While it is painful to lose an award to someone else or another country, it is even more painful when someone from your country wins an award for another country.
That was the case for Nigeria as Nigerian born director, Akin Omotosho wins the award for Best Director at the Africa Movie Academy Awards that took place July 15th at Eko Hotel & Suites. This victory was against his contemporaries in his same categories who are; Daouda Coulibaly, Steve Gukas, Mira Nair, Izu Ojukwu, Daryen Joshua, Alain Gomis, Ala Eddine Slim and ‘Said Khallaf”.
The award winning director won the Best Director Award for his movie, Vaya, a movie that also got an award for Achievement in Sound Track.
The award was presented by MO’ Abudu who while presenting the award commending Akin for his directorial skills, announcing to all who did not know that Akin Omotosho is the director of the new series coming up in EbonylifeTV, Fifty which features actors such as Wole Ojo, Nse Ikpe Etim, Ireti Doyle and many more.
In his speech, while receiving the award, Akin Omotosho stated that the movie Vaya took six years to complete and seven different writers to get the finish work that is now being appreciated.
Some popular movies directed by Akin Omotosho are; “Fifty the Series,” “Jacob’s Cross,” “Man on Ground,” “Tell Me Something Sweet” among others.