Veteran Actor, Pa Adebayo Faleti Is Dead




Nigerian poet, journalist, writer and actor, Pa Adebayo Faleti passed on yesterday at the University College hospital Ibadan aged 87.

The legendary Yoruba icon is 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.

May his soul rest in peace...


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