Razaaq Adoti
Razaaq Adoti is a British
United Kingdom
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An actor is a person who acts in a dramatic production and who works in film, television, theatre, or radio in that capacity...

, producer
Television producer
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 and screenwriter
Screenwriters or scriptwriters or scenario writers are people who write/create the short or feature-length screenplays from which mass media such as films, television programs, Comics or video games are based.-Profession:...


Early life

Adoti was born in Forest Gate
Forest Gate
Forest Gate is a residential area in the London Borough of Newham, 7 miles northeast of Charing Cross. It is bordered by Manor Park to the east and and to the west lies Stratford town centre. The northern half of the busy Green Street runs through it.-History:...

, London
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 of Nigeria
Nigeria , officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal constitutional republic comprising 36 states and its Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The country is located in West Africa and shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in...

n descent (Nigerian British
Nigerian British
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). He landed his first professional screen role on the British television show, Press Gang
Press Gang
Press Gang is a British children's television comedy-drama consisting of forty-three episodes across five series that were broadcast from 1989 to 1993...

, playing a police officer. After a season with the National Youth Music Theatre
National Youth Music Theatre
The National Youth Music Theatre or NYMT is a UK organisation for young people in the field of musical theatre, based in London. It runs acting auditions, workshops, and musical theatre productions...

 (NYMT) winning the Edinburgh Festival Fringe First Award with Aesop, A New Opera and playing the lead Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, Adoti was accepted into the Central School of Speech and Drama
Central School of Speech and Drama
The Central School of Speech and Drama was founded in London in 1906 by Elsie Fogerty to offer a new form of training in speech and drama for young actors and other students...

 where he studied for three years earning his Degree in Acting.


Adoti was cast as Yamba in Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
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’s feature epic, Amistad alongside Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins, KBE , best known as Anthony Hopkins, is a Welsh actor of film, stage and television...

, Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
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 and Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
Matthew David McConaughey is an American actor.After a series of minor roles in the early 1990s, McConaughey gained notice for his breakout role in Dazed and Confused . He then appeared in films such as A Time to Kill, Contact, U-571, Tiptoes, Sahara, and We Are Marshall...

. After completing Amistad, he returned to London where he worked on various television and film projects. This included. Paul Maguigan's Gangster No. 1
Gangster No. 1
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, and Black Hawk Down with director Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott
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, playing the antagonist
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 Yousuf Dahir Mo'alim. Since then, Adoti has starred in numerous productions including Paul W. S. Anderson
Paul W. S. Anderson
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’s Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Resident Evil: Apocalypse is a Canadian-British 2004 science fiction action horror film directed by Alexander Witt, from a screenplay written by producer Paul W.S. Anderson...

, Haven
Haven (film)
Haven is a 2004 feature film set in the Cayman Islands, a British offshore financial centre. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2004. It is written and directed by native Caymanian Frank E...

, Doom
Doom (film)
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and The Hard Corps
The Hard Corps
The Hard Corps is a 2006 action movie starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Vivica A. Fox. It is directed by Sheldon Lettich.-Synopsis:Phillip Sauvage is an American soldier suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder caused by his time in Iraq and Afghanistan.Sauvage snaps out of his stupor just...

. Adoti also starred as Dutch Maas in Bill Duke
Bill Duke
William Henry "Bill" Duke, Jr. is an American actor and film director with over 30 years of experience. Known for his physically imposing frame, Duke's work frequently dwells within the action/crime and drama genres but also includes comedy.-Early life:Duke was born in Poughkeepsie, New York, the...

’s 2008 film, Cover
Cover (film)
Cover is a drama thriller film starring Aunjanue Ellis, Razaaq Adoti, Vivica A. Fox, and Leon. The film was produced and directed by Bill Duke and open at selective theaters on February 22, 2008.-Plot synopsis:...



Adoti, through his Area Boyz production company, has written a screenplay Sons of the Soil (formerly Area Boyz) to be shot in England
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 and Nigeria. He is also the host and co-producer on the new Fox Soccer Channel
Fox Soccer Channel
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 television show titled Extra Time set for a summer 2008 premiere.

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