Born in Kano State, Nigeria, Ishaq Sidi Ishaq is a filmmaker and broadcast journalistand one of the pioneers of filmmaking industry in Nigeria, especially the Northern part. After acquiring a diploma in Mass Communication at BUK, Ishaq went on to the National Film Institute, Jos, where he graduated with bachelor’s degree in filmmaking. He also did courses at the New York Film Academy where he studied digital filmmaking, and Asian School of Media Studies, New Delhi, India, where he did filmmaking and television techniques. Ishaq worked with some media organisations like Farin Wata Television, Multichoice Nigeria (DSTV Hausa), Arewa24 TV and currently do some freelance and consultancy services on film, TV and radio for BBC and GBN Communications amongst others as well as advertisements for print, radio and TV as a certified APCON member.
Ishaq has done quite a number of films as a producer and director mostly in Hausa language and have participated in blockbuster movies shot in english language as an assistant director and actor reslectively such as UNCHAINED (2002), HAJA (THE DAMAGED MERCHANDISE, 2008), QUEEN AMINA OF ZAZZAU (2015), etc, etc
New York Film Academy
National Film Institute, Jos
Asian School of Media Studies, New Delhi, India
Bayero University, Kano