Renowned filmmaker and director, Lancelot Imasuen, has teamed up with Liam, Lahor Music Worldwide, and Without Lense to remake the iconic movie ‘Issakaba’, which was originally produced in 1999.
According to the filmmaker, the reboot was due to popular demand from fans on social media platforms including X, Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok.ster movies including ‘Invasion 1897’, ‘Adesuwa’, The Last Burial’, ‘ATM’, ‘Bent Arrow’ among others, noted that the call for the remake of ‘Issakaba’ has reached a frenzy, even as notable comedians and musicians including Davido have continued to use the word ‘Issakaba’ in their songs.
“When the reboot is finally released, it will definitely return the heydays of Nollywood and provide the needed bridge between Nollywood then and now,” Imasuen said.
According to recent reports, Sam Dede, a veteran actor who portrayed Ebube, the main character in the original production, and Chinwetalu Agu, are making a comeback. They will be joined by other stars such as Chidi Mokeme, BBNaija’s Phyna, Regina Daniel, Nosa Rex, Iyabo Ojo, Sanni Danger, Alex Osifo, and Mark Angel, a content creator who will add a fresh twist to the storyline. Additionally, Francis Onwochei, Charles Okafor, Ben Olaye, and other Nollywood greats will be part of the cast.
“Based on true events, ‘Issakaba’ was an action-packed thriller that followed the story of a community vigilante group called Bakassi Boys who fought against armed robbery and murder crimes. The movie was initially produced by the late Nigerian filmmaker Chukwuka Emelionwu and Moses of Mosco Production. It was released in five parts and became a household favourite in the early 2000s.”
The plot of the movie “Issakaba Boys” revolves around a group led by Ebube (played by Sam Dede), who are known as the Issakaba Boys. They fight against a gang of armed robbers who terrorize their community. The robbers possess certain mystical powers that aid them in their criminal activities. In response, Ebube and his team acquire similar abilities that allow them to combat the robbers. The movie is a mix of action, horror, and drama.
Sean Diddy Combs Denies ‘Fictional’ Gang Rape Allegations
Sean “Diddy” Combs has issued a court statement disputing allegations that he gang-raped a 17-year-old girl in 2003.
This was one of four distinct sexual assault allegations brought against the R&B star late last year.
The suit, Jane Doe, claimed that she was taken by private jet from Michigan to Combs’ recording studio in New York.
After being offered “copious amounts” of narcotics and drink, the plaintiff claimed she was assaulted by three persons, including Combs and Bad Boy Entertainment chief Harve Pierre.
On February 20, Combs, led by Attorney Shawn Holley, told a federal court that Jane Doe’s claims were “entirely fictional.”
They also responded to photo-graphs provided by the plaintiff — in which she is pictured sitting on Combs’ lap in his recording studio — by arguing the photo-graphs were potentially falsified or taken out of context.
“He never participated in, witnessed, or was or is presently aware of any misconduct, sexual or otherwise, relating to the plaintiff in any circumstance whatsoever,” the document reads.
Combs’ attorneys also claim these allegations are unconstitutional considering his accuser’s “decision to wait more than two decades” has obstructed his “ability to defend himself fully and fairly.”
“Some or all evidence that otherwise would have been available if the action had been promptly commenced may be unavailable, lost, or compromised,” Combs’ attorneys write.
The case against Combs was filed under the Victims of Gender-Motivated Violence Protection Law, which allows cases with significant time gaps to be filed outside the usual statute of limitations.
In a statement, Jane Doe’s lawyer Douglas Wigdor writes, “The deeply troubling allegations against the defendants by multiple women speak for themselves.
The ridiculous claim that the photos are somehow fake and the law at issue is unconstitutional is nothing more than desperate attempts to conjure a defence where none exists.
Much Ado About A Tribe Called Judah.
SNOO B, US-Based Pat Muko, Out With ‘Broke’
Three Nigerians are currently taking the world of entertainment by storm without a doubt.
Their exceptional talents and captivating performances have earned them a well-deserved reputation and a global following.
If you haven’t heard of them yet, now is the time to take notice.
Oladiti Olulwatobi, also known as SNOO B, is gradually carving out a niche for himself in Afro Beat following the release of his earlier single ‘Mogbo’. The Oyo State-born, Lagos-based artist has expanded beyond the ‘Mogbo’ singles.
In his latest release, which is set to hit the airwaves this week, SNOO B collaborates with US-based Nigerian entertainer, thespian, and singer Princes Pat Muko and Aloba Fresh to create something that could dominate the music charts in the coming weeks.
‘Broke’ is an Afrobeat genre in which SNOO B has significantly improved and recreated the now-popular brand of music from his earlier attempts to stand alone and seek recognition as an artist, singer, dancer, drummer, and conga player.
He began playing in the church choir years ago, before leaving SONCOS High School in Lagos’ Iju neighbourhood.
In addition to producing, composing, and singing for other artists, SNOO B created several songs for Governor Babajide Sanwolu’s reelection campaign tours in Lagos state. Last year, songs such as “One More Time,” “Lekan is,” and “Gbefun Begun,” which means “give it to him, he can do it,” became popular among the Lagos crowd.
The songs did, in fact, rev up the music scene at the time. Although he is quick to point out that politics is not his calling, he has grown to enjoy political songs when political figures campaign for votes.
Do not bother asking SNOO B what he does when he is not on stage or in the studio. “I am a content creator, songwriter, actor, musician promoter, social media manager, and promoter. I have worked for several artists, and now I want to tell the music community that I can equally come out with a single that can compete favourably with the leading artists.”
Though he collaborated with Fresh, Princess Pat Mukoro of Akara Royal Quarters, Kiagbodo Mein, Delta State, Nigeria, and a cousin of the late Nigerian playwright, J.P. Clark worked heavily on the vocals and added a rich flavour to the singles from her base in New York. This versatile artist from the United States is not new to the scene. She appeared in several plays and dance dramas with Dick Zaigun, the Godfather of Neo-Burlesque and Sideshow revivals, the Creator of the Mermaid Parade and the Coney Island Museum, and the permanently unelected Mayor of Coney Island.
Pat Muko explains that working with SNOO B could be the beginning of more songs from her stable.
Surprisingly, SNOO B collaborated on Mogbo with Danny S and is now ‘Broke’.
”This music reflects the current situation and the struggles of people trying to make ends meet in difficult times. Everyone wants some money. Dating, eating, and caring for the family may have been the most difficult times, but there is still hope. I need to encourage people to work hard and strive for success. If you are poor today, you can become rich tomorrow.
“My mother is encouraging me. Dad is late. I wish he was still alive to hear my music and see how far the choir boy has come as a full-fledged artist,” he said, hitting the drums in his studio as the conversation progressed.
Indeed, SNOO B never has a dull moment. He is very serious about his work and admits that it will be difficult for him to leave, and his interest will suffer as a result.
Gany Aloba Oyemomilara, better known as Aloba Fresh, the third ‘leg’ in ‘Broke, is a talented Nigerian artist. He is the mastermind behind numerous movie soundtracks in the Nollywood film industry.
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