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Charles Olayinka

Creative Collective DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Charles Olayinka

Creative Collective DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
Projects
  • My Hair Won't Be Silenced - Pantene Gold SeriesA new report by Pantene reveals at least 93% of Black people with Afro hair in the UK have experienced microaggressions related to their hair. Uninvited hair touching was reported as one of the most common types of microaggressions, experienced by nearly half (46%). 52% of Black people with Afro hair state that discrimination against their hair has negatively affected their self-esteem or mental health. Only 7% of people without Afro Hair were able to identify common microaggressions. The Gold
  • Friday TonicPoets and performers Jolade Olusanya, Sarah Aluko and Keziah Who from the London-based art collective SXWKS set their imaginations free at a free show. The collective, named after the long summer holiday, bring an open attitude to their work that aims to abandon societal restrictions and embrace purpose and passion.
  • Above The MicSXWKS presents "Above the Mic", performances from up-and-coming poets and musicians.
  • Brick and SaltAn exploration of community.
  • STILL DREAMINGSXWKS present, Still Dreaming, a submersion into the intangible substance of dreams through words and music. An amalgamation of the various artistic disciplines within SXWKS creating one unique experience.
  • DREALITYSXWKS presents, DREALITY, a submersion into the intangible substance of dreams through words, visual arts and music. An amalgamation of the artistic disciplines within SXWKS creating one unique experience that will stay with you long after the show. DREALITY is the first of its kind in London and is not to be missed.
Projects credited in
  • My Hair Won't Be Silenced Full Film- Pantene Gold Series with Black Minds Matter and Project EmbraceHair Discrimination happens daily. Actions need to change. Help ensure Afro Hair will not be silenced.
  • My Hair Won't Be Silenced - Pantene Gold SeriesRecently, we (SXWKS) produced this UK-wide campaign film for Pantene Gold Series, directed by myself, aimed at tackling the discrimination faced by Black women concerning their hair. It is said that 93% of Black people in the UK have faced microaggressions related to their Afro hair. Pantene have partnered up with Black Minds Matter UK and Project Embrace to combat and reduce these microaggressions by 50% within the UK by 2025 with the Power of Hair Fund. This short film features 6 Black Britis
  • FAM : Caleb Femi x BBC (Short Film)FAM - a commission from the BBC, directed and written by Young People's Laureate Caleb Femi. Filmed by Jolade Olusanya. Featuring members of our collective: SXWKS and fashion movement 'MIA'.
  • Us Lot, You Lot: Games Night Edition
  • Photographed by Charles Olayinka Styling & CD by Shan Christi
  • Us Lot, You LotA sold-out event Us Lot, You Lot at The Curtain brought to you by SXWKS, a night of immersive live music and poetry blurring the line between the audience and the stage to create an interactive experience allowing you lot to get to know us lot.
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Skills
  • Artist Development
  • Artist Management
  • Event Curation
  • Exhibition Curation
  • Creative Direction
  • Budegting