Sade Oyinade is an award-winning director, writer, and producer. She is a first-generation Nigerian-American who uses her background to craft stories that explore different aspects of the American experience. She is most known for her work on the award-winning TV One hit series Unsung where for nine seasons she wrote and produced one-hour shows profiling prominent musicians leading to six NAACP Image Awards. Sade recently was Co-Showrunner and writer of the popular ALLBLK comedy series For the Love of Jason which is now in its second season. Prior to that, she was a Showrunner of the BET+ crime docu-series, American Gangster: Trap Queens where she oversaw production of 10 in-depth episodes on notorious female criminals. She also wrote short films on various issues affecting Black women for BETHer.
Sade is also a talented director whose first-generation experience and foundation in documentary inform her point of view. Sade wrote and directed the short film Yemi's Dilemma which won Best Narrative Film at Black Cinema International Berlin. She also directed the AIDS short Who Do You Know? which sought to create a dialogue about rising cases of HIV in the Black teen community, and the con-artist series CON$equences. In 2019, she co-wrote and produced the provocative film on gun violence, First Day Back, starring Loretta Devine and Aisha Hinds with producing and writing partner Deshawn Plair. The acclaimed short won Best Narrative Short at the International Black Film Festival.
As a photographer, Sade's passion for the medium began in childhood. She's pursued travel and street photography along with portrait photography and has a strong love for black and white images.
A first-generation Nigerian-American, Sade’s culture has greatly shaped her storytelling, and she aims to highlight this different side of American life in her work.