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Renowned Nigerian Actor And Author Is Dead

Sunday, 23 July 2017

A renowned Nigerian actor, prolific writer and respected journalist, Adebayo Faleti, has been reported to have died.

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.

Source: Tori

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