RENOWNED ACTOR ADEBAYO FALETI PASSES ON
Another huge loss in the Nigerian film, theatre and literary World, with the passing away of renowned actor, poet, playwright , broadcaster and journalist, Adebayo Faleti. According to reports, Faleti died in his Ibadan home at 6 a.m this morning, after observing morning devotion with his family. He was 86 years old.
Among his many achievements was translating the country’s national anthem from English to Yoruba, publishing a dictionary of Yoruba names and their uses, produced and performed in several Yoruba plays and movies; which includes Magun (Thunderbolt), Saworide, and Basorun Gaa. During his life time, Faleti received many local and international awards; including the national honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON), the Festival of Arts Award and the Afro-Hollywood Award for Outstanding Performance in Arts.
Sun re o sir!