Director, poet, writer and photographer based in East London.
Former and occasional cinematographer.
Working across film, commercials, documentary, music videos and narrative based content.
He has worked in the USA, Bali, South Africa, Gambia, Kenya, Nigeria, and across Europe.
"All the spaces and people I come into contact with have a voice. Whether they’re talking directly to me or not, I’m listening. I'm telling their stories".
He has performed internationally and written poetry commissions for BET, Barbican, TFL, Ernst & Young, Roundhouse, BBC 1Xtra and many more.
Jolade is also a Barbican Young Poet alumni, Vodafone Foundation scholar, One Young World delegate, a director at Writerz and Scribez; a CIC creative arts company, a youth mentor, poetry/film facilitator and parkour athlete/coach.
Sony Music / Columbia Records
Red Bull Music
Youth Media Agency
Acoustic Live UK
Spread The Word
Guyana High Commission
Hashtag Photo Mag
Jocks and Nerds
Awards & Grants:
Winner: Outspoken Prize for Poetry Award, 2017.
Winner: Outspoken Performance Prize, 2017.
Winner: Kodak Ektra Photo-documentary Commission, 2017.
Winner: Dreamnation Poetry Slam, 2015.
Finalist: Young Poet Laureate for London, 2013.
Shortlist: Outspoken Poetry in Film Prize, 2018.