Kwadjo Dajan

Creative Director for Drama
Sugar Films

Kwadjo Dajan is a multi-award-winning producer with a formidable track record for delivering bold, ambitious and thought-provoking dramas.

After beginning his career as a current affairs researcher, Kwadjo went on to produce and direct numerous popular factual programmes including Airport; Football Icon and the RTS-Award-winning series, Big Ron Manager.

In 2007, he made his transition into factual drama. Kwadjo’s journalistic instincts and uncanny ability to unearth compelling, access-driven true stories brought him to the attention of ITV Studios’ acclaimed screenwriter and drama executive, Jeff Pope. Pope convinced him to lead his drama development team, and in the eight years that followed, Kwadjo went on to both develop and produce some of the most successful ITV dramas of recent years.

As co-producer of Appropriate Adult, he was awarded the BAFTA Breakthrough Talent award, and following this success, Kwadjo went on to produce the multi-award-winning series Mrs Biggs, and the critically acclaimed serials The Widower and Cilla. In 2014, Kwadjo was responsible for the two highest rating new dramas on UK terrestrial television (The Widower and Cilla). Cilla was also nominated for the BAFTA awards for Best Drama and Best actress in May 2015.

In June 2015, Kwadjo joined forces with veteran television executives Pat Younge, Lucy Pilkington, Narinder Minhas and Nav Raman to form Sugar Films, the UK’s largest black-owned production company. As Creative Director for Drama, Kwadjo is responsible for overseeing a diverse range of scripted programmes for broadcasters both in the UK and international market.