|Born||December 30, 1986|
|Education||Covenant University, London Film School|
|Occupation||Nigerian film director and screenwriter|
|Known for||His film Fuelling Poverty|
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.
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. His film The Royal Hibiscus Hotel will be screened at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.
He directed the 2018 feature THE ROYAL HIBISCUS HOTEL, available on Amazon (July 2019).
- "ISHAYA BAKO".
- Oladepo, Tomi (May 18, 2012). "Interview With Ishaya Bako – AMAA Film Award Winner". Ventures Africa.
- "Award-winning filmmaker, Ishaya Bako's documentary film, FUELLING POVERTY, Premieres Online". December 4, 2012.
- "Toronto Adds Films From Aaron Sorkin, Louis C.K., Brie Larson". Variety. 15 August 2017. Retrieved 16 August 2017.