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Akin Omotosho Biography | Age | Movies | Career | Education | Net Worth

Early Life & Education

Akin Omotosho was born on the 27th of June, 1974, in Ile Ife, Osun State, which falls among the Southwestern States of Nigeria. He spent most of his early life in Osun State. In 1992, his father, Kole Omotosho, earned an appointment with the University of Western Cape in South Africa. He migrated with his family to South Africa, where he later attended higher education institutions at the same University of Western Cape where his father lectures. He obtained a diploma in speech and drama.


During his time at Akin Omotosho University, he developed an interest in acting and began participating in entertainment activities. He officially began his acting career when he appeared in Sunjata, a film written by Professor Mark Fleishman, one of his lecturers at the time. Many of his lecturers were impressed by his acting abilities, and he was named the Most Promising Student at the Fleur du Cap Award in 1995.

Akin Omotoso worked harder to advance his career. He used the money he earned from acting in the film to create and direct many short films, including The Caretaker, The Nightwalkers, and The Kiss of Milk. Akin went on to release his first long film, God is African, in 1999, although it was not published until 2003. In 2003, he formed a partnership with Robbie Thorpe and Kgomotso Matsunyane to form T.O.M. Pictures.

Between 2007 and 2013, Omotoso directed series for Africa Magic, M-Net, and the SABC. In 2010, he began work on the film Tell Me Sweet Something. At the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards in Lagos State, he won best director for the film.

Personal Life

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.

Akin Omotoso Age

48 years

27 June 1974

Awards & Nominations

She won the South African Literary Award for First-Time Published Author.

She was shortlisted for the South African Sunday Times Fiction Prize.

Yewande Omotoso was nominated for the 2021 M-Net Literary Awards.

She was also nominated for the 2013 Etisalat Prize for Literature.

She was among the longlisted 2017 Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction.

Yewande won the 2014 Etisalat Fellowship at the University of East Anglia.

She was also the 2013 Norman Mailer Fellow and the recipient of a Miles Morland Scholarship in 2014.

Net Worth

According to analysis from different sources online, Akin Omotosho has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million. His sources of income are attached to his long-time experience in the acting profession, both locally and internationally.

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