The movie industry in Nigeria has lost one of its own again as renowned Yoruba author, Adebayo Faleti, is dead.

The actor it was gathered died on Saturday, 22nd July 2017 at the University College Hospital Ibadan.

He was aged 86.

Among other great feats, Faleti who was also a poet, journalist and writer was responsible for translating Nigeria’s National Anthem from English to Yoruba.


Before his death, the Oyo-born author received many awards, both locally and internationally, including the national honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger. The burial arrangements for the veteran actor is still been awaited.