Joachim Lawson-Body , [2] better known as Joachim Kessef (born March 12, 1976), is a Togolese -born French pornographic actor and director. He is one of the few black performers regularly seen in hardcore European pornography.

Early life

Kessef was born to an affluent southern Togolese family and moved to France in 1990 to become a pilot. [2] After his baccalauréat, he met pornographic film producer and actress Marie-Chantal Delacoudre alias Laëtitia and began his porn career in her films in the mid-1990s. He was given the moniker Kessef , which means steel in Hebrew during this period. [2]


Kessef has appeared in thousands of interracial anal scenes since his debut in 1996. Kessef has stated he prefers to work with Russian and Czech female performers. [3] [4]

Kessef was one of ten performers in Rocco Siffredi's Furious Fuckers Final Race who won the 2008 AVN Award for Best Sex Scene Foreign Production . [5] Kessef directed his first film in 2009 for Evil Angel titled Joachim's Czech Fuckfest . [6]