Akin Omotoso – Finding the Balance in Storytelling | The Daily Show

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Published on August 10, 2022

“For me, the authenticity was important.” Director Akin Omotoso discusses how in his Disney+ film “Rise,” he aimed to keep the story of NBA champion Giannis Antetokounmpo as authentic as possible, including filming at the actual locations where he grew up, and how creating this movie was a family affair that involved all members of the Antetokounmpo family. #DailyShow #Comedy

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11 comments

  • MaZwide 2 years ago

    Wow,I know him in South African soapies!

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  • Mel M 2 years ago

    Such an amazing interview

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  • Lehlogonolo Chiloane 2 years ago

    Its funny how everytime I see Akin all I can think of is “That’s voice behind Y fm”

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  • wezhira2007 2 years ago

    Khaya Motene

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  • Kayemba Malcom 2 years ago

    That’s so authentic

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  • MLG GAMER 2 years ago

    Imagine if someone decided to make a movie of him later on in life. I mean I definitely didn’t know that his grandparents were Barbadian immigrants. I will say my mom loves Barbados she always brags about how she’s a queen’s girl she attended Queens college

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  • MLG GAMER 2 years ago

    I like how he described it as like a family meeting whenever they would gather to talk about the movie that’s beautiful

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  • Tlotlo Mabiletsa 2 years ago

    #AfricanElite

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  • Ferd Isaacs 2 years ago

    Love Akin! What a great movie!

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  • Thandeka Maziya 2 years ago

    Mara Trevor thank you so much for what you do for Africans ….
    THANK YOU BROTHER

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  • jalabi99 2 years ago

    His dad was the Yebo Gogo! man from the Vodafone adverts!

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