Ishaya Bako

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Ishaya Bako
Born (1986-12-30) December 30, 1986 (age 31)
EducationCovenant University, London Film Academy
OccupationNigerian film director and screenwriter
Known forHis film Fuelling Poverty

Ishaya Bako (born 30 December 1986) is a Nigerian film director and screenwriter.[1]

Early life[edit]

He was born in Kaduna, where he lived all his life and later moved to London, where he studied at the London Film School.

Career[edit]

After attending the London Film School, Bako went on to script and direct the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA)-winning Braids on a Bald Head. He won the Best Short Film Awards at the 8th Africa Movie Academy Awards. He is an emerging voice of his generation and a member of a select few Global Shapers, a collection of enterprising youths initiated by the World Economic Forum.[2]

His film, Fuelling Poverty, a documentary on poverty and fuel subsidy in Nigeria, is narrated by Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka. He lives in Abuja, FCT, Nigeria.[3] His film The Royal Hibiscus Hotel will be screened at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ISHAYA BAKO".
  2. ^ Oladepo, Tomi (May 18, 2012). "Interview With Ishaya Bako – AMAA Film Award Winner". Ventures Africa.
  3. ^ "Award-winning filmmaker, Ishaya Bako's documentary film, FUELLING POVERTY, Premieres Online". December 4, 2012.
  4. ^ "Toronto Adds Films From Aaron Sorkin, Louis C.K., Brie Larson". Variety. 15 August 2017. Retrieved 16 August 2017.