Akin Omotoso wins best director for Vaya at AMAAs 2017
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:08
Akin Omotoso beat Daouda Coulibaly, Steve Gukas, Mira Nair, Izu Ojukwu, Daryen
Joshua, Alain Gomis, Ala Eddine Slim and Said Khallaf to win the 2017 African Movie
Academy Awards best director for his movie Vaya.
The award was presented to the filmmaker by media entrepreneur, MO Abudu on 15
July 2017 at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, where the event was held.
Receiving the award, Omotoso revealed that it took the scriptwriters six years to
complete the script. He also added that the movie was written by seven different
According to the filmmaker, the multiple award-winning film was inspired by true life
story of some homeless people.
Vaya follows the story of three strangers, who board the train bound for
Johannesburg, each on their own mission, with a simple task to complete and in
search of family to help them.
The movie features Warren Masemola, Harriet Manamela, Sihle Xaba among others.
Akin Omotoso is popular for Fifty the Series, Jacobs Cross, Man on Ground, Tell
Me Something Sweet among others.