A sequel to the 2001 classic “Issakaba” is currently in development, as announced by actor Sam Dede on Instagram on Saturday, January 27, 2024. Lancelot Imasuen has returned as the director for this project.
Sam Dede, reprising his role as the lead character, shared insights about the production, stating, “ISSAKABA!!! The Myth returns. A RIVER DOES NOT FLOW through a FOREST WITHOUT BRINGING DOWN TREES. Men with evil minds lurk in the dark. But….. JUSTICE IS MINE.”
Released video clips have confirmed the commencement of principal photography, building anticipation for the sequel.
According to Shock Ng, Chidi Mokeme and former Big Brother Naija participant Unusual Phyna have joined the cast.
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“Issakaba,” an anagram for “Bakassi,” revolves around a community vigilante gang known as the Bakassi Boys, dedicated to combating crimes such as armed robbery and murder that instil fear in the community.
In the storyline, the Issakaba Boys, led by Ebube (played by Sam Dede), confront armed robbers terrorizing their community. These robbers are backed by mystical powers (charms), prompting Ebube and his Issakaba Boys to acquire their own powers to effectively combat them.
Do you remember this Odeshi – The traditional bullet proof depiction scene in the Nigerian classic “Issakaba” featuring Sam Dede which was the rave upon its release 🔥🔥
— S H ⚡ C K ! (@Shockng) January 27, 2024
The well-known Nigerian action film “Issakaba” is making a comeback after 23 years since the release of the first release. It’s important to note that the upcoming project is a sequel and not a remake, adding a new chapter to the legacy of this iconic series.