Issah is from Cameroon and grew up in Foumban, which is known as the arts district. He grew up in a family where his father was an artist. When he was 18 years old, he became inspired and began creating art. He was also involved in performing arts at school, which he began selling in Douala when he was 16 years old. He began traveling to different countries and collecting art when he was 22 years old. He has visited Nigeria, Benin City, Gabon, Chad, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Congo, and South Africa, where he is now. He has been in the art industry for over 20 years.