Renowned Yoruba author, veteran actor, poet and writer, Chief Adebayo Faleti, is dead.
He was aged 86. The veteran Yoruba actor was widely known for his role in many Yoruba movie productions. He was also known as a Yoruba translator, a broadcaster, TV exponent and a pioneer of the first television station in Africa, Western Nigeria Television (WNTV). He was responsible for translating Nigeria’s National Anthem from English to Yoruba.
Adebayo Faleti received many awards, both locally and internationally, including the national Honor of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON), the Festival of Arts award (1995) and the Afro-Hollywood Award for Outstanding Performance in Arts (2002). He acted, written, and produced a number of movies, which include: Thunderbolt: Magun (2001), Afonja (1 & 2) (2002), Basorun Gaa (2004), and Sawo-Sogberi (2005). His death would a huge loss to Yoruba Heritage and Entertainment society as a whole.
Adebayo Faleti is no doubt a remarkable figure in the Nigeria Media House. His works and diligent contributions has outlasted him and will forever be stand as an hallmark in literature.