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23 Jul 2017

BREAKING: Renowned Nigerian Actor And Author, Adebayo Faleti, Is Dead

A renowned Nigerian actor, prolific writer and respected journalist, Adebayo Faleti, has been reported to have died.
 
Adebayo Faleti
 
Renowned Yoruba author, Adebayo Faleti, is dead, Punch Metro reports.
 
The poet, journalist, writer and actor died on 22nd July 2017 at the University College Hospital Ibadan.
 
He was aged 86.
 
Faleti was responsible for translating Nigeria’s National Anthem from English to Yoruba.
 
Before his death, the Oyo-born author received many awards, both locally and internationally, including the national honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger, the Festival of Arts award with Eda Ko L’aropin (1995) and the Afro-Hollywood Award for Outstanding Performance in Arts.
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