Nigerian Novelist Biyi Bandele Is Dead ‣ Trends72 ExploredAugust 9, 2022
Nigerian novelist Biyi Bandele is dead ‣ Trends72
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Novelist, playwright, and filmmaker, Biyi gangshas died.
A press release launched by his household on Monday stated he died on Sunday in Lagos.
He was 54.
Temi Bandele, the deceased’s daughter who issued the assertion on behalf of the household, described him as “a prodigiously proficient author and film-maker, in addition to a loyal pal and beloved father.”
“He was a storyteller to his bones, with an unblinking perspective, singular voice and knowledge which spoke boldly by all of his artwork, in poetry, novels, performs and on display. He informed tales which made a profound affect and impressed many all around the world. His legacy will dwell on by his work.
“He was taken from us a lot too quickly. He had already stated a lot so superbly, and had a lot extra to say.
“We ask everybody to please respect the privateness of his household and buddies as we grieve his loss,” the assertion learn.
Biyi was born in Kafanchan, Kaduna State, to oldsters who had been from Abeokuta, Ogun State.
He was finding out Dramatic Arts on the College of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile Ife, when he received the BBC Playwriting Competitors, and thereafter relocated to England the place he had a flourishing profession as a author.
He was a devoted artist with a robust ardour for all times and a string of successes in his writing and filmmaking profession. His newest work is Elesin Oba, the King’s Horseman (2022), which he tailored from Wole Soyinka’s traditional drama, Loss of life & The King’s Horseman, and directed for EbonyLife Movies. The movie is but to be launched however slated to be screened on the Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant, TIFF, in September.
He had earlier co-directed Blood Sisters, a 4-part Netflix-original tv drama collection, additionally for EbonyLife Movies. His earlier works embody Half of a Yellow Solar (Shareman Media & State Movies, 2013) tailored from Chimamanda Adichie’s novel of identical title; Fifty (Ebony Movies, 2015). He was additionally a director of the extremely profitable Tv Collection, SHUGA: What’s Your Actuality. He directed FELA – Father of Afrobeat (2018), a TV particular documentary for the BBC; and his self-produced TV-Film documentary, Africa States of Independence (2010).
His fiction and non-fiction work embody The Road, Burma Boy, a novel, a recreation of the story of his father and different veterans of the Second World Warfare, who served in Burma, India, which he was engaged on to be tailored for Movie. His different writing works embody The Man Who Got here in from the Again of Past, The Sympathetic Undertaker, and Yoruba Boy Operating, which he just lately concluded and submitted for publishing.
Biyi was a faithful father to his son, Korede and daughter, Temi.
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