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Adebayo Faleti dead – Yoruba veteran actor dies at 86

Adebayo Faleti Dead –  Yoruba veteran actor dies at 86Chief Adebayo Faleti, renowned Yoruba veteran actor, broadcaster, poet and writer died in the early hours of Sunday morning at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.

He was 86.

Faleti holds the national honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) and was responsible for translating Nigeria’s National Anthem from English to Yoruba.

Faleti, who has published a dictionary containing the formal or official use of Yoruba names, was one of the pioneer staff of the first television station in Africa, Western Nigeria Television (WNTV).

Faleti also starred in Tunde Kelani‘s Thunderbold and Saworoide.

 

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