Nigerian filmmaker Akin Omotoso’s ‘Vaya’ may be in contention for an Academy Awards in 2018.

The award-winning director shared the news of the movie’s consideration for the Oscars via his Twitter page.

He said: “Vaya is one of the films being submitted for consideration to rep SA for next years Oscars.

‘Vaya’ was the most nominated (ten) movie at the 2017 edition of the African Movie Academy Award (AMAA) but won only three.

During his acceptance speech for the best director award, the 43-year-old filmmaker had said it took eight years to produce the South African drama.

‘Vaya,’ a multiple award-winning film, 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 best known for ‘Blood Diamond,’ ‘Lord of War,’ ‘Jacob’s Cross,’ and ‘Man on Ground’.

Watch the trailer for the movie.



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