Joivan Wade: Screen Nation Rising Star Nomination

Date - 23 February, 2016, All News Awards Comedy Film Television

Joivan Wade has been nominated for the Rising Star award by Screen Nation.

Founded in 2003 by independent producer Charles Thompson MBE, the annual Screen Nation Film & Television (and its related products) is a UK non-profit organisation owned and operated by the Screen Nation Media Group for and on behalf of UK based and global industry film, television media professionals of African Diaspora heritage.
Screen Nation has grown quickly to become Europe’s leading diverse media awards brand, and supports a large number of media professionals, creatives and productions, not just at the annual Awards but all year round through a series of in-house events, external projects and initiatives. Over the past decade and more Screen Nation has helped play an important role in elevating black film & TV talent and culture to mainstream attention in the UK.

Screen Nation identifies, rewards and celebrates excellence at its highly respected annual award ceremony whilst providing inspiration to emerging talent and opportunities for the public to access information through a programme of events througout the year.
All nominations, honorary awards and award structures are created by the Screen Nation Foundation made up of professionals and organisations interested in the advancement of UK based and global industry professionals of African Diaspora heritage and their sector.
The Foundation is led by the Executive Comittee made up of the Executive Director, Event Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Screen Nation Awards. The Executive Comittee is advised by a board made up of leading Screen Nation Foundation members and leading UK film, tv, media, pr, event & marketing professionals
The Mission of Screen Nation is to identify and encourage, celebrate, reward, support, promote and market professionals and talents of African Diaspora heritage and their products, working in the UK and global film, television media industries.


Joivan Wade is Vic Stone/ Cyborg in Season 1 & 2 of DC Universes Doom Patrol.

Joivan stars as Isaiah in the 4th installment of Hollywood franchise The First Purge for Universal and Blumhouse pictures.

He trained at Brit School, and was a member of The National Youth Theatre and rose to prominence in the comedy trio Mandem on the Wall, playing a series regular role in the hit E4 show Youngers.

He has worked alongside comedy legends David Walliams, Catherine Tate and Matt Lucas on BBC series Big School, Walliams and Friend and Pompidou. Joivan also worked with longstanding comedian Sir Lenny Henry in his TV adaption and theatre performance of Rudy’s Rare Records.

Other television credits include BBC crime drama The Interceptor, playing fan favourite Rigsy across two series of Doctor Who and series regular Jordan Johnson in Eastenders.

Film credits include lead roles in The Weekend Movie for Netflix Worldwide, VS. for BBC and Silvertown Films.

Joivan is also co writer and founder of the online platform The Wall of Comedy Since its launch in 2015 the platform has spanned over 3.2 billion views, reaching over 107,000,000 people per week.

About Sainou

Sainou means talent and that’s what we’re all about.

Based in the heart of Shoreditch, Sainou represents a select list of actors including International industry award winners, household names and some of the finest, young British talent working today.

Clients are represented by agents David Marsden, Paul Martin & Hermione Halpin, with assistance from Katie Neil. We work together as a close team covering all media with particular focus on Film, Television and Theatre in both the UK and overseas.