Veteran Nollywood Actor, Chief Faleti Adebayo Is Dead

Chief Feleti Adebayo, an old student of Ibadan Boys High School died at the University College Hospital Ibadan at about 6am on Sunday morning at the age of 86.

The family member who confirmed his death said he has been taken to the Anatomy Section of the University College Hospital Ibadan.

He was a poet, journalist, writer and actor. He was also known as a Yoruba translator, a broadcaster, TV exponent and a pioneer of the first television station in Africa, Western Nigeria Television (WNTV).

He was also responsible for the translation of 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.

The deceased has received many awards, both locally and internationally, including the national honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) the Festival of Arts award with Eda Ko L’aropin and the Afro-Hollywood Award for Outstanding Performance in Arts.

May his soul rest in peace.


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