Akin Omotoso, born June 24, 1974, is a Nigerian film actor, director, and writer. He is the son of Kole Omotoso and the brother of Yewande Omotoso, who are both writers. Akin is famous for his 2022 directional movie, Rise.
|Full Name:||Akin Omotoso|
|Date of Birth:||June 24, 1974|
|Place of Birth:||Ile Ife, Osun State|
|State of Origin:||Osun State|
|Occupation:||Actor, Writer & Filmmaker|
|Net Worth:||$2.5 million|
Early Life and Education
Akin Omotoso was raised in Ile Ife, Osun State, where he was born. He had his early education same in hometown in Osun State.
In 1992 after his father, Kole Omotoso, accepted a position as an academic at the University of the Western Cape, his family moved to South Africa.
Akin Omotoso was inspired to enroll at the same university and pursue a degree in speech and drama as a result. His mom passed away in 2003.
While still a student, Akin Omotoso dabbled in the entertainment industry. In Mark Fleishman’s Sunjata, he made his acting debut.
As a result, he was also given the 1995 Fleur du Cap Award for Most Promising Student. He made his first short films, The Kiss of Milk, The Nightwalkers, and The Caretaker, with the money he earned from performing in the play.
Akin Omotoso finished writing God is African, his first feature-length film, in 1999. In 2003, the movie was released.
In 2003, he founded T.O.M Pictures, a production firm, along with Robbie Thorpe and Kgomotso Matsunyane.
Between 2007 and 2013, Omotoso served as the series’ director for Africa Magic, M-Net, and the SABC. He started working on Tell Me Sweet Something in 2010.
Akin Omotoso directed the Giannis Antetokounmpo biography Rise, For Disney in 2022 which garnered generally favorable reviews.
- 2022 Rise
- 2019 The Ghost and the House of Truth
- 2017 Catching Feelings
- 2016 Wonder Boy for President
- 2016 Vaya
- 2016 Queen of Katwe
- 2016 Naked Reality
- 2015 Tell Me Sweet Something
- 2014 Hector and the Search for Happiness
- 2013 End Game
- 2011 Man on Ground
- 2009 Wole Soyinka: Child of the Forest
- 2008 Jesus and the Giant
- 2007 The Three Investigators and the Secret of Skeleton Island Gamba
- 2007 Soul Buddyz
- 2007 Shake Hands with the Devil
- 2006 Gathering the Scattered Cousins
- 2006 Blood Diamond
- 2006 A Place Called Home
- 2005 Lord of War
- 2004 Lettre d’amour zoulou
- 2004 Gums & Noses
- 2003 God is African
- 2000 Operation Delta Force 5: Random Fire
- 1999 A Reasonable Man
- 1994 Soul City
Akin Omotoso Net Worth
Akin Omotoso is an award-winning Nigerian actor, writer and filmmaker with an estimated net worth of $2.5 million.
There are no information regarding the personal Life of Akin Omotoso, although he is reportedly married with children.
However, it is not clear because the actor has been silent about his love life.
- Instagram: @akinomotoso