University in Ife, Osun State. He said,
“I have known Fireboy, Asake, Superboi Cheque, Yhemolee, and Zamorra since OAU days. “Zamorra and Asake have always been great at backups. You know this thing Asake does now with his vocals, he has understood this thing from time. So, I used to ask him to help me figure out these things. They’ve always been influential in my music journey because I feel like every phase of BlaqBonez helped build the BlaqBonez that I am now.”