|Born||January 31, 1978|
Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria
|Alma mater||Obafemi Awolowo University|
Moses Inwang (born January 31, 1978) is a Nigerian film director, producer, editor and screenwriter best known for classic films in the Nollywood mainstream that speak to societal ills and nagging live issues rarely documented in Nigerian movies. Inwang's first outstanding recognition came 2012 when he directed the psychological thriller Torn, also produced by him, and released in cinemas nationwide in 2013. With multiple nominations, award and recognition bagged from that movie, he went on to direct and produce other hits like Damage, Cold Feet, Stalker, Last 3 digits, Alter Ego, Crazy People, American Driver, Unroyal and lastly Merry Men 2; Ayo Makun(AY)’s blockbuster movie, which emerged the 2nd highest-grossing movie of 2019 in Nigeria with a sum of 240 million.[circular reference]
With a career spanning over two decades, Sneezemankind as he is popularly addressed got his first movie credit in 1998 when he co-produced Two Good Men. By 2004 he started his production company, Sneeze Films and kicked off with the movie Save My Soul. 2008 however saw him directing the movie, Lost Maiden, a film which brought the controversial issue of female circumcision to the fore, headlining social discussion. He further went on to make Save Our Souls, an educative movie about cancer. He also directed and co-produced Damage in 2011, addressing the issue of domestic violence, a movie that received multiple nominations and carted away awards in Florida, USA.
Inwang attended Obafemi Awolowo University.
Inwang came into spotlight and quickly gained critical recognition for directing the psychological thriller, Torn which he produced and released in cinemas nationwide. The movie earned him multiple award nominations and recognition locally and on the global stage. However his career took a dive in the right direction after being contracted to direct Merry Men 2, a movie produced by Ayo Makun (A.Y) of Coperate World Entertainment which emerged as the 2nd highest-grossing movie of 2019.
Inwang is the surviving male child in a family of six, after losing his brother at a young age.
In 2004 he started his production company Sneeze Films and kicked off with the movie Save My Soul. In 2008 he directed the movie, Lost Maiden, a film which brought the issue of female circumcision to the fore of social discussion. He also made Save Our Souls, an educative movie about cancer. He also directed and co-produced Damage in 2011, a film which addressed the issue of domestic violence, receiving multiple awards and award nominations.
The psychological thriller Torn which he produced in 2012 and which was released in cinemas nationwide in 2013, earned him and most of the actors who starred in it a lot of award nominations and recognition. In 2012, his film Damage earned Inwang the nomination for best director at the African Oscars held in Florida USA, while the film won the award for Best Film at the African Oscars Awards. In 2013, he won the City People Award for Best Director. His 2013 film Torn received 9 nominations at the GIAMA awards in Houston, Texas and 6 nominations at the Best Of Nollywood Awards. In 2014 he went on record as the first Director in Nollywood to receive two nomination as best director at the Nollywood Movies Awards.
His movie, The Last 3 Digits was nominated for best comedy at the African Movie Academy Awards AMAA in 2015 and was also chosen amongst the few selected Nollywood films that were screened to thousands of people at the Nollywood Week Paris. His movie Stalker, a romantic drama which premiered in Nigeria on 26 February 2016, received 10 nominations and won 3 awards at the 2015 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards in the United States.
In 2015 STALKER, another film written, produced and directed by Moses Inwang, raked in a 12 nominations at the GIAMA awards Houston and won awards for Best Actor, Best actress and Best Film categories. Still in 2015 Stalker won the award for Best International Film at the New York film Festival. In 2017 his film American Driver from his production company Sneeze Films received a best comedy at The Peoples Film Festival, Harlem New York. American Driver was also nominated for "Comedy of the Year" at the 2017 Best of Nollywood Awards.
In 2017, another blockbuster, Alter Ego, which was produced and directed by Moses Inwang starring Omotola Jalade, was released to a highly-anticipating audience in the Nigerian cinemas and immediately became the most talked about movie of the year. Alter Ego clinched the award for The Most Outstanding Film at the Africa International Film Festival AFRIFF. It also won Moses Inwang the Best Director award at the Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival and Best Screenplay award at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards AMVCA with the film getting nine nominations. It was given the best international film award at The Peoples Film Festival NY.
In 2018, Moses Inwang produced the film Crazy People which went on to become one of the top 10 highest-grossing films of that year. The prolific filmmaker has also release yet another impressive, romantic drama movie titled Cold Feet.
By late 2019, Moses was contracted by A.Y's Corporate World Entertainment to direct the blockbuster and multiple award-winning movie, Merry Men, and the sequel Merry Men, 2 went on to emerge the 2nd highest-grossing film at the box office by the end of 2019 with a sum of 240 million.
Awards & nominations
|2012||African Oscars Awards, Florida, USA||Best Film||Damage||Won|
|African Oscars Awards||Best Director||Damage||Nominated|
|2013||City People Entertainment Awards||Best Director||Torn||Won|
|2013 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards||Best Motion Picture, Best Drama, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director, Producer of the Year||Torn||Nominated|
|2017||Best of Nollywood Awards||Comedy of the Year||American Driver||Nominated|
|The People's Choice Awards||Best Comedy||American Driver||Won|
|2020||2020 Hollywood African Prestigious Awards||Best Director in an Independent Film (Africa)||Unroyal||Won|
|1998||Two Good Men||Co-produced by Moses Inwang||Tony Umez, Ernest Obi, Stephnora Okere||Co-Producer||Feature Film|
|2004||Save My Soul||Directed by Moses Inwang||Ndidi Obi, Zach Orji||Producer||Feature Film|
|2008||Lost Maiden||Directed by Moses Inwang||Omotola Jalade, Bimbo Akintola, Kalu Ikeagwu||Produced by Chisom Oz-Lee||Feature Film|
|2017||American Driver||Directed by Moses Inwang||Evan King, Jim Iyke, Anita Chris||Produced by Bode Ojo and Moses Inwang||Feature Film|
|2017||Alter Ego||Directed by Moses Inwang||Omotola Jalade, Wale Ojo, Jide Kosoko; Emem Inwang, Kunle Remi||Produced by Esther Eyibio||Feature Film|
|2018||Crazy People||Directed by Moses Inwang||Ramsey Nouah, Chigul, Desmond Elliot, Kunle Afolayan||Producer||Feature Film|
|2019||Cold Feet||Directed by Moses Inwang||Jim Iyke, Joselyn Dumas, Enyinna Nwigwe, Beverly Naya, Femi Adebayo||Producer||Feature Film|
|2019||Merry Men 2||Directed by Moses Inwang||Jim Iyke, Ayo Makun, Ramsey Nouah||Produced by Ayo Makun||Feature Film|
|2020||Unroyal||Directed by Moses Inwang||Pete Edochie, Shaffy Bello, Matilda Lambert, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Ik Ogbonna, Femi Adebayo Salami, Ime Bishop Umoh, Abayomi Alvin, Linda Osifo, Emem Inwang||Produced by Matilda Lambert Productions||Feature Film|
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- "The People's Film Festival on Instagram: "TPFF 2017 Winner : Best Comedy -American Driver @Regrann from @sneezemankind - Another one! we did it again! TPFF…"". Instagram. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
- "AFRIFF 2017 WINNERS". Retrieved 6 January 2019.
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