Nigerian filmmaker’s film, Akin Omotoso ‘Vaya’ gets date for Netflix debut

Akin Omotoso’s film, Vaya is set for its Netflix debut alongside an international tour across South America and Europe after Ava DuVernay’s film collective, ARRAY Releases, acquired distribution rights to the film.

Ava DuVernay announced Tuesday that her film collective, Array Releasing, has acquired their 19th feature with ”Vaya”.

The South African based coming-of-age drama from Nigerian filmmaker, Akin Omotoso is now set for a national screening tour as well as a November 1 debut on popular internet movie channel, Netflix.

Array has acquired distribution rights in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand territories.

Akin Omotoso centers the film on South Africa’s diverse communities to explore the universal experiences related to coming of age,” explained Array’s Vice President Tilane Jones.

“We’re excited to add this vibrant work to Array’s catalog and we look forward to sharing its message of hope in the face of adversity with an international audience.”

Array Releasing had earlier in the year also acquired the second feature film from female filmmaker C.Fitz.Array, ”Jewel’s Catch One” as it continues to expand its inclusive slate of films and storytelling.

‘Vaya,’ a multiple award-winning film, took eight years to produce according to the filmmaker was inspired by the true-life story of three strangers, who board a train bound for Johannesburg, each on their own mission.

The script was written by seven different writers and the movie was set in South Africa.

Omotoso is popular for ‘Blood Diamond,’ ‘Lord of War,’ ‘Jacob’s Cross’, and ‘Man on Ground’.

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