Veteran Nollywood star Sam Dede has announced the revival of his legendary portrayal of ‘Ebube’’ in an upcoming remake of the 2001 action-packed Nollywood film ‘Issakaba’.
Dede, who is back as the lead character, shared some words about the production. “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”, he said.
It was gathered that Chidi Mokeme and Big Brother Naija alumnus, Unusual Phyna, have joined the cast.
Issakaba, which is an anagram for Bakassi, is based on a community vigilante gang called Bakassi Boys that purports to fight against crimes like armed robbery and murder cases that put fear and panic in the community.
The Issakaba Boys, led by Ebube (played by Dede), fought against armed robbers terrorizing their community. The armed robbers were backed by mystical powers (charm), and because of this, Ebube and his team of Issakaba Boys also acquired powers that enabled them to fight them.
The Nigerian action franchise Issakaba is set to return with a sequel, 23 years after the original installment. It is not a remake.