Sade Oyinade

Sade Oyinade

Sade Oyinade is a producer and director based in Los Angeles. She is currently Co-Executive Producer on TV One's award-winning series "Unsung" and the spin-off series “Unsung Hollywood”. She is a graduate of American University in Washington, DC. 

"Unsung" and “Unsung Hollywood” are documentaries that profile the lives of prominent musicians, actors and comedians, and explores behind the scenes of films and television shows prominent in the African American community. "Unsung” has been the recipient of the five NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding News/Information Program. Sade has produced over 20 hour-long episodes profiling artists like Rick James, Sheryl Underwood and Charlie Murphy and influential programs like “A Different World”. In her work, she has had the opportunity to interview musicians and other celebrities including James Caan, Babyface, Steve Harvey, Debbie Allen, Eddie Murphy, Sheryl Lee Ralph and many more. 

Sade is also a passionate director.  She directed Who Do You Know?, a short film that explored HIV/AIDS through the eyes of African American teens. Who Do You Know? became an official selection of the 2013 Pan African Film Festival and received positive reviews in Arts and Entertainment Magazine and on BlackAmericaWeb.com. The film made its television debut on ASPiRE TV in August of 2015. Later that fall, Sade received a special award from Sheryl Lee Ralph at her 25th Annual DIVAS Simply Singing benefit concert for Artistic Activism and raising awareness on AIDS in the African American community. Sade also directed re-enactments for the TV One series "Celebrity Crime Files" and field shoots for "Unsung".  She is currently in pre-production on her next film, Yemi's Dilemma, a short film about three Nigerian-American sisters dealing with a cross-cultural family crisis.  The film is set to star Sheryl Lee Ralph, Tony Okungbowa and Constance Ejuma.  Sade is also working on a feature-length film adaptation of the popular novel “Better Than I Know Myself” written by Donna Grant and Virginia DeBerry. Sade is looking to continue to gain directing credits particularly in comedy and drama. Her main goal, whether it’s through television or film, is to tell positive stories that have meaning and impact within her community.

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