Crew Bio


Ishaya’s passion for filmmaking cuts across fiction and documentary narratives. He studied filmmaking at the London Film School where he graduated with a distinction and has since gone on to direct over a dozen short films and two award-winning documentary shorts. His films have been screened at film festivals in Seattle, Durban, New York, London, Lagos and Clermont-Ferrand.

Ishaya’s feature film debut came in 2015 with the romantic thriller, ‘Road to Yesterday’ which won the Best Film (West Africa) at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCA). His second feature, ‘The Royal Hibiscus Hotel’ is a romantic comedy that premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.

Ishaya lives in Abuja, Nigeria and works wherever his film projects take him.