Bellagio Residents/

Akin Omotoso

April 2022 Cohort

Bellagio Residency: April 2022

Project: “Waiting For An Angel”


Akin Omotoso is a film director, writer, producer and actor whose award-winning directorial credits include “Man On Ground,” “Tell Me Sweet Something,” and “Vaya.” He spent his time at Bellagio in April 2022 working on a new television series about the unlikely relationship between a poet, a member of the military and his lover, examining the role of artists in times of oppression – specifically the brutal military regime in 1990s Nigeria. Omotoso Sci Fi TV Series “The Brave Ones” is on Netflix and his critically acclaimed film “Rise” is on Disney +.

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