Ade's career began as a studio floor manager with ABC TV, then as an AD for iconic Australian programs such as Countdown Revolution”, “The Big Gig “ and “DAAS KAPITAL”.
Ade held several senior positions overseas including CEO of Ten on Ten Pictures and Enfiniti Productions, Malaysia. He co-produced the biggest historical epic film in Malaysia's history “Puteri Gunung Ledang”, the first Malaysian film to have been shortlisted in consideration for Oscar nomination. Ade also worked as an expatriate production trainer for Singapore’s national broadcaster, where he helped establish Singapore’s first English language comedy and drama units. He was one of the producers of Salam Cafe (SBS 2008), the first ever Muslim entertainment program screened prime time in a Western country. In 2011, Ade joined the not-for-profit board of Disability Media Australia, just three days prior to a massive stroke.
After a forced six year hiatus, in 2017 he graduated the Master of Screen Arts & Business at AFTRS. In recent years Ade has pivoted to create projects with a focus on disability inclusion. He was one of the producers of the award-winning short film “AMAR” (SBS 2019), comedies “Tales from The Crips” and “The Wheelhouse” (SBS 2023) and was commissioned by the ABC to create a short disability themed piece for ABC’s “News Breakfast”. Ade’s company A2K Media is very excited to launch the groundbreaking www.DisabilityJusticeLens.com.au , a self-paced accessible Disability, Equity, and Inclusion training program for the screen industry.
Ade’s disability advocacy work also earned him the 2023 “Citizen of the year” award with the City of Bayside.
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Screen Producers Australia respectfully acknowledges the people of the Yugambeh language region, the traditional owners of the lands on which we met. We thank the traditional custodians for welcoming us all onto their lands.
We acknowledge and pay respects to them and all their descendants both past and present. We also acknowledge the many Aboriginal people from other regions as well as Torres Strait and South Sea Islander people who now live in the local area and have made an important contribution to the community.