Biography Of Akin O. Sikuade, SAN

Akin Omotoso is a Nigerian film director, writer, and actor. Both his father Kole Omotoso and his sister Yewande Omotoso are also writers

NAME: Akin Omotoso


PLACE OF BIRTH:  Ile Ife, Osun State

OCCUPATION: Nigerian film director, writer, and actor

EDUCATION: Omotoso’s family emigrated to South Africa in 1992 after his father, Kole Omotoso, took an academic appointment with the University of the Western Cape. This prompted Akin Omotoso to study at the same university, obtaining a diploma in speech and drama. His mother died in 2003.

CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: Omotoso ventured into entertainment while at the university. His acting debut was in Sunjata by Mark Fleishman. This also earned him a Fleur du Cap Award for Most Promising Student in 1995. He used the money from acting in the play to direct his first short films, The Kiss of Milk, The Nightwalkers and The Caretaker. By 1999, he wrote his first full-length film, entitled God is African. The film was released in 2003. He started a production company along with Robbie Thorpe and Kgomotso Matsunyane called T.O.M pictures in 2003.

PUBLICATIONS:  Soul City (1994)
God is African (2002)
Lord of War (2005)
Gathering the Scattered Cousins (2006)
A Place Called Home (2006)
Blood Diamond (2006)
Soul Buddyz (2007)
Jesus and the Giant (2008)
Wole Soyinka: Child of the Forest (2009)
Man on Ground (2011)
End Game (2013)
Tell Me Sweet Something (2015)
Vaya (film) (2016)
Catching Feelings (2017)


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