Toka McBaror is a Nigerian filmmaker, producer, movie and music video director born, raised and is based in Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria but originally from Delta State. He is considered by many as the jack and master of all filmmaking tricks and trade. A multiple awards winning, prolific and intentively talented hyper creative, filmmaking coach and movie production consultant, McBaror is widely and saliently referred to as the Encyclopedia of Filmmaking with multiple awards to his kitty, including an award nomination for "Kada River" at the 2018 Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival in canada, 6 award wins for the movie, Lotanna including: "Best Film", "Best Director", "Best Cinematography", "Best Art Director", "Best Costume" and "Best Sound Editor" at the 2017 Golden Movie Awards.
He also has to his awards credits, "Best African Film" and "Best Nollywood Director" from the 2018 Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival, TINFF, which took place in Toronto, Canada. for the movie, The Island, and was again nominated for the "Best Cinematography" and "Best Director" categories at the ZAFAA Global Awards, for his 2017 movie, Lotanna.
In 2011, Mcbaror directed the Nigerian singer, J'odie's musical video, "Kuchi Kuchi (Oh Baby)".
He directed the film, "Blogger's Wife", released to the Nigerian cinemas on Friday, February 10, 2017. The film was produced by Seun Oloketuyi, featuring Nollywood actors and actresses like Segun Arinze, Adejumoke Aderounmu, Deyemi Okanlawon, Ijeoma Grace Agu and Adeniyi Johnson. Still in 2017, "Kada River" a movie produced by him was nominated for an award at the Nollywood Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. At the 2017 Golden Movie Awards, he was nominated in six categories, including: "Best Film", "Best Director", "Best Cinematography", "Best Art Director", "Best Costume", "Best Sound Editor".
In August 2018, the movie which he directed titled, "The Island" was awarded "Best African Film" and himself, "Best Nollywood Director" at the Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival, TINFF, which took place in Toronto, Canada. In September of the same year, he directed the movie, "Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons" by Ayo Makun, a popular Nigerian comedian. He was again nominated for the "Best Cinematography" and "Best Director" categories at the ZAFAA Global Awards, for his 2017 movie, Lotanna.
In 2019, he released an action Crime TV Series titled, Paper Boat.
In early 2020, he directed Lilian Afegbai's first movie of the year titled, "Double Strings". Later on February 22 at a press conference in Abuja, he announced the auditioning for his new movie titled, Red Caravan, which he would direct and co-produce, with estimated production cost of N61 million, and is to be shot in Kaduna State. The film centres on epilepsy and set in the 1880s, at a period when slave trade thrived and is to be acted by about 600 actors and actresses. During the Covid-19 outbreak, McBaror released a web series of short films entitled, The Chronicles, aimed at spreading public awareness on the Coronavirus disease.
By 2021, his first ever attempt at horror movie production, a movie titled Creepy Lives Here had its official trailer released in January  starring Afeez Oyetoro, Nancy Isime, Bimbo Ademoye ex Big Brother Naija (season 3) housemate Temidayo Adenibuyan aka Teddy A, Beverly Osu, and Mike Godson. By February we had our first look at Underbelly Movie which stars Nollywood notable acts like Stan Nze, Femi Adebayo, Ali Nuhu, Maryam Booth and Kunle Coker.
|2011||Kuchi Kuchi (Oh Baby)||J'odie||director|
|2020||Under The Sky||Praiz||director|||
|Creepy Lives Here||director|||
|Made in Heaven||director|||
|2018||Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons||director|||
|Kada River||director •
Awards & nominations
|TINFF||Best Nollywood director||Won|
|Best Director||Himself (for Lotanna)||Won|
|Best Art Director||Won|
|Best Sound Editor||Himself||Won|
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