​Veteran Nollywood Actor, Adebayo Faleti Dies At 87

Adebayo Faleti was born on the 26th of December 1930. He died on the 22nd July 2017 at the University College hospital Ibadan.

He was a Nigerian 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].

Adebayo 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. 
Faleti published a dictionary containing the formal or official use of Yoruba names. He 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 [1995] and the Afro-Hollywood Award for Outstanding Performance in Arts [2002].
May his gentle soul rest in peace!

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