Yemi’s Dilemma is the story of three sisters, a wedding and a family torn apart because of it. The sisters are first generation Americans, who, although they are proud of their Nigerian heritage, tend to relate more to the American culture within which they were raised. Their parents, however, have a strong desire to maintain the traditions of their country and this ultimately leads to culture clashes in the family. The eldest, Yemi, is expected to marry a Nigerian man, but she’s keeping a huge secret from her parents that will forever change the dynamic within the family for better and for worse.
Writer/Director/Producer: Sade Oyinade is the Co-Executive Produceron the award-winning TV One shows “Unsung” and “Unsung Hollywood” - both series that celebrate African American artists, music and movies. As a director, her first short was Who Do You Know?, a film about HIV in the black community. It received positive reviews in Arts & Understanding magazine, became a featured selection of the 2013 Pan African Film Festival and was featured on ASPiRE TV as part of their ABFF Independent series in August of 2015. Sade is also currently working on a feature film adaptation of “Better Than I Know Myself”, by Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant.
Producer: Deshawn Plair is a producer/director who has most recently worked as an Associate Producer on the award-winning TV-One series "Unsung" and "Unsung Hollywood". She regularly manages talent, budgets and production schedules for this show. Deshawn has also served as director and producer for a successful web series called Dating Chronicles of Phoebe Miller. She has a strong background in clearance, with the ability to communicate with record labels, film production companies, distributors and more. With the ability to wear many hats, Deshawn also has a knack for producing events, most recently coordinating the launch party for popular new trivia app, Quiztory.