Face to Face with Success

Akin Omotoso, filmmaker and entrepreneur

Most people recognise Akin Omotoso from his days playing Khaya on Generations. What they don’t realise is the actor turned filmmaker has now assumed his most powerful role yet – driving forward the South African film industry.

Omotoso says the movie-making bug bit him in drama school, and remained with him ever since. In 2015, his filmTell Me Sweet Love broke local box office records – something he could only dream of at university.

Omotoso says being in the South African film industry is a marathon, not a sprint. He’s fully aware many of his peers never made it in film, so he considers every day a success.

Despite his talents in acting and directing, Omotoso maintains his first love is storytelling. South Africans, he says, need to celebrate their own stories – and more people will listen.

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