Award-winning director, writer, producer Sade Oyinade has brought her unique storytelling to popular documentary television programs, short films and digital series. Sade most recently co-wrote and Executive Produced the second season of the ALLBLK comedy series For the Love of Jason. She also co-wrote a film on domestic violence for BETHer in 2021. In 2019, 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. Sade 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 entertainers leading to six NAACP Image Awards.
Sade is also a talented director whose first-generation experience and background in documentary informs 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 aired on ASPIRE TV. Sade has also directed episodes of several digital series. In 2019, she co-wrote and produced the provocative short 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 and is moving toward portrait photography. She 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.