Sunday, July 23

Veteran actor & Nigerian author, Adebayo Faleti dies at 86

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Adebayo Faleti
Adebayo Faleti, renowned Nigerian author, broadcaster and poet is dead.

Faleti was responsible for translating Nigeria’s National Anthem from English to Yoruba. He also translated speeches being made by military president of Nigeria Ibrahim Babangida and Chief Ernest Shonekan, Head of National Interim Government of Nigeria, from English to Yoruba.


Before his death, he 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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