Tajana Tokyo

Tajana Tokyo is a Sierra Leonean British director. Her work has an energetic, musical style, influenced by her professional dance career.

She came to prominence as a dancer on Janelle Monáe’s Dirty Computer Tour and Beyonce’s Formation Tour, including the now-legendary ‘Beychella’ performance.

Tajana carries the discipline of choreography into her filmmaking style, and applies dance principles to light, camera and editing. Exciting and technically dynamic, her films have a way of making audiences feel like they are physically part of the work.

She broke through with her 2021 short film, ‘Back Beat’, which shone a spotlight on the resilience and kinship of black professional dancers. She co-directed Apple’s 2023 halftime announcement starring a young Rhianna in Barbados, and has directed commercials for clients including Apple, E45, Coppafeel, and Amazon Music. She has also directed music videos and live performances for artists including Chanel Tres, Flo, and Ari Lennox.

Tajana is based in London.