With more ethnic diversity than a gallery in Paris, Akin Omotoso is better known too – just ask James Earl Jones where the inspiration for his voice comes from. And because a leading role on South Africa’s most successful soapie and starring with Leo Di Caprio in Blood Diamond (yeah, it’s totes like first name basis and stuff and stuff) barely scratched the surface of this talent-storm, Akin flexes the pen and calls the shots behind the camera too. The proof is in the pudding. And by pudding we mean a cabinet full of trophies: a Standard Bank Artist of the year award, a Best Director at the 

South African Film & Television Award, and invitations to show at both Cannes and Toronto’s film festivals – to name just a few.

It’s his relentless, perceptive passion for all things production that makes Akin a seriously safe bet for brilliance – hashtag amazing, hashtag director. For better ROI than you’d get from roadside window tinting in Lenasia, talk to Akin about your next TVC brief. Even if it is just to hear him talking back to you.