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 a film on breast cancer for BETHer airing in October 2020. In 2019, she 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.
Over the years, Sade has transitioned to more scripted content and is one-half of a writing-producing team. Sade wrote and directed the 2017 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. 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 partner Deshawn Plair. The acclaimed short won Best Narrative Short at the International Black Film Festival and is now streaming on Amazon Prime. Sade has also directed several digital series.
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 and experience have greatly shaped her point of view, and she aims to highlight this different side of American life in her work.