Akin Omotosho is a Nigerian-born South African actor, writer and director best known for his role as Khaya Motene in the SABC1 soapie Generations. He also had starring roles in the SABC3 soapie Isidingo and the e.tv sitcom Big Okes.
He started a production company that produced Craig Freimond's film Gums and Noses, which went on to win Best South African Film at the New York Independent Film Festival in 2004. Akin Omotoso directed another short film called Rifle Road which was selected to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2005. He also made a documentary in tribute to his mother called Gathering the Scattered Cousins, which was screened at the prestigious Toronto Film Festival in 2006. He was awarded the 2007 Standard Bank Young Artist Award in the Film category.
He has directed the feature films 'God is African' and the award winning 'Man On Ground'.