Akin Omotoso

Akin Omotoso studied drama at the University of Cape Town. In 2007 he was awarded the Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year prize. Akin has produced and directed four feature films, including GOD IS AFRICAN and MAN ON GROUND, which premiered at Toronto 2011 and was presented in Panorama at the Berlinale in 2012. His box office hit, the romantic comedy TELL ME SWEET SOMETHING, won him another Best Director Award at the 2016 African Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards and Best Narrative Feature Film at The BlackStar Festival in Philadelphia. His TV work includes A PLACE CALLED HOME, for which he won Best Director at the South African Film and Television Awards. His latest film, VAYA, premiered at the 2016 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival.