Joladé (joh-la-day) is a film director and photographer based in London passionate about true community, stories and "making what makes people feel something again".

he has worked internationally directing films for brands such as CHANEL, Canon, FIFA, Bentley and many more. as a photographer, he has also worked with the likes of Samuel L. Jackson, Brandy, Malachi Kirby, Sony, Waitrose, the US Embassy and more.

he's also a multi-award winning writer and poet. his debut photography book; currently untitled is due to be published in 2024 by US publishing house Other Other

when he's not telling stories for others, he is often traveling or sitting on various charity boards as a trustee and facilitating creative workshops for young people. he is a member of BAFTA Connect and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

you can either find him roaming the streets with his 35mm camera, in a café writing a script or poem, digging for vinyl in record stores or in a brunch spot performing his civic duty as a Professional French Toast Connoisseur (enquire within).

select clients

FIFA - CHANEL - AQA - London Fashion Week - FABA - Canon - Sony/Columbia Records - Pantene - Google - WePresent - Red Bull - BBC - The U.S Embassy - Channel 4 - Buzzfeed - Kodak - Expedia - Kurt Geiger - Bentley Motors - Equiano Rum 


'If A Boy' - As Told By Us - For Africans By African (FABA), 2020.

'Give This Heart A Pen' - Canon Vision, London, 2020.

'5 - 12' - SXWKS, London, 2017.

'C.R.E.A.M' - Kodak - The Photography Show, Birmingham NEC, 2018.

'Brick and Salt' - SXWKS, London, 2016.


2021 - 'Poetry London' Poetry Prize (3rd Place)
2017 - 'Performance Poetry Prize' Outspoken London
2017 - 'Prize for Poetry' Outspoken London


Aesthetic Theories - VSCO - Pitch Magazine - Financial Times - The Guardian - The Dots - Cactus Magazine - BBC 1Xtra - BET - it's nice that - Sofar Sounds - WeTransfer

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